News – Pier Giorgio De Pinto
The project ‘Blessings of the masses‘ is finally on line with a dedicated virtual exhibition on my experimental platform ‘Future is now’ here:
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2016 May – Creatures #4. Interactive installation at Keck-Kiosk, Basel (CH).
2016 April – How to heal our broken hearts. Performance and interactive installation at Cabaret Voltaire, Dada Zurich (CH).
2015 November – Fraught. Double solo show and long durational performance by Pier Giorgio De Pinto & Valter Luca Signorile. MACT/CACT Contemporary Art Ticino (CH). Curated by Mario Casanova. Critic texts/Reviews by Simona Squadrito and Erica Romano.
2016 October – Come Closer – Experimenting with a Wunderkammer of Vanities. MACT/CACT (CH). Curated by Mario Casanova.
2016 September – Manifesta 11. The European Biennial of contemporary Art. Zurich (CH). Aa.Vv. Various venues. Performance at Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, Zurich (CH).
2016 August – Transumarte. Castle of Malaspina Fieschi Doria, Santo Stefano D’Aveto (I). Curated by Ivano Sossella.
2015 July – Le latitudini dell’arte II edition, Hungary and Italy. Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea. Palazzo Ducale, Sale del Munizioniere, Genoa (I). Curated by Virginia Monteverde. Critic text by Viana Conti.
2015 June – Come Closer. Le Manoir, Martigny (CH). Curateda by Susanna Gyulamiryan and Alina Mnatsakanian.
2015 January – Segrete. Tracce di memoria. Segrete. Trace of Memory. Allied artists for the Shoah. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (I). Curated by Virginia Monteverde. Critic texts/Reviews by Viana Conti, Stefano Bigazzi, Bettina Bush.
2016 September Film program O[slo] N[ight] 2016 by Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel (CH). Event curated by Alexandra Adler in collaboration with Clea Wanner and Nicole Meier at HGK Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, studio Cinema, Basel (CH).
2016 July – Performance at ‘StrofeDipinteDiJazz Event‘ by Liberatorio d’arte Fulvio Zonch Ass., Laghetti di Romans d’Isonzo, Gorizia (I). Curated by Gianluca Doria, Sergio Pancaldi, Chiara Spizzamiglio.
2015 September – AMAE/De Pinto 58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY. Index 42: the phases of the pomegranate. Live stream performance in collaboration with AMAE and Jean-Luc Nancy.
2015 July – Me and the Armenian genocide. Workshop with Edmond Habetian at MAMY Modern Art Museum Yerevan. Armenia.
2015 July – Music Was My First Love. Performance and interactive audio visual installation for the event 6PM Your Local Time. Curated by Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age , Brescia (I). Castle of Brescia (I) and De Pinto’s studio (CH).
2014 September – 63 variations on the body project with AMAE Art Collective (UK) and the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy (FR). A call for composers to work on Nancy’s voice recordings.
2014 January – The philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy created two news indices (n. 60 and n. 61) based on the meeting he had with AMAE and De Pinto during the workshop in Freiburg, Germany. He wrote two more indices related to sex and gender (which was a missing topic on the first edition). The Birmingham University immediately offered to support the project with a possible publication by ARTicle Press with the aim to re-launch the original “58 indices sur le corps” plus the new 4 indices.
2013 December – 58(+1) Indices on the body project with AMAE Art Collective (UK) and the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy (FR). The philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy agreed to record himself reading the whole of the indices and offered exclusive copyright to Amae/De Pinto.The recording, a 45-minute session of slow reading, has been made in French which is Mr. Nancy’s native language and it will be used for further developments in 2014.
2012 September – co-curator with Mario Casanova for the show Subtle Psycho-Geographies: A Calvary for the Image. Felice Filippini & Jean Corty, Martin Disler, Otto Dix, Aurelio Gonzato, Hermann Hesse, Apollonio Pessina, Luigi Rossi, Louis Soutter, Varlin. MACT/CACT (CH).
