Blended Gaze is an independent project around Live Arts Week II, curated by Piersandra Di Matteo and supported by NERO.
* This is an ongoing and fluid blog-post, continually updated and edited. The post collates texts, notes, reprints, interviews, photographs, drawings and recordings produced by different figures melting into the "person" of Gianny Päng. (more...)
The Rome Quadriennale was established in 1927 with the aim of promoting and supporting Italian contemporary art. The exhibition took place every four years, in Rome, and consistently centered on the national artistic production, characterizing itself as an institution complementary to the Venice Biennale, whose outlook had instead always been international. (more...)
Every year Belgrade hosts the Alternative Film / Video festival, one of the oldest exhibitions of experimental cinema in Europe. Last December, NERO collaborator – artist and writer – Tijana Mamula was invited by the festival organizers to participate in a research seminar and had the opportunity to follow the program closely. We asked her to share her perspective on the festival, through this critical report written in collaboration with fellow researchers Nicolas Brulhart, Dirk de Bruyn and Adeena Mey. (more...)
At the time of its release in 1998, Half-Life was a serious benchmark in gaming and its 2004 sequel, Half-Life 2, is still considered to be amongst the finest examples of its kind. In the Half-Life games you play as Gordon Freeman. A silent, spectacled scientist. Not particularly typical for the protagonist of a first-person shooter game. (more...)
NERO is pleased to announce the release of a new book by Italian artist Patrick Tuttofuoco. The book delves into his practice, documenting part of the artistic research carried out by Tuttofuoco in his Berlin studio on the occasion of the recent show “Focus on his eyes”, which took place at the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid. (more...)
As part of an ongoing partnership with Xing, and specifically as media partner of Live Arts Week II, the 5 days festival dedicated to live arts organized by Xing in Bologna, NERO is presenting an extensive interview with the curators of the festival by Piersandra Di Matteo. (more...)
One day toward the end of the 90s, a friend of mine, a music academy student listening to I don’t know who, Dvorak, maybe, said to another friend, a philosophy student: “Hear that? That’s a baroque parody.” The philosophy student and I could understand when Damon Albarn parodied Bowie (“He thought of cars,” “Strange news from another star”), but when it came to the ironies and dissimulations of classical music, we were clueless. Which prompted my friend to ask me the following question while writing his doctoral dissertation: “You know when philosophers use Wagner to explain aesthetic problems? You think I can use the Specials?”
Focus on his eyes
This publication documents part of the artistic research carried out by artist Patrick Tuttofuoco in his Berlin studio, on the occasion of the show “Focus on his eyes”, which took place at the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid.
The pages of this book recount the intimate and experimental dimension of Tuttofuoco’s new sculptural phase, which tends towards a neo-figurative and indeterministic representation, the result of a dialogue between the singularity of individual vision and the fragmentary nature of collective imagery. Man goes back to being the unit of measurement through which to decipher all things:
From 10 May to 30 June, in Rome, for the second consecutive year, the Draftsmen’s Congress becomes a place in which artists and audience establish a dialogue, using the language of images rather than that of words. (more…)