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23/08/17

Biennale di Istanbul



Eccovi le ultime news sulla prossima Biennale di Istanbul ideato dagli artisti Elmgreen & Dragset  che hanno assunto il ruolo di curatori, chissà se andrà bene o sarà come a Zurigo a Manifesta con un artista/curatore con delle belle idee ma con una realizzazione un poco debole. 

Dal 16 Settembre al 12 Novembre ci sarà tempo per poterlo scoprire.


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The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is pleased to announce the list of artists, duos, and collectives that will take part in the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial. The 15th Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbour and curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, reveals the participating artists of this year’s edition, which takes place from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 55 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood. The biennial takes place in six neighbouring venues: Istanbul Modern, Galata Greek Primary School, Ark Kültür, Pera Museum, Yoğunluk Atelier, and Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam. 

“Your neighbour might be someone who lives quite a different life from yours. And hopefully you, unlike many politicians lately, are not the one who chooses to deal with your fear of otherness by fencing yourself off. The artists in the 15th Istanbul Biennial raise questions about ideas of home, neighbourhood, belonging and co-existence from multiple perspectives. Some of the artworks examine how our domestic living conditions and modes have changed and how our neighbourhoods have transformed, while others focus on how we cope with today’s geopolitical challenges on a micro-level. The Biennial takes its form from the invited artists’ personal or analytical statements: an engaging mixture of hopes and visions, of sadness and indignation, of history and present day.” Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial 

By the Numbers: 15th Istanbul Biennial 2 months 55 artists 32 countries 6 exhibition venues 30 new commissions



List of artists Galata Greek Primary School Heba Y. Amin Born in Cairo, lives in Berlin Mark Dion Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, lives in New York, NY Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Dayton, Ohio, both live in New York, NY Kasia Fudakowski Born in London, lives in Berlin Pedro Gómez-Egaña Born in Bucaramanga, lives between Bergen and Copenhagen Lungiswa Gqunta Born in Port Elizabeth, lives in Cape Town Andrea Joyce Heimer Born in Great Falls, Montana, lives in Ferndale, Washington Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell Born in Edinburgh and Bedford, both live in London Olaf Metzel Born in Berlin, lives in Munich Mahmoud Obaidi Born in Baghdad, lives in Burlington, Ontario Henrik Olesen Born in Esbjerg, lives in Berlin Erkan Özgen Born in Mardin, lives in Diyarbakır Leander Schönweger Born in Meran, lives in Vienna Dan Stockholm Born in Thisted, lives in Copenhagen Ali Taptık Born in Istanbul, lives in Istanbul Bilal Yılmaz Born in Manisa, lives in Istanbul Istanbul Modern Volkan Aslan Born in Ankara, lives in Istanbul Alper Aydın Born in Ordu, lives between Ordu, Ankara, Konya, and Istanbul Monica Bonvicini Born in Venice, lives in Berlin Louise Bourgeois Born in Paris, died in New York, NY Latifa Echakhch Born in El Khnansa, lives in Martigny Candeğer Furtun Born in Istanbul, lives in Istanbul Kim Heecheon Born in Seoul, lives in Seoul Mirak Jamal Born in Tehran, lives in Berlin Fernando Lanhas Born in Porto, died in Porto Victor Leguy Born in Sao Paulo, lives in Sao Paulo Klara Lidén Born in Stockholm, lives in Berlin Mahmoud Obaidi Born in Baghdad, lives in Burlington, Ontario Lydia Ourahmane Born in Saida, lives in Oran and London Rayyane Tabet Born in Ashquot, lives in Beirut Young-Jun Tak Born in Seoul, lives in Berlin Kaari Upson Born in San Bernadino, California, lives in Los Angeles, California Kemang Wa Lehulere Born in Cape Town, lives in Cape Town Yonamine Born in Luanda, lives in Harare Xiao Yu Born in Inner Mongolia, lives in Beijing ARK Kültür Mahmoud Khaled Born in Alexandria, lives in Trondheim Pera Museum Adel Abdessemed Born in Constantine, lives in London Njideka Akunyili Crosby Born in Enugu, lives in Los Angeles, California Alejandro Almanza Pereda Born in Mexico City, lives in Guadalajara Berlinde De Bruyckere Born in Ghent, lives in Ghent Vajiko Chachkhiani Born in Tbilisi, lives in Berlin Gözde İlkin Born in Istanbul, lives in Istanbul Liliana Maresca Born in Buenos Aires, died in Buenos Aires Lee Miller Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, died in Chiddingly, East Sussex Aude Pariset Born in Versailles, lives in Berlin Sim Chi Yin Born in Singapore, lives in Beijing Dayanita Singh Born in New Delhi, lives in New Delhi Tatiana Trouvé Born in Cosenza, lives in Paris Tsang Kinwah Born in Shantou, lives in Hong Kong Andra Ursuta Born in Salonta, lives in New York, NY Fred Wilson Born in New York, NY, lives in New York, NY Yoğunluk Atelier Yoğunluk Founded in Istanbul, live in Istanbul Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam Monica Bonvicini Born in Venice, lives in Berlin Stephen G. Rhodes Born in Houston, Texas, lives in Berlin Tuğçe Tuna Born in Mons, lives in Istanbul Outside all venues Burçak Bingöl Born in Giresun, lives in Istanbul Lukas Wassmann Born in Zurich, lives in Berlin

The 15th Istanbul Biennial’s Public Programme 

In addition to the two-month-long exhibition, the 15th Istanbul Biennial also features a Public Programme coordinated by artist Zeyno Pekünlü that encompasses a variety of events and discussions related to the concept of “a good neighbour”. 

