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Alonso Novo and t.Omi Scheiderbauer,
of Cittadellarte and residence presentation.
Novo, Luks Brunner and t.Omi Scheiderbauer live and work in Navia, Spain,
and on the Internet.
In 1990 they founded a cultural laboratory, an
experimental artistic structure in real/virtual space aiming to explore and
develop matters of artistic/social relevance.
Artistic Director of Cittadellarte.
Born in Biella
in 1933 he is currently living in Biella, Torino etc. He followed in the family
tradition, working with his father painter, on paintings restoration and concurrently
studying graphic arts. He presented his first one-man show at the Galatea gallery
in Turin in 1960. In 1961 he realised his first mirror paintings that made him
emerge on the international scene. In the 60’s he took part in the most
important New Realism and Pop Art exhibitions. He is one of the leading figures
of the movement known as «Arte Povera». He participated to 8 editions
of the Venice Biennial Exhibition and 4 editions of the Kassel Documenta. His
works are displayed in all the major Italian and foreign museums and are present
in the collections of international museums such as the MOMA in New York, the
Beabourg in Paris, The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Seul, the Museum of Contemporary
Arts in San Francisco, etc. Besides being a theorist of his work, since 1967
he has been operating in various fields ranging from performance to theatre,
architecture, communication and creative participation. He has been teaching
at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1998 he created Cittadellarte-Fondazione
Pistoletto in Biella (Italy) in which the activities of UNIDEE Università
delle Idee are developed.
In 2002 Artistic
Director of BIG Torino International Biennial of Young Art -big social game
Zegna Project. Contemporary art and industry.
Zegna Group is a producer of high quality fabrics and fine men’s clothing.
Founded in 1910 in Trivero, a small town in the Biella region, it has developed
into a world leader in men’s fashion, with 30% of the world’s market
share. The Group is a family business dedicated to industrial growth and innovation.
Alongside its focus on the production of high quality and prestigious products,
the group, now managed by the fourth generation of the family, is also committed
to a tradition of investment in the environmental culture, started by Emernegildo
Zegna in the region and extended in a larger scale. In line with this tradition
Anna Zegna invited the Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto and specifically
Unidee to develop projects and ideas that make possible a collaboration between
art and industry with an international committment.
curator of The new Agorà
of the exhibition 2002 Art at the Center of a responsible social transformation
- The new Agorà.
Born in Vienna, lives in Zurich. Studied Geography, Sports
and Philosophy in Vienna, Toronto, Stockholm and Cambridge, then employed
at Universities of Vienna, Bologna, and Zurich. Presently she runs an office
for consulting, exhibition design and research in Zurich and teaches Cultural
Theory at the Technical University and the University Art and Design in Zurich
and has a temporary professorship for Human Geography in Salzburg.
Last winter she co-organized the exhibition and business art
school “Artworks Consulting” in Berlin (with Pierre Guillet de
Author and co-author of
“Umwelt zur Sprache bringen”(Westdeutscher Verlag,
gem. m. W. Zierhofer, 1993),
“Ortssuche. Zur Geographie der Geschlechterdifferenz”
(eFeF-Verlag, gem. m. E. Bühleru.a., 1993),
“Limits of Representation”
(Accedo-Verlag, gem. m. F.Farinelli und G. Olsson, 1994),
Denken” (VdF Verlag, 1996)
“Wissenschaft als Erfahrungswissen”
(Deutscher Universitätsverlag, gemmit P. Fry, U. Steinemann und C. Heid,
Contemporary art and design.
Every year the Illy Caffé
Company produces four series of coffee services with six cups in collaboration
with two known artists and two emerging ones. This year for the third time,
the company has invited the artists in residence at Cittadellarte to present
The objectives of protoacademy are to develop ways
in which an art institutional structure can take advantage of the wealth and
knowledge in a particular city and serve as a meeting-point for artists and
various academic specialists, cultural producers, politicians, business leaders,
and citizens. Further than this the ambition is to provide an interface between
art research and the wider public through exhibitions and other forms of representation.
Giovanni Vachino, Architect
Elena Recis Milano, sLauretana
Sacromonte of Graglia project.
Contemporary art and spirituality.
Sacro Monte of Graglia, designed at the beginning of the XVII century, forms
part of a complex which should have consisted of 100 chapels conceived during
the Counter Reform in order to bring the faithful closer to the teachings of
the Catholic Church. Each chapel was supposed to represent a different scene
from the Bible, but for financial reasons only five were built and these were
never finished and completely abandoned.
Cooperation between UNIDEE and l’Opera
Pia del Santuario di Graglia is in its third year now, co-ordinated by the architect
Giovanni Vachino. The artists in residence, after a survey of the site, were
invited to put forward and develop ideas to create original shapes and new meanings
in keeping with the spirituality of our times.
