Aion nei Sassi – Matera

The project

The Advantage Premiere Art Project is an integral part of the activities of the Advantage. Chairman Francesco Confuorti has participated with his speech at the UN Global Compact in Matera in 2018, where it will establish its own presence on the issues of Sustainability and Africa. Advantage presented in Matera an installation by the artist Louise Manzon in contiguity with the themes of social and environmental sustainability.


The artist

Louise Manzon was born in Sao Paulo in Brazil and grew up in a cosmopolitan family, training in South America, Europe and the United States. She graduated in Industrial Design from the “Armando Alvares Penteado” Foundation in San Paolo. She collaborated with an international architectural firm and continued her studies obtaining a master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York, where she measured herself with different expressive languages ​​and artistic styles. He worked as a designer at the Young & Rubicam agency in New York City. His sculptures have been exhibited in the United States and Italy. Philippe Daverio, Achille Bonito Oliva, Alain Elkann, Luca Beatrice and Paul Laster have written about her and her work, among others.



Aion represents eternity, as a time that restarts incessantly, without a true beginning and a true end. The concept of Aion is assimilated to the perennial migratory process, which has always existed and will be there forever, as it is inherent in human nature. Louise Manzon’s sculptures are also associated with the female figure, bearer of life, keeper of dreams and hopes, interpreters of human strength and dignity.






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