Archivi tag: art

dal 26 giugno: emilio villa e l’appia antica. mostra a capo di bove (roma)

Roma, Complesso di Capo di Bove sull’Appia Antica
26 giugno – 19 settembre 2021

1957-1960: un breve arco di tempo in cui si dipana una storia poco nota ma straordinaria dell’arte del Novecento, che vede protagonista l’Appia Antica, narrata dalla voce ispirata di Emilio Villa, poeta e critico.
Questa la narrazione di Un Atlante di arte nuova. Emilio Villa e l’Appia Antica, la mostra che sarà allestita al complesso di Capo di Bove dal 26 giugno al 19 settembre 2021. Promossa dal Parco Archeologico dell’Appia Antica da un’idea della casa editrice Electa, l’esposizione è curata da Nunzio Giustozzi così come il volume (con contributi di Manuel Barrese, Andrea Cortellessa, Giorgia Gastaldon) che ripercorre le vicende di quei pochi ma cruciali anni formativi per autori destinati a dominare il panorama artistico italiano.
L’idea di una galleria in un cascinale al civico 20 dell’Appia Antica, all’epoca proprietà di Liana Sisti che ne divenne la direttrice, fu suggerita da Enrico Cervelli, un giovane pittore che aveva fissato lì il suo atelier. Nel novembre del 1957 agli studi d’artista si unì la galleria: una scelta forse topograficamente eccentrica, ma dettata con ogni probabilità dall’intuizione di rispondere alle esigenze della nuova abbiente borghesia romana che preferiva abitare quel paesaggio ameno, piuttosto che un centro storico ancora segnato dalla guerra.
L’indirizzo era condiviso dalla redazione di una nuova, sperimentale rivista d’arte contemporanea, edita da Liana Sisti e Mario Ricci, diretta da Emilio Villa (1914-2003), figura geniale e anomala nel panorama culturale italiano, e intitolata “Appia Antica. Atlante di Arte Nuova” che in quella sede durò per un solo rivoluzionario numero pubblicato nel luglio del 1959. Continuò, con una seconda uscita “internazionale”, aperta all’arte americana, nel gennaio del 1960 ‒ i fascicoli 3 e 4 del 1961 non furono mai dati alle stampe e i materiali relativi sono perduti ‒ sciolto ogni legame con la galleria che nel frattempo aveva cessato l’attività.
Il percorso espositivo, allestito da Massimo Curzi nel complesso di Capo di Bove, ha l’ambizione di ricostruire per la prima volta gli eventi espositivi del triennio 1957-1959 presso la galleria “Appia Antica” e di proporre per exempla l’opera di alcuni degli artisti italiani presenti nelle pagine della rivista concentrati nella riflessione sulla materia dell’opera d’arte e sul quadro che si fa oggetto.
In mostra opere d’arte, fotografie degli allestimenti storici e dei maestri, preziosi documenti ritrovati, testi critici.

Gli artisti: Agostino Bonalumi – Alberto Burri – Bruno Caraceni – Enrico Castellani – Enrico Cervelli – Nino Franchina – Taku Iwasaki – Lorri – Francesco Lo Savio – Renato Mambor – Edgardo Mannucci – Fabio Mauri – Nuvolo – Mimmo Rotella – Mario Schifano – Toti Scialoja – Cesare Tacchi – Giulio Turcato – Giuseppe Uncini – Arturo Vermi.

https://www.electa.it/mostre/un-atlante-di-arte-nuova-emilio-villa-e-lappia-antica/

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the idea of a “transition strategy” / differx — 11 apr 2021

Rosaire Appel, Listening is a way of walking

Rosaire Appel, Listening is a way of walking

Rosaire Appel: “asemic writing is also a way of leaping forward into territory not yet conceptualized… a transition strategy perhaps” (Jun 10, 2011, post to the ASEMIC Google Group, now @ https://archive.org/stream/AsemicWritingDefinitionsAndContexts19982016/Asemic%20Writing%20Definitions%20and%20Contexts%201998-2016_djvu.txt)

I really like Rosaire Appel’s idea of a “transition strategy”.

Often the signs of an ongoing research are not covered nor coded nor represented by any known “language”. They actually build-and-deconstruct some kind of new (non)language.

And it seems to me that our definitions often fail to grasp the flickering borders of the asemic land. It seems like we are (happily) dealing with aesthetics, rather than linguistics.

More. (And incidentally:) I ask myself: do we absolutely need definitions? Or do definitions & theory rather belong exactly to the territory we are just flying away from?

Tim gaze : “asemic writing says what I cannot say in words” (from a text in the muse apprentice guild).

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farewell to david-baptiste chirot

It’s impossible for me to say how sad I feel in reading now that artist and friend David-Baptiste Chirot has passed away.

We started talking, and exchanging works via the net, in 2006-2007, if I’m not wrong.
He’s been contributing for years to my blogs, like fluxishare.blogspot.com, and free online editions (like differxhost: https://it.scribd.com/doc/22212352/D-B-Chirot-Killer-Chrome or gammm: https://it.scribd.com/doc/22218970/chirot-death-from-this-window or slowforward: https://slowforward.net/2009/07/26/david-baptiste-chirots-ghost-dancers/).

