Majid Foundation, open doors for youthful ingenuity and creativity

A creative exhibition space, an exclusive showcase to illustrate the creativity of the new artistic levers

May 24, 2019 – Inauguration of the “Maison Majid”, the Ascona headquarters of the newly formed Majid Foundation. Over 300 guests including personalities from culture, art, entrepreneurship and institutions, including the almost complete Municipality of Ascona. Those present were able to visit and appreciate the three floors of the recently renovated building in via Borgo 7, which offers itself as a reference and support point for youthful ingenuity and creativity.

The Majid Foundation aims to encourage, promote and reward young artists, researchers, operators with innovative ideas in every field, providing them with an opportunity to implement their respective projects. The prestigious venue of the Majid Foundation is also proposed as an exclusive showcase to better illustrate the creativity of the new artistic levers, such as the 22-year-old performer of Russian origin (born in the United States) Maria Kononov, who enriched the rooms of the “Maison Majid” with her works, already successfully exhibited in various international galleries.

Cycle of meetings between Cinema and Philosophy

We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

John F. Kennedy, 12th of September 1962
Tribute to Damien Chazelle

The Majid Foundation, dedicated to promoting and supporting young innovators, has decided to create a cycle of meetings between cinema and philosophy, based on the young man American director, Damien Chazelle movies. Starting with Whiplash (2014), to continue with La La Land (2016) and finish with First Man (2018)
The meetings are organized by teachers of the Faculty of Philosophy of the San Raffaele University of Milan, who will guide you in reading three films by this young author. At the end of the cycle of meetings, Chazelle’s most recent film, First Man was proposed in full version at “Palacinema” in Locarno.