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50 giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze

Bardini Contemporanea

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Biennale di Venezia

CANGO

Estate Fiorentina

Fabbrica Europa

Festival dei Popoli

Fondazione Targetti

Fosca

Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti

Il Vivaio del Malcantone

Kinkaleri

Krypton/Teatro Studio

Lo schermo dell'arte

Middle East Now

Museo Marino Marini

Musicus Concentus

Pitti Discovery

Quelli della Compagnia

River to River

Senzacornice | Laboratorio di ricerca e formazione per l’arte contemporanea

Studio Marangoni

Teatro della Limonaia

Tempo Reale

Tusciaelecta

Villa Romana

Virgilio Sieni / Centro di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza

XING

Search

Attività

Visual Art

Photography

publishing

Dance

Music

Cinema

Theatre

Performing Art

Architecture

Festival

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2016

2015

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Senzacornice | Laboratorio di ricerca e formazione per l’arte contemporanea

Memories of Contemporary

22.11.2016

Conference curated by Alessandra Acocella and Caterina Toschi
Scientific Committee Barbara Cinelli, Flavio Fergonzi,
Alberto Salvadori, Tiziana Serena
Florence, Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia, November 22-23, 2016


The conference is focused on contemporary arts archives with particular attention to the Tuscan context. The main objective is an in-depth examination on new features acquired by archives since the ’60s, when documentary collections became critical devices of diffused memories that gather multiple and complex materials, such as artist books and films, photographs, magazines, postcards and ephemera. On November 22nd, young scholars will introduce a selection of artist films and videos; on November 23rd, national and international speakers will discuss on contemporary art archive as an information tool and as a place for research. The conference is promoted by Senzacornice | Research and Education Lab for Contemporary Art and supported by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee-Fondazione CRF and Piccoli Grandi Musei-Toscana ’900. In collaboration with Regione Toscana and Soprintendenza Archivistica and Bibliografica della Toscana

Filtri: Senzacornice | Laboratorio di ricerca e formazione per l’arte contemporanea, Performing Art, Photography, publishing, Cinema, Visual Art, Architecture, 2016

Lo schermo dell'arte

Lo Schermo dell'Arte Film Festival 2016

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Lo Schermo dell'Arte - edizione 2016

16.11.2016

LO SCHERMO DELL'ARTE FILM FESTIVAL returns to Florence from November 16-20 2016, an international project which investigates and promotes the relations between contemporary art and cinema, and has reached its 9th edition, directed by Silvia Lucchesi.

 

The rich program opens Weds. Nov. 16 at Cinema La Compagnia, a new Florentine theater restored after years of inactivity, with the inauguration of the exhibition "VISIO. Outside The Black Box"by Leonardo Bigazzi, which will collect the works of 12 artists who participated in the fifth edition of "VISIO European Programme on Artists' Moving Images"(6 pm). Afterwards, at 9 pm, Opening Night with the Italian premiere of "Where is Rocky II?" Pierre Bismuth’s docu-drama of the search for a mysterious work by Californian artist Ed Ruscha.

 

Among the guest artists: Gianikian Yervant and Angela Ricci Lucchi protagonists of "Focus On, 2016" which brings together seven of their famous films; Omer Fast will present the Italian premiere of his psycho-thriller "Remainder" (2015), and "Continuity" (2016), Luca Trevisani with the European premiere of his latest work "Sudan" (2016) co-produced by LO SCHERMO DELL'ARTE, and then Joana Hadjithomas co-author, with Khalil Joreige, of the poetic "Ismyrne" (2016) and Assaf Gruber with the short "The Right "(2015).

 

In Film d’Artista, previews of "Nightlife" (2015), the first film in 3D by Cyprien Gaillard; "Faux Départ" (2015) by Yto Barrada, candidate for the Prix Duchamp 2016, and "The Challenge" (2016) Yuri Ancarani, which won a prize at the latest Locarno Festival, presented in collaboration with the Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement (BIM) in Geneva.

 

The Sguardi (Looks) section of the program includes documentaries on contemporary art, including the Italian premieres of portraits of American photographer Robert Frank and artists Eva Hesse and David Hockney. In collaboration with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, on the occasion of the exhibition "Ai Weiwei. Libero", in the presence of director Michael Schindhelm,"The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg"dedicated to the most famous collector of contemporary Chinese art, the Swiss businessman Uli Sigg.

 

Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2016 is supported by Regione Toscana in the context of “Toscanaincontemporanea2016” and by Creative Europe/MEDIA, Comune di Firenze, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze It is included in “50 Giorni di Cinema 2016”, project realized in context of Programma Sensi Contemporanei per il Cinema, supported by Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale, MIBACT Direzione Generale Cinema, Regione Toscana, Fondazione Sistema ToscanaIstitutional partners: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Institut français Firenze, Ambasciata Kingdom of the Netherlands, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Deutsche Institut Florenz sponsor: ottod’Ame, Famiglia Cecchi, Findomestic, Unicoop Firenze

 

 

 

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Festival, Cinema, Visual Art, 2016

Museo Marino Marini

Rayyane Tabet La Mano De Dios

09.6.2016

 

a cura di Leonardo Bigazzi

 

The Museo Marino Marini presents “La Mano De Dios”, a solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet (b. 1983, Ashqout) curated by Leonardo Bigazzi. The exhibition, opening on June 9th at 7 pm, is the artist’s first institutional show in Italy and will consist of a new site-specific project produced by the Museum. Tabet’s work explores the potential of memory and personal narratives to address questions related to complex geopolitical situations through sculpture.

 

The work presented in Florence is the last chapter of the series Five Distant Memories: The Suitcase, The Room, The Toys, The Boat and Maradona (2006-2016); a ten year long project that developed from the artist’s earliest childhood memories. The series explores the generative possibilities of memory to transform objects and situations around us. A packed suitcase ready for an evacuation, elements from the artist’s bombed-out bedroom in Beirut, a set of wood block toys or the boat used by the artist’s father in a failed attempt to flee the country, become found objects reconfigured to create experiences that respond and change according to the exhibition context.

 

La Mano De Dios, the project that closes the series, takes as its departure point Diego Maradona’s infamous goal scored with his hand during the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup against England. That game, which was loaded with political tensions due to the Falklands War which happened four years earlier, has come to be remembered as Argentina’s revenge over the British. The work in the show will consists of a major architectural intervention built in the crypt of the Museum based on the artist’s memory of hearing about the goal on the radio through an anchor who, in order to draw as much attention to the event, had shared the news by sounding the siren usually used to announce imminent bombings in Beirut. By reworking different elements associated to the original context of this memory  - the shelter used by his family during the civil war- the artist has created an environment that responds to the particular architectural configuration of the crypt and its history. The crypt had in fact been used as a shelter during air strikes in World War II. Although this project shares several references with the four previous chapters in the series, both formally and conceptually, it involves for the first time a world-renowned historical episode that as viewers we can all relate to.

 

The previous chapters in the series were commissioned and produced by  Darat al Funun in Amman, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The New Museum in New York, Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev and Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah.

 

A catalogue dedicated to the Five Distant Memories series will be published by the Museum with Mousse Publishing by the end of 2016.

 

The exhibition has been produced thanks to the support of Regione Toscana and OAC-Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

 

Further support to the exhibition was guaranteed thanks to the Comune di Firenze and the project Secret Florence, part of the Special Fair Programme at Pitti Immagine 2016 promoted by the Florence Centre for Italian Fashion and supported by Mise (Ministry for Economical Development) and Agenzia Ice as part of the general support project for Italian fairs and the Made in Italy brand.

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2016

Museo Marino Marini

Tony Lewis. Alms Comity and Plunder

12.3.2016

curated by Alberto Salvadori

On Saturday, 12 March 2016, the Marino Marini Museum in Florence will open Alms Comity and Plunder, the first solo show held in a European institution by the young African American artist Tony Lewis (b. 1986, Chicago), an exhibition created specially for the museum's crypt. Lewis is one of the most representative artists of his generation, and he finds his place in the tradition of such conceptual artists as Jenny Holzer, and Lawrence Weiner, and among such great African American artists as David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, and Charles Gaines, whose works analyse language, words, objects, and their effects. Lewis' work is primarily founded on a relationship to writing and its semantic and lexical value. The characters he uses come from different languages, whether shorthand or comic books; one on-going project is drawn from Life’s Little Instruction Book, a moralizing handbook in every sense of the word, and a product of the classist ideology of contemporary American society.

Lewis' presence in Florence enters into an important chapter of history for our city and for all art, one in which several decades ago artists and intellectuals formed one of the groups that would leave its mark on the contemporary language of the arts: the visual poets and Gruppo 70. The words of Lamberto Pignotti, "the course of art unfailingly and inevitably causes conservatives much grief", can be borrowed to introduce the works of Lewis at the Marino Marini Museum. Luciano Ori also helps us enter deeper into the work of the young American artist: "visual poetry arose not from the institutional history of art (or literature, if one insists on it), but from the history of mass communication". These artists, then, were among the first to find interest in the "things" of the world, in the great universal questions, without hiding in their own history or tradition, but rather leaping beyond such concepts: today, young artists like Lewis are in the things of the world.

This exhibition primarily presents new works, or pieces that have been reworked in light of a dialogue with the architecture of the crypt. For the first time, the artist has decided to work with a material other than graphite, using pure pigments – characteristic of the Florentine painting tradition – for one of his works. This choice underlines how the exhibitions at the Marini Museum are projects and productions that are always specially designed for the space and context of the place. 

This exhibition presents an "exo-literary" form of art that is activated systematically through the use of several devices. Floor drawings, large drawing/sculptures, will occupy extensive areas of the crypt. Authentic appropriations of what in German we might call Raum – place, room, space – these objects transform the geometric rigidity of the surfaces, revealing an accumulation and a shapeless, uncontrollable spatiality; as Lewis himself says, they evoke Oldenburg's soft sculptures and Chamberlain’s assemblages, seeking to conceptualize and give concrete expression to what the artist calls the “most powerful object”, that is, the floor of the space where he works.

Drawings appear on the walls of some of the crypt spaces; in these, words are broken down and the semantic value of the letters, the value of the signs, takes on an autonomy beyond the composition. The word chosen is connected to a reference, to a personal meaning, to a sensation related to the place: the exhibition space of the Marini Museum. Once the crypt of a church – for a thousand years, it was a burial place for the monks of the San Pancrazio monastery – and a place of transition from earthly to heavenly life, today it is a place of creation and resistance, the same resistance that in the words of the artist can be sensed and that cannot change. The uneasy relationship between the surface and the space beyond the plane, set between the physicality of the image and its role as a border and barrier, has never been resolved in writing, each time reopening new questions that the image raises.

Finally, words written on the wall, 7 Look people in the eye, created using screws, rubber bands and pigments, recalls one of the hundreds of preachy pronouncements making up the guide to behaviour for American working class and petit bourgeoisie families, Life’s Little Instruction Book. This moralizing vade mecum is the fruit of a classist vision of society, in which customs are classified and classifiable in a sort of social taxonomy capable of using behavioural and linguistic conventions to re-establish one's place in a class or social group of origin. In essence, this model of upbringing was a formidable tool for social control, left over from the extremely strict and moralizing Victorian culture which, given the British roots of the ruling classes, infused America with a clear idea of society and one's place within it for much of the 1900s. By reclaiming these sentences and giving them a new context, the artist highlights all their limits and weaknesses, at times connecting them to his personal history.

The exhibition has been made possible through the support of the Tuscan Regional Authorityand OAC-Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

The museum is grateful for the invaluable contribution of the Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Milan-London-Hong Kong.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2016

Museo Marino Marini

Maurizio Nannucci. Top Hundred

27.2.2016

Curated by Andreas Hapkemeyer


The Marino Marini Museum in Florence will launch its 2016 exhibition calendar on Saturday 27 February with Top Hundred, a project by Maurizio Nannucci.  These one hundred works – artists' multiples, limited editions, books and records, videos, magazines, documents, and ephemera by leading international artists from the 1960s to the present – were selected from the Zona Archives collection, which Nannucci founded in 1967. In this developing project, each new presentation returns to the idea of an open archive, and the "Top Hundred" become a statement on display and content. The exhibition's Florence run follows that held at Museion, Bolzano, where the first "Top Hundred" were presented from September 2015 through January 2016.

The exhibition offers an itinerary across art forms in which the biographical aspect of Nannucci's work coincides with the historic aspect of certain art practices.  Top Hundred is a reflection on the concept of reproducibility in artwork, which, once it is freed from the aura of uniqueness and unrepeatability, is opened up to a wider, more democratic circulation in which economic value becomes relative. The exhibition thus documents various experiences and trends, ranging from poesia concreta to Fluxus, conceptual art, and experimental multimedia works up to the recent art movements of the 2000s.

Top Hundred thus becomes a journey through the art of the last fifty years, revealing the wealth and innovative strength of the various languages that have characterized it. To present the one hundred works – artists' multiples, books and records, posters, audio works, videos and ephemera – Nannucci's presence at the Marino Marini Museum has been integrated with its permanent collection.

For the occasion, a catalogue will be published with texts by Andreas Hapkemeyer, Maurizio Nannucci, Gabriele Detterer, Letizia Ragaglia, Alberto Salvadori, and contributions from Caterina Toschi and Alessandra Acocella.

The exhibition forms part of a research project on contemporary archives undertaken by the Marino Marini Museum and begun in 2014, with the exhibition devoted to Centro Di and the private collection of Alessandra Marchi; it was followed by the archive of contemporary artists' books selected by Gregorio Magnani in 2015.

The exhibition includes multiples and documents by Vito Acconci / Saadane Afif / Vincenzo Agnetti / Laurie Anderson / Carl Andre / Archigram / John Armleder & Ecart / Art & Language / Avalanche / John Baldessari / Robert Barry / Gianfranco Baruchello / Base progetti per l’arte / Joseph Beuys / Pierre Bismuth / Bit / Alighiero Boetti / George Brecht / AA Bronson & General Idea / James Lee Byars / Chris Burden / Daniel Buren / John Cage / Maurizio Cattelan & Permanent Food / Christo / Claude Closky / Gianni Colombo / Concrete Poetry / Martin Creed / Guy Debord & Internationale Situationniste / Herman de Vries / Antonio Dias / Nico Dockx / Brian Eno / Cerith Wyn Evans / Valie Export / Hans Peter Feldmann / Robert Filliou / Ian Hamilton Finlay / Henry Flint / Lucio Fontana / Terry Fox / Marco Fusinato & John Nixon / Katharina Fritsch / Rainer Ganahl / Liam Gillick / Global Tool / John Giorno / Piero Golia / Felix Gonzales Torres / Dan Graham / Rodney Graham / Guerrilla Girls / Hans Haacke / Damien Hirst / Jenny Holzer / Pierre Huyghe / Dorothy Iannone / Isidore Isou / Christian Jankowski / Allan Kaprow / Martin Kippenberger / Peter Kogler / Koo Jeong-a / Joseph Kosuth / Jannis Kounellis / Ferdinand Kriwet / Barbara Kruger / Yayoi Kusama / Robert Lax / Le point d’ironie / Sherry Levine / Sol Lewitt / Roy Lichtenstein / Richard Long / Francesco Lo Savio / George Maciunas & Fluxus / Piero Manzoni / Christian Marclay / Gordon Matta-Clark / Allan McCollum / Marshall McLuhan / Cildo Meireles / Méla / Gustav Metzger / Maurizio Mochetti / Jonathan Monk / Olivier Mosset / Matt Mullican / Antoni Muntadas / Maurizio Nannucci / Bruce Nauman / Carsten Nicolai / Olaf Nicolai / Claes Oldenburg / Yoko Ono / Gabriel Orozco / Ou / Giulio Paolini / Philippe Parreno / Richard Prince / Markus Raetz / Recorthings / Tobias Rehberger / Pipilotti Rist / Gerwald Rockenschaub / Dieter Roth / Allen Ruppersberg / Ed Ruscha / David Shrigley /Seth Siegelaub / Gianni Emilio Simonetti / Something Else Press / SMS / Michael Snow / Daniel Spoerri / Spur / The Fox / Rirkrit Tiravanija / Niele Toroni / Franco Vaccari / Ben Vautier / Bill Viola / Wolf Vostell / Andy Warhol / Lawrence Weiner / Franz West / Emmett Williams / Christopher Wool / Heimo Zobernig / Zona...

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, publishing, Visual Art, 2016

Museo Marino Marini

Pablo Bronstein. Studi di scomposizione manierista

12.12.2015

curated by Alberto Salvadori and Leonardo Bigazzi

 

Marino Marini Museum will inaugurate the personal show of artist Pablo Bronstein (1977) on Saturday 12 December with a new site-specific project for the Museum, curated by Alberto Salvadori and Leonardo Bigazzi. The exhibition, entitled Studies in mannerist decomposition, is the artist’s first personal show in an Italian institutional museum.In this project, Pablo Bronstein has focused on one of his favourite themes, as he has for a long time: the re-elaboration of the stylistic and decorative elements of European architecture and theatre from the Renaissance to our time. His studies, formally realised in the form of extremely refined drawings, installations and performances, conceptualize a fascinating and uncontrollable theme, the principles of which are dictated by fantasy and the capacity to elaborate existing data, leading to the definition of a fascinating meta-history of architecture. A new series of drawings and models developed by the artist in dialogue with the Holy Sepulchre monument by Leon Battista Alberti in the Rucellai Chapel will be presented for the exhibition. The Chapel was opened to Museum visitors after restoration in 2013. A masterpiece of the Renaissance, designed to emulate the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai commissioned it from Alberti and construction was completed in 1467. The exhibition includes several themes that are essential to the artist’s approach, in particular the aesthetic and conceptual relations between the model and the objects that derive from his studies. In a flowing series of superimposed styles, citations and comparisons, Bronstein creates an imaginary history of Alberti’s work, ideally following it through the centuries after its construction with possible Mannerist contaminations, and finally arriving at the exuberant decorative and theatrical elements of the baroque. With the auxiliary of highly elaborated 3D printing and rendering, the artist has created scale models – Rucellai Sepulchre with weak Mannerist Amendments I - IV – with the addition of decorative elements such as niches, columns and other openings. One section of the exhibition will be dedicated to the artist’s work in recent years including his video Origin of Sprezzatura (2010), in which he refers to the term coined in the 16th century by Baldassarre Castiglione to indicate the attitude of the courtier, and a selection of his drawings executed between 2007 and 2014, on loan from important private collections in Italy.

The exhibition has been produced with the support of OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Galleria Franco Noero (Turin) and Herald St. (London). Thanks also to Golden View Open Bar for its support.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

Base

MARTIN CREED

05.12.2015

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2015

River to River

River to River Florence Indian Film Festival 2015

05.12.2015

The 15th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival rings the curtain down with over 12,200 visitors.

The ‘best of’ will be going to Bologna in January 2016 as part of the Cineteca’s programme

and to Spazio Oberdan in Milan in February 2016

The film on the Bhopal tragedy, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain by Ravi Kumar,

wins the River to River Award as Best Film

The award for best short film goes to Sarmad Masud for Two Dosas.

Diya Banerjee’s The Hope Doctors wins best documentary.

Florence, December 11th – On Human Rights Day – December 10th – Bhopal: a prayer for rain by Ravi Kumar, which tells about one of the greatest chemical catastrophes of all times, 31 years after the night when a lethal gas leak from Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, killed thousands of people, won the River to River Award for Best Film at the 15th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Italy’s only festival to be all about Indian movies (Cinema Odeon, Florence).

Produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Rising Star Entertainment  with producers Seemanto Roy and Ravi Walia, the film has an international cast, including Misha Barton, Martin Sheen and Kal Penn.

Scriptwriter David Brooks and Colin Toogood from the Bhopal Medical Appeal - an organisation that takes care of the victims of the Bhopal tragedy - attended the screening in Florence.

The 15th Festival ended yesterday with about 12,200 visitors in six days (nearly 30% more than last year). The documentary and short films that won the “River to River Audience Award” were announced yesterday, Thursday 10th December, as well.

Human rights and mutual support take centre stage, again, in Diya Banerjee’s The Hope Doctors, which won best documentary; it tells about the deficiencies of the Indian healthcare industry that are relieved and told by some clown doctors.

The prize for best short film went to Sarmad Masud for Two Dosas, a tragicomic rom-com about the first date between science teacher Pavan and Chloe.

 “It’s been a great festival, one of its kind – explains the festival’s director, Selvaggia Velo –, because it was partly supported by a crowd-funding campaign, so all donors felt deeply involved in it. We noticed that in the theatre as well, in people’s response, they felt really involved in the film. The films – Ms Velo goes on - received high scores, which means this year’s selection was been widely appreciated by the audience. Then, Deepa Mehta was a great guest, and the Italian premiere of her Beeba Boys has been one of the most touching moments in this year’s festival. The winner is Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain – the director ends –, a film about human rights and the tragedies of the world, which means that the importance of the message remains central to the film, and these are the stories that people feel most affected by”.

As part of the 50 Giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze, the Festival presented 30 films, including national, European and international premiers, from new independent films to the latest Bollywood productions and even the contemporary video art scene, and 15 guests, including Deepa Mehta, a real star, a world-renowned Indian filmmaker, whose films the festival paid homage to.

The River to River Festival is not over yet: in 2016, a selection of its “best of” and the 2015 winning films will be screened at Cinema Lumiere in Bologna in January, for the very first time as part of the art cinema’s schedule, and then, for the third year running, they will be at Spazio Oberdan in Milan, from February 12thto 14th.

The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival has been founded and is directed by Selvaggia Velo, under the aegis of Fondazione Sistema Toscana with the patronage of the Indian Embassy, and it is supported by Regione Toscana, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Indian Tourism Milan. The festival’s sponsors are Salvatore Ferragamo, JK Place Firenze, Latte Maremma, Instyle, Air India, Hotel Roma, Pensione Canada, while its partners are Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Kochi-Muziris Art Biennale, Cineteca di Bologna, Fondazione, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, The Florentine, Ied Firenze, Vini Mazzei, Villa Marcello, Amblè, Cescot Firenze.

Filtri: River to River, Festival, Cinema, 2015

Lo schermo dell'arte

Lo Schermo dell'Arte - edizione 2015

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Lo Schermo dell'Arte - edizione 2015

18.11.2015

LO SCHERMO DELL'ARTE FILM FESTIVAL, will be held in Florence from November 18-22. Directed by Silvia Lucchesi, the the International Festival of Cinema and contemporary art boasts a rich program of films dedicated to major protagonists of contemporary arts, including Peggy Guggenheim, Richard Hamilton and Marcel Duchamp, the masters of Land Art and Jan Fabre; Cinema d’Artista, with films, by Pierre Huyghe, Flatform, Sarah Vanagt; talks, workshops, international guests including Martial Raysse and Runa Islam; and the Focus On dedicated to German video-artist Harun Farocki. Besides, the return of contemporary art at Palazzo Strozzi, with the exhibition VISIO: Next Generation Moving Image, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, 12 young artists will present their video works in the Strozzina's spaces until Dec. 20th.

The Opening Night Film is the acclaimed Francofonia by Alexandr Sokurov, in the running for the 72nd Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, about the collaboration between Jacques Jaujard, the Louvre’s director, and German Officer Franziskus Wolff-Metternich; how they worked together to save the Paris museum’s treasures during the Nazi occupation. Our collaboration with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana and Gucci Museo, which began last year with the presentation of films from Collezione Pinault, continues. On Sat. Nov. 21, French artist Martial Raysse, in conversation with Martin Bethenod director of Palazzo Grassi, will present six films. In collaboration with the University of Florence Department SAGAS, on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Aula Magna del Rettore, for the Festival Talks section, a conversation between British artist and filmmaker Runa Islam and art historian Riccardo Venturi. As part of the Festival, the fourth edition of VISIO European Programme on Artists' Moving Images curated by Leonardo Bigazzi and open to artists under 35 who work with moving images, will open Tuesday, November 17 with the exhibition VISIO: Next Generation Moving Images (Strozzina, until 20 December). To this full calendar, we’ve added an important new feature this year, Feature Expanded, the world’s first training program for artists with backgrounds in the field of visual arts, conceived and organized by Lo Schermo dell’Arte and HOME Manchester, with support from Creative Europe by MEDIA, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi and Sarah Perks, with project partners the Netherlands Film Fund, University of Salford, Manchester and Tuscany Film Commission.

 

 Lo schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015 is part of the series 50 Giorni di Cinema Internazionale. We receive support from Creative Europe-MEDIA, Regione Toscana, Ente Cassa di Risparmio/OAC Osservatorio per le arti contemporanee; produced with support from Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the Dutch Embassy in Italu, Institut Français Firenze, Deutsches Institut Florenz, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and patronage from Confederazione Svizzera-Ambasciata di Svizzera in Italia; in collaboration with Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci as part of the regional project “Cantiere Toscana Contemporanea”.

