Between Form and Movements

Can Altay, Kevin van Braak, Aldo Giannotti, Shaun Gladwell, Maurizio Mochetti Bologna from: 22 september 2012 to: 12 january 2013 Artists: Can Altay, Kevin van Braak, Aldo Giannotti, Shaun Gladwell, Maurizio Mochetti Curated by Emanuele Guidi Opening Saturday 22th September, 7 pm from 23rd September 2012 to 12th January 2013 Between Form and Movement is the title of a collective exhibition that present the work of international artists who investigate the production of space – in its social, political as well as architectural connotations - in order to explore its performative potential. Specifically conceived or re-invented for this project, the artworks define space – be it a building or a portion of it, a monument, a fictional architectural element or an entire city – through the tensions emerging between the powers that plan it and the social relationship who inhabit it. The body – of the performer, spectator or dweller – is understood in direct relationship with the constructed space as a cultural and political expression, through which “ideologies” carry their message. The affordances – those formal features of an object or an environment which suggest a use, an action or more generally a movement – become, in the artist’s practice, a tool to reveal the mechanisms that govern a given space and “in-form” the behavior of those who moves in it. At the same time, forms of appropriation and “para-functions” that emerge beyond the original plan or purpose turn into an expedient to then act on the experience of place and engender a critique of the space itself as “institution.” Moving along the line of this negotiation, the artists research and combine the rules of spatial relationships, the economies and history of certain places, in order to pose questions about the future and destiny of architecture, of public space and of the different ideological visions that, each time, inspire its planning. more info :

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