Alessandro Bulgini, Opera Viva – Guardiani. Sculture solari per naufrago, 17 October > 11 November 2019
Opening > thursday 17 October, h 18.30 > Piazza Bottesini, Turin
In perfect harmony with this edition’s theme, the Ramingo collective of audio-visual arts – composed by Tommaso Magnano, Diego Berrè and Antonio Cavicchioni – is presenting to Flashback #ognimareèramingo#, a multi-media project consisting of two works of their audiovisual research, a project that documents the drifts of art in the mare magnum of the mass-media.
Together with the projection of “The art trick – Angelo Froglia and other stories”, the documentary film (Angelo Froglia is the Livornese artist who realized in 1984 two out of three Modigliani’s fake heads, ed.) that narrates the genesis of the project, Ramingo is presenting the video installation “3”, a work drawn up through a kind of alchemical process. Three elements seemingly distant find new life through a direct comparison and thanks to the use, as a ligand, of their given common thread, to Wander.
All days >> @ Stand 41
Video installation 2019 > 9’00’’ (3 loop)
Rivara, Torino > Franz Paludetto is a famous gallerist known for having always swum against the tide. Infact he decided to keep his collection in the ancient castle of Rivara, in the Canavese area, which today is a Museum of Contemporary Art. Barriera di Milano and Aurora, Turin > both located in the northern periphery of Turin, in XIX century they were working class district and important area of large migratory flows, at first from southern Italy and – during the last decades – from any part of the world. Imperia > Grock (Charles Adrien Wettach 1880-1959) was the first authentic star of showbiz. The story of a clown become a king is proven by his bizarre villa in Imperia, that is currently a Clown Museum.
2 November h 16.30 >> @ Art square
The art trick – Angelo Froglia and other stories
Projection by Tommaso Magnano /Ramingo*
Documentary film 55’ HD Ita subEng 2018
A posthumous portrait that includes life and works, equally audacious, of a controversial and marginalized artist, who had a life so intense and deflagrating as short and painful. Reminded by the most like a docker with the hobby of painting, an amateur, a junky, a degenerate, Angelo Froglia spends an unscrupulous, cursed existence, always behind the scenes, among art workshops, political struggles, maximum-security prisons, drugs and great loves: a vortex of destruction invol- ving anyone approaching him. He died HIV-positive in January 1997, leaving a great, not only pictorial, production. An unknown story, told by the voices of the few who were close to him. A story rebuilt through his writings, his paintings and his original footages, in addition to the press and video archives of that time, trying to do justice to this profound, complex and still controversial figure. A violent, provocative, intransigent scream of freedom hurled from an Italian forsaken area and addressed to the whole world.
The Flashback talk appointments shall be present in this edition as well: the space dedicated to the in-depth analysis of the artistic phenomena, a lounge dedicated to the disclosure and lucid digression, with guests and experts who will discuss and question themselves on the nomadic nature of art and on its power to overcome borders and boundaries, which would be insurmountable by other means.
>> Friday 1 november 2019
Fabio Cammarata. Errando e Progettando > h 11.30
Curated by Iconica
In jeweller’s craft, “wandering” through experimentations often leads to unexpected results with aesthetic and physical effects that are unusual and heterogeneous. Fabio Cammarata says: “… Experimentations go on, just like the design, a modus operandi made of strict rules but whose final effects are often surprising and different from one another. That is the reason why my jewels often seem to belong to hands that worked with different ‘eyes’…”
>> Fabio Cammarata (Designer), Monica Bruno (Iconica)
Homme canette > h 15
The poetic recycling of material abandoned from contemporary consumption.
>> Cristina Pistoletto (artist), Eddy Ekete (artist), Simona Amelotti (MetaCritikVision). Moderator: Fabio Vito Lacertosa (musician and critic)
“GIACOMO BALLA. Nato Torino. Pittore futurista (La magia caleidoscopica di Casa Balla)” > h 17
Giacomo Balla, feasible futurism: wandering between the real and the virtual.
Balla House – in the Parioli district until 1926, then in Delle Vittorie district – it always presents itself as a breeding ground to invent, plan and realize objects useful for work but also beautiful and magical.
