Italian Embassy in Berlin Celebrated Women’s Day through the Arts

“Italiane in Germania: le arti”: was a celebration of Italians who live and work in Germany, in an effort to contribute to its economic, scientific, cultural, and social development

March 08th, 2023
Daniela Desantis, News from Berlin
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On March 8th, 2023, the Italian Embassy in Germany organized an event to celebrate International Women's Day. The event, titled "Italiane in Germania: le arti," focused on the importance of empowering women and promoting solidarity through the arts.

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Italian Embassy in Berlin organized the second instalment of "Italians in Germany", a series that highlights Italian women who have made a significant impact on the country's economic, scientific, cultural, and social growth. Following last year's focus on women in science, this year's event was dedicated to the arts. Four esteemed Italian female artists - Rosa Barba, Loredana Gintoli, Sofia Nappi, and Lucia Ronchetti - discussed their professional journeys and the role of women in the art world, moderated by Lucia Conti of "Il Mitte". The artists shared their experiences and insights on how the arts can be a powerful tool for empowering women and promoting gender equality.

Rosa Barba, a filmmaker and visual artist, emphasized the importance of using art to challenge stereotypes and promote diverse representations of women. Loredana Gintoli, a writer and playwright, highlighted the need to support and promote women's voices in the arts, particularly in fields where they are underrepresented. Sofia Nappi, a dancer and choreographer, spoke about the transformative power of dance and how it can help women reclaim their bodies and express their identities. Lucia Ronchetti, a composer and musician, discussed the challenges faced by women in classical music and the need for greater representation and recognition.

The meeting was accompanied by musical performances from Gintoli. Ambassador Varricchio praised Italian women in Germany, saying that their professionalism and passion make a significant difference in every sector. The event also coincided with the opening of the "Muse oder Macherin - Le donne nel mondo dell'arte italiana, 1400-1800" exhibition at the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, showcasing the works and lives of female Italian artists from the 15th to the 18th century, attended by Dr. Dagmar Korbacher, curator of the exhibition and director of the Berlin Museum institution.

The event at the Italian Embassy in Germany serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to empower women and promote solidarity across the globe. The arts, as demonstrated by the four talented Italian artists, can be a powerful tool for promoting gender equality and amplifying women's voices. As we continue to strive for a more just and equitable world, we must recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in all fields, including the arts.


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