American Academy in Rome
Opening: 2014/09/25 18:00
Opening times: 4 to 7 pm
Marco Basta, Raffaella Crispino, Davide D’Elia, Ludovica Gioscia, Stanislao Di Giugno
Èdra. Connecting landscapes is a curatorial project that will run from September 24 to 28, 2014, curated by Carmen Stolfi for Untitled Association. The project has been conceived to involve international academies and cultural institutions operating in Rome during the gallery weekend of Roma Art 2Nights and exploring the notion of landscapes by focusing on space, memory and history that bind individuals to a place.
Èdra. Connecting landscapes is a group exhibition whose works will be disseminated within the network of cultural institutes and academies of Rome: Ambasciata del Brasile a Roma (Centro/Piazza Navona); Ambasciata del
Messico in Rome (Nomentano); Reale Istituto Neerlandese a Roma (Valle Giulia); Istituto Polacco (Centro/Prati); Centro Russo di Scienza e Cultura (Centro/Piazza Navona); American Academy in Rome (Gianicolo).
This fragmentation recalls the local art system while promoting a greater interaction between the public and the variety of initiatives and arts and cultural spaces in Rome.
The exhibition Èdra. Connecting landscapes explores the effectiveness of a multi-faceted narrative in the composition of a landscape, whether interior, virtual, or physical. The title refers to the Greek term èdra - that means side, face - and emphasizes the interrelation between and the plurality of aspects that contribute to describe a given social, geopolitical, and cultural framework.
Taking into account the way we browse and use information on the Internet, from a topic to another with no apparent logic, we compose a panorama of relations between individuals and to subjects, and mold our knowledge according to what digital devices and search engines feed us up with.
In this framework, the group exhibition is structured as a conceptual map and features thirteen international artists
– whose work focuses on society, information, story, and memory. Artworks reference one another, though not
necessarily installed in the same space, thus referring to the notion of presence/ absence of information at our reach in our researches.
Through this rhizomatic pattern, the depiction of a landscape by the overlap, interference, adaptation and integration is outlined evolving from node to node, from a subject to another. Works of Theo Firmo, Marco Strappato,
Ariel Orozco, Ludovica Gioscia, Marco Basta, Davide D’Elia, Raffaella Crispino, Critical Art Ensemble, Joaquin Segura, Tatiana Musi, Stanislao Di Giugno, Nika Neelova,
Ekaterina Panikanova, Giulio Delvè and Claudia Losi are reflections on anthropological and socio-political issues which are relevant to both today’s society and their own cultural contexts, elaboration of personal memories, narratives of others and research on archival materials that contribute to unanimously define the theme of landscape as a space within each of the artists provides the elements for the construction of an integrated, horizontal and multi-layered panorama through videos, drawing, painting and installations.
Artists: Marco Basta, Raffaella Crispino, Critical Art Ensemble, Davide D’Elia, Giulio Delvè, Stanislao Di Giugno, Theo Firmo, Ludovica Gioscia, Claudia Losi, Tatiana Musi, Nika Neelova, Ariel Orozco, Ekaterina Panikanova, Joaquin Segura, Marco Strappato
Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome
Via Omero 10-12
wed-sat, 9am-12:30pm/ 1:30pm-4:30pm
Russian Center of Science and Culture
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 6
wed-fri, 9am-1pm/ 2pm-6pm
Embassy of Mexico in Rome
Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 16
Via Vittoria Colonna, 1
Embassy of Brazil in Rome
Piazza Navona, 10
American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina, 5