>> Patrizia Balla (heiress Giacomo Balla), Vittorio Balla (heir Giacomo Balla), Elena Gigli (Archivio Gigli per l’opera di Giacomo Balla), Edoardo Bosi (responsabile Art Advisor Azimut Capital Management), Alessandro Guerrini (Art Defender)
>> Saturday 2 november 2019
Mario Davico 1920-2010> h 11.30
Curated by Pino Mantovani
Texts by Flaminio Gualdoni, Cristina Valota, Franco Fanelli, Riccardo Cavallo
In the intellectual and existential free zone of the studies, only painting counts, beyond any circumstances, any possible nominalism, any worldly event. The whole life of Davico focused on painting, which the artist wanted to be “absolute”, limitless, boundless and conditionless, independent from time and inherently self-sufficient and ‘perfect’.
Presentation of the monography published by Umberto Allemandi
>> Pino Mantovani, Franco Fanelli e Andrea Balzola
Arti decorative e Art Design. Passi nel tempo tra Unicità e Serialità > h 15
Art or design? Both. A double overturning of perspective: at the beginning, the decorative arts in their uniqueness, later the twentieth-century design, whose main concern was reproducibility. Today we notice an increasing interest towards costumization and a heavier hybridization with Art. The result is a renegotiation of the traditional borders between the two fields.
>> Davide e Gabriele Adriano (Adriano Design) > Vanessa Carioggia (Casa d’Aste Sant’Agostino) > Roberta Verteramo (Art designer). Moderator: Davide Alaimo (architect, critic and design historian)
Fake, plagi e falsi d’autore > h 15
Curated by La Stampa
Consequences and curiosities of feigning the thruth.
>> Luca Ferrua (La Stampa), Gipo Di Napoli (Bandakadabra), Roberto Mastroianni (philosopher and Chairman of Museo Diffuso della Resistenza)
>> Sunday 3 november 2019
Esercizi di sguardo. Cultura e percezione del quotidiano > h 11.30
Our viewpoint is molded by social and historical constructs that shape our perception of landscape, everyday life, space and art. Artists in particular have an important role into revealing, in every age, horizons invisible to most people, yet indispensable to imagine the dimensions of future.
>> Luca Dal Pozzolo (Director Osservatorio Culturale del Piemonte), Michela Casavola (Art critic)
Opera Viva Barriera di Milano & Gli Erranti > h 15
From drawn fireworks to a nun and little devil sharing a bus, from stray dogs wandering through the ruins of a Turkish castle to the declaration of an uncertain and immortal love, until the “solar sculptures for castaways”: this year the five billboards of Opera Viva Barriera di Miano shown in Piazza Bottesini confronted themselves with Flashback’s Wanderers, with the vagrancy in time, in space and feelings. The project inventor, Alessandro Bulgini, will discuss about them with curator Christian Caliandro and two of this edition’s protagonists: Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso and Laura Cionci.
>> Alessandro Bulgini, Christian Caliandro, Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso, Laura Cionci
Hommes canette Eddy Ekete > h 16
With the participation of Vincent Lebubura Nzau
Presented by CasaBottega
A Golem, aroused from a will of power, walks around, dances and moves producing a clang of metallic noises with a joyful and festive rhythm. “‘L’Homme canette” is the poetic recycling of material abandoned from contemporary consumption with a hint to the ancestral culture of Africa.
curated by Scuola Holden
Art is an infinite story and – even though at a distance of centuries – it still lightens and represents the human experience. Also the ways to narrate it are limitless, this is why four pupils of Scuola Holden let themselves be inspired by some works exhibited in the fair, and they have woven a story around it. The objective is to draw the public near the artworks through an original, multi-disciplinary pathway. The students have used words, gestures or sounds to make up their performances and translate the message launched by the exhibited artists centuries ago into a contemporary language. The result you will discover in Flashback will be a fully unprecedented narration, a new surprising key to read art.