Without neglecting the burden of history and the immediacy of actuality, the Public Programme focuses on the shared questions that led to a number of important debates in recent years. During the opening and closing weeks of the Biennial, it features symposiums with thought-provoking speakers such as activist and professor Shahrzad Mojab, recognised for her research on the impact of war, displacement and violence on women’s learning and education; professor Joseph Massad, known for his criticism of liberal policies related to multiculturalism; professor of political economy Massimo de Angelis; and architect and scholar Stavros Stavrides, whose work focuses on spatial practices. 

Entitled Chosen Families, the first trails the quest for different kinds of belongings beyond family as an institution. The second, Mutual Fate focuses on urban ecology and strives for finding ways out of anthropocentrism. With panel discussions, screenings, workshops and regular events throughout the Biennial, participants can be found cooking, reading and playing music together. Admission to all Public Programme events is free. More details on the 15th Istanbul Biennial’s Public Programme can be accessed at bienal.iksv.org/en.


The 15th Istanbul Biennial – a good neighbour 

The 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbour, is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). The Biennial is made possible thanks to sponsor Koç Holding, with the patronage of several other supporters, international funders and funding bodies. It takes place from 16 September to 12 November 2017 and access to exhibitions and programming is free of charge. 

Instead of a statement, the curators, artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, developed 40 questions that have guided the process of making the exhibition. These questions were first presented live in Istanbul by 40 performers of different ages, genders and backgrounds in December 2016, and were shared on the Biennial’s website and social media accounts. A video documentation of the press conference can found through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMPti6Hjac.

From Moscow to Sydney: The International Billboard Project

 In anticipation of the exhibition, the 15th Istanbul Biennial launched an International Billboard Project to share the theme of “a good neighbour” in different cities around the world. Through collaborations with cultural institutions worldwide, the International Billboard Project displays a carefully curated selection of photographs by Lukas Wassmann, which capture unexpected encounters paired with questions asking what makes a good neighbour. Host cities include Moscow (Russia), Sydney (Australia), Milan (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Armagh, Ballynahinch, Belfast, Downpatrick and Newry (Northern Ireland), Southhampton (UK), Calgary (Canada), Plovidv (Bulgaria), and Chicago (USA), Seoul and Gwangju (South Korea).







art verona





E’ la realtà più fresca delle fiere d’arte italiana conquista sempre più le gallerie italiane ma non solo, con un programma di qualità che la rende affidabile e valida alternativa alle fiere più affermate.



Focalizzata sul mercato italiano conferma il grande potenziale di questo universo dimenticato da una certo sistema. Realtà che pulsa intensamente e che potrebbe svelare grandi possibilità anche su fronti più internazionali.


Strategicamente, la nuova direttrice Adriana Polveroni, punta così sul progetto “Viaggio in Italia #backtoitaly”.


La fiera sarà articolata su cinque sezioni, la novità di Grand Tour e Scouting, Main Section, Raw Zone e i8-spazi indipendenti.


Ecco l'elenco degli espositori di questa edizione:

ESPOSITORI ARTVERONA 2017 GRAND TOUR 

ANALIX FOREVER, GINEVRA | EMALIN, LONDRA | ERMES ERMES, VIENNA-ROMA | FRUTTA GALLERY, ROMA | GALERIE EMANUEL LAYR, VIENNA-ROMA | ROLANDO ANSELMI, BERLINO 

SCOUTING 
A PALAZZO, BRESCIA | ADA, ROMA | A+B, BRESCIA | BRAND NEW GALLERY, MILANO | DOPPELGAENGER, BARI | EX ELETTROFONICA, ROMA | GALLERIA COLLICALIGREGGI, CATANIA | GALLERIA FUORICAMPO, SIENA | OPERE SCELTE, TORINO | PLACENTIA ARTE, PIACENZA | SPAZIOA, PISTOIA | FEDERICA SCHIAVO GALLERY, MILANO | LUCA TOMMASI, MILANO | TRAFFIC GALLERY, BERGAMO | VILLA CONTEMPORANEA, MONZA | Z2O SARA ZANIN GALLERY, ROMA 

RAW ZONE 
ANNARUMMA, NAPOLI | CELLAR CONTEMPORARY, TRENTO | CLIMA GALLERY, MILANO | GALLLERIAPIU’, BOLOGNA | NAM PROJECT, MILANO | PHOINIX, BRATISLAVA | RENATA FABBRI, MILANO | RIZZUTOGALLERY, PALERMO 

