(But we never going to survive unless
We get a little crazy)
curated by PERIFERICO (CAROLINA ONGARO + ATTILIA FATTORI FRANCHINI)
Dates: 6 and 7 December OR 24 and 25 January (tbd)
A two-day reflection on tools and independent spaces present in Rome, in particular those which are currently and those which were in the past, activation engines that allowed an experimental approach and cultural exchange between local and international scenes. In line with the program at CASTRO and conceived in two sessions, Modus Operandi wants to analyse the Roman scene, considering places and historical figures active from the post-war period to the 80s, opening a critical look on the local independent and experimental scene of the time, in order to think about models and tools of contemporary artistic production.
Part I: An alternative approach to heritage
The first session explores the “artistic heritage” produced and supported by independent spaces and alternative forms of organisation, analysing two case studies: La Tartaruga (1954 – 1984) and Attico (1957 – present).
Part II: Tools for contemporaneity
The second session suggests a collective analysis and comparison of places, tools and initiatives able to create a cultural exchange between local and international scene, reflecting on the various models used.
Listing: Rome exploration, which are the meeting and confrontation places.
Participants are invited to provide a list of 5-10 places, institutions, cafes, clubs, squats, to their choice of creative and community encounter and clash.
Periferico is an independent research platform proposing new tools and methods to observe and analyse the impact of economics, geography and networks on artistic production, distribution and display. www.periferico.club
Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based between London and Milan. She is co-founder of the non-profit platform bubblebyte.org and Opening Times and contributes essays and reviews to international publications such as Mousse, CURA., Flash Art International and other magazines. She is the curator of BMW Open Work by Frieze, Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily, the Emergent section of miart, Milan and will direct the next edition of the Termoli Art Prize, Italy. Recent projects include Could you visit me in dreams? as part of curated_by 2018, Vienna; Red Lake at Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, 2018; ARS17+ at Kiasma, Museum, Helsinki, 2017; Céu Torto, Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo, 2017; Europe and the Bull at LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina, 2016; Kuvat Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 2015; Bold Tendencies 2015, London; HAND by Create, Barbican Center, London, 2013. attiliaff.com
Carolina Ongaro is an independent curator based in London. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is co-founder and co-director of Jupiter Woods, an exhibition space, residency programme and research and studio facility established in 2014 in in South-East London. She has here been initiating artists’ residencies, exhibitions and long-term projects, collectively and individually. She is currently Curator for Northern Sustainable Futures, a newly founded platform for art and sustainability in the Swedish Lapland. She often works on a collaborative and conversational basis with a focus on the cross-pollination of disciplines and practices. Recent projects include The Ol ‘Switcheroo – with artists Sophie Jung, Rebecca Lennon, Sarah Duffy at Jupiter Woods, London and Rose Bouquet at Marselleria, Milan. jupiterwoods.com