(ANSA) – MILAN, JUL 30 – “We have to change direction. We are glued to Boccioni’s work because we can no longer afford to run towards economic progress” which “is leading us towards mass extinction”. Thus the activists of the ‘Last generation’ have claimed the civil disobedience action carried out at the Museo del 900 in Milan, where the boys are glued to the sculpture ‘Unique Forms of Continuity in Space’ by Boccioni. On the 22nd of last July they had instead stuck to Botticelli’s Primavera at the Uffizi in Florence.
“In a world where only half the resources will be available compared to today, we will kill ourselves on the street for a piece of bread,” said Simone, one of the campaign’s spokespersons. “We do not let ourselves be arrested lightly but we must immediately understand that there will be no art in a collapsing planet”. “This is why we ask the culture to take sides with us and to put pressure on the government”.
The sculpture will not be damaged: the activists have glued themselves to the structure that supports it. “It is important for us to value art, rather than damage it, as our governments do with the only planet at our disposal. The actions of the Last Generation strive for art, beauty, work, peace and environment that gives us a living, “said Chloe, another activist.
The demands of young environmentalists to combat climate change are two: immediately stop the reopening of disused coal plants and proceed with an increase in solar and wind energy. (HANDLE).