“Archivio dei cinque cuori and other archives” at Fondazione Baruchello, Rome

Archivio dei cinque cuori, 1962-1998, 200 volumes
Courtesy Fondazione Baruchello

 

On Monday 7 May 2018, from 5pm, the Fondazione Baruchello dedicates an afternoon to the presentation of the project Archivio dei cinque cuori e altri archivi (Archive of the five hearts and other archives), including a round table with critic and art historian Ester Coen, artist and curator Veronica Bellei, and artist Ra di Martino, followed by a performance by Hilario IsolaLa meira di Rosina.

Archiving, classification and compilation of lists are central to Gianfranco Baruchello’s work. While on the one hand this continuous cataloguing and creation of inventory lists is an attempt to put materials of various provenance into some order, this method is above all a mental system that returns within his painting, in his objects and installations.

To reflect and work on the idea of the archiving practice, The Archivio dei cinque cuori—an effort Baruchello began in 1962 and continued to work on for more than thirty years—will be presented for the first time at the venue of Via del Vascello. The title indicates five different hypothetical eras of his life, from his childhood to 1998. Loves, friendships, curiosities and work are mixed in no particular order.

The Archivio dei cinque cuori was thus taken as a point of departure for this new assemblage: an archive that generated about two-hundred volumes corresponding to a hundred subjects, collected over the course of time. Each volume is conceived as a fictional container of 150 pages, gathering materials corresponding to an entry or subject, just as they had been gathered in their original file over time.

Also, there will be presented films, object and photographic images regarding a series of projects corresponding to the Archive’s files and created over the years, including Leftovers (1975), a few examples of Foto di foto (1975) and films like A partire dal dolce (1979), Quaranta immagini (1996), Quanto (1999) and Ars memoriae (2009).

The open session will reflect on and evolve around the archive, through different modes and approaches. The invited guests consider their diverse experience of the archive, such as researching, conservation and cataloguing within the artistic practice. Introduced by art historian Maria Alicata, with the participation of artist and curator Veronica Bellei, critic and art historian Ester Coen (Università dell’Aquila), artist Ra di Martino, art historian Maite Mendez Baiges (University of Malaga), Foundation’s President Carla Subrizi, and art historian Daniela Zanoletti.

Hilario Isola’s performance, La meira Rosina was born from a multi-annual reflection on topics like environment and landscape, and conceived as a research of new relations between art, life and agriculture.

 

Archivio dei cinque cuori, 1962-1998, 200 volumes
Courtesy Fondazione Baruchello

 

Baruchello’s Studio and the Left overs, Rome, 1975.
Courtesy Fondazione Baruchello

 

Leftover, Courtesy Fondazione Baruchello

 

Leftover, Courtesy Fondazione Baruchello

 

Archive of the five Hearts and other Archives
7 May 2018, 5pm

Fondazione Baruchello | Via del Vascello 35, Roma
Opening hours: (Until 8 June 2018) Mon/Fri 4–7pm
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