Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish! – A Retrospective is the catalogue of the first extensive overview of Gustav Metzger organized in 2015-2016 at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun and Kunsthall Oslo and Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo and curated by Dobrila Denegri and Pontus Kyander. (more...)
We first met Mårten Spångberg about ten years ago when we interviewed him for NERO. Knowing little, we immediately found his conception of dance enlightening. But enlightening is an awkward word to use today, especially in relation to Spångberg and the new work that the choreographer presented last week in Bologna at the preview of Live Arts Week V. (more...)
5122.65 Miles is the first solo exhibition of works by Italian artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò in Los Angeles and is on view until the 7th of May 2016 at Depart Foundation. 5122.65 Miles, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, refers to the numeric distance between Italy’s Venice, where the artist was born, and California’s own Venice, linking the two cities from distant continents both literally and figuratively. (more...)
“Homeschooling” (parental education) is at the center of the performance and production by Angela Marzullo. The publication presents a decade of Marzullo’s filmic production, highlighting the evocative value of the images and the texts used in the artist’s videos. (more...)
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. Intersecting and diverging, both projects raise questions surrounding communication, reading and interpretation and concomitant linguistic and socio-political implications. (more...)
Proceeding from artist Emily Jacir’s Via Crucis, the newly-completed permanent installation at the church of San Raffaele in Milan, this publication illustrates the movement of objects, images, people and places between Palestine and Italy. (more...)
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Oskar Dawicki’s oeuvre. In a range of his works, in which the artist literally feels sorry and miserable for not being able to get through to the viewers in many different ways, Dawicki’s unveils the void of art. (more...)
Sound and Silliness is a book published for the exhibition by Jimmie Durham at MAXXI (5 February to 2 June 2016), curated by Hou Hanru and Giulia Ferracci. The same lightness and irony with which Durham has built the exhibition, characterizes the form of the book which is articulated on two different registers: a flip-book consisting of the frames of the two videos shown in the exhibition, published on all of the right pages in the book and a section of critical texts and images documenting the exhibition, on the left. (more...)
A series of polaroids by Giorgio Andreotta Calò portraying a dream-like sunbathed Los Angeles landscape, or indeed, an image that is now firmly imprinted in the collective imagination – asphalt, cars and palm trees silhouetted against expansive skies. (more...)
Lo scorso 6 maggio la Questura di Roma ha chiuso il Circolo Dal Verme, sollevando un ampio coro di voci a supporto di uno dei luoghi più significativi per la vita culturale di Roma. Al di là del legame di vicinanza di NERO nei confronti del circolo e dei suoi animatori, non possiamo non reagire di fronte a ciò che leggiamo dietro a questo e ad altri episodi accaduti di recente. Abbiamo chiesto a Valerio Mattioli – uno dei nostri amici e collaboratori più stretti – un commento che, oltre a ripercorrere la vicenda, riflette la nostra posizione al riguardo. (more...)
“Homeschooling” (parental education) is at the center of the performance and production by Angela Marzullo. The artist took some crucial texts of the twentieth century from authors such as Benjamin or Pasolini as well as issues related to feminism as a starting point of her videos in which her two daughters are involved as actresses and protagonists.
The publication presents a decade of Marzullo’s filmic production, highlighting the evocative value of the images and the texts used in the artist’s videos.
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Oskar Dawicki’s oeuvre. Trained as a painter, it was his practice as a performer and as a post-conceptualist with a singularly fatalistic slant that brought him into the public realm.
In a range of his works, in which the artist literally feels sorry and miserable for not being able to get through to the viewers in many different ways, Dawicki’s unveils the void of art. Self-reflection upon his status as an artist is interwoven with musings on the ethereal and feeble nature of one’s own identity. Humiliation, discomfort, confusion, complication – these ideas make up the foundation of his artistic imagination. For Dawicki, the fruitfulness of art is its most promising aspect.
Vitrine is a project organized by GAM museum in Turin. Beginning four years ago, Vitrine has as its primary objective the research in the field of contemporary art. The title of the 2015-2016 edition, Possibilità (Possibilities), refers to the transformations that take place during one’s life and their fluid and uncertain nature which is retraced in art.
The catalogue Vitrine documents the five exhibitions, held one after another from the 10th of February 2015 to the 17th of January 2016, by the five participating artists: Rä di Martino, Francesco Gennari, Francesco Barocco, Anna Franceschini and Luca Trevisani.
“As the moon orbits the earth it tries to pull everything toward it, the only thing the earth can’t hold on to is water. People can hold on to everything but time. The ocean moves up and down, it cleanses the rocks and sand. Time heals our wounds but it ages our bodies. There’s a beauty and a sadness in the moon, in time. There’s eternal return in the cycle of the tide, it defies time while time defines us. This show merges natural elements and artistic processes to highlight our relationship to time, the intrinsic lightness and darkness of aging, the gravitational pull of life, and the shifting spectrum of melancholy” – Sam Falls, presentation of the project, January 2015.
Madama Cucchi is an interactive catalogue accompanying the installation by Enzo Cucchi in the Veranda juvarriana at Palazzo Madama in Turin (5 November 2015 – 1 February 2016). It consists of a 70 cm x 100 cm map of Palazzo Madama designed by Cucchi and a cardboard cut-out, or rather, miniature replica of the works on display: three paintings, Per ora… basta, Si… siamo in Italia and Testa dura and a sculpture, Drone Dario. When placed on the map, this cut-out gives an idea of the installation of works in the veranda.
PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK EVENING SALE 14 MAY 2015
PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK EVENING SALE 14 MAY 2015 is an artist’s book by Marc Horowitz accompanying his solo exhibition Interior, Day (A Door Opens) at Depart Foundation, LA (8 October – 19 December, 2015, curated by Nicola Ricciardi).
Horowitz (b. 1976) has photographed each page of an art catalogue by Phillips, the famous auction house in New York, having placed on the pages the residues of junk food.
The artist’s book maintains the title, number of pages and orientation of the Phillips catalogue, and its cover, back and coast also coincide with the original. The yellow background on which the catalogue is posed creates a distance, even in time, between the action of the artist (put food on the catalogue and shoot a photograph) and the reader’s perception of the differing levels in the artwork.