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September 05, 2014

"La Donna รจ Mobile?" - Charity Auction

The event “La Donna è Mobile?” (“Woman is fickle like a feather in the wind”, from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto”), promoted by the Mantuan companies Castor, Lubiam and Pasotti, was a great success at Fuori Salone - Milan Design Week 2014. Now, it is time for the final Charity Auction to begin: the public has the chance to acquire the works of art realised by five artists for the event.

From 8th to 12th april, Castor Showroom was the location of the live performance of artists Giulia Ranzanici, Elena Borghi, Caterina Gatta e Micol Sabbadini – Stuart Semple worked in his atelier in London : the artists accepted the challenge of the three companies and represented through their artistic vision a powerful, dynamic woman, protagonist of her own life.

From September 3rd, the five works of art will be on auction on, the first European network which aims at raising funds for non-profits.
Beside the auction, there will also be the exhibition of the creations from 3rd to 10th September at Casa del Rigoletto, Mantua (Rigoletto’s House), which is the perfect location considering the title of the event.

The raised funds will be dedicated to the Centro di Aiuto alla Vita ONLUS of Mantua (Life Help Centre NPO), in particular to the project “Tu mamma come stai?” (“How are you mum?”.
The non-profit organization Centro di Aiuto alla Vita ONLUS of Mantua was founded in 1981 to give hospitality and protection to women, mothers and children who are victims of violence and/or discrimination of any kind. It is one of the 6 anti-violence centres in Lombardy which takes part of the Regional Anti-violence board and it can host 12 families consisting of mothers and children.