August 6th 8.30 PM, Chiostro Palazzo della Cultura, Galatina

Tarantism and contemporary art: For a phenomenology of discomfort 

With this fourth and last thematic talk of the DOMUS Artist Residency cycle of residences, we invite international artists and curators to talk about the phenomenological aspects of artistic practices and the sense of unease associated with the crisis of tarantism.

The attempt is to start from tarantism to describe some artistic practices that denounce the sociological, psychological and intimate aspects of discomfort and precariousness. Once again, tarantism is used as a metaphor for a broader reflection that starting from the studies of Timo Kaabi-Linke on the relationship between the figure of St. Paul and Pasolini, will introduce the work of the artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke on the collection of testimonies of women victims of violence. We will continue the talk with the Lebanese painter artist Abed Al Kadiri who places the representation and analysis of contemporary society in an Arab and North African context at the center of his pictorial practice. We will close the talk with Lorenzo Madaro and Riccardo Venturi that between dreams, nightmares and visions, will bring us back to the condition of marginality and discomfort in art: Ezechiele Leandro's Sanctuary of Patience and the experience of isolation of speleologist Michel Siffre locked up for months in a cave.

 
 
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Nadia Kaabi-Linke (artist in the residency)

Tues 6th Aug 2019

Nadia Kaabi-Linke is a Tunisian-Ukrainian artist born in 1978 in Tunis, Tunisia. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Tunis (1999) before receiving a PhD from the Sorbonne University in Paris (2008). Her works were recently displayed in in solo exhibitions at Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azevedo Perdigão, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2014); The Mosaic Rooms, London (2014); Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2015); and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; and in group exhibitions at Zachęta – Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw (2016); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); Marta Herford, Museum für Kunst, Design und Architektur, Herford, Germany (2016); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw (2013); Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul (2013). She participated in the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2009); Alexandria Biennial for Mediterranean Countries (2009); Venice Biennale (2011); Liverpool Biennial (2012), and Kochi Muziris Biennial, Kerala, India (2012). Kaabi-Linke lives and works in Berlin.

 
 
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Timo Kaabi-Linke (curator in the residency)

Tues 6th Aug 2019

Timo Kaabi-Linke is curator, writer and photographer and Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s closest collaborator in work and life. His research concentrates on historical studies of apparative hermeneutics. He co-authored the feature Digging for Redemption (Inside Burger, Art Asia Pacific, 2014) and edited the monograph Matter Matters: Kaabi-Linke <2016 (Kerber Publishing, 2016). He lives and works with Nadia Kaabi-Linke in Berlin.

 
 
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Abed Al Kadiri

Tues 6th Aug 2019  

Born in Beirut, Lebanese artist and Curator Abed Al Kadiri double majored in Arabic Literature and Fine Arts. His work focuses on the deprivation of freedom in society by analyzing contemporary issues of violence, cultural heritage, migration and belonging.  

Al Kadiri’s solo exhibitions include Abu Ghraib, Beirut (2006); In the Corner at the Lebanese Artists Association, Beirut (2008); Identity Turbulences at FA Gallery, Kuwait (2011); Al Maqama 2014 at Dar Al Funoon, Kuwait (2014); Ashes to the Sea at Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut (2016); Arcadia at Al Bareh Art Gallery, Bahrain (2016), Al Maqama Al Mosuliya, Beirut Art Fair (2017); The Story of the Rubber Tree at Sursock Museum, Beirut (2017-2018). Al Kadiri has also participated in several group exhibitions regionally and internationally including Istanbul, Paris, Basel, Cambridge, Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, and Beirut.

 His work can be found in private and public collections in the Middle East. In 2017 he was awarded the Sursock Museum’s Jury Award at the 32nd Salon d’Automne.

In 2006 Al kadiri moved to Kuwait and worked as an art critic, before establishing the FA Gallery in 2010. He was appointed as the Director of Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait from 2012-2015, a leading non-profit arts institution in the Middle East. Al Kadiri curated numerous exhibitions and developed an extensive exchange programs with regional and international institutions and museums . In 2015, Al Kadiri left his position at CAP and is currently residing in Beirut.

In 2017 He cofounded Dongola Limited Editions, a publishing house for artist’s books.

