December 20, 2014

Rebirth Day. Io vedo, io guardo, Imola

Decembre, 20 2014
Novella Guerra
Via Bergullo, 15 Imola (Italy)
Opening: 5.00 pm

On the occasion of the third edition of the Rebirth-day, the first worldwide day of rebirth Novella Guerra is proud to announce a day’s study and dialogue and a group show titled “Io vedo, Io guardo” curated by Annalisa Cattani with the cooperation of Raffaele Quattrone. The Rebirth Day is a part of the project The Third Paradise created by the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and cittadellarte and it is a new social perspective, the perspective of a demopractical society based “on the dimension of making, on putting in existence real practices of creative civil engagement” as Paolo Naldini, director of Pistoletto Foundation, said.
Then starting from the central concept of the Third Paradise that is to create a new society creating communication, relationships, dialogues but also freedom and responsibilities that is consciousness and knowledge, Novella Guerra after a summer devoted to three workshops and the restructuring of some spaces opens the season with a group show that rather than an exhibition it can be described as a real presence titled “Io vedo, Io guardo". The day aims to be a form of solidarity and resistance in favour of CRAC in Cremona located far thanks to Dino Ferruzzi (one of the founders of Care of with Zefferina Castoldi, Meri Gorni, Mario Gorni and others) and Gianna Paola Machiavelli in the Liceo Artistico Munari in Cremona.
Unfortunately while the CRAC collected accessions for an upcoming publication of the path covered in 10 years, the project was suddenly arrested by the headmaster for reasons beyond the will of the founders, nullifying years of commitment and continuity virtuous diffusion and dissemination of artistic practices in touch with privileged reality of cuttingedge research.
The title emphasizes the limited action margin that often today has all forms of resistance, but also it underlines the willingness to highlight that while having the hands tied we are continuing to look and see" without being overwhelmed by the indifference that millstones everything, but rather continuing to implement practices of attention, action and civil creative commitment.
The event will feature a meeting/debate on the concepts of strength, responsibility, rebirth, creative civil commitment. Concepts that are common to both Pistoletto’s artistic practice and CRAC that is going through a time of serious difficulties. Next to this meeting and discussion there will be a group exhibition set up in the garden and in the newly renovated spaces of Novella Guerra in order to be "reborn " all together under a new awareness.

EQUIPèCO, quarterly of artistic and cultural research and documentation is media partner of this event. With the participation of: Lelio Aiello, Alessandro Ambrosini, Karin Andersen, Luciana Andreani, Emanuela Ascari, a.titolo, Elisa Baldini, Maura Banfo, Katia Baraldi, Fabrizio Basso, Lisa Mara Batacchi, Serra Bernhardt, Alessio Bertini, Francesca Bertazzoni, Bianco Valente, Pea Brain, Marina Bolmini, Alessandro Broggi, Giulia Caira, Chiara Camoni, Zeffirina Castoldi, Umberto Cavenago, Federica Cimatti, Valentina D’Accardi, Silvia Cini, Gianluca Codeghini, Mario Consiglio, Cane Cotto, Ermanno Cristini, Giuseppe Dall'Osso, Valentina D’Accardi, Piero Degiovanni, Paola Di Bello, Elisa Del Prete (Nosadelladue), Ettore Favini, Emilio Fantin, Arianna Fantin, Irene Fenara, Franca Ferri, Pierluca Freschi, Giovanni Gaggia (Casa Sponge), Paola Gaggiotti, Stefania Galegati Shines, Pietro Gaglianò, Angel Moya Garcia, Marina Gasparini, Patrizia Giambi, Mario Gorni, Meri Gori, Valentina Greco, Elena Grossi, Francesca Guerisoli, Cecilia Guida, Marianne Heier, Andrea Inglese, Matteo Innocenti, Lucia Leuci, Claudia Losi, Daniela Manzolli, Massimo Marchetti, Michele Mariano, Ferdinando Mazzitelli, Ottonella Mocellin - Nicola Pellegrini, Alessandro Moreschini, Carmine Mario Muliere (EQUIPèCO), Museo Microcollection, Giancarlo Norese, Concetta Modica, Francesca Moretti, Chiara Mu, Sabrina Muzi, Arabella Natalini, Cristina Pancini, Stefano W Pasquini, Alberta Pellacani, Chiara Pergola, Cesare Pietroiusti, Alessandra Pioselli, Max Ponte, Anteo Radovan, Marco Rambaldi, Gedske Ramlov, Letizia Renzini, Davide Rivalta, Fabrizio Rivola, Mili Romano, Dragoni Russo, Paola Sabatti Bassini - Piero Almeoni (Osservatorio in opera), Penzo-Fiore, PetriPaselli, Marco Samorè, Gabi Scardi, Giovanni Luca Sciové, Petar Stanovic, Annamaria Tina, Monalisa Tina, Adriana Torregrossa, Silvia Urbini, Paola Vacchi, Marco Vaglieri, Cosimo Veneziano, Enrico Vezzi, Elisa Vladilo, Uliana Zanetti, Virginia Zanetti.

