Xing presents Live Arts Week V at MAMbo in Bologna

NERO is delighted to announce the 5th edition of Live Arts Week in Bologna, conceived and created by Xing. The event will take place at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and will start with a special project as a prologue on 15th April, with a performance of Mårten Spångberg (S), and it will continue in the week from 19th to 23rd april 2016.

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 gives space to ‘existential athletics.’ It does not put art before the artists, but exposes to 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.

The fifth edition is a meditation on the taste for signs and the taste of each sign, when signification is on leave. Drawing enigmatic trajectories and rebus, it casts a strange light on the phenomena of the world. It’s a collection of celebrations and ceremonies, of cycles that open and close. In this large degree of interpolation, in what establishes the distance between language and experience, the spectator constructs a hinge: like a pendulum swinging, embarking upon navigation between the two chimeric shores of nature and culture.

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 V presents: Mårten Spångberg (S) · Florian Hecker (D) · Alix Eynaudi (A/B/F) · Marco Berrettini (CH) · Trond Reinholdtsen (N) · ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup (I) · Leif Elggren (S) · Minoru Sato (J) · Invernomuto (I) · Primitive Art (I) · Duppy Gun (USA/JA) · Lamin Fofana (USA/SLE) · Sara Manente (I/B) · Tropa Macaca (P)

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.

Partners: Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bologna, Istituzione Bologna Musei, MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Marsèll, Goethe-Institut Mailand, Reale Ambasciata di Norvegia, Pro Helvetia, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, INTPA – International Net for Dance and Performance Austria Tanzquartier Wien/BKA/BMeiA, Bologna Contemporanea, Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza.

Media partners: The Wire, Mousse, NERO, ATPdiary, Cura, Blow Up, Alias, Il Manifesto, Edizioni Zero, Radio Città del Capo.

15 (preview) + 19>23 April 2016

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna – Via Don Minzoni 14, Bologna