Saturday, February 1, 2014

ONGOING FIGHT-SPECIFIC ISOLA in Venice


A cura di Valeria Mancinelli e Camilla Pin
Con Emanuel Balbinot, Dafne Boggeri, Emanuele Braga, Antonio Brizioli, Tania Bruguera, Angelo Castucci, Walter Donaldson, Naima Faraò, Giuseppe Fanizza, Maddalena Fragnito, Igor Francia, Fuori Dal Vaso, Edna Gee, Isola Art’s Club Band, KINGS, Andrea Kunkl, Valeria Muledda, Denis C. Novello, Walter Novello, Vincenzo Onida, out, Maria Papadimitriou, Dan Perjovschi, Steve Piccolo, Edith Poirier, Rhaze, Daniele Rossi, Gak Sato, Christoph Schäfer, Mariette Schiltz, Mirko Smerdel, Bert Theis, Camilla Topuntoli, Stefano Topuntoli, Flora Vannini, Daniele Vitale (Archivio Politecnico), Wei-Ning Yang.

La mostra presenta la complessità del percorso di Isola Art Center e dei conflitti urbani che hanno segnato il quartiere, una sperimentazione che dagli anni Settanta a oggi è in continuo mutamento e ha trovato il modo di rinnovarsi e rimanere radicata al territorio. Attraverso pubblicazioni, disegni e installazioni verranno narrate le due modalità di azione di Isola Art Center: i contro progetti alla gentrificazione del quartiere e la creazione di immaginari altri realizzati dagli artisti a sostegno della lotta dai primi anni Duemila a oggi. Parte integrante della mostra sarà anche l’esperienza, tuttora in corso, di Isola Pepe Verde che sta realizzando uno spazio verde autogestito, comunitario e dal basso per il quartiere.

Il giorno dell'inaugurazione alle ore 18 verrà presentato il nuovo lavoro CULTURE DON’T GROW ON TREES. Video di Emanuel Balbinot, Angelo Castucci, Edith Poirier, Mariette Schiltz, Bert Theis, Flora Vannini e Wei-Ning Yang. Musica: Walter Donaldson - Testo: Steve Piccolo - Voce: Naima Faraò, Steve Piccolo - Stilofono: Naima Faraò - Basso: Igor Francia - Chitarra: Denis C. Novello - Percussioni: Walter Novello - Fagotto: Vincenzo Onida - Ukulele: Steve Piccolo - Theremin: Gak Sato.

Dalle ore 19:30 alle 21:30, inoltre, sarà presente il laboratorio di produzione serigrafica con stampe di Maddalena Fragnito, Edna Gee, Dan Perjovschi, Camilla Pin, Edith Poirier, Daniele Rossi.
S.a.L.E. Docks
Dorsoduro 265
Punta della Dogana
Venezia
http://www.saledocks.org

Silkscreen workshop * Ongoing Fight-Specific Isola in Venice *

    
      Photograph by Leah Corra Messersmith.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fight-Specific Isola Journal


Contributions by Christoph Schäfer,Maddalena Fragnito,Mara Ferreri, Davide Caselli, Edith Poirier, Dan Perjovschi,Camilla Pin, Edna Gee, Marco Senaldi, Bert Theis, Mariette Schiltz and Daniele Rossi.


Finissage:Matteo Rubbi


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friends: Matteo Rubbi, "Let the stars sit where they will" at Studio Guenzani.


The book Fight Specific Isola coming to South Africa


I will be heading back to South Africa soon, and I can bring with me some copies of the books Fight Specific Isola. It is a great book for those interested in the role of art in urban transformation, urban theory and social movements. It has various contributors: Bert Theis (Isola Art Center), Charles Esche (director,Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Gerald Raunig (philospher, Vienna), Christoph Schafer (Park Fiction, Hamburg) Atelier d'Architecture Autogeree (Paris), Tiziana Villani (philosopher, Milan) and so on. A very particular case study worth reading. The book costs 20 euro, so about R 280. If anyone is interested in a copy, send me an email: ednagee@gmail.com 

"The publication traces the long history of the Isola area of Milan and the organic, spontaneous progress of the Isola Art Center over the past 10 years and more. 

Featuring texts and many images, the book tells the story of an artistic and urban transformation, led by artists, who often had to invent tools and concepts along the way. Fight-Specific Isola serves as an example of how to act on the ground in today’s urban condition. 

Different narratives of history, artistic intervention and action allow the reader to trace the complex idea of collectivity, solidarity and “fight-specificity”. 

Testing new terms such as “dirty cube” and “dispersed center” this book shows a possible way to respond to the constant pressure of neoliberal development and gentrification".



The contents:




Saturday, November 9, 2013

Isola Art Center went to Ljubljana

With Isola Art Center I went to Ljubljana, a beautiful city in Slovenia, to participate in the exhibition 1:1 curated by Zdenka Badovinac at the Museum of Contemporary art (MSUM). We spent a week installing and preparing the space to for our Lab Fight-specific Isola.  In exhibition was also the prototype of the book I am working on. Some images from the installation and exhibition and workshop we did. There are more photos on Isola Art Center Facebook page and site.


In Ljubljana, from the roof of the museum.
Figuring out the installation and placement
 Me and Edith printing during the exhibition opening.
 Working on little portraits of the Lab Fight-Specific Isola crew member.
 Our space from one angle.
 Us working on the mural, citing an old mural in Isola, Milan from the 1970's. 
 We flew the cloud of Nicola Uzunovski
 The prototype of my book in progress.
 The stencils of me, Bert Theis and Edith Poirier along with the work of Tania Bruguera "Revolution is on hold"
 During the opening.
The crew in Milan before departure.

And to finish, a fun video made by Camilla Topuntoli of the week.
LAB FIGHT SPECIFIC ISOLA 4ACT from Camilla Topuntoli on Vimeo.