Programma 2015/2016

November 2015 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 upcoming / autumn 2016

La seconda edizione della rassegna artistica e culturale diffusa, permea 12 territori del Friuli Venezia Giulia, del Veneto e dell’Istria, con una forte componente internazionale: coinvolgerà contributors provenienti da 39 paesi del mondo, per promuovere una riflessione trasversale e congiunta sul comune passato delle guerre mondiali, con lo scopo di indagare quei nessi che sussistono tra il primo conflitto mondiale e il nostro quotidiano, tra il nostro passato di guerra e il modo in cui oggi percepiamo il mondo. Affioreranno diverse chiavi di lettura, che si legano a vicende storiche complesse che pongono ancora l’interrogativo sull’esperienza umana del primo conflitto mondiale, ad oggi non del tutto scandagliata, ma talmente potente nella sua tragicità, da valicare la misura della vita di chi l’ha fronteggiata direttamente, trasmettendosi anche dopo la morte dell’individuo, forte al punto da plasmare l’identità culturale di generazione in generazione. / B#Side War Vol.II

November 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 / London (United Kingdom)

Royal Holloway University, SIS – British Society for Italian Studies & Italian Cultural Institute in London

Lancio e preview della rassegna artistica e dei progetti site-specific 2015/2016 presentazione e discussione con la comunità scientifica internazionale sulle linee di ricerca.

March 2016

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 / Giavera del Montello (Italy)

2:30 pm / Theatre of Villa Wassermann, Via della Vittoria 180

For the round of conferences Revealing the conflict / Representing the war – War, curatorship and museum experience: Experiencing a new museum the Role of The Territory in Planning Museum Experiences / How to Involve New Generations in the Museum and to Connect Past and Present.

Revealing the conflict / Representing the war.pdf
Experiencing a new museum (it).pdf

PANELISTS Pierluigi Sanzovo – creator and curator of the Museo Emotivo della Grande Guerra (Giavera del Montello/Italia); Robert H. Thomson – creator of the project The World Remembers (Toronto/Canada); Giuliana Boscheri – coordinator of the Museo della Marmolada Grande Guerra (Rocca del Pietore/Italia); Robyn Van Dyk – Head of the Australian War Memorial’s Research Centre (Canberra/Australia); Jason Larkin – creator of the Past Perfect Project (United Kingdom/Egypt/Israel). Concluding remarks thanks to Professor Antonella Pocecco (University of Udine – Italy). Following the conference, exclusively for the participants: Tour to the British Cemetery in Giavera del Montello, guided by Pierluigi Sanzovo.

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 / Trieste (Italy)

6:30 pm / Altrove Gallery, Piazzetta Tor Cucherna 8 / 17.03.2016 – 31.03.2016

Vernissage of the exhibition of contemporary art Perspective on war International Contemporary Artists Revealing War Perspectival Deceptions.

The exhibition will be open from 17th to 31st march 2016: Thursday and Friday, from 4:30PM to 7:30PM, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Closed Sunday, March 27 (Easter).

Perspective on war brochure (it).pdf
Perspective on war.pdf

ARTWORKS BY Denis Van Baren, Gordon Belray, Zemir Velatovac, Andranik Aroutiounian, Marco Dalbosco, Mattia Cesaria and Elena Rucli.

Perspective is a spatial element, sensitive and perceptive, which may become a metaphorical and symbolic one: it emerges as a central issue in the diaries of writers and soldiers at the front during the First World War, from whose memoirs we can identify the experience of many types of perspectival deception. The combatants were forced into a physical condition made of distorted visions: starting from the visual field constriction given by gunsights and embrasures, up to the optical illusion of distance and to the altered perception of the sensitive objects of both the conflict (the enemy, trenches and battlefields, the national representation) and the ‘internal objects’ (emotions, particularly concerning the image of one’s childhood and places of origin). Illusory sensitive perspectives, translated into distorted metaphorical and conceptual perspectives, reached a stronger illusory vision, hence the one that wants the deception of the ‘Blitzkrieg’. The heart of the exhibition is the narration of the multiple optical deceptions of the war, through the work of contemporary artists.

