Fucking Good Art: Italia. Issue #28 > residency, Puglia and Basilicata

from 04.04.2011 all’ 04.11.2011
Laboratory of Art and Architecture, Lecce (Apulia, Italy)
residency program curated by Giusy Checola in collaboration with Luigi Presicce

A project by Nomas Foundation

In partnership with Careof, Progetto Diogene, Nosadella.due, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Archiviazioni (link alla nostra homepage), Fondazione Morra Greco

With the support of Fonds BKVB
In collaboration with Kingdom of Netherlands

Fucking Good Art, L'Italia s'è desta. Affissioni spontanee sul monumento a Wolfgang Goethe, 7 Feb 2011, Viale Goethe, Villa Borghese, Roma

Fucking Good Art, Italy is rising. Spontaneous comments added on the monument of Wolfgang Goethe, 7 Feb 2011, Viale Goethe, Villa Borghese, Rome.

The current Italian art system represents an interesting laboratory in the context of a general redefinition of European cultural economical politics for the proliferation of independent projects, of forms of self organisation, a mix of public and private funding, and bottom up initiatives.
Nomas Foundation commissioned the Dutch collective Fucking Good Art to develop a research based editorial art project investigating the Italian cultural scene, vis à vis the current political and economic crises.
Through an itinerant residency that will take place in Rome, Bologna, Milan, Turin, Naples, Palermo and Lecce, Fucking Good Art is invited as an external expert to edit a guide through this country that serves both to map out its diverse and complex art scene, as well as to bring to surface elements that could be of help to other cultural practitioners across Europe in the face of a crisis that invested cultural work worldwide.
The publication Italia. Issue #28 will be presented to the public in June, as a result of the residency and research period spent in Italy.

Archiviazioni hosts in Lecce the Apulia’s step of the travelling residency program of Fucking Good Art, with a specific program of meetings and discussions with artists, curators, cultural workers and experts of other disciplines who live and work on the territory of Salento, Bari and Basilicata.
Apulia nowadays is a favored observatory fo the analisys of the modalities and the aims of the public cultural policies and the forms of self-organizations, of the influence of the public, private and independent actions run in relation to the artistic, social and cultural local practises for the education, the production and the research, which is visible through the different outcomes in the so called ‘Apulias’.

Fucking Good Art is an artist’s duo formed by Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma. Since the publication of the first Rotterdam issue in December 2003 they have made issues in Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Copenhagen, Riga and Switzerland and more. This will be the first Italian commission, framed in a very specific time in the political history of the country and follows closely the Swiss Issue, realised by FGA in 2008.

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