There was also the globe with eggs created by the Novara artist Corrado Bonomi and entitled “Biomotoperpetuo” among the fifty creations exhibited for three days, from 3 to 5 April, in Piazza Duomo in Milan as an open air preview of “Weplanet-100 globes for a sustainable future “, an event organized by the WePlanet Association, in collaboration with the Mondadori Group, to raise awareness and raise funds for the environment and the health of citizens by contributing to the achievement of the 17 United Nations Global Goals (SDGs – United Nations ). The official event will take place from 27 August to 7 November 2021 in the main streets and squares of the Lombard capital and other cities in the country.
The globes, made of recycled plastic, are designed and created by young students from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and by famous artists and designers who have interpreted sustainability themes and values using the large spherical support as a canvas. Several well-known names that have become available such as the designers Giulio Cappellini and Antonio Facco who signed the installation “Milan is beautiful”, and Michele De Lucchi, co-author of “Pangea Mondo Cucito” created in collaboration with the boys of the non-profit organization iSemprevivi.
Corrado Bonomi instead worked in the laboratory with the Authors of the Art Workshops of the MAPP Paolo Pini Art Museum (Daniela De Filippis, Eva Rando, Franco Scacchi) and created a globe that identifies the continents with a series of over eight hundred eggs in colored plastic applied in place of the land. “The egg is a symbolic object, a universal suggestion of rebirth – explains Bonomi -. I wanted to give a positive message of renewal for the Earth ”.
The event “Weplanet-100 globes for a sustainable future” is a project by Paolo Casserà (CEO of Weplanet) and with the coordination of Beatrice Mosca, curator of museum exhibitions and artistic and cultural events, soul of the Via della Spiga Association , who together created the “Cow Parade Milano 2007”. It is sponsored by the Municipality of Milan, the Lombardy Region, the Ministry of the Environment, and other important local and national institutions.
The works are adopted by patrons whose logo appears on the plaque positioned at the base of each globe, together with the title, the author’s name and the company’s sustainable commitment: the creation of Corrado Bonomi is supported by Lundbeck Italia S.p.A. is a company that is part of the Lundbeck Group, an international leader in the pharmaceutical sector.
At the end of the initiative, the globes will be auctioned at a charity auction organized by Sotheby’s and the proceeds will be donated to the Parco Segantini Onlus Association, the Niguarda Hospital, the ForestaMI project and the Umberto Veronesi Foundation and the Arca Onlus Foundation which works in support of the poor for assistance and integration.
All the news on the event and information on partners and sponsors are available on the website www.weplanet.it. The contest open to all is still in progress on the website, which will give the winner the opportunity to create their own globe that will be exhibited in the Milan exhibition. . (https://weplanet.it/concorso-weplanet). The name of the philosopher Stefano Zecchi emerges from the jury.