Milite Ignote: A conversation with Muna Mussie

15 March 2017

Milite Ignoto by Muna Mussie
Photo by Luca Ghedini


A conversation with Muna Mussie about the performance Milite Ignote presented at S.a.L.E. Docks in Venice, as part of Postcolonia Italia. Memorie, visioni e pratiche contro-narrative. Here Mussie speaks about how her twofold cultural identity – growing up in Italy but with Eritrean orgins – is played out in her performative practices and processes in terms of duality and complicity, intimacy and exposure and negotiation. “The intertwining of history, culture and anthropology, with an emotional sphere in which memory, imagination and the unconscious are re-inscribed in a minimal, symbolic scene,” explains Mussie, underlining the importance of the shift between the micro and macro; and the combining of intimate stories with symbolic images in her work. (more…)

In conversation with Christian Fennesz

23 February 2017

On the occasion of Austrian musician Christian Fennesz and visual artist Lillevan’s live performance of Mahler Remixed in Rome (28 February 2017, Main Hall of the Sapienza, Rome) – a personal reinterpretation of the syphonies of the celebrated composer Gustav Mahler using the sounds of electronic processing and colored abstract visuals that has drawn accolades around the world – NERO presents musicologist Simone Caputo’s interview with Fennesz. (more…)

BRZ5 – Tribute to the Sun

2 February 2017

Tribute to the Sun has been conceived exclusively for NERO Magazine on the occasion of Jumairy’s residency at FARE (Milan) in collaboration with Maraya Art Centre (Sharjah). It is the result of the alchemy between the artist from Dubai and some new friends he made in Milan: Carlo Antonelli, Tomaso De Luca, Anna Franceschini, Sofia A. Ginevra Giannì, Invernomuto, Jacopo Miliani.

Tribute to the Sun is the mirror-home of BRZ5, the final exhibition of the residency program held at Frigoriferi Milanesi. Both are curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi. (more…)

Surrounding Disorder. A conversation with Jonathan Burrows

24 January 2017

Burrows Fargion, 52 Portraits 2.
Image by Hugo Glendinning


In the framework of ART CITY Bologna and ArteFiera 2017, choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion set out a “future-based retrospective” entitled Hysterical Furniture, retracing the duo’s body of work. The three-day performance project to be presented at Circolo Ufficiali is conceived as a retrospective and a collective trajectory, curated by Xing in collaboration with ERT/Arena del Sole.

Piersandra Di Matteo interviewed Jonathan Burrows on the occasion. (more…)

Las Vegas, Laeken: A History of Architectural Drag and A walk with Dorotheé Dupuis and Jessica around the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese tower in Brussels by Buenos Tiempos, Int.

24 November 2016

Buenos Tiempos, Int., A Walk with Dorothée Dupuis and Jessica Gysel Around the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower in Brussels. Film still, 2015.


NERO is pleased to present the work of the on-line exhibition space Buenos Tiempos, Int. (Albert Garcia del Castillo and Marnie Slater) in anticipation of the forthcoming edition of SPRINT Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon in Milan.

CINEMODERNO at Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan

31 October 2016

A Ultradiana, Recording setting at Villa Borghese underground parking lot (arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
Photo Francesco Demichelis

3 hours sound performance
Francesco Fonassi
13th December 7pm @ careof, Fabbrica del Vapore (more…)