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Festival, Cinema, Visual Art, 2015

Fondazione Targetti

Michele De Lucchi | I miei orribili e meravigliosi clienti

17.11.2015

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2015

50 giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze

50 GIORNI CINEMA INTERNAZIONALE

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 GIORNI CINEMA INTERNAZIONALE

29.10.2015

Filtri: 50 giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze, Cinema, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

Alfred Jarry. Un programma (patafisico) di performance, installazioni, incontri e proiezioni

07.10.2015

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Performing Art, Visual Art, 2015

Tempo Reale

Tempo Reale Festival 2015 - Rewind musiche non lineari

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Tempo Reale Festival 2015 - Rewind musiche non lineari

26.9.2015

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Dance, Music, Performing Art, 2015

Fondazione Targetti

Superstudio | La vita segreta del Monumento Continuo

24.9.2015

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

Betty Woodman

19.9.2015

curated by Vincenzo De Bellis

 

In her more than sixty years of career - 45 of which were spent living halfway between New York and Antella, a hamlet of Bagno a Ripoli – Betty Woodman has been recognized internationally as one of the most significant and influential contemporary artists. Her career began in 1950, when she took on the profession of ceramist with the intention of creating objects whose beauty could enrich everyday life. Since then, the “vase” shape has become an object of study for her, as well as her inspiration and basis for production. To deconstruct and rebuild its form, she created a complex and exuberant body of ceramic sculpture that distinguishes itself for the wide range of influences and traditions, often experienced firsthand during her numerous trips. Over the years, through work that invokes and at the same time challenges the traditional elements of Italian ceramicists, the American artist has imaginatively reinvented the very concept of ceramics, finding her personal and highly authorial place within the contemporary art scene. It is no coincidence that her most recent works - the last 15 years of work covered by the exhibition - has played a vital role for at least one generation of young artists, who have taken her experimental approach that is still respectful of the tradition. Even though ceramics remains the alpha and omega of her artistic dictionary, through the use of bright colors and eccentric shapes, her works have progressively gone beyond the boundaries of decorative art to forcefully enter into the area of the visual arts, often crossing boundaries into painting: in Woodman's work, a vessel can take the forms of human bodies and animal figures, pillows or flowers, compare a history of different cultures - from Greece to China with Aztec, Etruscan, or Roman references, ranging to the Italian Renaissance or casting classical architectural shadows on objects illuminated by the light of European Pop Art (without ever forgetting the debt to American painting of the 1970s). It is a mix of ceramics and painting, made even more explicit by the recent addition of canvasses with three-dimensional elements, and intentionally emphasized in this exhibition: here Woodman's works could be directly compared with Marino Marini's sculptures, on the one hand - through a staging, in the mezzanine of the museum, which highlights the synergies - and on the other, with the heroic painting adventure of the Florentine Quattrocento - the 15th-century - specially echoed by the work that opens the exhibition, named Of Botticelli from 2013. It is a composition that fills the first room of the exhibition with ceramic fragments that allude to columns wrapped by vines and Renaissance views that open onto imaginary gardens. After the Marino Marini Museum, the exhibition will have a second stop at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London, from February 2 to April 10, 2016, where it will be re-organized and restaged, again curated by Vincenzo de Bellis. For the double exhibition, a monograph on the artist will also be published, with the purpose of reinterpreting the developments and rediscovering her role within the history of American painting from the second half of the twentieth century to today.


The exhibition is organized with the sponsorship of the OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

Thanks to the collaboration with Antinori Art Project.

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

Inner Beauty. Fredrik Værslev

19.9.2015

curated by Alberto Salvadori

 

Opening on Saturday, September 19 at the Museo Marino Marini is the solo exhibition of the Norwegian artist Fredrik Værslev (1979), with a project made specifically for the Florentine Museum, curated by Alberto Salvadori. At the Museo Marino Marini, the artist will present two series of works: the first, a body of paintings loosely referred to as Trolley Paintings together with Glass Paintings, or Glass Sculptures if you like, both these series produced for the occasion. The Trolley Paintings, made with a mechanized striping machine, usually used to mark the lines of athletic fields and borders and to divide the lanes on roads and highways, is in this case moving toward an unusual figurative approach, inspired by the aesthetics, architecture and atmosphere of the crypt of the Museum Marino Marini, the site of the exhibition. The signs are superimposed in a sort of collage, a composition of the weblike lines that have various atmospheres and transparencies. Following this particular strategy, the artist examines the intersection and the dichotomy that link abstraction, decoration and representation, slipping to the edge of control and joining the tradition of gesture painting which freed artists from the academic and pre-conceptual schemes from the 1950s onwards. Formally and aesthetically, these works were conceived in response to the works on canvas, and manifest themselves as a kind of secondary pictorial space with respect to them. The Glass Paintings - a body of work which in its shape and function reference a Norwegian folk object stemming from post-war, gypsy handcraft - are works painted on frosted acrylic glass and are brought to life in their transparent and translucent colours by an artificial light, a simple light bulb mounted on a wooden support in perfect harmony with those installed to light the works of Marino Marini, displayed on the first floor of the museum. The paint has been added straight out of the spray can in piles on the glass, then pressed to the ground, creating thick patterns that variously got removed with toilet paper, and an ice scraper. For the exhibition, Mousse Publishing will be publishing a monograph developed in partnership with Le Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain de Brest, dedicated to a solo exhibition of Værslevs work in February 2015, supported by the Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan, Standard (OSLO), Oslo and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

 

The exhibition is organized with the support of the Region of Tuscany, OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan, Andrew Kreps, New York and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. The initiative is in collaboration with the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art under the auspices of the regional project: “Cantiere Toscana Contemporanea”.

Thanks to the collaboration with Antinori Art Project.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

Virgilio Sieni / Centro di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza

CENACOLI FIORENTINI #5_ Grande adagio popolare Sei azioni coreografiche di Virgilio Sieni

07.7.2015

Filtri: Virgilio Sieni / Centro di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza, Dance, 2015

Fondazione Targetti

UFO: La cupola del Duomo (s)gonfiabile

09.6.2015

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2015

Base

GIUSEPPE GABELLONE

20.5.2015

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2015

Senzacornice | Laboratorio di ricerca e formazione per l’arte contemporanea

Una città in prospettiva. Arte a Firenze tra passato recente e futuro prossimo

20.5.2015

Filtri: Senzacornice | Laboratorio di ricerca e formazione per l’arte contemporanea, Visual Art, 2015

Musicus Concentus

RYOJI IKEDA “SUPERCODEX” LIVE SET

13.5.2015

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, Visual Art, 2015

Tempo Reale

Progetto Primavera 2015

09.5.2015

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2015

Fabbrica Europa

FABBRICA EUROPA 2015

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) FABBRICA EUROPA XXII EDIZIONE

07.5.2015

Fabbrica Europa XXII has been an immersion in a multitude of creative universes, both physical and cultural: dance, theatre and music expressing unconventional states of the contemporary, tracing simultaneous project lines through innovative proposals enabling a polyphony of voices to emerge. Not an accumulation of signs, but the need to implant relations that give rise to new meanings.
Fabbrica Europa has always worked to build bridges of knowledge and occasions for cultural awareness, finding possible itineraries, unusual trajectories and keeping alive the memory of rituals past and present. Memory that urges on a reactivation of a collective commitment of observation, perception, gesture. 
Towards a future with open horizons.
At the center of the dance program, a focus on Asian production, important European companies, well-known and emerging artists of the international and national landscape, which have represented a unique opportunity for a journey across performative and choreographic languages  beyond every border.
The theatre section has included shows focused on a polyphony of artistic voices mixing words and music, vocal and dramatic research, historical and social issues.
The music proposals of the XXII edition have combined the need of making music to  socio-political matters, in a path where the presence of historical protagonists was intertwined with the most interesting innovations of the current scene.

Filtri: Fabbrica Europa, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Festival, Dance, Visual Art, 2015

Fondazione Targetti

Scena Mobile | Paolo Rosselli

22.4.2015

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

Gavin Kenyon. Lift your head, give me the best side of your face

20.4.2015

curated by Alberto Salvadori

 

Until June 10, the Marino Marini Museum in Florence hosts “Lift your head, give me the best side of your face”, the first solo exhibit in Italy by American artist Gavin Kenyon (1980), unanimously recognised as one of the most intriguing figures on the current international art scene. His work centres on sculpture, in abstract works possessing a biomorphic quality. Drawing inspiration from the area he grew up in, the forests of Upstate New York, Kenyon’s bulbous sculptural forms in cement, wool, and other organic materials are rooted in George Bataille’s concept of Informe (1929). Curated by Alberto Salvadori, the exhibit is comprised of 13 new works created by Kenyon specifically for this unprecedented Florentine project, works which will be housed in the Marino Marini Museum crypt. Produced in Italy, the sculptures constitute a key juncture for Kenyon, as formal combinations fusing elements typical of his work, such as the untamed nature of shapes and the inherent anarchy of free matter to discover its own form despite breaking with rules of construction—while considering as well the formal symbolic conventions of Renaissance architecture as represented in the Museum crypt space. Over the past year, inspired by architecture and classical sculpture, Kenyon has been experimenting with new forms, forms that recall arches and columns yet are reinterpreted in line with his trademark biomorphic sensibility. These monumental sculptures, like others he recently created for public spaces in the United States and Italy—from his first museum solo exhibit Reliquary Void at MOMA PS1 in New York to Four Sentinels at Milan’s Corso Indipendenza gardens, both in 2014—alter our perception of space by creating new focal points and perspectives. Kenyon is able to unite the poetic with the grotesque. His works result from the pressure of wet cement in fabric, vinyl, and faux furs moulds, sewn together and painted in the final stages, and which once hardened take on ambiguous features reminiscent of the work of Lynda Benglis or Louise Bourgeois.  Alluding to anatomical shapes with their often human characteristics and organic forms similar to soft tissue, these at once seductive and repelling sculptures appear alive, a result of the constant tension and opposition between representation and abstraction, masculine and feminine.

 

Special thanks to the Galleria ZERO…in Milan for their collaboration.

This exhibit was made possible thanks to collaboration with the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, as part of the Tuscan regional project “Cantiere Toscana Contemporanea”.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

Accadrà Domani

21.2.2015

An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani

The exhibition is dedicated to the most recent phase in the history of artists’ books. These are works of art that borrow the format and the particular modes of distribution and consumption of the book; they are not books replicating works of art, but works of art that exist exclusively through the format of the book.

All the books selected are either self-published or participate in a minor economy of small independent publishers. Their modes of production and circulation, as well as the conditions under which they are housed and experienced, create and reinforce their content.
Following those Following those at Corvi-Mora Gallery in London and at Artists Space in New York, this is the third exhibition curated by Gregorio Magnani’s ongoing archive of recent artist’s books. In Florence the books selection underscores the various ways in which books occupy, condense, infiltrate, activate, explode, or are inhabited by space.
Books-as-sculptures, books that occupy other books’ space, or are invaded by the space surrounding them, guide us in this exploration of the most recent development of the book as a medium of artistic expression.

Books by: Anonimo, Kasper Andreasen, Diana Artus, blisterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Johanna Drucker, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Karl Holmqvist, Takashi Homma, Brian Kennon, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Kristen Mueller, Sophie Nys, Asher Penn, Chiara Pergola, Simon Popper, Lucy Powell, Alessandro Roma, Karin Ruggaber, Christoph Schifferli, Izet Sheshivari, Rachel Simkover, Erik Steinbrecher, Mladen Stropnik, Derek Sullivan, Nik Thoenen & Lorenzo le kou Meyr, Peter Tillessen, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.


 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

WHAT EDUCATION FOR MARS?

20.2.2015

curated by Alberto Salvadori

On Friday 20 February, The Museo Marino Marini inaugurates What Education for Mars? solo show of the Italian artist Valerio Rocco Orlando, curated by the museum director Alberto Salvadori

The cycle What Education for Mars?  is an attempt to experiment with an alternative model of knowledge transmission and relationship in international art schools. As Bruno Latour, in his book “Laboratory Life” (1979), analyzes scientific discoveries through the study of the relationships between the scientists and their families, What Education for Mars? questions the contemporary school-system through the relations among students and between students and teachers. Paraphrasing “Power is not a thing but a relationship” by Michel Foucault, we can intend education not as a sum of contents but as the interaction between two or more subjects with different roles. So, defining the outspread of knowledge within the school as a dialogue among different individuals, what alternative model can we propose?

In 2011 Valerio Rocco Orlando conducted a first series of workshops in a number of high school classes in Rome producing a video installation composed of portraits, interviews and conversations amongst students imagining how to build a better school. In 2012 this work was exhibited at the XI Havana Biennial and a second production was developed at ISA, The University of Arts of Cuba. In 2013 the third installment from this cycle was produced at The Valley School in Bangalore, India in collaboration with the Krishnamurti Foundation.
In 2015, the whole cycle will be presented as a three-channel installation at the Museo Marino Marini in Florence, in a solo show. In addition, within the exhibition space and for the entire duration of the show, Valerio Rocco Orlando, together with the Education Department, will activate a workshop open to the students of the schools of Florence, a process of collective participation aimed at creating a new artist's book.

What Education for Mars? is realized with the support of ALA, Nomas Foundation, Ministero per i Beni e le attività culturali, Rome; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Bienal de la Habana, Havana; Krishnamurti Foundation, Bangalore.
 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

Base

CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI

30.1.2015

BASE / Progetti per l’Arte presents the site-specific exhibition by Christian Jankowski with works created in dialogue with the context of Florence and the artist-run space BASE, founded eighteen years ago.

“no-profit” is the new project by Christian Jankowski conceived especially for the occasion in which the concept, the sign, and the ideals evoked by this definition can be analyzed collectively by his re-purposing into an object (a neon sign), and also into a story (visible through a list on the wall that highlights all that made the realization of the same neon possible). Jankowski, with this “intervention of conceptual and relational matrix”, suggests a different vision of Base; shifting the focus from a physical space to the mechanisms that underlie such self-taxation of the artists collective allowing the existence of the space itself and to the organizational dynamics that usually remain hidden. All this inevitably confronts the current situation characterized by the economy of the new immaterial finance, with the common acceptance that the information on the Internet is never totally correct or verifiable as with virtual friendships on social networks that are everywhere but where no one is actually present. This observation of Jankowski however does not stop at the context of BASE, but widens to include the city of Florence. Thus on the flip side of the installation “no-profit”, is the work exhibited in the other room titled “friends to friends.” The latter consists of a map of the city, a series of photographs, and other signs that testify to the artist’s happenings in the trattorias and restaurants in the city, in which photographs taken of famous people with the owners and staff of the premises are normally exhibited in order to emphasize the importance or quality of the place itself. Jankowski was photographed with the same people in the same places recreating the exact pose of the original photos (including John Travolta, Rocco Siffredi, Valeria Marini, Matteo Renzi and many others), but fitting into the scene like its mirror image. The only things that change are the appearance of the person photographed with the artist, who in the meantime, even if only slightly, has aged, and a sign with a phrase that answers the question asked by Jankowski: what defines frendship for you? The process will end, during the opening, when the artist takes the framed photographs of himself with the restauranteurs back to each place. This project investigates the concept of celebrity, of intimacy and of friendship in the age of the global village, and proposes a reading of the work of art and the space of art as a means to discuss their roles in the society of which they are part.  

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2015

Museo Marino Marini

MASSIMO BARTOLINI

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10.1.2015

curated by Alberto Salvadori

The Museo Marino Marini is inaugurating its 2015 program on Saturday, January 10, with a solo exhibition of Massimo Bartolini curated by Alberto Salvadori. The Tuscan artist has elaborated a series of works whose meeting point and source of reflection can be found in Marino Marini and Leon Battista Alberti. The exhibition, as Bartolini himself declares, takes place in their presence, generating new works and bringing to the museum testimony of the artist’s development and his research on sculpture over the years.


The exhibition opens in the Rucellai Chapel with Revolutionary Monk, the image of a Burmese monk in the Bodhisattva position, that is, embracing both the religious and the secular. The latter is seen as a condition of active presence in the social dimension, comparable to the activity of Alberti, one of the greatest Renaissance intellectuals, who modernized the style of antiquity, rendering the classical contemporary. Another work, this time a connection, is Airplane, which plays on the identity of formal language and matter.

On the lower floor of the Museum is a work proposing another way of making sculpture, with the assistance of two great artists such as Marini and Constable. Utilizing the new technologies applied in architecture, a 3D scan of Marini’s statue Il Giocoliere [The Juggler] has been made. This is also the title of Bartolini’s work, in which the “clouds” of coordinates have been fixed by printing them on paper in the form of 6 numbers for each point acquried, for a total of 77 sq.m. of 4-point numbers. The group of numerical coordinates, called in slang “numbers clouds”, has been superimposed on the works  "Studies of clouds by Constable". Numbers Clouds over Studies of Clouds. The print-out of this superimposition appears on 11 sheets, 75x1000 cm, which will be installed like posters on the front and back of a great wall erected at the centre of the crypt in the Museum.


Both concealed and introduced by the wall of the Juggler is another reflection on sculpture, this time in the form of action: two people alternatively appropriate and read a text that is fundamental for the history of 20th-century art, Scultura lingua morta [Sculpture, a dead language] by Arturo Martini, the great Italian artist to whom Marino Marini is much indebted, and whom he succeeded to the chair of sculpture at Monza. The two people who read the same book, one aloud, the other in silence, confront us with the dual register of invective on the one hand and interior analysis on the other, the central theme of the text.The action takes place against the background of an audio work transmitted in the crypt, called Petites esquisses d' arbres, a paraphrase of the title of a series of sonatas for piano called Petites Esquisses d' Oiseux de Olivier Messian. The artist has recorded the sound of the wind in the trees in his studio and his home - trees that have appeared in numerous drawings since 1995.


The exhibition has been organized by the Museo Marino Marini di Firenze with the support of the Regione Toscana, OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. We would like to thank the Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan\London for its indispensable collaboration.

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2015

River to River

Florence Indian Film Festival 2014

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Florence Indian Film Festival 2014

06.12.2014

Indian star Irrfan Khan will be the special guest of the 14th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy totally devoted to Indian cinema, who will be celebrated with the first European tribute to his films. Taking place at Cinema Odeon in Florence (Piazza Strozzi 2) from December 6 to 12, the River to River Festival will showcase over 40 films and 2 special events, telling stories about the different ways of experiencing love, about sport as a mean of personal redemption, and passing through the world of art and music, with Italian, European and world previews. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet actors and filmmakers, lots of matinee workshops and side events, such as the River to River - OFF, a selection of videos by some of the best-known contemporary Indian artists, in collaboration with Museo Marino Marini and Galleria Continua-San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins.
The River to River Festival keeps probing into the territories of Indian cinema to tell the many faces of a distant and extremely contradictory society through the films of established directors and young talents alike. New this year: the Online Stories section, contemporary Indian society told through the Internet and its social platforms by a new generation of filmmakers. The audience will choose the best film in each category (feature films, short films and documentaries) for the River to River Doombo Audience Award.

Filtri: River to River, Cinema, 2014

Festival dei Popoli

Festival dei Popoli 2014

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Reality is More

28.11.2014


The 55th Festival dei Popoli, running from 29 November through 5 December 2014, offers the best of international documentary film. The programme includes 83 documentaries from around the world, divided into sections: International Competition (Italian premières of short, medium and feature-length films); Panorama (a section dedicated to Italian films); Special Events (highly entertaining films and contemporary topics); a retrospective dedicated to the Dutch director Jos de Putter, a talented storyteller, and a spotlight on the French director Vincent Dietrue, who depicted Italy from the 1970s to today. This year's event features two new, non-competitive sections: Sui generi(s), a selection of documentaries that reinvent the great classical genres, whether western, horror, science-fiction or erotica; and Reality is More, which presents true stories that stretch beyond our imagination. The section "The Trades of Cinema" highlights Dominique Auvray, the film editor favoured by such great directors as Marguerite Duras, Wim Wenders, Philippe Garrel, Vincent Dieutre and many others. The festival will also feature Doc at Work, offering a co-production market where projects and rough-cuts will be presented to international experts, as well as workshops and talks with film-makers. To help viewers choose the films they won't want to miss, the festival programme groups the films by theme: art, fashion, the family, the environment, politics and contemporary topics. Once again, the slogan of this year's festival is "Reality is More", underlining the importance of documenting reality and everyday life as a political act.

Filtri: Festival dei Popoli, Festival, Cinema, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

Francesco Gennari

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Late One Morning

22.3.2014

The solo exhibition of Italian artist Francesco Gennari at the Museo Marino Marini, is the concluding event in the 2014 exhibition program LATE ONE MORNING organized by Alberto Salvadori. The program features contemporary sculpture and its varied capacity for expression in a succession of novel projects and exhibitions produced by the museum over the course of the year.

The Francesco Gennari (Pesaro, 1973) exhibition is the artist’s first retrospective show in an Italian museum. Gennari is one of the most important and representative Italian artist’s of his generation. Since embarking on his career he has shown steadfast consistency in formalizing his thoughts in sculpture, creating a significant oeuvre. Gennari begins a work by observing the world: “I simply observe the world and synthesize it [...] it is always intuition that produces art and it is always reason that seeks to understand it.” But it is particularly from the analysis of invisible reality, of that which is denied to our eyes, that his sculptures come forth: self-portraits, works in glass, drawings. The void, absence – as Alberto Salvadori writes in the catalogue – is Gennari’s sphere of work, the realm of his quest. He shapes it and makes it material, objectified, tangible.

Gennari continually passes from one material to another, from one technique to another, from one medium to another, always in frenetic movement to give expression to the imagination, his tool for gaining knowledge. His is an imagination with scientific and philosophical traits, growing out of the Italian roots that we see in the artist’s work, taking us directly into the non-metaphoric anthropomorphism of his works.

Gennari creates his works in collaboration with the most skilled craftspeople in the techniques for working marble and glass. The Florence project, spanning the artist’s oeuvre from his debut to the present time, will feature two new sculptures created with the master glassworkers of Murano and master marble workers of Carrara.

The Francesco Gennari project has been made possible partially thanks to the help of the following galleries: Tucci Russo, Torre Pellice and Zero... of Milano; the Antoine Levi of Paris, and Johnen of Berlin.

LATE ONE MORNING is part of Toscanaincontemporanea 2013 and supported by OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio of Florence.

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2014

Lo schermo dell'arte

Film Festival 2014

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Lo Schermo dell'Arte - edition 2014

12.11.2014

The 7th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival to be held in Florence from November 12th to 16th 2014 at the Odeon Firenze CineHall will involve various locations throughout the city: Villa Romana, Istitut Français, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea.

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival is an international cinema festival dedicated to exploring and promoting relations between contemporary art and cinema through the presentation of documentaries on contemporary art and artist’s films. The project was started in Florence in 2008 and through its original and coherent system of activities, it has won its own role in the Italian contemporary art scene, as well as internationally, and collaborates with institutions, art centres, schools of art and universities in Italy and abroad.

This year, a varied program of art films and premieres will be presented; there will be also meetings and workshops involving International guests as artists, filmmakers, curators and directors of international institutions. According to a formula already successfully tested, the widespread festival, in addition to the screenings at the Odeon Cinema, will involve meetings and screenings with the main local cultural institutions, including the Institut Français Florence, Villa Romana and Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea.

In the program is Focus on Hito Steyerl, artist and filmmaker, among the most acclaimed in the world of visual arts; a selection of works from the Pinault Collection of Yael Bartana, Cinthia Marcelle, Shirin Neshat; artist’s films by Liam Gillick, Shahryar Nashat, Marine Hugonnier, Philipp Warnell, Amie Siegel; also, the premieres of Cutie and the Boxer, a documentary nominated for an Oscar, and films about artists Ai Weiwei, Ylya and Emilia Kabakov, Michael Heizer, Gordon Matta Clark, Ulay, Guido van der Werve, Meret Oppenheim.

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Cinema, Visual Art, 2014

Fondazione Targetti

Andreas Kipar - Land - Architettura Sonora

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Osservatorio sull’Architettura

01.1.2004

The Targetti Foundation
Villa la Sfacciata, 82 Florence
30 October, 3:30 - 7:00 pm


This conference with Andreas Kipar (Land) and the Architettura Sonora team aims to spark a debate on landscape planning conceived as an inclusion of the prominent elements characterising the landscape and organic interventions to reinvent it. 
The integration of nature and culture, keeping together diverse elements, are the concepts underpinning the construction of new landscape identities. Making a landscape beautiful is thus not so much a legislative problem as a problem regarding the project's culture.
The approach to planning the open-air and green spaces must be marked by an interpretation that ranges from small to large scale, from urban and regional planning to private gardens, from revitalising derelict areas to strategic, region-wide plans.
The projects that Andreas Kipar has developed throughout the world will described so as to bring out the characteristics and conceptual identities forming the basis for the many projects he has brought to fruition in these years of intense work. Since his days as a student, his work has been characterised by the relationship between arché and techné; the idea was also crucial to the work of Pietro Porcinai, of whom Kipar was a student while at university in the 80s, and who remained central to Kipar's studies, as shown in a number of planning projects that truly pay homage to varying landscapes.
The Architettura Sonora team, however, explores the new frontiers in landscapes through the use of new sound techniques aiming to redefine perception of the spatial environment through an immersion experience. Architettura Sonora is capable of shaping technology to create the most beautiful and seductive forms of environmental speakers, considered a kind of "spatial instrument" that integrates with nature and can surround the listener in a fascinating, multi-sensory experience.

The discussion will also feature the participation of the urban planning councillor for the City of Florence, Elisabetta Meucci; Pino Brugellis of Osservatorio sull'Architettura; Paola Porcinai of the Porcinai Archive; and Alessandro Jaff of the Florence Architects' Professional Association. The event also seeks to pay tribute to Pietro Porcinai, retracing some of the most significant moments in the master's work through the experiences of the speakers.
 

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2014

50 giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze

50 Giorni di Cinema 2014

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Giorni di Cinema 2014

29.10.2014

 

Since 2007, "50 Days" has brought a season of high-quality film to the capital of Tuscany.
The playbill is composed of ten international festivals taking place in Florence: festivals that are bound together in a close, prolific cooperation through a single calendar, a single, shared location, and the support of the staff from the Cinema Section of Fondazione Sistema Toscana. Each year, 50 Days highlights a particular theme, which it emphasises so as to encourage extensive reflection sparked by the films in its programme. This year the festival is dedicated to the "future", to young people depicted on the big screen and to "youthful" cinema created by those who keep experimenting - at any age - with the language of the seventh art.
50 Days will open on 29 October with the Festival dei Popoli International Documentary Film Festival, now in its 55th year.