MAIN SECTION 
10 A.M. ART, MILANO | A01 ART GALLERY, NAPOLI | AA29 PROJECT ROOM, CASERTA-MILANOPRAGA | ADD-ART ADDICTION ART, SPOLETO | ANTIGALLERY, VENEZIA MESTRE | FRANCESCA ANTONINI, ROMA | AREA B & ARCO.IT, MILANO | ARENA STUDIO D’ARTE, VERONA | ARRIVADA, MILANO | ARTEA GALLERY, MILANO | ARTERICAMBI, VERONA | ARTESANTERASMO, MILANO | ARTESILVA, SEREGNO (MI) | GALLERIA ENRICO ASTUNI, BOLOGNA | GALLERIA BIANCONI, MILANO | BIBO’S PLACE, TODI | BOCCANERA, TRENTO | GALLERIA GIOVANNI BONELLI, MILANOPIETRASANTA | BONIONI ARTE, REGGIO EMILIA | BOXART GALLERIA D’ARTE, VERONA | GALLERIA D’ARTE CINQUANTASEI, BOLOGNA | C+N CANEPANERI, GENOVA-MILANO | CA’ DI FRA’, MILANO | CARDELLI E FONTANA, SARZANA (SP) | GALLERIA ALESSANDROCASCIARO, BOLZANO | GALLERIA MICHELA CATTAI, MILANO | ANTONELLA CATTANI, BOLZANO | GALLERIA CENTRO STECCATA, PARMA | GALLERIA CLIVIO, PARMA – MILANO | COLOPHONARTE, BELLUNO | COLOSSI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, BRESCIA | CONCEPTUAL, BERGAMO | LARA & RINO COSTA, VALENZA (AL) | COSTANTINI ART GALLERY, MILANO | CREARTE STUDIO, ODERZO (UD) | DE PRIMI FINE ART, LUGANO | PAOLO MARIA DEANESI GALLERY, TRENTO | DELLUPI ARTE, MILANO | DEP ART, MILANO | E3 ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, BRESCIA | EIDOS IMMAGINI CONTEMPORANEE, ASTI | FERRARIN ARTE, LEGNAGO (VR) |FL GALLERY, MILANO | GALLERIA FORNI, BOLOGNA | FRITTELLI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, FIRENZE | GALLERIA DORIS GHETTA, BOLZANO | GINOMONTI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, ANCONA |GALLERIA GIRALDI, LIVORNO | GUIDI&SCHOEN ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, GENOVA | IL MAPPAMONDO, MILANO | GALLERIA IL PONTE, FIRENZE | ISOLO 17 GALLERY, VERONA | KANALIDARTE, BRESCIA | KM0, INNSBRUCK | LABS GALLERY, BOLOGNA | L’ARIETE, BOLOGNA | LATTUADA STUDIO, MILANO | L’INCONTRO, CHIARI (BS) | MAAB – MICHAEL BIASI, MILANO–PADOVA | MAGMA GALLERY, BOLOGNA | MARCOROSSI ARTECONTEMPORANEA, MILANO-VERONA-PIETRASANTA | MARIGNANA ARTE, VENEZIA | ANNA MARRA, ROMA | GALLERIAMASSIMODELUCA, VENEZIA |GALLERIA MATÈRIA, ROMA | MAZZOLENI, TORINO–LONDRA | MENHIR, LA SPEZIA | METRONOM, MODENA | MLB MARIA LIVIA BRUNELLI GALLERY, FERRARA | MLZ ART DEP, TRIESTE | MONTORO12, ROMA | MOROTTI ARTE, MILANO – DAVERIO (VA) | NCONTEMPORARY, LONDRA-MILANO | OFFICINE DELL’IMMAGINE, MILANO | OFFICINE SAFFI, MILANO | GALLERIA OPEN ART, PRATO | OPERATIVA E DIAGONALE, Roma | OTTO GALLERY, BOLOGNA | GALLERIA PACK, MILANO | DAVIDEPALUDETTO, TORINO | NICOLA PEDANA, CASERTA | ALBERTO PEOLA, TORINO | GALLERIA POGGIALI, FIRENZE-PIETRASANTA | POLESCHI ARTE, LUCCA–MILANO | GALLERIA POLIART, MILANO, ROVERETO | PROMETEOGALLERY DI IDA PISANI, MILANO | PROGETTOARTE-ELM, MILANO | PROPOSTE D’ARTE, LEGNANO (MI) | PUNTO SULL’ARTE, VARESE | STUDIO D’ARTE RAFFAELLI, TRENTO |RCM GALERIE, PARIGI | GALLERIA MICHELA RIZZO, VENEZIA | GALLERIA ROSSMUT, ROMA | FEDERICO RUI, MILANO | GALLERIA RUSSO, ROMA | STUDIO SALES DI NORBERTO RUGGERI, ROMA | SANTO FICARA, FIRENZE | GALLERIA SPAZIA, BOLOGNA | SPIRALE MILANO, MILANO | GALLERIA TONELLI, MILANO | TRAFFIC GALLERY, BERGAMO | TORNABUONI ARTE,FIRENZE-MILANO- PARIGI-LONDRA | NICOLA TURCO, PARMA | VALMORE STUDIO D’ARTE, VICENZA | VV8 ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, REGGIO EMILIA | XXS APERTO AL CONTEMPORANEO, PALERMO 

I8 SPAZI INDIPENDENTI 
ALBUMARTE, ROMA | ANITA, PALERMO | CONTEMPORARY LOCUS, BERGAMO | CURRENT, MILANO | DIMORA ARTICA, MILANO | E IL TOPO, MILANO |GELATERIA SOGNI DI GHIACCIO – LOCALEDUE, BOLOGNA | MAGAZZINI FOTOGRAFICI, NAPOLI | MORE MUSEUM | PIERRE DUPONT | POLISONUM, ROMA | RADIOARTE, SIENA | SC17, PRATO | TILE PROJECT SPACE, MILANO 

