A PERFORMANCE CYCLE. – VV.AA.
The book stems from the project Archiving, gathering, exhibiting, recounting, remembering,
loving, desiring, ordering, mapping. A performance cycle, which analysed collecting as a
cultural practice through the work of artists that make use of the archive and of the collection
in their practice. Four performances by artists Patrizio Di Massimo, Ryan Gander, Pierre
Leguillon, Tris Vonna-Michell, were commissioned by Nomas Foundation and hosted by the
Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma.
The publication is organised as an abécédaire ordered around the nine words enclosed in the
title. The four artists developed a contribution reflecting on a chosen word, thus addressing in
a different media the issues that were central in their work for the performance cycle. In addition
to this, the book also includes three essays selected among those which have been crucial in
structuring the understanding of the archive/the collection vis a vis Nomas Founation’s programme.
Curated by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni
Contributions: Giorgio Agamben, Adrian Rifkin, Mieke Bal, Patrizio Di Massimo, Pierre
Leguillon, Ryan Gander, Tris Vonna-Michell.
Format: 15 X 21 cm.
Language: Ita /Eng
Edition of 700 copies
Published by NERO
Editor: Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti
Designer: Francesco de Figueiredo
Photographer: Altrospazio, Karolina Szewszyk
Translators: Pavle Mamula, Marilena Randa, Francesco Ventrella
Produced by Nomas Foundation, Rome