Meetings with artists

Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana offers a cycle of monthly meetings with the artists whose works are presented in the exhibitions In Praise of Doubt and The World Belongs to You, both curated by Caroline Bourgeois.

These meetings, hosted by Caroline Bourgeois, will allow each artist to converse with an Italian art world professional – university professors, art critics, curators, directors of various institutions.
These meetings inscribe themselves within Palazzo Grassi’s commitment to supporting the artists and to facilitating their exchanges with the public. With this public initiative, Palazzo Grassi becomes a real workshop for the exchange of knowledge, joining in conversation artists, intellectuals, and the general public.

The last meeting has been this wednesday (June 29th, 2011) with Tatiana Trouvé in conversation with Andrea Bellini, director of the Museum of contemporary art of Castello di Rivoli.

The french-italian artist Tatiana Trouvé was born in Cosenza (Italy) in 1968. She has lived and worked in Paris since the mid-nineties. Her work explores the interstices, intervals and transformations that define a mental space on the borderline between past and future, memory and potential presence and absence, reality and fiction.
The absence of beings and their works is at the center of the Appunti per una costruzione (“Notes for a Building”), a site-specific installation produced for “In Praise of Doubt.” Inspired by the original purpose of the exhibition space (the Customs House as a place of passage which defines and transforms the value of objects), the artist presents a set of absent works, of which only traces can be seen.

The next event will be wednesday September 21st, 6pm, at Palazzo Grassi: Loris Gréaud and Danilo Eccher, head of Turin’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna, will present the installation Gunpowder Forest Bubble, which can be visited at Palazzo Grassi.

One of the most important artists of the young French contemporary art scene, Loris Gréaud (born in 1979) lives and works in Paris. His work is multidisciplinary, combining film, sound, and installation. Gréaud’s art typically involves an exploration of open-ended stories and of the creative potential of irresolution, injecting fictional elements inside reality with the aim of modifying the perception we have of it.

For further informations about the cycle of meetings click here.