Venerdì 23 febbraio 2018, ex Chiesa della SS. Trinità di Cuorgnè (TO)
Presentation of the book Sacro Contemporaneo, dialogues about art of the author Michela Beatrice Ferri and conversation with the artist Elvis Spadoni, whose works are exhibited in the same former Church of the Holy Trinity, in the exhibition THE SACRED SPACE.
Michela Beatrice Ferri, Ph.D. in Philosophy, is a Catholic Italian professor, writer, art critic. She teaches Aesthetics and Aesthetics of Sacred Art, Christian Iconography, and Dante Studies, for the Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
She received her doctorate in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy), in 2012, with a dissertation dedicated to the reception of Phenomenology in the United States of America. She is the author of the first book published in Italy dedicated to Contemporary Sacred Art (“Sacro Contemporaneo. Dialoghi sull’arte”, Áncora Editrice, Milano, 2016, translated in English as “Contemporary Sacred Art. Dialogues about Art and Faith”, En Route Books and Media, Saint Louis, 2019) and Editor of the first volume dedicated to the history of the reception of Phenomenology in North America (Springer, 2019: https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319991832).
Her interests include Philosophy, of course, Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Sacred Art, History of Art, History of Sacred Art, Architecture of Churches, Liturgy, Phenomenological Aesthetics, Phenomenology, the history of the Phenomenological Movement, Thomism, Thomistic Aesthetics, the thought of Edith Stein, the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand, the dialogues between Philosophy and the Arts, the dialogue between Philosophy and Technology, and also Modern and Contemporary Philosophy of Science, Dante Studies, Human Sciences.
As a journalist and art critic, Dr. Ferri writes for several Catholic journals and collaborates with several Catholic institutions and radio programs. She attended several conferences and presented her researches in several meetings – in Italy and abroad.