EDITORIE/SERVIZI PER L’ARTE
 #AIMAGAZINE – THE ART REVIEW, PARMA | ANGAMC - ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE GALLERIE D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA, MILANO | ARTE - CAIRO EDITORE, MILANO | ARTEAM – ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE PER LA CULTURA E LE ARTI CONTEMPORANEE, ALBISSOLA MARINA | ARTEECRITICA, ROMA | ARTEIN - INTERNATIONAL ART MAGAZINE, VENEZIA | ARTFORUM INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK, USA | ARTRIBUNE, ROMA | ARTSLIFE, MILANO | ATPDIARY - CONTEMPORARY ART ONLINE MAGAZINE, MILANO | COLLEZIONE DA TIFFANY, FIRENZE | EMMEBI ARTE E LIBRI, MILANO | ESPOARTE CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE, ALBISSOLA MARINA | EXIBART, ROMA | FLASH ART – GIANCARLO POLITI EDITORE, MILANO | IL GIORNALE DELL'ARTE – EDITRICE UMBERTO ALLEMANDI & C., TORINO | IL GIORNALE DELLE FONDAZIONI, VENEZIA | JULIET ART MAGAZINE, MUGGIA | MANFREDI EDIZIONI, IMOLA | RIVISTA SEGNO, PESCARA 

22/08/17

Soul of a Nation





Con l'esposizione "Soul of nation" continuano le mostre che guardano ai recenti anni di trasformazione sociale che la Tate Modern da diverso tempo organizza fra i grandi eventi e le antologiche di artisti più o meno noti.

Questa guarda alla formazioni culturale ed artistica della comunità afro-americana, e prende le mosse dalla celebre marcia su Washington da Martin Luther King Jr nel 1963.



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The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations. 

Artists responded to these times by provoking, confronting, and confounding expectations. Their momentum makes for an electrifying visual journey. Vibrant paintings, powerful murals, collage, photography, revolutionary clothing designs and sculptures made with Black hair, melted records, and tights – the variety of artworks reflects the many viewpoints of artists and collectives at work during these explosive times.  

Some engage with legendary figures from the period, with paintings in homage to political leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane and sporting hero Jack Johnson. Muhammad Ali appears in Andy Warhol’s famous painting.  
This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.


21/08/17

Facebook village



Facebook continua ad espandersi nel suo progetto fisico e dopo aver coinvolto Frak O.Ghery per il suo centro polifunzionale amplia ora il suo campus con lo studio OMA di Rem Koolhaas. 




Un villaggio di 160.000 mq fra uffici di servizi, ristoranti e infrastrutture varie (farmacie, bar, supermercato etc..).



Il progetto sarà realizzato per il 2021

20/08/17

Copenhagen Art Week





Fra pochi giorni si svolgerà la settimana dell’arte contemporanea a Copenhagen, da diversi anni un bel momento di proposte artistiche internazionali.

Quest’anno sarà data una particolare attenzione alla relazione fra arti visive e i suoni.




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Cph Art Week 2017: SOUND & VISION August 24–September 3, 2017  cphartweek.dk

Grand opening party at Vega on August 24 featuring multimedia artist Nástio Mosquito, Danish singer Rebecca Molina and many others
 The fifth edition of Cph Art Week combines the best of the contemporary art scene with a sensory extravaganza of sound. When the festival kicks off at the end of August, the usual array of exhibitions and arrangements will be supplemented by concerts and musical performances.




The city’s exhibition spaces and museums join forces as Cph Art Week proudly presents ten days of the best of the current art scene in Copenhagen. True to tradition, Cph Art Week will provide Copenhageners, art lovers and culture fans alike with a massive dose of contemporary art served up in unusual and ambitious ways. Museums, galleries, art fairs and exhibition spaces come together to present a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, openings, artist talks, guided tours and many other activities, all under the title of SOUND & VISION. This year’s Cph Art Week 2017 examines the artistic intersection between sound and vision and presents not just the latest contemporary art that integrates sound and music, but also the artists who find inspiration through this universe.

The programme is inspired by natural and man-made sound, analogue and digital, the conceptual and the popular, and the noisy, melodic and the poetic. SOUND & VISION investigates how we create and interpret a cultural and social identity through art’s combination of images, sound and music.

Special guest star
Once again, Cph Art Week features a specially invited guest—this year the internationally acclaimed multimedia and performance artist Nástio Mosquito from Angola. A new raw talent in contemporary art, he uses charismatic and provocative performances, videos, music and poetry. This is the first time he appears in Denmark and we are proud to introduce him. Nástio Mosquito will be performing his performance concert “Resepctable Thief” at the Grand Opening Party at Vega and he will also be present in public space with the video “Ser Humano” and with a concert at the ArtBar.

ArtBar is back
Last year Cph Art Week launched the popular ArtBar (in cooperation with Copenhagen Contemporary) on Paper Island, a unique waterside location in the centre of Copenhagen and this year we want to repeat the success. Every evening during Cph Art Week , ArtBar will feature free two artists who specialise in sound art and performance. Amongst the featured artists are Hassan Khan (Egypt), Vinyl, Terror & Horror (Denmark), Felia Gram Hansen & Eric Andersen (Denmark) and Danius Kesminas (Australia).




