XXVIII CSAV Artists’ Research Laboratory

XXVIII CSAV Artists’ Research Laboratory

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

(Ir. T. n. 513) cave, 2003. Photo: Asier Larraza.

January 19, 2024
XXVIII CSAV Artists’ Research Laboratory
Open call: Microclima Variabile
January 19–February 18, 2024
Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Via Cernobbio, 19
22100 Como

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Application deadline: February 18 / Workshop dates: July 1–25. Invited artist: Ibon Aranberri / Director: Annie Ratti / Associate Directors: Lorenzo Benedetti and Gregorio Magnani.

CSAV Artists’ Research Laboratory is an experimental platform designed to provoke formal and informal discussions and exchanges among artists of different generations and nationalities. It aims to explore different forms of art-making through uninstitutional teaching methods. Between fifteen and twenty young artists from all nationalities will be selected. The participants will attend daily workshops and seminars run by Ibon Aranberri and guests. 

The application and laboratory are free of charge. All applications should be completed via FAR’s website. Apply here.

Microclima Variabile
Local set of  atmospheric  conditions differ from those in the surrounding areas, which implies  spatial  and temporal variation of the mean values. A microclimate can be also a metaphor, a parameter to create inner circumnstances, in which we can operate, an anomaly connected and disconnected to its exterior.

Suspending the classic definition of a place, COMO could be imagined as a dispositive, a territory that keeps modifying itself. There, concepts such as scale, conditions, presence and absence could be resignified, and the narratives traced in relation to the urgencies of our time.

Communication and transportation fluidity is increasingly accelerated. This happens parallel to zones of exclusion where networks are disrupted, and life suppressed. In this inertia, artistic approaches have been processed as globalized images, absolved from the context in which they were born. Simultaneously, many of the logics that constituted the forms we received have changed. In this continuous crisis reveals the invalidility of separating the shared subject-object.

Different forms, exercises and elaborations can be adopted, recurring to the recognizable repertory of the accesible archives. For instance, we can aspire to articulate a understanding of variable models, beyond their conventional interpretations, by detecting and rearranging the spaces and actions which can help organizing and regulating the materials, the bodies, and their affective and cognitive capacities.

Ibon Aranberri (b. 1969) lives in the Basque Country—Spain and works in situ. Recent exhibitions include Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2023), Raven Row, London (2023), San Telmo Museoa, San Sebastian (2020), Göteborg Biennial, Gothenburg (2019), Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin (2017), Suzhou Documents, Suzhou (2016), Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid (2016), Secession, Vienna (2014), Garden of Learning, Busan (2012), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2011), 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2008), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2008), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2007); and Documenta XII, Kassel (2007).

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