How to tell two distant places after having had an intense experience of them? What shapes can they take? What in them can be considered full? What, instead, empty? And how these entities so different can dialogue?
These are some of the questions that revolve around The folds of the void, the exhibition by Giulia Fumagalli (Carate Brianza – MI, 1990) with Aran Ndimurwanko (Trento, 1991) which take place at the Centro Luigi Di Sarro in Rome, from 19 November to 23 December 2022. Critical text by Alice Evangelisti.
It is a heterogeneous selection of works resulting from the double residency that the two artists experienced during the spring 2022, first in Chile and then in Panama. The result is thus their personal and artistic vision of these two places, geographically close, but completely at the antipodes. On the one hand, the Chilean landscape, visually open due to the immense desert expanse, which, although empty, is capable of triggering continuous connections. On the other hand, the Panamanian one, visually closed due to the presence of the impenetrable jungle, which fills the eyes and the mind, overpopulating them with images.
Two completely opposite experiences, which mutually activate sensations of fullness and of emptiness, opposing them but at the same time making them also become the consequence of the other. Thus, focusing on the extrinsic and intrinsic characteristics of these two places, Fumagalli and Ndimurwanko give their interpretation. If Fumagalli investigates two natural elements water and air – which materialize in light and poetic installations able to evoke their presence, Ndimurwanko shapes the earth, giving life to works full of daily rituals.
The exhibition is part of the project CL/PA – the travel by Giulia Fumagalli, created thanks to the support of the Italian Council (X edition, 2021), a program for the international promotion of Italian art of the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture.
An artwork that declines the contemporary and to take with you in a hand luggage. This is the bet for 5 winning artists and one curator of the ARP PACK AND GO competition. The residency program of the Centro Luigi Di Sarro is aimed at young people under 30 and is carried out with the contribution of Youth Exchanges from MAECI and other partners. A traveling workshop between Rome, Valona and Amsterdam to discuss and investigate the notion of contemporary.
What does contemporary art mean and, above all, how and how much can the definition of contemporary be adapted to the continuous change of time and history?
The last few years have confronted us with the need to reflect on the Hic et Nunc, suddenly erasing that sense of stability that was associated with the idea of the contemporary era, our contemporary, peaceful and progressive era.
In short, is history perhaps putting us in front of a new era? So will the future be the new contemporary? And how will art be able to respond to these mutations?
These are the issues on which the ARP program intends to dialogue. It will start in Vlore in Albania where the Consulate General of Italy will host the first meeting of the winners of the Art Residency Project for a Meet up that will take place on October 14, on the occasion of the 18th Amaci-Maeci Contemporary Day. Artan Shabani, art historian, one of the founders of the Albanian Gallery of Art, will meet the curator Veronica Budini and the artists Mpumelelo Buthelezi, Florinda Ciucio, Amelia Kuhlmann, Svenia Jarisch and Giampaolo Parrilla, accompanied by Alessandra Atti Di Sarro, vice president of the Centro Luigi Di Sarro. On show the works selected for PACK AND GO that will come out of the luggage for the first time to ignite the debate.
The group will then return to Italy, to Rome, where the workshop will take place at the Luigi Di Sarro Center: 10 intense days of meetings, lessons, workshops and visits to museums and archaeological sites to continue to search for that connection that binds the ancient to the modern, the past to the future and thus to place one’s own contemporaneity in a broader reflection. To conclude the residency, the works of PACK AND GO, focused by the dialogue during the workshop, will return to the exhibition to question the public. The appointment with this second Meet up is for 25 October at the Centro Di Sarro Center, in Rome.
The conclusion will be held in Amsterdam, where the group will be hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute, to explore the city, its museums and its history. The Meet up with the public and the Dutch art scene will take place on 29 October.
ARP is an artistic residency program, conceived and implemented by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro, with the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other partners. For its 8th edition, it has promoted the PACK AND GO formula, that is the bet to conceive and create an artwork that represents the idea of contemporary and that can be carried in a hand luggage to allow maximum mobility. The Consulate General of Italy in Vlore, the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam, Mediaaid Onlus and Rainbow Media NPO participate in supporting this 8° edition.
The jury of the ARP PACK AND GO competition, which selected the 6 young people from European, Balkan and Southern African countries, was composed of Alessandra Atti Di Sarro, Simone Ciglia University of Oregon USA and Carlotta Sylos Calo ‘University of Rome Tor Vergata.
On display the works of Elena Giustozzi , Serena Vallese and Michele Carbonari , winners of the 2021, 2020 and 2019 editions respectively. Opening May 27th at 6pm .
The Centro, in collaboration with CeSMa (Centro Studi Marche) and in line with its forty-year promotion of young talents at national and international level, welcomes in its exhibition spaces the winners of the last three editions (2019 – 2021) of the Pannaggi / New Generation Award, an initiative of the “Amici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi” organization from Macerata in support of young artists for the promotion of art contemporary in the Marche and in Italy. & nbsp;
The exhibition offers itself as a privileged observatory on contemporary art through the works of three young talents. A three-part exhibition, therefore, which in comparison by work explores the languages of the visual, unravels their different expressive modes, absolutely original in their being modulated on creative scores that each connects to their own existential rhythms. Concretions in forms and images of visions that mark the relationship that is always problematic and always to be built with reality, which however, precisely in its persevering escape from grasp, constantly feeds the horizon of the imagination with new energy. & Nbsp;
Elena Giustozzi (Pannaggi Award 2021) – born in Civitanova Marche (MC) in 1983, lives in Senigallia (AN) – through INSIDE proposes the liquid vision of a microcosm imprisoned in a few centimeters of water that the high quality of the painting and the optical device allow you to live in the fluid and silent depth of a “garden in motion and without end” like cosmic life. < / p>
Serena Vallese (Premio Pannaggi 2020) – born in Giulianova (TE) in 1981, lives and works in Montone (TE) – presents FOGLIA-ME , a cultured and meditated that explores the theme of the fragility of the living made with equally fragile materials such as paper, plaster, poor, cellulose pulp and modulated on the pervasive and absorbent white “dazzling waiting”.
