RESÒ at Artissima 20 Art Fair

RESÒ at Artissima 20 Art Fair

Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT

Jasmina Metwaly, From behind the monument (still), 2013. Video, 15:58 minutes.

November 9, 2013

RESÒ at Artissima 20 Art Fair
8–10 November 2013

Let’s Talk RESÒ 3: Sunday, 10 November, 17.30–19.30h at Musei in Mostra/ZonArte

Artissima 20 Art Fair
Oval Lingotto Fiere, Turin
Musei in Mostra, stand RESÒ

RESÒ is the international art residency programme promoted and supported by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – CRT. It was born in 2010 out of collaboration between the leading Piedmontese institutions for contemporary art and international residencies. RESÒ is spelled phonetically from the French word reseau, meaning network, and aims to turn art spaces into places of encounter and engagement through the residency of international artists. In fact RESÒ grows from a collaboration that for the first time brings together many of the major contemporary art institutions in Piedmont, then adds the support and participation of institutions from Cairo (Townhouse Gallery), Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo (Capacete), New Delhi (Khoj International Artists’ Association) and Cali (Lugar a dudas). In this sense it brings into being an international network of support for the idea of artistic activity understood as social and cultural exchange. During the RESÒ residency the artists are invited to publicly show his/her project both in its first stage, as an introductory moment into the local hosting scene, and at the conclusion of the work, to give a feedback and share his/her experience developed during the RESÒ residency. At third edition, RESÒ has now given 18 artists the opportunity to extend their research among Italy, India, Egypt, Colombia and Brazil. 

In the Artissima 20 Art Fair, the RESÒ platform presents From Behind the Monument, a video by the Egyptian artist Jasmina Metwaly, made during her residency in 2012. Artist and activist, Jasmina Metwaly was among the founders of the Egyptian collective Mosireen, which from the early days of the Arab Spring was committed to practicing and teaching counter-information. An experience that has moulded the artist’s most recent research, which reflects on concepts like resistance, revolt, group consciousness, the role of images and the relationship between vision and action. In From Behind the Monument the voice of a narrator accompanies footage shot in different contexts and situations. The video-camera starts by slowly panning across the corners and profiles of the walls of Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, following the grain of Juvarra’s architecture, and then coming to rest on the skin and eyes of two young women intent on watching actions and clashes in the streets of Cairo, projected on a screen.

Let’s Talk RESÒ 3 
Sunday, November 10, 17.30–19.30h, Musei in Mostra/ZonArte, Oval Lingotto, Turin
The three artists—Franco Ariaudo, Luisa Ungar and Cosimo Veneziano, selected for RESÒ third edition—will present their work in the ZonArte Platform during the Turin art fair. The starting point for their research, undertaken in the framework of the programme, is the idea of residency conceived as an experience beyond borders, movement of thought and art.

RESÒ 1 (2010–2011) saw the start of the six residencies that form the IN and OUT programs. The IN program, began with residencies developed specifically by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Magdi Mostafa from Cairo), the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte (the Egyptian Amsterdam-based Dina Danish) and the PAV – Parco Arte Vivente (Amilcar Packer from Brazil). The OUT program, focused on the three residencies developed separately by Townhouse Gallery (in Cairo with Alessandro Quaranta) and Capacete (in Rio de Janeiro with Irene Pittatore and Francesca Macrì; in San Paulo with Paola Anziché). 

RESÒ 2 (2011–2012) six international artists IN residency at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Sunil Vallu from New Delhi), CESAC (Jasmina Metwaly from Cairo), Eco e Narciso (Beto Shwafaty from Rio de Janeiro) and, for the OUT program, at Khoj International Artists’ Association (Ottavia Castellina from Turin and London), Townhouse Gallery (Eva Frapiccini), and Capacete (the young but well-known couple Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio).

RESÒ 3 (2013) international artists in residency IN at Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte (Malak Helmy and Nida Ghouse, Cairo), at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Luisa Ungar, Cali), at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente (Frame Works Collective, New Dehli); in residency OUT at Khoj International Artists’ Association (New Dehli, India) Franco Ariaudo, at Townhouse Gallery (Cairo, Egypt) Fatma Bucak, at Lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia) Cosimo Veneziano.

The RESÒ platform is promoted and supported by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – CRT and comprises Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino; CESAC – Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio; Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea; Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; Città di Torino GAI – Associazione Circuito Giovani Artisti Italiani; Eco e Narciso, Provincia di Torino; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino; and PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino.


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