Issues related to installation and conservation of contemporary works are at the core of several discussions, mostly when the nature of the artwork relies on the process and when it relates to the space it is displayed in. Dialoguing with artists is becoming increasingly important not only to reveal technical back-stage, but also to understand how to behave when it comes to preserving them. The University of Salerno is staging, in these days, a series of encounters with contemporary artists, selected by the curator, Professor Stefania Zuliani, among those who privilege installation as a means of expression that strongly relates to its existence in space.
“Senza Cornice / Without frame”, as it titles this series of events, is attentive to everything that revolves around works that leave the walls to live in and with the space, to exist in a dimension where the mental component becomes stronger than the material one, requiring the adoption of new tools and language codes.
Mariangela Levita (1972) talks today about her research, attentive to the relationship between space and the dynamics of perception. Soon after, Diego Cibelli (1987) will trace his installations/actions as they shape from collaborative processes and in a performative mode. Perino&Vele (Emiliano Perino, 1973, and Luca Vele, 1975) will talk about their sculptures, in relation to the techniques employed – often elected in the use of papier-mache – as well to the relevance of relating the works to the exhibition space.
The interplay between theory and practice, the attention to the great number of facets that the creation process implies, the analysis of the more technical aspects, become symptoms of artistic expressions that are more and more affectionate, and even resigned to a temporal existence, when the idea survives time and the obsolescence of matter.
Arshake’s journey into technology in the broader context of contemporary art and culture, finds in these apparently unrelated topics indispensable tools for understanding a world where anything stems from a techno-ecological environment and evolves through its many influences. Everything will come together to compose the mosaic of information that is in a continuous expansion.
“Without frame” continues a project that started in 2011 involving a number of Italian artists, such as Bianco-Valente, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Rosy Rox and Ciro Vitale. We will propose, in the near future, documentation of these encounters so that their experience can reach the network where to continue discussion.
18 ottobre 2013, Mariangela Levita (3p.m, room n. 10) / 28 ottobre 2013, Diego Cibelli (12.30, room n. 8) 15 novembre 2013, Perino&Vele (3p.m., room n. 10)
University of Salerno, Department of Science of Cultural Heritage
1 (cover). Mariangela Levita, Powerful Definition, installation view, show “Radici”, curated by Eugenio Viola, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz for the Arts and Culture, Castelbasso, Teramo, Italy 2012
2. “Senza Cornice”, poster