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c/o careof

Organizzazione non profit per l'arte contemporanea.

c/o careof

Prossimità di spazi e tempi

Nel 2017 Careof compie 30 anni e usa questa occasione come pretesto per riflettere sulla propria storia, coinvolgendo artisti, curatori e operatori attivi nella città di Milano (spazi non profit, festival, organizzazioni teatrali, artist run spaces, case editrici indipendenti) e per ragionare al tempo stesso riguardo al futuro di ciascuno di noi, soggetti attivi nel contesto culturale locale ed extra locale.
Partendo dalle domande chi siamo, a cosa serviamo e come vogliamo continuare e con l'obiettivo di ricentrare il discorso sul senso del fare bene e meglio più che su quello del sopravvivere o soccombere, abbiamo invitato tre ospiti internazionali Andrea Phillips, Christophe Meierhans, Alex Martinis Roe (Formations) a tenere un workshop di cinque giorni, per aiutarci a sviluppare collettivamente, diversi temi e riflessioni che riguardano le pratiche di tutti i soggetti coinvolti.

Dal 18 al 24 settembre 2017 Careof si offre come spazio fisico e opportunità laboratoriale per organizzazioni milanesi indipendenti invitate a confrontarsi sulle seguenti macro-aree, di volta in volta indagate da ciascun partecipante e dai tutor invitati: comprendere l’impatto della produzione culturale nel contesto locale e il suo “valore posticipato”; quali economie alternative possiamo immaginare in supporto di pratiche artistiche; come adottare metodologie artistiche nella gestione di un’organizzazione culturale. Un esercizio tecnico e a tratti fantascientifico, che ci aiuterà a rimettere al centro del discorso parole importanti per il nostro mestiere e per il ruolo che riveste nel contesto sociale.

Prossimità di spazi e tempi ha come obiettivo l'introduzione di nuovi metodi e nuovi lessici per ridefinire il ruolo degli attori, nel contesto sociale e culturale. Il progetto, anche nella sua visionarietà, nasce con lo scopo specifico di ritrovare lo spazio della relazione, di prendersi cura del nostro tempo e del nostro lavoro, in una realtà apparentemente pacificata, ma terribilmente compulsiva, con cui siamo spesso costretti a interagire. Come un'organizzazione culturale può costruire comunità? Come può lavorare per parlare al pubblico e fare esperienza di esso? Si può misurare il valore prodotto da Organizzazione non profit per la ricerca artistica contemporanea un'organizzazione non soltanto attraverso numeri, ma attraverso il suo impatto sociale? Come la sua politica interna e i metodi di distribuzione e remunerazione del lavoro, si confrontano con la crisi attuale? Sono alcune delle domande da cui partiremo.

Durante il fine settimana dal 22 al 24 settembre, Careof diventa luogo per l’autoriflessione, con interventi pensati come piccoli accadimenti che si manifestano in parallelo alle considerazioni presentate durante i giorni del workshop. Nel contesto sempre più urgente dell'economia globale, in un paesaggio di forza lavoro in rapida evoluzione, l'artista Danilo Correale presenta Reverie: On the Liberation from Work, un lavoro sonoro nato a New York in collaborazione con uno psicoterapeuta e ipnoterapeuta, composto di due registrazioni guidate di ipnosi che mirano a rilassare il corpo e la mente in preparazione di una società del post-lavoro. Careof qui funge da salone di ascolto dove il pubblico potrà sperimentare l'ipnosi attraverso delle cuffie audio. Nello stesso spazio, sarà possibile fare esperienza di Fake Therapy, una pratica avviata da Valentina Desideri nel 2010 il cui obiettivo è utilizzare delle carte prestampate per "guarire" l'altro. E se le “cure” avranno funzionato a dovere, anche le utopie illustrate dal film X-Ville di Jordi Colomer potranno diventare reali, se viste con il giusto sguardo. Il film è stato prodotto con la collaborazione di un gruppo di studenti e la partecipazione degli abitanti della città di Annecy in Francia.

Il workshop è stato anticipato da una serie di testi di approfondimento selezionati e pubblicati online, grazie alla collaborazione di KABUL magazine.

Qui il primo testo.