info: annalisacattani7 (at) gmail (dot) com
raffaele_q (at) libero (dot) it

December 18, 2014

Negozio, Milano

gallerialanotte artepubblica:

#2 /// giancarlo norese /// negozio ///

dal 18 dicembre 2014  al 29 marzo 2015 

grand opening giovedì 18 dicembre 19.00 - 21.30 circa, poi visibile tutte le notti dalle 22.00 all’alba 

intervento critico di rossella moratto 


Nowhere:

grand opening giovedì 18 dicembre 2014, 
19.00–21.30 circa

orari straordinari per Natale:
dal 19 al 23 dicembre 12.00–21.00
24 dicembre dalle 12.00 alle 17.00

NOWHERE
via del Caravaggio, 14
20144 Milano
+39 329 21 53 299
lunedì/venerdì 15.00–19.30 o su appuntamento

«Certo, l’animale uomo gode del pensiero, e Malevič senza tentennamenti lo definisce una forma di lavoro, in quanto azione destinata a modificare la descrizione del mondo e il mondo stesso (…)
“Ho sempre pensato che dovrebbe essere esattamente al contrario: il lavoro dovrebbe essere maledetto, come ci insegnano le leggende sul paradiso, mentre il non fare dovrebbe essere lo scopo essenziale dell’uomo. Ma è il contrario che si è prodotto.”
(…) ozio è libertà di vagare, di pensare, di immaginare. Ozio è libertà di essere, è essere.
Il suo opposto non è labor (fatica), in cui piuttosto matura un frutto del vagare, ma negotium, il luogo, il tempo, l’azione di scambiare. Ove avviene una attribuzione di valore, attraverso una relazione di potere.
Ecco ristabilita la concatenazione occultata: (…) ozio – lavoro – negozio – ozio.»

Maurizio Costantino, nota introduttiva a Kazimir S. Malevič, L’inattività come verità effettiva dell’uomo, Asterios, 2012.

December 15, 2014

Premio Terna 06, Torino

L'arte guarda avanti. Premio Terna 06, Archivio di Stato, Torino, IT, Dec 15, 2014–Jan 15, 2015.

Lorenzo Aceto, Sara Alavi, Paola Angelini, Mirko Baricchi, Veronica Botticelli, Anna Capolupo, Linda Carrara, Anna Caruso, Paolo Roberto D’Alia, MAAM Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove, Marco Dalbosco, Marco De Sanctis, Matteo Fato, Robert Gligorov, Regina Huebner, Andrea Magnani, Marcello Maugeri, Salvatore Mauro, Andrea Mete, Giancarlo Norese, Luana Perilli, Massimo Pianese, Marco Piersanti, Vittoria Parrinello, Nicola Pucci, Rosa Maria Rinaldi, Mes Rine, Fausta Squatriti, Giordana Victoria, Angelo Zani.

Opening Dec. 15, 2014 at 6pm.

December 12, 2014

fruit, Bologna

December 12-14, 2014. Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy

Publishers / Distribution companies / Graphic designers / Artists / Labels and independent musicians

FRUIT EXHIBITION is an event centred on the best international graphic design and creative publications. Open to the public, Fruit Exhibition is the only event in Italy for paper and digital publishing including artists’ books, catalogs, graphic design projects, periodicals, stationery and zines.

