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REFRESH02 – #LAYERS – Contemporary Art in the Digital Era

REFRESH02 – #LAYERS – Contemporary Art in the Digital Era

#LAYERS – Contemporary Art in the Digital Era is the second event of REFRESH, an exhibition series that wants to research Italian contemporary art and offers an update on practices that confront with the issues, languages and forms emerged with the digital turn of the last twenty years.

REFRESH 02 – #LAYERS – Contemporary Art in the Digital Era is curated by Fabio Paris and organised by iMAL, an art institution in Brussels with the objective to support artistic forms and creative practices using contemporary technologies as their medium. The exhibition presents 15 contemporary Italian artists in the effort, on the one hand, to investigate how contemporary Italian art confronted with the issues and the languages of the digital, with a specific interest in the relationships between artists and their geographical dislocation; on the other hand, in the attempt to present their work on an international platform. Broad and comprehensive as it seems, the exhibition title refers to the various ways in which the complexity of the digital environment manifests itself in the works on show: the distinction between code and interface in generative art and glitch art; the layers in a digital image; the strata of time in the archives of digital memory; the distinction between public and private, material and immaterial, visible and invisible. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual (Italian / English) publication, published by Link Editions.

The exhibition will take place in the Machines Room of La Raffinerie / Charleroi Danse, from April 18th to May 26th, 2018. The programme of the opening week will be completed by a public debate on Friday April 20th, organized in the frame of Art Brussels and titled “Ways beyond the post-Internet”.

PROGRAMME

Opening

Wednesday 18 April 2018, 18:30 – 22:00

Opening hours

19 April – 26 May 2018
Wed – Sat, 13:00 – 18:00
Open during the Art Brussels weekend, Sat 21 & Sun 22 April
Free Entrance

Venue 

La Raffinerie, Rue de Manchesterstraat 21
1080 Brussels

Artists
Marco Cadioli, Alessandro Capozzo, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Luca Grillo, IOCOSE, Kamilia Kard, Eva & Franco Mattes, Marco Mendeni, Martina Menegon, Filippo Minelli, Simone Monsi, Alice Palamenghi, Guido Segni, Emilio Vavarella, Carlo Zanni

Art Brussels debate “Ways beyond the post-Internet”
Friday 20 April, 16:30 – 18:00, at Art Brussels
Art Brussels – Tour & Taxis
Avenue du port 86 C
1000 Brussels
With Yves Bernard, Peter Beyls, Josephine Bosma, Constant Dullaart, Valérie Hasson-Benillouche, Hampus Lindwall, Fabio Paris, Domenico Quaranta, Carlo Zanni.

Catalogue (Paperback and Free download PDF):
http://linkeditions.tumblr.com/layers_brussels

More info
http://imal.org/exhibition/layers

Press images
Download press folder

Credits
Curator: Fabio Paris
Production: Link Art Center
Organisation: iMAL
Partners: Charleroi Danse and Art Brussels
With the support of the Vlaamse Overheid, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.


Installation view of Pier Giorgio De Pinto’s Corpora Polyhedra installation (2015, on going) for REFRESH01 – #LAYERS at Spazio Contemporanea, Corsetto Sant’Agata 22, Brescia (I)
Dates: October 22 – November 19, 2016

Educational workshop leader for the exhibition Burri Fontana Afro Capogrossi. Nuovi orizzonti nell’arte del secondo dopoguerra

Educational workshop leader for the exhibition Burri Fontana Afro Capogrossi. Nuovi orizzonti nell’arte del secondo dopoguerra

Educational workshop leader for the exhibition Burri Fontana Afro Capogrossi. Nuovi orizzonti nell’arte del secondo dopoguerra (New horizons in post-World War II art) March 24 –
September 2 2018. Museum Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland
Tour guide for the exhibition Burri Fontana Afro Capogrossi. Nuovi orizzonti nell’arte del secondo dopoguerra

Tour guide for the exhibition Burri Fontana Afro Capogrossi. Nuovi orizzonti nell’arte del secondo dopoguerra

Tour guide for the exhibition Burri Fontana Afro Capogrossi. Nuovi orizzonti nell’arte del secondo dopoguerra (New horizons in post-World War II art)
March 24 – September 2 2018. Museum Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland

Contribution to the project Everything I know

Contribution to the project Everything I know

At the end of December began the adventure of Mariagrazia Pontorno for her project Everything I Know (Volume 2).
A Project curated by and developed with Elena Giulia Abbiatici and Silvana Vassallo, with the kind assistance of Ines Musumeci Greco. Boarding crew – project development: Rosa Ciacci.
In partnership with Brasilian Embassy in Rome, Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome, Kunsthistorisches Museum of Wien, Botanical Garden of Pisa, Galleria Passaggi.I have been invited to collaborate on this project with a contribution I named

Influenze tecnico scientifiche dell’uomo sugli elementi naturali prodotti dalla Natura.
(Man’s scientific and technical influences on the natural elements produced by Nature).For more information on Mariagrazia Pontorno’s project:

 

image: ​Mariagrazia Pontorno, 2014, A Samambaia dos Mares #2, lightbox, 30x40x10 cm, courtesy Galleria Passaggi, the artist.
Conversation with the body

Conversation with the body

January 12 2018

Lecture ‘Dialogo con il corpo’ (conversation with the body). Students and professionals of clinical ethics and clinical humanities at Supsi, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. Venue: Library of MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CH), Switzerland.
ABCBA project by Crudostudio

ABCBA project by Crudostudio

My video contribution entitled WTF did I just watch? for the ABCBA project by Crudostudio
You can watch the video here:
and to have some info on the project here:
https://www.facebook.com/pgdepinto