21–26 April 2015
MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna
Via Don Minzoni 14
Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini
Via D’Azeglio 41
Xing presents the fourth edition of Live Arts Week that will be held in Bologna from 21 to 26 April, based at Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, together with a week-long special project at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna.
This event dedicated to live arts, unique in Italy, hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance and perceptual experience of sounds and visions.
Live Arts Week is a six-day event of “existential athletics.” It does not put art before the artists, but exposes to forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use.
The program offers a calendar of live works (performances, environments, concerts, expanded cinema and live media with unique dates, productions and previews) presented by important personalities in the international and contemporary research scene.
For the fourth edition, Xing assembled both groups of unmatched artists and solitary researchers. A village/palazzo and a modern art museum will host this unusual set of habitats, opening up two worlds that will alternate between day and night: the great 20th-century composition by John Cage, HPSCHD, accompanied by the visuals of post-digital collections in the monolithic space of MAMbo, besides the collective statements, the incarnated theories and sound phenomena that will come to life in the evocative rooms of the ancient Hospital for Foundlings.
Gianni Peng, a name that accompanies the festival in its organic growth, indicates the time of these transitions. It is a phenomenon, not a person: a new identity, unlikely but real, to be treated as an abstract concept.
Live Arts Week IV: Xavier Le Roy (Germany/France) / mk/Luca Trevisani & guests (Italy) / Vera Mantero & guests (Poland) / Claudia Triozzi (France/Italy) / Jack Hauser/Satu Herrala/Sabina Holzer/Jeroen Peeters (Austria/Belgium/Finland) / Markus Öhrn (Sweden) / Francesco Cavaliere (Italy/Germany) / Gábor Lázár (Hungary) / VA AA LR/Adam Asnan/Vasco Alves/Louie Rice (UK/Poland) / Adrian Rew (USA) / N.M.O./Morten J Olsen/Rubén Patiño (Netherlands/Spain) / Canedicoda (Italy) / HPSCHD/John Cage/Lejaren Hiller (USA) / Philip Corner (USA) / Valerio Tricoli (Italy/Germany) / Luciano Chessa (Italy/USA) / Marco Dal Pane (Italy) / Anthony Pateras (Australia/Germany) / Salvatore Panu (Italy) / Enrico Boccioletti (Italy) / Ben Vickers/Holly White (UK) / Yuri Pattison (Ireland) / Carola Spadoni (Italy/Germany) / Jennifer Chan (Canada) / Jaakko Pallasvuo (Finland/Germany) / Ogino Knauss (Italy/Germany) / Riccardo Benassi (Italy/Germany) / Andrea Magnani (Italy) / Anne de Vries (Netherlands) / Harm van Den Dorpel (Netherlands) / David Horvitz (USA) / Andrew Norman Wilson (USA) / Martin Kohout (Czech Republic/Germany) / Roberto Fassone (Italy) / Alessandro di Pietro (Italy) / Seth Price (USA) / Ilja Karilampi (Sweden/Germany) / Auto Italia South East (UK) / Macon (France) / Z.B. Aids (France)
Live Arts Week is conceived and created by Xing, a cultural organization based in Bologna, with the purpose of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary approach toward the issues of contemporary culture.
A preview will be held in Milan at Marsèlleria on 23 March with invited artists Philip Corner, Canedicoda, Luca Trevisani, Enrico Boccioletti, art critic Angela Vettese, and Xing’s curators, Daniele Gasparinetti and Silvia Fanti.
Complete programme available at www.liveartsweek.it
Xing info: info [at] xing.it
Partners: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bologna, Istituzione Bologna Musei/MAMbo, Fondazione Teatro Comunale Bologna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Goethe-Institut Mailand, Reale Ambasciata di Norvegia, Reale Ambasciata dei Paesi Bassi, INTPA – International Net for Dance and Performance Austria del Tanzquartier Wien/BKA/BMeiA, Marsèll.