The Blank Conversation is a project dedicated to under 35 artists and it has been developed in two years, in 2014 and 2015, respectively dedicated to Italian and foreign artists.
For this project, the artists will spend a short time in Bergamo, as guests at The Blank Residence. During their stay, the artists are able to know the most important cultural realities of Bergamo and they can interface with The Blank staff.
Their residence is recorded with photographies and the whole collected material is then published in a small bilingual publication, that testimony the experience and the research of the involved artists.
The Blank Educational is a project born in 2015 addressed to high school students and it is aimed to enhance knowledge and passion for Contemporary Art. The programme includes a number of activities: introduction to the languages of contemporary art, talks and workshop held in class with artists, studio visit and guided visits to temporary exhibitions.
With the contribution of Fondazione Credito Bergamasco and Regione Lombardia.
In partnership with the Province of Bergamo.
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The Blank gives hospitality to international artists and theoreticians for a medium/long period and offer them accommodation and relations aimed to develop artistic researches, both practical and theoretical.
The perspective is to structure different residencies, which are able to welcome with flexibility researchers on the contemporary and to create connections with Italian and international institutions thanks to the excenge of ideas and experiences.
The Blank Hospitality offers to all art lovers, creative and cultural workers the opportunity to experience a very special staying in Bergamo thanks to a hospitality service offered by residence The Blank. The Residence is located in Via Quarenghi 50, two minutes far from the train station and the central Via XX Settembre.
The Blank Hospitality is part of Art in Network, in partnership with the association That’s Contemporary, developed within the project fUNDER35 of Fondazione Cariplo.
Contemporary Locus, in partnership with Festival Orlando identity, relations, opportunities – presents KISS (USA 1963/64) by Andy Warhol.
The film will be projected between May 17 and May 21 – from 7pm – on the glass wall of the Domus – Bergamo, on Piazza Dante.
OPENING: Friday May 19th, 7.00 – 10.00 pm
former Albergo Diurno, Bergamo
curated by Paola Tognon
Contemporary Locus 12 invites Kader Attia and Alvin Curran inside the former Albergo Diurno, a subterranean public bath occupying a circular area of 1200 mq at the heart of Centro Piacentiniano in Bergamo, that is part of the social memory of the city but was abandoned for 40 years.
The project by Kader Attia – (1970, France) lives and works between Berlin, Paris and Algiers – brings the concept of repair into the former Albergo Diurno: memory and its ability to repair the fractures of history are at the core of a series of installations and a film, Reflecting Memory, that granted Attia the last Duchamp Prize.
The site-specific work by composer, musician, artist and electronic music pioneer Alvin Curran – (1938, Providence) lives and works in Rome – departs from the evocative structure of the site. Concert for bathtub and orchestra is a live performance with several musicians and instruments, a score for multiple voices that will transform into a sound architecture inhabiting the former Albergo Diurno for the duration of the exhibition.
opening: Thursday, 4th May 2017 – h. 6.00 pm
From Thursday to Saturday, h. 4:00 – 6:30 pm
c/o Giacomo, Via G. Quarenghi, 48 c/d, Bergamo
Exhibition of the II edition of Artist-in-residence Kilometro Rosso project.
Artists: Sara Benaglia, Giusy La Licata, Lorenzo Lunghi, Marco Manzoni, Federico Orlando, Francesca Santambrogio.
Complesso Monumentale di Astino
curated by Corrado benigni and Mauro Zanchi
Monday – Friday: 8.20 am – 1.20 pm / 2.40 – 4.10 pm
Banca Popolare di Bergamo,
Piazza Vittorio Veneto n. 8 – Bergamo
ART UP 5/17 – GELITIN
curated by Enrico De Pascale
99 WORDS WITH GUIDO VAN DER WERVE
GUIDO VAN DER WERVE, NUMMER DERTIEN, EFFUGIO B: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A MOUNTAINEER, 2010, TWO FRAMED DIGITAL C-PRINTS, ONE FRAMED TEXT, EACH PRINT: 58.1 X 44.13 cm
Courtesy of the artist
On January 19th, 2010, I reached the summit of Aconcagua in Argentina, 6.962 meters.
I was looking for some wisdom in this period, and was hoping to find some at the summit. I had heard stories like “if you make it to the summit, you realise it’s all worth it” and “you climb up a boy and you come down a man”.
After two weeks of pain and suffering, we finally reached the summit. Besides being completely exhausted I didn’t feel anything.
Guido van der Werve
opening: 5 April, h. 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Monday – Saturday: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Closed on Tuesday
ph. +39 035222333
Via San Tomaso, 53 – Bergamo
Tel. + 39 035 270272
curated by M. cristina Rodeschini