EXHIBITORS
a certain number of books (Milano), Aurora zine (Milano), Atlas Magazine (Italy), BOLO Paper (Milano), Bonito Editorial (Spain), Burrasca Associazione (Genova), Canemarcio (Bologna), Canicola (Bologna), Celeste (Pesaro), Cloud4 (Bologna), Coloro del Colore (Ancona), Cuore di pietra (Bologna), Delebile (Bologna), Diorama Editions (Milano), Duedifiori/Martina Dandolo (Bolzano), DUO (Roma), Edizioni consulta (Reggio Emilia), Eistein Studio (Tokyo), Extrapool (The Netherlands), Farnespazio/Localedue (Bologna), Fugazine/Monkeyphoto (Roma), Gianpaolo Pagni (Paris), Giulia Violanti (Rimini), Incubo alla balena (Fano), Jordskred (Amsterdam), KeiKei studio (Ancona), Kitschic (Spain), Lara Caputo/Alice Lotti (Milano/Torino), Lazy dog (Milano), Le magnifiche editrici (Bologna), Les editions d'avril (Paris), Lab.A4 - Parade - Martoz (Roma), Librare (Ancona), Libri finti clandestini (Milano), Edition Lidu (Prague), Lok zine (Bologna), Lubok Verlag (Leipzig), Maledizioni (Brescia), Mammaiuto (Lucca), Medulla (Modena), Milimbo (Valencia), Modo Infoshop (Bologna), Nativi Digitali Editori (Bologna), Niessen and de vries (Amsterdam), Officina tipografica (Modena), Perdita metabuk (Barcelona), Pillole di futuro (Rovigo), Print about me (Torino), Quaderni di carattere (Varese), Ratatà/Uomini nudi che corrono (Macerata) Raum Italic (Berlin), Rorhof (Bolzano), Roma Publications (Amsterdam), Serena Piccinini (Bologna), Solo ma non troppo (Paris) Sonnenzimmer (Chicago), Soulcake (Novara), Stranedizioni (Macerata), Teiera (Bologna), Troglodita Tribe (Milano), Uvaspina (Pietra Ligure), Valiko (Bologna), Valiz (Amsterdam), VAV (Italy), Von holden studio (Palermo), X Magazine | NPO Made in Fukushima (Tokyo).

Fiction Critique, Rennes

Collection. Un rêve d’éternité
Frac Bretagne, Rennes, FR
Dec 12, 2014–Apr 26, 2015

Victor Burgin, Jocelyn Cottencin, Bruno Di Rosa, Tatjana Doll, & IL TOPO, Robert Filliou, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Rebecca Horn, Julije Knifer, Bertrand Lavier, Lucas L’Hermitte, Helen Mirra, Gabriel Orozco, Michel Parmentier, Anne et Patrick Poirier, Étienne Pressager, André Raffray, Sarkis, Sturtevant, Rémy Zaugg.

Fiction Critique is an artwork by & IL TOPO produced by FRAC Bretagne (2014) which refers exclusively to the exhibition Collection. Un rêve d’éternité.

The Topist idea of Fiction Critique puts the accent on the first part of the term: FICTION. It ranges from poetic blindness to deliberate satirical falsehood, in an attempt to disorient and distort the experience of the visitor to the exhibition, or the observer of the images the exhibition contains.

While making use of valid historical research, ficTOPOcritique makes no effort whatsoever to provide the public with necessarily reliable documentation or insightful commentary. It enhances or compromises the experience of the artworks of others through a disarmingly dishonest and parasitical approach.

Each selected work from the exhibition/collection is “explained” and narrated by one person, through complete invention and fantasy, and always from a Topist perspective. The “ficto-critics” can be artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, historians, celebrities, as long as they are involved in or associated with the TOPISM movement.

Materials: sound files for personal devices (smartphones, mp3 players, tablets) and illustrated or simply printed texts.
Each “fiction-critic” can use music, sounds, noises, stories, diagrams, hypnotic suggestion or any other technique that can survive encoding in audio files or on the printed page.