 

Dates:
France Odeon contemporary French film festival (30 October - 2 November), Images and Sounds of the World: an Ethnic-Musical Film Festival (3 - 5 November); International Festival of Women and Film (6 - 11 November); The Screen of Art Film Festival (12 - 16 November); Balkan Florence Express (17 - 20 November); Florence Queer Festival (21 - 27 November); Festival dei Popoli. International Documentary Film Festival (28 November - 5 December); River to River Florence Indian Film Festival (6 - 12 December); A Window to the North (13 - 14 December); the NICE Prize City of Florence (14 December).

 

Filtri: 50 giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze, Cinema, 2014

Fondazione Targetti

Daniel Libeskind

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Osservatorio sull’Architettura

01.1.2004

The Targetti Foundation
Villa la Sfacciata, 82 Florence
21 October, 3:30 - 7:00 pm

Daniel Libeskind is well known for his intense professional activity of recent years, following the completion of his opus magnum, the Jewish Museum of Berlin, first hailed by Bruno Zevi in the book Ebraismo e architettura as the opposite of a traditional building, "a zig-zagging, wriggling body that darts, whips into the city, magnetizing its narrow spaces and open areas, electrifying them, challenging stagnation and stillness. Expressionism on a metropolitan scale, no longer content to yell, determined to re-evoke horror in a cold, cutting, merciless way".

The first draft of his famous project in Berlin was temporarily titled Line of Fire, a reference to the legendary origin of architecture as told by Vitruvius, and the Italian book which has just been released by Quodlibet brings to light the hidden, more intimate and unseen side of Libeskind's work. His training included those encounters with music that began when he was quite young, his long-distance conversations with such great philosophers as Jacques Derrida - as Dario Gentili recalls in his afterword - and above all art and drawing, which are enjoying a surprising renewal of interest in today's architectural culture. The virtuoso series of drawings Micromegas (1979), Anatomy of Melancholy (1981), Chamber Works (1983), Theatrum Mundi (1985), Sonnets in Babylon (2011), most of which have never been shown before, are in fact inseparable from the reflection on great themes that reverberate in his architecture: space and negative space, memory and emptiness are the conceptual fire beneath these rhapsodic writings. Due to his little-known, "almost mercurial" partnership with Aldo Rossi - to whom the appendix is dedicated, complete with the "machines" built by Libeskind for the 1985 Biennale - he moved to Italy for a number of years.

The Osservatorio sull'Architettura will discuss the profession of architect of today with Libeskind along with the Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella; Pino Brugellis (Osservatorio sull'Architettura); Manuel Orazi  (architecture historian); Shulim Vogelmann (author and editor at La Giuntina); and Alessandro Jaff (Florence Architects' Professional Association). The underlying idea is that making architecture is not just a matter of construction but also, and above all, one of writing, drawing, experimentation and constant translation between all these forms of knowledge.
 

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2014

Tempo Reale

World Geographies in Playback

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) TEMPO REALE FESTIVAL 2014 - World Geographies in Playback

26.9.2014

The Tempo Reale festival will open with “Welcome,” a sequence of musical passages and readings on migration themes of the Bible, vocally interpreted by the Tempo Reale Electroacoustic Ensemble and Massimo Altomare (Sept. 26, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi), and come to a close with a performance by Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine, a French group open to musicians and directors who investigate connections between image and sound. 

With a large following in France, Canada, the U.S.A, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine specializes in blending sound with visual effects on mirrors and the screen with the use of 16 mm film in order to create a backdrop for their improvisations.  Images and combinations as well as extemporaneous sequences, all which express a common theme, bond with a live soundtrack that is also amplified by tape recordings and vintage synthesizers (October 5, Teatro Florida).

A highly charged, two-track evening of experimental and pop music is in store for the audience at the concert showcasing Luigi Ceccarelli and Jacob Tv’s digital electronics.  A native of Holland, Jacob ter Veldhuis is one of the most intriguing and charismatic artists on the contemporary European music scene thanks to his multimedia works exhibited in tandem with electroacoustic compositions by Luigi Ceccarelli.  The result is a musical tour de force that blurs the line between a real or a virtual world (Sept. 30, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi).

Once again, the Tempo Reale Festival program includes the ‘Traveling Alone’ showcase for up-and-coming electronic musicians.  Five competition-winning soloists, who promise to open new musical horizons, will headline an evening of Live Electronic Music with the Sounds of the World (Sept. 28, Cascine Park).

Not to be missed is SOUND & BIKE, part of the Florence Summer Festival program, an excursion involving installations along five routes in the Cascine Park, each highlighting the musical heritage of one of Florence’s resident expatriate communities (Sept. 28, Cascine Park).

Sound Landscapes, a theme dear to Tempo Reale, an organization active for years in music research, production and education, will feature two events that aim to expand sound perspectives, with the audience, blindfolded, lying down on comfortable mattresses.  One is a full immersion performance by Francisco Lopez with site-specific music by the Spanish artist.  His work is inspired by field recording, utilizing a play of sounds that are either full volume or barely audible.  Currently the director of SONM (Sound Archive of Experimental Music and Sound Art), a center specializing in sound art, Lopez’s groundbreaking achievements have been recognized by Prix Ars Electronica, (October 1, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi).

The sound landscapes of the Italian town of Ravenna are the wellspring for BUCO BIANCO/SIMFONIA PER RAVENNA (Symphony for Ravenna).  This landscape concert is the creation of the Fanny & Alexander founder Luigi De Angelis and visual artist Sergio Policicchio (October 3, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi).

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

Esther Kläs - Girare con te (Moving With You)

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Late One Morning

22.3.2014

Esther Kläs presents the project 'Girare con te' (Moving With You), a series of sculptures made by the artist during her summer residence at Carrara.
‘Girare con te’ is the Museo Marino Marini’s new production.


The sculptures will be housed in part of the museum’s crypt and will be a tool for interaction and investigation between the Marino Marini sculpture collection, Esther Kläs, the museum space and visitors.
"Girare con te " or ‘Moving With You’ is about moving together and around the sculpture to be part of a dynamic and relational process triggered by the sculpture in a relationship between the work, the space and the person.
Klas's work is characterized by primordial, almost totemic forms with a taste for the abstract. The works created for the exhibition trigger a relationship of closeness and investigation between viewer and object, between object and architectural space, defining an elegant and austere dialogue between the parties.
In the first work on exhibit, a series of six sculptures and four castings in aluminium, the materials are expressed in their raw form, embellished with fine colour details that isolate each element in a well-defined set. The group of sculptures in turn is enhanced with aluminium castings, signals that trace the material from the time in which the process of moulding the shape begins. Kläs’ sculptures are seen in their initial state, where everything still needs to be defined and the materials express their physical characteristics, thus highlighting their authentic qualities.
Instead, the small sanctuary of the crypt will house one of the few sculptures by the artist where the form shows an object, in this case a hand holding a tile fragment, bearing witness to Kläs’ first-hand experience of following in the wake of Robert Smithson in Rome. A fragment of past memory is made permanent with this evocative gesture.
In the last room two sculptures made of red granite are on exhibit with their dry and clear material qualities showing the traces of the extraction and cutting done in the quarry, giving the material the look of sculpting. On these surfaces, the artist has developed a system of circular marks by removing material and making the stones into true abstract objects.
Kläs’ desire to abstract the real subject of the sculpture is the beginning of her creation, while the end result are works with a strong, archaic, timeless quality, thus placing her work in the past, present and future of sculptural practice.
 

The exhibition is entirely produced by the Museo Marino Marini, which thanks the galleries Spazio A (Pistoia) and Peter Blum (New York).

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

Silke Otto-Knapp - Cold Climate

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Late One Morning

22.3.2014

In the paintings of Silke Otto Knapp there is an overlapping of style elements that exemplify her artistic code. Her painting is untranslatable, insofar as it is impossible reproduce, for it contains differences, and  many gestures and countless watercolor washes and glazes, all of which make up the surface of the canvas. 
The subjects of the canvases are drawn from reality, from the observation of landscapes, from images printed in books and from the artist’s own vision, which testifies to her interest in the work of writers choreographers and artists. The real dimension of the subject becomes the object of investigation, and this process of construction of the painting imprints a temporal sequence on the works.. This translates into the subtle and infinite tonal variations of a painting style that recalls Morandi, with liquid surfaces that record the passage of pigment applied and removed.
The image we see is a succession of propositions that first allude, then suggest, and ultimately define the real presence of the subject. It is in this process that the interest of Silke Otto Knapp in the work and method of construction used by Gertrude Stein, particularly in Tender Buttons, from which the title of the exhibition, Cold Climate, is taken. The lexical deconstruction, syntax, discursive practice and logical consequentiality redefine every standard of language, to the point of achieving a personal and inimitable visual linguistics, both in Stein and in Otto Knapp.
Standing before her paintings, one can see, read and feel all of this; the closer one gets, the more one concentrates on the painting, the deeper these sensations register. Her paintings trigger a process of viewing and representation that could be compared to a passage from  Tender Buttons : A kind in glass and a cousin, a spectacle and nothing strange a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing. All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. The difference is spreading
The polysemy of Stein’s writing runs parallel to the surfaces and chromatic variations in the painting of Silke Otto Knapp, who uses gestures, signs and veils to suggest different experiences. Her painting contains an intrinsic polysemic value, like the language of Tender Buttons, which demands from us a necessary effort of interlocution and interaction, creating a space of action that breaks from the surface, spreading. 
In the crypt of the Museo Marino Marini the canvases are presented, both in relation to one another and separately, supported by lightweight mobile structures in metal. They occupy and  define a shifting architectural dimension of the exhibition space, each assuming their own singular identity, causing that intrinsic polysemic quality to emerge. 
Within this presentation the paintings  are autonomous objects in space, that form a stage set. The reveal another element of the composition, of the narration: time, the time of viewing, of performative representation, of reading, of intellectual investigation.

The Museo Marino Marini would like to thank the greengrassi gallery in London, Daniel Bucholz (Berlin) and Gavin Brown Enterprises (New York) for their collaboration.

 


 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2014

CANGO

CENACOLI FIORENTNI#4_Grande Adagio Popolare

09.9.2014

 

 

Cenacoli: Depictions of the Last Supper

The event Cenacoli Fiorentini_Grande Adagio Popolare grew out of an idea that Virgilio Sieni developed for the City of Florence in 2011.
Now in its fourth year, the project will take place in Florence's four Cenacoli, or Refectories featuring a Last Supper: San Salvi, Fuligno, Ognissanti and Sant’Apollonia. These precious spaces, rich with history, where visitors reflect on the meaning of the body and its transfiguration, hold frescoes by such great masters of the Renaissance as Andrea del Sarto, Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Andrea del Castagno. A series of choreographic works performed by women, men, mothers, children, craftsmen, dancers, workers, philosophers. The project looks at the theme of the body and the origin of the figure in humankind through the story of the Passion as told in the gospels.

Tuesday 9 September - Cenacolo di San Salvi, via di San Salvi, 16
PASSION

Wednesday 10 September - Cenacolo del Fuligno, via Faenza, 42
DEPOSITIONS

Thursday 11 September - Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia, via XXVII Aprile, 1
TRYPTYCH ON THE BODY

Friday 12 September - Cenacolo Ognissanti, Borgo Ognissanti
PIETÀ

The Cenacoli are part of the Museums of the Office for Historic, Artistic and Ethnic-Anthropological Heritage and the City of Florence Museum Network

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Dance, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

Works from the collection of the Frac Champagne-Ardenne

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03.7.2014

in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the twinning agreement between Florence and Reims, the Museo Marino Marini has invited the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne to present a selection of major works from its collection for the very first time in Italy. The collection consists of more than 800 artworks representing the extraordinary diversity of aesthetics and mediums in contemporary art practices from the 1960s to the present.

With works by Dara Birnbaum, Martin Boyce, Tom Burr, Julien Carreyn, John Coplans, Erik Dietman, Jimmie Durham, Latifa Echakhch, Ruth Ewan, Robert Filliou, Aurélien Froment, Cyprien Gaillard, Luigi Ghirri, Paolo Gioli, Rodney Graham, Lothar Hempel, Pierre Huyghe, Barbara Kasten, Matt Mullican, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Émilie Pitoiset, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Clément Rodzielski, Jeff Wall, Franz West and Michele Zaza.

This exhibition is supported by the City of Reims, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne, The Institut Français Firenze, The Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati, and The OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and it is organized under the patronage of the City of Florence.

This exhibition is part of a year-long program of collaborations and offsite projects with artists, professionals and different partners developed in France and abroad by the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne during its renovation.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

Looking for Jesus

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Late One Morning

22.3.2014

What were the features of Christ’s face during the time of his earthly preaching in Roman-era Palestine? What would Jesus look like today, if he were to return and walk the streets of the world? Layer upon layer of Christian iconography and theory has fed the debate on the human nature of Christ for over a millennium. There have been numerous interpretations on this theme, articulated in heretical conflicts that arose in the early centuries of the church, such as in the case of Donatism, which held Christ to be absent of a carnal nature, even denying his own human birth and thus erasing the wholly earthly scandal of the crucifixion. Throughout the churches of the Middle East, such as the Egyptian Coptic and Jacobite Syrian, Monophysitism shared a great deal with Islamic theology of the same era, with its aversion to debating human aspects of the prophets, among whom Islam includes Christ.
In Procurando Jesus/Looking for Jesus (2013), born during one of his visits to Jordan, Jonathas De Andrade interviewed people in Amman, the Jordanian capital, asking them to re-imagine in our time the face and features of Christ, son of God and the second figure of the Trinity in Christian culture, as well as prophet of the first rank in the Islamic cult. The incentive of the artist was to generate new thinking about the historical and human figure of Jesus, updating it to our modern age in order to decolonise it from centuries of iconographic and ideological standards built up in the artistic, philosophical, and political spheres—standards that have conveyed a predominantly white, European, and Western version of Christ. Moving beyond the taboo of the iconographic representation of God and the prophets, as in the Islamic tradition, the artistic work of De Andrade rests on a radically secular foundation, and aims to inspire a social debate on a possible new Christ—Arab, Eastern, and completely human—with a new model of civil and inter-religious dialogue within the difficult social context of the Middle East.

Presented for the first time in Europe in the new exhibit space at the Marino Marini Museum, Procurando Jesus/Looking for Jesus (2014) reveals the reactions of the people interviewed as well as what face, characteristics and identity Jesus of Nazareth could have today, a time of complete globalisation. The dialogues by extension result in the creation of vehicle for expressing images, expectations, and wishes, becoming almost a fragmented, collective portrait of the country.
 


The event is organized as part of the regional project Toscanaincontemporanea 2013.
Courtesy Enea Righi Collection / Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo (Brasile) e Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin


 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2014

Musicus Concentus

Uri Caine

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo 2014

28.5.2014

An extraordinary piano concert marks the return to Florence Uri Caine, whose artistic career is linked by time to the activities of the Concentus Musicus.

The pianist Uri Caine is one of the most brilliant and versatile actors of today's music, an artist as sensitive and versatile clothing has also demonstrated the role of artistic director for the Venice Music Biennale in 2003.

Caine has used his listeners to follow him into the business unsettling, its visionary interpretations of the classical repertoire - a job started with a tribute to Gustav Mahler and continued with the lieder by Robert Schumann, the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach and the Diabelli Variations Ludwig Van Beethoven (published on CD by the label Winter & Winter), which assured him an extraordinary success - to be called up with a program dedicated to the music Mahler, also from the prestigious classical music festival in Salzburg.

In his projects, that have seen the gamut from jazz to classical European repertoire of Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock, Uri Caine chose to work with organic variables to compare different musicality, jazz, classical, electronic, rock and klezmer, qualifying as one Architects sound more intelligent and sensitive.

From the beginnings not yet eighteen in Philadelphia along with legends such as saxophonist Hank Mobley, and drummer Art Blakey, evidence of current with clarinetist Don Byron, trumpeter Dave Douglas and violinist Mark Feldman, Uri Caine has always shown one of the more enlightened and creative artists of today's music.

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2014

Fabbrica Europa

Festival 2014

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Fabbrica Europa 2014

08.5.2014

The 21st Fabbrica Europa festival opens up a cross-disciplinary reflection on the "human condition" and on "contemporary memory", touching on concepts of identity, community and other-ness through artistic creation.An open construction site for a generation on the move, from 8 May through 28 June 2014 the festival offers new perspectives and brings forth a wide range of resistance poetics: performances by international artists that show us the depths of Eastern art theatre and contemporary dance as they are cast onto Europe from various international backgrounds. The festival gives us a look at the world from multiple viewpoints through the eyes of established artists on the contemporary scene and young creators offering fresh new interpretations. A calendar of theatre, dance and performing arts events that starts with the Stazione Leopolda - the location that has symbolized Fabbrica Europa - and spreads to other spaces in Florence, from the Nuovo Teatro dell'Opera to the Teatro Cantiere Florida, crossing the Arno to Cango Cantieri Goldonetta, the Teatro Goldoni, the former Church of San Carlo dei Barnabiti, and finally the Teatro Era in Pontedera.

Filtri: Fabbrica Europa, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Festival, Dance, 2014

CANGO

CORPUS_Deposizioni e Visitazioni

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) LA DEMOCRAZIA DEL CORPO 2013/14

29.11.2014

 

Cango Depositions

Ten choreographic works by Virgilio Sieni


After a warm reception at Palazzo Strozzi, audiences will have another chance to see the choreographic paintings of depositions and visitations that grew out of a dialogue with masterpieces by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino.
Now taking place in the halls of Cango Cantieri Goldonetta, these scene-based works feature 39 performers (professional dancers as well as young people, elderly people and little girls) set to original music performed live by the cellist Naomi Berrill.

The choreography, ten pictures of depositions and visitation as told in the gospels, draws inspiration from what came before it: works by the great masters of Florentine mannerism, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, in a journey to the origins of gesture and the proximity of bodies. Through listening, the performers give life to a series of pictures, parables that take shape in the "faith" of gesture.
In seeking a vision that expands in the space of a gesture, each choreographic act is prompted to resist completion. In this
vita activa between stillness and unease, each painting gives rise to an archipelago of supporting gestures through a study of posture and the figure.
What emerges is the meaning of experience, of the human solidity of gesture as it reaches out in the darkness of space, as it asks to be heard.

The event was created for the exhibition
Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: Diverging Paths of Mannerism.

Filtri: CANGO, 2014

Middle East Now

Middle East Now 2014

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Middle East Now 2014

09.4.2014

The Middle East returns to the spotlight in Florence from 9 to 14 April 2014 with the 5th Middle East Now, an international festival of cinema, documentaries, contemporary art, talks and events, conceived and organised by the cultural association Map of Creation. The festival will take place at the Cinema Odeon, the Cinema Stensen and other locations in the city.The 2014 festival will present a rich calendar of 52 films (of which 23 short films, and a total of 45 Italian debuts as well as some European debuts), including feature-length films, documentaries, animation films and short films. The festival takes us on an engaging journey to the "hottest" countries and peoples in the Middle East, which is increasingly at the centre of attention in politics and the international media. The stories, people, important issues and current events in the most recent film productions from Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, the Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria and Morocco introduce us to the culture and society of these countries, going beyond the prejudices and stereotypes with which they are often represented.

Among the highlights of the film calendar, the festival presents the first ever retrospective on HANY ABU-ASSAD, one of the most talented and acclaimed Palestine directors, once nominated for an Oscar for his film "Paradise Now". The director will be in Florence for the Italian debut of his latest film, Omar - the thriller that won the "Jury Prize" at Cannes and is nominated for a 2014 Oscar as Best Foreign Film - and for the showing of some of his most famous works (The 14th Chicks, Rana's Wedding, Paradise Now, and the documentaries Nazareth 2000 and Ford Transit). Hany Abu-Assad will be in Florence for the duration of the festival.

Filtri: Middle East Now, Cinema, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

Luca Trevisani - Glaucocamaleo

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Late One Morning

22.3.2014

At the Museo Marino Marini Luca Trevisani (Verona, 1979) is presenting a new project entitled Glaucocamaleo. Curated by Alberto Salvadori with Davide Giannella, this is a large, five-screen video installation produced and realized by the Fondazione Marini di Firenze, OAC Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Studio Trevisani with Withstandfilms, 999films and Spazio.The project is a work platform that Trevisani set up two years ago, and which has currently been articulated in three different forms: a film, presented at the International Film Festival of Rome in 2013; a forthcoming book, to be published by Humboldt Books; and a large museum video installation.The central element of Glaucocamaleo is the flow of water and transformations in the state of matter, visualized, reproduced and documented in controlled conditions and susceptible to change. Sculpture, as a Promethean metaphor, is moulded and left to live within an environment forged by moving images, growing until it surrenders to the vitality of the matter constituting it. The matter thus yields to its limits and begins to break up, creating an archipelago of forms, a fragile, spectacular and ephemeral ecosystem.

In this whole process humans are seen as being capable of conducting the dynamics of actions, and remain protagonists thanks to their capacity to shape the world, to make nature understandable or to relate to it. Sculpture, on the other hand, is seen as Promethean myth arising from matter and shaped by fire, capable of assuming different forms and of changing continually.

 

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2014

CANGO

ESERCIZI DI PRIMAVERA _ Nuova Creazione

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) LA DEMOCRAZIA DEL CORPO 2013/14

29.11.2014

Cango - Spring Exercises

A small community of dancers explores the infinite nature of gesture in a dim spot of light and in a space that changes shape with movement. Rules of mendicant life give rise to a landscape composed of a series of 60 exercises.
The exercises shape the dancers by the rhythm of wind, rain and sun, gathering the gestures into dances, populated by figures caught in flight. Circle dances follow one after another, marking time through a cycle of exercises in preparation for the change, if one can call it that, to the next season.
The place might be an opening in a wood, a clearing that lets the light in. An open space deep in the forest emerges from the dancers' movement itself: they are "woodsmen" who are left in the shadow of the dusk on stage, of the edges that now and then are defined.
The work requires only bodies and a dim light that is almost urged on by the dancers' movement itself, between night, dawn and twilight. This small community faces history, hanging onto the present by its nails so as not to be swept away.
"Spring exercises" is inspired by the conference held by Martin Heidegger on 6 October 1951 at the Buehlerhoehe, "Poetically man dwells", a reflection on a late poem by Holderlin.
The performance rests its gaze on those communities that have disappeared, that have been wiped out or crushed, and is dedicated to them.


A 2013 Production of I Teatri di Reggio Emilia / Thèȃtre de Liege (Belgium) / Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
. The Company is supported by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities / the Tuscan Regional Authority / the City of Florence

 

Filtri: CANGO, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

THE DIMENSION OF THE BOOK 50 YEARS OF EDITIONS BY CENTRO DI 1964/2014)

28.2.2014

curated by Giovanna Uzzani and Alberto Salvadori


Centro Di, 50 years of publishing
the avant-garde that provided the world with a model

Approximately one hundred works exhibited in the Ente Cassa Exhibition Space and the Museo Marino Marini.
Centro Di helped to tell the world, particularly between 1960 and 1980, about the glorious years of avant-garde art. It also managed to bring innovation to the concept of the art catalogue, and was the most authoritative voice on national and international artistic research, interacting with the most important specialized publishers and playing a major role in the growth and understanding of contemporary culture in Tuscany and Italy. This is the publishing house Centro Di, and the exhibition “A misura di libro. 50 anni di edizioni Centro Di 1964/2014 (The dimension of the book. 50 years of editions by Centro Di 1964/2014)". The exhibition runs from February19 to April 23 at the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Exhibition Space (Via Bufalini 6) and from March 1 to April 26 at the Museo Marino Marini (Piazza San Pancrazio).


This event does not simply celebrate a Florentine publishing house that has attracted international attention, a publisher that has provided a model with its high quality publications, that has honoured and still honours Florence today. It also takes us on a journey through an extraordinary season in our recent history. For two decades, it made the Tuscan capital, moreover quite oblivious and indifferent to all of it (and it is certainly not the only case), the crossroads of the greatest innovations beating in the heart of international art.

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, publishing, Visual Art, 2014

Fondazione Targetti

Leonardo Ricci - New Urban Models

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Osservatorio sull’Architettura

01.1.2004

For the twentieth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Ricci (1918-1994), the Observatory on Architecture, along with the Order of Architects of Florence, are sponsoring the conference dedicated to Leonardo Ricci, new urban models. A reflection on one of the most recognized protagonists in Italian architecture of the last century, he was a pupil and colleague of Giovanni Michelucci, and designed the Village of Monterinaldi and the residential blocks of Sorgane in Florence. The conference will be based on the book, recently published by Quodlibet. It investigates the last works of Ricci from the design of the Centro Direzionale di Firenze (1977) (Florence Management Centre), to the courthouse. It also presents previously unpublished projects of the Florentine architect’s last creative period.
The conference, coordinated by Pino Brugellis (Fondazione Targetti) and Manuel Orazi (Quodlibet), will include talks by Alessandro Jaff (President of the Order of Architects of Florence), Clementina Ricci (Archivio Ricci), Manfredo di Robilant (an architectural historian working for the next International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial, directed by Rem Koolhaas), Enrico Ognibene   (President of the Court of Florence), Giovanni Bartolozzi (author of the book), and Elisabetta Meucci (Councillor for the City of Florence land use policies).

The Observatory on Architecture is supported by: B&C Speakers, Gervasi Spa, Osservatorio Arti Contemporanee (Contemporary Arts Observatory), and Targetti.
 

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2014

Quelli della Compagnia

Brazil: Seleção de Cinema

13.2.2014

Fondazione Sistema Toscana's Quelli della Compagnia and Cinema do Brasil present Brasil: Seleção de Cinema, the best of contemporary Brazilian cinema, in Florence for the first time at the Odeon Cinema, February 13 to 16. The event represents a rare chance to see up-close the protagonists of a constantly evolving film industry. Ten films are scheduled, nine of which will be debuting in Italy. There will also be several international guests and opportunities to discuss present-day Brazil. Serra Pelada, directed by Heitor Dhalia and starring the great Juliano Cazarré, will open the festival on Thursday, February 13 at 8:30pm. The festival is sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy and the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze - Osservatorio per Le Arti Contemporanee, and organised in partnership with COSPE, Istituto IBRA, and the Marino Marini Museum.
 