Qui il secondo testo.

PROGRAMMA

18 > 22.09.2017
Workshop con operatori

22 > 24.09.2017
Dalle h 10 alle h 19
Opere in loop di
Danilo Correale, Reverie, 2017, installazione audio (seduta ipnotica individuale);
Valentina Desideri, Fake Therapy, 2010 – in corso, seduta cartomantica one-to-one;
Jordi Colomer, X-Ville, 2015, Video, 23'

Sabato 23.09.2017
Dalle h 12 alle h 15
Colazione @careof

GUESTS BIO

Andrea Phillips

Andrea Phillips is PARSE Professor of Art and Head of Research at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. Phillips lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art, the manipulation of forms of participation and the potential of forms of political, architectural and social reorganization within artistic and curatorial culture.
Recent and ongoing research projects include: Curating Architecture, a think tank and exhibition examining the role of exhibitions in the making of architecture’s social and political forms (AHRC 2007-2009). Actors, Agent and Attendants, a research project and set of publications that address the role of artistic and curatorial production in contemporary political milieus (in collaboration with SKOR 2009-2012), co-director with Suhail Malik, Andrew Wheatley and Sarah Thelwall of the research project The Aesthetic and Economic Impact of the Art Market, an investigation into the ways in which the art market shapes artists’ careers and public exhibition (2010-ongoing), Public Alchemy, the public programme for the Istanbul Biennial 2013 (co-curated with Fulya Erdemci), Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures (in collaboration with Grant Watson and Iniva, AHRC 2013-2014), How to Work Together (in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery, Studio Voltaire and The Showroom, London 2014-ongoing).

Alex Martinis Roe

AMR was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982 and have lived and worked in Berlin since 2009. Her current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations, as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. This involves developing research and storytelling methodologies, which employ non-linear understandings of time, respond to the specific practices of different communities, experiment with the dispositives of discursive encounter, and imagine how these entanglements can inform new political practices. In addition to her current research project To Become Two, she is exploring these methodological concerns in collaboration with theorist Melanie Sehgal and a research group called FORMATIONS, which began within the framework of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Christophe Meierhans

Christophe Meierhans (Geneva, 1977) was trained as a composer at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the University of the Arts in Berlin, before he rapidly drifted towards performance and theatre. His first productions — realised mostly with the C&H collective from 2002 until 2011 — were essentially dedicated to a deconstructing and reconstructing of the basic social mechanisms which turn a person into a spectator (Bühnenstück, 2005, Konspiration, 2006). The collective then turned towards a practice of interventions in the public domain with Postcards from the Future, which was developed between 2007 and 2011 in different cities (Geneva - Points d'Impact festival, Leuven - Playground festival, and Metz - Centre Pompidou) and culminated in 2010-2011 with a series of performances involving 9 different populations of the city of Brussels. Since 2013, Christophe develops an politically engaged and often participatory theatre, either on his own, as with the constitutional rewriting project Some use for your broken clay pots (touring since 2014 across Europe) or the anarchist cooking show Verein zur Aufhebung des Notwendigen - a hundred wars to world peace, or in collaboration with other artists such as Luigi Coppola, with Fondo Speculativo di Provvidenza, a monetary dispositive aiming at turning a festival audience into a political community, or Ant Hampton, with THE THING an entirely automated 16 hour workshop-performance. Christophe Meierhans is artist in residence at the Kaaitheatre in Brussels for the 2017-2022 period as well as associated artist to the Nouveau Theatre de Montreuil, in Paris.