Professor in Sociology
Director of the Research Centre
for the collective imagination and Professor at Sorbonne University, Paris.
Holder of the Sociology chair formerly of E. Durkheim at the Sorbonne (Paris
V). Maffesoli is Director of the Centre d’Etudes sur l’Actuel et
le Quotidien, at the Centre de Recherche sur l’Immaginaire.
His publications: Contemplation
of the world, 1993; Figures of the community style; Of Nomadism, 1997; For
a sociology of errancy; The time of tribes; Le livre de poche,essais; L’ombre
de dionisos, 1991; La transfiguration du politique, la tribalisation du monde,
1992; Dans le vide des apparence.
of the projects to the partners
Zegna, Illy, Sacromonte of Graglia,
Art and Artisans.
Presentation of the projects developed during the University
in progress - exhibition
This year's exhibition shall include projects
and works realised by the residents who took part in UNIDEE residence 2000 and
2001, that will be progressively integrated with the projects elaborated during
the residence 2002.
Professor of anthropology, Vienna.
Professor of philosophical
and historical anthropology at “Akademie der Bildenden Kunste” in
Elisabeth Samsonow is
a teacher of philosophical and historical anthropology at “Akademie
der Bildenden Kunste” in Vienna.
She deals the theme of spirituals
and rituals requirements of men and their natural tradition where she puts
in evidence the inseparable tie among art, myth ant rite. Elisabeth Samsonow
considers art like an historical/cultural requirement in the society.
Her pubblications: “Die
Erzeugung des Sichtbaren. Die philosophische Begründung naturwissenschaftlicher
Wahrheit bei Johannes Kepler”, 1987; “Giordano Bruno”, (Hg.),
1996; “Fenster im Papier. Die Kollision von Architektur und Schrift
oder die Gedächtnisrevolution der Renaissance”, 2000.
of photographs on the theme "mountains" developed and realised in
the UNIDEE workshops, within the annual exhibition organised by the municipality
of Biella, an Co-ordinated by Fabrizio Lava
Guillet de Monthoux, Professor
Janet Borgerson, Philosopher
Art and Artisans project.
Tradition, Innovation, Production.
Cittadellarte proposes a project
in which artistic creativity and the superior experience of the Piedmontese
handicraft converge. A project that focuses on conceiving, developing and realising
products that combine innovation and tradition. First of all, meetings and visits
to the ateliers of the artisans involved will be organised. Subsequently, the
UNIDEE residents will begin their research and start planning their projects,
that will then be discussed and developed in collaboration with the artisans.
Finally, prototypes will be realised and presented in the premises of Cittadellarte.
most interesting projects will be produced and proposed to the public in the
book-shop of Cittadellarte.
organic economist, Italy
Term Ethical Finance or ethically
orientated finance is the worldwide movement which proposes to reform finance
in the light of ethical demands. Currently, ethical finance is emerging not
only as a cultural requirement but also as a need which is starting to be felt
strongly as much in the field of world finance as by the small saver now asking
himself how his money is managed by credit institutes.
In Italy, in the wake
of changes which started at the end of the Seventies with MAG (Mutue Auto Gestione)
promising to create a financial system that provided an alternative to traditional
banking, the People’s Ethical Bank was born, with headquarters in Padua,
and operating nation-wide by means of a network of 16,000 members from all over
the country. The ethical bank has been able to collect the capital what is usually
meant by the necessary for its constitution thanks to the united efforts of
the entire Italian Third Sector, from large national associations-ACLI, AGESCI,
ARCI, MANI TESI, etc. -to ONG, social co-operatives, local councils, provinces,
regions. The basic function of the Ethical bank is to act as a financial lung
for civilised economy, as well as to propose a serious and concrete alternative
to the traditional concept of finance.
I M Project Biella
ATTRAVERSO I MURI
“Through the walls”
objective of the Biella AIM Project is to enhance communication between the
sources of energy within the industrial sector and other active sectors of the
province and the image that one has of this from outside. What more direct connection
is there if not the walls that enclose and confine the companies themselves?
The project consists, then, in activating – where possible and where there
is a specific interest – art projects that use the exterior walls of industrial
buildings (often unattractive, unpleasant and without value) to give life to
a new and exemplary relationship between production and creativity, between
economy and culture.
The ATTRAVERSO I MURI
project (literally ‘through the walls’) intends to mirror the
manufacturing excellence that exists inside the factories by communicating
the beauty of art.
The industry of Biella
is a healthy, energetic physical body, so it is important to identify such
qualities in the outward appearance, which corresponds to the skin and the
suit, that is to the aesthetic image of this body. The “private”
company offers itself up to public scrutiny, uniting form and content, just
as ethics corresponds to aesthetics.