Filtri: Quelli della Compagnia, Festival, Cinema, 2014

Museo Marino Marini

The Warms Statues - Sculpture Body Action, 1945 - 2013

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

17.11.2012

The exhibition, Le statue calde. Scultura – corpo – azione, 1945-2013 (The Warm Statues. Sculpture - Body - Action, 1945-2013) opens at the Marino Marini Museum on Saturday, January 18, 2014. It is curated by Simone Menegoi. This exhibition is part of the EARLY ONE MORNING cycle, an exhibition program dedicated to sculpture and its interpretation from the Sixties to today, curated by Alberto Salvadori, artistic director of the Museum.

Focusing mainly on Italy, Le Statue Calde investigates the relationship between sculpture, body, and action in post-war art, pursuing two ideas that complement each other: sculpture as an extension of the body, and the body as sculpture. It brings together works realized in a time span of almost seventy years, by artists from three generations: Alis/Filliol, Monica Bonvicini, Claudia Castellucci, Gianni Colombo, Gabriele Devecchi, Ugo La Pietra, Eva Marisaldi, Marcello Maloberti, Piero Manzoni, Giovanni Morbin, Bruno Munari, Gianni Pettena, Marinella Pirelli, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Franz Erhard Walther, Gilberto Zorio, and Italo Zuffi. These works were created to be handled, walked on and sat on, to be grasped and lifted, to be worn or even kicked. The spectator is confronted with unassuming objects, often made with ordinary materials: a wooden platform, a bent brass tube, a small construction made with concrete blocks. They invite contact with a body, to which they offer themselves as supports, prostheses, and utensils.

A simple “user’s guide” for the sculptures, with drawings of dancer and artist Marco Mazzoni, will be available for the visitors. In addition, on certain occasions, the works will be activated by performers from the artist collective FOSCA.

 

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Performing Art, Visual Art, 2014

CANGO

DE ANIMA

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) LA DEMOCRAZIA DEL CORPO 2013/14

29.11.2014

 

Cango - De anima

These dances are like a collection of notes. They draw near from the darkness, from the depths.
Their dance always takes place within their being drawn to one another.
They come in flurries, like groups of families, playing friends, lives that are left behind and later cherished: it is all sustained between yielding bodies. Flurries that bring out a collection of pictures: all notes, margins, creases on the soul.
Each picture, like a short story, seeks to raise some questions along the plot line: these are dances composed of accelerations, variations and resting into waiting.
The compassionate figures faintly recall Picasso's acrobats, jugglers and harlequins.
The figures seem to evaporate out of water, out of the dampness. In approaching from depths, in appearing on stage, the aim is to display a series of figures at the edges of rooms deep in the murk, where realism melts away in the constant falling of the shapes of the soul.
They are rooms of life, in that they are always waiting for something else.
The soul as a form of the living (Aristotle) tears open humanity.
In this context, the figures in the performance - seemingly melancholic - emerge. This deep darkness, this human instability, in this case, sets off the dancers' smiles and original genius.
Tactility, portrayed as a transparent substance, is the true origin of each picture, if one thinks of the light of gesture which is constantly obtained by the heat of the rotations.
Each dance is also designed according to suggestions taken from Artistotle's
De Anima on the "perceptibles" common to several senses - movement, stillness, number, figure, size - which surround us in a broad awareness with regards to other bodies; and likewise the medium of each sense, that channel that organically connects us to the dense flow of the invisible.
And finally, who are these pale-faced youths who emerge from the depths, interpreted with strength and with abandonment to the gesture of the dance, youths whom we encounter along the arduous path of everyday life? Without wishing to, they show us time held within the particles of movement forming the fragile figure of the passage into the transparency of the forest: like woodsmen, in the thick wood they see the meandering paths that build up the body as it evaporates into the child's game of adulthood.

A 2012 production of _ La Biennale di Venezia / Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
First performed on 8 June 2012, La Biennale International Contemporary Dance Festival, Venice. The Company is supported by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities - Directorate General for Live Performance; the Tuscan Regional Authority; and the City of Florence

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Dance, 2014

CANGO

INCONTRI SULL’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) LA DEMOCRAZIA DEL CORPO 2013/14

29.11.2014

 

Cango - art talks

Three talks with the directors of the most important contemporary art centres who will discuss the artist's vital space as well as their own projects

10 December, 6 pm
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin

Monday 17 March, 6:30 pm
Andrea Viliani, General Director of Madre - the Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples.

 

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Dance, Visual Art, 2013

Il Vivaio del Malcantone

Slow Cities

08.12.2013

Slow Cities is an artistic project centred on the community and social dynamics of the neighbourhood of Coverciano. We decided to shift our attention to the area where we live and act, to try to shrink distances with an eye to generating new relationships by sharing artistic practices and interacting with citizens. The Vivaio del Malcantone invited artist Silvio Palladino to carry out an analysis of Coverciano together with the association, university students, and neighbourhood residents, and to open a dialogue about the meaning of community and possible ways to improve it. A series of activities will be launched on December 8 and will continue until the end of January. Throughout December questionnaires will be handed out, interviews will be carried out throughout the local area, and residents will be invited to participate in walks aimed at picking up on aspects that usually escape our vision, all in order to collect useful information and materials to uncover the spatial and social dynamics of the area in question. The programme involves creating a series of urban interactions between neighbourhood resources, the RIdestare workshop – composed of three meetings in mid-December – and a workshop in mid-January run by Love Difference open to anyone interested in learning more about the themes and problems of the area analysed in the course of the research carried out in December. The artist residency will take place from mid to late January, during which time the artist will develop the project before presenting it back to the public in a form defined by the nature of the work itself.

Filtri: Il Vivaio del Malcantone, Visual Art, Architecture, 2013

Festival dei Popoli

International Documentary Film Festival 2013

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Interanational Cinema in Florence 2013

02.10.2013

Reality is more!

The documentary throws reality into your face. It does so with a sophisticated language that is the result of stylistic elaboration and aesthetic research. But it is still about reality, which is complex, ambiguous, contradictory, hence always difficult to understand. Reality is far from the simplifications to which the contemporary world would like us to get used, from the slogans used extensively in advertising, from sensational journalism and from rowdy politics – languages which increasingly look like each other. A slogan is easy to inculcate. It “sounds good”, like an aphorism, but unlike an aphorism it does not contain any ambiguity and it cannot be interpreted in different ways. It is easy to understand and to remember. It dulls thinking.
Starting from this edition, Festival dei Popoli launches a new initiative, Doc at Work. This was possible thanks to the support of the Region of Tuscany and of FST - Fondazione Sistema Toscana, which we would like to thank for believing in this project. The program, made of meetings, workshops, presentations of books and DVDs, debates with authors and guests of the Festival, is aimed at promoting a discussion and an exchange of views on the documentary as a language of the contemporary world. Doc at Work will also include an event dedicated to the industry (restricted to professionals) for the presentation of film projects currently under way (Pitching Forum) or about to be completed (Rough Cut Presentation) to an international group of commissioning editors, film buyers and professionals.

Filtri: Festival dei Popoli, Festival, Cinema, 2013

River to River

Florence Indian Film Festival

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Interanational Cinema in Florence 2013

02.10.2013

River to River Florence Indian Film Festival had its first edition in October 2001 at the Rondò di Bacco Theatre of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy.
The aim of River to River is to promote only films from and about India and it is the first Festival of this kind in the world. During the first year of the Festival, also Indian cinema was seeing a new life: Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan won the Audience Award in Locarno and Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair wins the Golden Lion in Venice. And in 2002 Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas was screened in Cannes.

Furthermore, between 2001 and 2002 the influence of Indian cinema can be seen in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams, with music by the future Oscar winning A. R. Rahman (Danny Boyle's Slumdog Milionaire). During these years the Festival has grown and gained awareness among the audience, the film industry and the press. Many films have been screened and quite a few filmmakers, actors and producers have attended the Festival.

Filtri: River to River, Festival, Cinema, 2013

Lo schermo dell'arte

Film Festival 2013

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Interanational Cinema in Florence 2013

02.10.2013

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival this year involves various locales around the city according to an idea of a diffused Festival. Encounters and events are held in the most important cultural institutions of the the territory:
the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence, the Rettorato dell'Università of Florence, the Museo Marino Marini, Villa Romana, the Center for Contemporary Cultures Strozzina, the Center for Contemporary Art L. Pecci in Prato

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Festival, Cinema, Visual Art, 2013

CANGO

La democrazia del corpo

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Festival Oltrarno Atelier 2013

01.11.2013

La democrazia del corpo (The democracy of the body) addresses the subject of the body as a viaticum of transmission and suspension through a series of shows, gatherings, residencies, and experiences. One-hundred-and-fifty days in the heart of the world of gesture and dance; a journey that reveals itself to the visitor as a practice in which it is possible to share an openness towards other arts. For the first time, Virgilio Sieni brings to Cango four “Compagnia” productions and three specific projects by the Accademia sull’arte del gesto, which are meant to form one organic vision. La democrazia del corpo presents the public with viewing itineraries designed as journeys in search of gesture; an open workshop that develops a trio of relationships and reverberations between Florence, Marseille and Riga. The project for the Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture 2013 involved over 160 Accademia sull’arte del gesto dancers from all over the Mediterranean basin, women and men of all ages who starred in three choreographed “Agoras” in symbolic locations around the city of Marseille.

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Festival, Dance, Visual Art, 2013

Museo Marino Marini

Deimantas Narkevicius - Da capo

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

17.11.2012

the Marino Marini Museum hosts DA CAPO, a project created by the Lithuanian artist, Deimantas Narkevičius, as part of the EARLY ONE MORNING exhibition series conceived and curated by Alberto Salvadori. Deimantas Narkevičius is one of the most significant artists on the international scene. Trained as a sculptor, in the 1990s he began by focussing on storytelling, using video and semi-documentary films. He centred his work around the investigation into perception, the transmission of history and the mechanisms that transform it, starting from different ideologies and utopias. For Narkevičius, history is a living and primary material for art, considered to be equal to a physical and psychological phenomenon. In his “docu-stories”, the storytelling technique is quite unusual, constantly jumping back and forth from past to present and vice versa, creating a sense of déjà vu. Narkevičius deconstructs the linear narrative, setting the story both in the past and present, by using the style and techniques of amateur films of the 1970s. He produces his work with outdated equipment that helps set the films in indefinable times and spaces. In his sculptures, the artist triggers a process that questions the common perception of everyday objects, assigning them new and indeterminate functions. For Narkevičius, the relationship between image and object is important, as is the sequential quality created by this relationship in defining the construction of the works and films that he himself has described as “a sort of extension of the sculptures”.

 

 

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Performing Art, publishing, Visual Art, 2013

CANGO

Cenacoli fiorentini - Grande adagio popolare III

09.7.2013

The project Cenacoli fiorentini _ Grande Adagio Popolare (Florentine Cenacoli_Great Folkloric Adage), an event involving four cenacoli (monastic dining halls) in Florence that proposes to draw a new geography of city places, is now in its third year. In constant dialogue with the various representations of the Last Supper, the actions take on the value of a human, figurative study that develops around the theme of contact, a physical journey that traverses radically different identities, languages, and places connected by poetic gesture. In these extraordinary and hidden places of the city, places of sharing and viewing, of meditation and silence, actions involving professional dancers, children, adolescents, mother-child pairs, and women and men from different countries come alive in an journey that invites the suspension of the everyday gesture.
 

Filtri: CANGO, Performing Art, Festival, Dance, Visual Art, Theatre, 2013

Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti

Daniele Lombardi - Guarda che musica

02.6.2013

On June 2, 2013 the show GUARDA CHE MUSICA (TAKE A LOOK AT THAT MUSIC) by pianist, composer, and visual artist Daniele Lombardi will open in the Pitti Palace’s Modern Art Gallery. Guarda che musica presents recent important works, scores, books, magazines, and various installations documenting Daniele Lombardi’s artistic journey, which has led him to navigate between music written to be performed and music conceptualised in images destined for silent meditation. The show, on till June 30, was curated by Carlo Sisi and produced with the help and collaboration of the Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee (OAC) of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio, the Soprintendenza per il Polo Museale Fiorentino, the Fondazione Fiorenza, the Marino Marini Museum, and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
 

Filtri: Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti, Music, Visual Art, 2013

Biennale di Venezia

Venice Biennale - 55' edition

01.6.2013

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopaedic Palace) is a single exhibit that encompasses the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and the Arsenale, with works ranging from the early 20th century to the present, including several new pieces, by over 150 artists from 38 countries. The show was inspired by the creative utopian idea of Marino Auriti who in 1955 filed a U.S. patent for the design of an Encyclopaedic Palace, an imaginary museum meant to house all of human knowledge. Auriti designed a 136-story building that would have reached 700 metres high and occupied more than sixteen Washington city blocks. “Auriti’s plan was never carried out,” says Massimiliano Gioni, “but the dream of a universal, all-embracing knowledge emerges throughout the history of art and humanity as one that eccentrics like Auriti share with many other artists, writers, scientists, and self-proclaimed prophets who have tried – often in vain – to fashion an image of the world that will capture its infinite variety and richness. Today, as we grapple with a constant flood of information, such attempts seem even more necessary and even more desperate.” Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopaedic Palace) investigates the desire to see and know everything: it is a show about obsessions and about the transformative power of the imagination. The exhibition opens in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini with a presentation of Carl Gustav Jung’s Red Book.
 

Filtri: Biennale di Venezia, Visual Art, 2013

Biennale di Venezia

Italian Pavillon - Vice Versa

01.6.2013

 
vice versa is the title chosen by curator Bartolomeo Pietromarchi for the Italian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, promoted by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities through the Directorate-General for the Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art.
vice versa picks up on a concept introduced by Giorgio Agamben in his book Categorie italiane. Studi di Poetica (1996), in which the philosopher maintained that in order to interpret Italian culture, we must identify a "series of diametrically linked concepts" capable of describing its underlying characteristics – binomials like tragedy/comedy, architecture/vagueness and speed/lightness thus become original keys for reading the fundamental works and artists of our cultural history.

vice versa proposes an exhibition made up of seven rooms, seven spaces, each of which hosts two artists in dialogue with one another, where the works displayed reveal the profound sense of this dialectical approach.
 

Filtri: Biennale di Venezia, Performing Art, Photography, Festival, publishing, Visual Art, 2013

Lo schermo dell'arte

Between Art and Cinema

22.5.2013

This year the third edition it will be held at the Spazio Oberdan in Milan, May 22 to 25, 2013.

This cycle of films, born in 2011 and presented until last year at the Aula Magna of the Accademia di Belle Arti, is opened this year to the public of the city of Milan, thanks to the collaboration between the Province of Milan/Councillorship of Culture and Fondazione Cineteca Italiana. Promoted by the Accademia of Brera and curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Laura Lombardi e Elisabetta Longari, it gathers the best films presented at the last Schermo dell’arte.
 

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Cinema, Visual Art, 2013

Musicus Concentus

CALIBRO 35 - Indagine Sul Cinema Del Brivido In Italia - live

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo 2013

13.4.2013

A key event for "Crescendo", a special concert that will see on stage at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence musicians Caliber 35 and many guests to celebrate the music of one of the kinds of worship of the Italian cinema of the '70s. A concert in which 35 Gauge will perform a vast repertoire, unusual and encyclopaedic.

The formation of the evening is a true "all stars" of the Italian indie rock scene: the four musicians come together Caliber 35 appearances prominent as Serena Altavilla, lead singer of Blue Willa, Rodrigo D'Erasmo Afterhours and Vincenzo Vasi, presence Significant also the band's Vinicio Capossela.

The classic action movie of "cops and robbers" of the '70s, whose exploration, reinvention and dissemination Caliber 35 has always been faithful, in fact joins another line at least once deserves to be celebrated: it is the cinema the thrill Italian, a term that encompasses a broad category ranging from early film thrilling yellow visionary innovator Dario Argento horror as "Chain Reaction" by Mario Bava, obvious source of inspiration for the American slasher film that so successfully continued to have over the decades, until the splatter films like "Cannibal Holocaust".

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, Festival, Cinema, 2013

Tempo Reale

Progetto Primavera 2013

12.5.2013

Tempo Reale organizes again several spinrg activities under the "progetto primavera" label. A series of concerts, workshops and music paths in collaboration with important institution of Tuscany. From a firt tribute to Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian to the live audio-video performance of the japanese composer Kurokawa. An then other events such as soundwalks, children concerts and rock music with electronics.

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Performing Art, Music, Visual Art, 2013

Museo Marino Marini

Matthew Brannon

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

17.11.2012

The Museo Marino Marini’s Early One Morning exhibition programme, curated by artistic director Alberto Salvadori, continues with the opening, on 19 April, of Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films,1), a previously unshown project, produced by the museum, by the widely acclaimed American artist Matthew Brannon (St. Maries, Idaho, 1971). Brandon, who has exhibited in many important museums around the world, combines elaborate and sophisticated graphic work with installations designed to create complex narrative projects. At the Museo Marino Marini Brannon has constructed Department Store at Night, where sculptures, prints, fabric flooring and a book recount the cruel and strange nocturnal episode at the heart of a mystery that needs solving. The fiction element draws on ideas and impressions the artist had while inspecting the museum – the crypt space, now used for exhibition projects, a place with centuries of history and a repository of facts and events unknown to us – and while visiting Florence, where the department store is now the distinguishing feature of a city centre completely given over to trade of all kinds. Here, a lively daytime life alternates with a flat, almost dead, night life, animated by typical provincial news events in which everything can appear exceptional. Besides the book, the exhibition consists of three clusters of works, conceived and realized as fully fledged theatre and cinema sets.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2013

Museo Marino Marini

Nicola Martini

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

17.11.2012

The Museo Marino Marini’s Early One Morning exhibition programme, curated by artistic director Alberto Salvadori, continues with the opening, on 19 April, of Nervo vago by the Florentine Nicola Martini (1984), one of the best young artists on the Italian art scene. The vagus nerve exits from the medulla oblongata, extending through the jugular foramen, running from the thorax to the gastrointestinal cavity; the tenth of twelve paired cranial nerves, it is responsible for cardiac frequency, through gastrointestinal peristalsis, the sudoration of the muscles used by the palate and the opening of the larynx during inspiration. It also receives sensory data from the outer ear and part of the meninx. Its matter, which has a unitary matrix, is specified according to the regions it affects.
Nicola Martini’s project for the Museo Marino Marini enters directly into the museum’s nervous system, slotting into the architecture by entering into the nerves, into the connecting spaces between exterior and interior, between different materials, between the penetration and intermingling of light and darkness. As always in his practice, Martini generates frictions in the nature of the elements constituting his sculpture, establishing a direct relationship with material, whether it is that of the works he himself produces or that of the structural and building elements, in this case the architecture of the museum.
The narthex, delimited by Leon Battista Alberti’s large triforium, is the first place where Martini’s work encounters, engages with and modifies the late Brutalist-style shell that greets visitors to the Museo Marini and introduces us to the interior, where the collection of the Pistoian artist is housed. Inside the building, in the sacellum of the crypt, Martini intervenes by denying the space, barring access to a room devoted to projects by invited artists, reshaping its function with a sculpture made from a special wax.







 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2013

Fabbrica Europa

edition 2013

16.4.2013


Fabbrica Europa arrives at its twentieth edition. Established in 1994 from an idea of ​​Maurizia Settembri and Andres Death Terés with the ambitious desire to create a home in Florence for the culture of Europe, gave rise to a space for contemporary arts and languages. Workshop, shop, and laboratory stage of research and experimentation, Fabbrica Europa has returned to the city a place of industrial archeology, the Stazione Leopolda, recovering cultural use.With 19 editions of the festival behind and numerous production projects, training and culture, gave factory Europe and aims to give space to many local artistic scene, national and international, building a network of exchanges capable of consolidating a fertile land and great impact, making a significant contribution to the confirmation of Florence as a place to meet and compare different cultures, and contributing to the formation of an audience for innovative and artistic events outside of the traditional circuits. The binding of Fabbrica Europa with Europe is also evidenced by the investment policy of the European Union, which over the years has contributed to the financing of the most important projects, recognizing the value and international stature. The sites for these experiences will CanGo Shipyards Goldonetta, The Vivaio del Malcantone, French Institute, the Stazione Leopolda, the Theatre Shipyard Florida,Teatro della Pergola Theatre, Theatre Studio Scandicci and White Box AOM.

Filtri: Fabbrica Europa, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Festival, Dance, Cinema, Visual Art, 2013

Musicus Concentus

Peter Brötzmann – Paal Nilssen

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo 2013

13.4.2013

In the beautiful scenery of the Marini Museum in Florence, the unique duo that combines German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is the event that opens the concerts of "Crescendo" 2013.
Peter Brötzmann and Paal Nilssen-Love played together for the first time in 1998. Since then the two have collaborated in many groups, amongst them Hairy Bones, Roma trio, Ada trio, The Chicago Tentet and not least as duo. The duo has toured several times in Europe, played concerts in Japan and USA. The Oslo based record label, Smalltown Supersound has released two CDs, “SweetSweat” from 2008 and “Woodcuts” from 2010.
One of their favorite combination of instruments, sax & drums, sees the two in a challenging setting. This duo will provide an energy outlet out of the ordinary where grounding in generation and tradition ceases. This is music of today where life experience and youthful energy against each other in respect, trust, and a risky challenge of each other's expressions and stamina.

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, Festival, 2013

Middle East Now

Festival 2013

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Festival Middle East Now 2013

03.4.2013

44 title among feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations. Titles that normally are not distributed in Italy, selected among the most acclaimed productions by the audience at international festivals. The program is expanding this year to include cinema from North Africaand Morocco in particular, as guest country. New at this edition also the “Focus Afghanistan Inside Out”, dedicated to a country in the spotlight whose future is still to be written; the special section on Israel and Palestine; plus a great attention to Syria, with a selection of films that tell more of this country beyond all the news. And then film, doc and short films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain …

Filtri: Middle East Now, Cinema, 2013

Fosca

Frau Frisör Fosca

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22.2.2013

The 2013 program of Frau Frisör Fosca (FFF) has inaugurated a period dedicated to sound experimentations and its interdisciplinary connections. Fosca offers a series of occasions dedicated to the interaction between sound, space and perception giving special attention to live performances.
This direction, which includes various formats and research fields, consolidates the collaborations with important local artists and at the same time connects with national and international artists. The interest concerning sound as a filed for artistic research and performance is becoming ever more important for Fosca.

This is the program updated to June

Friday 22nd February at 7:30 pm
Cecilia Blanco e Andras Calamandrei_Una promesa de autonomia
The first appointment  for 2013 is dedicated to a performance, repeated twice, which is the result of the first two weeks long artistic residence of a performing artist form  BuenosAires and a visual artist.

Saturday the 16th of march at 7:30 pm
Blutwurst in concert
The musicians collective based in Florence Blutwurst,  is dedicated to radical improvisation and graphic scores presents a live set with five element. On the 20th anniversary of the death of its inventor Lev Sergeevic Termen special attention is giving to the Theremin.

In collaboration with Tempo Reale and Paesaggio Sonoro Network, FFF hosts to events of FKL “Per Chi Suona il Paesaggio” (For who does the scenery sound).

Thursday 11th of April listening session of works from FKL

Fridat 12th of April the “La bottega degli incontri silenziosi” by Albert Mayr

Friday the 24th of May
Enio Colaci and Alice “Electronic music for barber shop”,
Electronic musician and pianist on laptop and synth.

Saturday the 8th of May
Il Comprensivo Contemporaneo, Radio Papesse, Jessica Grasse and turu.it present the work which follows the workshop held in Istituto Comprensivo Calamandrei. The performance is coordinated by Massimo Ricciardo.

Monday the 17th of June
Poetry night with readings by Elisa Biagini who held a workshop on the tales by the Grimm brothers. With Eva Taylor, Stefania Zampiga, Jacopo Ninni, Brenda Porster, Liliana Gruef e Marco Simonelli

Saturday the 23rd of June at 7:30 pm
Live unplugged by the Australian singer Wasp Summer.
With the partnership of Indietravel.

Saturday 29th of June
LIM_performance based on Parkour
Last event of a project which include the participation of parkour athletes, artist, and youth which joined the workshop.
In July.

 

Filtri: Fosca, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Dance, 2013

Museo Marino Marini

Video Player

20.2.2013

Marino Marini Museum on the occasion of the exhibition The Player. Journey into contemporary passions
works from the collection of Sandra and Giancarlo Bonollo
presents Video PLAYER, a program of films dedicated to the artists featured in the show curated by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Cinema, Visual Art, 2013

Museo Marino Marini

Andrea Kvas

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

17.11.2012

EARLY ONE MORNING, the annual exhibition program of the Museo Marino Marini, conceived by artistic director Alberto Salvadori, continues with Campo. The exhibition is a new project by Italian artist Andrea Kvas, curated by Barbara Casavecchia, opening on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Kvas intervenes in the underground Sacello (Chapel) of the Museum. He occupies it with a new series of works, consisting of elements in polyurethane foam and wood, reworked on site and therefore "in progress" until the day of the opening. Campo is Kvas’s first solo show in an Italian museum. For Kvas, work is a process that arises from the tension of the "campo" in which it takes shape: it could be the studio, or the exhibition space, which Kvas often asks to use for extended periods before the opening of a show, in order to turn it into a functional space, no longer untouched, at hand. Kvas works simultaneously with a multitude of materials, without hierarchies: acrylic, water-based paints, enamels, asphalt, natural and synthetic pigments, acrylic resins, glue, flour, marble dust, shellac, synthetic latex, polyurethane, peraluman, galvanized iron, stainless steel, aluzinc, pre-painted iron, wood, cotton, linen, acrylic silicone, bituminous elastomer, linoleum, floors, walls... He alters and hybridizes them various times. Often, he reworks the same pieces after some time to avoid focusing his practice on a single object and to develop a fluid 'posture.'

