The ARKAD Foundation has included among its activities the promotion and organization of the following Symposia:
ITINERARIES IN THE SCULPTURE
July 2006 - Studio Artco Seravezza (LU)
The Itineraries in Sculpture Symposium was organized by the Municipality of Seravezza in 2006 as part of the "Cantiere d'arte: Marmo e Arte Contemporanea" project. The aim of this project was to enhance the culture of marble and the tradition and skills of which Versilia's artisan studios and laboratories are rich. Five young artists have been invited to work in some of the most important sculpture studios to create a work in marble, in close contact with the artisans and with the productive reality of this precious material.
The ARKAD Foundation hosted the sculptor Carolina Shell at the laboratory.
Artists involved: Giovanni Balderi, Marco Biagini, Sara Bonuccelli, Vittorio Cavallini, Carolina Shell.
Studies involved: ARTCO Studio, Henraux, Giorgio Angeli Sculpture Studio, Enzo Pasquini Art Studio.
Entities involved: Municipality of Seravezza, Tuscany Region with the Regional Network for Contemporary Art TRA ART, Province of Lucca, Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation, Henraux.
EMBARKING FOR TAIWAN
September 2003 - Hualien
The Hualien International Monumental Sculpture Symposium
In 2003 a symposium was organized between the Arkad and Hualien Foundation, a city in Taiwan famous for the extraction and processing of marble. It was attended by 5 Versilia artists and 5 Taiwanese artists. The sculptors created their works in monumental marble dimensions.
The following Versilian artists participated in the sculpture symposium: David Campbell (USA), Paul Bourieau (France), Jaya Schuerch (USA), Tobel (Germany), Bernard Verhaeghe (Belgium).