Friday, March 18th, 2016 / Piran (Slovenija)

5:30 pm / Museum House Tartini, Kajuh 12 / 18.03.2016 – 03.04.2016

Vernissage of the exhibition of contemporary art sine linea International Contemporary Artists in Comparison with the Demarcation Lines of the War.

The exhibition will be open from 18th March to 3rd April 2016: from Tuesday through Sunday, from 11.00AM to 12.00AN and from 5.00PM to 6.00PM, or upon request.

Sine Linea brochure (it).pdf
Sine Linea (si).pdf
Sine Linea (en).pdf

Artworks by Zemir Velatovac, Denis Van Baren, Jane Glynn, Sandro Pellarin and Silvia Lepore, Daria Baiocchi, and an exclusive site-specific work by Pete Treglown.

The boundary line, as well as the trench line, was created, moved, destroyed and rebuilt continuously by men during the First World War. Since the first world conflict, the “dividing line” has been set as a key element of our daily life – as a spatial, sensitive and perceptive element, but also as a metaphorical and symbolic one. The line is, therefore, a word, a symbol and an object of great power: its semantics (both today and yesterday, in the social sphere as well as in the battlefield) distinguishes men and nationality, placing them in opposition or in alliance, in proximity or at distance. On the basis of the perceptual dichotomy that wants the polarity between the well demarcated line/the not well defined line, international contemporary artists explore how the line could be symbol, tool and object itself in the landscape of our contemporary culture. Moreover, they investigate how nowadays cultural bedrock derives from the Great War: a period when the trenches represented lines for which millions of people have fought and lost their lives. In exhibition, artworks by: Zemir Velatovac, Denis Van Baren, Jane Glynn, Sandro Pellarin and Silvia Lepore, Daria Baiocchi, and an exclusive site-specific work by Pete Treglown.

Special concert for the opening of sine linea Luca N. Stradivari plays “The King is Dead”, adaptation for piano of the composition for orchestra on the Great War themes (Friday, March 18th, 2016 – 18.30, Museum House Tartini, in Tartinijev Trg No. 6330).

Heir of the family that contributed to increase Italy’s prestige all over the world and made the lutherie of Cremona an UNESCO World Heritage, Luca N. Stradivari is an enfant prodige of classical music, poli-instrumentalist and composer. When he was 20 years-old, he graduated from the Conservatory of Nottingham (England) and he then performed his compositions with the orchestras of Salò, Cremona and Singapore. He won twice the honourable mention in the world contest “Ottorino Respighi” organised by the Chamber Orchestra of New York, with two string quintets.
In occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition SINE LINEA, Luca N. Stradivari will play the adaptation of his composition for orchestra “The King Is Dead” on the theme of the Great War. Within the three movements of the composition, the composer will indicate a sense of incomprehension for what Leo Tolstoj defined as “the most adverse thing for human reason” and will bring reference to one of the most important themes in music: the Absurd.
The concert, whose texture can be associated to avantgarde, has the power to describe the Great War as one of the first “sound” wars, in which the sound spectres of the battle and of civil life changed deafeningly (as the first grenade-shock recoveries demonstrate) and affected dramatically the future of Music. After Europe’s death in the mud, not even music could be the same as it was before.

Sunday, March 20th, 2016 / Fogliano Redipuglia (Italy)

11:00 am / Municipal Library of the City, Via Madonnina 4

Concert and talk open to the public with Luca N. Stradivari, who meets the public and recounts his work as a composer on the Great War themes.

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 / Koper (Slovenija)

2:00 pm / Primorska University - Faculty of Humanities / Department of History

For a critical edition of the Mario Puccini‘s diary Academic Panel in collaboration with Professor Jože Pirjevec, Petra Kavrečič, Borut Klabjan e Dragica Čeč.

