Omar Souleyman at MAXXI – 01/07/2010 – 7 pm

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Tomorrow: NERO presents Omar Souleyman live at MAXXI. Souleyman’s music comes directly from the desert. It originates from the fusion of electric bouzuk and western rhythms, something between an unknown form of techno-trance-pop and an energized version of Dabke (syrian party music). Nevertheless his sound is firmly tied to arabian traditional music.

POSTMONUMENT – XIV International Sculpture Biennale Of Carrara

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Curator: Fabio Cavallucci
June  26 – October 31,  2010
Carrara, various sites

The XIVth International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, curated by Fabio Cavallucci and entitled Postmonument will take place From 26 June to 31October 2010.

The logical thread running through the whole of this edition is in fact thetheme of the monument, or rather the radical process of de-monumentalisation which in the last century detached sculpture from its celebratory and encomiastic functions.

The monument is an emblem of power, a tool for controlling the masses andmaking them conform, but it is also the catalyst of national values and anirreplaceable piece in the jigsaw of collective memory. It became one of themain targets in revolts and revolutions, and was then wholly swept away whenthe ideals of democracy and freedom of our time took hold. However, intoday’s mobile, changing scenario, in this atmosphere of fin-de-siècle and ofthe rewriting of history, alongside the predominant contemporary iconoclasmwe can sense a gradual re-emergence of the codes and values of the past.Will we again identify ourselves in new monuments?
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G_M__O [sho] exhibition

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Darren Bader’s online exhibition (previously announced in the last issue of Nero) opened last night. You can visit the show at: www.neromagazine.it/gmo.html. Here you can read about the concept of the exhibition.

Il MAXXI sospende la performance musicale di ZONGAMIN

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IL MAXXI SOSPENDE LA PERFORMANCE MUSICALE DI ZONGAMIN PREVISTA PER DOMANI GIOVEDÌ 24 GIUGNO PER APPORTARE MIGLIORIE AL CONTROLLO ACUSTICO NELLA PIAZZA DEL MUSEO.

“Il MAXXI vuole essere un valore aggiunto per il quartiere Flaminio e per la città” – Pio Baldi

MAXXIMALISM è una serie di performance musicali in anteprima italiana a cura di Luca Lo Pinto, Valerio Mannucci e Nicola Pecoraro / NERO. Prossimo appuntamento Giovedì 1 luglio 2010, ore 19-22: Performance musicale di OMAR SOULEYMAN.

PER NON DELUDERE TUTTI COLORO CHE ASPETTAVANO LA PERFORMANCE DI ZONGAMIN, SI ANNUNCIA CHE L’ARTISTA SI ESIBIRÀ COMUNQUE DOMANI (GIOVEDÌ 24 GIUGNO) A ROMA NEGLI SPAZI DEL LOCALE INIT.

INIT – Via della Stazione Tuscolana 133, a partire dalle ore 22.00.
INGRESSO GRATUITO

Per ulteriori informazioni: 06.97277724
www.initroma.com

Shoeboxes – A Book Project by Tris Vonna-Michell

At the moment Tris Vonna-Michell is one of our favorite performance artists. We like to be sucked into his flow of consciousness and into the dungeons of his brain. At last he’ll bring together several verbal narratives accompanied with images in a book project. Here below a little excerpt and the description of the project.

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Raving ’89: brunch exhibition talk

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June 19, 2010
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Space, 129 -131 Mare St – London
Doors at 12; Talk at 1 pm

Raving ’89: Brunch exhibition talk with Gavin and Neville Watson in association with DJhistory.com

Exploring the high and lows of the subterranean acid house culture that emerged in Britain at the end of the 80s, Raving ‘89 is a captivating photographic chronicle of a grass roots social and cultural movement.

Join Gavin Watson and Neville Watson plus guests for brunch and an informal talk exploring the story behind the original book “Raving ‘89”, while also taking the opportunity to catch the last day of the exhibition of images from the book currently on at SPACE.

Complimentary food and refreshments served.

Here you can download a pdf sampler of the book.
For more info: paul@spacestudios.org.uk