Ra di Martino
Conceived as an ongoing and developing project room, Frame offers an exciting overview of Italian contemporary art practice and provides a unique opportunity to engage with a range of experimentation. The white container of Gertrude’s Studio 12 is transformed into a fascinating magic box, where a video projection changes daily for 22 days. Curated by Chiara Agnello and Roberta Tenconi.
A selection of Italian artists
curated by Chiara Agnello and Roberta Tenconi
Conceived as an ongoing and developing project room, Frame offers an exciting overview of Italian contemporary art practice and provides a unique opportunity to engage with a range of experimentation. The white container of Gertrude’s Studio 12 is transformed into a fascinating magic box, where a video projection changes daily for 22 days, inviting introductions to artists such as Elisabetta Benassi, golidechiari, Marzia Migliora, Patrick Tuttofuoco and ZimmerFrei.
The works explore a range of topics occupying the imaginations of a new generation of Italian artists: themes such as irony and nonsense, architectural environment and minimalism, sound and music, intimate and autobiographical narratives.
During Frame’s development, the private space of Studio 18 will also occasionally be open to host some permanent works and a schedule of special events, such a one-night slide installation by Federico Pietrella, a web project by Roberto Cuoghi which generates a genealogical tree of the contemporary artworld, and the presentation of six artists rewarded by Milan Association ACACIA. In addition, for three days Studio 12 will host “Tatami" by Riccardo Previdi: a wooden structure that animates the space and functions as a screen to present the work of other artists.
Frame - curated by Chiara Agnello and Roberta Tenconi, currently visiting curators at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne - is part of the project M.M.M (milano.melbourne.milano), a cultural exchange between the sister cities Milan and Melbourne coordinated by Max Delany and Natalie King.
Beginning in Milan in June 2006 with the presentation of a video selection from Careof’s archive, M.M.M includes a range of activities involving the development of residencies, exhibitions and professional relationships. The project will continue in February 2007 with exhibitions of Australian artists in Milan.
M.M.M is supported by City of Melbourne, Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, Monash Univerity of Melbourne, Gertrude Contemporay Art Spaces, with the contribution of City of Milan International Relations Department, ACACIA Associazione Amici Arte Contemporanea and C/O careof.
Partecipating artists: Rebecca Agnes, Nicoletta Agostini, Meris Angioletti, Elena Arzuffi, Marco Belfiore, Elisabetta Benassi, Riccardo Benassi, Davide Bertocchi, Maura Biava, Dafne Boggeri (in collaboration with Andy Simionato and Karen ann Donnachie), Alessandra Cassinelli, Alex Cecchetti and Christian Frosi, Roberto Cuoghi, Marta dell’Angelo, Ra di Martino, Michael Fliri, goldiechiari, Alice Guareschi, invernomuto, Deborah Ligorio, Armin Linke and Amedeo Martegani, Valentina Loi, Domenico Mangano, Marzia Migliora, Ottonella Mocellin and Nicola Pellegrini, Margherita Morgantin, Sandrine Nicoletta, Diego Perrone, Gabriele Picco, Federico Pietrella, Riccardo Previdi, Moira Ricci, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Nico Vascellari, ZimmerFrei.
Moreover it will be presented the works of some artists rewarded by ACACIA: Mario Airo', Paolo Chiasera, Adrian Paci, Grazia Toderi, Marcella Vanzo and Francesco Vezzoli.
Studio 12: ONGOING VIDEO SCREENING [open Tue - Fri 11.00am - 5.30pm, Sat 1.00pm - 5.30pm]*
25 Fri. goldiechiari, Controcorrente, 1’20’’, 2005
26 Sat. Domenico Mangano, Too much Country, 3’10’’, 2005
29 Tue. Michael Fliri, Nice and nicely done, 3’30’’, 2005
30 Wed. Elisabetta Benassi, Tutti morimmo a stento, 13’50’’, 2004
31 Thu. Marco Belfiore, Patampa, 3’60’’, 2005; installation by Riccardo Previdi, Tatami, 2006
1 Fri. Zimmerfrei, Panorama Roma, 23’, 2004; installation by Riccardo Previdi, Tatami, 2006
2 Sat. invernomuto, Landscape07-Houses study B, 19’02", 2004/05; installation by Riccardo Previdi, Tatami, 2006
5 Tue. Meris Angioletti, Travel Tales (sound installation), 10’40’’, 2006
6 Wed. Nico Vascellari, Untitled Song, 6’, 2005
7 Thu. Patrick Tuttofuoco, La noce d’oro (The golden nut), 4’30’’, 2005
8 Fri. Ottonella Mocellin and Nicola Pellegrini, Il carbone sotto la pelle, 13’30’’, 2003
9 Sat. Mario Airo', Paolo Chiasera, Adrian Paci, Grazia Toderi, Marcella Vanzo, Francesco Vezzoli
(artists rewarded by Italian association ACACIA Associazione Amici Arte Contemporanea)
12 Tue. Ra di Martino, Not 360, 7’20’’, 2003
13 Wed. Diego Perrone, Angela e Alfonso, 6’, 2002
14 Thu. Armin Linke and Amedeo Martegani, Asini Albini, 2’30’’, 2005; Devon Rex, 1’20’’, 2003
15 Fri. Gabriele Picco, Skyler 2004, 5’40’’
16 Sat. Marzia Migliora, 59 passi, 2’40’’, 2001
19 Tue. Rebecca Agnes, A short trip on the other side of the galaxy, 6’, 2005/06
20 Wed. Valentina Loi, We did it all over again, 2’30’’, 2003
21 Thu. Alex Cecchetti and Christian Frosi, Attraversamento del Ponte di Millau , 5’30’’, 2005
22 Fri. Alice Guareschi, Reminds Words. Artist Richard Nonas measuring the Space of an Idea, 21’, 2003
23 Sat. Deborah Ligorio, Donut to Spiral, 6’30’’, 2004
Studio 18 [open Sat 1.00pm - 5.30pm]*
25 August - opening evening, from 5.30pm: Federico Pietrella, Between the 25th and 26th of August 2006 (Courtesy Assab One, Milan)
2 September: Roberto Cuoghi, www.incameracaritatis.org / 1.00 - 1.45pm Floortalk: Chiara Agnello and Roberta Tenconi
9 September: presentation of Italian association ACACIA and some artists rewarded by it
Rebecca Agnes, Nicoletta Agostini, Elena Arzuffi, Riccardo Benassi, Davide Bertocchi, Maura Biava, Dafne Boggeri
(in collaboration with Andy Simionato and Karen ann Donnachie), Alessandra Cassinelli, Marta dell’Angelo, invernomuto, Margherita Morgantin, Sandrine Nicoletta, Moira Ricci
*All the works are available for viewing by appointment
August 26th - September 23rd 2006
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 Australia
Studio 12 open Tuesday - Friday, from 11.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday from 1.00pm to 5.30pm
Studio 18 open Saturday (August 26th, September 2nd, 9th and 16th) 1.00pm - 5.30pm and by appointment.