La Grande Guerra di Mario Puccini (it).pdf

April 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016 / Pordenone (Italy)

5:00 pm / Palazzo Pera (sala Stampa), Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi 8

Presentation of the research project on the diary of Mario Puccini. For an edition of Dal Carso al Piave / The Great War of Mario Puccini, literary man and officer in World War I.

La Grande Guerra di Mario Puccini (it).pdf
La Grande Guerra di Mario Puccini, Pordenone (it).pdf

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 / Casarsa della Delizia (Italy)

6:00 pm / Council Chamber of the former Town hall, Piazza IV Novembre 23 / 2.04.2016 – 01.05.2016

Opening of the exhibition of contemporary art Eastern front/Eastern meridian / The rise of a World War, the reconstruction of a new world. International Contemporary artists confronted with the legacies of the Eastern Front.

The exhibition will be open from April 2 to May 1, 2016, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2.00PM to 8.00PM.

Eastern front/Eastern meridian brochure.pdf

Artworks by Massimiliano Boschini, Sean Burn, Mircea Ciutu, Costanza Materassi, Mel Nemeth, Alkiste Papadopoulou, Andreea Rus, Marius Strolia, Maruša Štibelj, Agata Szymanek Giuditta R.

Eleven international artists portray the experience of eleven different countries connected during the First World War from the Eastern Front line in the direction of the meridian, from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans: territories devastated by the utter domination of the Austria-Hungarian Empire and subjugated by Russia and the Western Empires.
The narrative will be told through the eyes of some exponents with an atavistic strength: dreams, ghosts, childhood, identity and oppression will be the main subjects of the paintings, of the art installation and of the sound art.In the heart of this artistic path there are the historical events that took place in the artists’ homeland as well as their deepest and most personal reflections. The serial repetition of the violence and of the sempiternal conflict emerge from the colour intensity, from the agitated and tormented brushstroke and from the wide dimension of the canvas paintings, that are purposely left without a frame to carve the walls as if they were petroglyphs. The result is a choir fresco, a path of deconstruction and reconstruction of the human experience during the First World War.

Friday, April 8th, 2016 / Udine (Italy)

10:00 am / University of Udine – Department of Arts and Humanities / Master’s Degree in Contemporary Italian Literature

Presentation of the research project on Mario Puccini’s diary – Lectio magistralis For a critical edition of “Dal Carso al Piave” / Mario Puccini’s Great War – literary man and officer in World War I.

La Grande Guerra di Mario Puccini (it).pdf

In cooperation with Professor Ilvano Caliaro

Friday, April 8th, 2016 / Gorizia (Italy)

2:00 pm / University of Udine – DAMS / Department of Arts and Humanities / Master’s Degree in Disciplines of the Arts

Presentation of the research project on Mario Puccini’s diary – Lectio magistralis For a critical edition of “Dal Carso al Piave” / Mario Puccini’s Great War – literary man and officer in World War I.

La Grande Guerra di Mario Puccini (it).pdf

In cooperation with Professor Ilvano Caliaro

Friday, April 8th, 2016 / Fogliano Redipuglia (Italy)

6:00 pm / Town library, Via Madonnina 4 / 8.04.2016 – 29.04.2016

Opening of the exhibition of contemporary art What we left behind in Russia Russian contemporary artists in comparison with the legacies of the Great War.

The exhibition will be open from the 8 to 29 April 2016, Monday and Wednesday from 4.00PM to 7.00PM, Thursday and Friday from 9.30AM to 12.30AM. Closed April 25.

What we left behind in Russia brochure (it).pdf

Works Yulia Kopr and Natalia Tikhonova (Russia), Lena Lapschina (Austria).

Through the eyes of three contemporary and internationally renowned female artists, an investigation of the legacies of the Great War through a palette made of vibrant, bloody and aggressive reds, foggy and funeral grey, dark and grim mourning colors. The descriptive language of color, dark and light, goes with sentences from Sof’ja Zacharovna Fedorčenko’s “Narod na vojne” (1917), raising the question of what is the today perception of that war. The human mind reworks the past tragedy, transforming it, and opening, with the time, new scenarios and thoughts, and telling of a death still unexplained, which appears in its absurd abundance in places of memory (memorials, ossuaries, crosses, solitary headstones). Although people come together to “celebrate” the anniversary of a war their grandfathers fought a century ago, and swear that such events must not happen again in the age of social media, what do we really learn from the History?

