Within the past few years, Europe has seen mass human migrations, due to chaos and civil wars all across northern Africa and the Middle-East/Syria especially. Staring Quietly At The Backwash is a sensorial take on analyzing the crisis currently occurring in Europe, whereby thousands of refugees are trying to cross the Mediterranean sea. Blending photography, […]
The visit to the exhibition starts with a sort of treasure hunt in the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia. Finding the way within the 19th-Century-display of the Natural History Museum, which also houses the prestigious Lazzaro Spallanzani’s collection, walking among stuffed animals, fossils and botanic models,
The semantic nature of the ruins lies exactly halfway between oblivion and memory: if the former is the cause of their very existence, they remain in the landscape, reassuring the mind that death is not the end of everything.
Candide is a pure spirit which decides to embrace the world, immersing himself in the real, touching, smearing his face with the misery of mud and his hands with the violence of blood. Candide challenges supposed beliefs of a destiny that is not built on happy coincidences, but on an often tragically flawed human arbitrariness.
At Caterina Tognon gallery, Venice, is currently on view LEDA / GRECALE by Andrea Grotto and Cristiano Focacci Menchini, a double solo show with the latest works by the two young artists. We talked about it with Andrea Grotto.
Whether the room of a gallery or the pavilion of the Biennale, the space that houses an installation by James Beckett is often characterized by its disturbing atmosphere. We had left the artist with the millimetric movements of the robotic arm of Negative Space: A Scenario Generator for Clandestine Building in Africa, for the Belgian […]
The cyborg is a creature in a post-gender world; it has no truck with bisexuality, pre-oedipal symbiosis, unalienated labour, or other seductions to organic wholeness through a final appropriation of all the power of the part into a higher unity […]” (Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’, 1985).
It was 1922 when the German artist Kurt Schwitters, after being rejected by the Dada Berlin Club, founded the movement Merz, supporting the concept of total art, free from aesthetic and political references, whose reference work was Merzbau, the Merz architecture, or “Cathedral of erotic misery.”
One of the most important traits of our time is the expansion of the intangible component in all aspects of practical , emotional and relational life: if on one hand the omnipresence of the network shortens times and cancels distances in an incorporeal presence of alternatives and possibilities,
On March 27, during the miart and Design Week, Pierre Dupont (collective of young curators Giulia De Giorgi, Michela Murialdo, Giovanni Paolin, Roberta Perego, Davide Spagnoletto) presents at Spazio MIL in Sesto San Giovanni the final show of a project that, for a period of six months, involved six young Italian artists.