 
 
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Riccardo Venturi

Tues 6th Aug 2019  

Riccardo Venturi is Pensionnaire in history and theory of the arts at Académie de France – Villa Medici, Rome (2018-2019) and already post-doctoral scholar at Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris (2012-2016). He has published Mark Rothko. Lo Spazio e la sua disciplina (Electa, Milan 2007), Black paintings. Eclissi sul modernismo (Electa, Milan 2008), Passione dell’indifferenza. Francesco Lo Savio (Humboldt Books, Milan 2018), and he recently co-curated, the retrospective Francesco Lo Savio at the MART in Rovereto. He contributes regularly to ‘Artforum’, ‘Alias – Il Manifesto’ and to www.doppiozero.com.

 
 
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Lorenzo Madaro

Tues 6th Aug 2019  

Lorenzo Madaro (1986) is a curator of contemporary art and professor of History of Art and Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce. After graduating in History of Art, he obtained a II level master's degree in Museology, museography and cultural heritage management at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He is an art critic of the Roman edition of "La Repubblica" and collaborates with Robinson, Artribune and Alfabeta 2. Among the recent curated exhibitions, Silent, I withdraw to paint a picture (Galleria Fabbri, Milan, 2019); '900 in Italy. From De Chirico to Fontana (Castello di Otranto, 2018); To Keep At Bay (Bianconi Gallery, Milan 2018); Hygroscopic spaces (Bianconi Gallery, Milan 2017); Mario Schifano and Italian Pop Art (Castello Carlo V, Lecce, 2017); Edoardo De Candia I love Odio Oro (Monumental Complex of San Francesco della Scarpa, Lecce, 2017); Natalino Tondo Spazio N Dimensionale (Davide Gallo Gallery, Milan, 2017); Andy Warhol and Maria Mulas (Castle Carlo V, Lecce 2016), Principles of adherence (Castello Silvestri, Calcio - Bergamo 2016), Spaces. The multiverse of independent spaces in Italy (with A. Lacarpia, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan 2015). He is the artistic director of the European project CreArt. Network of cities for artistic creation for the Municipality of Lecce. He has published several catalogs, essays and critical contributions on twentieth-century and close contemporary artists. For Artribune he takes care of the future remote and hidden museums sections.

 
 

July 25th 7PM Ex Convento Santa Chiara, Piazzetta, Galluccio, Galatina, 73013

Censorship and repression in art: the rejection of transgression and the oppression of difference

On the occasion of the third public talk organized by DOMUS Artist Residency, we will address the issue of censorship. Tarantism confronts us with the shame of families affected by the pain and suffering of tarantate women. The body in crisis, which writhes, becomes an insidious weapon and a threat to the family and to all the inhabitants who attend the ritual. The body of the tarantate was removed from the gaze, above all of the children and the younger audience, it was removed because it was considered offensive, inappropriate, scandalous. Tarantism produced actions of censorship in the eyes of the spectators and it is this repression of the transgression that allows us to create a link between the hidden artistic action and the phenomenon of intrinsic rebellion to tarantism. Once again, tarantism serves us as a metaphor for understanding the cultural processes that lead the human being to hide the rebellion, leaving room for inhibition and oppression. Thanks to the presence of Daria Pashchenko (curator) and Svitlana Levchenko (artist), we will begin our talk by opening a reflection on the countries that gravitated in the Soviet orbit during the years of Socialist Realism. Followed by the speeches of Angelo Maria Monaco and Alberto Dambruso that starting respectively from the art of the Renaissance, up to that of the 60’s in Rome, will allow us to bring back the discourse of censorship and rebellion in the history of Italian art, creating a bridge among the classical, modern and contemporary languages of art in Italy. We will conclude the talk with the speeches of Michela Santoro and Edoardo Winspeare that will present the analysis and vision of his feature film Pizzicata, bringing us back to the heart of Salento and the body of the tarantate, through the language of cinema and the critical look of those who know the up close phenomenon.

