Focus on Europe

ARRATIA BEER, Fernanda Fragateiro, Claudio Zecchi Fernanda Fragateiro and the problematic documentation of contemporary art
Droste Effect |

The following is a conversation between curator Claudio Zecchi and artist Fernanda Fragateiro (1962; lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal) on the problematic practice of documenting the contemporary artwork. Fernanda Fragateiro’s projects are characterized by a …

Arthur Fouray, ZQM Arthur Fouray’s “2080″ at ZQM in Berlin
Eleonora Castagna |

Eleonora Castagna: The exhibition you are presenting at ZQM in Berlin (which was inaugurated on the 20th of May and will close on the 18th of June) was presented through several steps. One of the …

Abdoulaye Konaté, Non à la Charia au Sahel, 2013 Textile, cm h 230x350, Collezione privata – Bologna, Italia The White Hunter! African art and the West at FM Milano
Vincenzo Estremo |

The hunter is the one who has the tools to exercise power. He achieves his goal when he brutalizes his victim. He keeps his position. He is careless, unscrupulous; with or without his gun. The …

Galeria Múrias Centeno, Musa paradisiaca, Claudio Zecchi, interview, artists, dialogue, art, project A conversation with Musa paradisiaca
Droste Effect |

Musa paradisiaca (Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão, 2010) is a long-term discursive project that manifests itself through the different shapes of drawing, performance, and sculpture. It’s a single expression of a collective and fragmented soul, …

Gordon Hookey, Documenta 14, Athens, Documenta, contemporary art, Documenta 2017 Documenta 14: Teaching in Athens
Vincenzo Estremo |

    In a scene from the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading (2008) there is a great dialogue between the Director of the CIA (J. K. Simmons) and CIA officer Palmer Smith (David Rasche). It is a paradoxical …

Luisa Gardini and Felix, Guimarães, Vienna 2017. Image credits: Gregor Titze Guimarães. A new artist-run space in Vienna
Vincenzo Estremo |

Guimarães is a new exhibition space that opened a few months ago in Vienna. The place is run by Hugo Canoilas, Christoph Meier, and Nicola Pecoraro. I decided to meet the guys because I wanted …

Stefano Faoro. Localedue A curatorial team for Localedue: Giulia Morucchio and Irene Rossini
Eleonora Castagna |

When did your collaboration start? Could you talk about your very first project together? We started our collaboration while attending University in Venice. Our first project together was curating the screening of a documentary film …

auditive culture, Frequente, Standards, Milano Cavo. Frequente at Standards Milano
Gaia Martino |

This is a coversation between Attila Faravelli and I. Along with Nicola Ratti and Enrico Malatesta, we are part of Frequente, an art organization based in Milan, focused on sounds and auditive culture. From an idea …

Time's Up, Mind the Map, tv news, 2016. Image by Davide Bevilacqua. Palinsesti contemporary art festival. Interview with Davide Bevilacqua
Vincenzo Estremo |

Palinsesti is a contemporary art festival organized in San Vito al Tagliamento (near Pordenone), Italy, a small town that for 25 years has proposed – and shown – exhibitions and performances to its 15000 inhabitants, …

FM Centro per l'arte contemporanea, Eastern European Art, Non-Aligned Modernity, Marco Scotini, BOSCH+BOSCH, Marinko Sudac Collection Non-Aligned Modernity. Eastern-European Art at FM Milano
Vincenzo Estremo |

There was a time in which the term “Iron Curtain” was more than a simple definition for the boundary that used to divide Europe into two separate areas. A time when Westerners thought to be …

quadriennale-roma-2016 Generational Quadriennale, Roma 2016
Vincenzo Estremo |

There are certain events in nature that still need to be observed; actually, it is believed that 95% of our oceans remain unexplored and we have discovered only 10% of the living things on Earth. …

Reynir Hutber, LIVE|WORK, installation at Arebyte, London 2016 Interview with Reynir Hutber at Arebyte, London
Manu Buttiglione |

During his residency at Arebyte, London, Reynir Hutber has transformed the gallery space into a dynamic entity, generated by the interaction of linear structures, video recording devices and audio works. On the eve of the …

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