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PATRICK TUTTOFUOCO @ ENSEMBLE
XXXIII OLIMPIC GAMES
CASA ITALIA, LE PRÉ CATELAN, PARIS

26 July - 11 August 2024
 

On the occasion of the XXXIII Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Paris from 26 July to 11 August 2024, CONI - the Italian National Olympic Committee - has chosen a symbolic Olympic venue to welcome the athletes of the Italia Team and its guests: Casa Italia Paris 2024 will be set up at Le Pré Catelan, a Napoleon III-style building immersed in the city's largest park, the Bois de Boulogne, a few steps from the Champs Élysées

For Paris 2024, Casa Italia creates a strong symbolic and, at the same time, concrete link with the 'Father' of the modern Olympics and with France, the closest 'brother' country since the age of the Roman Empire, which through its revolution initiated a process of awareness of being a community and of democratic principles. Of the motto Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité that characterises the French Revolution, Casa Italia Paris 2024 focuses on Fraternity, the term most in tune with the founding values of the Olympic spirit and the most necessary in this era torn by new conflicts and pandemic threats, to imagine a new utopia and a new peace. As a matter of fact, fraternity implies collaboration, cooperation, common construction, but also the story of Italian identity, the result of centuries of encounters with other peoples, other cultures and continuous stratifications. Recognising in the other our brother, regardless of the differences that make each individual unique, is one of the great teachings of the Olympic movement and, likewise, in its uniqueness, Italy is a tangible example of how encounters with otherness create cultural wealth and development.

From all this comes Ensemble, the concept behind the Casa Italia Paris 2024 project, a new stage in an evolutionary process that over the years has progressively transformed the athletes' home from Hospitality House to an internationally recognised brand capable of narrating Italian culture and the Country System through its excellence. Ensemble is the coherent and most recent landing place of this journey that began in Rio 2016 with Horizontal (the contamination between cultures), continued in PyeongChang 2018 with Prospectum (the Italian point of view in the encounter with different civilisations), then in Tokyo 2020 with Mirabilia (an edition under the banner of Wonder) and further on in Beijing 2022 with Millium (the journey as a metaphor of existential path), and finally culminating in Milan Cortina in 2026. Evoking images of harmony and consonance, the concept of Ensemble - a term also linked to music and fashion, two pillars of both French and Italian modern cultural identity - acquires further symbolic value on the occasion of the stage marking the return of the Olympic Games to Europe after twelve years.

The itinerary is marked by the works of 19 leading artists of Italian contemporary art - Vincenzo Agnetti, Marco Bernardi, Giovanni Bonotto, Sergio Breviario, Claire Fontaine, Paolo Delle Monache, Alberto Di Fabio, Agostino Iacurci, Francesco Jodice, Margherita Moscardini, Matteo Nasini, Gabriele Picco, Julie Polidoro, Riccardo Previdi, Edoardo Tresoldi, Marinella Senatore, Stalker, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Fabio Viale - and the creations of 28 internationally renowned designers for 9 companies that constitute the excellence of Italian design. 

More on: www.parigi2024.coni.it

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