18.03 – 3.04.2016 / opening 18.03 17:30 / Museum House Tartini, Piran (Slovenija) Kajuh 12  /  iodeposito.org/0699  /  Programma 2015/2016

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.

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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.

B#Side War Vol.II 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.