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 / Gradisca d’Isonzo (Italy)

4:00 pm / Council Hall, Comune di Gradisca d’Isonzo, Via Marziano Ciotti 49

Conference of the cycle revealing the conflict / Representing the war – War, curatorship and museum experience: The human in the museum How to put the visitor at the centre of the museum / how to explore the “B sides” of the conflicts and to preserve collective memory while transmitting humanity.

Revealing the conflict / Representing the war.pdf

Panelists Željko Cimprič (Kobariški Muzej, Kobarid / Slovenia), Maria Cristina Scalet (Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto, Vittorio Veneto / Italy), Jonathan Casey (National WW1 Museum at Liberty Memorial & Edward Jones Research Center, Kansas City / U.S.A.): Piet Chielens (In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper / Belgium), Edith Desrousseaux de Medrano (Memorial de Verdun, Verdun / France).

Concluding remarks thanks to Professor Gustavo Corni (University of Trento / Italy), and final debate. Following the conference, exclusively for the participants: visit to Galleria Regionale d’Arte Contemporanea Spazzapan.

Friday, April 15th, 2016 / Codroipo (Italy)

5:30 pm / Villa Manin, Passariano (in Barchessa di Levante) / 15.04.2016 – 15.05.2016

Opening of the exhibition Invisible boundary Carsic landscapes and the legacy of the World Wars. The exhibition has been realised in collaboration with the Gallery A Plus (Venice).

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The exhibition will be open from from Friday, April 15th to Sunday, May 15th – Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

Fronte Invisibile brochure (it).pdf
Fronte Invisibile (it).pdf

Photographic and installative artworks by Silvia Mariotti.

Throughout photographs and installations, Silvia Mariotti investigates the natural landscapes of the Carso uplands, their shapes as well as the historical events that took place there during the First World War. This is a research that reopens interrogatives. It explicates itself thanks to the mysterious snapshots and the powerful contrasts taken by the artist in order to reflect on the role that those spaces play nowadays in the memory of the events, as a symbol of a laminated and painful history made up even of reconsiderations and manipulations. Those spaces are able to let the tragedy visible: a tragedy which makes the experience of the world conflicts incommunicable, impalpable yet present. Silent witnesses of a great suffering, natural elements catalyse the enigma, as well as the trauma that still lingers as an atmosphere on the uplands, covering our past in a sublime dimension of disquieting darkness.

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 / Izola (Slovenija)

5:00 pm / Palazzo Manzioli, Manziolijeva Palača / 16.04.2016 – 05.05.2016

Sine Linea reenactment International Contemporary Artists in Comparison with the Demarcation Lines of the ‘900 conflicts.

The exhibition will be open from 16th to 28rd April 2016.

Artworks by Pete Treglown, Daria Baiocchi, Zemir Velatovac, Denis Van Baren, Elena Rucli, Gordon Belray, Andranik Aroutiounian

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 / Codroipo (Italy)

5:00 pm / Villa Manin, Passariano (in Barchessa di Levante)

Presentation of the research project on the diary of Mario Puccini For an edition of “Davanti a Trieste” / The Great War of Mario Puccini, literary man and officer in World War I.

La Grande Guerra di Mario Puccini (it).pdf
Conference Villa Manin (it).pdf

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 / Codroipo (Italy)

4:00 pm / Villa Manin di Passariano (Conference Room), Piazza Manin 1

Conference of the cycle revealing the conflict / Representing the war – War, curatorship and museum experience: New generations of curators and visitors Innovative curatorial experiences / how to create participative and involving museum contents on the topics of war and memory.

