|Special project dedicated to independent groups of contemporary experimentation:
CURA. and Isola Art Center.
June 26 – October 12, 2014.
Experimental workshops, publishing houses, exhibition spaces, online platforms and
Artists involved: Adrien Missika, Andrew Norman Wilson, Anna Franceschini, Daniel Gustav Cramer, David Douard, Francesco Arena, Gabriele De Santis, George Henry Longly, Haris Epaminonda, Ian Cheng, Ian Tweedy, Ingrid Olson, Invernomuto, Jack Lavender, Jimmy Limit, Luca Francesconi, Maria Loboda, Martin Soto Climent, N. Dash, Neil Beloufa, Nico Vascellari, Nicolas Deshayes, Parker Ito, Per-Oskar Leu, Raphael Zarka, Riccardo Benassi, Richard Sides, Salvatore Arancio, Sara Cwynar, Tilman Hornig, Timur Si-Qin, Tomaso De Luca.
Presented on the cement wall of the museum hall is the project Isola Art Center FIGHT-SPECIFIC ISOLA which uses a never-before-seen installation to describe the group’s work and the context where it is hosted. A group portrait, a photograph taken by Paola Di Bello, dominates the space and portrays the residents of neighborhood and the artists of Isola Art Center during the first anniversary celebration of Isola Pepe Verde in May 2014. Isola Pepe Verde is an independent space conquered by the residents of the neighborhood after
Also exhibited is the book Fight-Specific Isola. Arte, architettura, attivismo e il futuro della città, which tells the story of the thirteen years of Isola Art Center. The book also contains a Fotoromanzo, which, enlarged for the occasion, goes over several of the artists’ experiences, and critically reflects on the traumatic transformations recently undergone by the neighborhood.
The open call starts from 25 June until 30 September 2014 all the information on www.fondazionemaxxi.it
CURA. Founded in 2009 by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin, CURA. is a moving and propulsive platform dedicated to the exchange and dialogue between critical voices, activities related to contemporary artistic production and to collaboration with institutions and independent bodies. The sections dedicated to curatorial approaches and the exploration of artistic practices are the many facets of a single, organic research project,
ISOLA ART CENTER Isola Art Center is an open, experimental platform for contemporary art based in Milan’s Isola neighborhood, and powered by energy, enthusiasm and solidarity. Over more than a decade the project has had to face an urban situation characterized by conflict and global transformation, and it has thus remained precarious, ultra-local and without a budget. By abolishing any vertical rationale of work, the process of Isola Art Center rhizomatically involves artists, critics, curators from both Italy and abroad, artist’s groups, activists, architects, researchers, students, groups and neighborhood groups. For years the work carried out by Isola Art Center has been in harmony with the neighborhood associations: the residents take part in Isola Art Center’s activities at different levels, contributing to the realization of works (Tomas Saraceno’s Museo aero solar, or the shutters of the Permanent Green exhibition), hosting international artists, participating in actions, performances and workshops, and proposing new projects for the neighborhood
The publicity pack and images of the exhibition can be downloaded from the Reserved Area of the Fondazione MAXXI’s website at http://www.fondazionemaxxi.it/area-riservata/ by typing in the password areariservatamaxxi
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
See also the special project The Independent Day, 4 october 2014, MAXXI, Roma.