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2013

Museo Marino Marini

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19.1.2013

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, the Marino Marini Museum will inaugurate THE PLAYER. Viaggio nelle passioni contemporanee. (THE PLAYER. Journey into contemporary passions. Works from the collection of Sandra and Giancarlo Bonollo), curated by Alberto Salvadori.
The Player is an annual survey project focusing on precious Italian private collections of art, little known to the general public. For each date, a refined art exhibition will be set up in the halls of the Museum, dedicated to the passion and the research that the collector has expressed in the realization of his collection.
For four months each year, a veritable new wing of the museum will be realized, affording a connection with the current and the past history of the city of Florence, universally recognized as the birthplace of art collecting and the place where the emblematic figure of the modern collector of art was born.
The protagonists of this first exhibition will be the works of artists such as Pavel Althamer, Darren Almond, Stefano Arienti, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Rineke Dijkstra, Keith Edmier & Farrah Fawcett, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Giuseppe Gabellone, Mona Hatoum, Sarah Lucas, Marepe, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Simon Starling and Piotr Uklanski, all from the collection created by Sandra and Giancarlo Bonollo, who for many years have followed, with passion, skill and quiet dedication, the evolution and the careers of both Italian and international artists.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2013

River to River

Florence Indian Film Festival

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2012

25.10.2012

River to River Florence Indian Film Festival is back with its 12th edition.
From the 7th to the 13th Decembre at the Odeon cinema in Florence and from the 14th to the 16 Decembre the Festival reaches Rome at Trevi cinema.
For the centenary of Indian cinema that very first film, Raja Harishchandra by Dadasaheb Phalke, will be screened.
Among the guest stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap and Imtiaz Ali.
On the occasion of the centenary of Indian cinema the Festival will screen Raja Harishchandra by Dadasaheb Phalke, a black and white and mute film, that was screened for the first time on the 21st of April 1913 at the Olympia Theatre of Bombay.
The Festival will present a restored version of the film, in collaboration with the National Film Archive of India.

To celebrate this very special birthday, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival has a big surprise in store: in partnership with Luisa Via Roma, it will pay a special tribute to a Bollywood superstar that is loved all over the world by millions of fans, hailed everywhere on earth and worshipped like a true god: actor Amitabh Bachchan – as an official guest, for the first time at a festival in Italy – who will be in Florence to present some of his films:
 

Filtri: River to River, Festival, Cinema, 2012

CANGO

Stanze segrete

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Festival Oltrarno Atelier 2012

10.12.2012

Stanze segrete_ Festival Cerbiatti del nostro futuro (Secret Rooms_Fawns of our Future Festival) deals with a large section of Florence, the Oltrarno neighbourhood, by relating various places to each other in a complex geography, unique in its kind, through the poetry of choreographed actions carried out by young dancers. The project assigns children the task of showing us keys for reading certain precious, unique spaces in relation to the practice of their bodies, of dance and their ways of seeing. The different itineraries include artisan workshops, the Hall of Statues in the Pitti Palace, the Tribune of Galileo in the “La Specola” Museum of Natural History, the former church of San Carlo dei Barnabiti, the Last Supper in Santa Maria del Carmine, and the Cango Saloncino Goldoni.
The works are represented solely by the children involved in the project and magically prompt a renewed perception of these places. The project’s basic themes are tactility, the nature of the gaze, mnemonic agility, and the present time that coincides with places of experience, together acting as a sort of manifesto on the art of the body in relation to city spaces and the age of man.

Production Accademia sull’Arte del Gesto. Overseen by Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, Cango Cantieri Goldonetta Florence

Filtri: CANGO, Performing Art, Festival, Dance, 2012

Lo schermo dell'arte

Film festival 2012

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2012

25.10.2012

LO SCHERMO DELL'ARTE FILM FESTIVAL, directed by Silvia Lucchesi, presents its 5th Edition, which will be held in Florence from November 21 to 25, 2012. Lo Schermo dell'Arte is a “project in motion”, unique in Italy and one of the few world-wide, which, with multiple initiatives during the course of the year, narrates and analyzes the complex relations between contemporary art and cinema through film, video, installations, book launches, encounters and workshops.  In previous editions, the festival has hosted such international artists as Libia Castro, Phil Collins, Omer Fast, Alfredo Jaar, Mark Lewis, Shirin Neshat and Sarah Morris. LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 is enriched by a new section, Focus on, dedicated to the work of British video artist and director Isaac Julien, nominated for the Turner Prize 2001 and winner of the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Festival 1991 for his film Young Soul Rebels. Another first for the 2012 edition of the Festival is VISIO - European Workshop on Artists’ Cinema, a project intended to encourage the development of a network of artists and professionals who work with moving images

The program of the 5th Edition will also include examinations of current art practices in the section Festival Talks with lectures, encounters with artists, curators and authors.
Lo Schermo dell'Arte is included in the review “50 giorni di cinema internazionale a Firenze” organized by Fondazione Sistema Toscana.


Lo Schermo dell'Arte is supported by Regione Toscana within the program “Toscanaincontemporanea 2012” and by Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze/OAC Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands/Olandiamo in Toscana, Deutsches Institut Florenz, Institut Français Florence.
It is realized in collaboration with Cango-Cantieri Goldonetta Firenze, Museo Marino Marini Firenze, Centro d'arte Contemporanea L. Pecci Prato.
Sponsor: http://www.opinionciatti.com/enwww.opinionciatti.com/en, Unicoop Florence, Cecchi, Golden View Open Bar
 

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Cinema, Visual Art, 2012

Museo Marino Marini

Yuri Ancarani

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Early One Morning

17.11.2012

 

The exhibition Ricordi per moderni - Memories for Moderns, curated by Luigi Fassi and Alberto Salvadori, is a recognition of 10 years of  work by the Italian filmmaker and video artist Yuri Ancarani and will present three new videos produced by the Museo Marino Marini for the occasion along with another 11 made between 2000 and 2009.

In Ricordi per moderni (Memories for Moderns), Ancarani's video research and work are permeated by the fantastic and surreal atmospheres where the industrial areas of the Adriatic Coast co-exist alongside domestic interiors and landscapes that bear witness to hidden scenes of everyday life. The documentary quality immerses the viewer in an atmosphere full of evocative and dreamlike narrative, providing a travelogue experience that takes the viewer on an exploratory journey to an unknown and ambiguous human and geographical landscape. Here an important symbolic relationship between the natural and industrial space emerges, ancestral obsessions and rituals, passages full of erotic and disarming loneliness. In Ancarani's film work, both the invisible, in the form of desire, in the guise of what we wish were there to reveal what cannot be seen, thus fuelling expectation of the happening, and the uncontrollable nature of the situations, are manifested in an atmosphere pervaded by comforting presences such as those of vacationing and seeking pleasure on the Adriatic Coast.

Ricordi per moderni (Memories for Moderns) unfolds in the vision of 14 videos, two on monitors, and the others projected in three sequences of four on a system with four screens that make up a base surface of 16 linear meters by three meters in height. The three videos produced for the exhibition are based on scripts that the artist had let sit for years, La questione romagnola (The Romagnola question), Parcheggi a pagamento (Pay Parking) and Fuori stagione (Off-season). In addition to these three, there are: Invito al desiderio (Invitation to the desire), Vicino al cuore (Close to the Heart), Baal, Lido Adriano, IP OP, Isole d'acciaio (Islands of Steel), In god we trust, Made in Italy, Rimini, Aranci mantra (Mantra oranges) and Ugarit.

In collaboration with Lo Schermo dell’Arte, at the cinema Odeon, Thursday, Nov. 22, the award-winning film Il Capo (2010) will be presented at the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival for the Orizzonti (Horizons) section, a surprising short film set in the marble quarries on Monte Bettogli, and Piattaforma Luna (Platform Moon) (2011), filmed in the hyperbaric chambers of a platform for the extraction of gas.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of the Centre for Contemporary Arts Ente Cassa di Firenze, the program of the Region of Tuscany - Toscana Incontemporanea 2012, and Ravenna città Capitale della Cultura 2019.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Cinema, Visual Art, 2012

Museo Marino Marini

Da Vinci

15.11.2012



Da Vinci is the title of the final chapter of Yuri Ancarani's trilogy, which is centred on the theme of work. Conceived and made as artist documentaries, the first two chapters, as well as being able to boast several important names, such as Maurizio Cattelan as producer, were presented at the 67th and 68th Venice Film Festivals.
Il Capo (first episode, 2010) and Piattaforma Luna (the second episode, 2011) have been shown and continue to be shown in some of the most famous film and documentary Festivals in the world and they are receiving numerous awards, including: nomination for Cinema Eye Honors, (Museum of Moving Image, New York, USA), “Grand Prix in Lab Competititon” Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, Francia); “Honorable Mention”, Dokufest – International Documentary and Short Film Festival (Prizren, Kosovo); “Miglior Documentario”, New Horizons I.F.F. (Wroclaw, Polonia).The three chapters will become a feature film in episodes which will be presented as a special event in 2013.

The film Da Vinci is entirely set inside an operating room, an imaginative journey into a microcosm where the hope and expectation felt from the outside are confused with the clear and rational objectivity of the machine and the surgeons. An unintentional drama is triggered by the working process, with time marked by the waiting, moments of pathos, a sense of routine normality that leads us viewers to be fascinated by such serenity and professionalism in the doctors and operating room staff.

The film has been shown in an International Premiere on November 15, 2012 at the Rome Film Festival , in the new section entitled "Cinema of the twenty-first century", in collaboration with the MAXXI National Museum of XXI century Art.


Da Vinci is produced by  Antonella Rodriguez Boccanelli, Warly Tomey, Maurizio Cattelan, Ivan Frioni, Giorgio Gallenzi and the Museo Marino Marini in Florence, co-produced by the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, with the support of the Regione Toscana Film Commission, Ravenna Città Capitale della Cultura 2019, executive producer Alberto Salvadori.

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Cinema, Visual Art, 2012

Festival dei Popoli

Festival dei Popoli 2012

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2012

25.10.2012

The Festival dei Popoli – this year in its 53rd edition – is the most important event in Italy for the presentation of recent documentary films, for the study of the history of this genre, for the theoretical discussion of the evolution of cinematographic language, and for the exchange of ideas and projects, also with respect to works that are still in the production phase.

The documentary genre is one of the glories of contemporary Italian cinema. The Festival presents seven feature-length documentaries which represent the best of the 2012 national production.

Filtri: Festival dei Popoli, Festival, Cinema, 2012

Museo Marino Marini

THE DANCE OF THE INGRATES

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Florens 2012

07.11.2012

For FLORENS 2012, the Museo Marino Marini presents, on 7, 8 and 9 November, Il Ballo delle Ingrate (The Dance of the Ingrates) a multimedia show, loosely inspired by the homonymous operina by Claudio Monteverdi, conceived and directed by the Italian artist and performer Letizia Renzini, with musical direction by the Italian-Swiss soprano Sabina Meyer.

Il Ballo delle Ingrate is the natural development and expansion of La Ninfa in lamento, a theatrical music piece in concert form already presented at the Marini by Letizia Renzini and Sabina Meyer, with the musician Diana Fazzini. It takes its inspiration from the sensual world of seventeenth-century musical theatre, departing from it with an interdisciplinary and technological transfiguration (in collaboration with Avuelle) which uses a vocabulary and media that are both analog (body, voice, instruments) and virtual (video, lighting, electronic music) . This "site-specific" work takes the themes in the original libretto of the homonymous operina written by Claudio Monteverdi with Ottavio Rinuccini and performed for the first time in Mantua in 1604, and compares and interprets them with an uninhibited and contemporary approach, as well as using the wonderful and sensual world of women’s Renaissance music such as that of Barbara Strozzi or Luzzasco Luzzaschi, or the story of the "Concerto delle donne” or “Consort of Ladies”, a women’s vocal group that revolutionized Italian secular music in the late sixteenth century.

Il Ballo delle Ingrate is also a film made for television in 1976 by Ingmar Bergman, with choreography by Donya Feuer and music by Claudio Monteverdi. A mimed action in the form of a ballet that is based on the expressions and attitudes of the characters more than on the movements of the body. As the author himself said "a drama without words” or a "choreographic composition”.

4 musicians on stage: the classic trio and electro – acoustic framework. In addition to the classic repertoire, there will be compositional sounds of a different type: live mix, ambient compositions and some modern and contemporary recorded segments. The music performed on traditional instruments (viola da gamba, harp) will be caressed by electroacoustic sublimations that give a voice to the subconscious, to the intimate thought that underlies the text.

 

With the support of: Fondazione FlorensMuseo Marino Marini, FirenzeAvuelle - Musicus Concentus

 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Performing Art, Music, Visual Art, 2012

Musicus Concentus

Atom tm

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo 2012

22.3.2012

A new appointment in the sign of the new electronic arts for "Crescendo", the series promoted by Musicus Concentus, Osservatorio Per Le Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio Di Firenze, Fondazione Teatro Della Pergola. For the first time in Florence a performance by Atom Tm, one of the most beloved and influential artists, for a set of music and video that binds to previous "Crescendo" concerts, such as Matmos, Matthew Herbert, Ryoji Ikeda.

Atom TM is one of the faces behind which Uwe Schmidt, the German composer and performer, among those who founded the new languages of electronic music. Atom TM is one of his many monikers, together with Señor Coconut, Atomu Shinzu, Atom Heart, Flanger, The Disk Orchestra, Los Negritos (to name just a few), indicating a sound world full of inventions and facets, as many as the acronyms used in time.
For "Crescendo" in the prestigious setting of the Odeon Firenze Atom TM will preview his new realization for music and video, "HD", which comes after the previous chapters called "Liedgut" and "Winterreise", marked by enveloping atmospheres minimal.

 

Thanks to Odeon Firenze

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, Visual Art, Performing Art, 2012

Teatro della Limonaia

A Tribute to Ping Pong

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Intercity Festival 2012

21.9.2012


Ping Pong is not just a sport. It’s a philosophy. The intellectual recipe is a mix of Yin and Yang, Heaven and Hell, Stephen Hawking and Uri Geller, with a dash of Kahlil Gibran and Bruce Lee on top.
This is an independent continuation of the peculiar symbiosis of sport and dance JSK developed in 1997 with A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football. This original idea, the first of its kind ever, has been a strange bird in the international dance fauna. With close to 500 shows in 23 countries and still running strong, a number of prizes, and an inmense press coverage, it’s still represents an academic dilemma – is it populistic entertainment or cutting edge contemporary dance? The paradox of the football show is that it was meant as a short lived happening with a shoestring budget and a hilariously short rehearsal time.
A Tribute to Ping Pong has been on the sketch board for almost a decade, in search for the right moment where the company can be sure of sufficient time and resources to take the potential further. The new production maintains a fearless approach to popular culture references and represents the more pure dance style of the company. In addition, puppet theatre is particularly present this time, along with a voiceover in badly spoken English. The show’s storyboard have deliberate similarities to the average american B-film script – a team of bleach white youngsters are taught Eastern philosophy in record time and take ping pong to a transcendental level. The thematic grey zone is deliberately grey – bouncing between respectless blasphemy at worst and charming naiveness at best.

 

The Festival is promoted by Teatro della Limonaia, Sesto Idee – Istituzione per i servizi Culturali Educativi e Sportivi di Sesto FiorentinoComune di Sesto Fiorentino Comune di Firenze, Provincia di Firenze, Regione ToscanaMinistero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.

Filtri: Teatro della Limonaia, Theatre, Performing Art, Visual Art, 2012

Museo Marino Marini

Sturm und Drang

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19.10.2012

This exhibition by Eugenia Vanni at the Marino Marini museum is an unprecedented example of the engraving concept taken to the extreme, and here it is anthropologically reinterpreted. While obeying the rules of the classic technique in all its obligatory and specific steps, the prints in the exhibition register the traces of a spontaneous manual dexterity and highlight a causality that brings to light the traces of a daily experience that is “de-stratified” over time. Old kitchen cutting boards have been used as the printing plates for the engravings, grooved through so many years of continuous and unnoticed humble housework. Once covered with ink and put through the press, these plates leave an engraving of an unexpected aesthetic completeness. Each plate produces a print, which is also the closure to the object’s practical and domestic function.

The title chosen by the artist, Sturm und Drang, alludes to the evocativeness of the graphic result and highlights the contrast between the humble daily life of the creative process and the formal product, which seems to allude to a romantic setting of stormy skies and misty landscapes.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2012

Tempo Reale

Rumore Rosa

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Tempo Reale 2012

05.10.2012

The TEMPO REALE FESTIVAL, a celebration organised by Luciano Berio’s Tempo Reale Centre and dedicated to the music of exploration, is now in its fifth year. Through music, theatre, installations, international guests, and sound walks, the city comes alive in pursuit of experimentation. This year the festival is an homage to the voices and creativity of women, hosting internationally renowned artists and restoring dignity to women’s bodies in shows that highlight expressivity. Also important is our relationship with images, which is why the festival always partners with Tuscan photographers, at the suggestion of the Fondazione Studio Marangoni.
The show opens with Liu Fang, a highly acclaimed Chinese musician who uses ethnic instruments like the pipe to explore new acoustics – an Italian exclusive. There are also plenty of musical surprises and debuts, some presented in the experimental forms of PLAYLISTs and TR_ MICRO, the latter being an interdisciplinary format devoted to British soloist Viv Corringham. For theatre there is West by Fanny&Alexander and Roberto Castello’s company Aldes. Closing the show is Musica Comunista of TREE (Tempo Reale Electroacustic Ensemble), an anthem to breaking the mould through Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise.
 
Institutional support from the Regione Toscana, the Provincia di Firenze, and the Comune di Firenze.

Partner
Aldes, Alte Schmiede, Artlands, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, CANGO - Cantieri Goldonetta, Contemporanea Festival 2012, EU 2012 Year of International Dialogue (China), Fondazione Studio Marangoni, FKL - Forum Klanglandshaft, Giovani Sì Live, Museo Marino Marini, Radio Papesse, Università di Vienna, Villa Romana

 

Media partner
Blog musica elettronica, Firenze Spettacolo, Rete Toscana Classica, Radio Cemat, Altre Velocità
 

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, 2012

Estate Fiorentina

Apriti cinema!

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Estate Fiorentina 2012

07.6.2012

A gathering place dedicated to culture in one of the most beautiful squares in Florence, Piazza SS. Annunziata – perhaps even the “perfect piazza” and thus even more sentient. Apriti cinema!, the open-air arena parked in the shadow of Filippo Brunelleschi’s porticoes and the Michelozzo’s basilica from July 12 to August 4 2012, was meant to be just this. A moment of socialisation to throw new light on this important view of the city, bringing back a cultural event to the space between Pietro Tacca’s fountains after many years; and a model of collaboration between Florentine institutions and producers. Promoted and championed by the Municipality of Florence and OAC\ECRF through Estate Fiorentina 2012, Apriti cinema! was made possible thanks to the decisive contribution of the Osservatorio Arti Contemporanee dell’Ente Cassa di Risparmio, an important sign of the attention being paid to the innovative fermentation stirring in the city. The Fondazione Sistema Toscana and Mediateca Regionale acted as cultural partners, and the Teatro Puccini oversaw the logistics and organisation.

Filtri: Estate Fiorentina, Cinema, Visual Art, 2012

CANGO

GRANDE ADAGIO POPOLARE

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Festival Oltrarno Atelier 2011

19.9.2011

CENACOLI FIORENTINI_Grande adagio popolare (FLORENTINE CENACOLI_Great folkloric adage) is an artistic event directed by Virgilio Sieni and the Accademia sull'Arte del Gesto for the city of Florence. The project takes place in four Florentine cenacoli (monastic dining halls) – extraordinary, ‘secret’ places in the city originally meant for the meals of monks and frescoed by great Renaissance artists like Andrea del Sarto, Perugino, Andrea del Castagno, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. A different action takes place in each cenacolo, thus creating a choreographed polyptych inspired by the theme of the fairy tale, understood here has a fantastical and folkloric short story, charged with meaning, which invites us to suspend time and daily order through gesture. Moving from one cenacolo to another, a new geography emerges of the city, deliberately animated by images and visions, by the urgency of the encounter, by the beauty that bodies and faces express through indescribable itineraries. In dialogue with the various representations of the Last Supper, the actions take on the value of a human, figurative study of contact and tactility, on a physical voyage that crosses an archipelago of connected journeys, languages, and far-off places. The project brings attention to a few extraordinary and rarely visited places in Florence in which incredibly valuable works were created and are still to be found – not museums, but places of sharing and viewing, of meditation and silence. The cenacoli are part of the Musei della Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze.


The project was sponsored by: Regione Toscana / Comune di Firenze / Estate Fiorentina / Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee dell’Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze / Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze / Accademia sull’arte del gesto / Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
 

Filtri: CANGO, Performing Art, Dance, Visual Art, 2012

Fosca

Maria of Sant'Elena

21.6.2012

An original creation by FrauFrisorFosca in the form of a fashion show featuring clothes from the archives of the brand Maria di Sant'Elena, worn by women of all ages.
A relationship between fashion, history, and performance overseen by Fosca. A vision of the contemporary, a creation in the form of a fashion show with clothes from the archives of Maria Puddu, designer of the brand Maria di Sant’Elena, whose premises were once located in Piazza Antinori in Florence. The women’s fashion brand, active between the 1960s and the 1980s, was modelled in the Sala Bianca and together with the Fontana Sisters was an international representative for Italian fashion. Over the years it also partnered with key figures like Regina Schrecker. Clothes from the Maria di Sant’Elena collections will be modelled by women “over 50” who joined the project and participated with Fosca in an initiative of shared creation and creative workshopping. With contributions from the Regione Toscana | Unicoop Firenze | Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze / OAC Osservatorio per le arti contemporanee in partnership with the Comune di Firenze Quartiere 5 | CCN Piazza Giorgini | Sezione Soci Coop Firenze Nord/Ovest | Fondazione Maggio Musicale Fiorentino | Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti | ISIA Firenze | ottod’Ame | UB | Omikron | Fratelli Briganti | Circolo il Progresso | almagreal | Neri Torrigiani Progettazione e Comunicazione | Pitti Immagine sponsored by Comune di Firenze. THANKS GO TO the Municipal Office for Fashion and Equal Opportunity of Florence.

Filtri: Fosca, Performing Art, 2012

Museo Marino Marini

Lovett/Codagnone

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03.5.2012

LOVETT \ CODAGNONE
La verità è figlia del tempo non dell'autorità (Truth is the daughter of time and not authority)
curated by Alberto Salvadori
 
May 4 / July 7, 2012
 

Curated by Alberto Salvadori and produced for the museum's crypt, the installation grew from the reading and interpretation of a fundamental text of modern theatre, The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht. The opening will include a performance of CANDIDATE Like Nightfall in the Morning, with the participation of Sandra Ceccarelli, Gary Indiana, and Marco Mazzoni.
The work of the Italian-American duo, which was established in 1995, ranges from photography to sculpture, and is always characterized by a desire to prevent the viewer from activating those identification systems that are the basis of the mimetic process that is a founding matrix of Western art.

The interest in the great trials of history is bound in the Life of Galileo to the dominant theme of the first Galileo, that of the propagation of truth in the face of censorship and violence. The selection of pieces that the artists have created using the Brechtian text focuses on the relationship between truth and power, and the lacerating and lacerated relationship that arises between the research as an expression of freedom and the culture of power as a reactionary and unpopular element to change.
In La verità è figlia del tempo non dell'autorità (Truth is the daughter of the time and not authority) the passages will be read by actors Marco Mazzoni and Sandra Ceccarelli.
 
John Lovett (USA 1962) \ Alessandro Codagnone (Italia1967) live and work in New York (USA). Their work ranges from photography to sculpture, video to installation and performance, where the protagonists are always in an ironic role-play aimed at exposing the socially defined roles of power in interpersonal relationships. While the two artists in their early work responded critically to the assimilation of gay culture by the aesthetic practices of mass consumerism (fashion, music, entertainment), in the most recent performance, they reflect on the identity and the inadequacy of language with respect to the complexity of the couples relationship.
 
 

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Performing Art, Music, Visual Art, 2012

Fabbrica Europa

POST ELETTRONICA

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03.5.2012

In a tribute to John Cage, the project Post Elettronica has investigated the territories of the "post-electronic" experimentation revealing Cage's contemporary inheritance and presenting artists who share a dramatic and gestural use of new technologies.
Hybrid works that combine music, video, performance, sculpture, sound, noise become vocabularies of a composite language in which the management of advanced software is combined with the artefact in an attempt to dissolve the conceptual approach towards the involvement of the viewer.
The interaction between visual arts and music, between movement and music has become the subject of an original investigation, that aimed at presenting an overview of contemporary experiences marked by new forms of experimentation.

Les Souliers (The Shoes) by French artist Arno Fabre transformed the foyer of the Stazione Leopolda into a theatre/square with their "concert" of automata. Retro style and technology came together in this evocative and ironic "mechanical ballet".

The rhythms of Fabre’s shoes were echoed by the mechanical hamming of the installation by Swiss artist Zimoun with his animated walls. Hundreds of rods, each connected to a motor that gave them an oscillatory motion, invite to experience the physical dimension of the sound.

The project continued in the Spazio Alcatraz with performances and installations.
 