Farewell, David. I’ll go on admiring your works and sharing them.

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See more in several sites and blogs (issues of Otoliths, e.g. —to name one. And…):
https://xexoxial.org/pdf/xerolage_32.pdf
http://dbqp.blogspot.com/2005/07/rock-and-wall-animal-david-baptiste.html
http://fluxlist.blogspot.com/2007/02/david-baptiste-chirot.html
https://slowforward.net/2007/08/15/vanguardening/
https://differx.blogspot.com/search/label/David-Baptiste%20Chirot%20and%20Marco%20Giovenale
https://fluxishare.blogspot.com/search/label/david-baptiste%20chirot
https://slowforward.net/2008/07/28/david-baptiste-chirot-cinema-of-catharsis/
https://slowforward.net/2007/08/25/d-b-chirot-flickr/
https://slowforward.net/2007/03/23/ubertrashung-garage103/
https://slowforward.net/2007/05/27/ubertrashung/
https://slowforward.net/?s=chirot

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My work is guided by a profound faith in the Found, everywhere hidden in plain
site/sight/cite.

DBC
(http://www.bigbridge.org/DBCBio.pdf)

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via da medium

per un tratto di tempo recentissimo e brevissimo ho pensato che Medium potesse rappresentare, almeno per me, un’alternativa non insensata all’idea di sito.
tolte però le differenze tra utenti Apple e PC/Android (esistenti, e in parte penalizzanti per i non-Apple), l’aspetto economico ha comunque pesato in maniera decisiva per farmi ricredere.

alla fin fine un frontale (e al 99% anglofono) pay-per-read interessa tutti su Medium: e non solo  quelli che pur non occupandosi di alta moda, scarpe da tennis, televisione o gossip, “producono contenuti”, ma anche quelli che vorrebbero semplicemente leggere testi su  questioni aperte in zone dell’arte contemporanea propriamente sperimentali, dunque giocoforza “di nicchia”.

e a mitigare la rozzezza della macchina non basta la clausola che dice che Medium retribuisce i blogger più seguiti; dato che l’essere più o meno seguiti rientra nella medesima logica. invece di accumulo di denaro c’è accumulo di lettori. che vengono quindi “monetizzati”. (ricordo sempre il breve intervento di Grifi sulla produzione di spettatori).

più in generale, la progressiva capillare brandizzazione delle comunicazioni in rete, e l’invadenza — oltre che l’inaccettabilità politica in molti casi — delle strutture informative e in senso ampio mediali (qui parlo in generale, non di Medium), mi convince sempre di più dell’idea di frequentare (per ora: anche) spazi radicalmente diversi. è il motivo per cui ho un blog su noblogs.org, per dire, e cercherò di lavorarci nei prossimi mesi.

ad ora, tuttavia, gli ormai 18 anni di mia invenzione e condivisione ininterrotta e gratuita di materiali attraverso slowforward.net e gli spazi web che slowforward ha inglobato, per un totale, ad oggi (11 giugno 2021), di quasi 13600 post, sono un buon motivo per continuare su WordPress.

già da qualche giorno ho preso a riproporre (e magari arricchire / variare) qui su slowforward cose uscite nella mia rapida avventura sulla piattaforma Medium, che saluto senza illusioni ma anche senza rancore. (oltretutto continuando a usarla per collaborare a Repository Magazine).

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11 giugno: pasquale polidori a radioarte, per jean le gac & altro

video della presentazione delle opere poetiche di corrado costa (bologna in lettere, 31 mag. 2021)

drawing an eye on a stone so it can see the sky / johannes s. h. bjerg. 2021

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28 e 29 giugno, rai radio techetè: joseph beuys lo sciamano

RAI Radio Techetè, 28 e 29 giugno:
Joseph Beuys lo sciamano.
Con documenti dell’archivio radio, tra cui una puntata di Mostri sacri, programma di Radio3 con un ritratto di Beuys fatto da Achille Bonito Oliva, e un Wikiradio con Flaminio Gualdoni.

Programma a cura di Francesca Vitale

the red yarn / satu kaikkonen. 2012

video su “l’mage, treesome”, di ilaria restivo, 2020-21, mixed media / differx. 2021

Nel contesto della mostra collettiva “Il Paradiso e le sue rappresentazioni”, organizzata presso lo Studio Campo Boario di Alberto D’Amico nel 2020 e conclusasi nel maggio 2021, Ilaria Restivo espone il suo lavoro “I’mage, treesome”, composto da elementi sonori e visivi (proiezione, oggetti). Questo video non vuole esserne una documentazione ma un ‘ambientamento’, tentato da differx.

