Date/Time: 24/04/2004 12:00 am
Soloists and the band. Critical reviews of shared artistic practices
curated by Carla Subrizi
developed by Emilio Fantin – Cesare Pietroiusti
The final stages of the workshop entitled The Soloists and the Band. Critical
Reviews of Shared Artistic Practices will be presented on 24 April 2004 at 4:00 p.m. on the premises of the Fondazione Baruchello. It has been the first project related to the Research and Development Conference carried out by the Fondazione Baruchello, curated by Carla Subrizi and developed by Emilio Fantin and Cesare Pietroiusti.
Within the scope of the Fondazione Baruchello’s activities, the Research and Development Conference represents an area of studies, exchange and construction of new critical theories on contemporary artistic practices. This edition, entitled soloists and the band. Critical reviews of shared artistic practices has focused on a subject of great topical interest: the artistic practice intended as a creative process not only retraceable to one single author, but to a plurality of subjects. Emilio Fantin and Cesare Pietroiusti have worked along with two distinct groups of young artists and art, architecture, psychology and philosophy scholars. The premise of the conference was to experiment the transformation of an artistic process when more than one identity take part in its various construction stages: from its conception to the final execution of a work of art. In this sense the involvement of individuals extraneous to the field of art, usually with the role of simple observers!, has been one of the focal point of the entire project: that is the public’s participation during the elaboration of the artistic process and consequently becoming an active part of it. Ongoing research, subsequent to that carried out by the first historical avant-garde groups especially during the Sixties and Seventies that opened works of art to public participation, in the final decades of the last century has witnessed the public’s new function within a transformation that has invested the overall constitution of the work of art.
The project led by Emilio Fantin concentrated on the theme of the home. The aim of the workshop was to create a collective work of art composed by the single works of each member of the group. The focal point lies in the dynamics of the creative process: within the group itself, confrontation and relations must generate a collective fancy to which each participant refers to in order to elaborate his/her individual project.These also vary in relation to the development of all the other works.The convergence of various contributions by participants in the project has been considered an exchange platform where the multiple orientations meet to “tune up” with each other, as within a musical band. Thus the outline of a work that, while taking into consideration individual identities, has taken shape as an interweaving of relations and the starting point for various forms of complex identities.
On the other hand, Cesare Pietroiusti began with the conception of the group as a
whole, in which individual and collective tensions could be projected in the search
for constituting new forms of subjectivity and creating an artistic project capable
of expressing them. The interaction between different individuals has generated a
complex situation where the error, the side effect, the “non functional” thought become voices, deviation points but simultaneously the starting point of other trains of thought. Themes such as expectation, fear and fortune have constituted for the group a map of brief experiences, producing a practical itinerary that is at the basis of the project. It is articulated in different project research and work
stages, constituted by meetings in different places, narrations and e-mails that aim at involving a heterogeneous public.
A publication will shortly be released containing the considerations and results
that have flanked and accompanied the articulation of this project.
Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Comune di Roma.
Curator: Carla Subrizi
Opening: 24 April 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Address: Fondazione Baruchello – Via di Santa Cornelia 695 – 00188 Rome
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