Live Arts Week – Xing

NERO is excited to proceed with the media partnership for the fourth edition of Live Arts Week presented by Xing. The event will be held next week in Bologna from 21–26 April 2015, based at Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, together with a week-long special project at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. This event dedicated to live arts, unique in Italy, hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance, and perceptual experience of sounds and visions.

Live Arts Week is a 6-day event of ‘existential athletics.’ It does not put art before the artists, but exposes forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use. The program offers a calendar of live works (performances, environments, concerts, expanded cinema and live media with unique dates, productions and previews) presented by important personalities in the international and contemporary research scene.

For the fourth edition, Xing assembled both groups of unmatched artists and solitary researchers. A village/palazzo and a modern art museum will host this unusual set of habitats, opening up two worlds that will alternate between day and night: the great twentieth-century composition by John Cage HPSCHD accompanied by the visuals of post-digital collections in the monolithic space of MAMbo, besides the collective statements, the incarnated theories and sound phenomena that will come to life in the evocative rooms of the ancient Hospital for Foundlings.

Gianni Peng, a name that accompanies the festival in its organic growth, indicates the time of these transitions. It is a phenomenon, not a person: a new identity, unlikely but real, to be treated as an abstract concept.

Live Arts Week is conceived and created by Xing, a cultural organization based in Bologna with the purpose of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary approach toward the issues of contemporary culture.


Claudia Triozzi (F/I) · Xavier Le Roy (D/F) · mk/Luca Trevisani/Franco Farinelli/Roberta Mosca/Sigourney Weaver/Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch (I) · Vera Mantero & guests (P) · Jack Hauser/Satu Herrala/Sabina Holzer/Jeroen Peeters (A/B/FIN) · Markus Öhrn (S) · Francesco Cavaliere (I/D) · Gábor Lázár (HU) · VA AA LR/Adam Asnan/Vasco Alves/Louie Rice (UK/P) · Adrian Rew (USA) · N.M.O./Morten J Olsen/Rubén Patiño (N/E) · Canedicoda (I) · HPSCHD/John Cage/Lejaren Hiller (USA) · Philip Corner (USA) · Valerio Tricoli (I/D) · Luciano Chessa (I/USA) · Marco Dal Pane (I) · Anthony Pateras (AUS/D) · Salvatore Panu (I) · Enrico Boccioletti (I) · Ben Vickers (UK) · Rachel Rose (USA) · Yuri Pattison (IRL) · Carola Spadoni (I/D) · Jennifer Chan (CDN) · Jaakko Pallasvuo (FIN/D) · Ogino Knauss (I/D) · Riccardo Benassi (I/D) · Andrea Magnani (I) · Anne de Vries (NL) · Harm van Den Dorpel (NL) · David Horvitz (USA) · Andrew Norman Wilson (USA) · Martin Kohout (CZ/D) · Roberto Fassone (I) · Alessandro di Pietro (I) · Seth Price (USA) · Ilja Karilampi (S/D) · Auto Italia South East (UK)

Xavier Le Roy Untitled at Ruhrtriennale


photo artwork by Luca Trevisani




artworks by Canedicoda; portrait Canedicoda by Luca Ghedini


Follow this link for a full program schedule

Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini – Via D’Azeglio 41, Bologna
MAMbo – Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14, Bologna
21–26 April 2015