Friday, March 12, 2021

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ITALY

08:00 PM - 09:00 PM MALAYSIA


FRAGILITY OF BEAUTY - A Students' Diary #1

We will explore the subjectivity of beauty through images and symbols, asking ourselves to what extent we perceive beauty in fragile things.

Hosts: Benedetta Cecchini and Marta Rovaris from Culturit

Guest: artist Maria D. Rapicavoli

Live illustrations: Caterina Farnia




Have you ever thought about what it means to be fragile?


If you have decided to continue reading this text then maybe you have thought about it at some point in your life and you want to know where this is going… or maybe quite the opposite, and you are just curious of what is coming next. In either case welcome to “A students’ diary”, a discussion space created by Culturit, where we can share ideas and feelings about fragility together or simply listen to others’ stories.

We are hosting 6 meetings of about 30/40 minutes each focused on a different aspect of fragility, such as “fragility of reality” and “fragility to protect”. Our aim is not that of giving answers to specific questions, but rather offering insights on everyday thoughts and experiences. Feel free to open up and hear what others have to say. To join us in our live sessions continue scrolling down!



Maria D. Rapicavoli (b. 1976, Catania, Italy) works with photography and moving images, her practice has expanded over time to include sculpture and site-specific installation. Her work explores conditions and experiences of power, alienation, invisibility, and displacement through a critique of global economic and political systems. She has had solo exhibitions and screenings at institutions such as Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania (2017); Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan (2016); International Studio &Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York (2014); Italian Cultural Institute, Wolfsburg, Germany (2010); and Artegiovane, Turin (2010). Rapicavoli’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2019); The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York (2019); Abrons Art Center, New York (2016); Italian Cultural Institute, New York (2016); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2016); and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013), among others. Rapicavoli lives and works in New York. 



Culturit is a network of university students, professors and professionals present in 12 Italian cities. It works to reduce the gap between University and the professional world through actual, innovative and high social impact projects, aimed at enhancing Italian Culture and the strategic industries for the Italian Economy. Culturit provides university students with the possibility to put into practice their own knowledge, supported by professors and professionals, enriching their soft and hard skills.


It offers consulting services to socio-cultural entities and supports them in elaborating a better strategy for the management and the promotion of their assets. Simultaneously, it promotes events related to these topics, addressed both to an external audience and to the members of the association.




Caterina is a storyteller.


Her education at the Liceo Artistico Statale of Treviso introduced her to the world of art, to its many techniques and expressions.

After completing the comics course at the International School of Comics, she attended the three-year course of Illustration and Comics at the Istituto Design Palladio, Verona and graduating with 110 cum laude.
During these three years, Caterina learned to narrate through creative writing, comics, illustration, paper art, two-dimensional and three-dimensional animation. She learned to communicate to children, teens and adults.
In 2019 she participated at the temporary exhibition "Un Mese di Carta", at the Museum of Modern Art Ca Pesaro in Venice.
During the same year she worked as an intern in advertising, at Hello Creative Studio, Verona: she created illustrations for stands exhibited at Vinitaly and carried out an advertising plan for Negronetto, creating two new mascots.
Since last January Caterina's illustrations have been exhibited at the 38th International Exhibition of Illustration for Children "Le Immagini della Fantasia" in Sarmede.
Caterina currently works as an illustrator, animator and storyboard artist, collaborating with various companies and visual design and communication studios
Since October she has been attending the Master "Ars In Fabula" at the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata, thus specializing even further in the art of illustrated books.


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