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Prolungamento dell’esposizione Schlosshotel Pension Riviera, di Fabrizio Giannini, fino al 18 marzo 2017
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Vernissage esposizione Schlosshotel Pension Riviera di Fabrizio Giannini sabato 26 novembre 2016 ore 16:00 Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato
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The palm at the end of the mind fino al 30 settembre 2016
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Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato Foreignness Tavola rotonda su arte e politica Venerdì 2 settembre 2016 alle 18
English   Italian                                                                                    Back   Fondazione "La Fabbrica del Cioccolato" Venerdì 2 settembre 2016 | ore 18:00 | Valle di Blenio | Canton Ticino – Svizzera Tavola rotonda su arte e politica con Federica Martini, Gerald Raunig, Oliver Ressler, Noah Stolz. Moderatore: Franco Marinotti Venerdì 2 settembre 2016 alle 18.00 avrà luogo alla Cima Norma una tavola rotonda su arte e politica con: Federica Martini, Gerald Raunig, Oliver Ressler e Noah Stolz, moderata da Franco Marinotti. Il tema della serata riguarderà soprattutto i lavori di Oliver Ressler, esposti alla Cima Norma in occasione della mostra Confronting Comfort’s Continent, che comprende anche due video installazioni dell’artista austriaco presentate per [...]

Inaugurazione della videoinstallazione Confronting Comfort's Continent con Oliver Ressler Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato
English   Italian                                                                                    Back   Fondazione "La Fabbrica del Cioccolato" Giovedì 4 agosto 2016 | ore 18:00 | Valle di Blenio | Canton Ticino – Svizzera Inaugurazione e vernissage della videoinstallazione Confronting Comfort's Continent con Oliver Ressler Il punto di [...]

Inaugurazione Cacao Collective con Ivo Rovira e Ana Ponce Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato
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Inaugurazione Foreignness [Estericità] Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato
English  Italian                                                                                        Back   Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato sabato 21 maggio 2016 | ore 18:00 | Valle di Blenio | Canton Ticino – Svizzera inaugurazione Foreignness [Estericità] | programma 2016 con Anna Galtarossa | Kamchatka ’16 || Daniel González | Paper Building ore 19:00 performance Emergency Disco Gang Swiss di Daniel González testi critici Noah Stolz [...]

MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino - OVER AND SOME TOUCH OF…
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i2a istituto internazionale di architettura, Positions in space 14 , Fabrizio Giannini
English  Italian                                                                                     Back   i2a istituto internazionale di architettura in Vico Morcote Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 7 pm a new installation entitled "Let's call the whole thing off" curated by the artist Fabrizio Giannini. Giannini's work is the 14th event of the "positions in space" series – the cycle entrusted alternately to architects and artists. On the occasion of the vernissage, Riccardo Lisi, curator and contemporary art critic, but also director of the rada – contemporary art space in Locarno, will be presenting Giannini's installation. This will be followed by a conference in English and projections by Andreas Angelidakis, utopian architect, artist and designer, based in Athens - invited to exhibit at the current architecture Biennale in Venice - who will be concentrating on the relationships between real and virtual, art and architecture, ruin and construction. Their will be complementary drinks. At the end of the event, those who wish can meet our guests during a standing dinner (CHF 30.- per person all included, reservations until Monday 24 September by telephone at: 0041 91 996 13 87 or via e-mail: The installation can be visited daily in i2a's ground floor gallery until the finissage scheduled Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 8.30 pm during which Laura Solari and Stéphane Robert of Edizioni Dasein (Paris/Lugano) will hold a conference.       i2a istituto internazionale di architettura Portich da Sura 18 . 6921 Vico Morcote . Svizzera t 0041 91 996 13 87 . f 0041 91 996 24 21 . . Amanda Prada . Communication, public relations, development See details in attachment. comunicato stampa press release press kit zip file     Plug-in Contemporary art services     [...]

ARSPOLIS EVENT #1, Lugano, 16 September 2011
English       Italian                                                                                       Back   ARSPOLIS EVENT #1 Extimacy. The familiar unknown. Reality, symbolism and imagery of Otherness. Via Lavizzari, Via Canonica, Viale Cassarate, Il Foce Lugano, 16 September 2011 6.00 p.m. – 05.00 a.m. Arspolis is back again this year. Arspolis is an event dedicated to showing contemporary art: taking place in an area in the heart of the city of Lugano, it lasts just one night. Although this is officially its premier edition, Arspolis is actually already nearly one year old. That’s because the zero numbered edition, Arspolis event zero, took place on 22 October 2010, involving a dozen artists, most of whom live and work in Canton Ticino, whose creations occupied the interiors and exteriors of several private spaces, in many cases places quite off the usual art show circuits that were offered by their owners, who supported the initiative and made its success possible. Encouraged by the event’s evident popularity with the public and that public’s enthusiasm, the organisers decided to create a more structured event for 2011, featuring more services and complying with higher standards. While the aim of the event zero was to illustrate the nature of each chosen artist’s individual research, without giving the event itself any overall concept, the event #1 differs in that it has chosen a specific topic as its starting point, adopting it as the basis for choosing the participating artists. As of this year, then, Arspolis is transformed into a real contemporary art show in the open air and with unrestricted access. Due to be held once every year, the exhibition will be curated by an artistic director who will be appointed for each new edition: the aim is to encourage a fresher, more up-to-date approach in the choice of topics, as well as variety in curatorial methods. The artistic director for Arspolis event #1 is Pier Giorgio De Pinto (1968) - the current co-ordinator of CACT the Contemporary Art Centre in Canton Ticino, based in Bellinzona - who has decided to focus attention on an aspect peculiar to our era by promoting the topic of extimacy. The term was coined (as extimité) by the French philosopher and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to describe a new kind of “simulated” intimacy, one that is not truly intimate, because it is shared by an indefinite number of people. Drawing his inspiration from Arspolis’ urban nature, featuring direct contact with the public and everyday life, De Pinto develops on the theme of the psychological and anthropological impact of new social phenomena in the Internet age, such as social networks, headed by Facebook. Extimacy. The familiar [...]

VITO ACCONCI at CACT Chiasso_Switzerland
English   Italian                                                                             Back   Vito Acconci SETTANTA/SEVENTIES CACT Chiasso Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino_Switzerland 22 May – 13 June 2009 Vernissage_Friday 22 May 2009 at 6.00 p.m. Thur-Fri-Sat_3.00-7.00 p.m. (or by appointment) Artists have always dialogued with the space around them, almost as though driven to undertake a necessary attempt to confer on it and on themselves – in general – a different, further-reaching dimension. In space, the creative has always left the sign of his passing, of his power, as though that individual trace could be represented in the model for a society of the future, thus stratifying experiences and ultimately strengthening the concept of evolutionism. Contemporary art, the interface with a paradoxical reality in a technological post-modern era that tends to level us all, needs to redefine the architectural spaces in which it operates, since it is through urban fabrics that man’s identity stands to be strengthened or weakened. This applies to the years of Marc Augé, of Marshall McLuhan and many, many more, who have been working in this sense ever since the fifties; to the concept of ‘art in space’ and the duality of art and architecture, in which the architectural structure of the museum was later destined to become totally subject to the requirements of artists’ spatial needs and proposals. it was in those same years that the author of works of art started sensing the need fully to accept his social responsibility, faced with a situation in which art critics and historians were revealed to be incapable of competently outlining the changes taking place, but also the societal and epoch-making constructions under way, culminating in the advent of the new force and potentially ultimate great revolution of telematics: a revolutionary discovery, because it uses virtual languages, once again, to influence the parameters and confines of man’s identity, seriously questioning the very notion of body, of space and of time that, moreover, has become demagnetised. […] La géométrie de l’espace est entièrement déterminée par son contenu matériel. […] (Michel Cassé, Paris 1985) The body artists veraciously theorised by Lea Vergine introduce the body directly, using it ‘as a language’, transmuting it from a carnal object to a subjective identity. So we find these authors coming to grips with the Ego and the Id, relating to the space in which they act and adopting man’s need for social, intellectual and analytical (re)definition by means of his own body. While architecture redesigns its identity, artists re[...]

Fluid Artcanal International
German  French                                                                                       Back   Fluid Artcanal International Port du Landeron Samedi 6 mai 2006, 11h00 Nous sommes heureux de vous convier à l’ouverture de l’exposition Fluid Artcanal International.Le vernissage débutera à 11:00 heures sous la tente Artcanal située près du débaracadère dans le port du Landeron. Il sera suivi d’un circuit en bateau Orange Boat pour les hôtes conviés.En outre, nous nous réjouissons d’ores et déjà d’accueillir les oratrices/orateurs suivants Monsieur Pierre Liechti Président Artcanal, Cressier Les représentants des communes du Landeron et de Gals Monsieur Heinrich Gartentor Ministre de la culture suisse, Thoune Madame Marianne Burki responsable du domaine des arts visuels, Pro Helvetia, Zurich Monsieur l’Ambassadeur Park Ambassade de la Corée du Sud, Berne Monsieur l’Ambassadeur von Stechow Ambassade d’Allemagne, Berne Monsieur Roland Streule Président de la direction générale de Rado Watch Co. Ltd., Presenting Sponsor, Lengnau Monsieur Jean-Frédéric Jauslin Directeur de l’Office fédéral de la culture, Berne Avec l’aimable participation d’orangeUn projet intercontinental de coopération artistique 2006/2007Suisse/Corée du Sud/AllemagneSuisse, canal de la Thielle du 6 mai au 6 août2006 Corée du sud, DaeJeon City du 27 septembre au 30 novembre 2006Allemagne, Berlin été 2007 Fluid Artcanal – l’idéeLe concept d’Artcanal définit des positions aritstiques dans un espace extérieur, un paysage offrant une voie d’eau. L’exposition itinérante de 2006/2007 a donné naissance à l’idée d’îles d’art flottantes. 45 îles présenteront chacune les oeuvres de 15 artistes venus d’Allemagne, de Suisse et de Corée du sud. 45 artistes invitentGEREON LEPPER, YOO DONG-JO, ANDREAS GYSIN & SIDI VANETTI, CHRISTOPH PÖGGELER, UELI & SUSI BERGER6 LIZ BACHHUBER, KIM SEUNG-YOUNG8 SUZANNE & ALBRECHT WILD, PAUL WIEDMER, DANIEL BRAEG, CHOI IN-SU, YVES METTLER, FRANZISKA BAUMANN/LUKAS BERCHTOLD, INGOLD AIRLINES, LEE JOONG-KEUN, GISELA KLEINLEIN, UWE SCHLOEN, CHRISTOPH RIHS, TOM FRUECHTL, PAVEL SCHMIDT, KIM JOO-HYUN, JEAN MAUBOULÈS, LEE JAE-HYO, CHUN SUNG-MYONG, STEFAN SOUS, LEE GEE-CHIL, CAROLA BUERGI, BOK JONG-SOON, JOUNG-EN HUH FEAT HEINRICH GARTENTOR, ALFONSO HUEPPI, CAROLIN HAECKER, BRUNO WANK, JEONG JANG-JIG, AHN KYU-CHUL, SEBASTIAN BADEN/LUKAS BADEN, M.S. BASTIAN/ISABELLE L., TIMM ULRICHS, KO SEUNG-HYUN, JOHN ARMLEDER, JO SOOK-JIN, ALEXANDER STERN, RALF SANDER, HONG MYUNG-SEOB, LEE KI-IL, FABRIZIO GIANNINI       Association ArtcanalCase postale 332CH 2525 Le LanderonFluid Artcanal International 06/07Toutes les infos sur le Communiqué de presse: Pdf     Plug-inContemporary art     subscribe | up-date                                                  to unsubscribe click / here  [...]

