In November and December, Raum will be presenting three innovative interdisciplinary projects focusing on the new performance scene in Vienna, commissioned by INTPA Austria and Tanzquartier Wien. The exhibition begins with White For, a performance, or dynamic polymorphic and changing sculpture, capable of immersing oneself into a decidedly abstruse scenario, by the duo Karl Karner, visual artist, and Linda Samaraweerová, performer and choreographer, accompanied by the interventions of sound artists Rosi Rehformen and Royl Culbertson (13 November). (more...)
fàlo, in collaboration with 63rd-77th STEPS - Art Project Staircase - presents a performance in the meeting room of the former Post Office in Bari, designed by Roberto Narducci in 1931 for the fascist government. Drawing from community development techniques and methods, the collective will explore the political aporias latent in online communities.
Strolling about in a twenty-first century shopping mall, we might wonder when and where such graves of the spirit first came into being. The answer to that question is a fairly tangible reality, one that we can experience in person, if we are willing to discover what is left of the Paris passages. (more...)
On 29 November 2014, Sixteen shades of grey, a two-person exhibition by Giovanni Sartori Braido (Venezia Mestre, 1989) and Vito Stassi (Palermo, 1980), curated by Eva Comuzzi will open at the Massimodeluca Gallery in Venice. The title, an ironic allusion to the erotic best seller by Erika Leonard James that is currently the most sold book ever, came instinctively and with a hint of fun thinking about what, at first glance, unites the work of the two artists, while the number indicates all the shades of grey that the human eye can perceive. (more...)
On 8 November 2014, the exhibition Atacai by Andrea Kvas opened at the co2 gallery in Turin. The work of Andrea Kvas is based on the deconstruction and analysis of the painting object. This analytical approach leads the developer to define the fields of action within which you can move, in both instinctive and emotional ways, experimenting with different techniques and approaches. (more...)
Federico Campagna, author and friend of Gianluca Concialdi, wrote a personal letter to the artist in response to his solo show MOODCLOTH presented by Ermes. The letter is both an acrostic and mesostic text. The acrostic part of the piece reads the title of a treaty on friendship and love, both erotic and mystical, written in the twelfth century by Aelred of Rievaulx. (more...)
Today, Friday 21 November sees the opening of the second solo exhibition Hype Cycle by David Jablonowski at the Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam. In the image above, the body of an Egyptian sphinx has been seamlessly combined with the head of a Chinese dragon. Merging two powerful emblems – different symbolic traits: will the powerful dragon answer the sphinx’ riddle? (more...)
This month there will be two presentations held for the publication of the new book Vita Sconessa di Enzo Cucchi by Carlos d'Ercole. One will take place in Rome at the Lorcan O'Neill gallery on November 27th and the other in Paris at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Italian Institute of Culture) on November 28th. (more...)
Over the last few years Mandla Reuter has mostly worked on the question of how places can be defined or occupied, often establishing a certain minimal narration within the spatial connections and structures he develops within his exhibitions. The selection of images found on Reuter’s computer in Berlin come from different sources, folders and years. (more...)
In 1986 Corrado Levi curated one of the most influential Italian exhibitions of the last thirty years: Il Cangiante. It was a seminal event for many reasons: the juxtaposition of the artists, the exhibition design, the critical writing, the revaluation of underappreciated figures. Levi set up a confrontation between the youngest artists (such as Bruno Zanichelli) and the most famous artists of the period (such as Francesco Clemente). (more...)
From Thursday the 13th through the 23rd of November, faithful! presents the festival for new music faithful! II Fidelity and Betrayal of Musical Interpretation in Berlin. How is this possible? Audiences may be at times surprised or irritated, when interpretations of one and the same composition sound as if they were completely different works. (more...)
On 11 November 2014, the solo exhibition of works by Francesco Barocco opened at the Norma Mangione Gallery in Turin. Installed in modules, the works on display constitute abstractions of the home, overlapping with, and transforming the exhibition space. Entering the gallery to see the works thus becomes a metaphor for a transition into an "other" space, which is essential if one is to make meaningful contact with them. (more...)
