July 25, 2002 - Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art - International MeInternational Meeting: The Local Tradition of Ceramic and the Globalization of Contemporary Art
July 25, 2002

International MeInternational Meeting: The Local Tradition of Ceramic and the Globalization of Contemporary Art

International MeInternational Meeting: The Local Tradition of Ceramic and the Globalization of Contemporary Art
October 19/20, 2002

Priamàr Fortress, Savona, Italy

image: Asger Jorn with the Manifesto designed by Farfa for the 1st retrospective of the Futurist Ceramics made in Albisola. The exhibition opened in concomitance with the 1st International Meeting of Free Artists. Alba, 1956.

BIENNALE OF CERAMIC

IN CONTEMPORARY ART

2nd edition

International Meeting:
The Local Tradition of Ceramic and the Globalization of Contemporary Art

October 19/20, 2002, Priamàr Fortress, Savona (Italy).

Introduction:

Aims and goals of the Biennale

Tiziana Casapietra and Roberto Costantino

Founders and Artistic Directors, Biennale of Ceramic in Contemporary Art

Lectures of the Biennale’s co-curators:

>From Earth Comes Local and Universal Art

Nelson Herrera Ysla

Founder of the Wifredo Lam Center and the Havana Biennial, Cuba

Fast food, slow bake and life’s other surprises

Vasif Kortun

Director of the Museum Proje4L and of the Platform Garanti, Istanbul

Crash. The hard peel of matter

Gianfranco Maraniello

Art critic and independent curator, MACRO, Rome

Asger Jorn’s ways to cross the divide

Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Guest professor at Facoltà delle Arti, IUAV, Venice

The Matter of the Artist’s Hand

Olu Oguibe

Senior fellow, Vera List Center, New York. Curator of exhibitions for major institutions including the Tate Modern, London; Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City; and a latere of the Venice Biennial.

Hosting the Biennial in a Ceramic Museum

Roland Blaettler & Anne-Claire Schumacher

Curator and Exhibition Curator, Ariana Musée, Geneva

Beyond “Contemporary” Art: Inter-net and Clay

Young Chul Lee

Artistic Director of the 2nd Gwangju Biennale and of the 2nd Pusan Biennale, Korea

Special projects:

The Passionate Asger Jorn’s House in Albisola: Reliefs of a City Never Built

Giorgina Bertolino e Francesca Comisso

Art historians; part of the a.titolo group of critics and curators; Scholars of the “Internazionale Situazionista”; Authors of the General Catalogue of Pinot Gallizio’s oeuvre

Keramos and Melos

Mauro Castellano and Leonardo Gensini

Castellano is pianist, composer, professor at the Nicolò Paganini Conservatory, Genoa. Gensini is composer and ceramist.

The artist-ceramist relationship in Albisola since the early 20th Century

Cecilia Chilosi

Art historian; Co-author of “Xth Century Ceramic in Liguria”, Genoa, 1995

Piero Manzoni in Albisola: From “Organic Life” to the “White Body” 1957-1961

Anna Costantini

Germano Celant Foundation, Genoa; Responsible for the historical research, Piero Manzoni retrospective at the Serpentine, London (98); at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and other locations (91/92)

Art and Ceramic, Project and Matter: a History of the Present for the Company Museum

Linda Kaiser

Art Critic; Scientific consultant for the Museimpresa Association, Milan

Villa Groppallo: avanguard and anti-avanguard in comparison within a worker-town

Giovanni Lunardon

Curator, Pinacoteca Civica, Vado Ligure

Ceramic and artists in the Priamàr Fortress

Eliana Mattiauda

Director, Pinacoteca Civica Savona

Ceramic Alive Language: Arturo Martini between Vado Ligure and Albisola

Liliana Ughetto

Art historian; Co-author of “XXth Century Ceramic in Liguria”, Genoa, 1995

The international meeting will also represent an occasion to inform about the 2nd edition of the Biennale of Ceramic in Contemporary Art opening in the Spring/Summer 2003.

For more info please contact us at info@attese.it or attese@iol.it

Promoters:

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Savona,

Comune di Savona,

Comune di Vado Ligure,

Comune di Albisola Superiore,

Comune di Albissola Marina

organized by:

attese onlus

(nonprofit cultural association)

www.attese.it

via Lepontina 12

20159 Milan (Italy)

T/F ++39 02 608 18 78

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