The RAVE Workshop is part of the 2011 edition of the RAVE East Village Artist Residency, a residency program for artists hosted in a traditional old farm-house in the heart of the Friulano countryside, in the north east of Italy.
The workshop, produced with the support and cooperation of the City of Trivignano Udinese, will last three days and will be open to young artists living in Europe. The objective of the workshop is to give young people the opportunity to interact with great international artists, as well as a chance to exchange ideas and experiences with other young people from different backgrounds and training.
The selection committee, composed by Adam Budak, Daniele Capra, Giuliana Carbi, Isabella Pers, Antonio Riello and Julia Trolp, will select 12 Europen artists from those who have applied for the program. 6 places will be reserved for artists from Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Participation in the workshop is free and hospitality costs will be covered by the organization. The food will be vegetarian and accommodation is provided for participants coming from outside the region. Travel expenses must be covered by individual participants.
At the end of the workshop participants will be invited to present a project based on their experiences during the event. For organisational reasons all materials that the 12 artists wish to submit must be received by August 20, 2011.
The material received will be exhibited at the event “Immaginare il tempo” (Imagining time) which will be held in the historic village of Clauiano on the 24/25th September 2011. We ask that the material remain available to the organization for a period of one year for future initiatives . The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication of a catalogue.
The main theme is the changing of natural and urban spaces related to culture and social habits. How is it still possible to experience this of as a complete perception of the present, of space and of the lives which are lived there? How can the artist draw on a chain of relationships between contemporary collective dreams and universal and archaic myths? And how can art address a transient reality and find a relationship with reality which is different from the evermore over-excited conventional images we give it?
Animals live in the place where the workshop will be held. These have been saved from the food industry through artistic actions, removed from consumerist mechanisms to be welcomed and cared for in a more natural context.
In this sense, the perspective which underlies the residency is also permeated by the personal and professional relationship that ties the artists Isabella and Tiziana Pers to the place where it is held. The farmhouse itself is located in a small village in Friuli, in a rural environment, far from large urban centres. As such the artists will be able to interact with the natural physicality of an environment where one can still perceive the origins and stratifications.
Furthermore, after the removal of the borders in the EU enlargement process, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the extreme eastern Italy, has acquired a new dimension that has led to the area becoming a conduit linking the east and west. This is a channel that has absorbed many influences throughout its history.
The theme is intended as a starting point and the artists will be free to investigate the different aspects and interpretations of it in the manner they feel is most appropriate.
The purpose of the workshop is to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to experience a different modus vivendi in order to create new ideas and reflections. The topics of the workshop relate to the theme of Immaginare il Tempo: in this event, that will take place during the autumn equinox, they will be explored through a series of debates and talks.
Adam Budak is currently curator for contemporary art at the Kunsthaus Graz of the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz. He has curated a large number of international exhibitions and worked with acclaimed artists such as Louise Bourgeois, John Baldessari, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Diana Thater, Maria Lassnig, Cerith Wyn Evans, and Monika Sosnowska. He was one of the curators of the Manifesta7 exhibition Principle Hope (2008, Italy). His forthcoming exhibitions include a solo show of Antje Majewski (Gimmel’s World) and Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence.
Daniele Capra. (b.1976) journalist, art critic and independent curator.
He is editor of the art magazine Artribune, economics and cultural magazine Nordest Europa, Espresso Group newspapers and member of the scientific board of Comodamente cultural festival.
He curated the exhibitions Physiology of the Landscape at Zoology and Compared Anatomy Museum of Bologna University, Let’s go Outside for the Municipality of Milan, Drawing a Video at Dada Museum in Haifa (IL) and Tina-B Contemporary Art Festival in Prague.
He worked as curator for Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award in 2008 and 2009, and as member of the jury of Tirana Onufri Prize.
Giuliana Carbi, art historian and curator. M.A. in History of Art, Trieste 1983; Ph.D. in History of Contemporary Art, Rome, 1989. Other studies in philosophy and art criticism. She was Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the University of Trieste (1989-1991) where she also taught for Specialisation Courses (1991-95). Curator of exhibitions at Studio Tommaseo and founding member of L’Officina association (since 1981), she is the founder (1995) and president in charge of the Trieste Contemporanea Committee. She co-ordinates the CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (since 2001) and the Continental Breakfast international network (since 2003).
Isabella Pers. Visual artist. Her research investigates through different languages the stratifications of social, cultural and perceptive contemporary situations.
Her works have been exhibited in international events, including The Berlin Wall, The Promenade Gallery, Vlora, Albania; The Last Book, New York Public Library, Zentral Bibliothek Zurich and Buenos Aires National Library; Krossing, official collateral event of the 53th Venice Biennale of Art; New Digital Age, Novosibirsk State Art Museum; Walls of Authority, Old Police Station, London; videospritz®EST#4, Trieste Contemporanea; Sguardi Pogledi, Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, Ljubljana; TemperaturaEsterna, Pordenone; Somethingoutside, 3g arte contemporanea, Udine; N.est, Project Room MADRE Museum of Naples; XXIV Biennale of Sculpture, Gubbio; Maravee/Chlorophyll, Ariis, Udine; Echo, PAN | Palazzo Reale in Naples; NYAD2000, DFN Gallery, New York; Contemporary Italian Painting, Miami-Dade Public Library, Celeste Prize; Madison Avenue. Where Fashion Meets Art in collaboration with The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Antonio Riello. Born in 1958, he is an eclectic artist very active in the field of New Media. He is interested in the more controversial issues and hot topics of the Italian situation, which he always faces with irony and sarcasm, as in Italian good people (1997), a video game that poses some considerations – very contemporary- on the complex phenomenon of xenophobia in contemporary Europe. He has exhibited in several museums, including: Baltic, Gateshead (UK); NGBK, Berlin (D), Kunstverein Neuhausen (D), MART, Rovereto (I), Musée d’Art, Saint Etienne (F), Kunsthalle Wien (A), Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan (I), PAC, Milan (I); Papesse Palace, Siena (I), Neue Galerie, Graz (A), Kunstverein Wolfsburg (D), Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Palermo ( I), Museo Pecci, Prato (I), Kunstverein Freiburg (D), Kunstverein Kiel (D), Borusan Foundation, Istanbul (TR), Galleria Civica, Trento (I), Kunstverein Wiesbaden (D); Elgiz Museum, Istanbul ( TR), Chelsea Art Museum, New York (USA), GAM, Torino (I); Globegallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (D). He lives and works in London and Asiago (I).
Julia Trolp (1974, Freiburg i. Brsg. / Germany) lives in Rome. She is an independent curator and collaborates with the Deutsche Akademie Roma Villa Massimo. She worked for several years at Mart – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, where she curated numerous exhibitions, including “Gea Casolaro. Permanente presenza” and “Ricarda Roggan”, and, as co-curator, “Eurasia. Dissolvenze geografiche dell’arte” and “La Parola nell’Arte”.
She previously collaborated with other important artistic institutions as Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice and BüroFriedrich, Berlin.