Michele Carbonari (Premio Pannaggi 2019) – born in Recanati in 1980, lives and works in Macerata – with THE LAST IMAGE he develops a figurativeness that speaks of things of everyday life sublimated by the light of painting, capable of giving dignity of singular existence even to the most anonymous and silent objects, revealing “epiphanies of the invisible”.
le opere di Elena Giustozzi, Serena Vallese e Michele Carbonari, vincitori rispettivamente delle edizioni 2021, 2020 e 2019. Opening 27 maggio alle 18.
Il Centro Luigi Di Sarro, in collaborazione con il CeSMa (Centro Studi Marche) e in linea con la sua quarantennale attività di promozione di giovani talenti a livello nazionale e internazionale, accoglie nei suoi spazi espositivi i vincitori delle ultime tre edizioni (2019 – 2021) del Premio Pannaggi/Nuova Generazione, un’iniziativa dell’associazione “Amici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi” di Macerata a sostegno dei giovani artisti per la promozione dell’arte contemporanea nelle Marche e in Italia.
La mostra si offre come un osservatorio privilegiato sull’arte contemporanea attraverso le opere di tre giovani talenti. Un’esposizione dunque a tre voci che nel confronto per opera scandaglia i linguaggi del visivo, ne squaderna le diverse modalità espressive, assolutamente originali nel loro essere modulate su spartiti creativi che ciascuno raccorda ai propri ritmi esistenziali. Concrezioni in forme e immagini di visioni che scandiscono il rapporto sempre problematico e sempre da costruire con il reale, che tuttavia, proprio nel suo perseverante sfuggire alla presa, alimenta costantemente di nuova energia l’orizzonte dell’immaginario.
Elena Giustozzi (Premio Pannaggi 2021) – nata a Civitanova Marche (MC) nel 1983, vive a Senigallia (AN) – attraverso INSIDE propone la visione liquida di un microcosmo imprigionato in pochi centimetri d’acqua che l’alta qualità della pittura e il dispositivo ottico consentono di abitare nella profondità fluida e silenziosa di un “giardino in movimento e senza fine” come la vita cosmica.
Serena Vallese (Premio Pannaggi 2020) – nata a Giulianova (TE) nel 1981, vive e lavora a Montone (TE) -presentaFOGLIA-ME, un lavoro colto e meditato che sonda il tema della fragilità del vivente realizzato con materiali altrettanto fragili come carta, gesso, povere, pasta di cellulosa e modulato sul bianco pervasivo e assorbente “abbagliante d’attesa”.
Michele Carbonari (Premio Pannaggi 2019) – nato a Recanati nel 1980, vive e lavora a Macerata -conTHE LAST IMAGE mette a punto una figuratività che parla delle cose del quotidiano sublimate dalla luce della pittura, capace di donare dignità di singolare esistenza anche agli oggetti più anonimi e muti rivelando “epifanie dell’invisibile”.
The Centro Luigi Di Sarro resumes its exhibition activity with the exhibition L’inattuale curated by Simone Azzoni. The project conceived as a survey of the archives and an investigation into non-contemporaneity, is a selection that highlights recurrences, returns in the practices and contents of the present. On the one hand the research of the avant-garde that marks the pace of experimentation, on the other the need for that research to settle in forms predisposed to today. L’inattuale, the outdated is therefore an anachronistic response to the progressive thrust of linguistic research, a bulwark to the ambiguous combination of content-research to affirm in the folds of the peripheral, an eternal present which, by resorting to the methods and techniques of historical craftsmanship, re-proposes the urgency of a distance from the facts and of a time that is related to those facts. “He is truly contemporary who does not coincide perfectly with it or adapt to its claims and is therefore, in this sense, out of date”, writes Nietzsche, “but, precisely for this reason, precisely through this gap and this anachronism, he is more capable than others to perceive and grasp his time ”. The contemporary artist cannot escape his time but can experience an unprecedented relationship. The contemporary artist does not match, does not coincide, does not adhere to his time but in a periodic and out of phase dyslexia transforms anachronism into a fixed gaze on the dark, be it that of memory, matter, identity or the nature of ‘object.
“All times are, for those who experience their contemporaneity, dark”, writes Agamben. “Contemporary is, in fact, the one who knows how to see this darkness, which he is able to write by dipping his pen in the darkness of the present”. To do this, it is necessary to blind the light of the century and its deceptive flashes. Keeping your gaze fixed in the dark knowing that something you can only miss can happen in the dark. An appointment with a light that withdraws but requires punctuality of recognition. The contemporary artist is thus in the discontinuity, in the outdatedness in that no longer being after having grasped a prophecy. On show: Enrico Fedrigoli and Fabio Moscatelli and (from the Archive Collection of the Centro Luigi Di Sarro) Jacopo Benci, Paola Binante, Carla Cacianti, Karmen Corak, Pietrantonio P.D’Errico,Ada De Pirro, Xavier Martel, Sergio Pucci, Yannick Vigouroux.
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