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 Educational is a project addressed to high school students and comes from the desire to enhance knowledge and passion for Contemporary Art. The programme include an introduction to the languages of contemporary art, talks and workshops with artists, studio visits and guided visits to temporary exhibition.
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 Contamporary, developed within the project fUNDER35 of Fondazione Cariplo.
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
ph. +39 0352223333
Via San Tomaso, 53 – Bergamo
Tel. + 39 035 270272
curated by M. cristina Rodeschini
Tuesday – Friday: 2:30-6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 09:30 am-1:00 pm/ 2:30-6:00 pm
closed on Monday
Ex Ateneo di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Piazza Padre Reginaldo Giuliani
Bergamo, Città Alta
a cura di M. Cristina Rodeschini and Valentina Raimondi