Art in the city
One of Cph Art Week’s trademarks is art in public spaces—where works and performances can be found on land, water and under ground—and this year is no exception, as the public space will be filled with works that connects to the theme SOUND & VISION. In the metro, visitors can experience site-specific art works with DIAS-Digital Interactive Art Space. And at the Copenhagen Main Library a new auditive installation by Danish Artist Group Vinyl, Terror & Horror is presented. Also the Danish water busses will feature artistic works and performances.

Cph Art Week opens on August 24 and kicks off with a grand opening party at Vega featuring numerous artists and musicians, and runs until September 3 with CODE Art Fair and CHART Art Fair.
The full programme and list of participants is available at www.cphartweek.dk.

Copenhagen Art Week was established by web magazine Kunsten.nu in 2013 to assemble and showcase the entire Danish art scene. 

Cph Art Week is supported by:
Copenhagen Municipality, the Danish Arts Foundation, Bikubenfonden, Det Obelske Familiefond, Nordea-fonden and VEGA











19/08/17

Pirelli - The Call 2018




 E’ in corso la realizzazione del nuovo calendario Pirelli 2018, quest’anno sarà il fotografo Tim Walker che indagherà con i suoi scatti sulla favola di Alice nel paese delle Meraviglie, il noto testo di Lewis Carroll, in una chiave molto poetica.




Per questi scatti sono state coinvolte alcune famose attrici, cantanti della cultura black , fra le tante Woopi Goldberg, che interpreta una duchessa, la modella Naomi Campbell in quello di una soldatessa, Lupita Nyong’o nel ruolo di un ghiro.







Da diversi anni il noto calendario inglese, diventato un oggetto di cult collezionato in tutto il mondo, ha dismesso la banalità del nudo femminile per una sperimentazione che ha visto coinvolto alcuni dei fotografi più interessanti come Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz o Bruce Weber.  


18/08/17

Memoriale sull'Olocausto a Londra



Il bando di concorso per il National Holocaust Memorial a Londra è nella fase conclusiva, sono stati selezionati i progetti finali fra cui sarà selezionato quello che verrà realizzato nel Victoria Tower Gardens vicino al Parlamento.



Sono dieci progetti tra cui quelli di noti studi internazionali realizzati con importanti artisti, i modelli e alcuni fotomontaggi sono in mostra fino al 22 Agosto al mostra presso il Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A).



Fra pochi giorni sarà reso noto il progetto selezionato 

  • Adjaye Associates (UK) with Ron Arad Architects
  • Allied Works (US) with artist Robert Montgomery
  • Caruso St John (UK) with artist Rachel Whiteread
  • Diamond Schmitt Architects (CA) with landscape architect Martha Schwartz Partners
  • Foster + Partners (UK) with artist Michal Rovner
  • heneghan peng architects (IE) with multidisciplinary designers Bruce Mau Design
  • John McAslan + Partners (UK) with emerging US practice MASS Design Group
  • Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (FI) with UK based David Morley Architects
  • Studio Libeskind (US) with emerging UK practice Haptic Architects
  • Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) with artist Anish Kapoor

La giuria è composta da :

  • Sir Peter Bazalgette (Jury Chair), Chair, United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Chair, ITV Board
  • Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom
  • Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • Ben Helfgott MBE, Holocaust Survivor, Honorary President, ’45 Aid Society and President, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
  • Sally Osman, Director of Royal Communications
  • Loyd Grossman CBE, Chair of Royal Parks
  • Alice M Greenwald, Director, National September 11 Memorial and Museum
  • Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Journalist
  • Baroness Kidron OBE, Film director and crossbench peer
  • Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, Former Director of the Serpentine Galleries
  • Paul Williams OBE, Director, Stanton Williams Architects
  • Charlotte Cohen, Prime Minister’s Holocaust Youth Commissioner
  • Natasha Kaplinsky, Broadcaster, Natasha recently recorded the testimony of over 100 Holocaust survivors and camp liberators.

17/08/17

Marina oltre il muro




La recente biografia di Marina Abramovic, uscita per le edizioni Bompiani, è un libro gradevole e molto interessante per le condivisioni che l’artista presenta, anche se non molto scorrevole nella scrittura.

Proposto come narrazione, la vita dell’artista, scorre rapidamente dalla complessa fase adolescenziale agli ultimi anni di attività artistica, alternato da riflessioni intime e favolistiche.

Fra episodi personali e momenti pubblici la storia, di questo noto personaggio del mondo dell’arte, pare costellata da molti attimi di fortuna e tante difficili tappe relazionali che effettivamente paiono trovano poi riverbero nella sua produzione artistica.

Mi colpisce in particolare modo come le fatalità degli eventi sembrano aver trovato così tante coincidenze, soprattutto sul versante mistico.

La parte fotografica è piacevole e varia, spesso con materiale inedito e più privato.

Nel complesso una utile lettura per capire questa grande artista del nostro presente.


16/08/17

An Incomplete History of Protest




Il Whitney Museum di New York inaugura il prossimo 18 Agosto una mostra sulle opere di protesta sociale, tema che da diversi tempi anima molti progetti espositivi. 