 
 
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Svitlana Levchenko (artist in the residency)

July 25th 7PM

Art photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Was born in 1983 in Odessa. In 2006 she graduated from the Academy of Refrigeration, having obtained a specialty as an ecologist. In 2014 she started to take pictures. In 2015 she was selected for a photographic course "Bird in flight" also studied at the school of Victor Marushchenko, in the course "Conceptual Photography" of Roman Pyatkovka, finished the online MoMA course "Seeing Through Photographs", visited a lot of workshops, studied at Photodepartament. Svitlana is part of UPhA and EEP Berlin platform. Participated in group exhibitions in Berlin, Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, Austria, Ukraine. She took part in photo festivals in Greece, Austria, Ukraine. Published the art book 'God is an artist' and presented it in Vienna in 2017. Produces a series of art postcards "Message". Shooted for Bird in Flight, The Village, la Boussole, The Ukranians. In 2017 she created an art showcase for "Всі Свої". Currently works as a Communication Manager at the Odesa Photo Days festival, she is co-owner and curator in the art gallery "Avangarden" in Kiev.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Creativity for me is an escape. Escape into the inner world from external imperfections. You can consider my work as a struggle against the ugliness of everyday life. In the country where I live, the aesthetics of everyday life is not the first necessity, that pumps the skill to seek out beautiful, and it generates the need to create to support internal aesthetic balance. I specialize in portraits of people and the world around them. When I am working, I feel love, the love they sing about under the rain in the films and the brighter that love, the stronger result I get. All my activities I would describe in these words: Creativity is the natural order of life. The only way.

 
 
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Daria Pashchenko (curator in the residency)

July 25th 7PM

Daria Pashchenko is a curator and researcher, founder of the TRSHCHN platform and co-founder of the ART MATTERS UKRAINE. Her background includes +7 years in leading cultural institutions of Ukraine as well as independent curatorial practice with a strong focus on body in contemporary art and in-situ projects. Possession of a deep expertise in Eastern European art. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine currently she based in Berlin, Germany. She has BA in Art History and Cultural Studies from National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and diploma of the International Curatorial Program from Node Center for Curatorial Studies. Her background includes experience working at the leading Ukrainian art institutions such as Art Arsenal, PinchukArtCentre, Bottega Gallery. While affiliated with these institutions she worked on international projects such as International forum Art Kyiv, Week of contemporary art Space Odyssey 2011, the First Kyiv biennale of contemporary art ARSENALE 2012, and Ukrainian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Played a key role in the exchange program between the USA and Ukraine named “Innovation. Invention and Youth”: implementation of US educational projects in Art Arsenal in collaboration with US Embassy of Ukraine, Smithsonian Institution and Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Founded “Arsenal of Ideas” project that successfully works at Art Arsenal since 2013. It turned into an educational festival in 2015. During 2013-2015 she curated online-platform & collective of artists, curators and writers (wo)manorial, who contemplate the ever changing concept of femininity. In 2014-2015 after the Revolution of Dignity, she curated projects dedicated to recent challenges of Ukrainian society: “War/SHE. Understanding war from female perspective”, “Terror of small differences” and “Blue to Yellow”. Her curatorial project “Verbatix” participated art and digital culture festival transmediale Vorspiel program 2018 in Berlin. Curated 12+ group and solo exhibitions in Ukraine, the USA, Cyprus and Germany. Daria Pashchenko currently organizes the U Residency, international artist-in-residence program between Kyiv/Ukraine and Berlin/Germany to create strong links and artists collaborations. Also she creates a video-channel focused on contemporary curating. Her recent interests include in-situ projects, street art and sound art

 
 
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Angelo Maria Monaco

July 25th 7PM

Angelo Maria Monaco (1976), PhD in History of Art (Università del Salento – Italy, 2007), is Professor of History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, and Professor of Renaissance Art at the Università del Molise (A.A. 2018/19). MA in Cultural and intellectual History 1350-1600 at The Warburg Institute, University of London (2008). Grant by British Academy and Accademia dei Lincei at the Warburg Instiute (2009). ASN (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale per l’Associatura universitaria) in Renaissance Art (since 2017).
Main topics: Iconography in the XVI-VII centuries Europe; History in collecting; Artistic Literature XV-VII centuries. Since 2018 is chief curator of the annual project “Incipit. Rete di esposizioni tra Accademia e Territorio” (Exhibition network between the Academy and the territory) held by Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce. Among the numerous publications, Monaco is the author of the books La Gerusalemme celeste di Otranto (Galatina 2004); Giacomo Barri francese (Firenze 2014). Further

publications on: https://accademialecce.academia.edu/AngeloMariaMonaco

 
 
