Tag: Gabriela Galati

Art in the Anthropocene Conference, Trinity College Dublin, June 7-9 2019.

The School for Creative Arts and the “Identities in Transformation” Steering Group invite you to participate in the conference “Art in the Anthropocene” at Trinity College Dublin from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2019. The conference is being organised in collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, and the Science Gallery’s exhibition on PLASTIC.

The Anthropocene has been defined as the present geological epoch in which the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity are being slowly disrupted by human intervention. The term has become commonly used since the beginning of the twenty-first century when Paul Crutzen argued its importance in a Nature article, and since then scientists have debated its credibility and possible starting point, suggesting the end of the eighteenth century (with the birth of the industrial revolution) or 1945 (with the commencement of nuclear weapons testing).

The notion of the Anthropocene raises important questions that concern the sustainability of the planet.  With seas rising and becoming inexorably acidified and contaminated and the destruction of coral reefs (such as the Great Barrier Reef); with fish life and plankton dying because of climate change and pollution from plastic, oil, and other forms of human waste; with the endangerment and extinction of animal species; with huge tracts of land in Africa being leased by China to feed its own population; with African governments encouraging their citizens to go abroad in order to send back foreign income to sustain their national economies; with aggressive mining  and fracking operations, fertilization, forest fires, and over-cultivation of land; with the ubiquitous burning of fossil fuels and the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; with deforestation, drought, desertification, poverty and hunger in the global south forcing increasing waves of migration; with melting icebergs,  periodic oil disasters, and emissions of radiation from nuclear power plants as well as the continual threat of nuclear war; and with the rapid increase of the world population to 7 billion (estimated to increase to 10 billion by 2050), Elon Musk has offered a wake-up call by proposing that we need to colonize Mars.

Posthumanism has offered an alternative to anthropocentrism and emphasised the importance of the non-human in the challenge against the destructive effects of the Anthropocene. Posthumanism privileges animals, plant life, ecological systems and the environment, as well as providing a feminist perspective on human patriarchy. It emphasizes the protection and conservation of the earth and its inhabitants, recognizing continuity between all living creatures including plants, animals and humans. New trends in philosophy offer new materialism, object-oriented ontologies, and theories of social assemblage.

The final progamme of the conference can be found here. And here it is possible to download the book of abstracts and participants’ bios.

Tuesday May 14 opens: Matilde Sambo, Falsità in buona coscienza, curated by Gabriela Galati, aA29 Project Room Milan.

Matilde Sambo,

Falsità in buona coscienza

Curated by Gabriela Galati

With a text by Alessandra Galletta

Media partner That’s Contemporary

Opening on Tuesday 14th May, h 6.30pm

aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3, 1st. floor

20124 Milan


aA29 Project Room Milano presents Matilde Sambo’s first solo exhibition Falsità in buona coscienza, curated by Gabriela Galati with a text written by Alessandra Galletta.

The artist’s recent research, and in particular the project developed for the present exhibition, is to be considered from the point of view of the topic of the limit, or rather, from its cancellation and blurriness. Binary pairs of seemingly opposite concepts are shown, in Sambo’s work, as a continuum, and the boundaries between them become labile.

The exhibition presents a series of works that question, through simple strategies of intervention or overlapping, the separation, to begin with, between nature and artifice: shells modified in an almost imperceptible way, or strands of hair, wax and thorns that form small compositions that the artist distributes around the gallery, often installing them in places that are difficult to access for the viewer’s gaze. In addition to this set of works, there are some sculptures belonging to the series Cantus ab aestu, which Sambo realises using cicadas moults found on trees as casts.

The irrelevance of the visibility of the object, or at least of its permanent visibility, is also to be found in the second series of works on display La material non è mai al suo posto (Matter is never in its place): it consists in “fake” relics exhibited in four reliquaries—modelled by the artist and cast by Fonderia Artistica Battaglia—which contain stalactites found in a cave. The relic in this case alludes to a continuous cycle, to a kind of closed loop in which artificial and natural, sacred and profane, true and false are reversed and mixed until they become indistinguishable. Thus, the cave takes the place of the profaned temple in which the relic was found, the stalactite, which in turn, when exhibited becomes artifice.