Opening: Fabrizio Giannini - Live without dead time - Museo Cantonale d'Arte , Lugano
English   Italian                                                                             Back   Fabrizio Giannini Live without dead time Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano Ala Est 13 November 2009– 17 January 2010 Opening: Thursday 12 November, 6.30 p.m. Opening hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday closed Free entrance Fabrizio Giannini, Live without dead time, video installation, detail, 2009    Following the exhibition held this Spring of the Zurich twins, huber.huber, with this exhibition of the Ticinese artist Fabrizio Giannini (1964) we come to the second appointment of the cycle treating the emergent Swiss art scene. This cycle alternates artists both from Ticino and the rest of Switzerland with the exhibitions housed in the East Wing of the Museo Cantonale d'Arte. This is a series of one-man exhibitions whose two-fold purpose is to offer the Ticinese public a broader perspective of the Swiss art scene and to encourage exchanges between Ticino and the rest of the country with regards to contemporary art production. Curated by Elio Schenini, the exhibition presents a series of recent works by the artist which investigate the ways with which individual identity is constantly subjected to a process of construction and deconstruction in today's society in which even identity is reduced to a consumer good on a par with other goods, to a disposable product that is easily replaceable with every change in fashion or trend. Starting out from a series of images isolated in the media flow which in an increasingly more invasive way envelops our day-to-day lives, the works by Fabrizio Giannini carry out an eidetic reduction - in the phenomenological sense - of visual forms and in this way evidence the truth of the means of mass communication. Mostly taken fro[...]

Opening: Triennale de l’art imprimé contemporain, Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle
                                                                                                 Back   Triennale de l’art imprimé contemporain 26 septembre 2010 - 13 février 2011 Vernissage le samedi 25 septembre, à 18h30 Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle Le Musée des beaux-arts du Locle présente la septième Triennale de l’art imprimé contemporain. Tripartite, la manifestation rend compte de la création suisse dans le domaine de l’estampe et l’interroge par l’intermédiaire d’une exposition collective regroupant seize artistes contemporains, d’une exposition monographique consacrée au Lausannois Jean Crotti (Prix de la Ville du Locle en 2007) et de la présentation de l’activité d’EDITION CESTIO, éditeur d’estampes. Evénement unique en Suisse, la Triennale de l’art imprimé contemporain se fait le miroir des transformations qui s’opèrent depuis plusieurs années dans ce domaine, notamment par les techniques d’impression utilisées, de plus en plus hybrides, et d’autres formes d’imprimés tels que le papier peint. Les seize artistes présentés dans l’exposition collective ont été choisis par une commission composée des différents représentants des cabinets d’estampes en Suisse, dont notamment la Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, le Cabinet des arts graphiques de Genève, le Cabinet cantonal des estampes du Musée Jenisch Vevey et la Graphische Sammlung du Kunstmuseum Bern: John M Armleder – Reto Boller – Silvia Buonvicini – Jean Crotti – Emilie Ding – Urs Frei – Fabrizio Giannini – Amy Granat – Fabrice Gygi – David Hominal – Monika Huber – Cécile Hummel – Vincent Kohler – Urs Lüthi – Jean-Luc Manz – Sébastien Mettraux – Olivier Mosset – Jean Pfaff – Markus Raetz – Didier Rittener – Albrecht Schnider – Studer/van den Berg – Christian Vetter – Cécile Wick L'exposition collective MIROIRE D'UN DOMAINE EN PLEINE MUTATION Formant un vaste panorama de techniques, démarches et sujets, les travaux des seize artistes présentés dans le cadre de la septième Triennale de l’art imprimé contemporain apportent un éclairage particulier sur les mutations actuelles du domaine imprimé. L’essor des nouvelles technologies a élargi de façon significative le champ artistique. Dans l’estampe, celles-ci se présentent, d’une part, comme un moyen de création d’une image et, d’autre part, comme une technique d’impression. Jean Crotti IMPRESSIONS ET DESSINS Fidèle à la figuration depuis les années 1980, Jean Crotti (Lausanne, *1954 ), prix de la Ville du Locle lors de la précédente T[...]

Bex Arts 2008
                                                                                           Back   Bex & Arts 2008 10e triennale de sculture suisse contemporaine en plein air. La fondation Bex & Art et la commune de Bex ont le plaisir de vous inviter au vernissage de l'exposition LASCIAMI le Samedi 31 mai 2008 La propriété de Szilassy sera accessible au public de 16h à 20h Avenue de la gare, intervention de Bonnard et Woeffray / d'après des photographies de Magali Koenig / Parc de la Grande Salle, hommage à André-Paul Zeller. Apéritif, partie officielle et repas à partir de 18h à la Grande Salle de Bex. Bex & Arts 2008 Exposition du 1er juin au 28 septembre Tous les jours de 10h à 19h 87 artistes ont été invités à exposer leur œuvre sur le thème "Lasciami". « Un thème qui veut marquer l’absence et le détachement » indique le commissaire de l’exposition Nicolas Raboud. Artistes: Guillaume Arlaud - Caroline Bachmann et Stephan Banz - Katia Bassanini - Vincenzo Baviera - Adriana Beretta - Daniel Berset - Anne Blanchet - Mariapia Borgnini - Gianfredo Camesi - Chantal Carrel - Valentin Carron - Davide Cascio - Maria Ceppi - Yves Dana - Rudy Decelière - Gaspard Delachaux - Alois Dubach - Hadrien Dussoix - Francine Eggs et Andreas Bitschin - Anton Egloff - Reto Emch - Olivier Estoppey - Etoy - Faro - Geneviève Favre - Joelle Flumet - Dominique Fontana - Daniel Galley - Fabrizio Giannini - Véronique Goël - Bob Gramsma - Pascal Häusermann - Jürg Häusler - Roland Hotz - San Keller - Monica Kilga et Stephan Popp - Vincent Kohler - Andreas Kressig - Isabelle Krieg - René Küng - Aliska Lahusen - Paul Le Grand - Claude Magnin - Pierre Marietan - Gian Paolo Minelli et Silvano Repetto - Charles de Montaigu - René Moser - Manuel Muller - Ursula Mumenthaler - Heinz Niederer - Josef Maria Odermatt - Pierre Oulevay - Nicolas Pahlisch - Erica Pedretti - Gilles Porret - Laurent de Pury - André Raboud - Christian Ratti - Delphine Reist - Andi Rieser - Christoph Rihs - Daniel Ruggiero - Jean Scheurer - Daniel Schlaepfer - Pavel Schmidt - Denis Schneider - Kurt Sigrist - Laura Solari et Stéphane Robert - Henri Spaeti - Ludwig Stocker - Paul Suter - Pascal Suter et Christiane Bult - Matteo Terzaghi et Marco Zurcher - Hans Thomann - Niele Toroni - Urs Twellmann - Tamara de Wehr - Gillian White - Nikola Zaric - Pierre-Alain Zuber.   [...]

Opening: Raymundo Sesma Causa y efecto Recent paintings
  English   Italian                                                                                       Back   Opening Friday, April 7, 2006, at 6 p.m.Raymundo SesmaCausa y efectoRecent paintingsApril 8 to June 6, 2006 Galleria Palladiovia Nassa 306900 Lugano – Switzerland On Friday, April 7, 2006, at 6 p.m., a personal exhibition by Raymundo Sesma will open at the Palladio Art Gallery, the second dedicated to this Mexican artist, after the one held in the year 2000, by the Luganese gallery. As we would like to recall, Sesma shares his time between Mexico City and Milan, he regularly exhibits his works in museums and galleries throughout the world, and he expresses himself both through traditional (painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving) and contemporary media (video, installation). With this exhibition, Sesma presents a new cycle of paintings, called Causa y efecto [Cause and effect], centered on the everlasting conflict between nature and culture, between the unrestrainable force of nature and the human attempt to limit its expansion, to modify and subjugate it to his will. Whatever the employed means is, Sesma’s art always tries to give an answer to the traumatic situations that fill our reality. R. Sesma Causa y efecto XVII 2005 natural pigments and resin on canvas cm 120x150     Galleria PalladioGalleria PalladioVia Nassa 306900 Lugano-SwitzerlandP +41 (0)91 923 48 61f +41 (0)91 923 48 57Opening hours Mo - Sat: 3 - 7 Press release: Pdf     Catalogue publisherGalleria Palladio/Studio Lattuada MilanoCatalogue textAn interview with the artist by Francesca Alfano Miglietti       Plug-inContemporary art     subscribe | up-date                                                  to unsubscribe click / here  [...]

PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures / ARCO 2007
  English                                                                                           Back   PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures partecipates to ARCO 2007 in the curated section "Projects" with an installation of the Swiss artists Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger. Please, come and visit us at the stand PR01. We would be delighted to have you around! February 15-19, 2007 ARCO 2007 "Projects" section, stand PR01 Feria de Madrid - Madrid Fair Ground Central to Moser and Schwinger’s statement for ARCO is a puppet theatre version of their film-installation ‘Unexpected Rules’. The script is based on the ‘Clinton-Lewinsky affair’, whose mixture of power, sex, and globalised media serves them as an example to take the conflicting interests of personal and public positions ad absurdum. ‘Amanda’ is the name given by the artist duo to Monika Lewinsky’s fictional counterpart. Because of her delusion strategies, Amanda is the game’s driving force. For this very reason, the audience will find the same actress playing in the new films presented by the artists. As America’s premier blowjob queen of the nineties, I was such a brave girl. I shared detail that I wouldn’t have shared with anybody. Because I thought I had to. Like now, when the reporters ask me : Is your goal to get married and have children ? Does the man of your dreams have to be competitive, due to the fact that you and the president... ? Could it be just a schoolteacher or a carpenter ? (...) [From Time Flies, Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger, 2006]         PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures hannoversche strasse 1 d-10115 Berlin p +49-30-2345 5753 f +49-30-2345 5754 opening hours: wed-sat 2 -7pm Press release: Pdf     [...]

Sage comme une Image Arte Svizzera-Oltre l’enigma
Italian                                                                                        Back   Inaugurazione venerdì 13 giugno ore 18.00 14.06 - 30.09.2008 Sage comme une Image Arte Svizzera-Oltre l’enigma A cura di Esther Maria Jungo Artisti: Peter Aerschmann, Emanuelle Antille, Laurence Bonvin, Andrea Gabutti, Fabrice Gygi, Ulrich Meister, Josef Felix Müller, Amy O'neill, Loredana Sperini, Alexia Turlin, Judith Albert, Ian Anüll, Marcel Dupertuis, Fabrizio Giannini, Isabelle Krieg, Claudia & Julia Müller, Guido Nussbaum, Christoph Rütimann, Steiner & Lenzlinger, Francesco Vella.     Catalogo apparirà in agosto     Galleria Palladio Galleria Palladio Via Nassa 30 6900 Lugano-Svizzera t +41 (0)91 923 48 61 f +41 (0)91 923 48 57 Orari apertura   Lu - Sa: 15 - 19 Press release: Pdf     Plug-in Contemporary art news     subscribe | up-date                                                 to unsubscribe click / here   [...]

Galleria Barbara Mahler presents - new works- by Fosco
  English          Italian                                                                               Back   Galleria Barbara Mahler presents “new works” by Fosco Curated by Igor Zanti Texts by Igor Zanti and Elio Schenini.   29th May – 9th September 2008 Vernissage : Wednesday 28th May 2008, 18.30 - 20.30 The Galleria Barbara Mahler is proud to present a personal exhibition of the artist Fosco at the Galleria Barbara Mahler inside the UBS bank in Lugano. Recent works, using Indian ink and water colours on linen paper, will be on view. A return to poetics, where the pleasure of art for art’s sake with pencils, paint brushes, paper, colour, lines, drawings and silent thoughts, predominates. An active witness of the Roman avantgarde artistic scene during the seventies and eighties, Fosco has lived in Lugano since 1989, and here he chose to return to the mute, solitary art of painting, a pause beyond the deafening noise made by the production of media or extra-artistic images. Fosco’s painting, albeit in its recovery of simple figurative accents on a formal level, presents a quest into the line and casual, abstract aspects of certain art forms; an alliance between patches of colour and drawing, beyond the historical abstractionism- figuration conflict. A catalogue will be compiled to mark the exhibition with an introduction by Fabio Sargentini. The historical and critical texts are by Igor Zanti and Elio Schenini.       Galleria Barbara Mahler in the UBS  bank, Piazzetta della Posta CH - 6900 Lugano Monday - Friday 9.00 - 16.30, excluding public holidays info + 41.76.586.05.55 [...]

English    Italian                                                                                        Back   Finally it's time for FairPlay Film & Video Award! From Thursday the 24th to Sunday the 27th, the event will take place in Lugano, Switzerland at Cinema LUX and Atelier K10. Cinema LUX – Via Motta Massagno-Lugano Atelier K10 – Via Lavizzari 10 Lugano Every day from 10 am to at 11 pm the public is invited to attend the screenings of the works participating in the international award. The Jury will be present. Among the members of the committee are Hans D.Christ, co-director of Württembergische Kunstverein Stuttgart, Mirjam Varadinis, curator at Kunsthaus Zürich, and Andrei Ujica, film-maker and director of ZKM Filminstitut Karlsruhe. Besides the competition, FairPlay Film & Video Award offers a FOCUS programme, which includes the screenings of films by Mario Rizzi, Francesco Jodice, and Ghazel and the presentation of OVNI Archives. A consistent OFF programme curated by Noah Stolz, Marco Scotini, and Andrea Lissoni integrate the programme of the award. The OFF programme is hosted at Atelier K10 and offers everyday screenings, conferences and special events. Among others the presentation of the latest film by Rossella Biscotti produced by Fine Arts Unternehmen AG and three video programmes focusing on themes such as the re-enactment of documents in video and film production, the cross-over of sound and image culture, and the aesthetic of video clips Artists selected to the international competition Award: Nevin Aladag, Qiu Anxiong, Ana Maria Bresciani Arenas, Manon De Boer, Jan De Bruin, Eléonore De Montesquiou, Gianluca & Massimiliano De Serio, Chen Chieh-Jen, Anita Di Bianco, Niklas Goldbach, Janek Bastian Jonas, Anja Kirschner, Jannicke Låker, Cristóbal León, Niles Atallah, Joaquin Cociña, Gintaras Makarevicius, Angelika Markul, Vincent Meessen, Wagner Morales, Anu Pennanen, Ben Pointeker, Sara Rajaei, Marco Raparelli, Reynold Reynolds, Larissa Sansour, Gao Shiqiang, Alina Skrzeszewska, Jaan Toomik, Barbara Visser, Alexia Walther, Emily Wardill, Maya Schweizer & Clemens Von Wedemayer, Aksel Zeydan Göz   For further information on the programme, please visit website and blog [...]

PLAY_platform for video film Berlin and Regards Productions Paris presentano:
                                                                                                   Back Prima venerdì 22 febbraio alle 20.30 in presenza del regista.     PLAY_platform for film & video berlin Torstr. 218, D-10115 Berlin P +49 30 23 45 57 53, f +49 30 23 45 57 54 Press release: Pdf     Plug-in C ontemporary art news     subscribe | up-date                                                 to unsubscribe click / here   [...]

L'espace Piano Nobile , le Pachinko , Executive Nothing S.A. et les éditions Dasein vous proposent
                                                                                           Back   L'espace Piano Nobile , le Pachinko , Executive Nothing S.A. et les éditions Dasein  vous proposent une soirée multi-sensorielle. Vendredi 18 janvier à 18h Dasein – présentation des nouvelles éditions chez: Piano Nobile 10, rue Lissignol 1211 Genève 1 Sujet :…  N°13 Auteur : Fabrizio Giannini BD N° SPÉCIAL 4 - collectif Artistes : Aline Seigne Pascale Favre Philippe Eliopoulos Fabrizio Giannini Jérôme Leuba Christophe Blanchard Elia Buletti Joëlle Flumet Laura Solari Jonathan Frigeri Katia Bassanini Sandra Hebler aiPotu Min-Ji Cho Mass Murderer Mugs HORS SÉRIE N° 3 Auteur : Plinio-Natale Cemento-Müller Port Radium N°14 Auteur : Paul New (Daniel Foucard) Compositeur : Port Radium (Ludovic Poulet) Suite de la soirée dès 21h au Pachinko (9 rue des Amis, Grottes, Genève): PORTRADIUM-live BRIAN-live DROGA-live BULB-live LE CLUB DES FILLES-djset GIORGIO GABBER-djset Organisation: Executive Nothing S.A. Avec l’appui de la Ville de Genève – Département des affaires culturelles Les éditions dasein diffusées à Piano Nobile [...]

Davide Cascio - Manor Ticino Cultural Award - Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano
  English   Italian                                                                             Back   Davide Cascio Rooms, Roses, Polyhedrons Manor Ticino Cultural Award Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano 23 November 2007– 6 January 2008 Opening: Thursday 22 November, 6.30 p.m. Starting from the 23rd of November the second floor of the Museo Cantonale d'Arte will house a one-man exhibition by Davide Cascio, the artist who has won this year's Manor Ticino Cultural Award. The exhibition entitled Rooms, Roses, Polyhedrons presents the public with a series of recent works by this young artist. Born in Lugano in 1976, over recent years he has established his position as one of the most interesting personalities of the artistic scene of Ticino. The work by Davide Cascio is complex. Rich in references to the past, his work interweaves motifs taken not only from the world of the visual arts but also from architecture, literature, philosophy and the cinema. Guiding the artist inside the archives of history there is a process of association which in the planning of his works allows him to recompose and once again elaborate elements from very different historical and cultural sources. A work of research in which one finds the need - shared by many artists of the recent generations - to go back to reflect about and confront the theme of modernity. The geometrical rigour of the "architectures" elaborated by the artist, in which one sees the influence of the radical Architecture of the 1960s, does not exclude figurative elements. In his collages, a technique which the artist often employs, the 'coupling' of photographic fragments taken from diverse sources serves to delineate utopian landscapes or else to furnish fragments of reality in abstract compositions in which one sees his interest for the ornamental schemes of the Islamic tradition. The five installations presented in this exhibition make up an equal number of spaces which represent the concrete realizations of paths of thought, of the architectural models that define the "mental space within which it is possible to construct utopias". The Manor Award which has for years been given in numerous Swiss r[...]

