Focus on Europe

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, …

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 …

North Korea, All the Lights I Cannot See, Random Institute, Sandino Scheidegger Random Institute: Interview with Sandino Scheidegger
Eleonora Castagna |

Would you explain, in a few words, what Random Institute is? Random Institute is many things for many people. It’s all about perception, and most people perceive it as an institution that generates unlikely encounters …

Liste Art Fair Top 10 Artists at LISTE Basel 2016
Ludovica Capobianco |

    This year marked the 21st anniversary of Art Basel’s younger and cooler sister, LISTE. Since its inception in 1995 the fair defined the “list” of hype, emerging art galleries with a strong curatorial statement. …

Cristiano Focacci Menchini, Eduardo Secci Contemporary , Pietrasanta, interview, drawing, painting The Wind from Nowhere. An interview with Cristiano Focacci Menchini
Droste Effect |

“The Wind from Nowhere” is the first solo show by Cristiano Focacci Menchini (Viareggio, 1986) by New York-based curator Eugenia Delfini (Rome, 1983), which will be up at Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Pietrasanta, Italy until …

Ugo La Pietra, Il desiderio dell’oggetto, in “Progettare INPIU'”, Courtesy Archivio Ugo La Pietra L’Inarchiviabile/The Unarchivable, Italy 1970s
Vincenzo Estremo |

The History of Art, perhaps like her older sister “History”, always needs to be questioned in order to stay alive. It’s not a coincidence that in our contemporary world, important artist figures often run the risk …

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