ink on paper
Produced for the exhibition "Utopia Wohnraum" at Bechter Kastowsky Galerie
Modell is an ongoing mobile exhibition project in collaboration with Kunstraum Super. The first 11 artist/architects intervened on what will be the first part of a growing model.
projekt by aldo giannotti and kunstraum Super
Daniel Leidenfrost - Black Holes
Marlene Hausegger - Puppenhaus Berlin
Claudia Larcher - Grotte
Elisabeth Haid und Josef Schröck - Looking Glass
Gerald Straub - Loch und Löcher
Gerald Straub - Loch und Löcher
Lea Titz - konische Zeichen
Michikazu Matsune - Ã„quator MaÃŸband 1:30.000.000
Pablo Chiereghin - Leave this Space Free
Edith Payer - MÃ¼llhalde
Wendelin Pressl - Tolle Kontrolle
Spatial Dispositions : Ar/ge kunst (bolzano)
disposition: 1) a person’s inherent qualities of mind
and character; an inclination or tendency to behave
in a particular way; 2) the way in which something is
placed or arranged…
In 2015 ar/ge kunst celebrates thirty years since its foundation in 1985. To mark this anniversary the entire annual programme will serve as a critical reflection on the history of ar/ge kunst and on the Kunstverein as the institutional model that has characterized it since the beginning.
Through the various practices of the participating artists, this process of self-examination will centre on the exhibition as a mode of research, production, collaboration and restitution; a space and time conceived to facilitate reciprocity and mutual influence between the exhibitions and the accompanying program of public discussions, workshops and performances.
The first exhibition project of 2015 is entitled Spatial Dispositions and has been devised by Italian artist Aldo Giannotti (b. 1977, lives and works in Vienna). As a progressive examination of ar/ge kunst itself, Spatial Dispositions will operate as the introduction to the anniversary program. Beginning with a series of spatial observations on the planimetry and architecture of ar/ge kunst, Giannotti’s research expands into the broad field of relations that have defined and continue to shape it as an institutional space. The history and economics of ar/ge kunst, its mission statement and ambitions, its responsibilities towards members and visitors, its relationship to its cultural and political context are here translated into projects for potential installations and performances.
Presented as a ‘programmatic’ series of ideas or concept drawings, the outcome of Giannotti’s intervention is a kind of cartography that evolves in line with the research and dialogue of all the visitors, members, staff and artists who are and have been involved in making ar/ge kunst what it is today. Drawing, as a planning tool, has always been integral to Giannotti’s artistic practice. He uses it as an occasion or medium for liberating an imaginative, anticipatory practice that gathers up countless interventions and possible ‘exhibitions’ in one and the same space. His ideas function as a commentary, critique and contribution, perpetually reconfiguring the representation of the space. As such, Spatial Dispositions provides an approach to the institution as a system that can be read and altered according to both senses of the word disposition: as a pre-existing quality, tendency or behavioural pattern on the part of the subject, and as the possible organisation, distribution and arrangement of things in space.
In these terms, Giannotti shifts what might be called the ‘affordances’ of the institution (properties inherent in the form or design of an environment and capable of conveying the possibility of its use) beyond immediate perception; ar/ge kunst becomes an object/subject that strives to perform a multiplicity of roles and functions in response to the actual or potential contexts it chooses to engage.
more info : argekunst.it
Talking Image is a performative installation that deals with the relation between theory, images, and sound, making its mediation the work itself. During the performance art critics and curators that wrote texts about exhibitions of photog-raphy are invited by the artist to re-perform their opening speeches simultaneously. The result is a cloud of sound that generates images through the association of their theoretical texts; over- lapping, canceling each other, and recreating new meanings. The recorded audio is then be played in a loop in the space for the rest of the exhibition.