Opening: Mutamenti Global cultural and territorial evolutions
English     Italian                                                                             Back     Mutamenti Global cultural and territorial evolutions Mutamenti is the title of a major multidisciplinary cultural event planned for 24 and 25 August 2007 in the setting of Bellinzona's three castles (Castelgrande-Montebello-Sasso Corbaro ). For the very first time, they are simultaneously hosting exhibitions and productions dedicated to Swiss artistic creation and, in particular, to contemporary art. Mutamenti is theconcluding project of the Gallerie 57/34.6 km programme of the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, built around the theme of the new St. Gotthard and Lötschberg Tunnels. Taking a historical perspective, the programme has shed light on the relationship between mobility and cultural identity. A packed programme Mutamenti's packed programme, which is also going to be opening a window in Zurich on 4 July 2007, encompasses theoretical ideas, visual arts, literature and video films. In addition to Pro Helvetia, the event's official partner is the City of Bellinzona along with the tourist board for Bellinzona an[...]

Opening: Môtiers 2007-Art in the Open Air
  English                                                                                           Back   This summer come and experience an art exhibit unlike any others!   In the French-speaking part of Switzerland:   Môtiers 2007 - Art in the Open Air   23 June - 23 September   What is Môtiers? A pictoresque Swiss village in the Neuchâtel Jura, 15 minutes from the city of Pontarlier in the Franche-Comté region of neighbouring France. Môtiers has been known for its open and curious spirit since the stay here of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1762-1765).   Why Môtiers 2007? Because up to now there have been previous versions: a Môtiers '83, a Môtiers '89, a Môtiers '95 and a Môtiers 2003.   Art in the Open Air? 75 works of contemporary art created by the best Swiss artists for a site chosen for its natural beauty. The poster alone is signed by Günther Förg.   And for the visitors? After a visit to the Biennale in Venise or the Documenta in Kassel, and before the FIAC in Paris, come for a fresh breath of art here in Môtiers.   Affiche de Günther Förg       Môtiers 2007 - Art in the Open Air For further information, media contact: Marie Delachaux / Clos du Terreau, 6 / 2112 Môtiers / CH Curator: Pierre-André Delachaux   Plug-in Contemporary art services     [...]

Opening: AFFINITIES AND COMPLEMENTS, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano
English   Italian                                                                             Back   The Museo Cantonale d’Arte is 20 years old 7 June – 9 September, 2007   AFFINITIES AND COMPLEMENTS   Works from Swiss Museums in dialog with the Collection of the Museo Cantonale d'Arte Lugano Opening: Wednesday 6 June, 6.30 pm The Museo Cantonale d’Arte, inaugurated in the fall of 1997, celebrates twenty years of activity this year. In honour of the occasion, the museum presents an exhibition entitled Affinities and Complements, a tribute to Swiss Museums with regard to the principal museum institution in Ticino. The exhibition is composed of a journey through the art of the 1900’s, starting with a selection of works from the museum’s collection, and is accompanied by important works from public collections throughout the Swiss Confederation thanks to the involvement of museums such as the Kunsthaus of Zurich and Argovia, the Kunstmuseums of Basel, Berne, Lucerne, Winterthur, Soletta and Chur, the Musée d’art et d’histoire, the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain and the Cabinet des estampes in Geneva, the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, the Zentrum Paul Klee of Berne and the Musée Jenisch in Vevey. Launching the exhibit, which is built around a sequence of significant small units centred each time upon a single artist or a thematic group, is the section dedicated to Swiss Expressionism by the Gruppo Rot-Blau, followed up by small “monographic” sections illustrating the works of some of the important figures of the avant-garde from the first half of the 1900’s such as Paul Klee, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Hans Richter, Oskar Shlemmer, César Domela, and Amédée Ozenfant. A separate section will be reserved for Swiss Concrete Art, with works by Max Bill, Richard Paul Lohse, and Camille Graeser. With regard to more recent artistic experiences, a close look is given to Italian art after the Second World War represented by some of the exponents of Arte Povera (Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Gilberto Zori[...]

L'ART ET SES AMANTS Schweizerischer Kunstverein
                                                                                       Back   L'ART ET SES AMANTS La fêteSchweizerischer Kunstverein Das FestSociété Suisse des Beaux-Arts Samedi 9 septembre 2006 Ancienne usine de harpesrue de la SagneSainte-Croix VD11h–17h30 Le programme        Ancienne usine de harpesrue de la SagneSainte-Croix VD11h–17h30  Société Suisse des Beaux-Arts / SchweizerischerKunstverein, Marianne Reusser, T 044 241 63 01 PROGRAMME: Pdf     Plug-inContemporary art     subscribe | up-date                                                  to unsubscribe click / here  [...]

CACT Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino Emotional man. Insighths into beauty and the beast
English   Italian                                                                             Back   EMOTIONAL MAN. INSIGHTS INTO BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Nniet Brovdi, Marcus Coates, Andrea Crosa, Mauro Ghiglione, Anthony Howard, Supersober Bohdan Stehlik/Una Szeemann, Marco Villani CACT Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona Vernissage Saturday 25th November 2006, ore 17:30 25th November 2006 ¬ 25th February 2007 Fri-Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00 or by appointment Emotional Man. Insights into Beauty and the Beast is the ruddle of an art exhibition which the CACT Contemporary Art Centre of Ticino will set out in 2007 around – as well – the identification code numbers, with a particular reference to the historic movement of Body Art, Performance and – more recently – of visual Punk , bringing all those attitudes and visionary behaviours within the resistance, counter-culture and artistic and/or political militancy. Therefore a particular consideration has to be made not only on the contents, but also on the mean of production, a linguistic instrument of no less importance, and on its use. In the age of subjectivization as likely and maybe also inevitable consequence that derives from a materialistic, television and technologized society, the themes of human personal and inner universe, several times already developed by CACT, are able to push up to the line that is the boundary between reality and nihilism, between delight and grief. That line over which our private and political involvement makes us feel like having gone across a hard, but necessary threshold. An apocalyptical vision or a revelation? The title of the exhibition is inspired by the film work of the American artist Anthony Howard (USA 1976), Emotional Man carried out in 2004, by which he describes the obstacles that the hypersensitive person meets within his/her own interaction with the surrounding world and the socio-cultural structure. In the in the behavioural universe, that are by now globalised too, the tendency to captivity’s attitudes, considered unusual, takes us to react marginally and cut ourselves off the group. What is interesting is the experimental use, linked to television consumerism vaguely “trash”, of the mean of video in Emotional Man side by side with its meaning. He’s already been protagonist in the British Art Show 6 exhibition at the Baltic in New[...]

The Image of the Void An Investigation on Italian Art 1958-2006
English   Italian                                                                             Back   The Image of the Void An Investigation on Italian Art 1958-2006 Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano 7 October 2006 – 7 January 2007 Press conference: Friday 6th October, 11.00 a.m. Opening: Friday 6th October, 6.30 p.m. The exhibition The Image of the Void. An Investigation on Italian Art 1958-2006 focuses on the many aspects of the linguistic revolution triggered in Italian art in the late 1950s. To do this, we must explore the affinities, contaminations and contrasts between the Italian experimental context – at the time dominated by Fontana, Manzoni and Castellani – and Yves Klein, then a major presence in Milan both in exhibitions and in the intense dialectic exchanges. We will focus on the research of artists such as Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Enrico Castellani, Agostino Bonalumi, Francesco Lo Savio, Gianni Colombo, Dadamaino, Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, Giovanni Anselmo, Gino De Dominicis and Ettore Spalletti to highlight a specifically Italian quality, a hidden, underground approach - an inconsistency almost - that ran subtly through the course of research on the European scene in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition will illustrate the approach that countered the more frequently adopted and diffuse “expressive” component with an “evocative” metaphysical matrix. It shows these artists’ common need to leave their psychological and subjective identities to one side and make the creator of the work impersonal and absolute. After the Art Informel period, centred on the Self, the new generation moved away from a pre-eminent subject, striving to venture beyond the confines of the immaterial and make the exquisitely pictorial space of the void, the dimension of infinity, absolute colour and the codes of artistic practice essential elements in the shaping of a new vision of the status of the work and of the very identity of art. We intend to analyse a course of research that, despite its innovatory portent, s[...]

PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures presents: “Love Neutral” by Pierre Coulibeuf
English                                                                                          Back   PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures presents:“Love Neutral” by Pierre CoulibeufOpening: Saturday, 25th March 2006, 7pm25th March - 30th April 2006The gallery is open Wed – Sat, 2 – 7pm  Artist’s statement : 1) The installations (still and moving images) « Lost Paradise » and « Love Neutral» are part of a cross-disciplinary project which brings together various artistic disciplines : cinema, photography, sculpture, architecture, literature and painting. These installations are both drawn from my films « Lost Paradise » and « Love Neutral », inspired by the worlds of visual-artist photographers, namely Jean-Marc Bustamante and Suzanne Lafont. The first installation deals primarily with an artwork by J.-M. Bustamante (the sculpture-structure La Maison Close, situated in the public space), the second deals with subjects pertaining to the work of S. Lafont (portrait and landscape). These artists’ worlds are transformed by a vision, materialised here in installations composed of still and moving images. There is a transition to another imaginary universe. The relation between the works displayed in the exhibition and those of J.-M. Bustamante, S. Lafont and, of course, those of the writer Maurice Blanchot, brings to my mind a verse by Mallarmé : « I appear to myself in you like a far-off shadow. » (Herodiade). The still image gives rise to movement and in turn, the moving image generates still images which simulate the conventions of visual-artistic photography. The photographs are printed directly from the negatives of the original film, more precisely from the rushes (doubles of edited scenes), and are presented as small “photographic paintings”. Between these two traditional categories, the exhibition presents projections of “cinematic paintings”, frozen scenes which push back the frontiers, in this case of artistic categories: the still photographic image, and the moving cinematic image overlay one another in such a way that the limits between them become indiscernible. Subject (portrait/close-up or landscape), fixedness (photo/shot with characters or landscapes), and length (photo/unique shot) are put into a relationship of reciprocal tension. The installation « Who’s Marina Abramovic ? » is drawn from my film « Balkan Baroque », inspired by the world of Marina Abramovic. This installation plays a segment from the original film within two visual contexts: video and photography. The fixedness of the camera, its frontal position in relation the subject and the décor, the reference to video-performance art, the close-up and the narrative effect, all bring out the multiplicity of relationships between cinema and these two [...]