I’mage, treesome
Installazione video, suono, acquario
Fino al 30 maggio
@ Studio Campo Boario
viale del Campo Boario 4a, Roma
informazioni:
facebook.com/Studio-Campo-Boario-1900087130079262/about/

of course the asemic is absurd / jim leftwich. 2021

If I am writing about the word “asemic”, I am thinking about patience and persistence. I am thinking about failure as a source of energy, as that which keeps an absurdist idea of enlightenment alive and almost thriving. Standing in the absurd center of the asemic universe, we are surrounded by unexamined exits and entrances, unexplored starting-points, multiple escape-routes leading out in all directions. 
We need to synchronize our watches, then throw them all away. We need to get on the same page of the same map-book, then throw all the maps away. We need to set our compasses, and throw them away. We must promise each other to get together, at some unspecified time and place, later in our lives, to define our terms and make public our consensus definitions. Until then, we have some exploring to do, some making and some thinking, some reading and some writing.
Tim Gaze wrote, in an email responding to my recent texts (05.21.2021), that “asemic is an absolute state, whereas desemantizing is a process or matter of degree”.
He also wrote in the same email that he “consciously let go of asemic writing several years back”.
On January 27, 1998, I wrote to Tim, saying “the asemic text would seem to be an ideal, an impossibility, but possibly worth pursuing for just that reason.”
Desemantized writing is not an ideal, is not an impossibility. It is a very specific kind of writing, produced for very specific reasons. To desemantize writing is to intentionally make it less readable, less capable of participating in the language-game of giving information. 
We might aspire to the absolute state of asemic writing, producing beautiful and/or provocative failures in our quest, but we achieve desematized writing, to one degree or another, whenever we choose to do so.
In response to my recent texts, John M. Bennett wrote (05.20.2021) “i like ‘desemanticized’ better than ‘asemic’ myself; the latter term was always a bit misleading, even downright wrong sometimes, I thought; except perhaps in a few situations…”
In the late 1990s, “asemic” was not the word I wanted or needed, but it was the best I had at the time. For the past 20 years or so I have been exploring alternatives to the word “asemic”. For now, and for my purposes (which are not necessarily the same purposes as those of some likely readers of this text), “desemantized” (or “desemanticized”) is an improvement, a step in the right direction. It is a provisional solution to a problem.
These days, the term “asemic writing” is very widely used, and is surely in no danger of being discarded or replaced. My thoughts about the term “desemantized writing” will circulate, if at all, within the context of the global asemic writing community. As I write this, in the late spring of 2021, the theory and practice of asemic writing are not in any sense dead, the possibilities have not been exhausted. The Sisyphean struggle to attain the absolute state of asemic writing, absurd though it may be, continues to yield moments of existential fulfillment, and perhaps every now and then even a kind of happiness. 
My hope for my recent writings is that they might invigorate an increasingly faceted vision of the world of all things asemic.

jim leftwich, may 2021

un’opera: il blu di yves klein. intervento di giuseppe garrera. (macro / museo per l’immaginazione preventiva)

keep moving / jim leftwich. 2021

I was a poet, and for me that meant pushing the edges of poetry, and the edges of myself while writing poetry. The line was an edge, and the rhyme was an edge, and the stanza was an edge, and the syllable was an edge. Eventually it became impossible to ignore the idea of the letter as an edge. Once having agreed to that, it became impossible to ignore the shapes of the letter — first the shapes of the printed letters, in an array of fonts, and then the shapes of the handwritten letters.

From the outset, the idea of producing meanings had been for me subordinate to the idea of making poems. If all I had wanted to do was produce meanings, I would have written conventional sentences and paragraphs. But that was not what I wanted.

So I wrote poems, and I pushed the edges of the poem, and in doing that I was pushing the edges of myself, my sense of satisfaction and achievement, my sense of my own skills and competence, and I was never satisfied, intentionally, by choice, never satisfied, I refused to accept the sense of being satisfied, so eventually, inevitably, I found myself producing desemantized or asemic writings.

And that was a plateau, a stage, and I knew from the outset that I was only passing through, that I would never be satisfied with desemantized or asemic writing, any more than I had been satisfied with writing conventional poems.

Over the years a community of asemic writers has become active and visible and, to the extent that I am a part of it at all, my role has evolved to be a kind of advocate for incessant criticality. As a participant in the conversation around asemic writing, I can be counted on to say something similar to “yes, you are right, but…” Yes, you are right, but that is not enough, it is not even particularly important. What is important is to keep moving. Asemic writing works for you? Fantastic. Now move on and do something else.

Jim Leftwich

recent posts @ repository magazine (cecil touchon, editor)

For me, the practice of asemic writing began in processes I was using in the mid-to-late 1990s to write textual poems. Beginning with a…
Monsters in Trousers  9:27 PM 5/7/2018 (collage poetry)   We use language to separate, to violently tear ourselves [apart]. There is…
 
Watch this ZOOM conversation I have with Michelle Moloney King; Editor of Beir Bua Press
Rosaire Appel: “asemic writing is also a way of leaping forward into territory not yet conceptualized… a transition strategy perhaps” (Jun…
Non fungible tokens have been around for a minute and I myself have only known about the idea for a few weeks. But here are some initial…
On view (in 2014) at Lanoue Gallery in Boston
Essay for an exhibition held April 15, 2016 — June 15, 2016
Following up on the first article: On Being an Artist