November 23, 2008

fama_fame: the video show

fama_fame / fame_hunger is an ongoing project which entails an array of initiatives, events and exhibits at an international level. The concept “to become famous” focuses both on the ambition of the artist to be accepted in the art system and on the basic need to survive in the everyday life, by reasoning on large numbers: how many poor people are needed to maintain the status of a star?
And on the contrary, how many hopeless people need well-known celebrities to dream of a better life?

After the two swiss steps, now fama_fame / fame_hunger is in The Netherlands with the artists videos from the network, moving to Italy and Germany in the next months.

fama_fame / fame_hunger
the network

Meinrad Feuchter, Norbert Klassen, Fiorenza Bassetti, Béatrice Bader, Paul Le Grand, Marco Giacomoni, Markus Furrer, Claude Gaçon, Stefania Beretta, Ernesto Nicolai, Daniele Pario Perra, Anaïs Gumy, Gian Paolo Minelli, Silvano Repetto, Jérôme Leuba, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti, Emilio Fantin, Filippo Leonardi, Antonio Scarponi, Roberto De Luca, Giuliano Galletta, Patrizio Travagli, Emile Zile, Julie Upmeyer, Maurizio Ruggiano, Loredana Longo, Roberta Baldaro. Agent Provocateur: Rolf Lyssy & Anne Rüffer, Tobias Nölle, Peter Aerschmann, Chris Niemeyer & HC Vogel, Hanspeter Ammann, Andrea Štaka, Lutz/Guggisberg, Claudia Remondino, Breitenmoser, Huaman, Porschberger, Bernie Forster, Tashi Brauen, Béla Batthyany / Sibilla Semadeni, Marc Dusseiller / Philipp H., Carmen Stadler, Delia Mayer, Nathalie Oestreicher, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, Baggenstos / Rudolf. Art Shakes the Politics: Riccardo Lisi, Luigi Negro, Iolanda Pensa, Lisa Binder, Marco Villani, Lucia Babina, Federico Baronello, Elvira Vannini, Federico Zanfi, Stefano Romano, Pippo Delbono, Steve Piccolo, Karl Ingar Roys.

Rotterdam special project: The PrintROOM

The PrintROOM collection is a growing and travelling, international collection of artists’ publications and print projects. For this occasion a selection is made of publications and printed matter dealing with the project title: fama_fame. Some artists want to share their personal lives and ideas with an audience; they help stilling the voyeuristic hunger that many people have and at the same time their own craving for exposure is satisfied.

PrintROOM is a project by Rotterdam based artist Karin de Jong. This special selection contains works by: Peter Köhler, Dagloze Krant, Gone To Texas, Guestroom, Sarah Doyle, Zub, Slave, Floss, Tony Garifalakis, Carla Cruz, Rebecca Moran, Damp, Iris van Dongen, Olivia Plender, Indra, Graeme Walker, Influenza, Matthew Griffin, Cesare Pietroiusti & Platform, Paul Rooney, rm103, Peggy Franck, Sally Alatalo, Maura Biava, Agata Zwierzyñska, Fw:, Snazz, Giancarlo Norese, Antistrot, Marc Bijl, Maria Nymfiadi, Fukt, Rienke Enghardt, Bart Lodewijks, Mareike Lee, Eva Weinmayr, Mark Pawson, Code and many more...

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021 XB Rotterdam
November 28-29, 6-12 pm
opening saturday 6 pm

press & info: fame.hunger(at)