Che c'è di nuovo?, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano
English  Italian                                                                            Back   CHE C’È DI NUOVO?Uno sguardo sulla scena artistica emergente in Ticino(What's New? A look at the emerging art scene in Ticino) Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano 21 May – 2 July 2006Opening: Saturday 20 May, 6.30 pmPress conference: Friday 19 May, 11 am From 21 May to 2 July 2006 the Museo Cantonale d’Arte is hosting the second edition of What's New? A look at the emerging art scene in Ticino. Instituted in 2003 to bring greater visibility to contemporary art in Canton Ticino, the exhibition is held every three years and seeks primarily to keep the public regularly and directly up to date with what is happening on the ever changing, new art scene. It also gives artists an opportunity to make their work known outside the canton. The 14 artists present this time are Al Fadhil, Davide Cascio, Umberto De Martino, Donato Di Blasi, Ivana Falconi, Luca Frei, Fabrizio Giannini, Prisca Groh,  Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti,  Piritta Martikainen, Gian Paolo Minelli, Laura Solari, Una Szeemann, Matteo Terzaghi and Marco Zürcher. They were chosen by a select committee from 40 or so names highlighted by critics, curators and art historians working in the region. This choice is by no means a comprehensive overview of what is happening in up and coming artistic creation in Ticino but, as the subtitle says, aims to offer wide-ranging recognition of the trends, languages and themes distinguishing today’s art. The exhibition project is backed by Percento Culturale Migros Ticino, which as well as contributing to the initiative has set up a ‘prize to encourage artistic creation’ worth CHF 10,000. It will be awarded to one of the artists by a jury of experts from the rest of Switzerland and Italy. The jury awarding the prize comprises Monica De Cardenas, gallery owner, Luigi Di Corato, art historian and lecturer at the Università Cattolica in Milan, Jean-Paul Felley, art historian and co-director of the Attitudes contemporary art centre in Geneva, Yvonne Pesenti, director of Percento Culturale Migros Ticino and Madeleine Schuppli, director of the Kunstmuseum in Thun. The prize will be awarded on Saturday 20 May at 6.30 pm, during the inauguration of the exhibition. Artists:Al Fadhil, Davide Cascio, Umberto De Martino, Donato Di Blasi, Ivana Falconi, Luca Frei, Fabrizio Giannini, Prisca Groh, Andreas Gysin e Sidi Vanetti, Piritta Martikainen, Gian Paolo Minelli, Laura Solari, Una Szeemann, Matteo Terzaghi e Marco Zürcher. A 64-page colour catalogue is being published to coincide with the exhibition. Price: CHF 20.00     Museo Cantonale d'ArteVia Canova 106900 Lugano (Switzerland)p +41 (0)91 910 47 80 f +4191 910 47 89Opening hours: Tues. [...]

CACT Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino The gentle giant, artists from Latin America
English  Italian                                                                            Back   The CACT Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino in Bellinzona announces the opening on Saturday 29 April 2006 at 17:30 of the exhibition entitled IL GIGANTE BUONO. ARTISTI DELL’AMERICA LATINA THE GENTLE GIANT. ARTISTS FROM LATIN AMERICA Teresa Margolles, Nils Nova, Tomàs Ochoa The exhibition seeks to offer a small-scale cross-section of Latin-American artistic production and thought as developed in unusual languages, though the primary medium is video. Its main themes are human existence – its centrality, its resistance to death – and dissipation and dissolution. For some time Teresa Margolles (Mexico, 1963) has been addressing universal themes using – among other things – an element that is indissolubly connected to life, namely, water. Margolles deploys this element of existence and survival in another way, however, calling into play our responsibilities as human and political beings and showing a different face of civilisation; this is an obscure reality but one we are all familiar with. Working with installations, performance and film, Margolles often uses water as the substance with which dead bodies are washed. In her colour video Baño (Bath), 2004, Margolles represents the beauty of man in his entirety, posed and nude. The contrasts of light she uses create an atmosphere that is reminiscent of Caravaggio, just as the beauty reflected by the actor involves the public in his hedonistic gesture and posture. Here next to the double identity of the element – both pure and contaminated – is the life/death duality of water. Suddenly from “off screen” a bucket of water is thrown at the body – three times in succession and at regular intervals. The violence of this gesture transcends the term bath or the concept of “having a wash”. The elements necessary to an interpretation of this first work are also suggested by the second video work on show in the neighbouring room: a back-projection onto transparent paper entitled El agua en la ciudad (Water in the city), 2004. In this silent work in black and white, the size of the image does not correspond to the standard format of a video. It is a section that extends – vertically pressed down – in a very horizontal way. One thinks one is in a morgue and one has a vision of two arms with rubber gloves washing the body of a man who has died and been placed on a gurney. The relationship pure water/dead body immediately links back with the relationship, illustrated in the previous video, between contaminated water/living body. Other important dichotomies such as black-and-white/colour, sound/silence immediately summon up images of a Memento Mori, where the naked body also suggests the fragility of the human[...]

"Radio" Oeuvres sonores diffusées en direct sur internet
English  French                                                                                       Back   RadioOeuvres sonores diffusées en direct sur internet Jeudi 27 / Dimanche 30 Avril 2006Quatre jours durant, 70 artistes internationaux proposent une centaine de pièces sonores diffusées sur la "Radio", radio web conçue spécifiquement pour l’occasion. Le générique de Star Wars joué par des cloches d’église, une interprétation a cappella de chansons sur l’art (de «Cézanne peint» à «Video Killed The Radio Star»), une voix informatique qui décline des noms de virus, une musique aléatoire composée sur la base de 8 notes, des fantômes déjantés qui se produisent sur scène… voici un aperçu des pièces sonores diffusées par RADIO du 27 au 30 avril, 24h sur 24, via une radio web conçue spécifiquement pour l’occasion.Soit, des pièces sonores hétérogènes et insolites d’artistes plasticiens, d’écrivains ou de musiciens, toutes générations confondues. Ainsi l’artiste suisse Francis BAUDEVIN connu pour sa peinture abstraite révèle ses talents de DJ tandis que le français Olivier BOSSON nous raconte l’histoire du Granpoucé et que le collectif norvégien AIPOTU part en expédition dans les bas-fond parisiens.RADIO, organisé par trois artistes (Joëlle FLUMET, Jérôme LEUBA, et Laura SOLARI), ainsi que par la maison d’édition DASEIN et le musicien Ludovic POULET, ne ressemble ni à une simple exposition ni à une série de performances. Sans règles ni restrictions, si ce n’est le médium et le goût de ses programmateurs, RADIO est parvenu, avec pourtant très peu de moyens et faisant appel aux bonnes volontés de chacun, à séduire un grand nombre d’artistes, venus progressivement grossir la liste d’origine et faire du projet un mélange détonant du son et de l’image réparti en plusieurs volets:- une diffusion sur Internet ( en temps réel des pièces préenregistrées ou réalisées sur place par les artistes invités et où viendront se glisser, à intervalle régulier, quelques pièces historiques, de dada à nos jours;- une diffusion hertzienne d´une sélection de pièces assurée quotidiennement par la radio FRÉQUENCE PARIS PLURIELLE (106.3) de 14h à 15h;- un espace d’écoute, ouvert au public pendant toute la durée de la programmation, aménagé pour incarner physiquement l’exposition radiophonique et donner à voir ce qu’on écoute en assistant en direct à une trentaine de performances, de lectures et de concerts. Pièce maîtresse et visuelle qui accueillera le tout, une immense grotte précaire sera plantée au milieu de l’atelier (en réalité les bureaux de la maison d’édition DASEIN www.d[...]

  Back   La galerie une a le plaisir de vous inviter, le vendredi 24 juin, au vernissage de son exposition d'été. SHINING STARS UNDER SHINING SUN Francisco Da Mata - Hadrien Dussoix - Thierry Feuz - Fabrizio Giannini - Lori Hersberger - Gauthier Huber - Olivier Mosset - Sebastian Muniz - Till Rabus - Didier Rittener - Daniele Ruggiero - Christian Schoch - Morgane Tschiember - Jo Vanni - Verena Vanoli -Jean-Thomas Vannotti - Carrie Yamaoka - Philippe Zumstein  Vernissage: vendredi 24.06.05 dès 18h30       Galerie Une1 rue des Epancheurs CP-81CH-2012 Auvernier-NeuchâtelPhone +41 (0)32 724 61 60Fax +41 (0)32 724 62 Exposition: 25.06 - 05.08.05Horaire d'été:du mercredi au vendredi15h00 - 19h30samedi 15h00 - 18h30dimanche 15h00 - 18h00   Plug-inContemporary art   subscribe | up-date to unsubscribe click / here  [...]