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Edoardo Winspeare

July 25th 7PM

Born in Austria by Riccardo Winspeare Guicciardi and Elisabetta of Liechtenstein. Growing up in Depressa, a small fraction of Three Phase, in Salento, he moved to Florence to study, later moving to New York to study photography and then to Munich, where he graduated in directing at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. His films are the product of an anthropological brood of folklore and a culture largely unknown even to most, but which must be confronted with economic crises, mafia, white deaths and industrialization. In short, how to put a small flaming reality in front of a well-described and outlined social and family background. Debuts on the big screen with the film Pizzicata (1996). Delicate and unusual, Winspeare directs luminous films even where they penetrate the labyrinths of cruelty, carnality and blood, confirming themselves as a director to be followed carefully in his artistic journey constantly poised between cosmopolitanism and traditionalism. Introspective, evocative, poignant, it tells with style vivid moments of its characters that also become ours when the camera and therefore also its eye register them with finesse, courage and elegance.

 
 
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Michela Santoro

July 25th 7PM

Michela Santoro has a degree in modern literature with a thesis on the history and criticism of cinema. He has worked as an assistant director in some films, including "Sangue vivo" by Edoardo Winspeare. In 2004 he was responsible for the Idrusa bookshop in Alessano, very active in organizing cultural events and reading promotion initiatives. From 2015 organizes the literary festival "Armonia. Narrations in the land of Otranto "dedicated to the best of Italian and international fiction.

 
 
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Alberto Dambruoso

July 25th 7PM

Alberto Dambruoso is an art historian, professor of Art History at the Fine Arts Academy of Frosinone, a critic and independent curator of contemporary art, based in Rome for almost twenty years. He graduated in 2000 in the History of Contemporary Art at the Faculty of Conservation of the Cultural Heritage of Tuscia (VT) and received the qualification to teach History of Art at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice in 2007 . Specializing in Italian art in the 1960s, with a particular interest in the Roman group of the "School of Piazza del Popolo", Dambruoso has curated several monographic and collective exhibitions of the artists who gave life to that fervent creative period for Italian art of the second post-war period, on some occasions together with Prof. Maurizio Calvesi, that is one of the first who wrote about the linguistic novelties contained in the works of the artists of the “School” including Schifano, Festa, Angeli, Tacchi, Mambor, Lombardo, Fioroni, Ceroli, Pascali and later contributing with essays, texts, invitations to exhibitions and Biennials of Venice, to their critical fortune. Always with Calvesi, Dambruoso edited the new general catalog of Umberto Boccioni's work published by Allemandi in December 2016. At the beginning of 2010, Dambruoso conceived "I Martedi 'Critici", a series of weekly meetings with the major artists, gallery owners and critics of the national and international art scene, held in Italian institutional venues (Auditorium di Mecenate, Chiostro del Bramante, Tempietto del Bramante, Quadrennial, Academy of Fine Arts, MACRO Museum and MAXXI in Rome, Pan Museum and MADRE Museum in Naples, Pecci Museum in Milan) and that in September 2018 reached the eighth year of activity. From July 2015 to December 2017 Dambruoso was the artistic director of "BoCs Art", which became Europe's largest artistic residence project within just a few months of programming. About three hundred and thirty Italian and foreign artists took part in the Cosentina residence in two and a half years of activity.

 
 
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Romina De Novellis (co-founder of the Domus artist residency)

July 25th 7PM

Romina de Novellis is the co-founder of the Domus artist residency. She is a performance artist, she is the most hybrid language in art, she stands in proximity of theses defended by anti-psychiatry. Her body is the center of her questioning, it is both the object of work, both the subject of research. She puts her body available to create living picture to share with the audience.

 
 
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Mauro Bordin (co-founder of the Domus artist residency)

His work is an investigation into the relationship between man and environment. The conflict between the self and the other. Between the individual and society, between the life and death. His paintings are staged, sometimes dramatic, sometimes ironic of this conflict.

