This exhibition presents works that take the classical concept of the meaning of “familyâ€œ as a starting point to observe and expand its layers and implications.Â
Through different media and with a common conceptual approach, the artists investigate forms of relationships that are personally, genetically and culturally produced and that affect our everyday life.Â
The idea ofÂ family as a social space is explored, tested and subverted by raising topics such as bounds between people, hierarchies, care or dependency.
The installation Explosions in the Sky, exhibited at the Photon Gallery, combines two videos and an actual object â€” two hand grenades carved from marble. The video entitled Ciclo Continuo presents an artistic action in a public space as the artistâ€™s revolt against the social and political situation in which the individual is driven to the point where â€” totally helpless â€” they can do nothing but â€œscreamâ€. Giannotti placed a hand-cranked siren on the balcony of the Palazzo Ducale in Massa (Italy) and invited local inhabitants to vent their feelings and anger through operating the alarm. A symbol of authority and political power, the offices of the Province and Prefecture â€˜fallâ€™ in the hands of the populous who are thus able to alert their fellow citizens to the danger of authority (an allusion to the current political situation in Italy).
In the second part of the installation â€” the video entitled Masclet a crowd of people observe an event. Their initial enthusiasm and fascination transform to apathy due to sounds which become ever more alarming. These noises might well be the sound of explosion and war, though they are actually merely those of a public spectacle â€” fireworks. The situation resembles the reaction of people while watching the television news, blindly gazing at images which no longer move them to any feeling of a pain, but rather the opposite â€” media images have become mere images of spectacle. The crowd and their facial expressions make us ask ourselves how the individual can possibly exert any influence on the political and social system in this era of increasing apathy, which is itself symptomatic of the social disease of the modern world. War, suffering and social turmoil happen far away, and we pretend they have nothing to do with us. Through a minimal gesture the artist thus creates an effective sense of ambivalence, and simultaneously leaves to us the possibility of various interpretations of his work. Such an approach is also one of the principal features of Giannottiâ€™s artistic endeavours. (Metka ZupaniÄ)
Performance- und Happeningreihe im Rahmen des donaufestival 2011
28.4. – 7.5. 2011
Steffi Alte, Michael BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m, Baptiste Elbaz, Christian Falsnaes, Aldo Giannotti, Christina Goestl,
Phini Gonzales, Konrad Kager, Ludwig Kittinger, Boris Kopeinig, Albert Mayr, Fernando Mesquita,
Laurette Rasch, Constanze Schweiger, Toni Schmale, Eva Seiler, Jasmin Trabichler, Marianne Vlaschits
kuratiert von Amer Abbas und Barbara Pflanzner
Die kÃ¼nstlerischen Netzwerke des donaufestival werden heuer mit einem Happening- und
Performanceprojekt weiter gesponnen. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Wiener Art Foundation werden unter
dem Titel â€žSynaptic Driverâ€œ unterschiedliche Handlungs- und ReprÃ¤sentationsformen performativer
Praktiken prÃ¤sentiert. Analog dem Motto des Festivals “Nodes, Roots and Shootsâ€œ werden MÃ¶glichkeiten
erkundet, performative Arbeiten nicht als einzeln abgeschlossene Ereignisse zu erleben,
sondern als offene und sich vernetzende kÃ¼nstlerische Ausdrucksweisen.
Donnerstag, 28.4. Â Â Â Â 18.00Ludwig Kittinger / Â Fernando Mesquita
Freitag, 29.4. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 19.00Konrad Kager / Baptiste Elbaz
Samstag, 30.4. Â Â Â Â Â Â 18.00Aldo Giannotti (eingang Donau Festival) Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 18.00Boris Kopeinig
Donnerstag, 5.5. Â Â Â Â Â 18.00Marianne Vlaschits / Michael BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m
Freitag, 6.5. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 17.00Steffi Alte / Eva Seiler
17.30Constanze Schweiger / Jasmin Trabichler
Samstag, 7.5. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 14.00Marianne VlaschitsÂ
16.00Toni Schmale / Phini Gonzales / LauretteÂ RaschÂ 18.30Christina GoestlÂ
Elektro Gantner Josef-Wichnerstrasse 2
Ã–ffnungszeiten:Â jeweils DO 18-22:00, FR 14-22:00, SA 12-22:00
BahnÂ > Vom Bahnhofplatz > links in die Edmund Hofbauer StraÃŸe > dem StraÃŸenverlauf bis zur UtzstraÃŸe folgen> bis zum MessegelÃ¤nde folgen. (5 Gehminuten vom Bhf Krems)Â
AutoÂ > SchnellstraÃŸe S5/BundesstraÃŸe 3 > Abfahrt Krems Zentrum > BertschingerstraÃŸe durch UnterfÃ¼hrung BahnÂ > HeinemannstraÃŸe (Parkplatz gegenÃ¼ber BORG) > Edmund Hofbauer StraÃŸe bis Ecke UtzstraÃŸe
On the ground ; Eva Frapiccini [Piazza Verdi] January 27th â€“ 30th 2011
Opening Thursday 27 January, 6.30 p.m.
On the air ; Aldo Giannotti [downtown sky] January 29th 2011 from 7 p.m.
Held annually during winter time with the purpose of involve some special place, venue, view of Bologna, ON. Luci di Pubblica Piazza is this year at its fourth edition. From the 27 to the 30 of Â January 2011 two different moments will follow one another: an audio/video installation by Eva Frapiccini opening on January the 27th at 6.30 p.m. will be held on the ground of Piazza Verdi, during the whole Arte Fiera period, and an action by Aldo Giannotti will be held in the air, during the Art White Night on January the 29th.
ON. Luci di pubblica piazza is organized under the patronage of the Council of Bologna, MAMbo Museum of Modern Art of Bologna. It is sponsored by: Council of Bologna â€“ Cultural Office, Region Emilia-Romagna â€“ Cultural Office and Fondazione del Monte. It is organized in collaboration with: Council of Bologna, Cultural Office – Iceberg giovani artisti a Bologna, Department â€œQualitÃ della CittÃ â€, Urban Center, Unibocultura – Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Arte Fiera Bologna.