Sempre di più, mi pare, che stia diventando impellente capire quanto realmente certe posizioni artistiche siano reali sostenitrici della comunità culturale e non la usino solo per avere attenzione mediatica. 

La mostra nel complesso analizzerà il periodo dal 1940 la nostro presente.



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Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. 

Many have sought immediate change, such as ending the war in Vietnam or combating the AIDS crisis. Others have engaged with protest more indirectly, with the long term in mind, hoping to create new ways of imagining society and citizenship.

Since its founding in the early twentieth century, the Whitney has served as a forum for the most urgent art and ideas of the day, at times attracting protest itself. An Incomplete History of Protest, however, is by name and necessity a limited account. No exhibition can approximate the activism now happening in the streets and online, and no collection can account fully for the methodological, stylistic, and political diversity of artistic address. Instead, the exhibition offers a sequence of historical case studies focused on particular moments and themes—from questions of representation to the fight for civil rights—that remain relevant today. At the root of the exhibition is the belief that artists play a profound role in transforming their time and shaping the future.

An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017 is organized by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection; Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator; and Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator; with David Kiehl, curator emeritus; and Margaret Kross, curatorial assistant.

14/08/17

Simone Forti / To Play the Flute




Con piacere vi segnalo questa nuova iniziativa della Fondazione Furla.

Sarà una selezione di performance dell’artista, coreografa e performer italoamericana che per tre giorni animerà la Sala Fontana del Museo del Novecento To Play the Flute, questo è il primo appuntamento di Furla Series #01, che consiste nel reenactment di quattro performance storiche che rappresentano tappe fondamentali nel percorso artistico di Simone Forti: da Huddle e Censor (entrambe del 1961) fino a Cloths (1967) e Sleepwalkers (1968), la selezione restituisce alcuni degli elementi chiave che contraddistinguono il suo approccio alla performance, come la combinazione di azioni e oggetti e il ruolo fondamentale del suono.

Simone Forti è da oltre cinquant’anni una delle figure di riferimento della danza postmoderna. Dai movimenti minimali e prosaici dei suoi primi lavori, alle improvvisazioni che coniugano parola e movimento, la sua ricerca ha profondamente influenzato la danza e le pratiche performative contemporanee.

È in particolare con le celebri Dance Constructions – oggi parte della collezione permanente del Museum of Modern Art di New York – che Simone Forti si afferma sulla scena artistica degli anni Sessanta come innovatrice e sperimentatrice del linguaggio del corpo. Presentate per la prima volta nel 1961 come parte delle Five Dance Constructions and Some Other Things durante una serie di eventi organizzati da La Monte Young nello studio di Yoko Ono a New York, queste performance ripensano la relazione tra corpo e oggetto, movimento e scultura, rispetto delle regole e improvvisazione. Si tratta di azioni costituite da movimenti semplici o dall’interazione con oggetti, in cui l’espressione personale e l’improvvisazione vengono sempre precluse dagli sforzi richiesti per svolgere determinati movimenti o seguire delle regole.

Lavoro tra i più noti di questa serie, Huddle consiste nel gesto collettivo di un gruppo di persone che, strette le une alle altre, creano una sola entità strutturale. Un insieme disuniforme di braccia, gambe, busti e teste prende forma sotto gli occhi degli spettatori, diventando una scultura fatta di corpi che ad uno ad uno scalano questa massa per poi rientrare a farne parte.

Presentato nel 1961 all’interno dello stesso contesto, Censor è invece uno scontro tra suoni: una pentola piena di chiodi viene scossa vigorosamente mentre una canzone è intonata ad alta voce, un’estenuante competizione acustica che all’interno di To Play the Flute viene ripetuta più volte fungendo da intermezzo tra una performance e l’altra.

In Cloths, realizzata per la prima volta nel 1967 alla School of Visual Arts di New York, tre tele nere occupano lo spazio celando altrettanti performer che rovesciano su di esse una serie di drappi a formare una stratificazione di superfici colorate, mentre cantano sovrapponendo le loro voci a brani preregistrati di altre canzoni. Il corpo scompare per lasciare completamente la scena a due elementi fondamentali nella ricerca dell’artista: il movimento – in questo caso quello dei tessuti – e la musica.

Infine Sleepwalkers, a Milano interpretato dalla performer e danzatrice Claire Filmon, è uno dei lavori più noti di Simone Forti ed è legato alla sua esperienza in Italia negli anni Sessanta. La performance fu infatti eseguita per la prima volta alla Galleria L’Attico di Roma nel 1968, dopo che l’artista trascorse giorni a osservare e disegnare la fauna dello zoo della città. Il risultato è un lavoro meditativo, basato sui comportamenti abituali che gli animali sviluppano in risposta all’ambiente confinato in cui si trovano, restituiti nell’azione performativa tramite movimenti minimi che indagano il complicato equilibrio tra restrizione e libertà.

Foto copertina: Simone Forti, Huddle (1961), performed at Le Mouvement - Performing the City, Biel/Bienne, 2014. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Meyer & Kangangi. Photo courtesy the artist.