 
 
 

July 2nd, 7 PM, LO.FT, Via Ernesto Simini, 4/6/8, 73100 Lecce LE

End of the world : art and politics through the body

 

For the second public talk organized by DOMUS Artist Residency, the subject of identity and difference act as a link between the behavior of the tarantate and contemporary art research in hostile territories. The human-being lies at the center of our second talk: their physical history and geographic peculiarities become elements of rebellion against they own society and the political and sociological aspects of the present time. The body is at once the starting point for the understanding of difference, and an obstacle to the acceptance of the other. After the intervention of the Tunisian artist in residence, Mouna Jemal, who investigates the question of female identity in her culture, we will listen to the testimonies of Italian curators Valentina Levy (in Domus residence) and Carmelo Cipriani who, through their works, have always been investigating the body and performance. We will close the talk with the Indian-Italian curator Chiara Mambro, who has been conducting research in Chile for years. She will introduce us to the work of the Chilean artist Pedro Lemebel whose queer perspective characterize his opposition and his critique of the political and social system in his country.

 
 
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Mouna Jemal (artist in the residency)

July 2nd, 7 PM

Born in 1973 in Paris, lives and works in Tunis. A visual artist, Mouna is holder of a PhD Thesis in Arts and Arts’ Sciences from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University. She has participated since 1993 in many group exhibitions in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Alger, Bamako, Dakar, Geneva, Casablanca, Kolkata, Los Angeles, New York and Tunisia. Her project “Non à la division” was presented under the form of a book and a photo exhibition. Mouna participate in Instants Vidéos de Marseille. She represent Tunisia in the exhibition “Lumières d’Afrique” on the sidelines of COP21. She participated in Biennale of Dak’art in may 2016 with a photo-installation and in Biennale of Casa with a series of photographs. She participated in Addisfotofest Addis-Abéba december 2016 and in The Museum of La Fondation Slaoui in Casablanca. Her last partipation was a video-installation at Jaou event in Tunisia and a serie of collage-photo at Ghaya Gallery. Mouna is co-curator for the Tunision Pavilion in Dak’art 2018.

 
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Valentina Gioia Levy (curator in the residency)

July 2nd, 7 PM

She is the artistic director of Valeria Costa Piccinini Heritage Fund (Rome, IT) and the co-director and co-funder of GAD - Giudecca Art District (Venice, IT). Since 2010, she collaborated with a number of cultural institutions, museums, art galleries and festivals around the world. In 2014, she coordinated a curatorial program for the National Museum of Oriental Art that aimed to present key Asian artists and practices. Since 2014 and 2017 she has been the curator of the visual arts program of the Festival of Villa Ada in Rome. Between 2014 and 2015 she curated two collateral shows of Kochi - Muziris Biennial (Fort Kochi, India); in 2015, she was guest curator of the first edition of Something Else OFF Biennale Cairo (Egypt) and in 2016 she was guest curator of the XII edition of Dak’Art Biennial (Senegal), under the direction of Simon Njami. In 2016, she was also co—curator of LAM360, Land Art Mongolia Biennial (Ulan Bator, Mongolia) and co-curator of Mediations Biennial Poznan (Poland). In 2017, she has been a contributor for Arts and Globalization Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennial. In 2018 she co-curated with Rikke Jorgensen the program “Art & Connectography”, a collateral event of Manifesta 12 promoted by Arts & Globalization Platform and she was a guest curator of the second edition of Something Else OFF Biennale Cairo. Since 2015 she also teaches History of Contemporary Art and Design at Accademia Italiana, School of Fashion and Design in Rome.