Finally, Omeostasi, belonging to the Untitled-Monitors and Materials series, consists of a video installation on two monitors in which the artist documents a session of “manipulation”. In one of the monitors the gaze is focused on the masseur’s hands, in the other on the patient’s reactions, which passes from intense laughter to anguished crying. This work therefore also raises questions about the act of believing, not as a religious element as is the case of the relic, but in a kind of therapy that in Western culture is considered “alternative” and not scientific, and at the same time puts the accent on the unclear limit between joy and suffering. The work also considers the transformation of the hands from limbs that human animals have in common with other species, to tools that distinguish us, perhaps, from non-human animals.

Matilde Sambo’s first solo exhibition invites us, then, to rethink the world, or at least part of it, in cyclical and non-contradictory terms.


Matilde Sambo (Venice 1993) graduated in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice. She currently lives and works in Milan. During her career she has participated in various residences in Italy and in Europe: Roccaporena di Cascia (Umbria, Italy), Collective signatures (Formentera, Spain) and at VIR (Via Farini, Milan). She has also taken part in various representations, through the use of sound improvisations accompanied by video projections, including Sciame Project (Steam Factory, Milan), Radio Raheem for the project by Eva Macail Rava vavàra at Argo16 (Venice), t- space (Milan), Loup Studio (Rovereto), Festival Sconfini (Modena) and Teatro Fondamenta Nuove (Venice). She has exhibited in group exhibitions such as Friends at Space Thetis, Trigger Parties at Marsélleria Paradise (Milan), Villa Memo Giordani Valeri (Treviso), Doxa sounds from society at the Romanian Institute of Culture (Venice) and during the Venice International Performance Art Week. She was selected among the finalists of the Biennale Giovani Trento in 2012, won first prize in the “Un giornoenny” section of the Pasinetti Video Competition in Venice in 2012, the first Pomilio Blumm Award (Pescara) in 2013 and will present in 2019 the own film Collective signatures-the cave at the Formentera Film Festival.


Matilde Sambo,

Falsità in buona coscienza

Curated by Gabriela Galati

With a text by Alessandra Galletta

Media partner Thats Contemporary


Opening Tuesday may 14th, h 6.30pm


aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3, 1st. floor

20124 Milan



Tiziana Pers, CAPUT CAPITIS I, curated by Gabriela Galati, aA29 Project Room Milan

Tiziana Pers,

Curated by Gabriela Galati
With a text by Gabi Scardi

Opening Wednesday March 27th, 6.30pm
March 27th – April 26th 2019

aA29 Project Room Milan
Piazza Caiazzo 3,
1st. floor, # 2


aA29 Project Room is pleased to present Tiziana Pers’ solo  exhibition CAPUT CAPITIS. The project was conceived as a single exhibition in two parts that will be inaugurated first at the gallery in Milan, and later in Caserta.
Tiziana Pers’s artistic research focuses on biocentrism, and works through the analysis and deconstruction of colonialism, racism, sexism, capitalism, speciesism and domination over nature. Precisely, the title of the exhibition alludes to the fact that the word “capitalism” derives from the Latin caput capitis, i.e. head of cattle. The objectification of the other that produces surplus value from work, or as in this case, from the forced reproduction of animals, forms the basis of the capitalist system.

More specifically, the common thread that binds all her practice, and the exhibition CAPUT CAPITIS in particular, is her project ART_HISTORY, always in-progress.
In the artist’s words, ART_ HISTORY “consists in exchanging one of my paintings with an animal that was destined to be slaughtered: a horse, donkey, rabbit, lamb, chicken, pig, duck, goat, cow, goose…depending on project. The painting has the same height and dimensions as the animal to be saved. And I do not decide who will come with me: the butcher, or breeder makes the choice. A contract certifies the exchange.” In this way the project opens several questions on the attribution of an economic value to a sentient being as well as to a work of art, and at the same time on the possibility of art to interact with the actual situation and save a life.

On show in Milan a selection of works related to the Art History practice and to the liberated animals will be presented, starting from the exchange contracts. These include ART_HISTORY / Vucciria (2018), an action carried out in Palermo for Manifesta 12 (*).
ART_HISTORY is also closely linked to the other fundamental project of Pers’ practice: the residence for artists and animal sanctuary RAVE East Village Artist Residency, founded together with his sister Isabella, in which every year an international artist is invited to live with the saved animals and to develop an artistic project that is somehow the result of this interaction.
The exhibition, although not exhaustive, aims to present the complexity of an artistic research that is largely grounded on concrete action.