Nuove generazioni di curatori e di fruitori (it).pdf

Panelists Nicola Lees (Serpentine Gallery, London / Great Britain), Miha Colner (Center of Contemporary Photography, Vienna / Austria and Ljubljana / Slovenia), Pierluigi Sanzovo (Emotional Museum of the Great War, Montello / Italy), Livio Karrer and Michelangela of Giacomo (M9 Museum, Venice / Italy), Roberta Tassi (Kigali Memorial Center Museum, Kigali / Rwanda).

Closing reflections by the Dr. Elisa Mandelli (Università Ca’ Foscari).

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 / Gorizia (Italy)

2:30 pm / University of Udine - Department of Communication Sciences / Master Degree in Public Relations

Communicating the war / communicating memory ideas from the research that produced the multilingual book “Essere corpo” (collection of essays on the role of the body in the First World War).

Academic seminar in collaboration with Professor Antonella Pocecco.

May 2016

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 / Venezia (Italy)

6:00 pm / Zattere Cultural Flow Zone, Dorsoduro 1392 / 12.05.2016 – 05.06.2016

Inauguration of the exhibition of contemporary art Kinds of monument / International contemporary artists in comparison with the idea of monument.

Talk with the artist Juan Alberto Negroni the artist presents his artwork between Portorico and the US.

The exhibition will be open 12 May to 5 June 2016.

Kinds of monument (en).pdf
Kinds of monument brochure (en).pdf

Opere di Juan Alberto Negroni, Cai-Guo-Qiang, Ciprian Homodorean, Joshua Cesa, Riccardo Tosetto, Alberto Burri, Louis Camnitzer, Cristian Boltanski, Klaus Pinter, Robert Smithson, Bernd Transberger, Ambroise Tézenas, Pete Treglown.

Friday, May 13th, 2016 / Gorizia (Italy)

6:00 pm / Galleria Bombi (old Town of the city), Piazza Vittoria / 13.05.2016 – 10.08.2016

Inauguration of multi-sensory art installation Insight by Joshua Cesa / sound by Alessio Sorato and Lorena Cantarut During the opening night, there will be a brief talk with artists and curators, and free guided tours throughout the whole evening will be organised.

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The installation is fully accessible 24 hours/24, 7 days a week, from May, 13th to August, 10th 2016, in the Bombi pedestrian gallery.

Insight (en).pdf
Insight brochure (it).pdf
Insight (slo).pdf

A sensory, narrative, sound and visual artistic path that plugs into the dark and rumbling space of the Bombi gallery: Insight is a public art installation based on the perceptual stimuli of sound art.

The artwork made by Joshua Cesa (with the sound being curated by Alessio Sorato and Lorena Cantarut) consists of many sensory-auditory stations. Each of them, through the stimulation of the senses and the reproduction of auditory impressions of the First World War, tells the human experiential spectrum of the conflict.

Inspired by many literary testimonies from the period 1914-16, the work helps investigating the individual and collective memory of the World Wars, involving the visitors in a real intimate and deep experience of our collective history through senses.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 / Gorizia (Italy)

9:00 am / Palazzo Attems Petzenstein (honor hall), Piazza Edmondo De Amicis 2

Presentation for high schools of the research project on the diaries of Mario Puccini The Great War of Mario Puccini, literary man and officer in the First World War.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 / Gorizia (Italy)

5:00 pm / Krainer house, Via Rastello 43

Presentation of the research project and of the multi-lingual edition of the book of essays “Essere corpo”.

Essere corpo (it).pdf

“Essere corpo” a research on the First World War between Literature and History is a volume made up of many multilingual essays, published by Lint. It sees the participation of 25 researchers from 8 countries and the curatorship of Dr. Tancredi Artico (Researcher in Italian Literature at the University of Padova).

The volume aims at offering a series of cross perspectives on the role of the body as part of the Great War, and it investigates the body as a source of memory for the First World War. Drawing upon the analysis of artistic expressions, memoirs, and direct and indirect documentary sources, the researchers focus on the relationship that the human being had with the First World War and they look at the body as a cognitive tool, as a subject of history and as the voice of memory itself.

