From the craftsmanship and expertise of the people involved, a large variety of works came to life: small paper sculptures, illustrations, or combinations of graphic arts, illustration and sculpture altogether. The Covid-19 emergency stopped the planned exhibition and direct sale at the prestigious Bocca Library of Milan, but all of the pieces were auctioned on 32Auctions (https://www.32auctions.com/libricontrocorrente) , raising almost €10,000 which were devolved to the Querini Stampalia Foundation, a real pantheon of literature with more than 150 years of past history, which had suffered serious damages from the flood.
“Sustainability was not what drove our initiative in the beginning, but themes such as circularity and recyclement later became the real essence of our project” said Maria Vittoria when asked about the deep social consciousness that we can clearly see emerging through the pages of her restored books. “As a young student, I would have never imagined the positive impact that a single thought could inspire. The greatest part of the process was hearing so many people being enthusiastic about being capable of investigating their inner creativity in a philanthropic and mindful context”.
Wrapping up, we asked Maria Vittoria what’s up next? “Well, @associazionecontrocorrente, will soon introduce the Foxil Archipelago, which will consist of a set of installations thought to harmoniously compliment the Cortina D’Ampezzo Dolomites. The artworks will accompany the visitors on a voyage at the discovery of the beauty of Pian de ra Spires and Gores de Federa. Hopefully we will continue to produce sustainable art while promoting our beloved country: Italy”.