Play_gallery for still and motion pictures
English version                                                                                Back   Alejandro Vidal A thousand Lonely Suicidescurated by Marco ScotiniPrivate view: Thursday, 15th September 2005, 7pm15th September - 15th October 2005Opening hours: Wed – Sat, 14 – 7pmPlay_gallery for still and motion pictures is proud to present "A Thousand Lonely Suicides", the first Berlin solo exhibition of Alejandro Vidal, an appointment with an exponent of the last Spanish artistic generation.Inquiring about the state of security or the power of fear, Vidal’s work is concerned with the mise-en-scène of violence and politics. Ski masks, urban tribes, hang-outs, punk music and DJ culture, martial arts manuals, performative rituals such as hara kiri, rave and techno scenes are all elements of the video works and photographs of Alejandro Vidal. However, Vidal’s research is not about the representation of violence, it is rather on its deconstruction: a kind of “anatomy” of its representation. In the works of the Spanish artist the image of violence takes possession of the codes that can be found in the mass media, advertisement and films (i.e. icons such as Bruce Lee and Robert De Niro in “The Deer Hunter” are sometimes present). The image in itself is not important, the importance lies in the ideological context and its interpretation.For this exhibition, curated by Marco Scotini, Alejandro Vidal will transform the entire space of Play_gallery: he will move an empty rock stage into the gallery space; a spot-light will be pointing at a trash metal drums, a place where something has already taken place or is about to happen. In the completely black-painted space, Vidal’s installation “A Thousand Lonely Suicides” (2005) recovers the tensions generated by the combination of youth audiences, counter-cultural social conflicts and suicide as a form of release. “In it, the amassed image of the rock concert is re-politicised from an anti-nostalgic perspective, by taking counter-cultural fanaticism towards the sphere of collective resistance and urban guerrilla “ [J.Barriendos]Two big video projections, photographs and light boxes will also be on display. The video, “Conflict, modern pathologies and tactics of disappearance”, will be presented for the first time on this occasion. If in “You can scratch that way without the record falling off” (2004) the punches of an old boxer are alternated with that of a young drummer, in the new video the hand-to-hand combat between two men alternates with one destroying a guitar and one with a jump rope in permanent training. The rhythm of techno music as a soundtrack increases the psychological mechanism of Vidal[...]

CACT Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino
English version Italian version                                                      Back   On Saturday 18 June 2005, at 5:30 p.m., the CACT Centre of contemporary Art in Canton Ticino in Bellinzona will host the inauguration of a thematic exhibition entitled LE VANIT à DELL’ UCCELLO IN GABBIA / THE VANITIES OF THE CAGED BIRD Alex Hanimann, Federica Marangoni, Damir Nikšić, Scott Treleaven The title was inspired by an installation created by Alex Hanimann in 2004 for the Kunsthalle in St. Gallen, comprising an enormous birdcage (made of wooden walls and netting) assembled inside the museum and divided into four communicating sections, each in a colour of its own. The cage contained canaries and other birds that were free to move around as they chose between the various sections, probably encouraged by the visual pleasure they took in the colours. Despite this apparent freedom of movement, though, the birds were unfortunately caged. It was this description that spawned some interesting thinking about society, not just in the present day, and about the freedoms conceded to man in relation to his visions and his own individual identity. Utopias – the hope that our dreams will come true – are included in the universe of the things we can describe as “vanities”. But we are – unfortunately – incapable of going beyond the netting. The work by Alex Hanimann (Switzerland, 1955) presented here is one of the videos (2003_2004) shot in the St. Gallen installation. Federica Marangoni (Italy, 1940) is presenting installation works whose outlines can be traced back to the special relationship between art and architecture, summarised here as a sign in a space. F.M.’s works belong to a larger project on a larger scale with the evocative and/or polemic title of TOLERANCE-IN-TOLERANCE (2002-2005), which derives from the assembly of a hundred images taken from everyday journalist reports and completed by a series of object works with a particularly participatory pertinence to the narrative, such as barbed wire, neon writing, sharp materials like glass and other media that underscore the thematic meaning of the work. By appropriating the more performance-oriented aspects of art, F.M.’s work reflects the artist’s considerable personal expressiveness, advancing in parallel with it. Anatomy of Exodus (2005) is a recent video work by the Chicago-based artist Damir Nikšić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1970). Presented on a flat screen, this video is a reflection on the interpretation of the concept of Orient by the Occident and an evident critique of the false but widespread idea of “Orientalism”. Working against a black cross-hatched background intended to refer to the first attempts made by Eadweard Muybridge to approximate movement, using pioneering photograph[...]

Alberto Sughi "The Drawing and the Image" Arezzo, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
  English  Italian                                                                               Back   Alberto SughiThe Drawing and the Image organised by Giovanni FaccendaArezzo Galleria Comunale d’ArteModerna e Contemporanea14 April - 21 May 2006  The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Arezzo, patronised by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, will be holding a large retrospective exhibition of works by Alberto Sughi, one of the greatest Italian artists from the second half the twentieth century, from April 14 to May 21, 2006. From his first exhibition, with Corrado Cagli and Marcello Muccini at the Il Pincio Gallery in 1954, Rome, to his contributions to the Biennale exhibition in Venice and the Quadriennale in Rome (of which he has also been Chairman), to the large retrospective exhibitions held in various Museums in Italy, Europe and America, his artistic development has always been sustained by public acclaim and by support from the most qualified art critics.  "Alberto Sughi: The Drawing and the Image” gathers together 50 works (all on paper over canvas) deriving from private collections as well as the artist’s own collection.   The exhibition has been organised by the art historian Giovanni Faccenda and sponsored by the Spagnoli Gallery in Florence under the patronage of the Cultural Heritage Office of the city of Arezzo.  The exhibition catalogue (from which the following extracts have been taken)  contains reviews by Giovanni Faccenda, Luigi Cavallo and an interview with the artist by Sergio Zavoli.  Luigi Cavallo: "The artist’s world is dense in hidden plots. In this recent group of works, the canvas is crossed by tremblings and insistences, his brushstrokes emptying and refilling the climate of tension that develops between the figures: the faces of whom are part human, part theatrical mask, in an interpretation that is both classical expression and modern icon. The subjects both offer and hide themselves, withdrawing into their own valves of mystery."  Giovanni Faccenda: "Curiosity makes us wonder how much autobiographical material there is in these works, expressing the texture of reality as the verse of existence. This aspect is marginalised by scenes that are themselves enigmatic, as if sealed in a glass cruet, whose veiled transparency recognizes an implicit refusal of every artifice or substitute. The regular recurrence of the portrayal of symbolic elements (mirror, mask, dog, phone call…) is more obviously intriguing, expressing a dense allegory of intuitions and mysterious premonitions, in which you can just distinguis[...]

Opening: “UMWANDLUNG-Transformation as a creation process”
English                                                                                         Back   We are very pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition: “UMWANDLUNG-Transformation as a creation process”Opening:Sunday 26th March – 6 pmGlogauer Str. 1610999 - BerlinOn occasion of the 4th Berlin BiennaleFrom 23th March until  2nd April  2006Exhibition hours:10 am – 6 pmAfter the 26th March by appointment onlyGetting to Glogauer Str. 16:U-Bahn: Görlitzer Bahnhof - Bus: M29Contact:Erika Babatz p +49 17 0755 3422 - Between 23rd March and 2nd April, a collective exhibition will be shown in the new rooms at Glogauer Str. 16, in Berlin. The exhibition will show 16 works by 16 different artists whose connection is the city of Berlin. Berlin as a city in constant transformation is a reflection of the changes that have taken place in this building. The works on show give different points of view on this idea, on the changes experienced by the artist during the process of creation and the variations shown in the works as a result of this creative process.The exhibition will coincide with the first week-end of the 4th Berlin Biennale. The show will be open all week-end and after the 26th March, visits will be able to be made by appointment only. The purpose of this exhibition is to make an initial presentation of the installations and rooms in the workshops at Glogauer Str. 16, a new space for artistic creation and debate. Around "Umwandlung"O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a King of infinite space.Hamlet, II, 2.The workTo understand creation as a process of transformation and to interpretmetamorphosis in its most varied forms are some of the basic ideas behind the works of these artists.The works being exhibited examine these ideas from different perspectives, from irony to intimacy, from the everyday to the social and public world, including the influence of the mass media. The forms of expression are also varied, art being understood as being a form of expression which has no limits. Metamorphosis can be seen through video, sculpture, installation art, photography and painting. The diversity of these different interpretations and aesthetics come together in vertigo and the illusion of movement.The path towards creation as a personal adventure forces the artist, at the end of each process, to overcome the change itself and to recognise the finality of the work produced. Each inner path that the artist has to discover in a work of art is always a journey towards the unknown. The work is a foo[...]

PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures presents: “Os acasos convenientes” by Javier Peñafiel
English                                                                                          Back   PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures presents:“Os acasos convenientes” by Javier PeñafielPrivate view: Friday, 17th February 2006, 7pm17th February - 13th March 2006Opening hours: Wed – Sat, 2 – 7pm Di que no es verdad There is a multitude of references informing the work of Javier Peñafiel. A work marked by two interrelated moments to be though differentiated: video and drawing. I have been thinking of thousands of ways to explain what causes the apparent crypticism (irritating for some, unfairly personal for others) of the whole of his artistic practice. The first thing that comes up in my mind is a musical experiment between the American Eydie Gorme and the trio Los Panchos. The lyrics of one of their stylistic remakes between cha-cha-cha and bolero start with the velvety voice and an accent difficult to categorize of a woman who addresses us with ease: Con el alma llena de amargura y sin saber qué hacer, He venido aquí con esta duda a escuchar tu voz.Di que no es verdad, lo que murmuran por ahíDi que no es verdad, que es envidia o maldad Bolero always addresses the audience’s personal experience, the frustration of knowing one’s love is not returned. And this is the reason why I have chosen this example to reflect upon the relation Javier Peñafiel’s work sets up with the exterior world. The many characters populating his work constitute a peculiar way of examining the whole spectrum of personal fears. No matter if in his videos or drawings, every single one of them is given rise to –as in Goya episodes - by the need of investigating the possibilities and limits of fantasy. The fantastic element must not be mistaken for a synonym of wonder, though. It is instead a new mental compartment reaching out to what is alien, strange or surprising, as an aim in itself. In his videos, instead of using different alter egos willing to remain in the limbo of the powerful feeling of loneliness they seem possessed by, the artist puts himself in front of the camera. The camera allows him to open a window on the world, even though the world itself hardly appears in the image, perceived as it is as something alien, a threshold that we never saw him cross. The whole of his work is based on the policy of solipsism. The seduction of fiction is a way of drawing attention to the conservative counter-illustration characterising the contemporary intellectual panorama, as well as leaving each one of us dealing with a se[...]

PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures presents: “Re-action” Radek Community
English                                                                                          Back   PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures presents:“Re-action” Radek CommunityA project by Radek Community and Marco Scotini17th January - 11th February 2006Private view: Tuesday, 17th January 2006, 7 pmOpening hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 2 – 7 pm Re-action is the title of the exhibition with which the Moscow group Radek Community comes back to Germany, this time –though– with an extensive solo show at PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures opening on Tuesday, January 17th. On the occasion, a new project –staging a plurality of visual strategies and intervention plans, both originating from a common field of subjects- will be presented. Where can the socialisation processes be set up today? What remains of the experience of the community dissolution? What are the techniques of the current public sphere when all usual links of social belonging fail? Which forms of collective action can be staged after the decline of the belonging to class and people? Which are the mechanisms of inclusion, participation, consensus? How does the social agency work in a condition of generalised market? It is an ideological criticism on what is “common” and –at the same time- the quest for conditions of possibility of the “common” the core of the work of Radek group. Direct descendant of the provocative and politically incorrect actionism of the Moscow art scene of the ‘90s that saw Alexander Brener, Oleg Kulik, Anatoly Osmolovsky and Avdej Ter-Oganyan as charismatic figures of an individualist and aggressive heroism, the group Radek Community has preferred representing its other face, still rebellious, still radical but definitely reversal. Since 1997, Radek Community has defined itself as a group of young artists, cultural activists and musicians that –taking the political activism as a model- develops a mimetic, rhizomatic, performative practice inside the society’s body itself. Known for its participation to Manifesta 4, Prague Biennale 1 and 2, the 50th Venice Biennale or exhibitions such as “Privatisierungen”, “Disobedience”, and “Kollektive Kreativität”, the group has –since its beginnings- characterised itself for staging public forms of collectivity, making use of performative strategies of various kinds. A known action of theirs in 2000 consisted in a march with banners and red flags on the streets of Moscow with which they turned passers-by at crossing into u[...]

PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures / Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger
English                                                                                          Back   PLAY_gallery for still and motion pictures is proud to announce that Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger will be taking part (along with Sylvie Fleury, Fabrice Gygi, Shahryar Nashat and Ugo Rondinone) to the exhibition "Talking about the Real World / Contemporary Swiss Art" at the Chiba City Museum of Art (Japan)17 Dec. 2005 - 26 Feb. 2006. They will present "Internment Area" (2002). The installation Internment Area (2002) also separates the play from the stage. It examines staging as a means of psychotherapy. In the projected film sequence, a 'Therapist' tries to make a youth, Guillaume, recreate typical and problematic situations from his own life on stage in order to resolve conflicts with himself and his surroundings. Guillaume is supported by various characters that embody people from his life or even himself (auxiliary egos) according to his instructions. Internment Area offers insight into the therapeutic methods of Jacob L. Moreno, who recognized the healing potential of his patient's play-acting. They were meant to act their way out of their own dilemmas, to breakout of the routine of ingrained patterns of behavior and thought and, through theatre, experience possible new behaviors. The film by Moser / Schwinger tells the story of a therapy session that is not a one-to-one historical account but that certainly could be, when compared to the records of actual therapeutic sessions. As the sequence unfolds, an image of a boy emerges who lacks family support and has been thrown back on himself. He is forced to seek escape in a fantasized reality that is tailored entirely to his immediate needs so that the importance of his (real) environment fades into the background. The film opens with Guillaume on stage, sitting on a mattress. We hear the 'Therapist' giving him advice from the wings on how he might develop a scene with the help of the stage. In the film, however, the location cannot immediately be identified as a stage, and Guillaume seems to be rather disinterested, so that the 'Therapist's' words appear to be directed not only at him but especially at the viewers of the film for whom the monumental stage is the dominant object in the exhibition space. The stage stands as a site outside of reality, where actions are no longer determined by conventional rules. Anything positioned on stage can become reality and new realities can be put to[...]

AP4-ART opening: Fabrizio Giannini and Julia Kälin exihibition.
English                                                                                    Back   AP4-ART is glad  to invite you  at the opening of Fabrizio Giannini and Julia Kälin exihibition. Opening Saturday December 3, 2005, 17h-22h3 December 2005 - 28 January 2006  Fabrizio Giannini (Lugano, 1964) known for his works on the logotypes of some  important  commercial companies, logotypes that he has recomposed by making use of the critical texts against the companies themselves, more recently is interested in  the hackers phenomenon and computer viruses. Through his pictures, he compares two distinct realities: the reality of the poor countries where viruses and wars  act pitilessly on the human body and the western reality where computer viruses and the war among rival hackers seem to be rather the whims of a privileged class, which however hold the power to affect the economical and social destiny of the world. Julia Kälin (Aarau, 1977)  with her videos, drawings and oozing installations presents an exploded and tortured body in constant strength relation with  the nature, the food, the town and the others. A real permeable membrane, the body described by Kälin acts as a filter between the interior and the exterior, the individual and the world. The artist builds her works predominantly with organic perishable substance to evoke the roughness and temporariness of a body on which the spectator can show his or her own  personal experiences.  Julia Kälin, Drawing, Ink  on Paper, 200x150 cm , 2005     AP4-ARTRue du Tir 1CH-1204 Genevap +41 (0)22 3216741M +41 (0)79 Press release: Pdf     Plug-inContemporary art     subscribe | up-date                                                  to unsubscribe click / here    [...]

CACT Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino: The definitions of the invisible 1
English  Italian                                                                            Back   On Saturday 19 November 2005, at 5-30 pm, the CACT Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino in Bellinzona will host the opening of the thematic show LE DEFINIZIONI DELL’INVISIBILE 1 / THE DEFINITIONS OF THE INVISIBLE 1 Maurizio Anzeri, Daniel Bolliger, Andrea Crosa, Gianluca Monnier The aim of the curator of the show is to investigate within the current artistic production certain themes in relation to the languages the authors use. During the 90s the main target was to create and strengthen the concept of international globalization very much supported by the art market. After the political changes occurred in the last few years, artist’s search tends to go back to more individual and intimate values leading to universal themes around the mankind. Inside this universe of communicational excess, the authors point out the importance of the human being related to his paradoxes. Their political and social involvement about important themes had inspired the title of this exhibition, for which the artists try to make visible the invisible, inner and intimate visions through new languages. While the society is more and more concentrating around banality and escape, the exhibition tries to make us have an “other” vision of life that we forgot or completely removed from our consciousness. To define the invisible is among the strongest ambitions of human being. The works of British artist Maurizio Anzeri (1969) forms a sort of hybridization between certain media and languages; the use of specific materials like the hair for the realisation of the two exhibited works has to be strongly linked to the final result. Little Black Dress (2002) and Strait Jacket (2004) are two clothes sewed together with the dead part of our body (the hair). With this material M.A., acting sarcastically, invents an evening dress, a playful “seduction medium” with the concept of death suggested by the material he uses (a sort of useless social game), while the theme of the human identity – the dress – developed with Strait Jacket reminds us back to the idea of cerebral death. For his video works Daniel Bolliger (1976) does not want to use real screen plays. With them the artist refers to intimate perceptions of the human being: his work clearly shows references to the tradition of painting, going from the more recent video clip, to documentary, as well as to the performing aspects of contemp[...]

AP4-ART / a+mbookstore
English Italian                                                                                    Back   AP4-ART gallery is pleased to  invite you to: Artissima 12The international art fair of contemporary art in Turin.11. - 13. November 2005We will be presenting works by:Maura BanfoDonatella BernardiAgnieska Brzezanska Silvia BuonviciniDavide CascioFabrizio GianniniSwetlana HegerSeamus KealyDonatella Spaziani Attila Szucs Etienne Zack  AP4-ARTRue du Tir 1CH-1204 Genevap +41 (0)22 3216741M +41 (0)79 4098934www.ap4-art.comwww.artissima.itLingotto Fiere Via Nizza 280 - 10126 Turin     a+mbookstoreContemporary Art  Opening thursday November 17 at 6:00 p.m17.  -  29. November 2005 Fabrizio Giannini   a+mbookstoreContemporary ArtVia Tadino, 3020124 MilanoItalyp +39 02 29527729f +39 02      Plug-inContemporary art     subscribe | up-date                                                  to unsubscribe click / here    [...]

Opening: I Sotterranei dell'Arte - Involucro
English version Italian version                                                              Back   I  SOTTERRANEI  DELL’ARTEANTICO MONASTERO DELLE AGOSTINIANE  -  MONTE CARASSOInvolucroFabrizio GianniniJulia KälinJean-Luc Verna Opening saturday september 10 at 6:00 p.m11 september - 9 october 2005Glorified, twisted, perfected and marketed, the human body has nowadays become a flexible and a malleable horizon. Considered for centuries and in various cultures as the simple biological shell capable of hosting living identities, the body can be optimized or corrupted. Although the present philosophical and scientific evolution, it  will remain, in the collective imaginary, as the perishable element of the pair, soul and body. From the anatomical studies performed in the Renaissance to the heroic deformations of the mannerism and the baroque up to the radical performance of the seventies, the artists have known how to explore the body beyond taboos and preconceptions.Nowadays the advertising production and the Hollywood cinema praise the body without the obligation to return it the honour multiplying, at the same time, the references according to the trade rules. In this maze of portrayals Involucro explores three horizons of performance of the body trough the art works of two Swiss artists and a French one. Fabrizio Giannini (Lugano, 1964) known for his works on the logotypes of some  important  commercial companies, logotypes that he has recomposed by making use of the critical texts against the companies themselves, more recently is interested in  the hackers phenomenon and computer viruses. Through his pictures, he compares two distinct realities: the reality of the poor countries where viruses and wars  act pitilessly on the human body and the western reality where computer viruses and the war among rival hackers seem to be rather the whims of a privileged class, which however hold the power to affect the economical and social destiny of the world. Julia Kälin (Aarau, 1977)  with her videos and oozing installations presents an exploded and tortured body in constant strength relation with  the nature, the food, the town and the others. A real permeable membrane, the body described by Kälin acts as a filter between the interior and the exterior, the individual and the world. The artist builds her works predominantly with organic perishable substance to evoke the roughness and temporariness of a body on which the spectator can sho[...]