 
 
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Chiara Mambro

July 2nd, 7 PM

Chiara Mambro, New Delhi, 1981, Graduated in Law, she approaches contemporary art when in 2011 when she arrives in Valparaiso, Chile, where she founded the first hotel-art gallery in the country, dedicating each room to a temporary exhibition of emerging artists. In five years the Hostal Mano de Monja has a portfolio of 50 artists, including several Italians. In this way the natural vocation of this place: to host art residences took shape, materializing the utopia of an imaginary bridge that unites Italy and Chile in the cultural sphere. In these same years she began to collaborate with the Italian Embassy in Chile and the Italian Institute of Italian Culture, taking care of the organization of many events, the most important of which was the Exhibition at Mac Forestal by Biasi and Tornquist, Gregorio Botta, by Massimo Catalans and as well care for the arrival of the "Madonna with the Angels" by Boticelli. She was executive producer of the memorial to the dissident killed during the dictatorship of Pinochet, Lumi Videla and of the exhibition "The myth of Rome, the treasures of the Vatican museums in Chile". In 2014 she organized the fin del mundo biennial in the cultural park of Valparaiso and in Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, where thirty artists from all over the world took part. In the same year she founded the program of art residencies and exhibition organization Sipnosis Australiscion, both in Chile and in Italy. In the last few years she became the partner of the Yicca contest prize and organizes various institutional exhibitions in Rome, Capo d'Orlando, and collaborates with the Italo-Latin American Institute. She recently concluded the Ultra_Sur exhibition at the Embassy of Chile in Rome, an exhibition that brings together the works of the artists with whom she has collaborated in recent years and with critical texts by Chilean and Italian curators.

 
 
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Carmelo Cipriani

July 2nd, 7 PM

He is a journalist, an art historian and an independent curator. Assistent to the professor of Museology at the University of Calabria, he currently teaches History and Methodology of the Art Criticism at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce. Specialized in southern twentieth-century art and contemporary research, he has conducted specialized studies and curated exhibitions for Superintendencies, Local Authorities and Museums. Among the curated exhibitions: In Nomine Sancti (Milan, 2015), In-Perfectione (Ruvo di Puglia, 2016), Incontri. Dialogos y Desplazamientos transoceanicos (Rome, 2017); Pamela Pintus. El oro no se oxida (Santiago de Chile, 2017); Visioni d’Arte. Sguardo alla Nuova Figurazione italiana (Lecce, 2017), Raffaele Quida. Geolocalizzazioni (Palermo, 2018), Beetwen two seas (Los Angeles, 2019). From 2011 to 2013 he curated the national review of contemporary visual arts “OPEN SPACE”, in the National Gallery of Cosenza. In 2018 he edited the VI edition of the “Apulia Land Art Festival” residence project. He has worked with important artists such as Emilio Isgrò, Paola Mattioli, Manoocher Deghati and Lisetta Carmi. Numerous publications and conference participation. He is a permanent collaborator of the Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia (&quot;Il Messaggero&quot; group) and of Exibart. He lives and works between Rome and Lecce.

 
 
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Romina De Novellis (co-founder of the Domus artist residency)

July 2nd, 7 PM

Romina de Novellis is the co-founder of the Domus artist residency. She is a performance artist, she is the most hybrid language in art, she stands in proximity of theses defended by anti-psychiatry. Her body is the center of her questioning, it is both the object of work, both the subject of research. She puts her body available to create living picture to share with the audience.

 
 
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Mauro Bordin (co-founder of the Domus artist residency)

July 2nd, 7 PM

His work is an investigation into the relationship between man and environment. The conflict between the self and the other. Between the individual and society, between the life and death. His paintings are staged, sometimes dramatic, sometimes ironic of this conflict.

 
 

June 25th 6.30PM, Palazzo della Cultura / Sala Contaldo

Contemporary Tarantate and lands of remorse; who are they and where do they come from?

 