During the meeting, the authors will describe the book and the various contributions that have given life to the publication, thus creating a kind of choral literary and sociological narrative on the role of the body as part of the First World Conflict.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 / Venezia (Italy)

5:00 pm / Zattere Cultural Flow Zone, Dorsoduro 1392

First special event of Contemporary video artists and the legacies of the ‘900 World Wars Female video artists and the war Contemporary legacies of the conflicts and the role of women in preserving our common memory.

Le giornate della video arte (en).pdf

Artworks by Marina Abramovic, Natalie Vanheule, Vanessa Gageos, Victoria Lucas, Estabrak Al Ansari, Anne O’Callaghan.

Special talk with the artist and researcher Victoria Lucas. Introduction by Giulia Di Paola and Federica Ceci, critical comment by professor Tiziana Migliore.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 / Venezia (Italy)

5:00 pm / Zattere Cultural Flow Zone, Dorsoduro 1392

First special event of Contemporary video artists and the legacies of the ‘900 World Wars Wars and the creation of national identities The idea on nation through building collective imaginaries. Militarisation of civil life and technological rise as heritages of the great wars.

Le giornate della video arte (en).pdf

Artworks by Caroline King, Kaveh Abbasian, Michail Hustaty and Lenka Kurikova, Daniel Djamo, Daniel Wechsler, Parvez Imam, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti.

Special talk with the artist and researcher Kaveh Abbasian. Introduction by Giulia di Paola and Federica Ceci.

June 2016

Friday, June 10th, 2016 / Kansas City (USA)

5:00 pm UTC/GMT -6 / National WW1 at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City

Launch of the multimedia editions created with the research projects In War Diaries, the diaries of Mario Puccini, Essere corpo and launch of the book trailers. More info…

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 / Venezia (Italy)

8:30 pm / Molino Stucky, Giudecca 810

Special Event Kinds of Memory / Female videoartists and the memory of war (booking of the event it’s mandatory).

Special Event Kinds of Memory.pdf
Special Event Kinds of Memory info (it).pdf

In projection, video-artworks by Nathalie Vanheule, Vanessa Gageos, Victoria Lucas. Only for the occasion, a site-specific performance by Nathalie Vanheule, to be held on the highest terrace in Venice.

Among the most vibrant performers and videoartists in the contemporary art scene, Nathalie Vanheule is also a materic and installative artist able to give shape to fragile and intimate works.

Rebaptized from Flux Magazine “the femme en flamme”, the Belgian artist is now under review by the MoMA scouters in New York because of her capability, unique in the world, to sculpt and create with fire and with “what fire has left” (ashes, and other organic remains), but also to be a burning and sensual interpreter in performing.

A complex artist, with a great expressive power, who reaches her maximum when allowed to work on the themes connected to her historical identity: grown up in Ieper (Belgium), one of the bloodiest theatre of the First world war and today a burial place covered by dust, from which the artist has borrowed the use of fire and ashes in installation and video artworks.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 / Cormons (Italy)

6:00 pm / Società Cormonese Austria Gallery, via Matteotti 14 / 24.06.2016 – 31.07.2016

Opening of the exhibition of contemporary art Physis & Tékhne contemporary artists in comparison with technology and nature in the ‘900 conflicts.

The exhibition will be open from June the 24th to July the 30th, 2016 – from monday to saturday, from 10.00am to 7.30pm.

Physis & Tékhne brochure.pdf

Artworks by O Yemi Tubi, Cosima Montavoci, Anastasia Vepreva, John Atkin, Linda Duvall, Victoria Lucas, Vanessa Gageos, Natalie Vanheule, Daniel Wechsler, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Gordon Belray.

PHYSIS & TEKHNE tells the legacies of the conflicts of the XXI Century between past and present, capturing them in a pervasive dimension: the one is connected to the natural elements and, in contrast, the other is linked to the technological advancement.

The exhibition begins its reflection from the First World War: “the mother” of contemporary wars, a true historical turning point, capable of accellerate mega-tendencies that today are “daily grammars” in our contemporary life, pushing beyond the limit the acceptance of those actions considered ‘un-natural’, and giving birth to a systematized extermination through technology.