Filtri: Fabbrica Europa, Music, Visual Art, 2012

Fabbrica Europa

Art Mobility

03.5.2012

For the XIX edition the International Festival of contemporary stage arts Fabbrica Europa presents a particularly varied and complex programme with many national premières and original creations, among which the opening show OEDIPUS/BÊT NOIR by Wim Vandekeybus at Teatro della Pergola of Florence (3rd May, h 21.15).
From its catalyzing historical centre, the Stazione Leopolda, it will stretch out across the city of Florence with events in other spaces and performing actions which will involve squares, streets, Renaissance corners and urban crossroads. The objective is to bring alive a real map of the contemporary scenario in order to involve and spread cultural action not only to the wide public of the Festival, but also to the still wider "man-in-the-street" population, not habitually in touch with the languages of art.
Thus, at Stazione Leopolda the public will have the possibility to discover the most recent and interesting international and national contemporary expressions of dance, music, theatre as well as visual arts and multimedia.
The project POST ELETTRONICA investigates territories of "post-electronic" experimentation revealing Cage's contemporary inheritance and presenting installations and performances by artists who share a dramatic and gestural use of new technologies. 

Parallel paths with events and performances of recognized and emerging artists will mark the coordinates of a creative geography of the city, under the sign of  the concept of the mobility of art, indicating  movement, transit, journey, both across nations (among, but not restricted to, European countries) and across cultures (through meetings and exchanges among different different identities), but also across time and generations (focusing particularly on the relationship between the Masters and the young).

With the contribution of: Programma Cultura dell'Unione Europea, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze, Comune di Firenze, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Osservatorio per le arti contemporanee

With the support of: Ambasciata di Francia, Ambasciata del Regno dei Paesi Bassi - Olandiamo in Toscana, Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati, Institut Français, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Youth in Action Programme dell'Unione Europea, Roots&Routes international

 


 

Filtri: Fabbrica Europa, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Festival, Dance, Visual Art, 2012

Tempo Reale

Progetto Primavera 2012

25.4.2012

A spring full of acknowledgements for the second edition of Tempo Reale’s spring project. Acknowledgement of the partnerships with several local institutions to create a grand monographic evening dedicated to John Cage. Acknowledgement of the horizons expanded through an intensification of interactions with the city of Bologna. Acknowledgement of the vitality of recent output with a new artistic-architectural interpretation at the Giardino Corsini and the Limonaia in Villa Strozzi. And, finally, acknowledgement of an educational and research-based initiative, with an investigation into the relationship between sound and the environment carried out for over a year and intersected with a rediscovered educational activity for kids. This initiative takes an innovative and sensorial approach to connect the sounds of nature with those of the ludic and everyday worlds. This in turn leads to the creation of sound walks, a workshop on the sounds of birds, and the active participation of kids from the Maggio Scuole in a performance of Musica di tutti i giorni (Everyday music). A series of rendezvous produced in partnership with preeminent Tuscan and Emilian institutions, including the grand tribute to John Cage and the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Tempo Reale with the music of Berio and Kagel. Alongside all this is the now-customary interest in the relationship between music and the environment with performances, sound walks and much more.

Institutional support from Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

 Sponsored by the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Quartiere 4, Network Sonoro, European Commission-Education and Culture, Mibac (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities).

Partner
L'Homme Armé, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Fabbrica Europa, contemporartensemble, Istituto Francese - Firenze, Suona Francese Festival, Conservatorio di Musica G. Martini - Bologna, Angelica, FKL, Libri Liberi, Artigiannato e Palazzo, Rete Toscana Classica.

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Performing Art, Music, 2012

Musicus Concentus

Ghostpoet

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo 2012

22.3.2012

The concerts of "Crescendo", the series promoted by Musicus Concentus, Osservatorio Per Le Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio Di Firenze, Fondazione Teatro Della Pergola, continue with a much-awaited event, the first Italian concert of Ghostpoet, one of the clearest examples of recent musical news.

Ghostpoet, stage name of Obaro Ojimiwe, at twenty-nine is one of the most important novelty of black music today. The singer, rapper, musician and poet in London is an expert on hip hop beats and rhyming, and fits of law, with authority and intelligence, in the footsteps of the great masters of black music, like Gil Scott Heron, Mike Ladd, Saul Williams.
The music scene that surrounds his lyrics is made of echoes dubstep and garage, groove and electronic landscapes, in a formula that combines the best size of the concert and the reading of poetry. Ghostpoet on stage by her best, as happened last Sonar festival in Barcelona, ​​in a performance that has made headlines.
Ghostpoet is an antihero metropolitan, and his sensational debut disc "Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam", released by Gilles Peterson ‘s label Brownswood, tells of street life and daily struggle, with lyrics sung and recited with original energy and vehemence.
Born and raised in London, Coventry, Nigeria and the Caribbean Ghostpoet has treasured for so many experiences and chose music as a boy, who was captured by many plays since childhood until late at night. "I did not think poetry - said in an interview Ghostpoet - but something that was between the role of MC rapper and singer." Ghostpoet debuted with a self-produced EP "Sound Of Strangers", which has been online hit the DJ and producer Gilles Peterson, who immediately involved in Ghostpoet its label. His first album "Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam" is the confirmation of the talent Ghostpoet and calls it one of the most lively and creative presence of black music today.

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2012

Museo Marino Marini

Rob Johannesma

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04.2.2012

The exhibit of Rob Johannesma (born in Amsterdam in 1970, lives and works in Amsterdam) is organized by the Marino Marini Museum in Florence and ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum in Bolzano. The artist’s first solo show in Italy will take place contemporaneously in both institutions.

In the last few years, Johannesma has focused on an exploration of the symbolic qualities of photographic reproductions. By means of a sophisticated comparative methodology of interpreting the images he attempts to establish a resonant relationship between the icons of the artistic-historic heritage of Western society and the materials offered by the globalized media universe. The textual codes that have been used to construct the visual imagination in the Western world from the Renaissance until now are the object of his research, which aims to investigate the nature of contemporary photographic images and their form of historic evidence.

The photographic images that Johannesma selects within his research, are images that accompany the international daily press, as a resource of direct information of global events. The artist focuses and preserves these images, which by their nature serve as visual materials of hyper-accelerated consumerism, since they are meant for expiration within the span of a few short hours after their creation. This involves predominantly photo-reportage of wars, images of violence and scenes characterized by strong geopolitical content. Johannesma unites in his installations – in semantic terms – the mechanical reproducibility of images with the idealized construction of history through the visual paradigms of the European tradition of painting, which the artist points out within the matrix of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance culture.

 

With the kind support of:

Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam

Ambasciata del Regno dei Paesi Bassi a Roma

Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte, Firenze

Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Firenze

Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Alto Adige, Deutsche Kultur

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Alto Adige

Città di Bolzano, Ufficio Cultura

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2012

River to River

River to River 2011 - Florence Indian Film Festival

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2011

20.10.2011

Now in its 11th year, the River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India, will take place at Odeon Cinema in Florence from December 2nd to 8th, 2011, under the aegis of the Region Tuscany and Fondazione Sistema Toscana Mediateca Regionale, as part of the Cinquanta Giorni di Cinema Internazionale a Firenze.

In collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation of Mumbai Mumbai and courtesy of Angel Television and Chhayabani Films, the Festival will pay a tribute to the Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the well known Indian poet, novelist and playwright, on the 150th anniversary of his birth, an important date for our country as well, as this year it celebrates 150 years of national Unity.

The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage - Cinema Directorate, the Region Tuscany and Fondazione Sistema Toscana Mediateca, the Cultural Department of the City of Florence, as well as Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze along with OAC and the India Tourism Office in Milan. Precious support has also been provided by our sponsors, Angela Caputi Giuggiù, Hotel Roma, Instyle, Jet Airways, Klopman, Lisa Corti Firenze, Sport Clinic Center and the Indian Restaurant Zafferano, as well as the collaboration with CTS and Palazzo Tornabuoni, with the Patronage of the Italy-India Association.

Filtri: River to River, Festival, Cinema, 2011

Lo schermo dell'arte

Lo schermo dell'arte 2011

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2011

20.10.2011

Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival is one of the most important international festivals dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual arts. United within its rich program are documentaries, artists’ films, video-installations andmeetings with their authors, in the following sections: Cinema d’artista, Sguardi (Glimpses), Mobiles and Festival Talks. Among the artists and directors invited, just to name a few: Sarah Morris, Omer Fast and Corinna Belz; among the screenings, it is worthy to list, 1395 Days Without Red by Anri Sala, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow by Sophie Fiennes about Anselm Kiefer; and Urs Fischer by Iwan Schumacker;  William Kentridge by Susan Solinas and Charles Atlas and documentaries on stories from present and past, such as The Treasure Cave by Bahman Kiarostami, on the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art. 

With Mobiles, the Festival began a new program of exhibitions in places outside the cinema, in order to present works by major international artists who express themselves with moving images; the first edition was devoted to Talk Show by Omer Fast at Cango-Cantieri Goldonetta. Alterazioni Video was awarded the 2° Lo schermo dell'Arte Prize  with the project Sicilian Uunfinished. The transformation of the real. 


 
 

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Festival, Cinema, Visual Art, 2011

Museo Marino Marini

joão maria gusmão and pedro paiva

13.11.2011

The Marino Marini Museum presents There's nothing more to tell because this is small, as is every fecundation by João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, the two artists who represented Portugal at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

For this project, which was recently presented at the kunsthalle in düsseldorf and in le plateau in paris, jmg/pp offer a diverse collection of sculptures and films made between 2006 and 2011.

jmg/pp succeed in creating a significant artistic and intellectual journey achieving, as few others have in contemporary art, high levels of philosophical sophistication and reflection, through their films (in 16 and 35 mm), where their materialistic vision is the result of an intertwining of the codes of pataphysics, science and art. the artists' work invites us to think about the world by looking at the absurd, the burlesque or the magic, and recovering the primitive qualities of film’s earliest years.

As is customary in the modus operandi of jmg/pp, some of the most recent works in this exhibition were made ​ ​ during business trips, in this case to Catania, São Tomé and Principe. New works are produced by the Marino Marini Foundation and OAC; the sculpture Spaghetti tornado is produced with the support of the brodbeck foundationof Catania.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Cinema, Visual Art, 2011

Pitti Discovery

Guest Nation Brazil… Tudo é

14.6.2011

On the occasion of Pitti Uomo 80 and Pitti W 8 Pitti Immagine, the Fondazione Pitti Discovery and OAC will proudly present the first edition of Pitti Guest Nation, the project dedicated primarily to the new players on the global economy with the aim of promoting trade and further mutual knowledge between the host and guest countries. The first guest nation is Brazil and the project  Guest Nation Brazil… Tudo é comprises two distinct yet synergic themes: contemporary art and fashion.

From Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 June the former Esattoria della Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, will host the contemporary art project curated by Alberto Salvadori and Andrea Lissoni.

Tudo è - based on the visual arts, music, film and performances - will present an ideal vision of a country that embodies the continuity of tradition and the roots of South American modernism, and the most contemporary forms of esthetic expression, and is capable of combining today's new creativity.

For four days, artists such as Runo Lagomarsino, Jarbas, Pablo Nenflidio, Cinthia Marcelle, the "unclassifiable" visual artists and musicians like Chelpa Ferro, musicians such as Siri and also DJs and producers like Nado Leal and the famous duo Tetine will unveil a growing world of thoughts and desires bringing Florence and Brazil together and generating an original mixture where freedom of thought, of expression, of imagination will be the fulcrum of the Guest Nation Brazil project.

every day from 7.00pm to 2.00am - Via del Castellaccio 12 - Firenze

Filtri: Pitti Discovery, Performing Art, Music, Dance, Visual Art, 2011

Fabbrica Europa

Worlds of Culture

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04.5.2011

Worlds of Culture is the title of the 2011 Festival Fabbrica Europa, scheduled for May 4 to 28 at the Stazione Leopolda and other venues. It opens a new exploration into the many cultural islands and territories that although part of that global world that is our continent today, have a recognizable identity and a fertile originality. Fabbrica Europa includes national and international productions and projects by recognized masters and a new generation of artists who, through the contamination between different disciplines, broaden the horizon of the contemporary artistic idioms. With a detailed program of events that include dance, theatre, music, installations, workshops and panels, the Festival is an opportunity to draw an ever more current map of the thoughts that cross contemporary Europe.

The opening is headed by Alain Platel, a master of the European scene. One of this year’s guests and productions is the premiere of Missa Ockeghem, the result of a collaboration between Homme Armé and Tempo Reale; Zita Swoon in collaboration with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, the Norwegians Verdensteatret and Zero Visibility, Virgilio Sieni, Anna Stigsgaard and Roberto Bacci, T.R.A.S.H., Santasangre and much more.
 
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Filtri: Fabbrica Europa, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Festival, Dance, 2011

Musicus Concentus

Adriana Calcanhotto

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo

02.11.2010

On the occasion of the recent release of the recording, 'O Microbio Do Samba' - the title of the album refers

to a declaration by Lupicinio Rodriguez, the great samba musician, who was expelled from school at 5 years
old because he spent all his time drumming and singing, and apologized, saying he had caught the 'samba
bacteria'.... - the Odeon Cinema in Florence hosts the only Italian date and European premiere of Adriana
Calcanhotto, one of the most fascinating artists of the new Musica Popular Brasileira course. This songwriter
and performer is often compared to Caetano Veloso and shares the quest for new poetic sounds.
On the new album, Adriana Calcanhotto takes on the world of samba. You can listen to a preview in the
video Eu Vivo a Sorrir.
 
On April 28, beginning at 9:30 pm at the Odeon Cinema in Florence: Adriana Calcanhotto vocals, guitar,
Davi Moraes, guitar, Alberto Continentino, bass, Domenico Lancellotti, drums.
 
The concert is part of the CRESCENDO programme, a Musicus Concentus project, Osservatorio Per Le
Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa Di Risparmio Di Firenze (Observatory for Contemporary Arts), Teatro Della
Pergola. GLORYTELLERS is a Musicus Concentus project, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Reality Bites.

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2011

Kinkaleri

Aufstieg und Fall

25.2.2011

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny is the masterpiece connecting the theatrical author Bertolt Brecht to the musician Kurt Weil at the end of the twenties. The real grandeur of the piece doesn’t reside just in its ability of anticipating the forthcoming scenarios, of describing the anarchy of Consumerism, the falseness and weakness of capitalism, but in its representation too; a work mixing languages, mother tongues, high and low culture, a kind of musical play that melts music and words, making itself available for a series of virtuosities out of the ordinary.

Kinkaleri’s deal sneaks in the crease of mise-en-scene using the text as narrative trail and as a pretext for a performance taking charge of its existential condition; in A&F the pivotal points of Brecht’s work are undertaken as basic elements then developed in a circular move where the performer and the recorded story merge, embodying the signs of the new work. 
The performance, properly a one-man-show, develops on a table’s surface where you go back the way of events of the trap-city, characters are played by some puppets, animated by the performer, a true translation of grotesque. 
The apparently recreational form of the performance stimulates a reflection on the contemporary manner and on the unlimited possibilities of representation, then turning the Theatre into a sort of pocket-travelling-theatre without avoiding the entertainment that show itself well-rendered.

project> Kinkaleri
with > Marco Mazzoni
production > Lunatica Festival / Castello in Movimento 
supported by > Xing
special thanks to > Maria Luisa Pacelli and PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Ferrara

Filtri: Kinkaleri, Theatre, Performing Art, 2011

River to River

River to River Festival turns 10

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2010

21.10.2010

The 10th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, founded and directed by Selvaggia Velo, took place in Florence, Italy, from 3rd to 9th December, 2010.

The cinema Odeon was the main venue for the films in competition - features, short films and documentaries - which included some Italian and European premieres, while some of the directors took attended the screenings and met the public.  

Odeon also hosted a retrospective of the multi-award-winner director Satyajit Ray. Four masterpieces of the Bengali director was screened at the Festival: Jalsaghar (The Music Room), Charulata (The Lonely Wife), Aranyer Dinratri (Days and Nights in the Forest) and Shatranj ke Khilari (The Chess Players).

Furthermore, the festival scheduled the screenings of the best animation films from Anifest India 2010 in collaboration with The Animation Society of India, and the established partnership with 1takemedia.com - for the third Advantage India 3-minute short film competition - was confirmed. 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Festival, this cinema Spazio Uno will be the venue for seeing all the films - including feature films, short firms and documentaries - which won the River to River Digichannel Audience Award in the past nine years.

To know more about the festival, www.rivertoriver.it

 

 

Filtri: River to River, 2010

Lo schermo dell'arte

Film Festival 2010

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2010

21.10.2010

The 3rd edition of the festival, directed by Silvia Lucchesi, presents three parts:

Glances, a series of films dedicated to protagonists of the contemporary art scene, including Antony Gormley, Francesca Woodman, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The festival includes also many Italian premieres: Lucy Walker’s Waste Land, which won the Audience Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Andreas Gursky - Long Shot Close Up by Jan Schmidt-Garre, Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process by JJFilm;

Artist’s Films, a series of films produced by artists who’ve chosen cinema as their means of expression. Among them,  Marxism today (Prologue), by Phil Collins, a project realized by the English artist for the Berlin Biennial 2010, considered one of the best works in that edition;

Festival Talks, a calendar of encounters with internationally famous artists, including the above-mentioned Phil Collins. Many directors and producers are expected to attend, including Tamra Davis, the director of Jean- Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, and Lucy Walker, who directed Waste Land.

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, 2010

CANGO

Atlante del bianco

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Oltrarno Atelier Festival

10.10.2010

The Compagnia Damasco Corner is made up of a group of blind children and came into being with a project by Virgilio Sieni, with some unique research based on the mutual perception of the body and the nature of the gesture.

L’atlante del bianco gives the stage to Giuseppe Comuniello, the protagonist of a work whose final form was the end of a complex process that began in late 2008 with the support of the team of L’Accademia sull’arte del gesto (the Academy of the Art of Movement). This young blind dancer transcribes for us with his body an imaginary journey towards the knowledge of colours. These are fantasies that originate with simple orientation exercises that develop into an archipelago of outstanding gestures and performances.

L’Accademia sull’arte del gesto, founded and directed by Virgilio Sieni, with headquarters in CANGO, is a study course on the transmission of movement aimed at creating innovative practices on the meaning of the body and dance.

The show is presented at the Festival Oltrarno Atelier

 

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Dance, 2010

Musicus Concentus

Datamatics [ver.2.0]

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo

02.11.2010

With Datamatics [ver.2.0], Crescendo, in collaboration with Tempo Reale,  brings Ryoji Ikeda to Florence, offering a rare opportunity to hear a world leader in conceptual sound, very well known for his work which explores the abstract dimension of electronic music.

For the first time in Florence, this standard bearer of a new artistic world in which musical exploration is combined with a totally original use of video, Ikeda uses new technologies such as DLP projection (Digital Light Processing), the same used in the new digital and 3D cinema.

Using simple numerical data as sources for sounds and images, Datamatics puts realistic and abstract content together, combining time and space in a powerful work that takes your breath away.

Datamatics [ver.2.0] is presented within the Crescendo project and the Tempo Reale Festival 2010

 

 

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2010

CANGO

Festival Oltrarno Atelier

10.10.2010

The fifth edition of the festival continues to make the Florentine Oltrarno an international workshop – unique in its kind – of artistic experiences, engrossing practices, premier visions, site-specific creations.

The novelty of this edition is its scheduling in the autumn and the decision to distribute the programming over the arc of a month rather than a week.

The Festival Oltrarno Atelier,, which grew out of the CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta to develop its qualities in a concentrated and intense event, each year adds greater depth to its innovative visions and experiences in contemporary idioms in the unique and special Oltrarno territory, embracing a broad artistic perspective. In fact, in this encounter there is fresh potential for creativity and artistic achievement, subverting the boundaries between artist and audience, action and vision, work places and places of entertainment. The perception of urban and anthropological space is reshaped in the crossovers that are activated: the places become the setting, context and connective tissue for unique events, often new to the public, where the boundaries of genre are broken down and move between dance, performance art, visual arts, installation, and poetry.

 

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, 2010

Tempo Reale

Festival 2010

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08.10.2010

In music as in art, it is often necessary to 'rewind the tape of time' and listen again, analyze and reflect on the experiences that have led to the current creative developments.

With the title REWIND music from the future to the past - the 2010 edition of Tempo Reale Festival builds a bridge between the history of music research and the most recent experiences.

The festival programme includes a lecture by Andrea Aleardi on 'Architecture for the entertainment world'; the vocal ensemble L'Homme Armé with a concert by A-RONNE/from the sixteenth century to Berio and Sanguineti; TR_PLAYLIST with Denis Smalley, the performance by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Cheap Lecture/The cow piece; a concert by the piano duo Cadini&Torquato, John Cage/Winter music; the concert + workshop of the Tyrolean composer and theorist Albert Mayr, Hora Harmonica, and in cooperation with Musicus Concentus the concerto Datamatics [ver.2.0] by Ryoji Ikeda.
 A festival with great variety that will stimulate the curiosity and interest of those with a sensibility for musical innovation, but also satisfy the desire for the socially committed music of the older and younger generations of Tuscany.

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, Festival, 2010

Museo Marino Marini

performance

08.9.2010

The Marino Marini Museum presents a new performance by the English artist Tris Vonna-Michell to be held in the Museum's crypt; the performance is produced in collaboration with Federica Bueti and coordinated by Alberto Salvadori.

Tris Vonna-Michell’s performances are fragments of stories and meticulous descriptions that the artist often narrates in a low voice, like a shy boy seeking intimacy with his interlocutor. Every new gesture corresponds to a new word, memories and fictional events are overlapped and interwoven, creating a landscape in constant transformation where language acts as a balance needle oscillating between a premeditated order and an accelerated chaos: objects, audio recorders, films, photocopies, tooth brushes, eggcups, old postcards are the pieces of an intricate puzzle that the artist puts together again and again, in constantly new and seductive narratives.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Performing Art, 2010

Tempo Reale

AntiCONtemporaneo 2010

08.7.2010

In collaboration with L'Homme Armè, Tempo Reale inaugurates an exhibition of ancient and contemporary music, with concerts that combine music of very different periods, but united by a similar inquiring spirit. Landini and De Andrè, Nono and Machaut are brought together, and similarly, the music of Bach is presented in relation to the mathematical thinking that lies at the base of the digital reworking by the pioneer Pietro Grossi.

Programme features: La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura, madrigale per più "caminantes" with Gidon Kremer, music by Luigi Nono and Bach/Grossi – Offerta musicale - Musical Offering, introduction by Albert Mayr, music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Pietro Grossi.

 

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2010

Villa Romana

Excerpts from a Lifework

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23.6.2010

Bahman Jalali is one of the most important figures in contemporary Iranian photography. Born in 1944 in Tehran, he first studied economics and political sciences until he turned his attention to photography while he was still studying. Bahman Jalali worked as a freelance photographer. With his black and white photographs he documented the dramatic political events that took place in his country over the years – the Iranian revolution of 1978-79, the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88 – as well as the change in urban life and the traditional desert architecture. Until just a few years ago, the work of Bahman Jalali was hardly known beyond the borders of his country. 

Bahman Jalali not only left a large photographic record of the history of Iran, he also worked during his lifetime as a collector, historian, researcher and teacher of photography in Iran. He was one of the founders of the first photography museum in his country, started a professorship for photography and worked together with his wife Rana Javadi on the publication of the photography magazine “Aksnameh”. Rana Javadi will be present at the opening of the exhibition and in the following weeks will create her own photographic project in Florence.

The exhibition Excerpts from a Lifework Photography in Iran 1966 – 2010 at Villa Romana exhibits photographs from the “Iranian revolution” (Tehran, 1978-1979), “Desert architecture” (1977 - 1991) and the views of “Tehran” (2007) series.

Filtri: Villa Romana, Photography, Visual Art, 2010

Pitti Discovery

Between art and life

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18.6.2010

Between Art and Life, the Florence exhibition in Palazzo Pitti curated by Alberto Salvadori – produced and sponsored by the Osservatorio Arti Contemporanee and the Fondazione Pitti Discovery, with the support of the Polo Museale Fiorentino, and with the cooperation of the Andrea Rosen Gallery of New York and the Galleria Massimo De Carlo of Milan, presents a selection of more than 80 works of Andrea Zittel, two of which were created specifically for this occasion. The show ranges from wagon stations to living systems and capsules for extreme situations, such as the desert, to clothing-uniforms, to gouaches, panel paintings and paper rugs. 

Confidence, freedom, consistency, experience: these are just a few of the key words we need to understand the work of Andrea Zittel, one of the most interesting figures on the international contemporary art scene.

Andrea Zittel’s career – she signs her works with A-Z Administrative Service Zittel, an original “brand name” that is also impersonal and a manifesto which reveals her approach to conceiving and producing art. She was born in California where she completed the first part of her education, then she moved to Brooklyn; now she is back in California and lives in the Joshua Tree Desert with her son.

Currently, Andrea is pursuing her artistic research and applying it to daily life: the materials, limits and meanings of living space, clothing and household objects, the body’s resistance in situations where time cannot be measured, and the procedures we use to define and evaluate quality. It involves strict personal discipline and both psychological and biological explorations of our existence.

 

Filtri: Pitti Discovery, Visual Art, 2010

Fondazione Targetti

L'invisibile linea rossa

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Osservatorio sull’Architettura

01.1.2004

L'invisibile linea rossa is a collection of unpublished essays of some of the biggest interpreters of contemporary architecture, plus an appendix by Antonio Negri on Rem Koolhaas.

From Yona Friedman to Thom Mayne, from Peter Eisenman to Vito Acconci, Bernard Tschumi, Elias Zenghelis, Greg Lynn, Diller-Scofidio.... They are all ‘cultivators of ideas’ linked to each other by the participation in one of the meeting the Osservatorio Architettura [Observatory on Architecture] of Fondazione Targetti has been organizing since 2004 as occasions for discussing about the intricacies of the architecture’s universe and this book is the result of.
The essays here collected as well as the related critical contributions have different languages and different inspirations but they all seem to be united by a subtle red line, the search for the answer to a subtended question: what it means to be an architect, nowadays?
In his introduction, the book’s curator Pino Brugellis writes that to make architecture implies the awareness of managing complex processes that not only portray the society, but ‘push’ it further on, toward an indefinite ‘elsewhere’. The architectural project, in other terms, is not only the representation of a possible reality, but the main tool to concretize the transformation needs of the society. This is exactly the essence of L’invisibile linea rossa.