ARTISTS BIO

Jordi Colomer

Jordi Colomer was born in Barcelona in 1962. He presently lives and works between Barcelona and Paris. Enjoying a gifted and marked sculptural sense, his work spans many mediums, centring on photography, video and the staging of both in exhibition areas. Often the creation of situations -befitting a kind of "expanded theatre"- allows the spectator to assess his/her relationship with the productions and his/her role in and before these. The variety of mediums called forth by Jordi Colomer's work and the transversality of his judgement undoubtedly are linked to his fragmentary education as architect, artist and art historian in progressive 1980s' Barcelona. Beginning with the "Alta Comèdia" (High Comedy) exhibition, (tinglado 2, Tarragona,1993), Colomer began to fuse his sculptural work, elements of theatre staging and architectural references. From those years on (in particular after he discovered the German avant-garde cinema of the thirties), video started to stand out as the main mediator in the relationship the artist had with performance art, theatre and sculpture. In 1997 he showed his first video work "Simo" at a site-specific projection room built inside the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). This strategy enabled Colomer to superimpose theatrical space, the installation as an inhabitable sculpture and cinematographic micro-narration. That was how he produced pieces such as Pianito (The Little Piano, 1999), Les Jumelles (The Twins, 2000) or Le Dortoir (The Dormitory, 2001), which would complete a period marked by work in extreme film set constructions, where the set entirely determines the characters' behaviour.
From 2001, Jordi Colomer's staging investigation extends to urban space and an exploration of the different scenes of social life (neighbourhoods, streets, rooftops…) and his reverse the desert. This phase of his work is determined by  different urban sets he is seeking or rediscovering. This is what led to works such as Anarchitekton (2002-2004), a travelling project involving four cities (Barcelona, Bucharest, Brasilia, Osaka), NoFuture (filmed in Le Havre, 2006, reenacted for Manifesta X, St. Petersbourg, Russia, 2014) or Arabian Stars (Yemen, 2005), among many others. It is also behind his most recent works En la Pampa (In the Pampa, made in the Atacama desert, Chile, 2008), Avenida Ixtapaluca (houses for Mexico) (Mexico, 2009) or The Istanbul Map (Istanbul, 2010), the tryptich What will come (New York, 2010), Medina Parkour (Tetouan, Morocco, 2013) or Sjobadet Alphabet (Norway. 2014). These are journey-works where the issue of movement keeps coming back, and where the isolated actions of a character condenses reflection (but not without a degree of absurd humour) on the possibilities of poetic survival offered by the contemporary metropolis.
Some of the more recent work do research on the many facets of utopia or dystopia and its relationship with fiction and history; At L' avenir (2010), we follow a  group of pioneers in a free interpretation of the Phalanstery project of Charles Fourier. Prohibido cantar / No Singing (2012 ) superimposes imaginary cities and unrealized projects . Here the founding of a city,  evokes  the failed mega - projects of  casino-citiy in Spain (  as  Gran Scala,  Eurovegas ) and at same time the City of Mahagonny described by Bertoltd Brecht in the moment that Las Vegas began. La Soupe Americaine / The American Soup on the provisional postwar shelters  (Normandy , 2013 ) or The Svartlamon Parade ( Trondheim , Norway, 2014 ) incorporate archive footage  to place the present in a critical position.

Valentina Desideri

Valentina Desideri is an Amsterdam-based artist. She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London (2003–2006) and later on did her MA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2011–13). She does Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, she co-organises Performing Arts Forum in France, she speculates in writing with Prof. Stefano Harney, she writes biographies by reading people’s hands, she engages in Poetical Readings with Prof. Denise Ferreira da Silva.

Danilo Correale

Danilo Correale is an artist and researcher born in 1982 Naples, Italy, and he lives and works in New York and Napoli. In his work he analyzes aspects of human life, such as labor-leisure, and sleep under the lenses of time and body. His work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including Work it,Feel it,  Kunsthalle Wien, Sick Time Sleepy Time Trip Time, EFA, NY, Pigs, Artium Museum, Spain (2016), Nahmad Projects Gallery , London,( 2016 ) Ennesima, Trienniale Milano (2015), Kiev Biennial, Kiev (2015), Museion, Bolzano (2015) Per-formare una collezione, Madre Museum Naples (2014), Steirischer herbst, Graz, (2013) Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012), Manifesta 8 in Murcia/Cartagena (2010), Moscow Biennial, Moscow (2010), Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009). Recent solo shows: Tales of Exhaustion. La Loge, Brussels BE (2016) The Missing hour. Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples (2015), The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan (2012), Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2011) and Entrèe, Bergen (2011). Correale is the founder of the Decelerationist Reader and a regular contributor to publications in the field of critical theory. He recently published The Game - A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano (2014) and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books, Berlin, 2015.
Danilo Correale is 2017 Associate research fellow at Columbia University, New York, USA.