Gone To Texas
Iris van Dongen
Paul Le Grand
Daniele Pario Perra
Gian Paolo Minelli
Roberto de Luca
Karl Ingar Roys
The video show. An on-going project which entails an array of initiatives, events and exhibits at an international level. The concept 'to become famous' focuses both on the ambition of the artist to be accepted in the art system and on the basic need to survive in the everyday life, by reasoning on large numbers: how many poor people are needed to maintain the status of a star? And on the contrary, how many hopeless people need well-known celebrities to dream of a better life? A networking project with charge new artists and new local vision/concept, on the issue, in all the national steps.
fama_fame / fame_hunger is an on-going project which entails an array of initiatives, events and exhibits at an international level. The concept “to become famous” focuses both on the ambition of the artist to be accepted in the art system and on the basic need to survive in the everyday life, by reasoning on large numbers: how many poor people are needed to maintain the status of a star? And on the contrary, how many hopeless people need well-known celebrities to dream of a better life?
fama_fame / fame_hunger researches on this connection based on our media-consumering system. Our investigation is carried out through the production and realization of events in different European cities and a travelling exhibition, enriched each time by local artists' & curators contributions. A networking project with charge new artists and new local vision/concept, on the issue, in all the national steps.
The project fama_fame / fame_hunger relies on the hospitality of the local cultural and political institutions, all over Europe, and is attended by a local and an international audience. Exhibitions are public and for free events.
After the three switzerland step, now Fama/Fame – Fame/Hunger is in The Netherlands, only with the Artists' Video from the network, moving to Italy and Germany in the next months.
fama_fame / fame_hunger
Meinrad Feuchter, Norbert Klassen, Fiorenza Bassetti, Béatrice Bader, Paul Le Grand, Marco Giacomoni, Markus Furrer, Claude Gaçon, Stefania Beretta, Ernesto Nicolai, Daniele Pario Perra, Anaïs Gumy, Gian Paolo Minelli, Silvano Repetto, Jérome Leuba, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti, Emilio Fantin, Filippo Leonardi, Antonio Scarponi, Roberto de Luca, Giuliano Galletta, Patrizio Travagli, Emile Zile, Julie Upmeyer, Maurizio Ruggiano, Loredana Longo, Roberta Baldaro. Agent Provocateur: Rolf Lyssy & Anne Rüffer, Tobias Nölle, Peter Aerschmann, Chris Niemeyer & HC Vogel, Hanspeter Ammann, Andrea Štaka, Lutz/Guggisberg, Claudia Remondino, Breitenmoser, Huaman, Porschberger, Bernie Forster, Tashi Brauen, Béla Batthyany / Sibilla Semadeni, Marc Dusseiller / Philipp H., Carmen Stadler, Delia Mayer, Nathalie Oestreicher, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, Baggenstos / Rudolf. Art Shaker the Politics: Riccardo Lisi, Luigi Negro, Iolanda Pensa, Lisa Binder, Marco Villani, Lucia Babina, Federico Baronello, Elvira Vannini, Federico Zanfi, Stefano Romano, Pippo Delbono, Steve Piccolo, Karl Ingar Roys.
The PrintROOM collection is a growing and travelling, international collection of artists’ publications and print projects. For this occasion a selection is made of publications and printed matter dealing with the project title: fama_fame. Some artists want to share their personal lives and ideas with an audience; they help stilling the voyeuristic hunger that many people have and at the same time their own craving for exposure is satisfied. some artists simply are superstars (acknowledged or not). some artists dream of fame, (but they want to be famous for strange things, like for a lonely bicycle ride to the north pole..). some artists criticize our consumerist society. some artists make books about food, some books just look so yummy you would like to eat them...printed matter is a way of disseminating images and ideas, and because of this it is in itself a strategy for stilling hunger (for new ideas) and for reaching out to an audience and get noticed! PrintROOM is a project by Rotterdam based artist Karin de Jong.
This special selection contains works by: Peter Köhler, Dagloze Krant, Gone To Texas, Guestroom, Sarah Doyle, Zub, Slave, Floss, Tony Garifalakis, Carla Cruz, Rebecca Moran, Damp, Iris van Dongen, Olivia Plender, Indra, Graeme Walker, Influenza, Matthew Griffin, Cesare Pietroiusti & Platform, Paul Rooney, rm103, Peggy Franck, Sally Alatalo, Maura Biava, Agata Zwierzyñska, Fw:, Snazz, Giancarlo Norese, Antistrot, Marc Bijl, Maria Nymfiadi, Fukt, Rienke Enghardt, Bart Lodewijks, Mareike Lee, Eva Weinmayr, Mark Pawson, Code and many more.........
A special thanks to Viana Conti, Christin Markovic, Meinrad Feuchter, Norbert Klassen, Dominik Imhof, Hanna Keller, Plinio Bachmann for the last Switzerland exhiition.
Vernissage – Saturday 29 november 6 P.M.
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35 3021 XB Rotterdam