Nomadic Words

04 October 2019

Flashback talk 2019

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.