BOTTEGA BALENO 2023 — gesti per guardare lontano

A project of Amigdala in collaboration with MUVet (Bologna)
BOTTEGA BALENO 2023 — gesti per guardare lontano
Bottega Baleno is an artistic journey, an experience of dialogue between childhood, the city, performing arts and visual arts.


Bottega Baleno opens in 2023 with gestures to look far, extensively dedicated to girls and children, with:
an ongoing course aimed at the 8-10 year old age group
and an appointment dedicated to the 6-8 year olds.

During this year’s trails we will investigate the secret world of yards and gardens near and far, wondering how green can transform the gray and how herbs, plants, flowers and trees are as much a living thing as we are.

Why do we do this? with Bottega Baleno, we want to study and explore our bodies and their relationship with what is around us, because this community, slowly, is uniting many “I’s” into a “we.” We want to collect wishes and give voice to girls’ and boys’ utopias about the city and the world in which they live.


Who, where, how?


Bottega Baleno is a fantastic collaboration between Collettivo Amigdala of Modena and MUVet of Bologna: Federica Rocchi, Daina Pignatti and Anita Barbi will accompany children on all their adventures. Amigdala Collective and MUVet have been dealing with small and large bodies, cities, explorations, sounds, dances, performances for years: there will be a lot of fun to be had.

WHERE. See you at OvestLab in Modena, a space redefined by people’s desires, a cultural center where you can meet artisans, artists, studios, neighborhood residents and the dog Max.

IS IT ALL? Of course not! We have many surprises in store, but we will reveal things a little at a time….


 Band8-10 YEARS | January to June 2023


Jan. 14/15, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Feb. 18/19, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

March 11/12, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 15/16, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

June 12-16 final week (times to be determined)

Limited seats! Hurry up!


 Band6-8 YEARS | February 4 and 5, 2023


Feb. 4 and 5, 3 to 6 p.m.



Reservations expected for a maximum of 15 items per group.

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The workshops are held at OvestLab, Via Nicolò Biondo 86, Modena, Italy.

Mail [email protected]
Tel. 059 877 7673
Instant messaging via Facebook and Instagram pages @ovestlab

BALENO BOTTEGA – gestures for looking far ahead
A project of Amigdala in collaboration with MUVet (Bologna)
– curated by Federica Rocchi and Daina Pignatti with Anita Barbi

Bottega Baleno 2023 – “Gestures for Looking Ahead”  – is included in the project “SE _ School of Public Art and Civic Activism,” winner of the 4th Creative Living Lab, sponsored by the General Directorate of Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture.

With the support of Fondazione di Modena as part of “Mi metto all’opera 2022/2023” and Regione Emilia-Romagna.

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