The book L’invisibile linea rossa is curated by the Targetti Foundation and published by Quodlibet

Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, publishing, Architecture, 2010

Base

6 proposals

27.5.2010

6 proposals (a social sculpture) is an exhibition by Erwin Wurm which reflects on incommunicability in the communication age through a short circuit between statements in conflicting contexts. Our era has been called the era of "liquid modernity" precisely because it is characterized by the great accessibility to all information all over the world, of whatever type and in real time. Potential like this leads the individual to fragment information and make it useless, because taken out of context, it loses its meaning, even to the point of acquiring a strong vein of absurdity. As is often the case in the works of Wurm, in this case too, the project “6 proposals (a social sculpture)" brings a simple observation to extreme consequences, which in this case regards the ease with which it is possible to spread messages to everyone.

The phrases that are inscribed on the walls of BASE / Progetti per l'Arte were chosen by the artist in strong relation to the current Italian political situation. These affirmations are from an archive of 44 texts collected by various people and regard the most common prejudices in our society.

This work was carried out with the German newspaper Die Zeit which, on 27 November 2008, published all the declarations over nine pages by including them in its normal layout.

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2010

Tempo Reale

The Table of Earth

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13.5.2010

In collaboration with Fabbrica Europa, Tempo Reale produces The Table of the Earth, a new original performance by David Moss previewed in Florence:  David Moss has designed an interactive table, a tool for sound theatre that addresses issues of ecology and the man-machine relationship.

The versatility of voice and gesture of the American performer David Moss is once again linked with Tempo Reale’s exploration in the fields of interactivity, microphone and processing techniques and sound spatialization. The project is based on a large work table on which objects are placed, instruments, sensors and microphones through which the musicians involved create an imaginary 'sound story', on the border between theatre and sound, a continuous exploration - extemporaneous as well- of unheard, amusing and engaging musical directions. All of these are joined by exciting themes such as the use of the land, acoustic ecology, the memory of the Seventies and so on.

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Performing Art, Music, 2010

Villa Romana

Pulp Machineries

13.5.2010

Klaas Kloosterboer has assembled his exhibition Pulp Machineries for the Villa Romana in the manner of a three-act chamber play. In each room he explores the creative act as a system of rules from a different angle. In Rules and the Virgin (an allusion to Duchamp) the viewer encounters a women’s suit, the 'play area' shows a suspended men’s suit. The Machine Room presents the creation of Archiemen (a figure of an old dutch comic strip) and wood pulp, the raw material needed for paper production.

Kloosterboer sprays colour onto vast canvasses, he cuts up and perforates the canvas, hurls paint at it, lays out large-size paintings like rugs on the floor and stitches them together to create outsized suits. Painting negates words, masks them, obliterates meaning. Painting is ambiguous. For Kloosterboer it is an act of resistance, a burlesque performance.

Klaas Kloosterboer was born in 1959 and studied at the Rijks Academy of Fine Art in Amsterdam. The exhibition Pulp Machineries introduces the artist Klaas Kloosterboer to Italy for the first time.

Filtri: Villa Romana, Visual Art, 2010

Fondazione Targetti

Alvaro Siza

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Osservatorio sull’Architettura

01.1.2004

Urban Networks. A meeting with Álvaro Siza

The Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, who is known worldwide as the main representative of the "Escola do Porto", was the protagonist of a new meeting of the Osservatorio sull’Architettura of Targetti Foundation entitled Urban Networks. The meeting was organized in collaboration with A AS Architecture and curated by Pino Brugellis, Marco Rinaldi e Viviana Terzoli.

As Kenneth Frampton wrote, 'through the attention to the use of local materials, the handicraft and the indefinable light of the territory… all the buildings created by Álvaro Siza become part of the environment discreetly'.

In the Florence conference he talked about his work especially through his sketches – drawing is maybe the most loved activity of the Portuguese master, who illustrated some of his most recent projects.
'Today architects often design without taking care of those who will live in their buildings', Siza said. 'It’s a crucial problem and it is diffused because of a fundamental reason. National communities are not ‘simple’ communities anymore. There are the immigrants. And architecture must take into account there are different ways of life. It doesn’t make any sense to impose the same building to everyone'.

According to Siza, in short, the work of architects is a social work that cannot be done withdrawing from the world.



Filtri: Fondazione Targetti, Architecture, 2010

Musicus Concentus

Threadgill&Zooid in concert

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo

02.11.2010

On the occasion of the third event of the Crescendo project - born out of a collaboration between Musicus Concentus, Osservatorio Per Le Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and ETI - Teatro della Pergola -the florentine theatre hosted one of the crucial contemporary jazz artists, Henry Threadgill, in concert with his ensemble Zooid.

Composer, saxophonist, flutist and multi-instrumentalist, Threadgill continues in the footsteps of the great jazz players such as Jelly Roll Morton, Charles Mingus, and Albert Ayler. He is one of the founders of the AACM Chicago, the association for the development of creative musicians.

 

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2010

Base

Copie di studio

26.3.2010

Copie di studio is a project designed by Stefano Arienti for BASE: groups of drawings differing in size, paper type and subject, are exhibited as an installation/frieze, as a picture gallery or in the form of books, transforming the space by bringing out a special intimate dimension.

The uniqueness of the project by Stefano Arienti lies in the nature and motivation that led to the creation of these drawings. These are images produced by the artist to be used in a totally private context by the artist, who wanted to document the designs and images which were then scattered throughout the world, becoming part of private and public collections. These works represent an interpretation of the drawings from which they come, inasmuch as they are obtained through the use of the photocopier by enlarging or framing a particular figure from the original drawings.

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2010

Lo schermo dell'arte

Women without men

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09.3.2010

Iran, 1953. Against the background of the violent CIA-backed coup d’état, the destinies of four women flow together in a splendid country garden, where they find independence, comfort and friendship. 
The acclaimed video artist Shirin Neshat makes her cinematic debut with elegant, incisive camera work and a penetrating reflection on a crucial moment in her country’s history, which led to the Islamic Revolution and the Iran we know today. 

In collaboration with The Screen of the Arts Festival, fhe film was premiered at the Odeon Cinema, the 9th of March 2010, in the presence of the artist Shirin Neshat. 

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Festival, Cinema, 2010

Tempo Reale

An homage to Bussotti

08.3.2010

Tempo Reale participates in the project sponsored by the Museo Marino Marini and dedicated to the Florentine composer Sylvano Bussotti - a month of exhibitions, concerts and shows - with the conference-show Bussotti Berberian Berio with Daria Nicolodi, Hidehiko Hinohara, Caterina Paoloni, Arcadio Baracchi and Marco Ortolani.

The relationship between Bussotti, Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian was a long standing one. The event was a memorable occasion, with selections from the archives, and Bussotti's compition pages performed live.

 

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2010

Museo Marino Marini

Corpi da musica

17.2.2010

Sylvano Bussotti has always pursued a vast activity in graphic arts, expressed in the staging of complex and sumptuous works. in the scores, true cornerstones in the history of twentieth-century music, images are harboured that become notes and designs that lend themselves to be reinterpreted as a score, a suggestion for future action on-stage.

Corpi da musica. Vita e teatro di Sylvano Bussotti, from 17 february to 22 march 2010 at the Marino Marini Museum, curated by Luca Scarlini, proposes a vast selection of the artist's graphic works, many of which are here presented for the first time in public. The overview starts in the 1940s, with the first portraits, that capture moments of a nomadic existence, and then passes through projects for shows that were never realized and iconographies of works that have had a vast resonance, in a mix of art and life. A remarkable visual itinerary, that over the years has emerged only in a few occasions, starting with the exhibitions connected with the activities of gruppo 63, under whose aegis the famous debut in Palermo of Bussotti took place in 1965, of La passion selon Sade, a very black mass in the name of the divine marquis, that told of a chamber theatre of eros and dreams.

The halls of the museum will be filled with the sound of the music created and chosen by the maestro himself.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2010

Base

ZZ

18.12.2009

New works, a sculpture, a wall painting and a photograph are the elements which establish an unprecedented relationship within the space of BASE and with which Olivier Mosset reflects on the demands and nature of contemporary places of art. As the artist himself says: ' The wall painting is a work that I have presented several times and is always a new experience for me, since it is created in different contexts and environments. To me, painting in general is a sort of illustration or a type of decoration and with my monochrome wall I want to create a more radical type of decoration. The photograph, however, is a silk-screened image of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Although it is a photograph, for me it is a type of 'sculpture' because it comes from a personalization of that object.

The sculpture ZZ  is inspired by the title and form of a Barnet Newman design for a synagogue, presented in 1963 at the Recent American Synagogue Architecture event of the Jewish Museum in New York.

The title Zim Zum, which comes from a Hebrew expression (Tzim Tzum), refers to the idea of reduction and concentration, but Tzum is also the space through which the creative power of God is manifested and brings things into being. My sculpture ZZ, as Vincent Pécoil writes, aspires to a form of transcendence, but installed in the space and located on the ground it suggests a more materialistic ambition. Mine is not an iconoclastic gesture but a form of empathy...'

The project for  grew out of 'objects that are not', whether paintings, photographs or sculptures, and in their refusal to talk they do not cease to haunt us with their vivid and real presence. It also opens up a new question about the nature of that particular container that contains them, BASE, and the city in which it is located, in other words, Florence.

 

Filtri: Base, Photography, Visual Art, 2009

Lo schermo dell'arte

Film Festival 2009

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2009

29.10.2009

The second edition of The screen of the arts Festival - directed by Silvia Lucchesi - is devoted to artists who deal with cinema as a mean of expression, such as Mark Lewis - who presents his Backstory - and Alfredo Jaar who tributes an homage to Pasolini and through the video The ashes of Pasolini explores his critical and poetic research on the subject of awareness. 

The festival is also the stage for some italian premiere: beside Julian Rosefeldt - American Night  by Heinz Peter Schwerfel and Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies  by Arne Glimcher - a vivacious fresco of the magical relationship between visual arts and cinema - the program includes the irreverent documentary The Great Contemporary Art Bubble by Ben Lewis and among the video portraits, just to name a few those of Cindy Sherman and Cildo Meireles. 


Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Cinema, Visual Art, Festival, 2009

Musicus Concentus

The art of mirrors

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo

02.11.2010

For the Concert Series CrescendoMax Richter offers The Art of Mirrors, a live soundtrack for the super 8 films of Derek Jarman, rarely seen in Italy.

Richter is one of the most exciting and creative contemporary composers and performers. His recent achievements include the soundtrack for Waltz With Bashir, the film that was nominated for an Oscar, while his activities began with the ensemble Piano Circle, which commissioned and recorded compositions by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Brian Eno. A graduate of Edinburgh University and the Royal Academy of Music, a student in Florence with Luciano Berio, he is often compared to composers such as Arvo Part, John Adams, Michael Nyman, and Philip Glass.

Derek Jarman is considered one of the greatest authors of the British cinema. Known for films such as Jubilee and Caravaggio, Jarman’s medium of choice during the 1970s was the Super 8mm format.

Crescendo grew out of a collaboration between Musicus Concentus ETI – Teatro Della Pergola and the Osservatorio Per Le Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

 

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2009

Tempo Reale

Festival Tempo Reale 2009

06.10.2009

From October the 6th to October the 13th 2009, the Festival Tempo Reale occupied theTeatro della Pergola, the Museo Marino MariniCango and Villa Strozzi for a series of concerts and performances, which, along with sound theatre, included courses in musical improvisation and sound design.

The 2009 events included, among others, ESSE Teatro Sonoro da Mallarmé, with Sonia Bergamasco and Francesco Giomi; Ossatura with Elio Martusciello at the computer, Fabrizio Spera on the drums and objects, Luca Venitucci at the piano, on the accordion, objects and electronics; Scolpire il suono (Sculpting Sound), directed by Emmanuel Favreau, creator of the Group de Recherches Musicales Tools, one of the most widely used software tools by sound designers throughout the world. And again, Osso by Virgilio Sieni and Uri Caine Ensemble & Tempo Reale for the Berio Project.

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2009

Base

A project for BASE

25.9.2009

BASE / Progetti per l’arte presents the premier of the project by Pierre Bismuth entitled Oggetti che avrebbero dovuto cambiare la tua vita (objects that should have changed your life) specially designed for the space.

For this project, the artist has invited the Florentine public to participate by donating, lending or selling items once purchased with the hope that they could change their lives.

The exhibition is a collection of consumer goods that have not kept their promise of change and are, in many cases, unused and forgotten. Bismuth’s statement is one of disenchantment, with which he does not intend to reveal any truth, leaving the work to the public who are free to attribute (and imagine) another kind of individual 'promise' for objects that are part of our daily lives.

In Pierre Bismuth’s project, the objects are not only goods. Contrary to what happens with ready-made merchandise, in this installation by Bismuth, there is no transformation of goods into a work of art through the simple transfer from one context to another. The object acquires the potential of a work of art before the artist puts it in the exhibition space, through the testimony of a promise betrayed.

These consumer goods have already lost their usefulness as such goods: their appearance (aesthetics) has failed, and their use has thus been rejected. Paradoxically, it is only through this process of transformation into art that they once again regain their market value, thereby acquiring a new value in terms of usefulness (unusable).

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2009

CANGO

Festival Oltrarno Atelier

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17.6.2009

The fourth edition of the Festival Oltrarno Atelier is completely dedicated to the theme of transmission of the gesture, intended as encounter, creation and vision but also as an opportunity for reflection on a renewed geography of the territory.

Today, the capacity to conceive and articulate a project regarding the city and the identity of a place springs from an analysis of Florence’s Oltrarno neighborhood and the territory around Cango: the festival proposes a well-defined visualization of the entire range of projects by the Academy of the Art of the Gesture, created in 2007 by Virgilio Sieni, and the array of groups born in the past two years.

It is an exploration of the transmission of practices to children, to the elderly, to blind youngsters and to artists, in an attempt to identify the meaning of the contemporary by searching for roots in the territory. This year as in the past, the festival locations trace a map of meaning of a renewed geography that needs to be opened up to our eyes and ears, through the dislocation of experiences that suggest a blossoming of approaches and sharing: they are moments treated as hiatuses, brief and intense, like so many questions asked of the city regarding its capacity to accept and welcome and its sense of vision.

The artists: Nada, Manuela Menici, Alba Donati, Enrico Bertelli,  Damasco Equipe, Francesca Grilli, Elisa Biagini, Bottega Inside; and from Academy of the Art of the Gesture: Gruppo Masolino,Gruppo Eden, Gruppo Duccio,

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Music, Dance, 2009

Studio Marangoni

Pictures in Pictures

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Incursioni. Conferences and seminars.

10.11.2008

Abelardo Morell was born in Havana in 1948, but was only fourteen when he emigrated with his family to the United States. From an early age he understood that photography could help give free rein to the inner turmoil and alienation he feels, as a stranger in a strange land.

Attentive to the material aspects that the camera lens, by its nature, is good at capturing and magnifying, he is also eager to express the transcendent and metaphysical side of things, with an irreverent and adventurous spirit.

For the series of encounters Incursioni, Morell was a guest of the Studio Marangoni.

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2009

Tempo Reale

Der Klang

16.5.2009

With Der Klang  Tempo Reale offers two encounters with German electronic music. 

The first, The Origins of Elektronische Müsik presents works that have left their mark in the history of the German repertoire, starting with the studios of WDR in Cologne, where such composers as Ligeti and Kagel were guests. Lelio Camilleri, composer and musicologist, acts as a guide, explaining the birth of an important school in the history of electronic music, interpreting, in the renowned Studio B of Tempo Reale, some fundamental compositions that helped create the legendary German Klang.

The second, The Electronic Music Scene in Germany is a guided tour for the listening of recent electronic works produced in Germany, with Ludger Bruemmer - Director of ZKM in Karlsruhe, one of the most important multi-media production centres in Europe.

 

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2009

Tempo Reale

Stockhausen!

14.5.2009

On the occasion of the Festival Fabbrica EuropaTempo Reale dedicates a monographic concert to Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the greatest composers of all time. Two years after his death, this concert is the first installment in an overview of German electronic music, from its origins to the most recent experiences. Here is the programme of the concert:

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Cosmic pulses, his last electronic masterpiece, which is part of Klang, a cycle dedicated to the 24 hours of the day and which represents the thirteenth. The composition uses a completely new technique for the spatialization of 24 sound layers in 192 tracks programmed by computer.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Spiral, a historic work produced in the Sixties for the Expo in Osaka: a performer interacts in a large circular space with the sounds from a digital reconstruction of a shortwave radio, creating a spectacular and very musically detailed performance of great freedom. This interaction occurs through a futuristic interactive interface: a 'sensitive table' that reacts to the movement of objects and controls the emission of radio signals.

The concert precedes the series Der Klang - two encounters with German electronic music.

 

Filtri: Tempo Reale, Music, 2009

Krypton/Teatro Studio

The Stone Bridge

11.5.2009

The Compagnia Krypton brings to the stage Il ponte di pietra (The Stone Bridge), a text by Daniel Danis, directed by Giancarlo Cauteruccio.

Two children, Momo the boy and Mung the girl, are the protagonists of this story without time or place. The children tell of their departures from their respective families, who, to get away from a conflict zone, have them delivered to a foreigner in exchange for money, hoping to save them. And it is in this merchant’s truck that the first meeting between Mung and Momo takes place, before they become slaves in a carpet factory.

Both children have a souvenir of their family. Mung brings an animal skin, given to her by her grandmother, on which she must continue to weave the legend of her family, while Momo brings an idea, namely the desire to build bridges as his ancestors before him had done. One day in the factory, there is an explosion and the children manage to escape. Together, between dream and reality, they explore the world, in search of the 'country without war'. Together, they will learn to know themselves and each other, to fight suffering. Together they will invent a new world.

 

 

Filtri: Krypton/Teatro Studio, Theatre, 2009

Musicus Concentus

Fennesz & Maximin

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo

02.11.2010

Crescendo proceeds with an important double bill evening dedicated to new electronic music, presenting the Italian premier of the encounter between composer and performer Fennesz and the video artist Lillevän, and the first concert in Italy of Bérangère Maximin.

Originally from the former French colony of Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean and long a resident of Paris, Bérangère Maximin debuted with the album Tant Que Les Heures Passant produced by John Zorn. His music offers a fascinating and mysterious world, in which his previous experiences as a singer and student of electro-acoustics can be traced.

Christian Fennesz is one of the leading figures in minimal electronic and glitch music.

Fennesz’s music will be tied in with the extraordinary video clips elaborated directly by Lillevän, one of the two members of the famous and disbanded ensemble Rechenzentrum.

Crescendo grew out of a collaboration between Musicus ConcentusETI Teatro della Pergola and the Osservatorio Per Le Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

 

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2009

Base

Divide Bertocchi

23.4.2009

BASE / Progetti per l’arte presented a new project by Davide Bertocchi that the artist describes as follows: 'The title Divide Bertocchi, instead of David (from 'divide' - split) shows that the main intent from the outset for my project for Base is to propose a fragmentation and dispersion in progress (entropy) which is not only physical, of objects, but also existential. I do not want to create a centre, but several independent events: it is as if I pose myself as a fragmented and ramified identity'. 

The first work is a video entitled Exhaust (muffler in English but also fatigue, exhaustion...). In particular, this includes a montage of videos downloaded from YouTube; they are all very short home videos made by fanatics of exhaust pipes and mufflers and their sounds. In each sequence you can see and hear only the sound of an engine that roars. In fact they are all muffler tests including a homonymous Japanese brand that is called Bertocchi Mufflers.

This, pseudo biographical aspect, in reality, translates into action that is totally useless and an end in itself. In the other room are various sculptures including The Regime which in French also means diet, in fact the work has a double reference to a form of personal regime but also to the subtle media forms of political regimes. Then there is a chromed stainless steel sculpture entitled Alpha and Omega (chicken-or-egg problem), of the hybrid form of an egg, the quote from the Sacred Conversation by Piero della Francesca, and a stainless steel disc. The features are those of a 33 rpm, which is also a symbol of a now obsolete progress or a flying saucer, or simply tautology on the famous philosophical dilemma: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Another sculpture is a big ball of black ceramic resting on a base, with a surface like an abandoned or burned planet. In reality it is an exact copy of a mirrored disco ball but from which each small mirror has been patiently torn out one by one (of which we still see the traces on the ball) reduced to a helpless sort of skeleton.

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2009

CANGO

La natura delle cose

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21.3.2009

The new creation by Virgilio Sieni, La natura delle cose, was presented at Cango, from 21 March to 11 April 2009 for a total of 20 showings. Produced by Teatro Metastasio-Stabile della Toscana, it is based on the philosophical and encyclopedic poem of Lucretius, De rerum natura.

The five dancers (Ramona Caia, Massimiliano Barachini, Jacopo Jenna, Csaba Molnar, Daniele Ninarello) perform three scenes, creating a compact quartet of men and a metamorphic and always present female figure, like the Venus-goddess of the generative act evoked by Lucretius at the beginning of his poem.

The choice of De rerum natura coincides with the urgent need to look into the nature of things, their origin and soul, with dance as an explorative tool and as an event for reflecting on today.

The dramaturgy was based on the text by Lucretius. For this purpose, Virgilio Sieni made use of the prestigious collaboration of Giorgio Agamben, one of the most important and original philosophers of our time, known and translated worldwide. The music is an original work by Francesco Giomi, composer and director of Tempo Reale.

The text of the play was read and recorded by the famous singer Nada, who for the first time, makes a vocal contribution to a choreographic presentation.

 

Filtri: CANGO, Dance, 2009

Base

Settecentonovantatre

13.2.2009

Settecentonovantatre are some of the images Armin Linke has collected over 20 years as a photographer traveling the world for work, producing approximately thirty thousand examples.

His is an archive of the transformations to which man submits the environment in which he settles or just passes through momentarily: the new Asian cities built at the dawn of 2000, the recent settlement in Dubai, from the ranks of people who gather at the river Ganges for the annual sacred ritual the to the photos of the icy uncharted North Pole seen from a helicopter, from portraits to the documentation of musical performances or visual arts.

Within Base, these images will be presented as a picture gallery, a video (Flocking) *, and as a big index covering an entire wall in which the concept of association and narration for images will have the upper hand over the single photo.

Settecentonovantatre is not an exhibit of the archive of photos by the artist, but a way to reflect on the raison d'etre, which also coincides with the use the public makes of them. Settecentonovantatre is a reflection on how they can be interpreted and then presented, how the images can be used and associated among themselves. The material is the same but changing the way it is organized also changes the meaning of the material itself.

 

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2009

XING

Flora 2008

05.12.2008

In December of 2008, in the spaces of CangoXING presents the second edition of Flora, a national festival, which grew out of the experience with Netmage and is dedicated to new interdisciplinary cooperation projects commissioned from Italian specialists in the field of electronic arts (video/film-makers, visual artists, photographers, musicians).

A series of multi-screen projects, along with a darkroom and an objectual 'theatre', are the backbone of a programme that ranges from ghostly evocations, documentary and neo-concrete images. A selection of live media which, through seven specially commissioned works or re-exhibited works, reveals a generation of artists who grew up in Italy and other European countries over the past decade, such as Luciano Maggiore, Narice (Virgilio Villoresi/Dominique Vaccaro), Federico Pepe/Wang Inc., Ephemeroptera (Francesca Cogni/Pietro Lembi/Giuseppe Ielasi), Francesco Fei/Steve Piccolo, Massimiliano Nazzi/Emanuele Martina, Pietro Riparbelli/K11. 

Flora is a project curated by Daniele Gasparetti and Andrea Lissoni.

 

 

Filtri: XING, Performing Art, Music, Photography, Festival, Visual Art, 2008

Bardini Contemporanea

Cythère

29.11.2008

There are enigmatic ambivalences in the relationship between the mind and the world, architecture and nature. We construct narratives of nature in the heart of the city. What are the political and social uses of nature? What is the desire that inspires the 'biophilic' fictions?

In reflecting on the practices of conservation and archiving, the title Cythère alludes to the famous painting by Watteau and the island dwelling of Aphrodite, which is also a destination for pilgrimages and the prize of love.

The project, carried out through extensive research and photography in museums dedicated to contemporary contexts and often unknown or inaccessible to the public, is a kind of fragmentary and selective investigation of the human mind, an attempt to test the anthropology of the immaterial, paying special attention to the fiction of distance, travel, beauty; the devices, the signals, lines of consolidation or fracturing of the illusion and the devices that have sustained and generated it.

Cythère is an exhibition curated by Alberto Salvadori and Luigi Fassi; on display in Villa Bardini, a complete series of large format photographs and an installation of drawings on the theme of travel and the island.

 

Filtri: Bardini Contemporanea, Photography, Visual Art, 2008

Lo schermo dell'arte

Film Festival 2008

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) 50 Days of Cinema 2008

31.10.2008

The screen of the arts is an international Film Festival on Visual Contemporary Art, directed by Silvia Lucchesi. 

Arising out of a successful section (with the same name) of the Festival dei Popoli, in 2008 The screen of the arts became an independent project and was included in the 50 Days of International Cinema in Florence cycle, organized by the Mediateca Regionale Toscana Film Commission in partnership with the Regione Toscana and Comune di Firenze.

Among the gests and the italian premiere of this edition, the program is made up of Our City Dreams, a film by Chiara Clemente and a journey through the lives and the places of five women: Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, and Nancy Spero; Bird's Nest: Herzog and De Meuron in China by Christoph Schaub e Michael Schindhelm; Seven Easy Pieces by Marina Abramovic by Babette Mangolte, a vivid portait of Gabriele Basilico produced by Giampiero D’Angeli.

