(But we never going to survive unless
We get a little crazy)
organised by PERIFERICO (Attilia Fattori Franchini + Carolina Ongaro)
Dates: Saturday 19th of January 2019
Modus Operandi proposes a reflection on independent projects and organisations active in Rome, looking in particular at what were in the past and currently are, activation factors that allowed an experimental approach and cultural exchange between local and international art scenes. In line with CASTRO’s educational mission, Modus Operandi attempts to look at the Roman local territory, tracing historical places and key contributions (1960 -1980), to open a critical perspective on the current scene and collectively reflect about possible models and tools for contemporary artistic production.
Saturday 19th January, 2 – 5 pm
Part II: Tools for contemporaneity
Taking the form of a roundtable 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.
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 currently collaborates with 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