Tiziana Persstudied Foreign Languages ​​and Literature, and developed her doctoral research on the dialogue between visual arts and literature. Among the last public events to which she took part are worth mentioning: Ex Wunderkammern, double solo show with Regina Josè Galindo, curated by Mylène Ferrand and Robert Baramov at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (BG), Art_History / Vucciria, (*) 2018, performance realized in scope of Memoria Collettiva. Casa Spazio hosts Casa Sponge curated by Lorenzo Calamia and Serena Ribaudo / Border Crossing collateral event MANIFESTA 12, Palermo and her participation with the video RAVEto the project THE INDEPENDENTcurated by Elena Motisi and NESXT, MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, Rome. Her works and performances have been presented in numerous museums and institutions, among which: Lapidarium Museum, Novigrad, Croatia; Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, South Korea; Drawing Madrid (aA29 Project Room) Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris; PAV Living Art Pavilion Turin; Museum of Natural History of Trieste and Milan; Palazzo Pretorio Volterra; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art; Italian Market Hong Kong; One Night Stand Gallery, Sofia; Prix-Pictet Palais De Tokyo Paris; Old Police Station, London; 53. Venice Biennale e. c .; Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia; TriesteContemporanea, Trieste; N.Est Museo MADRE Naples; DIFC Dubai; Dade Public Library Miami. She has lectured at numerous universities and institutions, including: MAXXI Rome Museum, Polytechnic of Milan, University of Trieste and Udine, PAC Contemporary Art Pavilion in Milan, NABA Milan, Contemporary Dolomites, École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy.

Tiziana Pers,
Curated by Gabriela Galati
With a text by Gabi Scardi
Media partner That’s Contemporary

Opening Wednesday March 27th, 6.30pm

aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3,
1st. floor, # 2

Presentazione del libro Duchamp Meets Turing: Arte, modernismo, postumano presso Walden Milano, martedì 19 giugno, ore 18.30

Presentazione del libro
Duchamp Meets Turing: Arte, modernismo, postumano.

Martedì 19 giugno, ore 18.30

Walden Milano
via Vetere 14
20123 Milano


L’autrice Gabriela Galati e il curatore Maurizio Bortolotti dialogheranno sul libro, in particolare sui tanti punti di convergenza ma anche di mutua divergenza tra il mondo dell’arte così detta mainstream e l’arte new media, quello che molte volte è stato definito come “digital divide”.

Nel suo libro How We Became Posthuman, Katherine Hayles analizza il processo attraverso il quale la concezione del soggetto umanista liberale ha lasciato posto a quella di un soggetto postumano, un soggetto che vive in completa simbiosi con il digitale. Questo processo non è stato innocuo: ha reso pervasiva la (fallace) percezione che l’informazione potrebbe fare a meno della materia all’interno di molti campi del sapere, un processo che Hayles sostiene abbia avuto origine nelle Macy Conferences e nell’evoluzione della teoria cibernetica. Questa riflessione identifica un processo analogo all’interno della teoria dell’arte: quando Clement Greenberg ha delineato i concetti di otticità e colour field come le caratteristiche principali che “definiscono” la pittura modernista, li ha concepiti in un soggetto puramente disincarnato. In questo contesto, si propone di considerare che il vero superamento del modernismo avviene con il postumano, ponendo le sue origini in Marcel Duchamp e nella sua invenzione del ready-made, e non nel postmodernismo, la cui consistenza teorica, almeno per quanto riguarda il campo dell’arte, sarà messa in discussione nel presente lavoro. Un primo obiettivo sarà quello di unificare i concetti e le teorie principali del campo dell’arte con quelle della cibernetica per riunificare “ Turing land” e “Duchamp land”.

Maurizio Bortolotti è un curatore che ha lavorato in Cina, Corea del Sud e India.
Ha curato la mostra Ai Weiwei. Disposition alla Biennale di Venezia nel 2013 e nel 2015-16 è stato direttore del “Research and Public Program” presso l’Himalayas Museum di Shanghai.

Gabriela Galati è docente di Teoria e Metodologia dei Mass Media  e di Media Art Theory presso NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano. Scrive recensioni su libri per Leonardo Reviews / Leonardo Journal-MIT Press, e collabora con Noema e AdVersus. Fondatrice di ECCENTRIC Art & Research, dopo un’esperienza quindicennale come direttrice di galleria e curatrice, prima a Buenos Aires, sua città natale, poi a New York e Milano, è attualmente direttrice della galleria d’arte contemporanea aA29 Project Room di Milano e Caserta.

