On the occasion of the Draftsmen’s Congress in Turin, presented by Pinacoteca Agnelli in collaboration with Istituto Svizzero di Roma and curated by NERO, artist Pawel Althamer tells us that we can be polite or politically incorrect, frustrated or outraged, and incites us to “fight” others in a battle of images that is governed by an externalisation of emotions and real “physical” experience. (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...)
MétallOpérette – Final performance for L’école de Marinella Senatore at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in Paris
L’École de Marinella Senatore has been at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (F) for a three-month period (January – March 2016). (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...)
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...)
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...)
1646 is hosting The Word For World Is Forest, a solo exhibition of the artist Dunja Herzog, realized in cooperation with Stroom Den Haag as part of the program Attempts to Read the World (Differently). (more...)
Parental education (homeschooling) is at the center of the performance and video work by Angela Marzullo, which, in analyzing critical texts from the '60s and' 70s, recreates them involving the artist’s two daughters as protagonists. In book form, the publication presents a decade of production by the artist. (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.
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. The project called My House is a Le Corbusier is a work in progress that the artist himself defines as “a crucible of ideas, research and exhibition” and a sort of living experience that is intended to grow over time. Indeed, it is an evolving performance, or cacophony of experiences, undergone by the artist whilst living for variable periods in houses designed by Le Corbusier. On the other hand,
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.