(Bologna) F.A.Q. frequently asked questions

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Date/Time: 02/11/2003 12:00 am

F.A.Q. frequently asked questions
curated by Gino Gianuizzi and Mauro Manara
a contemporary art exhibition supported by
Amministrazione Comunale di Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, Italy
Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Castel San Pietro Terme
Associazione culturale Pneuma
neon/campo base
sunday, november 2, 2003 at 4pm
via Matteotti and via Cavour
from november 2, 2003 to november 30, 2003
participating artists:
Fabrizio Basso, Isabella Bordoni, Carlesso Carlesso, Cuoghi Corsello,
Emilio Fantin, Alberto Garutti, Dimitris Kozaris, Lorenza Lucchi
Basili, M+M, Eva Marisaldi, Fabio Mauri, Maurizio Mercuri, Dörte
Meyer, Giancarlo Norese, Luca Pancrazzi, Alberta Pellacani e Ivan
Valentini, Cesare Pietroiusti, Marco Samoré, Susanna Scarpa, Saura
Sermenghi, Gian Domenico Sozzi, Alessandra Spranzi, Sabrina Torelli,
Tommaso Tozzi, Tu’m, Marco Vaglieri, Maurizio Vetrugno, Alberto
Zanazzo, Zimmerfrei
Contemporary art has initiated for some years now a critical course
and a research dynamic that questions the autonomy of art regarding
the self-sufficiency of the work and as self-reference of meaning.
By this moment, in practice, it is put in doubt that art is able to
take care of itself, favouring instead an interpretation and a
practice that makes Contemporary Art a medium of Communication and a
way of interpersonal relationships. This way comes attributed a role
of major relevance and stronger responsibility for the spectator and
a change of expository displays and their report with the traditional
We are assisting a proliferation of art exhibits performed outside
the official, standardized sites: shows are running in subway and
train stations, works that occupy the advertisement spaces, that
circulate by bus, or that find their own place in the supermarketŠ In
all those places where people move themselves in their everyday life
and where the interaction with the public is thought as more
appetizing, searching for an interlocutor less and less expert, only
valuated by his numeric number, vitalizing this way a parallel course
to Contemporary Art, stimulating and qualified, in the direction of
what is defined as ‘Public Art’.
In this sphere of inquiry we also find inserted the F.A.Q. project,
in programme at Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna, Italy) from 2 to 30
November, by occasion of the 16th Edition of Rassegna di Arte
F.A.Q. stands for frequently asked questions: a support to the use of
programmes and applications well known to whom ever uses a computer;
In this case, we became appropriate of the term to allude the
frequently asked questions each one poses to himself, unexpressed
questions because they’re so frequent, and as such, thought as banal,
useless, already said and heard, in a word, vain.
F.A.Q. is a project that displaces the show outside the official
places, in a space that it’s in itself where we find articulated a
city’s life, without the white walls, without the ceremony of passing
the threshold, introducing the visitor in a different world regarding
the one of his daily life existence.
The invited artists show their works on the streets of Castel San
Pietro, using as interface PVC urban banners, dimensions 4mt x 1mt,
that will come suspended on via Cavour and on via Matteotti, or by
sound installation, on air in all the historical center of the city.

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