Ivana Adaime Makac and Camilla Alberti in Questions on the Living / Domande sul vivente, at aA29 Project Room Milano.

Ivana Adaime Makac, The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (2016); Origine des plants cultivées (2018) and L’univers de notre jardin (2018). Different editions of the three books, Savoy cabbage, varnish, pigments, different measures.


Ivana Adaime Makac’s and Camilla Alberti’s works will be featured in the exhibition Domande sul vivente / Questions on the Living at aA29 Project Room Milan, from May 30th through July 27th, together with Brandon Ballengée, Tiziana Pers, Muriel Rodolosse, Matilde Sambo and SEEDS.

Domande sul vivente /Questions on the Living is a group exhibition curated by Gabriela Galati that features works by six artists and a creative collective who ask questions about the living with very different points of view and approaches, and even sometimes in contradictory contexts.

The exponential acceleration during the last century in technological developments has inevitably led to questions on the changes in the relationship between humans and technology, and, almost at the same time, on the living as a whole. Many of the researches in this regard have been proposed under the name of posthuman: a “condition” that implies an expansion in the interest towards a more complex and comprehensive vision of contemporaneity; a vision that puts all life forms on the same level taking into consideration also the relationship with the inorganic. In this sense, “living”, one of the most discussed and difficult aspects to be defined by biology, includes human and non-human animals, the vegetal world, and why not, even forms considered semi-living, such as viruses.

The exhibition intends to explore diverse visions, approaches and methodologies regarding the living in the artistic practices it presents. Its intention is not to use living beings as materials, or to create a purely aesthetic experience, but on the contrary, all these artists are interested on the living as a topic of reflection, and often of action, whatever the medium chosen to convey it. In fact some of them, like Camilla Alberti, Tiziana Pers and Muriel Rodolosse use panting, Ivana Adaime Makac and Brandon Ballengée include vegetal elements and animals in their oeuvre, and Matilde Sambo works with video and photography.

A great part of Ivana Adaime Makac’s artistic research focuses on investigating the processes of domestication and dis-domestication of living beings. Particularly, in the works in the show she used Savoy cabbage, a vegetable that was domesticated hundreds of years ago for human consumption, treated in different ways: In the books sculptures, she covered an 1867 edition of Charles Darwin’s The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication and Alphonse de Candolle’s Origine des plants cultivées (1998) with layers of cabbage treated with pigments and lacquer. In the installation that belongs to the series Jardin Transformiste, the artist used the cabbage to “dress” a stool, and remaining vegetables from other works and installations to build the garlands. The artist’s interest for life cycles and incomplete shapes is paired in all these works with new forms of domestication and reutilisation of the vegetal element.

Camilla Alberti’s paintings deal with nature as landscape: she isolates some details from a landscape, and recomposes the images creating an abstract background. In this way, the elaboration of nature is doubled: firstly when it is conceptualised as landscape, as it usually is, and a secondly through her artistic elaboration.

Brandon Ballengée is an artist and biologist who has been researching for a long time on terminal deformities in amphibian populations, and from these investigations his artistic series Malamp (1996-ongoing) stemmed. Featured in the show there is one work of his Styx series (2007-ongoing). It consists in a chemically cleared and stained tiny frog lying on an illuminated glass dish. The deformed bodies are very small, and as in the Reliquaries photographs (2001-ongoing), the artist intends to create an emotional bond with the viewer, not to present the animals as monsters. His research also includes finding what generated these deformities, and eventually killed the amphibians: the causes are often pollution of the environment and water.

Tiziana Pers research is focused on biocentrism and antiespeciesism. The painting presented in the show is part of the series Elephant Song (2016), a group of works that initially addressed the extinction of elephants, but that successively the artist extended to other species, in this case, sharks. In particular, she is interested in increasing awareness on an extremely cruel practice usual in some parts of Asia where sharks’ fins are used to make a very popular soup: sharks are caught, its fins cut while they are still alive, and then thrown back to the water, where they slowly bleed to death. Elephant Song_Shark is a call to stop these insane practices, and at the same time, an homage to all animals, like all the artist’s oeuvre is.

Muriel Rodolosse’s back paintings on Plexiglas intend to put into question common human views on nature. In the apparent delicate and dreamy quality of many of her works, a quality possibly accentuated by the milky white background, it is possible to perceive a silent struggle between architectural and natural elements. The idea of a disturbed nature is challenged by also conveying the sense of natural wilderness that predominates on the pictorial surface.