Training & Workshops
Me and the Armenian genocide. Workshop with Edmond Habetian at MAMY Modern Art Museum Yerevan. Armenia.
Workshop of Sumi-e, traditional Japanese Ink wash painting, with the Master Shozo Koike.. Nippon Project, Japan Matsuri, Switzerland.
C.O.R.E Strange Foreign Bodies. Workshop SOKA University, CA, USA.
Training with Lynsey Peisinger and Rebecca Davis for the performance “Centerpiece” by Marina Abramovic. Sommernachtsfest – Summer night’s Gala 2014, Fondation Beyeler, Basel-Riehen.
Training for Huddle with the choreographer Claire Filmon, performance by Simone Forti.
Le Mouvement 2014 – Performing the City, Biel/Bienne (CH)
C.O.R.E. Strange Foreign Bodies. Collaboration with Jean-Luc Nancy and AMAE Art Collective.
MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CH).
Workshop with the students of International Academy of Education. Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts. Yerevan, Armenia.
De Pinto partecipated in some workshops during the event Spuren in Freiburg. One workshop by Sarah Bechmann called Gewaltfreie Aktion. Körper und Bewegung (No violent action. Body and movement). One workshop by Alice Koubova called Dialogische Handlung (Dialogical action). One workshop by Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele called Verkörperung. Tanz. Therapie (Incarnation. Dance. Therapy). One workshop by Graham Smith called Finding your solo voice.
Publications, Bibliography, Critic Texts, Interviews, Archives (selection)
2016 August/September – Article on the exhibition CazzieFighe, Frattura Scomposta, Contemporary Art Magazine.
2016 June – Exhibition catalogue Cazziefighe, Emmegi Contemporary, Milano, Edizioni Tiratura Limita, June 2016
2016 March – Article on Artmapp – Das Kunstmagazin für Entdecher, Germany.
2016 January – Article on magazine for ILSREC Istituto Ligure per la Storia della Resistenza e dell’ Età Contemporanea (Ligurian Institute for the History of Resistance and Contemporary Age)
2016 January – Critic text Vita, morte e rinascita. In una mostra in Ticino. (Life, Death, Ribirth. In an exhibition in Ticino). Text by Simona Squadrito for Artribune.
2015 December – Critic text “FRAUGHT. Esplorazioni dello stato arcaico al MACT/CACT” by Erica Romano for Artnoise.
2015 November – Article “Vedere in Canton Ticino”, Il Giornale dell’Arte October/December 2015
2015 November – Article Almanacco – Eventi da non perdere. Touring Club Italiano, November 2015
2015 April – Interview Passo a prenderti. Rete Uno. RSI, Switzerland.
2015 March – Text and Images contribution for Dialogo fra artisti e sociologi – Dialog between artists and sociologists. Curated by Patrizia Bonardi.
2015 January – Exhibition catalogue Segrete. Tracce di memoria. Segrete. Trace of Memory. Allied artists for the Shoah VII Edition. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (I).
2014 September – Interview by Blauer Hase for Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival. 58(+1) Indices on the body.
2014 June – Exhibition catalogue The Voice and the Lens. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. Catalogue.
2014 May – Article The time-specific era. A rare case of video art distributor in Italy: Visualcontainer. MyTemplart Magazine.
2013 November – Book MACT/CACT Cahier d’art #5. Around human geographies. November 2013
2013 November – Magazine Segno n.246, Italian Art Magazine. The solitary Body. October-November 2013.
2012 September – Interview for the show Subtle Psycho-Geographies: A Calvary for the Image. 2012 (CH). RSI, Swiss Italian Radio Television (CH).
2012 September Book CACTyou! Fanzine # Zero Persona. CACT Publications, (CH) of November 2010. The publication is now in the Network of Libraries and Information Centers in Switzerland (NEBIS) and preserved in the Swiss National Library.