On Saturday, 14 October 2006, the 2nd Giornata del Contemporaneo – the Day of Contemporary Art – will be held throughout Italy. This major annual event is promoted by the AMACI – Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani (Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art) to focus on the art of our times and its public. AMACI museums and a lot of contemporary art venues will be open to the public free of charge for one day around the country.

During the day, museums, galleries, associations, and public and private art venues will open their doors free of charge to present artists and new ideas through shows, workshops, events and conferences. This multifaceted programme offers the unmissable opportunity to experience the liveliness and riches of contemporary art, and gain insight into the pivotal role it plays in Italy’s cultural, social and economic development.

AMACI has commissioned an internationally acclaimed Italian artist to develop the key concept for the Day of Contemporary Art: the artist chosen is Michelangelo Pistoletto.


The Day of Contemporary Art is about more than art, however, as it is deeply committed to social issues. On 14 October of this year AMACI has thus decided to work alongside ABA (Associazione Bulimia Anoressia), in the information campaign about prevention of the eating disorders, as well as its clinical and social consequences.

AMACI and contemporary art are also committed to raising public awareness about the importance of contemporary art in the social and economic innovation.

Supported by goodwill, AMACI wants to create an innovative system to support italian contemporary art. Please join us: AMACI - Banca Popolare di Bergamo, Filiale n. 920, c/c 73199, CIN M, ABI 05428, CAB 11102, IBAN IT30 M054 2811 1020 0000 0073 199.

The Day of Contemporary Art is supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.