Matilde Sambo’s recent video Fairy Cage (2018) investigates the tension between human fascination with nature, more specifically with other non-human animals, and the also very human need of possessing it/them. The artist slowly unveils each image and each movement, a choice that together with the disturbing audio intensifies the feeling of uneasiness when the viewer understands that each one of the living beings in the piece is a prisoner.

The exhibition is completed with the participation of SEEDS, a collective dedicated to exploring the relations between people and plants. For the exhibition, Giada Seghers, one of SEEDS’ three founders, conceived the installation Up Above and Down Below in which plant cuttings that belonged to different people, and thus have different stories are exhibited. The work aim is twofold: on the one hand, tracing and sharing plants’ movements and stories, on the other hand, in this work the roots, which are usually hidden and untouchable acquire the same importance as the “upper green” part.

SEEDS will also present the performance The Plant Swap on June 23rd, from 4 to 8pm. It will be an event open to the public in which participants exchange plants, plant cuttings and seeds, advices on how to better take care of them, but also their stories (The Plant Story Project). SEEDS has been organising the The Plant Swap event in Bruxelles, Paris and Milan since 2015 as a way of creating a community through these cities grounded on the love of plants and their shared stories.

Thus Questions on the Living aims at making evident that, even when the angles to tackle the diverse topics and the artistic research methodologies can vary, sometime greatly, there are current artistic practices, like the presented ones, which actively engage in the necessary efforts to rethink and re-enact the co-existence between the living, the inorganic and the technological as a complex ecosystem. In this complexity, older hierarchies, especially the ones that considered “the human” on top, are put into discussion and new models of interaction and co-habitation are conceived and deployed.


Questions on the Living

 Ivana Adaime Makac, Camilla Alberti,

Brandon Ballengée, Tiziana Pers,

Muriel Rodolosse, Matilde Sambo,


curated by Gabriela Galati

Opening May 30th, 6.30pm

May 30th – July 27 2018

Wed-Fri, 2.00-7.30pm

Or by appointment

The Plant Swap by SEEDS

Saturday June 23rd, 4-8pm

aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3

20124 Milan



Gabriela Galati interverrà nel incontro “Dal modernismo al postumano: Duchamp, le macchine e il vivente”, 2 marzo, Università di Udine.

Dal modernismo al postumano: Duchamp, le macchine e il vivente

Università degli Studi di Udine

Palazzo Antonini, Aula 2, Via Petracco, 8, Udine

venerdì 2 marzo ore 11.00


Gabriela Galati, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano

Giovanni Leghissa, Università di Torino

Tiziana Pers, RAVE East Village Artist Residency


Nunziana Mastrangelo

Partendo dalle riflessioni contenute nel recente libro di Gabriela Galati Duchamp Meets Turing: Arte, modernismo, postumano (Postmedia Books, 2017), i relatori dialogheranno sull’intreccio fra teoria dell’arte, il rapporto attuale con il vivente e la soggettivazione indotta dalle nuove tecnologie.

L’incontro è organizzato da ALL Associazione Laureati/e in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Università degli Studi di Udine, in collaborazione con RAVE East Village Artist Residency, con il supporto della Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Gabriela Galati è docente di Teoria e Metodologia dei Mass Media presso NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, e docente di Media Art Theory presso Domus Academy. Scrive recensioni su libri per Leonardo Reviews / Leonardo Journal-MIT Press, e collabora con Noema e AdVersus. Fondatrice di ECCENTRIC Art & Research, dopo un’esperienza quindicennale come direttrice di galleria e curatore, prima a Buenos Aires, sua città natale, poi a New York e Milano, è attualmente direttrice della galleria d’arte contemporanea aA29 Project Room di Milano.

Giovanni Leghissa, membro della redazione della rivista “aut aut” e direttore della rivista online “Philosophy Kitchen”, è professore associato di Filosofia teoretica presso il Dipartimento di Filosofia dell’Università di Torino. I suoi interessi di ricerca comprendono: fenomenologia, filosofia continentale e psicoanalisi; studi culturali, di genere e postcoloniali; filosofia del postumano; epistemologia dell’economia e teoria delle organizzazioni. Tra le sue ultime pubblicazioni: Postumani per scelta. Verso un’ecosofia dei collettivi (Mimesis, 2015). The Origins of Neoliberalism (Routledge, London 2016, con Giandomenica Becchio).

