Call for a desertion from a stereotyped identity

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Call for desertion from a stereotyped identity is a project structured in many activities, some specifically created for FUA Fine Arts Students.
It starts on Friday May 3th 2013, with an Arty Friday/workshop with the artists Angela Zurlo (Italy), Karen Andreassian and Armine Hovhannisyan (Armenia).
IL VIVAIO DEL MALCANTONE, F_AIR – Florence Artist In Residence and GuilmiArtProject are proud to announce Call for a desertion from a stereotyped identity, a step of the project of art residency Taking Position: Identity Questioning, curated by Susanna Gyulamiryan and Aria Spinelli, which, from May 3rd to May 6sth, will bring in Florence the artists Angela Zurlo (Italy) and Karen Andreassian and Armine Hovhannisyan (Armenia). The group will participate to a series of initiatives illustrating the paradox of the narration of Florence as “cradle of the Renaissance”, invented during the Grand Tour and systematized by 19th century literature and art history. This narration is in contrast with the actual and natural existence of social, cultural, generational, and political groups, who live the city day by day, and who themselves producing contradictory narrations.
Call for a desertion from a stereotyped identity wants to offer therefore multiple views to the city’s panorama to their guests, so to bring reflections on the different notions of paradox, the construction of the individual and collective identities, the understanding of otherness by confrontation, the potentials of artistic practices in shaping and forming critical consciousness. Call for a desertion from a stereotyped identity is one out of 3 projects selected to participate to Taking Position: Identity Questioning. Other than Florence, the group of artists sojourn in other Italian residencies: Kaninchen-Haus/viadellafucina A.I.R. (Turin) – Associazione E in collaboration with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (VE).The project is made possible by the contribution of FARE, which with RESIDENZAITALIA 2013, offers a grant to Italian residencies of www.artinresidence.it, a network for residency programs for artists and curators in Italy and abroad, conceived by FARE in collaboration with Open Care and the contribution of Fondazione Cariplo, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, GAI – Associazione Circuito Giovani Artisti Italiani. The activities of Call for a desertion from a stereotyped identity are:
– MAY 3rd
h 2.30 PM– Workshop with guest artists and American students of Florence University of the Arts and students of the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts.
Location: F_AIR (via San Gallo 45/r, Florence)

– MAY 4rth
h. 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM: Walking tour of the Renaissance city, and its critical aspects. Meeting with Paolo Parisi (Base Progetti per l’Arte).

h. 2.30 PM – Face to face: guest artists meet the representatives of different social groups, including people from the cultural and political scene of of Florence. The meeting will follow the modalities of the speed-date.
Location: F_AIR (via San Gallo 45/r, Florence)

– MAY 5th
h. 6.00 – Alternative narrations of contemporary art: public round table focused on the experiences of art residencies in Italy and internationally, addressed to investigate the ability of contemporary art to activate processes of individual and public knowledge and awareness of the otherness, reveal paradoxes, and form critical consciousness. In addition to the guest artists Angela Zurlo, Karen Andreassian and Armine Hovhannisyan,there will be Emanuela Ascari (artist), Federico Bacci (GuilmiArtProject), Olga Pavlenko (artist), Pietro Gaglianò (art critic/curator).
Open to the public
Location: IL VIVAIO DEL MALCANTONE (via del Malcantone 15, Florence)

Call for a desertion from a stereotyped identity is made by:

IL VIVAIO DEL MALCANTONE_research and cultural practice center: it is an association to promote contemporary culture, and intervenes in three fields improving the quality of life: art, ecology, self-care. It promotes education and production of culture in particular in the fields of visual, and performing arts, and theater. It give spaces to young artists and to professionals, fuels education and exchange, organizes events, art residencies, exhibitions, meetings, and festivals, to generate contexts “open” to experimentation and sharing in the field of research. The location of the association is a XV century building distributed in three independent parts, which are today dedicated to three different purposes: greenhouse/studio; warehouse/theater; Limonaia/Studio, plus a cultivated garden /kitchen garden
www.ilvivaiodelmalcantone.com
ilvivaiodelmalcantone@gmail.com

F_AIR – Florence Artist In Residence is the first artist in residence program in the very center of Florence. F_AIR is part of an academic structure, FUA’s School of Fine Arts. The residency offers an opportunity for artists and students to understand the signs of contemporary art and culture in Florence and how they play a role in the city’s life. It seeks to offer the opportunity for students and artists to grow, experiment, and produce life changes as a result of the stimulating environments of the academic structure, of Florence, and ultimately of a creative working stay in Italy. Desires an active participation within the cultural life of contemporary Florence. Aspires to immerse the resident artist in the creative process of Fua’s School of Fine Arts and to create a stimulating artistic environment within and beyond the academic premises.
fair.palazziflorence.com
www.fua.it
fair@fua.it

GuilmiArtProject (GAP) is residency program in the village of Guilmi (Ch). Its promoters invite artists in their houses located in the city center of the village in order to set up a multilevel and multilayered dialogue with it, and its community. Contextually GAP promots “collateral effects” (feasts, workshops, popular didactic activities, walkings, and collective meals), addressed to the develop a program of sharing of experiences with the community of Guilmi. The village has revealed to be the perfect place to experiment vast themes in small scale, where to each single stimulus corresponds a reaction; where to experiment contemporary art in responsible and sustainable modalities; where art is the means to analyze social, historical, anthropological, contexts and landscape. When the artist accepts the invitation from GAP, he becomes the carrier of the empiric research, essential to this residency. GAP is intentionally no-project based, in order to promote a continue research and discovery to share with the village.
guilmiartproject.wordpress.com
guilmiartproject@gmail.com

The project is made possible by the contribution of FARE, which with RESIDENZAITALIA 2013, offers a grant to Italian residencies of www.artinresidence.it, a network for residency programs for artists and curators in Italy and abroad, conceived by FARE in collaboration with Open Care and the contribution of Fondazione Cariplo, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, GAI – Associazione Circuito Giovani Artisti Italiani.

Il progetto è reso possibile grazie al contributo di FARE che, con RESIDENZAITALIA 2013, ha offerto un grant destinato alle residenze italiane appartenenti alla rete www.artinresidence.it, piattaforma dedicata ai programmi di residenza in Italia e all’estero per artisti e curatori, nata da un’idea di FARE in collaborazione con Open Care e con il contributo di Fondazione Cariplo, NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, GAI – Associazione Circuito Giovani Artisti Italiani.