White and black stripes and a red nose (Let’s talk)
27 June, 6.30pm
Speakers: Luca Cerizza, curator and art critic; Giulia Gelmini, curator; Giulia Mengozzi, curator; moderator: Gail Cochrane, Visual Arts Supervisor, Master in Design for Arts, Politecnico di Torino.
ALMANAC INN presents White and black stripes and a red nose (Let’s talk), the second phase of a project by Davide Sgambaro (Cittadella, 1989), part of ALMANAC’s programme dedicated to exhibiting the practice of young Italian artists and promoting a dialogue and confrontation with the public.
Davide Sgambaro’s research reflects on contemporary issues, in particular on the conditions of precariousness and instability. Using autobiographical references, the artist develops these concepts with the help of a playful and sometimes utopian universe, thus creating humoral changes between irony and drama that lead to an amused and amusing melancholy.
White and black stripes and a red nose is a research project that anticipates the new production of Sgambaro, who considers the paradox of presence as the starting point of a thought to be proposed to the public, on the dichotomy between the feeling of insecurity and lability. The project White and black stripes and a red nose is characterized by three moments and it will take shape in a process of becoming without any supervision from the artist, who will simply document and, only later, summarize the whole experience in a final work.
(Let’s talk), the second stage of the project that follows (The game) and that will continue with (The Movie), includes a meeting open to all, an occasion for the public to talk and confront a group of art professionals, invited to discuss the current role and the disappearance of art criticism, which decline was already observed by Carla Lonzi and Germano Celant in the 70s.
ALMANAC INN is supported by Fondazione CRT and Compagnia di San Paolo.
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