& IL TOPO movement is: Armando della Vittoria, Mattia Barbieri, Iain Baxter&, Marco Bazzini, Caspar is Caspar, Rugiada Cadoni, Guillaume Clermont, Gabriele Di Matteo, Francesco Fossati, Stefania Galegati Shines, Piero Gatto, Martín Giménez ex Larralde, Debora Hirsch, David Liver, Fréderic Liver, Francesco Locatelli, Monica Mazzone, Pietro Montone, Giancarlo Norese, Steve Piccolo, Fabien Pinaroli, Luca Pozzi, Gak Sato, Franco Silvestro, Aldo Spoldi, vedovamazzei.

www.eiltopofictioncritique.com

November 16, 2014

Money Money Money, Varese

G.N., Money is dead, 2014
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. Vladimír Havlík – Giancarlo Norese. Two works, one for each artist, exploring the dynamics that undergo the relationship with money.

Nov 16–Dec 10, 2014

Una mostra composta da due opere, una per artista, per un dialogo e una riflessione attorno alle dinamiche della relazione con il denaro, attraverso una metodologia “impositiva” che parte dalla commissione di un lavoro ad uno degli artisti (Norese): la produzione di un’opera con il budget di 10 euro. Un pensiero attorno al senso ultimo del denaro, alla sua dematerializzazione, alla sua scomparsa, rappresentato come forza capace di costruire i desideri, ma anche di portare al collasso e verso l’astrazione, i rapporti interpersonali e comunitari.

Il titolo “Art is Money” si riferisce a un mondo dell'arte in cui tutto ciò che nasce o viene classificato come arte può velocemente trasformarsi in merce. Il divario tra arte e denaro quasi viene a scomparire...
Vladimír Havlík

G.N., Money is dead, 2014
Così come sono necessarie lingue diverse per dire propriamente cose diverse, ci sono denari diversi per comprare beni diversi. Credo che stiamo vivendo un’epoca speciale, in cui possiamo ancora decidere (per l’ultima volta?), il destino delle cose e “come vogliamo vivere”.
“Denaro” e “lavoro” sono parole che non sono più uguali a sé stesse, sono soggetti paralleli che occupano lo stesso spazio fisico, in dimensioni diverse, in universi coincidenti (…) Considero la morte del denaro come uno spostamento di “universo”, come un tunnel tra l’Ade e Second Life, tra lavoro morto e lavoro vivo, tra rifiuto del lavoro, lavoro come forma di schiavitù e pensiero come forma di lavoro.
Se la valuta si è dematerializzata, se l’economia si è finanziarizzata, perché il mondo dei viventi dovrebbe essere diverso da quello dell’isola dei morti?
Giancarlo Norese

November 2, 2014

The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death), 5


San Cesario di Lecce, Italy, Oct. 25 to dawn of Nov. 2, 2014

I am Beatrice who urges you to journey,

Come from a place to which I long to return.
Love moved me to speak my heart to you.

(Inf. II, 70-72)


Let us summon one dear to us, a deceased friend or loved one, and take him or her with us, from the first moment to the end of a journey.
Each person who decides to participate in “The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death),” in its fifth edition this year, is invited to bring along someone they have lost, to create a particular and pervasive dimension of accompaniment, starting with the preparations for the departure to reach San Cesario di Lecce.
Each can bring to life this voyage-in-company in the way they deem best, relying on imagination, intuition, storytelling. Will this presence/absence guide our steps and our encounters, in order to speak, like Beatrice, with us and for us?
This year the Celebration of the Living, instead of a single pilgrimage on November 2nd, will extend through a longer period and be enlivened by an unusual form of participation, between the dead who speak through the living, and the living who meet through the dead.
With total freedom, each person can decide if and when to introduce others to the invisible presence that accompanies them: for this to happen, we simply propose a space (Lu Cafausu) and a time (at dawn, every day from October 25th to November 1st).
Across this span of days, the theme of the compresent relationship between the living and the dead will form the backdrop of gestures and conversations, until November 2nd, the final day, in which we will gather by walking, visible and invisible, from dusk towards dawn.

The fifth edition of “The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death)” has been realized in the context of Free Home University, with the active participation of Mattia Pellegrini, Davide Ricco, Sara Alberani, Luca Musacchio, Sarah Ciracì, Gianluca Marinelli, Matteo Greco, Roberto Tenace, Carlo Marchetti, Lisa Batacchi and other new friends.