— Paolo Mele

The Italian art magazine Artribune dedicated us a special focus on the edition of May!

Enjoy!

Artribune Magazine #37

 

 

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I’m glad to announce this upcoming project.

EXHIBITION ON A TABLE

April 30th 2017

Solo show by Carlos Casas, curated by Paolo Mele.

A project by Arthub Asia

The artist today is a researcher: he collects any kind of data (video, audio, text, objects, etc.) and, through his works; he offers a personal interpretation of the reality. The method used to collect and remediate those kinds of materials represents the architecture of the new artistic practice.

Fieldworks are the architecture of the work of Carlos Casas: a series of free, anti-narrative notes in which the artist takes the time to plunge his gaze into the meaning of the place, of the landscape, without drawing on the need for the definition of a complete story.

Renewed mostly as video artist and filmmaker, Carlos Casas’ world reveals us a deep an intimate analysis of the contemporary world, the physical and fictional border that divides or merges imaginary and perception.

He has been investigated the landscape and what there is beyond it since the beginning of his artistic research. Casas is obsessed by extreme locations, extreme lands and its extreme inhabitants, because he believe therein lies a truth, a geological scar that shows us how we lived and who we were, thus allowing us to understand who we are now.

This is an exhibition about nature, landscape, border and extreme and how the humans approach and deal with those. It includes video, photos, audio, and drawings from different places around the world: Patagonia (South America), Cape of Leuca (Europe), Nepal, Siberia and Tajikistan (Asia).

At the same time, the exhibition is not only about topics, but also about a methodology. Casas is mostly know as visual artist and filmmaker, but his practice is much more deep and analytic. He makes videos, audios, drawings, photos and he collects objects. He uses the fieldworks as instrument of cataloguing the known and the unknown and to represent an intimate vision of the world, a personal encyclopaedia.

The exhibition reflects this multidisciplinary attitude of the artist, who, like a modern researcher, plays with different kind of media and tools to study and offer a representation of the world.

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Thursday April 20th, I’ll close the work of the conference “Last cultures” promoted by Associazione Sherazade in collaboration with the University of Salento.

The 2 days conference will take place in Santa Maria di Leuca and it will ends at Lastation.

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Hey friends,

I’m happy to share with you a couple of nice articles recently published on 2 of te most important art website in Italy. Unfortunately both are in Italia, so you need a translator 🙂

The first one is an interview to me and my friend Luca Coclite by Lorenzo Madaro and published on Artribune http://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/arte-contemporanea/2017/02/intervista-ramdom-luca-coclite-paolo-mele/

The second one is written by Serena Carbone for Exibart. Here the link http://www.exibart.com/notizia.asp?IDNotizia=52603&IDCategoria=244

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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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I’ve been invited to present Lastation and the Investigation on the Extreme Land at the BTM Puglia.

My speech will be on Saturday 18th February, 12:30 pm, Castello Carlo V, Lecce.

More info about the event here http://www.btmpuglia.it/programma/

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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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On November 30th I will be in Florence for the yearly edition of BTO, Buy Tourism Online the main event in Italy that focuses on the links between tourism and innovation.

I’ve been invited by Gigi Tagliapietra to speak about Lastation and the Investigation on the Extreme Land.

The name of the panel is “When the guest is a protagonist”. More info here

Hope to see you there!

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I’m happy to announce that Ramdom will be in Turin from the 4th to the 6th of November 2016, to take part in Nesxt, a festival-exhibition on independent contemporary art.
Ramdom, based in Lastation, a space on the first floor of the latest train station in south-east side of Italy (Gagliano-Leuca), has been selected by a Scientific Committee through a national call, and it will be one of the

twenty spaces represented under the Mole. Ramdom will be the only association selected from Puglia, and one of the three in Southern Italy.

Nesxt is a parallel event of Artissima, one of the most important week on contemporary art in Italy, and in Europe, by now. It is a Festival dedicated to no-profit associations.

Ramdom will present the last chapter of Investigation of Extreme Land, a project that approach the territory from an artistic perspective.

In this last chapter the Extreme land has been investigated by Carlos Casas, Spanish visual artist, who studies and portrays the Cape of Leuca in his intimate nature. Casas explored the hidden cavities, he followed the light, that in the Finis Terrae, from the horizon, rises and sets counterpointing the switching rhythm of Santa Maria di Leuca’s lighthouse.

The result is a video trilogy (Faro, Vucca, Cava), which can break into the bowels of the earth, and can pick up the essence of the place.

The natural light is one of the elements that gives magic to many of the caves placed between clefts along eastern coast of Salento. One in particular, Vucca de lu puzzu (Well’s mouth), appeared to the artist in its magnificence and majesty. While exploring it, Casas fell down and suffered a cranial trauma, comprehending first-hand his works try create an intimate bond between those caves (Vucca is the result of a long, natural, process) stones, lights and the most remote places of the human soul.

Cava, finally, has been recorded among an abandoned cave made of a light stone. The cave is a magical show, hidden by a field of tall grass and clovers, and there is a small access opening in an hidden cavity, made by architectural cuts and excavation works, finished since the Eighties.

As Casas says: “Vucca, Cava and Faro make a trilogy, a trilogy of destinies, with the territory and its elements that interconnect them; it is a collection of field works, that ideally tie all my experiences in the territory of Capo di Leuca.

The exhibit design will be curated by the designer Jessica Gastaldo.

WHERE

Q35 – Via Quittengo 35, Torino
WHEN
Friday 4th November – Opening: 19.00 – 01.00
Saturady 5th November: 17.00 – 1.00
Sunday 6th November: 12.00 – 20.00

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