Curated by Claudia Santeroni
The cultural association The Blank launches The Blank Conversations, a brand new project that involves artist in residence, interviews, publications, photography in order to create new ways of communication, telling contemporary art in a spontaneous and accessible key.
During 2014 three artists are invited to spend a short time at the residence of the association The Blank.
For each appointment a mini-catalogue will be available in both the spaces of the residency and the members of the network.
The Blank Conversations tells (extra)ordinary stories to make people feel closer to art and creativity.
The Blank Conversation | Meeting Fatma Bucak | 18 – 21 December 2015
Born in 1984, Iskendurun (Turkey)
Lives and workes between London and Istanbul
Nothing is in its own place, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino
Over a line, darkly, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, a cura di Ian Alden Russell
I must say a word about fear, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, a cura di Marianna Vecellio
Yet another story about the fall, Arter-Space for Art, Istanbul, a cura di Basak Doga Temur
Present Future, Artissima, Torino, a cura di Qinyi Lim
Figlia dell’uomo, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino, testo di Martina Corgnati
Melancholia I, The Zandra Rhodes Gallery, UCA, Rochester, UK, a cura di Caroline Scott
First artist to participate in the project Conversation, Giulia Cenci spent her days as guest at The Blank Residency knowing the cultural reality of Bergamo: appointments with editors, views to the galleries and institutions in the city, studio visits.
Second artist to participate in The Blank Conversation, after the first appointment with Giulia Cenci, Daniele Maffeis, young artist form Bergamo based in Milan, has spent his mini-residence facing the cultural reality of his city from a new perspective: immersed in the life of the association.
Third meeting of The Blank Conversation, Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari spent their residence immersed in the life of the association, conversing with curators and artists, both during official events and convivial situations.
During the second day of stay they held a lecture on their work at the Residence of The Blank, for an audience of collectors and art lovers.
First foreign artist to participate in the project The Blank Conversation, the South African Bianca Baldi, artist based in Antwerp, has been involved in a large speech organized in collaboration with the Accademia Carrara.
The artist spoke of her work at a public of students, teachers and collectors interested to deepen her research.
Bianca has spent the rest of the stay visiting the city cultural institutions and meeting artists and curators.
Second foreign artist to participate in the project The Blank Conversation, Oscar Santillan, Ecuadorian artist based in Amsterdam, spent his stay in Bergamo in a time of great cultural activity. Openings, studio visits and conversations with artists and curators have marked his visit, also characterized by a public talk organized by BACO – Base Contemporary Art.