SILENZIO: ZERO ASSOLUTO –273,15 °C | – 459,67 °F


June 16 – h. 21.30
h. 23.00 - Dj set curated by Costantino della Gherardesca
Spazio ConceptVia Forcella 7/13? – Milan

Performance event organized by:

Curated directed by Pietro Riparbelli
In collaboration with Inlandempire Project

An ensemble composed by four artists; each artist develops a sound composition focusing on the concept of Silence (the absolute zero from John Cage theories).

The sound sources will be performed live by the artists in real time and directed by Pietro Riparbelli in order to create a sound event that will be directly linked with a visual background loop courtesy of the artist Massimo Bartolini.



Lorenzo Senni
Nicola Ratti
Massimiliano Viel


Massimo Bartolini


Pietro Riparbelli


Costantino della Gherardesca


Blonde book launch at Bugada & Cargnel, Paris



March 18, 2011 – h.19.00
Bugada & Cargnel - 7-9, rue de l’Équerre – Paris

This evening, in conjunction with the finissage of I Hear a Shadow by Nico Vascellari, NERO will present Blonde at Bugada & Cargnel in Paris, h. 19.00. Niños du Brasil will perform during the event.

Blonde is an artist’s book by Nico Vascellari, printed in 500 hand numbered copies + 33 multiples including an original work, numbered and signed by the artist. Published by NERO in collaboration with Hospital Productions.

Conceived both as a book and an artwork, Blonde is a collection of images from one of the artist’s personal archives: a selection of 200 press clippings titled “Blonde”. Each press clipping has been reproduced in its own original format on 80 gsm glossy paper, as ripped and collected by the artist over the last ten years. The whole collection, printed on unbound single sheets, is packaged in a black cardboard box, silkscreened and individually numbered.

The pages of this publication derive for the most part from fashion magazines. The iconographic theme of “the blonde” is represented obsessively. The sequence of the images is random, as is the selection of press clippings. This archive reflects the artist’s personal fetish for the image, in this case of blondes and their collective representation.

Here you can download the media kit with all details about the publication.

RAINFOREST LIVE #06 – FYOELK and MOEMLIEN – March 15 at Dal Verme


Rainforest is a web column of Nero, and also a gathering that happens every once in a while in Rome curated by Francesco de Figueiredo and Valerio Mattioli. For each event  a limited edition zine by RAWRAW ed. is released, containing material by the same bands that will perform that night.

The sixth event of Rainforest is on March 15, h.22 at Dal Verme, in via luchino dal verme 8, Rome, and will include performances by FYOLEK and MOEMLIEN.

FYOELK and MOEMLIEN are respectively Johann Kauth and Hannah Giese, better  known together as the duo HALLO GALLO. Starting with Amsterdam, these two have taken to invading the most crooked corners of European underground by means of drawings, fanzines and obscure installations. With their label Stenze Quo, they have published cdr and tapes for people like Dolphins Into the Future, Dreamers Cloth, and whatever they found to have “positive vibes”. When they make music, they split into two uncoordinated entities originating from some lunar land, confused by the craters of its hidden face.

Koudlam: “I Will Fade Away”

“I Will Fade Away” is a new video from Koudlam. Directed by Jamie Harley, it shows collected footage from various films that featured Shauna Grant, an american nude model and pornographic performer who committed suicide in 1984, at the age of 20. This song is part of the new compilation Voyage 2: Mort Pour la France Underground Voodoo Music from Pan European Recording.

Hiker Meat (Rough Cut) – A performance by Jamie Shovlin and Lustfaust

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - at 8:00 pm
Teatro Eliseo - via Nazionale 183, Rome
free entrance

Artist Jamie Shovlin, together with the German rock band Lustfaust, will perform live the score to the film Hiker Meat in the tradition of a silent movie piano score, yet with samplers and a typical rock band set-up. The band will also ‘play’ the projection – sampling source material for the making of the film.

The performance, Hiker Meat (Rough Cut), is coordinated by Ilaria Gianni.

Organized by the Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea.

In collaboration with Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico – Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali.

EUROPUNK – The visual culture of punk in Europe, 1976-80


Preview: Thursday 20 January 2011, 6 pm
Open to the public: January 21, 2011 – March 20, 2011
French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici - Rome, Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1

Born 35 years ago punk continues to influence most art and cultural forms, from music to literature, from visual arts to fashion. No exhibition or publication has yet been devoted to the artistic dimension of this movement in itself, even less with a truly international scope. EUROPUNK wishes to fill this particular lack.

From 21 January to 20 March 2011, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici will present the exhibition EUROPUNK, the visual culture of punk, 1976-80 trying to focus on the wealth of punk culture in Europe in the second half of the 1970s, showing the revolutionary change of imagery created by graphic designers, illustrators, image makers and agitators. It doesn’t want to tell once more the story of the musical influences of this movement that has surprised and shocked millions of young people, but to show the works of those artists who, while strongly denying they were making art, did want their images to change the world.

The exhibition is curated by Éric de Chassey, director of the French Academy in Rome, in collaboration with Fabrice Stroun, independent curator associated with the Mamco of Geneva, which will host the exhibition in the summer 2011. Four artists have been invited to conceive site specific projects for the Roman venue: Francis Baudevin, Stéphane Dafflon, Philippe Decrauzat and Scott King.