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I’ve been involved in a new project: Lands End Contemporary Art Festival.

It takes place in Gagliano del Capo (LE), in southern eastern point of Italy. Exhibition, Public Art installation, talk, performances.

LANDS END

Contemporary Art Festival

Gagliano del Capo

29 July – 27 August 2017

organized by Capo d’Arte, Ramdom, NOON

corso Umberto I, piazza San Rocco, via XXIV Maggio, piazzale Stazione, Ciolo.

Exhibitions, talk, residence: a spontaneous festival organized by Capo d’Arte and Ramdom, which will take place in different spots of Gagliano del Capo, in Salento. Civil organizations will present ideas, projects, visions and prospects.

Capo d’Arte, in collaboration with L’Accademia di Francia in Rome – Villa Medici, present the works by Simon Rouby and Eva Jospin conceived during a residence in Gagliano. Ramdom presents in Lastation the artworks of Matthew Wilson, Andrew Friend, Brett Swenson, Oliver Palmer and Giorgio Garippa, in an exhibition curated by Francesca Girelli and Heba Amin. Palazzo Comi hosts Regola, solo show by Daniele D’Acquisto, curated by Lorenzo Madaro, after a project with NOON and in collaboration with Via Vai, are all together in a talk with Matteo Fato. In the galleries of Palazzo Daniele, Misurare il tempo, exhibition of Giancarlo Pediconi and Simon d’Exéa curated by Duccio Trombadori, organised by Christine Ferry. Nearby Lastation, Antonio De Luca, after a project of Ramdom, will propose two public art installations

All of the initiatives will be freely accessible.

 

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I’m happy to announce that as director of Lastation I’ve been selected to take part to the project re-generation.

re-generation is a project started by Associazione Culturale Link and granted by Erasmus+ program – Key Action 2 / Strategic Partnership, in cooperation with the organizations La Vibria (Spain), Intercultura (France) and Fundacja Navis (Poland). The main aim of the project is to develop new connections between cultural spaces for youth, active in re-generated buildings of the cities, and international youth work.

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Hi all,

I’m glad to announce you that the call for the 4th edition of Default is now online!

DOWNLOAD THE CALL

ANNEXE A

ANNEXE B 

 

RAMDOM ASSOCIATION is calling for research-based artists to take part in a 7-day group investigation aimed at ideas related to extreme lands and remote areas. Situated at the southern tip of east Italy on the Mediterranean, Gagliano del Capo poses as an ideal location for participants of the DEFAULT 17 Residency to contribute to an investigation of the extreme land. The project will investigate geographic dislocation as a socio-anthropological characteristic embedded in extreme territories. It confronts challenges, particularly relating to climate and environmental conditions, as a means to explore diverse interpretations of human and natural landscapes.

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Hey friends,

I’ve curated a new project. It’s a collaboration between the artist Valerio Berruti and the  American composer Joan as Police Woman.

The result is a wonderful animation made by more than 180 drawings by Valerio Berruti and a soundtrack composed by JAPW!

In the catalogue Paradise Lost you can find an anticipation of this work, with a text written by me and few drawings from the animation.

The animation will be soon presented around the world!

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I’ve been selected to be part of  Month2month, a public art project in private residences organized by artists William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton and produced by More Art.

During the first weekend of May I will be their guest.

MONTH2MONTH explores New York’s labyrinthine housing policies, that range from the inclusion of “affordable” housing units within new luxury developments and the rezoning plans that quickly transform neighborhoods to the quasi-legality of the “sharing economy” and the rise of “illegal hotels.” This exploration will at times take the form of information sharing, but also use unorthodox methods to push discussions into unfamiliar places.

I’ll try to give my contribution to the project. I’ll host a social dinner on Sunday 8th May. If you are interested, please contact me in private.

Here more info about the project:

http://www.brickunderground.com/live/art-exhibit-gentrification-real-estate

Book your place for the housewarming!

http://www.month2month.nyc/calendar/2016/5/7/housewarming-party

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