Lo Scherzo by Riccardo Giacconi at Museo del Novecento - ArteVisione 2016

Riccardo Giacconi, Lo scherzo, still da video, 2016

Sala Fontana, Museo del Novecento, Milano

15.10.2016 6.30 pm
Conversation between Riccardo Giacconi and Alberto Camerini

17.10.2016 8.00 pm
Lo Scherzo will be broadcast for the first time on Sky Arte HD

Careof, Sky Italia and Museo del Novecento present Lo scherzo by Riccardo Giacconi, winner of ArteVisione 2016, a project in support of Italian talent.

The work will be presented to the public for the first time from 11th-16th October 2016 in the Sala Fontana of the Museo del Novecento. The exhibition, curated by Chiara Agnello and Iolanda Ratti, will also include a talk between the artist and the singer-songwriter Alberto Camerini scheduled for the Twelfth Giornata del Contemporaneo on 15th October 2016 at 6.30 pm.

Riccardo Giacconi, Lo scherzo, backstage, 2016

Lo Scherzo by Riccardo Giacconi will be broadcast for the first time on Sky Arte HD (Sky channels 120 and 400) on Monday, 17th October at 8.00 pm.

ArteVisione, whose purpose it is to support the under 30s Italian art scene, is organising a national tender to award a prize for producing a video project, a training course with professionals working in the audio-visual industry, an internationally renowned visiting professor, and a network of leading Italian museums. Museo del Novecento will be working with Sky and Careof as ArteVisione’s official partner to present for the preview the winning entry in the 2016 edition before making it part of its own collections.

Riccardo Giacconi’s response to the subject of the 2016 tender - focusing on technology as a means of deeply transforming individuals and the whole of society – was to produce a video portrait of Alberto Camerini. Giacconi draws on a series of conversations and montage of previously unseen archive material to create a story full of details, variations and quotes, providing a picture of Camerini’s past as a public figure and his more private life in the present. Evoking certain key moments in the career of the singer-songwriter, the video outlines the peculiarities of his style, which brings together pop, punk, folk and electronic music, inspired on one hand by Commedia dell'Arte and Giambattista Tiepolo and on the other by technological innovations and the beginnings of the computer age.

Riccardo Giacconi, Lo scherzo, still da video, 2016

The new ArteVisione 2017 tender, open through to 20th November, invites entrants to consider the issue of Memory & Identity. The 10 chosen finalists will get the chance to take part in ArteVisione LAB, a professional-training workshop involving experts from the audio-visual industry and visiting professor Omer Fast, which will be held in Milan from 16th-24th January 2017.

ArteVisione is a Sky Academy project, a series of enterprises that draw on the communicative power of TV and its content to promote innovation, encourage creativity and support talent in the up-an-coming generations.

Sky Arte HD (Sky channels 120 and 400), which looks at the endless resources of the worldwide artistic heritage paying special attention to Italian tradition and our talented artists, supports and promotes the ArteVisione project, providing visibility for the young artists who win the tender and publicising their works on its own channels.

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Riccardo Giacconi - Bio

Riccardo Giacconi (San Severino Marche, 1985) lives in France. He studied at the University IUAV of Venice, alternating with periods of study at UWE Bristol and New York University.
In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase with which he curate the pubblication Paesaggio and Helicotrema Festival.


2016: everything in nature has a lyrical essence, a tragic fate, a comic existence, WUK – Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria; People in a Building Without the Building, Ex Guarmet, Milano.
2015: The man who sat on himself, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy; Towards the Object, MMSU Rijeka, Croazia; Reims Scenes d’Europe, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, Francia; Il corpo nero, Placentia Arte, Piacenza, Italia.
2014: Republika Postav, tranzitdisplay, Praga; Scherzo, Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia; Lo qué no está, lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia.

2016: International Film Festival Rotterdam; FICUNAM, Città del Messico.
2015: New York Film Festival; FID Marseille International Film Festival (Grand Prix della
competizione internazionale); Filmmaker Festival, Milano (Primo Premio “Prospettive” 2015).
2014: Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival.
2013: Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma.
2011: Torino Film Festival; FID Marseille International Film Festival.

2016: Centre international d'art et du paysage, Vassivière, Francia; _Villa Ruffieu_x, Sierre, Svizzera.
2015: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia.
2013: La Box, Bourges, Francia; MACRO, Museo d’arte contemporanea di Roma.
2012: Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia.

ArteVisione 2017 Team:

Curated by — Careof: CHIARA AGNELLO
Project manager — Careof: MARTA BIANCHI
Director of Sky Arte HD: ROBERTO PISONI
Corporate relations — Careof: ROSSELLA TERZOLO

Works and winners of last editions

First edition — 2013 / 2014
YURI ANCARANI, San Siro, 2014, video HD, 26’
FRANCESCO BERTOCCO, Family Show, 2013, video HD, 20’
GIUSEPPE FANIZZA, Spectaculum, 2013, video HD, 12’
ZIMMERFREI, Intervallo, 2013, video HD, 14’,30’’

Second edition — 2015
LUCA TREVISANI, Cerchio, 2015, HD, 37’

Third edition
RICCARDO GIACCONI, Lo scherzo, 2016, HD, 25’