Austrian artist Susi Gutsche, Russian artist Olga Kisseleva and Liu Bauer, a researcher and theoretical physicist, are the three winners of the artist residence programme promoted by MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, together with SONY CSL Rome, as part of the European project S+T+ARTS | Repairing the Present. S+T+ARTS is a European Commission initiative promoting exchanges and conversations between Science, Technology and ARTs, aimed to address, through the creative input of the artists involved, the effects on society that relentless technological development is having. Up to the present, in all its previous editions, S+T+ARTS has hosted over 125 residencies across Europe, each of which represented a response either to the EU Green Deal strategies or the objectives of the New European Bauhaus, hence facilitating public awareness of both global and pan-European challenges.
Twelve European institutions, operating in the cultural, artistic, technological and research sectors, are partners of S+T+ARTS Repairing the Present. These include, in addition to MAXXI and SONY CSL Rome, Art Hub Copenhagen, CYENS, MEET, CCCB, In4Art, STATE, Onassis Stegi, Kerniskova, Snowball & Gluon and Ars Electronica.
In the current project, which consists of 21 thematic residencies in 12 European countries, art plays a fundamental role in the construction of alternative, innovative future-proof visions. The winning artists are given the opportunity to realise their projects thanks to funding and access to local organisations and networks during the residency period, developed through a multidisciplinary approach able to provide support in developing artistic prototypes.
Susi Gutsche will work on her project Trace your Waste: Urban Garbage Mobility, which suggests new sustainable scenarios for post-pandemic cities, connected to the themes of Big Data and waste traceability. Olga Kisseleva, in collaboration with Liu Bauer, will create Cities Live Like Trees, an invitation to reflect on innovative perspectives for the improvement of the quality of urban life.
The final outcomes of these residencies will be on display in three exhibitions scheduled for autumn 2022 to be held at MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and MEET Digital Culture Center in Milan, as well as in Linz, also in autumn 2022, during the hybrid conference S+T+ARTS Day at the Ars Electronica Festival.
(from the Italian press release)