31 october > h 12.30
Jan Brueghel II e Pieter van Avont, Caretto & Occhinegro (Turin I)
Giulia Binando focuses on a gesture that only two painters can do: catch Jesus, Joseph and Mary in a moment of anguish and uneasiness, the flight, to lay them in an impossible place for a little rest.
1 november > h 12.30
Giorgio Vasari, Piacenti (London UK)
Mariavittoria Salucci reconstructs from the surviving fragments an artwork by Vasari and, with a small journey into the world of communication, leads us to rediscover the surprising persistence of our imaginaries.
2 november > h 12.30
Luigi Russolo, Galleria Allegra Ravizza (Lugano CH, Milan I)
With listenings and readings, Davide Dichiara explores the fertile border that goes through the space between music and noise.
3 november > h 12.30
Romano Alberti detto il Nero, Flavio Pozzallo (Oulx TO I)
By reading an original story inspired by the artwork, Bianca Giancalone describes an impossible motherly love that finds its expression and fulfillment thanks to a creative gesture.
curated by Mauro Battisti e Ivan Bert
Flashback sound, the space dedicated to music, this year plays on the double meanings of ‘errare’ – both ‘to wander’ and ‘to be wrong’ – and ‘time’ – understood as pace and rhythm. The projects of Flashback sound move in the border zone between improvisation and sheet music, in its most diverse variations, with propensity for jazz and crossover that are tailor-made for the spirit of this edition.
30 October > h 18.30 (upon invitation) >> Nina Simmons
Davide Vizio > live electronics
Jacopo Albini > tenor saxophone and clarinet From jazz to nu-black, from dub music to the ethnic music of all continents, the thematic lines and improvisations of Jacopo Albini warmly dance of Davide Vizio’s groovy electronic, ambient hypnotic productions.
31 October > h 18.30 >> Onda Próxima
Gilson Silveira > percussions, voice
Nico Di Battista > 7-chord bass, voice
Two eclectic artists of great sensitivity for a magic meeting between the Mediterranean and Brazil: Neapolitan tropicalia, this is the term that was purposely created by Silveira and Di Battista for a music that blends the Mediterranean lyrics to the lively rhythmic colors of South America and the wholly Neapolitan pathos, to the light catching world of Brazilian music.
1 November > h 18.30 >> KALA
Gianni Denitto > alto sax, live electronics
Ricky Akasha > visual design
Upon conclusion of his latest tour, which touched the four corners of the world, saxophonist Gianni Denitto is presenting “KALA”: a spectacular logbook where the sounds of world music intersect electronics to form an accurate, seductive musical plot that narrates places and personal stories.
2 November > h 18.30 >> X-Moon
Ivan Bert > trumpet, prepared trumpet, live electronics
Mauro Battisti > bass, live electronics
Ricky Akasha > visual design
What happens when an expedition heading to the Moon finds itself by mistake amongst unexpected cosmic panoramas? This is X-Moon’s immersive journey: a message in the bottle thrown, between space-rhythms and psychedelic soundscapes, by two special, involuntary time wanderers.
curated by Mariachiara Guerra
Limitless spaces > Stories of urban universes and different planets, was born with the will of widening and telling the reflections on the theme of the utilization of Art as a cultural experience of awareness and citizenship.
The 2019 > 2020 edition is inspired to Giacomo Leopardi’s poem “L’infinito”, which celebrates its two hundredth anniversary, and to the fiftieth anniversary of moon landing, leading the participants to question on the meaning of ‘terminus’: the limit as a starting point of knowledge and inspiration. For this reason, in the days of Flashback, the participants to the laboratories – students, families and gramps – shall cooperate in creating a collective installation, inspired to the Voyager Golden Record, the record for gramophone that, in 1977, NASA entered into the two Voyager probes, with the aim of providing evidence of the cultural heritage of the world to life forms – if any – outside the solar system. This object, which contains 115 images, natural sounds and greetings in 55 languages, was born to wander in the universe, in the hope of reaching the closest star outside the solar system: hence the choice Flashback is telling: an event born to be a synthesis of cultures and different artistic stories, which this year is exactly dedicated to the theme of wandering. Art and the town as an expression of democracy and freedom shall be the theme of the second stage of activities, where – as usual – the project rootsand connects to the history of the territory: in the ambition of providing the participants with a toolbox that will help them recognize Beauty in the places of everyday’s life. After the stage in the contemporary town, through the Opera Viva > il Manifesto project in piazza Bottesini, in the neighborhood of Barriera di Milano, the exploration will continue with the visit to the Museum of the Resistance and to the Piedmont Institute for the history of Resistance and of contemporary society “Giorgio Agosti”, bodies of the Polo del ‘900.
