November 30, 2013

Dialogos Part Two, Bellinzona

MACT/CACT is pleased to announce

DIALOGOS PART TWO
Enrico Boccioletti, Mario Casanova, Dustin Cauchi, Alessandro Castiglioni,
Richard Clements, Ermanno Cristini, Vicky Falconer, Simone Frangi, Francesca Mangion, Mickaƫl Marchand, Giancarlo Norese, Paolo Tognozzi, Alessandro Rolandi, Luca Scarabelli, Miki Tallone, Virginia Zanetti

Opening: Saturday 30 November 2013 from 5.30 p.m.
DIALOGOS, a ‘negotiated’ exhibition: meeting with the artists at 8.00 p.m.

30 November 2013 – 9 February 2014; Fri-Sat-Sun_2.00-6.00 p.m.

[MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino Christmas celebrations from December the 20th 2013 until January the 10th 2014]

MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino is hosting DIALOGOS PART TWO, the second edition of a research undertaking that first started out with no particular project and no orthodox curatorial design. Focusing on the chance to develop an artistic practice based on continuously negotiating knowledge, choices and consciousness, it has led to an experience that has flourished between artists who were ‘chosen’ for reasons of coincidence, elective affinities or interfacing trajectories in their manners of making.
Dialogos Part Two builds on the experience of a project launched in 2011, with an exhibition at the Assab One, in Milan.
Published to mark the occasion, Cahier d’Art #5 contains all the materials featuring in the development of this edition of the project.


I - Dialogue as an aesthetic practice

Dialogos is an exhibition project that occupies an ideal space between the dynamics of performance and installation art, drawing its inspiration from the possibility of conceiving of space as a formula of time, in other words putting the focus on the ‘when’ before the ‘where’, at the juncture when it is negotiated and transformed by a relationship. Dialogue thus takes on the guise of an aesthetic practice, as it is the very element that modulates and structures first a time, then a space.

II - The antecedents

It’s no accident that this project follows a shared experience on which Ermanno Cristini and Alessandro Castiglioni have been working since 2008. Dialogos is the offspring of two previous, important projects: the first, Roaming, is based on exhibitions that last no more than the fleeting duration of a vernissage and then survive in the inconsistent uncertainty of their documentary records; the other, Riss(e) (Scuffles), was conceived as a series of exhibitions and meetings held in Ermanno Cristini’s studio, whose purpose was to establish a practice of comparison and confrontation.

Giancarlo Norese, Luca Scarabelli
III - The Hermeneutic Cycle

Dialogos is ultimately rather like a game of chess, but one where the artistic operation and the trace it leaves – the object – are charged with a reversible communicability, between one artist and another, between artist and work, between work and space, space and observer, observer and space, space and work, work and artist, artist and artist. That is why the device provided by this project comprises actions, responses and responses to the responses.


At 8.00 p.m., the exhibition’s official inauguration will be followed by
DIALOGOS, a ‘negotiated’ exhibition: meeting with the artists.
A dialogue is rather like a game of chess that is openly indecisive by definition: the aim of the dialogue is the dialogue itself. It was in this spirit that this exhibition was pieced together over two years of work. Some of the participating artists will talk about their experiences and compare notes about what this process means.

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