“DA FRANCO–Senza Appuntamento #2″ at Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 289, Rome

Portrait of Franco Candela. Photo Roberto Apa

 

Senza Appuntamento has now reached its second episode, presenting a group exhibition of artists Michele Gabriele, Emiliano Maggi, Andrea Martinucci, Caterina Morigi and Lorenzo Pace, inside Franco Candela’s Barberia (barber shop), in via Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 289. During the event there will be a presentation of the fanzine TECH GLEBA. A special display will be hosted by Una Vetrina, in Via del Consolato 12.

“Senza Appuntamento” is a dynamic and ironic response to the condition of radical economic and existential precariousness which multiple generations of artists, curators and workers in the field of culture are facing. Thanks to its light collective and horizontal structure, the project is designed to open a physical—yet overall relational space for artists where to discuss and compare their research practices, while giving the chance to the public to know more about the work done by young artists.

The project constitutes an emerging and open platform which aims  to tell about what is going on in the city of Rome while developing a dialogue with other active independent entities in Italy and Europe. On this occasion, Laura Amann, founder of the space Significant Other in Vienna was invited as a visiting curator. The uniqueness of the project also resides in the incredible nature of the space that Franco Candela, owner of the Barberia, granted with generosity and enthusiasm. It is a space suspended in time, a space of an absolute social heterogeneity but most of all, it is a space for work. The space offers a real comparison between two completely different ways of working: there is the artist’s work and the labour taking place in the Barberia on a daily basis.

TECH GLEBA, the new issue of an independent editorial project, proposes itself as an additional research space, trying to trigger a dialogue in the peculiarity of images and a visual comparison between different research processes. It contains the contributions of the artists in the exhibition supported by contents from Niccolo de Napoli, Vasco Forconi, Andrea Polichetti and Silvio Saccà, a theoretical text by Laura Amann and a conversation with Franco Candela, owner of the Barberia. The fanzine was made thanks to the support of ATWC Immediate Marketing Solutions and NERO Editions and will be sold inside the Barberia to support the programming of the project. Thanks are due to Untitled Association for their collaboration.

During the same evening there will be the inauguration of My Wall the personal exhibit of Ian Tweedy at Monitor Gallery, via Sforza Cesarini, 43 a, and Sunsubiro, the DyYiayi potion finissage, the closing event of Cleo Fariselli’s show at Gallery Operativa Arte Contemporanea, Via del Consolato, 10.

 

Da Franco Senza Appuntamento #1
Installation view. Photo Roberto Apa

 

Da Franco Senza Appuntamento #1
Installation view. Photo Roberto Apa

 

Da Franco Senza Appuntamento #1
Installation view. Photo Roberto Apa

 

Niccolò De Napoli, Vasco Forconi, Andrea Polichetti and Silvio Saccà
DA FRANCO. Senza Appuntamento #2
Opening Thursday April 19, 7pm

Barberia Franco Candela | Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 289, Rome
Opening hours: Tue/Sat, 3–8pm