Andrea Cavallari about the destiny of Alda Merini

Andrea Cavallari is one of those people on the Florentine art scene who is always around even when he is not. His working space is divided between Tokyo, London and Florence and spans from musical compositions into installation and performance art. Furthermore he is the artistic director of the festival “Firenze Suona Contemporanea” in which […]

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Alda Merini locked up in Poetry

“The blessed years of punishment” was what the italian poet Alda Merini (1931-2009) in a TV interview called her 15 years of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital. “A delirium where I could finally unravel myself”. To Merini the many years of confinement lead to a sort of unrestrained introspection which continued even after she was […]

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