January 24, 2006 - NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano - THE UTOPIAN DISPLAY PLATFORM
January 24, 2006

THE UTOPIAN DISPLAY PLATFORM

THE UTOPIAN DISPLAY PLATFORM
Programme on contemporary curatorial activity

curated by Marco Scotini e Maurizio Bortolotti

1st conference: Wednesday 25th January 2006
Round Table: Is the Show a Space of Dialogue?
with Anton Vidokle, Viktor Misiano and Charles Esche

All the The Utopian Display Platform events (with the exception of the round table for the occasion of MiArt 2006) will be held in Spazio Elastico NABA, Via Darwin 20, Milan – 5.30pm – free entrance.

www.naba.it/utopiandisplay

The Utopian Display an annual international lecture series opens its third edition with a new format: The Utopian Display Platform a programme composed of panel discussions, seminars, workshops and exhibitions. The series is organised by NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and curated by Marco Scotini and Maurizio Bortolotti.

The programme has been developed within the NABA MA program in Visual Arts but is also open to the public and involve spaces outside the Academy, with the intention to start debate and comparison, in Italy and abroad, on the topic of display.

The series begins on Wednesday 25th January with the panel discussion Is the Show a Space of Dialogue? with Anton Vidokle, Viktor Misiano, Charles Esche, followed in February (1316) with a workshop The Artist as Curator and the Curator as Artist with Jens Hoffmann, the end of March sees a further round table during MiArt: Independent Spaces and Models of Curatorship with Peter Lewis, Maria Lind, Raimundas Malasauskas, and concludes in May with Curating Degree Zero Archive an experimental model of display and an idea from curating.it an internet site dedicated to contemporary display issues developed by a group of young curators, and situated in the utopian display web site.

By using various tools of analysis, The Utopian Display Platform continues to reflect upon curatorial activity and its contemporary models of display, giving particular attention to the relation between artistic and social spheres.

The central themes are: in search of the non-alienating exhibition (to paraphrase Yvonne Reiner), the exhibition articulated in different geographies and periods, the exhibition for a wider public, the exhibition as an open space of transformation and production.
The Utopian Display Platform programme: the round table themes, the workshop attempting to envision a final model of display and an internet archiving venture of the most innovative curatorial proposals, aim to trace a potential map of contemporary curatorship.

Previous editions of The Utopian Display have hosted guests such as Carlos Basualdo, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Catherine David, Hou Hanru, Jens Hoffmann, Roger M. Buergel, and Vasif Kortun.

Forthcoming projects will be formed in collaboration with private galleries and public institutions that will see the involvement of artists, theorists and curators, collective projects and other cultural forms, contributing to an open and continuous dialogue.

All the The Utopian Display Platform events (with the exception of the round table for the occasion of MiArt 2006) will be held in Spazio Elastico NABA, Via Darwin 20, Milan – 5.30pm – free entrance.

2006 DATES
25 January 2006 5.30pm NABA
ROUND TABLE Is the Show a Space of Dialogue?
With Anton Vidokle, Viktor Misiano, Charles Esche
14-16 February 2006 NABA
WORKSHOP :The Artist as Curator and the Curator as Artist
With Jens Hoffmann
30 March 2006 5.30pm – MIART fieramilanocity
ROUND TABLE: Independent Spaces and Models of Curatorship
With Peter Lewis, Maria Lind, Raimundas Malasauskas
30 May 2006 NABA
EXHIBITION and CONFERENCE Archivio Degreezerocurating: An experimental model of the contemporary exhibition and curator archive, with the creation of curating.it, a website developed by a group of young curators (Daniele Balit, Cecilia Canziani and Benedetta di Loreto) on contemporary exhibition issues and situated in the utopian display web site.

www.naba.it/utopiandisplay/

For further information:
School of Visual Arts NABA Alessandra Poggianti
Tel. 02 97372.206 349 80 51 697- Fax 02 97372.280 – Email: alessandra.poggianti@naba.it
Press Office
Ufficio stampa NABA – Locomia Chiara Ronzoni
Tel. 02 783807 – Fax 02 76005788 – Email: chiara@locomia.it Ufficio stampa The Utopian Display Platform:
Elena Bari: mobile 328 9781241 Email: eba@fastwebnet.it

NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano founded in 1980 and legally recognised by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. It awards academic diplomas equivalent to the BA (Hons) degree in the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Design, Fashion and Textile Design, Graphic Design and Art Direction, Media Design, Scenography.

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