Giuseppe Tornatore pronounced the laureate of this year's Per Artem Ad Deum award
The International Exhibition of Church Construction, Church Fittings and Furnishings and Religious SACROEXPO has been organised for twenty years; this is a real one-stop-shop for the church and religious business sector. Devotional articles, religious gadgets and accessories, sculptures, icons with the images of saints, stained glass windows with stunning colours complemented with the latest books from leading Catholic publications; and much more available from 6 to 8 June 2022 at the expo stands. There will also be plethora of presentations featuring the latest solutions for religious buildings, church equipment and furnishings, confessionals, organs, as well as high-quality accessories and liturgical vestments. The Sacroexpo also features a plethora of accompanying events. This year Sacroexpo offers its visitors the chance to admire the Ars Eucharistica exhibition. Art in the service of the Eucharist exhibitions is organised by the Diocesan Museum in Kielce and the Prima Porta Antiquities gallery from Warsaw. The display has been divided into historical and liturgical parts. The religious sector's meeting is always adorned with the beautiful sounds of the church organ.
The Per Artem ad Deum Medal has been awarded for 17 years at the Targi Kielce's SACROEXPO; The Medals of the Pontifical Council By the resolution of the Pontifical Council for Culture, this year's Per Artem Ad Deum Award goes to Giuseppe Tornatore: for showing the truth which is the emotional experience of the relationship with the Infinite and the Unknowable. The Italian director's artistic body of works includes many complex metaphors and religious allegories, encouraging viewers to venture into the unknown. Giuseppe Tornatore is the creator of famous pieces, including the Oscar-winning film "Cinema Paradiso", the film "Malena" with Monika Bellucci in the lead and "Pure Formality". The director collaborated with the composer Ennio Morricone, to whom he devoted his latest documentary - "Ennio".
Sacroexpo is the world's only exhibition where the Pontifical Council for Culture Medal "Per Artem ad Deum" has been awarded. In exceptional circumstances, the award is bestowed outside the Kielce exhibition and congress centre, which was the case of Arvo Pärt, who received the award at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tallinn, and Ernest Bryll - last year's laureate, who received the award at his home in Warsaw. This year is similar in this respect - Giuseppe Tornatore will receive the medal of the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Vatican from the hands of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi - president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Bishop Marian Florczyk and President of Targi Kielce's Board . Andrzej Mochoń PhD.
- For the first time, the Per Artem Ad Deum award is presented at the Vatican. We are glad that we can recognise artists who discover the beauty of spiritual art with this prestigious distinction - emphasises Andrzej Mochoń PhD, President of the Management Board of Targi Kielce.
We look forward to seeing you at Targi Kielce's Sacroexpo held from 6 to 8 June 2022. Admission - free, prior expo registration obligatory required - go to the registration via Targi Kielce's website or on-site during the event.