On Saturday 21 April, I participated in the biannual event NoPlace, which in this year took place in Santo Stefano di Magra, a little village close to La Spezia on the Italian Riviera. NoPlace is an experimental exhibition venue and that it arrives at its 4th edition confirms that rhizome-organized, i.e. horizontal and not hierarchical exhibitions and art events are possible. 525 artists showed their works, from the art student to the established artist, curating each other and taking responsibility for their own works as well as for their fellows. Basing on the rhizome concept by Guattari and Deleuze in A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, the organization is structured […]
resilient |riˈzilyənt| adjective • (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. • (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin resilient- ‘leaping back,’ from the verb resilire. resile |riˈzīl| verb [ no obj. ] formal abandon a position or a course of action.
grass roots |ˈɡræs ˈˌruts| (also grassroots |ˈgrasˌro͞ots| ) pl.noun the most basic level of an activity or organization: the whole campaign would be conducted at the grass roots | [ as modifier ] : trying to improve the sport’s image at the grass-roots level. • ordinary people regarded as the main body of an organization’s
To communicate and expose myself in social media and in a blog is more than strange for me. Well, there are many reasons, but this is another inspection for another concern. The actual concern and reason, is my new project Civil Disobedience. Obviously a political art project with which I aim, next to cover some social aspects, to join in collaborations with non-artist who are engaged in sociopolitical activities. A journal can be, in a way, a documentation of all the processes that will evolve. And hopefully create a space for dialogue. Let’s see… I dived in some great texts, some of them are new for me and some of […]
Social Soups is part of the Festival: Margherita d’Ayala Valva will moderate the talk/discussion entitled Il Cibo da Prodotto di Consumo a Strumento Creativo ( food : from consumer products to instrument of creativity) with Social Soups – Rachela Abbate and Maria Rebecca Ballestra – and the Social Soups guest artist/designer Eduardo Malagigi. Save the date June 9th, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, Fortezza Vecchia in Livorno Here the festival booklet: https://issuu.com/dida-unifi/docs/libretto_programma_issuu
Social Soups is a platform project for aesthetics of social activities regarding the social implication of food. in collaboration with Maria Rebecca Ballestra Social Soups is a program for social transformation through art focusing on food as an elementary component. The project Social Soups combines artistic and social activities regarding the cultural and social development in specific contexts of urban areas, which hosts cultural and social diversities. Furthermore, the project aims to include aspects of food in relation to territory, science, and environment as well as to call attention to socio-political topics. Social Soups intend to be an open and free participatory and disposable platform with which can be collaborated spontaneously. The […]