Charity auction at Vittoriale to support women survivors of violence

On Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Vittoriale degli Italiani, there will be a charity auction in support of women survivors of violence. Important works by 30 artists will be offered: from Alberto Biasi to Giuseppe Gallo, Umberto Mariani to Ettore De Conciliis, Mimmo Paladino to Alessandra Giovannoni.

With the aim of raising funds to support the reintegration into society of women survivors of violence, a large charity auction is scheduled in Gardone Riviera at the Vittoriale degli Italiani. Organized by il Cigno GG Edizioni-Roma, the brainchild of Alice Lam, in collaboration with Christie’s and Alliance for African Assistance, on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m., as part of the exhibition Vittorio Cini. The Last Doge, important works by 30 artists will be auctioned. Cristiano De Lorenzo, Director of Christie’s Italy, will be the special beater, offering many of the works on display in Vittorio Cini. The Last Doge - an exhibition hosted by Vittoriale at MAS and D’Annunzio Segreto, which aimed to bring the figure of this illustrious Italian, a protagonist of the 20th century, back to the attention of scholars and artists - complemented for the occasion by other important works by leading modern and contemporary authors.

Riccardo Ajossa, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Marco Bernardi, Alberto Biasi, Vito Bongiorno, Andrea Boyer, Ettore de Conciliis, Valentina De Martini, Shay Frisch, Giuseppe Gallo, Carlo Gavazzeni Ricordi, Rosaria Gini, Alessandra Giovannoni, Elisa Grezzani, Lucia Heffernan, Agron Hoti, Claudio Koporossy, Umberto Mariani, Riccardo Monachesi, Isabella Monari, Giorgio Ortona, Mimmo Paladino, Achille Perilli, Elena Pinzuti, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Oliviero Rainaldi, Mauro Reggio, Giovanni Tommasi Ferroni, Emilio Vedova, and Ortensio Zecchino, some of the big names that will be offered at theauction.

The proceeds will go to fund Alliance for African Assistance’s project "The Strength of Women," specifically a 13-month course as a Social and Health Care Worker (OSS) for 30 women survivors of violence and trafficking from sheltered facilities (110 hours of training, budget €89,240). A project intended to be an example of social inclusion and the fight against marginalization.

For the occasion, the Vittoriale is offering a toast with free access to the Park from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To donate to the project: IBAN: IT 57A 02008 03284 000104294148 Pay-Pal: Qr code:

“If contemporary art gathers excellent artists around the figure of Cini,” comments Lorenzo Zichichi of Il Cigno GG Edizioni, it means that his name inspires creativity, and thus revives the memory of what he did for our country. The new edition of Anna Guglielmi Avati’s volume contains an in-depth essay by Giordano Bruno Guerri that analyzes Cini’s relations with Fascism and unravels any inference about his sympathies with Mussolini. The Vittoriale, home of another figure too frequently and cloyingly associated with the regime of the time, makes the two connected by a journey into the memory of our country and its excellencies, in which art plays an important role: the beauty of d’Annunzio’s residence is the envelope in which the contemporary images associated with Vittorio Cini are revealed. To donate for an auction in favor of women to be reintegrated into society after having suffered violence would surely have pleased both d’Annunzio and Cini."

“The Vittoriale degli Italiani for the first time is hosting an auction, further expanding its activities,” says Giordano Bruno Guerri President of the Vittoriale, “we are doing it for charity by combining history, art, beauty and generosity, therefore perfectly in the wake of Gabriele d’Annunzio: I do not doubt that he would be the first to buy these magnificent works. So I thank Alice Lam and Lorenzo Zichichi for giving us the opportunity.”

Charity auction at Vittoriale to support women survivors of violence
Charity auction at Vittoriale to support women survivors of violence

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