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Live Arts Week, Live Arts Week 2019, Bologna, performance, art Existential athletics at Live Arts Week 2019
Matilde Soligno |

Bologna’s Live Arts Week: inspiring new existential forms     Every year Live Arts Week brings live works of performance and sound art to Bologna, Italy. Presented by Xing, the heterogeneous program involves different venues …

Ravi Agarwal, Alien Waters, 2004-2006. photographic print series, Hahnemühle paper on dibond, various dimensions. Courtesy the artist. Ravi Agarwal. Ecologies of Loss
Vincenzo Estremo |

Indian artist Ravi Agarwal on show at PAV Turin Nowadays, photography is a kind of visual note. It has become – within the last decades of digital and “social” (r)evolution – a written track composed …

Cally Spooner, Installation view, Dead Time (2018), installation view, incomplete partition wall, score of 63 elements (inkjet prints, marker and pen on paper, pencil and ink on technical paper, plastic wallets), 1 x Bose 5 second-generation Virtually Invisible® single cube speaker, audio of nonprofessional, hastily assembled choir, amplifier, open windows, road outside. 15 meters, 4'31" loop. Courtesy the artist and ZERO... Gallery Milano. Photocredit: Roberto Marossi Interview with Cally Spooner
Marco Antelmi |

Cally Spooner is one of the most interesting figures in performance art today. Winner of the illy Present Future Prize at Artissima, Turin in 2017, she challenges object performativity while overcoming the binary definition of …

Maya Watanabe, Liminal (installationview), 2019. ProducedbytheHan NefkensFoundation. Courtesyoftheartist. Maya Watanabe: Liminal
Droste Effect |

A review of Maya Watanabe’s latest show Liminal written by Lorenza Pignatti   Liminal is an intense journey that analyses the threshold of the recognizable and the representable, the visible and the abstraction. The video installation …

Sophie Nys Frottage (Hugo, Nicola, Christoph), 2018, Frottage and urine on card 100 x 70 cm, photos by Gregor Titze Not a Shoe. Sophie Nys at Guimarães
Droste Effect |

A few months ago we asked art writer Josseline Black to visit Sophie Nys’ exhibition “Not a Shoe,” hosted by Guimarães art space in Vienna. The following is the text she wrote on that occasion. …

Rachele Maistrello, Pelagica, Stella Maris, Milano Rachele Maistrello. Stella Maris at Pelagica
Droste Effect |

Rachele Maistrello: Stella Maris December 13, 2018 – March 29, 2019 Pelagica, via Principe Eugenio 42, Milan By appointment     «Stella Maris was born in 2017. For many years I had noticed this blue …

Débora Delmar, Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed, Art City Bologna, GALLLERIAPIÙ, Bologna Art City Bologna | Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed
Vincenzo Estremo |

Coffee is the only place where discourse creates reality, where gigantic plans, utopian dreams and anarchic conspiracies are born without having to leave your chair. – Montesquieu     Débora Delmar’s solo exhibition at Gallleriapiù, Bologna …

Jon Rafman, Galleria Civica di Modena Jon Rafman: Il viaggiatore mentale, Galleria Civica di Modena
Lisa Andreani |

Jon Rafman’s solo show The Mind Traveler in Modena, Italy It does not seem so difficult to make the figure of Jon Rafman coincide with that of a cursed poet. His videos are like a chasm …

Pedro Neves Marques, Umberto di Marino Interview with Pedro Neves Marques
Marco Antelmi |

Pedro Neves Marques (1984) is a Portuguese artist based in New York whose practice ranges from video to the written word. Pedro Neves Marques’s works have much in common with science-fiction, but above all they …

Lawrence Lek. installation at Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore Coast Contemporary: Rugged, weathered, above the sea
Droste Effect |

A reportage on the second edition of Coast Contemporary in Norway, written by Lorenza Pignatti   Coast Contemporary, a program held on board of the MS Trollfjord, constitutes an unusual and unique way to promote …

Susan Philipsz, Part File Score, 2014. Installation view Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin 2016. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. Artissima Live – Interview with Susan Philipsz
Marco Antelmi |

Following the experience at #ArtissimaLive, Droste Effect is publishing the interviews collected during Artissima 2018 in Turin; find all articles at #ArtissimaLive. Fourth conversation: artist Susan Philipsz Susan Philipsz (Glasgow, 1965) is not a sound artist; …

Hera Buyuktasciyan, Underneath the Arches From There We Came Out and Saw the Stars. Hera Büyüktaşçıyan for Underneath the Arches
Eleonora Castagna |

“The name of the work is From There We Came Out and Saw the Stars. It is the last quote from the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. We decided to translate it into English because we thought …

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