Technology and nature are polarized, in the context of war, and they represent the cruelty and the beauty, the nonsense and the sublime, life and death.

The symbol of natural elements is emphasised in a kind of prophetic way, bringing to light the protagonism of the organic soil, which is symbolised as a protective and survival element, but also of concealment and suffocation. In the exhibition, the elements of duplication and multiplication highlight the bad feeling of mass production, representing its inhuman side. Through the inclusion of historical elements, the exhibition comes to insinuate a doubt about the role of nature in the conflict, carrying on the parable of the technology that returns to nature, although in the form of deception.

July 2016

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 / Toronto (Canada)

5:00 pm UTC/GMT -5 / Headquarters of the NGO The World Remembers

Presentazione delle edizioni cartacee e multimediali create con il progetto In War Diaries, diari di Mario Puccini, Essere corpo e lancio del book trailer. More info…

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 / Camberra (Australia)

5:00 pm UTC/GMT +11 / National WW1 Museum and Memorial in Canberra

Launch of the multimedia editions created with the research projects In War Diaries, the diaries of Mario Puccini, Essere corpo and launch of the book trailers. More info…

Saturday, July 30th, 2016 / Dogna (Italy)

5:00 pm / Trenches of Stavoli of Plans / 30.07.2016 – 28.08.2016

Inauguration of contemporary art installation Listen by Lang Ea.

The installation will be directly located into the site of the WW1 trenches, from july the 30th to August the 28th 2016.

Listen a Dogna flyer.pdf
Listen a Dogna.pdf

Born in 1974, the artist Lang Ea left Cambodia with her family when she was a child, as a result of the confusion generated by the rise and fall of the group of the Red Khmers (who have perpetrated a genocide against more than 3 million of people), and she gravitated in the refugee camps on the Thailand border for years.

Today, Lang Ea is an internationally renowned artist, who divides her time between New York, Australia and New Zealand, creating symbolic installations and painting of great emotional impact.

She has created Listen as intense testimony of the civil war she has lived: an event towards which she looks as an indirect consequence of the ‘reversals’ triggered by the world wars.

The artist identifies a fil rouge between the first world conflict and the Cambodian genocide: the desperate dimension of seriality and the multitude waste of lives. In both cases there is a need for a human rediscovery able to shed light on the absurdity of the conflict.
A work of impressive intensity, that the artist chooses to relocate in a meaningful place for one of the most dramatic pages of European history: the trenches of Stavoli of the Plans, in Dogna.

Listen, Lang Ea

Saturday, July 30th, 2016 / Dogna (Italy)

6:00 pm / Museum of the Territory, Vicolo del museo 2

Starting at 6.00 pm The art installation Insight will become part of the permanent collection of the Territorial Museum of Dogna, and will be visible inside the museum itself.

Insight a Dogna flyer.pdf
Insight a Dogna.pdf

The work by Joshua Cesa, with sound of the designers Alessio Sorato and Lorena Cantarut, allows the user to get in touch with the “sound spectrum” of the Great War, through an immersive fruition experience: the installation consists of a sensory-auditory station, which tells, through the stimulation of the senses and the reproduction of the “auditory impressions” of the first World war, the experience of the conflict.

August 2016

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 / Gorizia (Italy)

9:30 pm / Galleria Bombi (old Town of the city), Piazza Vittoria

Special event for the 100th anniversary of the conquest of Gorizia finissage of the installation Insight (by Joshua Cesa) + video and interactive performance Vanitas & Ticket to paradise (by Nathalie Vanheule).

Special event.pdf

Among the most vibrant performers and videoartists of the contemporary art scene, the Belgian Vanheule was renamed “femme en flamme” by Flux Magazine, because of her ability to create through the fire, but also with the remains of fire and ashes. A complex artist, who shares with Joshua Cesa, author of the installation Insight, a powerful and rarefied emotionality, that reaches the maximum when they can work on the theme of their identity and historical heritage: one grew up in Ieper, Belgium, one of the bloodiest lands of the Western front during the First world war (today burial place steeped in dust and remains, from which the artist has borrowed the use of fire, ash and earth in her different installations and video works); the other is born on the Carso upland, on the Italian side.

