domenica 25 ottobre 2009

windows 2009 - first pics

here's a few pics from the project windows 2009. they were taken the day before the show as some artists were installing their works...
the day of the opening everything was too hectic and I could not take more photos, but I promise I will the very next days! in the meantime you can see some of the works here.
click on the pics to see them bigger and to read the artist's name and the title of the work.
I really enjoyed the experience and I think all the works were really brilliant. Every artist did something completely different, but in all cases really coherent with their previous works. I got some really good comments that night and I really hope the project will be seen from a lot of people.

lunedì 19 ottobre 2009

new project by moi - Windows 2009

this is the last project I've been working on.
when I was asked to think about a visual art project what came to my mind was that I was really interested in the dutch architecture and in the peculiar use of windows here.
we approached local people living in a specific neighbourhood and asked them to "offer" one window from their houses to artists, to let them realize site specific works for it.
stay tuned for some pictures of the event!!!!

martedì 6 ottobre 2009

blog - linking

today I give you the link to the blog of a talented italian photographer.
You can find portraits of people he met around the globe as well as random (interesting) pictures.

check it!

(and check ME!)

lunedì 28 settembre 2009

teresa iannotta interviews annegien van doorn

I was asked by the italian website spruzz to interview one artist - my choice - for their new monthly entry about young curators.
I could choose and artist and ask him/her two questions, plus a small presentation, and I also had to answer one question myself.

It's been a really nice experience especially because I chose an artist that I love to work with! her name is annegien van doorn and she is a young dutch artist based in amsterdam. we've been collaborating in the past months and I already invited her for some new project I've been working on.

this is the link to read the interview:

scroll scroll scroll down for the english version!
and of course, check annegien's website:

martedì 22 settembre 2009

cruel beauty

the work that probably touched me most in Skopje was located in Cifte Amam, an amazing museum in the old city, in a small square with a fountain and a Mosque. the location was itself already spectacular but one of the works really attracted my attention.
it's the installation by german artist Nicolas Manenti, called "Angenageld". you can check some pics on the page dedicated to him in the BJCEM skopje website:

three real plants were pinned to the wall with white paper pins, leaf by leaf with a methodical and yet cruel attention. the beauty was astonishing and so it was the artificial aspect of the installation. It was as if their beauty and life was frozen there for ever. What can human hands make in terms of artfacts and modifications of what's already existing? How far can we push things to what we want them to become? I could spend hours in front of such works, they are able to talk to me more than many others (for sure more than all the other works in the room and in that location). This artwork was turning the natural state of things into something dreamy and cruel at the same time. I loved it.

martedì 8 settembre 2009

BJCEM 2009 - Skopje - 3/12 sept 2009

I came back yesterday night from a trip to Skopje as member of a delegation for the BJCEM biennal.

The experience itself has been disappointing in some cases - the organization was not always brilliant and the exhibition spaces were spread out in the city so that it became pretty hard in some moments to see the works AND participate to shows/performances/lectures.

Apart from this, I will use the next days to talk about some specific aspects of the biennal itself.

I especially wish to talk about some artists and the spaces used for the biennal.

so stay tuned!!!

mercoledì 8 luglio 2009

Sketch Matinée

last week end I was invited to join Stefano Calligaro in his trip to Duesseldorf for the first appointment of Sketch Matinée, a series of artists' presentations in the (amazing) space of Friederike Mainka's atelier.
the experience was definetly nice! you can see the blog of Sketch Matinée following this link, with some pictures of the works from Stefano Calligaro

the next presented artists will be:

Joung-En Huh - 19 july
Jeroen Kuster - 2 august
Maarten Janssen - 16 august
Burchhard Garlichs - 6 september
Friederike Mainka - 20 september
Irene van de Mheen - 4 october
Sonja Meyer - 18 october
Nicola Schrudde - 8 november
Dré Wapenar - 22 november
Petra Albrand - 6 december

you can find all the links and information on the blog.
I loved it because there was a very good atmosphere and finally everyone was taking their time to talk and discuss and this is not so common. The attention and curiosity of people were really amazing. And it's such a good way to spend a monday morning!
Good job!!

lunedì 6 aprile 2009

BEyond Pictures

here's a link to the website Trendbeheer with some images of the show!

enjoy :)

martedì 31 marzo 2009

BEyond - my latest project in Rotterdam!!!

Sabrina Basten,
Stefano Calligaro,
Friederike Mainka,
Esmé Valk,
Irene van de Mheen,
Annegien van Doorn,
Sjoerd Westbroek,
a project by teresa iannotta
opening 26th march 2009, 19.00 hourDuende,tamboerstraat 9, Rotterdam
“As all the techniques have been discovered and all their combinationshave been experienced there's no border to define what exactly is asculpure, a performance, a video or a photograph. There's sculpturesthat would love to be drawings, drawings that would love to be videosand sometimes videos that would love to be paintings. In this sort of cracks I find the most interesting meanings of works, as if there wassome kind of unsatisfied tension in them, something that forces thespectator to look beyond. Works that need to be watched always oncemore to be understood a little bit, that underline with their physicalpresence the struggle between different techniquesand shapes.”
BEyond is supported by the italian funding program Movin' Up

lunedì 26 gennaio 2009

Memory and Memories

I was so incredibly impressed by the site specific installation by Anish Kapoor in Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin called Memory. It took me a while to think about it and this again and again and this is usually a clear signal to me that an artwork somehow works for me.
First I loved tha way the title tells everything about the work: you will never get to see the entire piece, you only can use your memory to somehow put it back all together.
Second, I loved that for once I payed the ticked NOT to enter the museum. I loved to look at the texture of the surface of the piece, I love the total black in it and the silence you could hear standing in front of it (it's such a pity they decided to place the window to look in it right beside the bar but anyway...)
I loved it so much that when I heard people (yes, they were italian) complaining because they payed 3€ to see it I was almost going to shout at them. :)