Sergio Cascavilla, born in Turin in 1966, is one of the artists called to interpret this seventh edition of Flashback. His work has always been between different domains (he has also designed for Alessi) and his works are very colorful, close to comics, narratively surreal.
Such visionary approach has passed through the abstract plots that hide everywhere in reality; the colors, the lines and the organic seductive color crosshatches are the result of a technical virtuosity, which is his particular feature. The concept of abstraction of Sergio Cascavilla’s works is contaminated by the decoration, thus affirming the need to consume a relationship with ornamentation. For Flashback he has developed nine works, eight of which for the image of Flashback 2019 and a large 10x4m wall painting that the artist shall develop in Pala Alpitour.
Cambiando dimora: i passi nel tempo
curated by Michela Casavola
Eva Marisaldi’s eclectic work will dialog – in “another abode”- with the somehow ascetic visionary one of Nagasawa, in an unprecedented space and poetic balance. Two generations and two different languages that meet in a universal journey, united by a shared emotional tension, in a harmonic chord ensured by a shared lightness, elegance and poetry of the work, by a close aesthetic and sensitive point of view. Traveling significantly characterized the life and work of the two artists, same as the curiosity for sciences, physics and for the world of nature.
They are both influenced by the passing of time, by the reason of the journey and by the temporal suspension.
Traveling is a constant in Nagasawa’s life and artistic practice. At the age of 26, he made a one year and a half bicycle journey towards Europe, through several Asian countries (Singapore, Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria), up to Turkey, Greece and then Italy Nagasawa’s search leads us to works permeated by the feeling of lightness, of flying into the air and of an aerial trend. The great work Yugao-Jole (2005-2013) is an example of it. In the version presented for Flashback in Turin, we see it hanging from the ceiling by steel cables. Here, its volumetric stellar geometry dominates.
The movement also characterizes the Surround aerial sculpture, 2018, by Eva Marisaldi. This work looks like a wave suspended on top, swinging from a wall to another one, reminding the moving wake of the migratory birds in chronophotograph. The wave simulates the journey of the birds, oriented by the stars as compass points, traveling also in the night, while sleeping, perhaps attracted by the luminosity of Yugao-Jole’s copper star. Also the Cornucopia video, 2005, developed with Enrico Serotti, offers the opportunity of a visual-sound perceptive experience. The video is an animation directly produced by the sound. This means that it is the very sound that generates the animated image.
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In cooperation with Archivio Gastini
At one year since his passing away, Flashback celebrates Marco Gastini (Turin, 1938 > 2018), one of the most appreciated names of Italian painting related to matter, in a solo exhibition.
In the works in the exhibition, as well as in the nineteen-eighty glossary of the artist, the wandering matrix can be observed in the succession of the most various materials – parchment (Il peso della pelle, 1981; already exhibited Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich and to the 40thInternational Biennial Art Exhibition of Venice, both in 1982); glass and metals such as iron (Retablo, 1986), copper and tin – organic elements such as coal and the vegetables similar to carobs (Grande nero, 1982); the wood of the beams that support the roofs of the mountain houses, of the boxes, of the track sleepers or of the 3D assembled tables.
The complexity of the pictorial dough in these works increases thanks to an intense chromaticism, where it is hard to recognize pigments and binders, as required to enable the loss of the observer within the environment, in order to allow the painting’s opening to the meeting. One of the greatest ingenious Italian artists after World War II, even though with a look at the ancient taste for doing, in an exhibition where all the elements suggest the multiplication of the reading levels and of the painting surfaces.