DisUmanesimi, Graduation Exhibition and MA Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

DisUmanesimi, Graduation Exhibition and MA Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)

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December 11, 2013
DisUmanesimi, Graduation Exhibition and MA Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies


Coordinator: Marco Scotini
A project curated by: Eleonora Castagna, Claudia Castaneda, Roberta Garieri, Giulia, Mengozzi, Vittoria Pavesi, Giulia Polenta, Gaia Valentino
Graphic design: Lilia Di Bella
Display: Filippo Bisagni, Lilia Di Bella, Giulia Mengozzi, Giulia Polenta

La Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Via delle Belle Donne 39/r – 50123, Florence, Italy  October 2013-January 2013

La Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte presents disUmanesimi, a graduation exhibition realized by the second year students of the MA program in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at the NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano.

disUmanesimi reveals the dynamics according to which the meaning of Humanism as well as its negation has been historically constructed and reconstructed, trying to overcome the structural dialectics between the two opposing terms. To re-actualize a discourse, which is philosophical in its nature and formation, does not mean to negate it, but rather to contextualize and connect it to a specific practice, in this case an artistic one.

In order to develop an exhibition closely linked to its host city, the curators and artists, during the research stage, focused on the work of art historian Lara-Vinca Masini, and in particular on her exhibition organized and inaugurated in Florence on September 20, 1980, entitled Umanesimo, Disumanesimo nell’Arte Europea 1890/1980.

After thirty-three years, seen the total absence of visual documentation of the event apart it’s official catalogue, the exhibition concept proposed by the curators, derives from this lack and interacts with it, inserting itself in the perspective of the possible reactions and relationships advocated by Lara-Vinca Masini.

The issues arising from this reasoning are present in the reflections of the seventeen young artists in the exhibition. Their works deal with themes like: the surpassing of the centrality of the individual man within the cultural terrain, here transposed in the territory of the inhabited space. The aesthetic hierarchies and rational control of man over his manifestations are subverted and canceled in favor of the creation and reconstruction of new imaginaries and images, taking advantage of such tools as memory and decoding of constituted languages​​.

Works presented by: Claudia Antelli, Emre Baloglu, Chiara Balsamo, Ruth Berah, Filippo Bisagni, Claudia Caldara, Marco Ceroni, Irene Coppola, Gaetano Cunsolo, David Michel Fauyek, Roberta Garieri/Marco Ornella/Gaia Valentino, Cecile Hjelvik Andersen, John Quintana, Daniele Marzorati, Orestis Mavroudis, Jacopo Rinaldi, Stefano Serretta, Camilla Topuntoli

NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial StudiesThe two-year MA program in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Italy and Europe with the objective of uniting a solid education in the field of visual arts production with a highly specialized curatorial program, with the aim of building the skills of artists and curators starting from the same shared exhibition environment.

Starting date: January 2014
Language: Italian
Length: 2 years full-time
Accreditation: Master of Arts Degree

Advanced Course in Contemporary Art Markets
The Course provides a detailed analysis of the system and trends of the contemporary art market. Divided into five thematic areas, it provides effective tools for understanding the dynamics within the art system and examine in detail issues related to trade, collection and appreciation of works of art.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014
Starting date: February 2014
Language: Italian
Length: 60 hours
Accreditation: Certificate

NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, is an education Academy focusing on arts and design: it is the largest and most innovative private Academy in Italy, and the first one to have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), back in 1980. As a recognized Academy, NABA offers academic diplomas equivalent to first and second level university degrees in the fields of design, fashion design, graphic design, multimedia, visual arts, and scenography.

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