A post-surrealistic experiment juxtaposing visual artworks and literary sources that apparently have nothing in common. In this issue: Goffredo Parise (1929–986) and a selection of photos from the archive of Paese Sera newspaper. (more...)
The current show "Museo (Cavalli e Cavalle, Cavalli, Cavalli, Cavalli)" by Renato Leotta at Cripta747 in Turin, rises from the willingness to give life again to those themes that have always been part of the history of art and that have survived to new artistic trends through the centuries, since they have a deep and intimate relationship with both the culture and the human history. (more...)
Forest Theater is the catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name (8 October – 30 November 2014) by Grear Patterson at the American Academy in Rome, curated by Peter Benson Miller. The exhibition and the catalogue are a collaboration between Depart Foundation and the American Academy in Rome. Both the exhibition and the book summon formative moments in the artist’s life, a recollection of rites of passages, tapping into a collective, rather than simply a personal, consciousness.
sono qui [un esercito di donnacce nude]
sono qui [un esercito di donnacce nude] is a book of drawings realized by Doris Maninger in 2013 during a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in s’Hertogenbosch (Netherlands). A kind of continuous narrative, the drawings represent a concatenation of experienced episodes and references to images from memory. In some cases, they are accompanied by personal notes related to a specific creative moment, and apparently dissociated from the images themselves: perhaps a conscious representation of how memory is nothing more than an endless series of reconstructions that the “present” makes of the “past.”
Disordered Structures is a book of drawings by Alicja Bielawska which documents her artistic research on structures and constructions. The book consists of a collection of drawings and a text written by the artist in which she describes the processes behind her work. She visualizes structures and patterns continuously and thoroughly, unveiling what lies beneath. While the shape of objects appears to be stable, within our memory, objects are fragmented and loose their configuration.
The Sudden Gust
The Sudden Gust is the new artist’s edition by Matteo Nasini. The edition, composed of an audio vinyl, a booklet and an original eight large-format artist’s print (A2), collects for the first time a selection of field recordings of Matteo Nasini’s aeolian instruments, together with a book of images related to the sound and visual practice that the artist has developed over the last four years in relation to “aeolian sound” – the sound that is produced when a system of strings, applied to a sound box, is made to vibrate by the wind. Rather than simply documenting it,
Passo a Due
Passo a Due is the catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition at the MAN in Nuoro (30 May-29 June) curated by Lorenzo Giusti, the director of the museum, and Elena Volpato, the person in charge for the conservation at GAM in Turin and for the collection of films and artist’s videos.
The first part of the book is composed by a selection of critical essays written by the two curators about the issue of animation and cinema in the field of visual arts. The second part displays all the artworks in the exhibition through some information sheets and images.
Studio, Via Del Babuino 125, 2° Piano, 00187, Roma (1-6 Aprile 2014)
NERO is glad to present a new multiple by Olaf Nicolai, one of Germany’s most prominent artists. Studio, Via Del Babuino 125, 2° Piano, 00187, Roma (1-6 Aprile 2014) consists of a compact wooden box, containing six artists book and six reproductions of the original works presented in his namesake solo project at Studio Geddes in Rome.
The multiple is conceived as an exhibition in a box – a modern update of the legendary Duchampian Boîte-en-valise – which documents in a different format all the works included in the show. The artist had used the Studio Geddes as a working place and he had produced a series of drawings within three days recorded by a surveillance camera installed in the space. Each tape – which covers the time of production of one drawing – was then given to six different people (Elisabetta Benassi, Lorenzo Benedetti, Stefano Chiodi, Mario Codognato, Luca Lo Pinto and Francesco Stocchi), with the request of describing the content of the recording in a text. The people involved are close friends of the artist. In this sense the project is also a portrait of a friendship and of the strong relationship of Olaf Nicolai with the city of Rome, where he had shown many times.