21-22-23 Settembre 2017

19.00 (accesso ore 18.30)
20.30 (accesso ore 20.00)
Ingresso libero fino a esaurimento posti

Sala Fontana, Museo del Novecento
Via Marconi, 1
Milano

13/08/17

Adrián Villar Rojas a Bregenz



Anche presso il Kunsthaus Bregenz l'artista argentino interviene con una grande messa in scena, se i primi interventi erano particolarmente validi ultimamente tende al compiacimento, vedi la selezione di opere note e il gioco ironico con i gattini... 

Nel complesso la suggestione è gradevole, forse però inizia a diventare debole. 



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Adrián Villar Rojas has become renowned for his site-specific work. At the Bienal del Fin del Mundo 2009 in Patagonia, a lithic whale lay stranded in a forest. For the 2011 Venice Biennale, the artist erected a forest of stone creatures, extending to the ceiling like surreal pillars. He thinks in terms of geological periods, equating prehistoric history and the distant future in his imagery.
Villar Rojas’ exhibition The Theater of Disappearance has already secured its place in the history of Kunsthaus Bregenz. The artist has conceived a passage through human culture from its origins to its apotheosis.
The ground floor provides Adrián Villar Rojas’ exhibition with a completely empty stage. Even the ticket counter has been removed. Colored light streams through the windows. A reproduction of the painting Madonna del Parto(1450–1475) by Piero della Francesca extends across the floor, depicting a pregnant Madonna.
The first floor is darkened, flora hanging from its ceiling, the floor space paved in brown marble, the fossils within it meticulously exposed. Is this an ancient place of worship, at the origins of man, or the vaults of his tragic existence?


The second floor is likewise darkened, a copy of Picasso’s Guernica (1937) located in the middle. Villar Rojas adds a bar of fire, flickering along its lower edge. An image of a bearded hunter is displayed adjacent to one of two dinosaurs. An iron basket hangs from the ceiling. Humans exist in the world and, with them, carnage and violence.
The atmosphere changes on the predominantly white upper floor. The legs of Michelangelo’s David (1501—1504) are enthroned on a ramp. Humanity has arrived in Olympus, abandoning Earth, a cyber spider is the last remaining witness to humanity’s disappearance — a post-apocalyptic scenario.









12/08/17

Performa 17 - Circulations



Anticipando un trend ora attualissimo Performa dal 2005 a New York segue le forme delle performance e differenzia ora con altri progetti come Circulations un incrocio fra architettura e artisticità performativa. 


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Performa, the internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to live performance across disciplines, announces Circulations, an ambitious architecture program for Performa 17, the seventh edition of the Performa Biennial, to take place November 1–19, 2017, at locations throughout New York City. Circulations builds upon Performa’s sustained commitment to revealing how performance can be a radical tool to rethink architecture’s uses and aesthetics. It will unfold as a multilayered program comprised of site-specific live performances and architectural experiments in iconic and unexpected architectural venues throughout the city and region, as well as a symposium and a scholarly publication.
“Performance and architecture always go hand in hand.  From our daily routines, to the spaces that Performa identifies as frame or backdrop for Performa Commissions, it is the built environment that shapes our behavior and impacts our understanding of space,” says RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Chief Curator of Performa. “Since the late 1970s, when new building commissions were scarce, architects used performance to put their concepts into practice, even before constructing their first buildings. Performa 17 puts a spotlight on this little-known history, while initiating live works that reveal current architectural sensibilities and modes of thinking in new ways.”    
Examining one of architecture’s primary concerns—the movement of bodies in space—and entering into present-day political and social debates, Circulations will gather together architects, artists, curators, performers, and theorists to explore the predicaments of contemporary urban life, and to enact possible alternatives in new commissioned live works and collaborative projects. The program will offer an extensive survey of the historical use of performance within architectural practices, while also positioning such performances within a globalized, digitalized world where architecture exceeds the limits of the built environment. The resulting commissions, projects, and scholarship will establish a new critical benchmark for architecture and performance, and reveal the myriad ways that bodies and buildings inform and transform one another.

“New York, with its dense urban fabric and complex history—from its Downtown mystique to its real estate–driven present—is the ideal location for a program like this,” says Charles Aubin, the principal curator of Circulations. “The artists and architects treat the city as a platform for experimentation where human beings and their activities confront the built environment. Performance offers imaginative new ways to examine our preconceived ideas about architecture and reassess its agendas.”


PERFORMANCE PROGRAM


Circulations will bring to life “The Environment-Bubble,” a widely influential blueprint by the Montreal-based architect François Dallegret, for the first time since it was first proposed in 1965. Dallegret’s “Bubble” was envisioned as a flexible, temporary dome, capable of hosting multiple occupants, with a central mainframe containing domestic appliances and new technologies. Initially conceived to enhance Reyner Banham’s thinking in “A Home Is Not a House,” a seminal text on ecological building practices published in Art in America in 1965, the “Bubble” became a reference point for generations of architects seeking radical ways to challenge the division of public and private spaces. For Performa 17, Dallegret will collaborate with Los Angeles–based architect, François Perrin, and Paris-based choreographer, Dimitri Chamblas, to turn the “Bubble” into an active site of physical and intellectual engagement. This itinerant, inflatable structure will roam across New York City, presenting programming that revisits the utopian ambitions of the 1960s and scrutinizes their relevance to the present day. Daily dance workshops, open to the public, will further the project’s aspirations to bring individuals together and shape temporary communities.