In the study of Ernesto De Martino, The land of remorse, dedicated to the phenomenon of tarantism in the land of Salento at the end of the 1950s, tarantata and ritual practices had a cathartic function, against an existence marked by precariousness and by the social, human and geographical marginalization. Starting from tarantism, therefore means starting from marginalization and precariousness, to give life to a residence of artists and curators in Galatina, a city in which the tarantata came to ask St. Paul’s grace. Starting again from a minute and local phenomenon, of which only the aspects linked to folklore, music and the feast dedicated to St. Paul patron of Galatina remain, to actualize and highlight the phenomenon as a metonym of extreme human conditions in extreme lands. This first public meeting, organized by DOMUS Artist Residency, is an opportunity to hear the testimonies of those who place the fragility of territories and people at the center of their researches and works, on the border between the Western and Africa, between Europe and the Mediterranean, still suffer the effects of being on the margins as people and as territories. This public talk aims to share the similarities that can exist between the various cultures of the Mediterranean, to identify who the tarantata are today means to restore a historical, anthropological and social role to those who survive in border lands and in the indifference of others. This reflection will be addressed in a contemporary key, thus leaving aside the more academic and anthropological aspects of the phenomenon of tarantism, through the works of the Franco-Gabonese artist Myriam Mihindou, on the sense of belonging to a specific culture and the use of her body as a means of transcendence of trauma, violence and wound. Researches on the African territory by curator Rikke Jorgensen will be the link between the art practices of Myriam Mihindou and the question of the geographical marginalization of extreme lands also studied by Claudio Zecchi and Ramdom Association in Salento thanks to the Lastation residency program. Henri Guette will shift the attention of the definition of extreme land towards the northern territories: the port of Calais, in France, becomes another point of view to analyze the sociological dynamics of the finis terrae. The round table will end with choreographer and dancer Maristella Martella, who has been dedicating her choreographic researches to tarantismo for years, bringing this culture into dialogue with other similar examples in the Mediterranean and North Africa.

 
 
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Myriam Mihindou (artist in residence)

June 25th 6.30PM

Working in a realm that is defined by the overlapping fields of photography, video, painting and sculpture, Myriam Mihindou’s oeuvre is created from memory, imagination and the accurate of cultural shifts; all residing somewhere in the tension between autobiographical reference points and poetically immersed biomorphic structures.

 
 
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Rikke Jørgensen (curator in residence)

June 25th 6.30PM

Rikke Jørgensen is an Independent Curator, Director of the communications agency UrbanArt Communications and Founder of the Arts &amp; Globalization Platform. She graduated with an MA in Comparative Literature, Journalism and Art History from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Université Paris Diderot in Paris, France. She works on projects that combine artistic creation, reflexion, discourse and cultural action.

 
 
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Claudio Zecchi

June 25th 6.30PM

is an independent curator whose field of research aims at investigating, in a state of cultural nomadism, a new vision and reading of the public sphere exploring the mutual relationship between the practices – artistic, curatorial and institutional – the territory and the local communities. He has investigated topic such as activism (Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan); the role that artists, curators, institutions perform in contemporary society (Residency Unlimited, New York); the topic of the language (New Art Exchange, Nottingham), the topic of architecture and urbanism (PIVÔ Pesquisa, São Paulo) and the topic of participation (TOKAS_Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo). From 2018 he is part of Ramdom’s curatorial team.

http://performativepractices.blogspot.com/p/about.html 
https://www.ramdom.net/en/info/

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Henri Guette

June 25th 6.30PM

Born on the french Coast of the Channel, Henri Guette was very early touched by the question of the border. Physical, geographical, political borders between France and England. Philosophical, artistic, literary borders between art and life. After a thesis which proposed to study the programming of the gallery of the Ancienne Poste in Calais and the links between a territory and artists he pursues his work as art critic and curator. Through his talk at Domus and the presentation of the movie Simshar by Maltese director Rebecca Cremona, he intends to examine the contours of an enlarged Mediterranean, a Europe of migrations and questions.

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Maristella Martella (artist from Apulia)

June 25th 6.30PM

Choreographer, dancer and performer of ethno-contemporary dance, director of the Tarantarte Company. With her theatrical dance she crosses popular elements of southern Italy with elements of the Mediterranean world; explores the symbolic, iconographic, literary, mythological and ritual aspects of tarantism and proposes a choral, visionary and all-female choreographic interpretation.

 
 
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Romina De Novellis (co-founder of the Domus artist residency)

June 25th 6.30PM

Romina de Novellis is the co-founder of the Domus artist residency. She is a performance artist, she is the most hybrid language in art, she stands in proximity of theses defended by anti-psychiatry. Her body is the center of her questioning, it is both the object of work, both the subject of research. She puts her body available to create living picture to share with the audience.

 
 
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Mauro Bordin (co-founder of the Domus artist residency)

June 25th 6.30PM

His work is an investigation into the relationship between man and environment. The conflict between the self and the other. Between the individual and society, between the life and death. His paintings are staged, sometimes dramatic, sometimes ironic of this conflict.