1 – 5 September 2014 @ GlogauAIR
WHERE IS THE FAMILIAR?
Malonno seeks for a sister city
Curated by Marta Ferretti
Fatima Bianchi // Monica Carrera// Francesca Damiano, Elisabetta Falanga //
Giuseppe Fanizza // Marco La Rosa // Orestis Mavroudis // Seiji Morimoto
Opening 1st September // 6 pm – 10 pm
Performance by Seiji Morimoto // 8 pm
Where is the familiar? is a collective exhibition that explores the proximity space between a place and a potential community.
Starting from the 2014 edition of Case Sparse | Tra l’Etere e la Terra, an artistic residency born in 2012 in the village of Malonno in Camonica Valley, Northern part of Italy, the show presents the place through the actions of the artists invited in July 2014 to produce permanent site specific artworks for the village.
Elisabetta Falanga, Giuseppe Fanizza, Marco La Rosa, Orestis Mavroudis and Seiji Morimoto, during the period of permanence in Malonno, have explored its idendity for its social, historical and imaginary issues, working in a close relationship with the community of the village.
The exhibition presents the relational processes that led the artists to confront with the village, analyzing the space of proximity that is created with an unknown place.
Proximity means a condition of intimacy and familiarity not only in approaching, but also in departing from a place, a process that involves a constant negotiation of our own subjectivity.
What being familiar means, and where, both in terms of space and time, can be sited the processes that allow to inhabit a place, although temporary, are the questions underlying the exhibition that will introduce the public into a potential dialogue with Malonno.
With the status of documents, the evidences in the exhibition are able to witness different possibilities for action, and at the same time, to trigger new imaginaries on Malonno. Each work contributes to present the site for one of its peculiar sides, risen by the artist’s process of familiarization with the village.
Orestis Mavroudis, with Anniversario Temporaneo was confronted with an event that shaped the identity of the community for which he celebrates its anniversary; De che M’en vo by Giuseppe Fanizza maps and activates some local surveillance devices, highlighting their ambiguous function of control and protection. Marco La Rosa, through the filter of his own subjectivity in Untitled, 2014, gives back to the village a small scale monument of architectures that shaped his relationship with Malonno. Elisabetta Falanga focused on the imaginary of the mountain and its dimension of perpetual immobility, completing with the title, Quel prato è il mio tormento e la mia misura, benché io non sia mai stato un uomo verde [That lawn is my torment and my size, although I was never a green man], a change of perspective that assimilates the profile of the human body to the natural ridges. Finally Seiji Morimoto is presenting in Berlin a performance as a result of his intervention, La prossima primavera sarà felice [Next spring it will be happy] in the woods of Malonno. There the artist has installed some devices which are waiting to be inhabited by birds during the next spring making the installation alive.
A group picture of the village inhabitants, canvassing mastered by Monica Carrera and Francesca Damiano, artists and organizers of Case Sparse, complete the exhibition, together with the videos by Fatima Bianchi, that document the ideation and the realization of the works.
The result is an heterogeneous image, which represents a village seemingly isolated in a valley between the mountains, but in reality opens to the outside through travel and migration of its inhabitants, the economic relations in the valley, and not least the presence of the residency.
The exhibition is conceived, therefore, as an open call to find a community that wants to twin with Malonno, finding similarities and common suggestions among the documents that can lead to a will of sharing experiences and knowledge.
The aim is to discuss strategies of production and sharing knowledge of the residencies system, which asks artists to root in unfamiliar places and to go away at the end of residency.
Identifying some priorities of places allows to reconsidering art as a common good, whose aim is political in itself, but also cultural in terms of open access to knowledge and resources. Artists of Case Sparse infact are contributing at creating a public collection, which is rising from the three years edition of the project, whose owner is the whole local community.
Malonno community shifts from being an anonymous public, into active actors in the public arena, where they can discuss distances and objectives of art together with artists and curators.
Case Sparse | Tra l’Etere e la Terra is a three year project asking the artists to face with the Malonno Region (Brescia), by producing site-specific artworks all along selected public paths; these artworks will be part of an art-nature park which will twist and turn from the village center to the woodland.
Each year artists are invited to confront and to narrate an essential aspect of the place (2013_ the woods, 2014_old town and the mines, 2015_the river) in an ongoing dialogue between art practice and the rhythms and cycles of a community.
19-20 September 2014 @ GlogauAIR
Friday 19 / 7pm - 12pm
8:30pm - Performance / Fernanda Antolá Porto
Saturday 20 / 3pm - 7pm
GlogauAIR resident artists - AIR
Fernanda Antolá́ Porto
Kim Hyun-Kyung // Natacha Mankowski // Ann Oren // Jignesh Panchal //
Uzma Sultan // Hanneke van der Werf // Chantel Woodman // Bin Wooh Yuk
Project Space Exhibition - Zwischenzeitlich
19 - 30 September
Monday - Saturday / 11am - 6pm
Organized by la mire
Curated by Valérie Leray
Karine Portal // Kazue Taguchi // Sylvie Ungauer
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Premio Combat 2014: Andrea Grotto
This year the two months artist-in-residence program at Berlin’s Glogauair offered by PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE of Livorno (Italy) went to the under 35 painter Andrea Grotto, who won this special prize with his artwork "Esci fuori!". The jurors explained that like a book in which all the characters have been omitted, the artist tries to gain a story, describing only the auxiliar elements and its symbols. The pictorial narrative genesis, already structured, needs new stories and life-giving experiences, that only a metropolis like Berlin can guarantee.
Andrea Grotto was born in Schio (Italy) in 1989. In 2012 he graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, city where he still lives and works. During 2013 he was involved in group exhibitions at Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa of Venice.
More info here
LIVE MODEL DRAWING
Every monday at GlogauAIR, 7-9 pm
Summer pause // Juni 1st - July 15th
3€ regular visitors
5€ eventual visitors
More info here
Yoga @ GlogauAIR
Every Wednesday at GlogauAIR, 7-8:30 pm
Summer pause // Juni 1st - July 15th
You can participate every time and also with no previous knowledge. There is not a price but any donation would be very helpful.
GlogauAIR artists in residence:
NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE
October 25th, 2014
Deadline for the residency starting in April 2015.
Application info here