 

Filtri: Lo schermo dell'arte, Festival, Cinema, 2008

Studio Marangoni

German Photography

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Incursioni. Conferences and seminars.

10.11.2008

a personal approach.

Conference by Wolfgang Zurborn

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2008

Base

Fantasia

20.11.2008

BASE concludes its tenth year of activity with the presentation of a new video installation by Grazia Toderi, entitled Fantasia. For the duration of the exhibition, the space has been transformed into a precious and unexpected treasure chest, providing a new and fascinating point of view, allowing the viewer a different perception of the space itself and the context around it: the city and the idea that citizens or tourists have of Florence.

The videos by Toderi - taken from above and looking over the city - have taken inspiration from an interpretation of Invisible Cities by Calvino, from the desire to create a relationship between the earth (and lights) and the sky that contains it. In Fantasia we are dealing with a mirage or a sort of sunken Atlantis observed through the mirror of water, or perhaps we are spectators who observe this reality from beneath the surface of the water.

The question is which of the two sides or two points of view is the right one. Both and neither, one of the constant elements in the work of Toderi is the will to cancel the force of gravity and position ourselves as if on another planet. The truth lies in the time of the materialization of these two horizons and views. Here the video is neither a map of the city nor its views, but a realization of the time of its materialization in front of our eyes. The moment is that of a transformation taking place. It is a dance. It is a mirage. It is a fantasy. This fantasy, however, is not an escape from reality, since, for the artist, reality does not really exist, but only he who wishes to discover it.

 

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2008

Studio Marangoni

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20.11.2008

The Fondazioni Studio Marangoni presents Drift, a solo exhibition of the works of the German photographer Wolfgang Zurborn, showcasing modern life, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

His work examines the fractures in the modern world, in his constant overlapping of images and contexts. With a keen sense of humor, Zurborn creates a collision between multiple layers of images combined in a single photo and all the everyday events that surround us, seen under his lens, appear much more sensual and surprising.

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2008

Krypton/Teatro Studio

Zoom Arte/ Dehors

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16.11.2008

Dehors is a project by Pietro Gaglianò, involving Cristian Chironi, Giovanni Ozzola, Maria Pecchioli with Caterina Poggesi and Enrico Vezzi

Cities need to have their stories told and their own myths discovered, thanks to the gaze of the inspired observers. Scandicci, in line with its contemporary vision, finds, mirrored in the work of the artists, its own hidden soul, here declined in visions, actions and paths. Four artists are called upon to interpret the urban space, choosing the location of their work spaces in the city that belongs to those who spend every day in it: the transit zones, roads, the meeting places. Four site-specific works send out call signals to hold an open dialogue with Scandicci and its lights.

This edition of Zoom Teatro, under the sign of a practice that distinguishes the activities of the Teatro Studio, broadens the horizon to go into more labile territory, crossing the border from those performing arts that are traditionally defined as theatrical to include other contemporary visual idioms.

 

Filtri: Krypton/Teatro Studio, Theatre, Performing Art, Visual Art, 2008

Studio Marangoni

Art, photography, territory

Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Incursioni. Conferences and seminars.

10.11.2008

Territorial Photography Art - An introduction to the new cultural practices

Encounter with Claudia Zanfi presenting some examples of social and territorial practices, exploring the role of urban installations, photography and design, after years of experience with such projects as Going Public and Green Island.

Claudi Zanfi founded and runs the aMAZE Cultural Lab

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2008

Studio Marangoni

Interpretare il territorio

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25.10.2008

Interpretare il territorio is an exhibition of photographs taken by students of the Liceo Artistico Alberti (Artistic Secondary School) and the liceo Scientifico Castelnuovo (Scientific Secondary School). It is an attempt of a didactic approach to the image. 

The exhibition is the result of a photographic survey project of the Florentine territory carried out during the course held by the teachers of the Studio Marangoni Simone Bacci and Gianluca Maver..

Exhibiting their works are: Andrea Amico, Camilla Blasi, Angela Busato, Filippo Cosi, Pietro Daviddi, Costanza De Biase, Giacomo Fantechi, Niccolò Ferragamo, Martina Foggi, Alessandro Gentili, Caterina Giovannetti, Francesca Isoldi, Caterina Lotti, Lorenzo Luzzi, Filippo Moraldi, Chiara Moretti, Giulia Puliti, Diana Quercioli, Eleonora Vannuzzi, Lorenzo Vilani. 

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, Visual Art, 2008

Musicus Concentus

MHBig Band feat Eska

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Evento inserito nella rassegna (eng) Crescendo

02.11.2010

Crescendo is a new project that grew out of the collaboration between Musicus ConcentusTeatro della Pergola and the Osservatorio Per Le Arti Contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

The stated objective of the project is to present the public with artists and musical experiences related to contemporary forms of expression, difficult to realize because of the complexity and high production costs.

Crescendo was inaugurated in October 2008 at the Teatro della Pergola with an artist whose work reflects the characteristics described above:  Matthew Herbert, musician, composer and producer, is one of the most prominent names on the new music scene, using new theoretical composition techniques involving the sampling and use of pre-existing music or sound, bringing into play the traditional musical idioms of the past, such as the relentless sounds and swing of big band jazz.

The concert by The Matthew Herbert Big Band in Florence coincides with the world wide release of the second recording by the collective, There's Me And There's You released under the label !K7 and distributed in Italy by the Florentine Audioglobe. A hugely anticipated work that places Herbert in the company of the great English jazz soloists and inaugurates the collaboration with the vocalist Eska.

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2008

Tusciaelecta

Mario Airò

20.9.2008

For Tusciaelecta 2008, Mario Airò has created a permanent installation for the pedestrian bridge linking Piazza Ferrante Mori and Piazzetta delle Cantine in Greve in Chianti. 

The installation is 'activated' by the presence of passersby: a complex system of sensors and led lights indicates the passage of pedestrians, causing a colour change directly related to their movements.

Through the skillful use of artificial lighting and technology, the artist has created a work that explicates the meanings of the passage and, through perceptual stimulation, makes the spectator-player aware of his many possible implications, making this bridge (originally rather anonymous) an unprecedented object of observation and  support for those who use it.

The project by Mario Airò is curated by Arabella Natalini.

Filtri: Tusciaelecta, Visual Art, 2008

Base

Untitled (curious016)

10.9.2008

Nico Dockx and Kris Delacourt present at BASE the audio project Untitled (curious016), a sound/environment installation designed specifically for the space in Florence. Also produced and presented on the occasion of this exhibition was the CD with the sound events collected during the process of bringing the idea into creation.

The project curios016 grew out of a one-week workshop at the Land Foundation and Chiang Mai University Art Museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in collaboration with Building Transmissions and Freq_out group. The latter was designed by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Swedish artist and curator, involving 13 other authors chosen from architects, composers, writers, sculptors and mathematicians to create sound works that use a specific frequency to then compose a unique and collective sound space.

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2008

Base

Instead of...

24.7.2008

BASE presented a new project by Tino Sehgal designed as a tribute to the activities of the collective of artists who have always encouraged other artists to create projects related to reflecting on the space or language of art.

'Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things'.

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2008

Studio Marangoni

Dutch Dare

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26.6.2008

Dutch Dare – curated by Frits Gierstberg - is an overview of Dutch photography, internationally known for its freshness, its realism, its research - sometimes defiant - of beauty, its minimalism, its slightly ironic approach.

In addition, Holland has a strong tradition of documentation. Current issues in Dutch society - unfold between landscape and its urbanization, and between identity and culture - reflected in the work of the photographers. What is so striking is that the traditional genres of Dutch painting, such as portraiture and landscape painting, are equally important in contemporary photography.

Dutch Dare features photographs and videos of Dutch artists. Through the presentation of  'contemporary Dutch photography', the approach to Holland is on two levels, so that some stereotypical assumptions about the country can be corrected or become the subject of discussion. The artists in the exhibition are Hans van der Meer, Julika Rudelius, Gerco de Ruijter, Marike Schuurman, Gert Jan Kocken, Marnix Goossens, Elspeth Diederix, Martine Stig.

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2008

Bardini Contemporanea

Luis Molina-Pantin

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25.6.2008

For the first time in Florence, the photographs of the Venezuelan artist Luis Molina- Pantin are on exhibit. A selection of works, New landscapes, Chelsea Galleries and Informal study on hybrid architecture Vol.I.  Narco-Architecture and its contributions to the community (Calì-Bogota, Colombia) 2004-2005 traces Pantin’s research from the late ‘90s to today.

The exploration that emerges from the works displayed at Villa Bardini refers to an idea of an imaginary, metaphysical landscape linked to memory, to the idea of souvenirs, confronting us with the presence of absence of a place, of an object of a terrible history of exploitation and the accumulation of wealth in a grotesque architectural allegory.
Pantin also leads us to reflect on disappearance or transmutation, beginning with the Hegelian theory of the overlapping between subject and object, passing through Deleuze and his reflections between difference and repetition, and finally coming to Bourriad and his esthetic of post-production. The disappearance or dissolving of the object, the work of art or the architecture as subjects and their new connotation are the basis of Pantin’s photography and experimentation, along with the archivist spirit of the creator of samples that stand in for real experience, laying bare our human incapacity and immobility in the face of the seduction of the scenic illusion.

Filtri: Bardini Contemporanea, Visual Art, 2008

Base

Tutti Frutti

23.5.2008

BASE  celebrates its tenth year presenting a special project by Franz West designed specifically for the occasion. Tutti Frutti is an exhibition conceived by West,  with West. It is a concert, a presentation of works that welcomes other works of art.

Tutti Frutti is a reflection on the role of the artist in today's society and a deconstruction of the concept of authorship, the work of art and the container as it is commonly accepted, to highlight the opportunity to build relationships and unexpected connections. The artist describes his work: 'the show was not created by me but through and starting with the contributions of artists with whom I am always in touch. The show's strategy is to express an interpersonal and effective materialization of the bonds of a spiritual nature, not letting it conform to that of the normal authorship of a work of art. Originally I wanted to become a dealer, but at the end of the Sixties in Vienna, due to a number of economic reasons, it was not possible. My gallery would look like this show, and thus this is a late and artificial understanding of my desire. Of course nothing is for sale. This must all be freely interpreted and if this attitude is understood, the project will have fulfilled its purpose'.

 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2008

Museo Marino Marini

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31.3.2008

Claudia Losi (The whale's tail and other projects) is an exhibition produced by the Marino Marini Museum in collaboration with Pitty Discovery. It is curated by a.titolo and Alberto Salvadori.

It showcases a a selection of twenty pieces documenting the main themes of Claudia Losi's research: geography with creations on maps and her own knowledge of the field in the sense of a complex and ongoing relationship with open spaces and the component parts, from natural elements to fauna, from changes in the landscape to the community that lives there. These aspects find two beginnings in the elegances of the series entitled Tavole vegetali (1995), different types of lichens embroidered on fabric and in the luminosity of the elements which comprise the Celacanti series (2006), embroideries and designs on quilted fabrics, imaginary landscapes in which the stylized contours of these living fossils swim about observed by male and female figures in different perspective angles. 

The exhibit also features nearly six years of work following the whale's travels, that led to many encounters and different types of cooperative efforts. Through this journey, with the skills of communities of women, ceramists and video-makers, the artist created, a 'wealth of feeling' that now comprises an important part of the  Balenaproject: eight documentaries record the real journey of an object from the imagination; Mukat (2008), 15 white ceramics replicating parts of the whale, made by the artist and Emilio Romano and a colorful rug made of 300 little woolen whales stitched together by two communities of women, at Guamote and Pungui, villages situated at an altitude of over 4000 meters above sea level in Chimboraza province, Ecuador.

Filtri: Museo Marino Marini, Visual Art, 2008

CANGO

Art Residencies

01.3.2008

CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta offers residencies for choreographers, companies or artists, both established and very young, throughout the year. The aim is to provide a precious space for research and creation during development and the change to develop projects more thoroughly.

The purpose of the residency is to protect the artist and at the same time open an exchange in order to allow for artistic breakthroughs. The residencies are one of the fundamental aspects of the Cango for facilitating a confrontation between the artists who are there together, nourishing a permanent forum between different disciplines, and allowing the public to follow, through the presentation of studies, the unfolding of an artistic process which for the most part generally remains invisible. The residency provides an opportunity to present the work of artists in different stages of development: study, work in progress, performance and show.

The artists in residence in 2008 are: 

Emio Greco/PCMK, Hermann Diephuis.

 

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Dance, 2008

CANGO

Adam and Eve project

01.3.2008

Throughout the year 2008, a training and creation course was developed at CANGO, aimed at a group of children aged 7 and 8. The project was directed by Virgilio Sieni and is part of the programme of the Accademia sull'arte del gesto, conceived and directed by the choreographer as a novel context for the transmission of artistic practices and creation.

Through regular meetings on a weekly basis, with moments for intensification, the children went on a journey to discover the body, movement and the idioms of contemporary art: at the same time, they worked with a series of iconographic references on the theme of Adam and Eve, from a few masterpieces in the Florence area, such as those of Masolino, Masaccio and Donatello, going as far as the bas-reliefs of Wiligelmo in Modena.

 

Filtri: CANGO, Theatre, Performing Art, Dance, 2008

Base

Changing

16.2.2008

Surasi Kusolwong describes his work: 'in the first room 20 circular fluorescent lights installed randomly on the wall surround and wrap around six collages whose images combine suggestive advertising with arte povera, minimalist and conceptual, also mixing it  with popular images of social and political movements. On the floor, 7 rectangular mirrors create a 45 degree angle and above them a silver object will hang from the ceiling. These elements define the environment and prepare the site to make things happen on the opening day. A charming and beautiful woman enters the room and hangs a bra on the silver object. Then a man and a woman with short phrases written on their bodies move towards the audience'.

The project for BASE - Changing (I think there is something going on here) – as in all his other works, rather than a performance, will be a collective happening in which all participants are the same, actors and authors of that moment and that result that we call art.

 

 

Filtri: Base, 2008

Krypton/Teatro Studio

Antartide o dell'immersione nel bianco

08.2.2008

With Antartide o dell'immersione nel bianco (Antarctica or diving in the white) Giancarlo Cauteruccio returns to poetry, choosing the homonymous work by Roberto Mussapi, published by Guanda in 2000.

It is 1901. Western man, who explored and conquered almost all the lands and seas of the world, ventures onto the last unexplored continent, the legendary Antarctic, which has been the subject of fables since the time of the Greeks and which for centuries has been approached by the great navigators. But when man finally reaches it, he realizes that the last continent is just ice and dazzling whiteness. This is the conquest with which our century begins: nothingness. Starting from this assumption Roberto Mussapi has written a poem on the conquest of Antarctica which becomes a metaphor for the human condition and the crisis of the twentieth century. The lone protagonist of the piece is Virginio Gazzolo, whose voice - thanks to innovative technologies - is amplified and expanded on the stage to tell the dramatic journey of the ship Endurance, and images generated by a sophisticated digital-visual system creating the dreamlike visionary landscape.

A blinding white, an icy prison in which the Commander Tom Crean recounts his life and in which he and his crew of men struggle against death.

 

 

Filtri: Krypton/Teatro Studio, Theatre, 2008

Studio Marangoni

Poetica

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19.1.2008

The works of the Madrid artist Chema Madoz have always gone to the limit of optical illusion and fantasy.

Catherine Coleman, curator of the exhibition at the fsm, writes: 'Chema Madoz has based his  photographic poetry on the iconography of everyday objects, against a background of the four elements (water, fire, air and earth). Madoz distorts the natural characteristics of these elements, or uses the same qualities to accentuate a particular aspect of the object in question to create a different effect. This combination is expressed within a frame that often challenges our concept of space and time'.

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2008

Tusciaelecta

The end of second act

01.12.2007

Invited by TusciaElecta to create a permanent work for the municipality of San Casciano, Perino & Vele designed a suspended installation for the walls of the Teatro Niccolini, a 'second skin' with an animal-like appearance that interrupts the monumentality of the architectural space by inducing a subtle sense of alienation in the observer.

Added to that is the sense of perceptual uncertainty induced by the indeterminacy of the material: through the renewed use of papier mache, used by the duo from Campania since its inception to shape the singular forms, soft and sinuous, the artists challenge the solidity that is typical of traditional sculpture, calling for a new look. The end of second act brings into play an 'unusual narrative', capable of changing the conditions and consistencies of the everyday to create extraordinary relationships and landscapes.

 

Filtri: Tusciaelecta, Visual Art, 2007

Base

Zone

22.11.2007

Zone is an exhibit conceived by Carsten Nicolai for the occasion. The title derives from a slang term used by Berlin people to indicate a German from the DDR. Nicolai was born in the est zone. However the Zone is also the site in which every dream comes true, as we can see in the 1979 Andrej Tarkovskij’s film called Stalker. The Russian director lived the last years of his life in Via San Niccolò, in Florence, and the exhibition is conceived as an hypothetical dialogue between the psyco-physical space in which their characters acted, the environment known by the director and the place in which the onlookers could join the experience.

Through a sound installation and other little objects rolled up on mystery, Nicolai will create in the apparently empty space of BASE a new site which spurs the users on investigate their reactions. The aim of the artist is to overcome the split between the different level of perception making the onlookers experiment phenomenons like luminous and sonorous frequencies. The Zone is a mental and physical site, the site of all the wishes but also of the exile, it has no identity but  is able to contain all the identities at the same time. The Zone of Nicolai is a peculiar space in which the witness could join the experience and make his perception change.
 

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2007

Studio Marangoni

Googlegrams

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08.11.2007

The minute images resemble computer pixels as seen from a distance. They deceive the eye by composing a single photo. Joan Fontcuberta has surprised us with his works in trompe-l'oeil taken from Googlegrams, an exhibit at  Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery

These photos are the result of an elaborate work, which stars the famous internet search engine, here transformed into the source that originates the pieces for each of these mosaics. The images were selected from specific keywords via Google and then combined into a larger picture that shows - often in a provocative manner - the relationship between words and images. As the artist points out, the internet itself 'is the supreme expression of a culture that takes for granted that recording, classification, interpretation, archiving and narration of images are inherent to a full range of human actions, from the most private and personal to the most exposed and public ones'.

He focuses on some of the issues that have shaken public opinion: famous, from the Googlegrams series, is the large image of the tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib generated with images of the same public officials involved in the scandal. Joan Fortcuberta, in fact, uses his photos as a denunciation tool with which to firmly point the finger at sizzling news stories and current affairs.

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, Visual Art, 2007

XING

Flora 2007

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19.10.2007

In the spaces of CangoXING presents Flora, a project that grew out of an experience with Netmage festival and created for the Osservatorio per le arti contemporanee dell'Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. 

The programme opens with Bissera, a multi-screen work created by the multimedia artists of Invernomuto and the photographer Moira Ricci. It is followed by Circo Togni Home Movies, a collection of rare 8mm films by the Togni family, restored by  Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia and La Camera ottica, and remounted on four screens by the film-maker Mirco Santi, Paolo Santi, and Giulio Bursi accompanied by the counterpoint of guitars, electronic objects by Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia.

Another recording for the project Hells & Bells by the duo OLYVETTY, composed by visual artist and musician Riccardo Benassi and musician Claudio Rocchetti. A return to more gentle tones is provided by the new cinematic production of All the way alive (Air Trees Water Animal) born from the new collaboration between the multimedia artist Andrea Dojmi and the musician Flushingdevice. Finally there is the tense, almost symphonic For It Happens Alike With Man and Beast, As The Beast Dies, So Man Dies, Too, with images created by the English filmmaker Andrew L. Hooker, 'orchestrated' by the electro-acoustic trio from 3/4HadBeenEliminated.

Filtri: XING, Music, Cinema, Visual Art, 2007

Musicus Concentus

Matmos in concert

12.10.2007

The season of concerts by Tradizione In Movimento of Musicus Concentus opens with a special event: the Matmos at theTeatro della Pergola in Florence.

The Californian duo Matmos is a new standard bearer of musical sensitivity, trait d'union of different experiences, electronic exploration and confrontation with new technologies, the synthesis of sounds associated with classical music and pop. The unique electronic duo made up of MC Schmidt and Drew Daniel, based in San Francisco, played new compositions and videos in Florence, also including music composed recently with Robert Ashley.

In recent years, Matmos, with a series of fine CDs and concerts have shown that music can be produced starting with recordings from the most varied sources: amplifying the nerve tissue of a crustacean, sampling the sounds of sessions of liposuction and cosmetic surgery, using microphones in contact with various parts of the human body, and even resorting to sounds and noises produced by insects, and musical instruments, everyday objects and human voices...

Filtri: Musicus Concentus, Music, 2007

Base

Peter Kogler

10.10.2007

Peter Kogler's in situ work at BASE reflects some of the most essential and characteristic means of expression of our time. His artistic concept is based on the complexity and beauty of networks and information technology.

The all-over structure of the floor comprises some of his favourite icons, such as the globe, the ants, the tube systems, all in all biomorphous and organic elements. In this work, which has been especially conceived for the exhibition, Kogler also analyses the question of the interaction between geometrical structures and light. He makes the visitor think about the prerequisites of perception. The view from the outside through the coloured windows modifies the artwork. According to the colour, certain parts of the work disappear. As soon as the visitor enters the gallery, the work will be perceptible as a whole. It is like being part of the underlying structures.

In a very subtle way, the work reveals the links and movements of global networking.

Filtri: Base, Visual Art, 2007

Studio Marangoni

True Loving

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03.10.2007

True Loving by Jordi Bernadó describes with great humor, strange places in the United States with evocative names such as Paradise, Utopia and Eden. To take his photographs, Bernardò starts with the name of the place and searches for unusual histories, stories and situations.

The photographs are the result of random routes that led him to destinations not covered in the tourist guides. True Loving is an exhibition and a book seemingly contaminated by the world of images and literature; Bernardò uses his photographs like words that tell a story, observing the United States and the ideas related to its history from within our collective imagination to understand the present. Each chapter explores different worlds and transforms them into imaginary places. Jordi Bernardò's interest in photography is focused in his way of thinking about cities, architecture and urban structure. Contradiction, absurdity, randomness and irony are often the sources of inspiration that he uses to emphasize that which surrounds him.

 

Filtri: Studio Marangoni, Photography, 2007

CANGO

L'Accademia sull'arte del gesto

01.10.2007

L'Accademia sull'arte del gesto, founded by Virgilio Sieni at CANGO in 2007, is an advanced study course on the transmission of movement, aimed at creating an environment of innovative practices on the meaning of the body and dance. The birth of the Accademia sull'arte del gesto (Academy of the Art of Movement) responds to a national need for a creative training that goes beyond the traditional divisions, by formulating a new idea inspired by an organic and physiological wholeness, incorporating research on contemporary idioms and their capacity to reflect a strong relationship with the nature of the territory.

The study of gesture is the starting point for a new and necessary knowledge of the body, which develops through constant confrontation with the great masters of art history, with special attention to the deeply rooted territorial heritage. The Academy is also based on the residence of teachers, choreographers and artists of international standing, which provides a key element of plurality and openness in the Academy’s courses. The Academy's activity is accompanied by regular publication; every project is documented in a publication that summarizes the artistic training and work. The volumes comprise the series Il Gesto (The gesture), published by Maschietto Editore.

 

Filtri: CANGO, publishing, Dance, 2007

Tusciaelecta

Beadeker

18.5.2007

For the exhibition Bardini Boboli Project, Michele Dantini has also presented Baedeker, an artist's book conceived for Tusciaelecta 2007.

Baedeker is a collection of site-specific projects created for Tusciaelecta and together they exemplify a working attitude: the diversity of the projects corresponds to the multiple narratives that pass through a region, at times in forms that are obvious, latent, ironic, spectral, and the different degree of involvement that each of these inspires.

The text that gives its name to the volume is a conversational travel diary: a weave of searches for documents, accounts of time spent in archives, dialogue and fragments of inquiry, biographies, manipulations of vintage postcards, pilgrimages. It takes the name of the most popular nineteenth-century travel guide, the secular breviary of the holidays of the British, Swiss and Germans in Italy, but ambitiously seeks to circumvent (the official nature of) wonders and monuments. Lying somewhere between visual projects, he runs interference with images and words, common attitudes, mutual or separate, possible collaborations, congeniality, silences. He interprets writing as a relational practice. 

Artist, critic, curator, Michele Dantini is interested in projects that connect art, political ecology and reflection on the 'public sphere'.

Filtri: Tusciaelecta, publishing, Visual Art, 2007

Krypton/Teatro Studio

In the solitude of the cotton fields

01.3.2007

The show, based on a text by Bernard-Marie Koltès and directed by Virginio Liberti and Annalisa Bianco, was mounted three times with great success in the summer of 2006 in places that were representative of everyday life: the debut at Mittelfest in Cividale in a bar, in the courtyard of a Casa del Popolo in Montalcino, and an olive mill in Radicondoli. The stage version is the synthesis, the result, the diary of this exciting show’s journey into the places of life because it is a show about life.

In this text, the most famous by the author, are two men, a customer - Fulvio Cauteruccio - and a dealer - Michele Di Mauro -, who meet by accident late at night. Both have fled their homes, but not randomly. One of them says he has something to sell. The other goes along with him and says that perhaps he’ll buy it. What is it? We do not know, maybe love, maybe some object, perhaps the time, perhaps thought, perhaps a chance to be heard. The tight dialogue is a challenge, a distancing, a hunt, two characters in a verbal maze as violent as a physical confrontation. Yet the opposition between the two seems to hide a need for mutual possession, something that links them inextricably to one another. No apparent justification compels them to continue the conversation, but both are as worn out by a desire to wait for the response of the other and continue indefinitely. Everything looks like a commercial transaction. In fact, in the play, the author includes the definition of 'deal' that precedes the first line of text.

 

Filtri: Krypton/Teatro Studio, 2007