Activism

La crociata contro i monumenti: una chiamata alle armi intellettuali

Imbrattate di strisce rosse, accompagnate da bombe finte, associate a targhe sostitutive con diciture più consone ma meno celebrative, oppure mutilate, tirate giù, affondate o distrutte. Queste sono solo alcune delle azioni di protesta che hanno coinvolto i monumenti in questi ultimi anni, specie a seguito dei fatti accaduti in America dopo la morte di George Floyd.... READ MORE...

La fabbrica è esplosa: evviva la fabbrica. Intervista con Fabrizio Bellomo

Fabrizio Bellomo porta avanti da alcuni anni la ricerca sulle interconnessioni tra strumenti, rappresentazioni e retoriche del lavoro. Con FILM, presentato nel 2020 con il debutto a novembre al Torino Film Festival (che si è svolto interamente online) nella sezione ITALIANA.DOC, affronta la rielaborazione di proprie esperienze e ricerche sviluppate tra l’Italia, la Serbia, l’Albania e la Germania, paesi nei quali Bellomo ha prodotto interventi e realizzato mostre negli ultimi anni. Il cortocircuito, illuminate e talvolta ironico, tra vecchi e nuovi paradigmi visivi e sociali nella relazione tra essere umano e macchina mette in risalto il continuo ritorno e rinnovamento di dinamiche di smaterializzazione del lavoro, managerializzazione dell’esistenza umana, appiattimento, omogeneizzazione culturale e (auto)sfruttamento.... READ MORE...

“Forensic Justice”: counter-narratives to dominant interpretations

The independent and interdisciplinary research agency Forensic Architecture presents in Utrecht the exhibition Forensic Justice, featuring a number of tactical forensic reclamations of social and ecological justice. Articulating evidence-based counter-narratives to dominant interpretations of investigated events, the installations mobilize what it refers to as “public truth.”... READ MORE...

“Where are the women?”. Interview with Kathy Rae Huffman and Valie Djordjevic

FACES is a mailing list for women artists and professionals working in the field of media and technology. Founded in 1997 with an aim to give space and visibility to women-digital workers, it has become a fundamental network that for 20 years now has been allowing women to connect, network, share and discuss in a space designed for them. This is what two of the founders, Kathy Rae Huffman and Valie Djordjevic, told us.... READ MORE...

Alfredo Jaar: A Logo for America

Reproduced widely around the world, Alfredo Jaar’s iconic public intervention A Logo for America has become one of the artists best known works. Programa de Arte Contemporáneo en Torre Colpatria de Bogotá and Babel Media Art just announced its first presentation in Colombia, designed for one of the tallest buildings and an icon in Bogotá.... READ MORE...

The Glass Room

Ongoing in London a pop-up exhibition which - through artworks, speculative projects, interactive videos, animations and activist projects, puts big data on display to make them more tanglible and less abstract, helping the public to make informed choices about their digital self. The show is curated by Tactical Technology Collective and presented by Mozilla.... READ MORE...

How much of this is fiction. An Exhibition by FACT Liverpool

How Much of this is Fiction. A rhetorical question, you could say. There is a lot of doubt over the way things happen in society, so how much can we believe? The key message from the last exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool is about deception. To what extent are we being fooled or protected from the strange incidents that come to pass in political media?... READ MORE...

Immune Nations – The Vaccine Project

Artists, researchers and policymakers highlight complexities surrounding global vaccination in . It is a speculative exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines. The exhibit will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to coincide with the World Health Assembly.... READ MORE...

MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).... READ MORE...