Saturday, August 4, 2012

Almost going to Documenta 13

I am super super excited at the moment, a week from now I will be going to Kassel, Germany for the Documenta 13, me along with some fellow students will be working on the projects of  artists, and participating in the educational program of the event.  In preparation I am reading some texts by Carolyn Cristov-Bakargiev. Most of the texts you find in the dOCUMENTA (13) notebook series 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts.  I really can not wait to go. 

Here is the press release from NABA's site:

NABA is among the 14 Universities in the world involved in dOCUMENTA (13), an international event, opened in 1955 by Arnold Bode and among the most important events in the contemporary art scenery, which takes place in Kassel every five-years. This thirteenth edition is curated by Carolyn Christov – Bakagiev.
The first and second year students of the NABA Two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies will take part to “The Maybe Education and Public Programs”, an educational format that will last for all the 100 days of the event.

NABA professors and students will participate to dOCUMENTA (13) with several projects:

“AND AND AND”, an experimental public program of artist-run meetings curated by Renè Gabri and Ayreen Anastas, with the participation of Chiara Balsamo, Filippo Bisagni, Eleonora Castagna, Claudia Castaneda, Marco Ceroni, Irene Coppola, Gaetano Cunsolo, Lilia Di Bella, Sinan Eren Erk, Roberta Garieri, Edna Gee, Elena Malara, Giulia Mengozzi, Laura Messa, Vittoria Pavesi, Giulia Polenta, Barbara Presinska, Jacopo Rinaldi, Jessica Rucinque Arbelaez and Stefano Serretta;

And here is the link to AndAndAnd .

Friday, August 3, 2012

Caro Giacomo 2012

The week in Perdaxius flew by so quickly. It turned out to be a wonderful experience for me, getting to know artists, making friends and eating well in the country side. I also had a chance to experience the creativity and enthusiasm of children, hear a launeddas and paint for the sheer joy of it. It turned out to be an improvisational woodwork workshop. Thanks to Cherimus and the artists Yassine Balbzioui, Derek Maria Francesco Di Fabio, Michele Gabriele, Andrea Rossi  and Matteo Rubbi.Also Carlo Spiga and  Beatrice Bailet who joined us later in the week. See some videos here. Read more on Cherimus site. Here are a few photos and below a video I made for the party we made the last Sunday.