The new issue of -temporale- number 66-67, has just been released
                                                                                           Back   The new issue of "temporale", number 66-67, has just been released. This magazine is the instrument that Studio Dabbeni utilises to promote its activities. With this issue the periodical's graphic look has been completely redesigned, confiding in the expertise of Tommaso Garner for the design and layout. The new approach maintains the customary subdivision of the magazine into two parts, proposing a first part linked to the gallery– focusing on the artists-protagonists of recent exhibitions–and a second part dedicated to Patrick Tuttofuoco, Olivo Barbieri, Carol Rama, Vangelis Vlahos and Yang Fudong. "It!s only a matter of time" was the title of the personal exhibition by the American artist Ian Tweedy, and the magazine opens by re-proposing an image of a Wall Drawing that was realised for the occasion on the wall that faces the external window of the gallery space. Additionally, five large sheets of paper on which the artist drew five positions in a sequence of a first-aid intervention are presented. Finally, a series of clothbound old book covers that Tweedy painted on, in an attempt to create a personal history for himself, are represented. A reflection upon the role of the artist!s studio, and on how it can constitute the "space", the "scene" and the "subject" for the photographer, around which his research revolves, is at the centre of the complex research by the English photographer John Hilliard that he elaborates on his text entitled "Studio as Site, Set and Subject". An intense portrait of an artist emerges in Joanna Littlejohns! interview with Stuart Arends, an American artist (born in Iowa in 1950, he lives and works in the desert in New Mexico) to whom the gallery will dedicate his first personal exhibition in June 2008. Patrick Tuttofuoco opens the second part of this issue. This eclectic artist gives a 360° description of his work, describing his extraordinary trav[...]

Fine Arts Unternehmen is proud to announce the publishing of the latest The Book By issue
        Fine Arts Unternehmen is proud to announce the publishing of the latest The Book By issue   A curtain, the falling of a black tide, slowly frees pages of a diary, the voice of past events, history of stories, scars. Pieces of wreckage, in the meantime, emerge from the tide, shreds of other accounts, individual and collective memories, of a place. Everywhere, the bridge. Nothing else, no one else, on the other side of the bridge. An obsession, a cadence of geometric perfection, silent relentless impassibility. Pyramid – monument to memory that hints at the suffocating disquiet of someone absent: abstract, in-expressive drawing – of an absence... Who is missing? Who has made the jump?       Reveal more and order             [...]

Alex Katz, Opening Saturday December 8, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
English                                                                                     Back   Alex Katz Opening Saturday December 8, 2007 at 6 pm Exhibition in Zuoz    11 December  2007 – 9 February,  2008 Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 3 - 7 pm Monica De Cardenas is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Alex Katz in Switzerland. It will be on view in the new gallery in Zuoz near St.Moritz from December 11, 2007 to February 9, 2008. It will feature the two big panorama paintings “Summer Seven” from 1993 and “Dark Green” from 1997, as well as new portraits and drawings. Until now in Switzerland Alex Katz’s work has been  seen only in the cult exhibition  “Birth of the Cool” curated by Bice Curiger at Kunsthaus Zürich in 1997.   American artist Alex Katz is one of the leading figurative painters of our time. Since the 1960s he has developed a highly innovative realist style unlike any of his contemporaries. His landscapes and figures excel in their simplicity of line, form and colour. His brushwork is light and confident, the compositions subtle and simple, the dimensions majestic. Katz creates powerful images. With his huge canvases, selective palette and two-dimensional surfaces he creates paintings that have both realistic and abstract elements and refuse to allow them selves to be pigeonholed.   Alex Katz creates an essential, intense figuration, which thanks to his attention to mass media, cartoons and photography, is today particularly close to the sensitivity of much younger artists. Having appeared on the American artistic scene at the end of the ‘50s , the years of Abstract Expressionism, and being a contemporary[...]

CACT – Centre of Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino at Bellinzona and the CACC – Centre of Contemporary Art at Chiasso
English   Italian                                                                             Back   Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends and Supporters of the CACT, Dear Public, marking the occasion of the merger between the CACT – Centre of Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino at Bellinzona and the CACC – Centre of Contemporary Art at Chiasso, a press conference has been called, to which you are all most warmly invited. It will take place on WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2009 at 11.00 a.m. at the CACT Chiasso Via Dante Alighieri 10 6830 Chiasso 3 The conference will be followed by refreshments. For further logistical information, please call +41 (0)91 825 40 85 (CACT Bellinzona) or +41 (0)76 446 52 63 (Silvano Repetto) and/or +41 (0)79 552 50 05 (Mario Casanova). We would like you to know that we shall be honoured to welcome you and are pleased to take this opportunity to send you our very best wishes. Mario Casanova + Silvano Repetto PRESS RELEASE Marking this, the fifteenth, anniversary of its foundation, we are pleased to inform you that the CACT – Centre of Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino will be starting to expand in 2010, putting an operational merger between its Bellinzona venue and the CACC – Centre of Contemporary Art at Chiasso, created and directed by Silvano Repetto, into place with immediate effect. The total surface area available for exhibitions in the two venues (Bellinzona and Chiasso) will be more than 600 m2, whose use will be planned by a joint management. Mario Casanova and Silvano Repetto –[...]

PRIMOPIANO PRESENTS David Hockney - Friends and Places
demosmobilia vintage design furniture from the '30s to the '80s - new arrival English                                                                                      Back   PRIMOPIANO PRESENTS David Hockney: Friends & Places Diego Cassina and Marco Frignati will present David Hockney: Friends & Places, an exhibition of works on paper and photographs by the celebrated British artist and curated by Charlie Scheips, at their space Primopiano in Lugano, Switzerland opening November 28 through January 31, by appointment 0919212075 or 0794442111. The exhibition features drawings, photographs and prints of such Hockney intimates such as curator Henry Geldzahler, art dealer Nicholas Wilder, writer Brooke (Hopper) Hayward, photographer Cecil Beaton, textile designer Celia Birtwell, and other long time friends and assistants such as Mo McDermott, Gregory Evans and Charlie Scheips. The exhibition also features Hockney’s 1973 The Student: Homage to Picasso, which features a self-portrait of the nude Hockney seated across table from his artistic idol Picasso. Other highlights include a rare 1986 Polaroid photocollage of curator Scheips and his partner Thomas Graf seated on Hockney’s terrace in the Hollywood Hills; two etchings from the artist’s well known Grimm’s Fairytales series; and a tour de force portrait from 1969 of photographer Cecil Beaton. A celebrated photograph by Beaton of Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott in front of Hockney large acrylic double portrait of them as well as contact sheets from that sitting are also featured in the exhibition. As component to David Hockney: Friends & Places, Primopiano will also feature a continuous screening of Jack Hazan’s famous 1975 film on Hockney "A Bigger Splash." Cri[...]

Art 39 Basel takes place June 4 – 8, 2008.
English                                                                                           Back   Art 39 Basel takes place June 4 – 8, 2008. Art Film The Stadtkino Basel again features a varied program of films by and about artists during this year’s edition of Art Basel. Art Film will be starting earlier than before, on Sunday, June 1, with the world premiere of Chiara Clemente’s film portrait of five New York-based women artists. Further highlights include an evening featuring a film by Lawrence Weiner, English artist Isaac Julien’s film Derek (an homage to the legendary artist/filmmaker Derek Jarman), and the screening of a classic of experimental cinema, Traité de Bave et d’Éternité, made in 1951 by Lettrism founder Isidore Isou. Art Film is curated by film scholar Marc Glöde (Berlin). This Brunner, a collector with profound knowledge of the international film scene, and artist John Armleder will also be staging evenings with special guests. Art Basel was the first art fair to create an independent platform for the film medium. Since 1999 a wide-ranging program of films by and about artists has regularly been presented in the ideal conditions of the Stadtkino Basel (Steinenberg 7, entrance via the garden of the Kunsthalle). The screenings spotlight films by both internationally renowned artists and young talents, undiscovered until now by the public. Art Film is curated by Marc Glöde (Monday, June 2; Wednesday, June 4 through Friday,[...]

Finissage “Let’s call the whole thing off”
English  Italian                                                                                     Back   i2a istituto internazionale di architettura in Vico Morcote Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 8.30 pm will take place the finissage of the installation “Let’s call the whole thing off“ by the artist Fabrizio Giannini, the latest in the series of public events “positions in space”. On this occasion, Laura Solari and Stéphane Robert of edizioni dasein (Paris/Lugano) will hold a conference entitled “position in (social) space”: a true itinerary between books and art. The cycle of “positions” has, so far, also presented excursus on publishing, graphic design and its incursions into architecture and art – almost a “series within the series”: first with the architect Francesco Buzzi (“position” 5) and then with the artists Matteo Terzaghi and Marco Zürcher (“position” 12). Laura Solari and Stéphane Robert will talk of the evolution of their artistic/editorial activity by showing a selection of printed works, including those produced with Fabrizio Giannini. They will be illustrating how their approach fits into a highly structured and decisive space that is the “social space”. To publish means to question oneself on aspects which, normally, according to dasein, are concealed: issues of circulation and distribution, the specific relationship with the edited objects and, above all, the relationship between the soc[...]