A Swedish artist of Palestinian descent, Tarik Kiswanson expands upon his multifaceted upbringing to address hotly debated notions of interwoven identities and cultural hybridization. His Performa Commission takes as its starting point the artist’s early emotional memories and spatial sensations from his Swedish hometown of Halmstad. The artist will transfigure these recollections of childhood into an epic coming-of-age performance by a group of teenage boys, singing a new a cappella composition that ruminates on the turbulent world of migration, displacement, and the meaning of home. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette.
Based in New York since 1976, the Japanese-born choreographer and dancer Eiko Otake has spent four and a half decades refining a subtle, choreographic grammar grounded in extreme slowness, shared vulnerability, and a sense of time that is larger than the human life. For Performa 17, the artist will push her body to the limits of dance and insert her singular, ethereal figure within the architecture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On three consecutive Sundays during the Biennial, Otake will interrogate the spaces and meanings of all three of The Met’s locations—the encyclopedic museum on Fifth Avenue, the modernist project incarnated in The Met Breuer, and the uncanny reconstruction of a medieval past at The Met Cloisters. Curated by Limor Tomer, General Manager of Live Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For his Performa Commission, Bucharest-based, French artist Jimmy Robert will inhabit Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, transforming the modernist icon into a stage for an intimate performance that delves into the intersections of architecture, visibility, and black representation. Drawing on the house’s idiosyncratic features, Robert has devised a score of choreographic phrases, music, and poetry for two performers, who will engage in a subtle game of looking and being looked at. Robert’s layered performance will turn the Glass House into an arena where exposure, representation, and power can be thought anew. Co-commissioned with The Glass House. Co-curated with Cole Akers, Curator of The Glass House.

Marching On is a project by Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson, architects and professors at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), in collaboration with the Marching Cobras of New York, a Harlem-based after-school drum line and dance team. The project will explore the crucial role of collective performance in urban African-American neighborhoods. Set in Marcus Garvey Park, Marching On will highlight the significance of marching and organized forms of collective performances as acts of both cultural identity and political resistance. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture.
For Performa 17, American architects and artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley will present The Newcomers, a nomadic architectural installation and durational performance that resonates with contemporary social anxieties. The duo will build and live in a suspended refuge that will evolve and migrate over a weeklong performance. Each day, Schweder and Shelley will work together to disassemble their temporary home, turn its materials into a makeshift bridge, and then reconstitute their raft-like shelter in a new location, where they will spend the night once again. As architects and urbanists face new environmental challenges, Schweder and Shelley propose a nimble form of habitation that challenges the discipline to think beyond permanence.

PUBLICATION AND PERFORMA INSTITUTE

Performa 17 will launch a groundbreaking publication focusing on works by architects who challenge the limits of their discipline by incorporating actions, happenings, and staged situations into their practice. A companion to the biennial’s curatorial initiative, this new publication will compile historical and contemporary examples of architects and collectives working with performance, among them Coop Himmelb(l)au, OMA/AMO, Ricardo Bofill, Diller + Scofidio, Francis Kéré, and Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation. The publication will shed light on how performance has underscored the relationship of the built environment to questions of labor, security, race, migration, mobility, environment, gentrification, and modes of public assembly. Co-edited by Charles Aubin, Performa curator, and Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Associate Curator at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture and 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Chief Curator with the After Belonging Agency.

Alongside this publication, Performa 17 will complete the Circulations program with a symposium presented by the Performa Institute on November 11, 2017, which will examine how performance can serve to challenge and question our understanding of buildings and cities. Gathering together international and American architects, artists, and scholars, the symposium will present visitors with a spirited, fast-paced series of talks, screenings, readings, and panel discussions. In line with Performa’s previous public programs, this unorthodox symposium will permit speakers and audience members to circulate freely in a specially designed Performa Hub, commissioned by Performa from the Berlin-based architect Markus Miessen for this edition.

ABOUT PERFORMA
Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Since launching New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05, in 2005, the organization has solidified its identity as a commissioning and producing entity. As a “museum without walls,” Performa provides important art historical heft to the field by showing the development of live art in all its forms from many different cultural perspectives reaching back to the Renaissance. The Performa Biennial is celebrated worldwide as the first biennial to give specialized attention to this remarkable history, transforming the city of New York into the “world capital of artists’ performance” every other November. Performa attracts a national and international audience of more than 200,000 and more than five million website hits during its three-week run. In the last decade, Performa has presented nearly 600 performances, worked with more than 700 artists, and toured commissioned performances in nearly 20 countries around the world.
The Performa curatorial team is led by Chief Curator RoseLee Goldberg, and includes Performa curators Adrienne Edwards and Charles Aubin, with contributions from Performa Consortium curators. The Performa program is produced by Esa Nickle.
For more on Performa and its programs, including its Biennial, please visit www.performa-arts.org.

BIENNIAL SUPPORTERS

The Performa Commissioning Fund for Performa 17 is supported by grants from Toby Devan Lewis and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and by the members of the Performa Commissioning Council. Additional program support for the Biennial is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation/Institute of International Education, Lambent Foundation, David and Elaine Potter Foundation, Arison Arts Foundation, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Institut Français à Paris, and FUSED (French–US Exchange in Dance). Marching On by Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson is supported by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.