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 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 is a Cultural Association made up of people involved in contemporary art and, on request, it is able to offer operators, curators and artists in order to discover the city as never before. A skilled team will plan the best itinerary in line with cultural interests of each person.
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.
notte del 17 giugno – dalle 24:00 alle 9:00
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Via San Giovanni, 14
24121 – Bergamo
Thursday – Saturday: 4.00 – 6.30 pm
Giacomo, Via G. Quarenghi, 48 c/d e 33, Bergamo
ph. +39 035 399563
curated by jessica Bugini and Gaspare Tosi
Wednesday – Friday: 3.00 – 7.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm / 3.00 – 7.00 pm
Sunday by appointment:
335 5382238 / 338 9722799
Via G. Quarenghi 50, Bergamo
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm / 2.30 – 5.30 pm
In other days reservation required
Palazzo della Misericordia, via Arena, 9 – Città Alta, Bergamo
curated by Sara Benaglia and Mauro Zanchi
ph. +39 3333378828
Monday – Friday: 3.00 – 6.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3.30 – 6.30 pm
ph. +39 0363 317502
curated by Sara Fontana
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm / 4.00 – 7.30 pm
Via Palma il Vecchio 18/e
24128 – Bergamo
ph.+39 035 403374
photo@ Marco Ronzoni
Tuesday – Saturday: 2:00 – 7:00 pm
Via Casalino 25
24121 Bergamo, Italia
ph. +39 035 247418
In these moments, when Art displays itself as a stack of artistic shows, mainly seen as nothingn more than public entertainment, the need for rest and meditation becomes urgent. The large kermesses in Venice and Kassel and the ever-increasing number of fairs and auctions contribute to creating and multiplying a fast-paced and casual access, which does not consider the artworks’ peculiarities and, on the contrary, focuses its attention on the exhibitive context and on the price.
In order to return to the Art’s fundamentals through a contemplating and reflective gaze, Thomas Brambilla Gallery is proud to present the Wunderkammer project. A single artwork by a designated artist will be selected and placed in an appropriate place where it will not seek nor lure an audience, but admirers and connoisseurs, instead. The artwork will stand as a reflective hiatus to the enthusiast, presenting itself as a dialogue between one’s existence and the gaze of the lover.
The first meeting of the Wunderkammer series hosts Overman, an installation by Oscar Giaconia staging a “dead time” through the small portraits of an elderly fisherman and a swineherd.
Committed in their own synthetic reliquaries, these overseers find in isolation the necessary condition in which to carry on their occupation. They represent host images ready to be colonized by their own parasites, as “pilot hollows” they are going to be passed through by a concatenation of roles, destined to nothing more than descent and neglect.
Oscar Giaconia was born in Milan in 1978, and now lives and works in Bergamo. He completed his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera, and participated to several group exhibitions such as Too big or not too big held at Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Fuori quadro. Follia e cratività fra arte, cinema e archivio, curated by Elio Grazioli at the Sala di Porta Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, Peintures, which took place at the Musée Saint-Loup of Troyes, Happy Ending at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, and many more. His first solo show, Alea, took place at the Thomas Brambilla Gallery (2012), while other solo exhibitions were held at the BACO space and at the National Museum of Natural History di Mdina, Malta.