Tiziana Pers, artista visiva e co-fondatrice del progetto RAVE, concentra la sua ricerca sulla questione animale e sui temi del biocentrismo. Sue opere sono state presentate in svariate istituzioni tra cui Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Parigi, Seoul Biennale of Architecture, aA Project Room, Milano, One Night Stand Gallery, Sofia, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, Villa Manin, Passariano, MAC Milano Animal City, Castello di Rivoli, Palais De Tokyo, Parigi, e.c.53. Biennale d’Arte Venezia, Museo MADRE, Napoli, Dade Public Library Miami.

Immagine: Ivana Adaime Makac, Rééducation, 2011-ongoing. Studio work, spring 2017.

The volume Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age is out

The volume “Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age” is out, edited by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits and Armin Medosch with contributions by Domenico Quaranta, Martha Buskirk, Miško Šuvaković, Dieter Daniels, Andreas Broeckmann, Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund, Ieva Astahovska, Karla Brunet, Oksana Chepelyk, Edith Doove, Gabriela Galati, Julian Hanna, Lisa Jevbratt, Normunds Kozlovs, AnneMarie Maes, Conor McGarrigle, Armin Medosch, Jennifer no.e Parker, Daniela de Paulis, Helena Sederholm, Ilva Skulte, Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Vygandas “Vegas” Šimbelis, Isidora Todorović, Polona Tratnik and Fields exhibition artists.

RIXC comes out with the newest book in Acoustic Space edition – Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age. With this Renewable Futures volume, RIXC begins a new series of Acoustic Space, that will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media age.

Book will be presented on April 28, in Eindhoven, during second Renewable Future conference and on May 3 in Riga, during the opening of the new RIXC gallery, in Lencu iela 2.

Acoustic Space comes out as an international peer-reviewed journal for transdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society.

Acoustic Space Nr. 16. Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age.

With this Renewable Futures volume, we begin a new series of Acoustic Space, that will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media age. Our book presents the research and practices that aim to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. The papers from the 1st Renewable Futures Conference selected in this volume are aimed at shaping new contact zones between traditionally separated domains – art and science, academic research and independent creative practices, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century.

The first chapter highlights the role of technology, considering “technopolitics” as a very profound perspective for the contextualisation of an art practice in the current phase of society. The second chapter introduces the notion of “contemporary conditions” and discusses theories and practices of “post-media”, “post-internet” and other “posts”. The third chapter looks at artistic engagement with different fields of science, ecological issues and interspecies relations, while the fourth chapter discusses yet another role which artists have been active in – partaking in collecting and coding, manipulating and retransmitting processes. The closing section includes an overview of the Fields exhibition (Riga 2014), a large-scale post-media manifestation, jointly curated by Armin Medosch, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits.

For more information on the book, please click here.


Lecture: Gabriela Galati interverrà al workshop “Da grande farò il curatore” presso il Museo Tornielli.

Da grande farò il curatore
Workshop per curatori e operatori culturali
Dal: 17 febbraio 2017 al: 19 febbraio 2017
Museo Tornielli, Ameno.

Programma completo del corso

Asilo Bianco presenta la terza edizione del workshop per curatori e operatori culturali Da grande farò il curatore.

Quest’anno verrano analizzati e discussi i temi dell’arte relazionale, intesa come esperienza, processo, seme generativo in grado di far germogliare la cultura di un territorio.


Chiara Bertola, Daniela Bigi, Otto Bugnano, Gaspare Caliri, Alessandro Carlorosi, Anna Detheridge, Aurora Fonda, Gabriela Galati, Gianni Garzoli, Emanuela Genesio, Roberto Lambarelli, Alessandra Pace, Florinda Saieva, Gabi Scardi, Lorena Tadorni, Marco Tagliafierro, Paolo Volorio.

L’intervento di Gabriela Galati tratterà di relazioni nello spazio elettronico e curatela:

Ken Hillis fa una distinzione tra lo spazio assoluto come un concetto atto ad essere formalmente descritto nel contesto della fisica, matematica e filosofia,  e lo spazio relativo e relazionale come uno spazio che ha  una carica più simbolica e rituale che può essere assimilata alla definizione di luogo (place); cioè,  una concezione rituale della spazio come “il terreno comune per stare insieme”. A sua volta Lev Manovich esplora le definizioni di spazio nella storia dell’arte per arrivare alla conclusione che anche se noi percepiamo lo spazio virtuale rappresentativo come descritto da Erwin Panofsky – omogeneo e continuo – lo spazio generato al computer è in realtà un aggregato di oggetti sparsi in un “vuoto”. Così si vuole proporre lo spazio elettronico come la denominazione che veicola meglio la comprensione del digitale indipendentemente dalle questioni della rappresentazione. Di conseguenza, lo spazio elettronico è una sorta di luogo, di spazio pubblico in cui la prossimità è spesso concettuale, o psicologica, sempre mediata, e non necessariamente, anzi di rado, fisica. In questa presentazione, si cercherà di riflettere su alcune particolarità dello spazio elettronico non solo nelle pratiche artistiche contemporanee ma anche in quelle culturali in generale, e di proporre una discussione sull’importanza di evitare le concezioni di rappresentazione tradizionali, e le dicotomie reale/virtuale, new media/traditional media anche, o soprattutto, nella pratica curatoriale.


Venerdì 17 Febbraio // 21.00 > 23.00
Sabato 18 Febbraio // 9.30 > 18.00
Domenica 19 Febbraio // 9.30 > 17.00

Per ulteriori informazioni:
tel. 320 9525617

Tavola rotonda: La scienza: istruzioni per l’uso, martedì 18 ottobre, ore 18.30

Nel contesto della mostra Naturalia et artificialia, ECCENTRIC Art & Research è lieta di ospitare:

Martedì 18 ottobre, ore 18.30
Tavola rotonda:
La scienza: istruzioni per l’uso

in occasione dell’uscita del volume Mondi altri: Processi di soggettivazione nell’era postumana a partire del pensiero di Antonio Caronia, a cura di Amos Bianchi e Giovanni Leghissa (Milano: Mimesis).

“Avevano seguito i loro istinti più nobili e fondato le loro vite sul principio che il denaro non poteva comprare la felicità, scoprendo solo pian piano le molte tipologie di infelicità che avrebbe potuto tenere alla larga. Russell era solito dividere l’umanità, soprattutto dopo qualche bicchiere, in due squadre contrapposte: Arte e Amore contro Potere e Denaro. Un po’ trito, ma lei era orgogliosa del fatto che ci credesse davvero, e della sua fedeltà alla propria squadra. Nel bene o nel male, era anche la sua.”

(J. McInerney, La luce dei giorni, trad. it. di A. Silvestri, Milano 2016)

Ai partecipanti alla tavola rotonda viene chiesto di rispondere alle domande: esistono queste due squadre? e se esistono, in quale squadra si colloca la scienza?

Introduzione: Gabriela Galati, direttrice di ECCENTRIC e docente di Teoria e metodo dei mass media presso NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano,
Amos Bianchi, docente di Estetica e Storia del Cinema presso NABA,
Giovanni Leghissa, Professore associato presso il Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’educazione dell’Università di Torino,
Maresa Lippolis, course leader del Triennio accademico di Media Design e Arti Multimediali presso NABA.


ECCENTRIC Art & Research
presso MyOwnGallery|Superstudio Più
via Tortona, 27 Milano
E: info@ec-centric.eu
W: ec-centric.eu
12-21 ottobre
lun-ven, ore 13-20, sabato ore 15-21, o su appuntamento.


Immagine: Sarah Ciracì, Click (2016). Digital print, 33 x 60 cm.


Lecture / Presentation: On Monday May 30, Gabriela Galati will present ECCENTRIC at NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano


On Monday May 30 Gabriela Galati will present ECCENTRIC to students of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies and of the Academic Master in Photography and Visual Design.
The lecture / presentation will focus on the process of development of the project, and its specific traits, namely, the unavoidable relationship between art & research.

After the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion.


Lecture / Presentazione: Lunedì 30 maggio Gabriela Galati presenterà ECCENTRIC presso la NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano

Lunedì 30 maggio Gabriela Galati presenterà ECCENTRIC presso la NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano agli studenti del biennio in Arti Visive e Studi Curatoriali e del Master in Photography and Visual Design. La conferenza / presentazione si concentrerà sul processo di sviluppo del progetto e le sue caratteristiche specifiche: il rapporto imprescindibile tra arte e ricerca.

Dopo la presentazione, ci sarà tempo per domande e dibattito.

Image caption: Axel Straschnoy, Kilpisjärvellä (in Kilpisjärvi) / Planetarium Still Series (2012). Framed inkjet print; 100 x 100 cm. Edition of 5+2 AP.