Temporary wealth index
Temporary wealth index is an ongoing lecture performance connected to the discussion of shifting, movement and value. At a given moment the participating public is invited to rearrange there position according to the amount of money they have in that specific moment, from the wealthiest to the poorest.
the stationary point in the evolution of a system II
plywood 300 cm—150 cm
(from the serie " the stationary point in the evolution of a system")
you, me and the gallerist
3 lambda prints
aldo giannotti and pablo chiereghin 2013
how to disappear completely
performance by Aldo Giannotti and Pablo Chiereghin
at das weisse haus. 2013
camera and photography: Viktor Schaider
the stationary point in the evolution of a system I
plywood 300x150 cm
/framed drawings on cardboard 100cm x 70cm
styrodur sculpture 120 x 70x 60
photo: Gianmaria Gava
Site specific intervention at the Italian Cultural Institute of Vienna.
Aldo Giannotti thematisiert in der Intervention â€žStrisce Bluâ€œ (Blaue Streifen) die Verwendung des Ã¶ffentlichen Raumes und die Parkplatzbewirtschaftung. In einer Aktion vor Ort malt der KÃ¼nstler blaue Markierungen zur Zahlungspflicht und signalisiert damit die Ohnmacht des einzelnen Individuums gegenÃ¼ber der WillkÃ¼r Ã¶ffentlicher Stellen.
My father as my mother
Framed oce lightjet print on dibond
100 x 70 cm
Portrait of the artist father dressed as he´s mother
Invited to exhibit at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, TomaÅ¾ Kramberger and me started rehearsing Austro Pop songs. In London we performed them in various location using busking as the form of practice.
One crucial function of cultural institutions representing a nation abroad is to make its cultural heritage visible and accessible. We reckon that a strong part of the ACFâ€™s representational focus has been the promotion of music. Austria (its historical developments as a country, respectively) has been generating vastly influential and world-renowned composers and musicians throughout centuries.
Reflecting on this point we decided to work with that legacy and extend it to the recent development in popular music.
a project in collaboration with roberto Beani
performative intervention 2011
A hand siren was placed on the balcony of the Palazzo Ducale, headquarters of the office of the Province of Massa-Carrara.
The Public was left free to operate the siren, the sound of which could be heard in the entire town.
camera and production support : Andrea Camozzi (K6Blue)
DVD PAL 6:50 min
camera & postproduction: Roberto Beani
a disturbance that travels trough space and time / Tribune
object and performance.
in the frame of the Rehearsing collectivity exhibition.Tanz fabrik Berlin 2011
documentation: DVD PAL 8 min. and 4Â 60x40 ocÃ© lightjet print on dibond, 2009
Street signs at the border between Italy and Slovenia where switch with each other during the night and remainedÂ shifted for two weeks before the competent authorities relocated them to their original position
piazza VIII Agosto
Performance and documentation. 2011
PVC banner print. 245 cm x 166 cm
The monument that gives the name to the square was erected toÂ celebrate the victory from the people of bologna against the Austrian army on the 8th of august 1848. For the performance two Austrians where hired to illuminate the usually unenlightened monument with powerful flashlight for a given period.
Photo: Chiara Balsamo
18 Framed id photos, 2011
Site specific installationÂ (in the frame of ON. Luci di pubblica piazza)
For 2 weeks a construction crane, in the middle of the city of Bologna, was transformed into a gigantic compass by adding neon signs.
The compass would always point nord regardless of itÂ´s movement.
photos: Chiara Balsamo & Anna De Manicor
PVC banner print. 2,45 cm x 1,66 cm. 2010
During the Austrian national day i took a foto of me standing in front of a tank, parked at the Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square). An historical plaza in Vienna built under the reign of the Emperor Franz Joseph and controversially became known for Adolf Hitler announcing the â€œAnschlussâ€ of Austria to the German Reich here. The Picture recalls the events of 1989, during Tiananmen protest, when an unknown rebel stood in front of a column of tanks stopping them from proceeding. The work reflects on the concepts ofÂ monuments, rebellion and national identity.
Site-specific intervention in collaboration with wendelin pressl.
Flex and the Fluc are two major rivaling night clubs in Vienna. The Fluc invited the two artists in the framework of the exhibition serie
â€œIn der Kubatur des Kabinetts. Der Kunstsalon im Flucâ€ to realize a work. By using the same amount of neons lights, the sign of the FLUC was turn in to the one of itÂ´s competitor FLEX.