SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND
16 December 2016 at 18:00, at the House of Music, curators Eva Comuzzi and Orietta Masin open the twelfth edition of the Contemporary Art Festival of Cervignano del Friuli.
For this exhibition the curators have selected my installation Flower of Freedom, created in 2012.
About the work: “Immaginate un presepe come lo farebbe un bambino che ha appena guardato un telegiornale. C’è tutto quello che sconvolge i grandi, la guerra, la catastrofe ecologica, i drammi umani, con i colori dell’industria d’intrattenimento. La logica del gioco è quasi la stessa quando regola le avventure al parco o la borsa dei valori. I bambini però hanno prospettive straordinarie e vedono storie diverse nella Storia. Per un momento le proporzioni così rimpicciolite e domestiche rendono tutto plausibile e anodino, ma la psiche collettiva si riflette distorta e dolorante. Da qualche parte c’è un fiore di plastica dentro una bolla di vetro, e un viso di carne che lo guarda.”
Shine on you crazy diamond, – reference to the song dedicated by Pink Floyd to Syd Barrett, who left the group because of his mental derailments – investigates the theme of movement and the kind of lunacy related to it. Specifically, it tries to open a window on whether the concept of neurosis has changed and how it is spreading rapidly in this era characterized by continuous displacement, insecurity and fear fed under those forms, seemingly protective, named as control and prevention.
The exhibition present the works of Anna Capolupo, Elena Del Fabbro, Andrea Dojmi, Sabino Donda, Pierpaolo Febbo, Fenghi Luca, Alessandro Fogar, Richard Coats, Emma Grace, Egle Oddo, Domenico Mangano, Corinne Mazzoli, Dario Molinaro, Federica Partinico Daniele Pezzi Ettore Pinelli, Moira Ricci, rara.mentegruppo, Raffaele Santillo, Lucia Veronesi, Mario Vignando.
As in previous editions the concept involves a cross-disciplinary approach. The showcase offers a cultural path that unfolds mainly in the streets and squares of Cervignano del Friuli, involving some of its most representative places: the House of Music, the church of St. Jerome, the former furniture factory Bertoni (today Gallery Bertoni) already home to diverse cultural initiatives and fine example of reuse of abandoned spaces, the square of St. Jerome; the show extends its display in Udine at the gallery of Contemporary Art of Palazzo Marcotti Chiozza in Campolongo Tapogliano and at the Theatre Palamostre.
The project is promoted by ARCI Cervignano with the support and patronage of the Municipality of Cervignano del Friuli, by the Municipality of Campolongo Tapogliano, and the Bank of Cividale. It was developed in collaboration with the Department of Culture of Cervignano del Friuli, Department of Culture of Campolongo Tapogliano. Thanks to: CSS – Theatre of Innovation in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Vivacomix, Public Library Giuseppe Zigaina, House of Music, Proloco Cervignano, Parish San Michele, cultural Association of Porto Benandanti, and Qudu books.
3ème Biennale Internationale de l’Art Contemporain Casablanca
Curator of European section Cristina Ghetti has invited artists Egle Oddo and Timo Tuhkanen to show their recent research with Ark of Seeds project. The duo exhibits a video installation, a photo installation and a performance.
Venue of exhibition: Ex-Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur, Parc de la Ligue Arabe, 20000 Casablanca, Morocco.
Days of exhibition: from 14.10. to 23.10.2016.
Mostapha Romli, Secrétaire Général de la Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, writes about 2016 edition: “This year exhibition is titled We, the People. Indeed, the world is transformed by individual acts put together: investments of economic actors, opinions of the intelligentsia influencing political leaders, and especially the succession of individual actions that might be considered trivial but, summed, become major. From America, Asia, Africa and Europe, the commissioners of Casablanca Biennial invited committed artists to urge us to bring our dreams into action.”
Casablanca Biennale has been initiated in 2012, after the Arab Spring, to renew bridges between different cultural regions in a climate of global change, and to mediate between tradition and progressive thinking.
Partners of event:
Fondation Maroc Premium, Ministry of Culture Morocco, The Oriental Agency.