Touroperator is an exhibition of contemporary art, with works built using the hulls recovered in the cemetery of Lampedusa boats, in September 2015 by the artist Massimo Sansavini.

In september 2015 for the first time the court of Agrigento (Sicily) autorizes an artist to the planking removalof the hulls of migrants subjected to confiscation and housed at the former American base LORAN to Lampedusa.

“the only person empowered to charge the hulls in the cemetery of Lampedusa boats give me the opportunity to be able to perform works laden with a strong symbolic value.”

Touroperator is born to be a traveling exhibition project, to followed locations where the show Has been accepted:

  1. September 22, October 2 2016 settembre Musei San Domenico - Forlì (Italy)

  2. November 14-19, 2016 European Parliament Bruxelles. (Belgium)

  3. February 28, April 18, 2017 Emilia-Romagna Parliament, Bologna (Italy)

  4. March 4, May 2, 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Art Dino Zoli, Forli (Italy)

  5. june 15 -22,  2017  sea station Zaha Adid, Salerno

  6. 22 iune 5 july 2017  Imola City (BO)

  7. october 4- 12, 2017 Arsenale della Marina Regia - sea museum, Palermo

for contact and more information please call the following numbers +39 0543 722222  or +39 339 1334224 mail info@sansavini.it Massimo Sansavini via B. Vanzetti, 32 47122 Forlì (ITALY) 

They have talked about us

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Catalog, UMBERTO ALLEMANDI EDITORE- Contributors VALERIA ARNALDI, DANIELA BRIGNONE, PIETRO BARTOLO,  DAVIDE RONDONI.      open the book

“Migrants, the barges wood becomes a work of art

 16-05-06http://www.repubblica.it/speciali/arte/gallerie/2016/05/06/foto/touroperator_il_legno_dei_barconi_racconta_la_tragedia_dei_migranti-139225485/1/#1
In the cemetery of boats in Lampedusa to recount 
the tragedies of the sea
16-05-09http://mostratouroperator.sansavini.it/TOUROPERATOR/one_2.html
Alessandro Sortino interwievs Massimo Sansavini
16-05-25https://youtu.be/xOZl20osT-Y
Article from Gazeta Wyborcza Warsaw
16-05-07http://mostratouroperator.sansavini.it/TOUROPERATOR/two_2.html
RAI video about the project Touroperator 
 18-06-16https://youtu.be/reAPIjkiuQc
Sky tg 24 vernissage di Daniele Troilo
24-09-2016https://youtu.be/v7pSFCuuHXk
Migrants, the barges of Lampedusa become art: a tribute to the dead in the Sicilian Channel
18-11-2016http://video.corriere.it/migranti-barconi-lampedusa-diventano-arte-omaggio-morti-canale-sicilia/76a8692e-ad81-11e6-97cf-b67e1016ae14
The barges wood migrant becomes a work of art
14-11-2016http://corrieredibologna.corriere.it/bologna/notizie/cultura/2016/14-novembre-2016/legno-barconi-migranti-diventa-opera-d-arte--2401059472374.shtml?refresh_ce-cp
The ransom of "those" woods
18-11-2016http://mostratouroperator.sansavini.it/TOUROPERATOR/four.html
Arts and migrants
07-11-2016http://www.ilpost.it/francescocataluccio/2016/11/07/arte-e-i-migranti/
A way in contemporary art by Tiziana Panella
04-01-2017https://youtu.be/o1QMk3uiui0

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