Christoph Meier and Dino Zrnec at the Francuski Paviljon, Zagreb

“To fail or not to fail” That is not the question! Is it possible, within an artistic context to imagine a sheer “statement”? Personally speaking, I have always found the term: “artist’s statement” to be quite the oxymoron. Is it actually possible for an artist to “state” something? An artist utilizes doubt, accepting failure as the beginning of an investigation, paradoxically the artist embraces failure as a major aspect of development. (more…)

Michel Auder, Roman Variations at Sant’Andrea de Schaphis, Rome

Exhibition view: Michel Auder, Roman Variations, Sant’Andrea de Schapis, Rome, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York/Rome.
Photo: Roberto Apa


Shot during Michel Auder’s one year residency in the Italian capital, Roman Variations (1991) is an epic film with Rome as its subject. The fifty-minute travelogue is an uncanny document of the eternal city at the dawn of the Berlusconi era. (more…)

Bridget Moser, Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder at Raum, Bologna

Photo: Bridget Moser

On Thursday 2 March at 10 pm Xing, presents at Raum, Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder, performance by the Canadian artist Bridget Moser (Italian première). Her singular body of work embraces the specter of failure as a primary aesthetic and conceptual departure point, through performing states of becoming or collapse, and eliciting sensations of being slightly ‘off’ or unreconciled. (more…)

Trigger Party with the collaboration of Xing at Marsèlleria, Milan

On Wednesday 1 March 2017 Marsèlleria will host, in via Privata Rezia 2, Milan, a special edition of the Trigger Parties by Siliqoon, with the participation of XING. (more…)

Marta Ravasi, Violette di Marte at Fantaspazio in Milan

Exhibition view: Marta Ravasi, Violette di Marte, Fantaspazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Fantaspazio.
Photo: Roberto Marossi



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…)