September 24, 2011 - evento - Bordeaux’s urban and artistic rendezvous
September 24, 2011

Bordeaux’s urban and artistic rendezvous

Bordeaux’s urban and artistic rendezvous
6–16 October 2011

From October 6th to October 16th 2011, the second edition of EVENTO offers carte blanche to Michelangelo Pistoletto and his foundation Cittadellarte, to initiate an original, surprising and festive event of contemporary creation.

Every two years, EVENTO offers international artists a chance of taking a fresh look at the city of Bordeaux, to explore it and turning it into an atypical territory of artistic experimentation. Once again, this edition brings together many local and international artists in a free, top quality, generous, and multicultural event for audiences keen to discover and share.

With the participation of Absalon (IL) • Association des Arts de la Parole (FR) • Association la Halle des Douves (FR) • Associazionedidee (IT) • Juan Aizpitarte (ES) • François Ayroles (FR) • Bang on a Can All-Stars (US) • Yael Bartana (IL) • Ruedi Baur (FR) • Bruce Bégout (FR) • Roger Bernat (ES) • Homi Bhabha (US) • Iva Bittova (CZ) • Michael Blum (IL) • Ivan Boccara (MA) • Bureau d’Etudes (FR) • Claudia Castellucci, Societas Raffaello Sanzio (IT) • Civic City (CH) • Eric Chauvier (FR) • Chto Delat ? (RU) • Collectif Eventail (FR) • Collectif Sainte Machine (FR) • Collectif TABLE (FR) • Daniza Dakic (BA) • Pippo Delbono (IT) • Adrien Demont (FR) • Département Education – Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (IT) • Yan Duyvendak (NL) • École des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux (FR) • eXYZt (FR) • Harun Farocki (CZ) • Focus Innovazione Sociale (IT) • Madan Gopal Singh (IN) • Joseph Grigely (US) • Groupe LMDP (FR) • Shilpa Gupta (IN) • Havec (FR) • Michal Heiman (IL) • Ibai Hernandorena (FR) • Hannah Hurtzig (DE) • Suzanne Husky (US) • David Hykes (US) • Emil Jurcan (HR) • William Kentridge (ZA) • Phil Kline (US) • L’Agence Créative (FR) • Camille Lavaud (FR) • Laurent Mareschal (FR) • Marzia Migliora (IT) • Aydan Murtezaoglu (TR) • Luigi Negro (IT) • Ooze (NL) • Dan Peterman (US) • Steve Piccolo (IT) • Mathias Poisson (FR) • Marjetica Potrč (SI) • David Prudhomme (FR) • Radio Grenouille (FR) • Refunc (NL) • Sandrine Revel (FR) • Claire Roudenko Bertin (FR) • Wilhem Sasnal (PL) • Thomas Schütte (DE) • Wael Shawky (EG) • David Sheppard (GB) • Erzen Shkololli (Kosovo) • Nedko Solakov (BG) • Sound Res (IT) • STEALTH.unlimited (NL-RS) • Mladen Stilinovic (RS) • Pascale Marthine Tayou (CM) • Guillaume Trouillard (FR) • Van Abbemuseum (NL) • Jeanne Van Heeswijk (NL) • Yaar Chaar (IN) • Akram Zaatari (LB) • Zebra 3 (FR) • Andrea Zittel (US) • Artur Zmijewski (PL) • 4 Five Vi (US)

Art for an urban re-evolution: a city-scaled theme
As artistic director of EVENTO 2011, the Italian artist and philosopher Michelangelo Pistoletto has chosen to include the local inhabitants and visitors in the production of ideas and creative projects at the heart of the city, thereby illustrating his conviction that art must be a central feature in a social and sensible transformation of the city.

Multiple interactive experiences
Original works, dance, performances, concerts, installations, exhibitions, urban games, sharing of savoir-faire and experience, co-construction of civic projects… will take over public spaces and institutions during events encouraging us to reinvent the city and our way of living together.

“Art is the most sensitive and synthetic expression of thought: the time has come for the artist to assume his responsibility and create bonds between human activities, from economics to politics, from science to religion, from education to behaviour, in a nutshell, all the territories of the social fabric.”
—Michelangelo Pistoletto, Manifesto Progetto Arte.

Bordeaux’s urban and artistic rendezvous
From 6 to 16 October

Media Relations
Claudine Colin Communication Tel. +33 (0)1 42 72 60 01 – Samya Ramdane :

Regional press: Canal Com Tel. +33 (0)5 56 79 70 53 / (0)6 07 44 66 49 – Noëlle Arnault, Julia Lagoardette :

Online PR: Le Bureau de C Tel. + 33 (0)6 07 75 89 94 – Carine Dall’Agnol :

Press department of the City of Bordeaux: Tel. +33 (0)5 56 10 21 73 – Nicolas Corne : – Maryvonne Fruauff :


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To organise your visit, please contact the professional reception:
Cour Mably – Salle Capitulaire, 3, rue Mably, 33000 Bordeaux

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