The territory of Ieper, and the dramatic war experience of which Vanheule is heir, corresponds to what the Carso region means for the Italians during the First world war: both are places where the trauma is still alive, places where a tragedy has been consumed so foolishly to require no less than 100 years to finally be elaborated.
On the other hand, Joshua Cesa, author of important relational and memory architectures (such as the interactive installations and conceptual Citizen-Gate and In-Cube), expresses his contribution fielding a wealth of traditions, stories and experiences of those who born, raised and live in a border area, creating a sensory path, higly perceptive, capable of bringing people in contact with the experience of war, and immersing them in the auditory impression of the conflict.

Two artistic experiences that, once compared, can generate a unique athmosphere of memory and remembrance, within the Bombi gallery, a pedestrian tunnel approaching the city center of Gorizia.

upcoming / autumn 2016

(place and date to be confirmed)

PERFORMANCES

 

DAN ALLON – Israel – ALL IN ORDER MR. GENERAL – a 10 days performance by Dan Allon

ESTABRAK AL ANSARI – Iraq/Oman – TALES OG THE MOTHER TONGUE, live painting projection performance

MANCA BAJEC – Slovenia/England – WITHNESS CORNER MARKED – multi-vocal 10 hour performance by Manca Bakec

CIE BABINGUI – Congo/France – NIBO NABO – DU PAREIL AU MEME, contemporary dance performance

 

INSTALLATION, SCULPTURE AND MIXED MEDIA

 

BORIS BEJA – Slovenia – SISIPHEAN TASK, CLAY DANCE & SPACE IN BETWEEN, installations,

CLAUDIO BORCHIA – Italy – FOGLI CADUTI, installation

MATTIA CESARIA – Italy – EX TIMETE, mixed-media installation

ANITRA HAMILTON – Canada – SHELL SHOCK and STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT, installation/sculpture

MARIO LO PRETE – Italia – CONCRETE, installation

COSIMA MONTAVOCI – Italia – VANITAS, installation

ANA MROVLJE – Slovenia – PEACESTOOL / SIT DOWN AND DEAL WITH THE WAR INSIDE OF YOU, installation

ELISIE REMUS  – Romania – FROM DUST… TILL DUST and BULLETS, installations

LUCA TERENZI – Italy – CORRISPONDENZA TRA I FRONTI, installation

 

PUBLIC ART

JOSHUA CESA – Italy – No title – Prisoners public art installation

 

PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA

 

LAURA MANFREDI – Italy – IMPRESSIONI, photographic serie with digital manipulation

MIRCEA CIUTU – Romania – REEDUCATION, materic painting

SYBILLE FEUCH – Switzerland/South Africa – AESTHETICS OF SECURITY and ALL MY DREAMS, photography and wallpapers

TING BAO — China – MEMORY LAND, photography/installation

 

SOUND ART & LIGHT ART

 

GRETA LUSOLI – Italy – PAN-ὀπτικός,  sound art installation

NICOLAS VAMVOUKLIS – Greece – CHANGE, light art installation

 

VIDEO ART

 

Andrey Blazhnov – Russia – THE EXECUTIONERS BLOCK, two-channel video

Anne O’Callaghan  – Canada – ERASURE, video projection

Nathalie Vanheule  – Belgium – BURNING EYES and VANITAS, video projections

Vanessa Gageos  – Romania – BLACK HOLE – A SELF PERFORMED INSTALLATION CURRENTLY IN THE FORM OF A 2 MIN 14 SEC VIDEO, video

Victoria Lucas  – Uk – CONFLICT, digital video

Venezia (Italy)

Sede espositiva delle Zattere (Cultural Flow Zone), Dorsoduro 1392

Presentation of the research project on the diary of Mario Puccini. For an edition of Dal Carso al Piave / The Great War of Mario Puccini, literary man and officer in World War I.