NABA takes part to Ca’Mon, the Valle Camonica Centre for art and artisanship set in Monno, inaugurated last July 17th.
Stefano Boccalini, artist and NABA lecturer within NABA Public art course is Ca’Mon artistic director, coordinating its activities and cultural programme. Boccalini has been a protagonist in many projects sets in Monno, among which “La Ragione nelle mani”, that was awarded the first prize in the Italian Council competition.
Gabriele Sassone, lecturer of the Critical writing course at NABA is also taking part to Ca’Mon as a resident writer. In 2020 Sassone published the novel “Uccidi l’unicorno” (Il Saggiatore), a first person storytelling of the power of image and the system that produce it, awarded on July 31st as the winner of the 28th edition of Literary prize Giuseppe Berto.
Born from the collaboration with the Mountain Community of Valle Camonica and the "Il Cardo" Social Cooperative of Edolo, Ca'Mon wants to be a home for its community. Not only that, the centre wishes to establish itself as a reference point for the whole Valley, as well as an international residence capable of welcoming artists and artisans who wish to get in touch with the mountain and its knowledge. The space is equipped with classrooms used as laboratories to learn different arts, a place of exchange and learning where intellectual and manual skills meet.