All cities are geological. You can’t take three steps without encountering ghosts bearing all the prestige of their legends. We move within a closed landscape whose landmarks constantly draw us toward the past. (more...)
Willem Sandberg (1897-1984) was a Dutch typographer and graphic designer, as well as a unique presence in the Dutch cultural world during the 1940s and 50s. He studied in Vienna and then at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Following his return to Amsterdam, he worked as a graphic designer until he was appointed deputy director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1938. He directed the Stedelijk from 1945 to 1962, turning it into one of the world’s leading institutions for avant-garde art. (more...)
Rhizome is a collateral project of critique focused on hidden and inner visions, inspired by Claudio Rocchetti's The Promised Garden.
* This is an ongoing and fluid blog-post, continually updated and edited. The post collates texts, notes, reprints, interviews, photographs, drawings and recordings produced by NERO. (more...)
NERO is pleased to announce the release of a new book by Italian artist Patrick Tuttofuoco. The book delves into his practice, documenting part of the artistic research carried out by Tuttofuoco in his Berlin studio on the occasion of the recent show “Focus on his eyes”, which took place at the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid. (more...)
Originally trained in dance and anthropology, Christodoulos Panayiotou (1978) is interested in memory and forgetting, traces left in time, and absence. The creation of an identity and a culture, and the ways in which this can be manipulated through images, are also among his central preoccupations. The images Panayiotou selected for Feldmann Pictures are all photographs taken in parallel with the production of a work, as examples or notes. (more...)
From 10 May to 30 June, in Rome, for the second consecutive year, the Draftsmen’s Congress becomes a place in which artists and audience establish a dialogue, using the language of images rather than that of words. (more…)
“Collaboration, fresh perspectives, engagement with the local community, and the preservation of local memory are what fuels us.” Fiona Biggiero, Artistic Director
Gervasuti Foundation’s mission is focused on an innovative experimental Preservation-Through-Change Project, which aims to be both local and international: preserving the uniquely inventive and rich cultural traditions of Venetian history through the promotion and production of interdisciplinary contemporary art practice. (more…)
The Dry Salvages
This book is a part of the project “The Dry Salvages” by Elisabetta Benassi, produced for vice versa, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi: The Italian Pavilion at the the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2013.
The items published in this book are the 10,000 largest space debris in orbit around the Earth, and have been selected by the artist from the public version of the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) Space Object Catalogue started in 1957. They make up an unusual archive of the human presence in space. Since the inception of the so-called Space Race, more than 4,900 space launches have led to a current orbital population of more than 23,000 traceable objects larger than 10 cm.
abstract speaking sharing uncertainty and collective acts
abstract speaking sharing uncertainty and collective acts is the publication released on the occasion of the Koki Tanaka’s exhibition at Japan Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale.
In recent years Koki Tanaka has employed a variety of methods to produce works on the relationality that arises between human beings. In Tanaka’s works, it is possible to see the process of people who have the same occupation, who employ a common language that only they understand, clashing with each other. As well as this, there are what Tanaka calls “collective acts”: experiments of various sorts which still lack a fixed destination.
Chris Bloor and Nathaniel Mellors speak in issue 32
Nathaniel Mellors, The Saprophage, 2012
The fourth chapter of Touchables (my super-subjective “investigation into the sentimental ownership of reproduced experiences”) is called “Catch The Butterfly and Eat It“ and it features a long interview with British artists Chris Bloor and Nathaniel Mellors, who were in Rome for the exhibition Recent collaborations before The Saprophage at Monitor gallery. (more…)