OPERA VIVA BARRIERA DI MILANO 2019
Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso
Vernissage 25 July h 18.30
Piazza Bottesini, Turin, Italy
The Flashback special project Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, conceived by Alessandro Bulgini and curated by Christian Caliandro, is continuing for its fourth edition on 25 July. This year’s edition is inspired to the theme selected by the fair, The Wanderers.
The second billboard of OperaViva Barriera di Milano 2019 is the first of the two ones that have been selected through the open call (the other one is by Nero/Alessandro Neretti), as it was the case last year, and awarded by Flashback jury, composed by: Ginevra Pucci and Stefania Poddighe, director of the fair, Alessandro Bulgini, artist and creator of the project, Christian Caliandro, art historian and curator of the project, Francesco Nucci founder and chairman of the Volume! Foundation in Rome, Giangavino Pazzola independent curator and associate curator of Camera, Italian Center for Photography in Turin, Marco Rubiola, author, writer and director of advertising campaigns and Fabrizio Bellomo, one of the artists who participated to the 2017 edition.
The work is by Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso and is titled Unknown.
The image is part of a project the author has been carrying forward for six years, with photographs to the passengers of means of transport in Rome and in other countries throughout the world and that – so far, because of a precise choice – could only be enjoyed through the #comefareisenzamezzipubblici Instagram page. Emanuela writes: “An endless search, a silent relationship, a sharing between unknown people, obliged to meander, move and lose themselves anywhere and for any reason”.
The theme of wandering is therefore declined by this billboard in a fully urban key, taking back and developing the theme of the pathways within the space of the town and of the connections between the neighborhoods, the territories – pathways that represent a constant in Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, which is declined in the most diversified ways by the artists who participated to the project throughout these years. Thus, a nun on the bottom seats of the bus turns and – concerned, thoughtful – looks at the visage of the little devil who is is formed by the graffiti on the glass, by the red lamps and by the puffs of the night reflexes.
On his turn, the little devil reciprocates and looks at her.
OPERA VIVA BARRIERA DI MILANO
A project by Alessandro Bulgini
Curated by Christian Caliandro
Promoted by Flashback, all art is contemporary
II artist: Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso, vernissage 25 July h 18.30
25 July / 2 September 2019
Under the patronage of
CITTÀ DI TORINO
Studio ESSECI – Sergio Campagnolo
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Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso, Unknown, 25 July > 2 September 2019
Opening > thursday 25 July, ore 18.30 > piazza bottesini, Turin
The winning artists of Opera Viva Barriera di Milano ed. 2019 open call are:
Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso e Nero/Alessandro Neretti.
The artists have been awarded by Flashback jury, composed by: Ginevra Pucciand Stefania Poddighe, director of the fair, Alessandro Bulgini, artist and creator of the project, Christian Caliandro, art historian and curator of the project, Francesco Nuccifounder and chairman of the Volume! Foundation in Rome, Giangavino Pazzolaindependent curator and associate curator of Camera, Italian Center for Photography in Turin, Marco Rubiola,author, writer and director of advertising campaigns and Fabrizio Bellomo, one of the artists who participated to the 2017 edition.
Unveiled the names of the jury of Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, ed. 2019:
Fabrizio Bellomo > artist, already involved on Opera Viva Barriera di Milano project in 2017 with his work ‘Saluti da Cerignola’.
Alessandro Bulgini > (district) Artist and creator of the project, Bulgini uses a wide range of tools to tell and act with and on laterality, diversity, physical and cultural suburb.
Christian Caliandro > art historian and curator of the project, Caliandro is an expert specialized in culture policies.
Francesco Nucci > founder and CEO at Fondazione VOLUME!, where he has hosted some of the greatest artists of the second half of 1900, conceiving the space as a plastic container to be modulated and reinterpreted on the basis of powerful site-specific projects.
Giangavino Pazzola > independent curator, since 2018 he is associate curator at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia where he is in charge, among others, of the European program FUTURES photography for the promotion of young artists.
Stefania Poddighe > Flashback co-director – together with Ginevra Pucci – who, for the fifth year, is supporting the project Opera Viva Barriera di Milano.
Ginevra Pucci > Flashback co-director – together with Stefania Poddighe – who, for the fifth year, is supporting the project Opera Viva Barriera di Milano.
Marco Rubiola > author, writer and director of advertising campaigns, since January 2018 he is collaborating with Oliviero Toscani in the re-launch of Benetton and in the creative direction of Fabrica, a research center on communication, in Treviso.