Resultat pour l'auteur ‘Eleonora Castagna’

Les Nouveaux Commanditaires

While artists and their artworks have taken on all their responsibilities to the extent that they have become paragons of the Modernist ambition, society has turned instead to artworks from the past by giving heritage more importance than it has ever had in history. Citizens remain absent and silent in art. They seem satisfied with anonymous relations with artists and limit artworks to having a role within a heritage that is managed by markets and institutions whose criteria and values could not stem from a political, let alone artistic project.

In order to give a voice to these great absentees and enable them to finally play a role, the actions of the Nouveaux Commanditaires take place on the art scene without walls. This can occur anywhere and is open to those who wish to take on a responsibility as an active player. In these situations, the citizen becomes an equal to the artist and acquires the authority to publicly express a need to create as well as to assess what is produced in the name of art. This mode of action has long gone beyond a mere declaration of intention, it is a tangible reality with hundreds of accomplished artworks. These reflect and demonstrate the fact that both citizens and artists have the intelligence and the courage necessary to highlight contemporary cultural necessities and act in consequence.

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Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don’t). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a “miniature Versailles” in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.

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a.titolo is a non-profit organization established in 2001 by the homonymous collective of curators, critics and historian of art founded in Turin by Giorgina Bertolino, Francesca Comisso, Nicoletta Leonardi, Lisa Parola and Luisa Perlo in 1997 with the aim of investigating and promoting the relation between art, the public sphere and society.

a.titolo curates and produces public art and context-specific projects, exhibitions, workshops, documentaries and educational programmes, developing an interdisciplinary dialogue between the visual arts and urban design.

a.titolo is representative for Italy of the New Patrons programme (nouveaux Commanditaires) promoted by the Fondation de France, aimed at creating works of art commissioned directly by citizens for the places in which they live and work.

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Eleonora Castagna – 14.12

“They dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art”.
Dan Graham

Talk about the perspectives of art inside the social system and the urban context with the class and our tutor Manuel Segade.

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