PULSE PLAY Preview Party

Gateway Project Space | Newark, New Jersey
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, 6- 9 p.m.

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for PLAY Miami Beach 2016, curated by GPS founders/directors Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol. PLAY, a platform for the discovery of digital and new media works, will be exhibited onsite at PULSE Miami Beach from Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4 and in a pre-fair collaborative exhibition at Gateway Project Spaces on October 26 from 6pm – 9pm.
This Miami Beach iteration of PLAY marks the first time in PULSE’s twelve-year history the call for submissions was extended to the public. Curators Wahi and Jampol selected 10 video works, from the 800 submissions received, and in the process developed the thesis of “Body As…” investigating the human body’s relationship to social constructs and self-determination.
Due to the high number of excellent submissions received, curators Wahi and Jampol have selected five short listed-videos to be featured at the Preview at Gateway Project Spaces in addition to the finalists that include works by Ayana Evans/Zina Saro-Wiwa, Kelsy Gossett, Kika Nicolela, Michele Manzini and Tomoyasu Murata.

About Gateway Project Spaces:

Gateway Project Spaces is a ‘third space’ arts hub that combines commercial artist studios and non-profit arts endeavors. The three-level facility is split between a highly competitive and curated residency program, a project-based gallery in collaboration with Project For Empty Space, and rentable artist studio/ work spaces.







Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, CA
20th to 23th October 2016
Snags in Palladio by Michele Manzini official selected for SFDFF 2017.





Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas


Snags in Palladio by Michele Manzini selected for The Third Coast Film Festival. Screening: 7 th October 2016 , 7.30 p.m.





Galeria H2O, Barcelona, Spain


Curated by Colectivo Levirage and Kisito Assangni
Opening: 20th October 2016, 8 p.m.


Abdoul Ganiou Dermani // Irina Gabiani // Laura Celada // Michele Manzini // Davinia Martínez // Ella // SeRGioSVoX // Nicolás Rico // Pixel in Fact // Fernando Malmierca // Frederico Evaristo.

17 DAYS (Vol.9)
Western Michigan University, The Bret Llewellyn Gallery- Alfred State Collage, N.Y.

September 26 – October 20, 2016 and November 14, 2016 – May 1, 2017


Snags in Palladio is a part of “17 Days (Vol.9)” curated by Adrian Little
In the past, 17 Days have paired with 17 video artists where one artist’s video work per selected day played continuously on both of the 50 inch plasma screens, one on the first floor and one on the second floor, located at the front entrance of the Richmond Center for Visual Art in the Atrium Gallery.






Kobe, Japan


“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for the DMJ Video Festival 2015. The video will be shown at the:
ArtTheater db, 27 Aug 2016, 8 p.m., Kobe, Japan



Transart Innstitute New York/Berlin


“A Thought of Boundaries” I Zone of Sensitivity curated by Ladan Yalzadeh
Transart Triennale, Berlin
6th August 2016, 4:30-6:00 p.m.,
Studio #3, UferStudios, Berlin

One afternoon. Five writers. Five readers. Five Texts woven into one. A program consisting of live readings of original texts exploring the theme of the “The Imperceptible Self”.

Texts by: Margaret Hart. Christopher Danowski. Zeerak Ahmed. Konjit Seyoum. Michele Manzini.
The Process: Writers were invited to submit original texts of up to three thousand words responding to the theme of the Imperceptible Self. From these submissions, five texts emerged in dialogue with each other addressing this theme. With the approval of the writers, excerpts from the full texts were chosen and merged together to devise the text for Zones of Sensitivity.





STIFF 2016
Seattle Transmedia & Indipendet Film Festival 2016

July 28th to 31st, Factory Luxe Seattle


Snags in Palladio by Michele Manzini official selected for STIFF 2016

STIFF is the first transmedia festival for indipendent filmakers in America. In 2005 STIFF was started by a group of local filmmakers as a way to showcase off-beat indipendet films that are typically ignored by traditional indipendent film channel on the festival circuit.


DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN 2016 Matsuyama, Japan

25th June, 2016, STUDIO MOGA, Matsuyama City,


“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for the DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN. The video will be shown at the:

STUDIO MOGA, Matsuyama City, 25th June, 2016, 8 p.m.

My interview:


Time is Love Screening #9, show.4
Curated by Kisito Assangni

Screening 19th June 2016, Hong Kong 

Mur Nomade presents the international video art program TIME is Love, travelling to Hong Kong for
the first time, with a screening on Sunday 19th June at 5:00pm.
Established in 2008 by curator Kisito Assangni, TIME is Love has travelled to major cities around
the world exploring the theme of love in hard times and bringing every year a refreshing
perspective on video art. This screening will be a unique opportunity for Hong Kong audience to
discover innovative and thought-provoking works.


TIME is Love.9 selected artists: Agnieszka Ewa Braun (Poland), Alex Pearl (UK), Annabel Dover (UK), Boris Eldagsen (Germany), Carla Gannis (USA), Dimitri Fagbohoun (Benin), Fatos Irwen (Turkey), Frederico Evaristo (Brazil), Halida Boughriet (Algeria), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Javiera Tejerina (Chile), Joas Nebe (Germany), John Sanborn (USA), Mark T Walker (Australia), Michele Manzini (Italy), Nao Sakamoto (Japan), Nicolas Tourte (France), Rahman Hak-Hagir (Afghanistan)/Alfie Nze (Nigeria)/Alice Bachmann (France), Rrose Present (Spain), Salvatore Insana (Italy), Simo Ezoubeiri (Morocco), Sonia Laura Armaniaco (Italy), Thierry Ferreira (Portugal), Victor Mutelekesha (Zambia), and Yuval Yairi (Israel).


Perth Screendance Awards 2016 (Finalist)
Perth Concert Hall, Perth (U.K.)


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A programme of events and competition in Scotland UK, dedicated to celebrating the art and creativity of imaginative dance on screen.

Snags in Palladio by Michele Manzini is finalist for the Awards.

Museo Carmen Thyssen, Malaga, Spain


Screening: Saturday, 7th May 2016, 6 p.m.

My video Snags in Palladio included in Play It, video art program at Museo Carmen Thyssen, Malaga, Spain.


ScreenDance Festival 2016 I DansMuseet, Stockholm

Awards Ceremony Thursday, April 28, 2016
Festival Friday, April 29, 2016

Official selection:

Snags in Palladio by Michele Manzini official selected.


Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotà

Proyecciones Especiales / Cine e Cuerpo

20 I 24 April 2016



The Bogotá Experimental Film Festival focuses on audience and creator development around audiovisual art. The Festival offer the city a space in which (visitors and) artists meet, create, learn, debate and exhibit experimental cinema. Understood as different, hybrid, radical and innovative language. Thanks to the artistic vision of these experimental art pieces, they are thought to be unique, differing from mainstream narratives, commercial markets and conventional production techniques. The festival is organized by Cinelibertad, a nonprofit organization founded in 2008


Official selection:

Cubano Bas, Kathy Rose, USA, 3’00” / El Tren de la Memoria, Sebastián Labaronne, Pamela Fernández, Guatemala, 14’50” / La Habitación de Thanatos, Jesús López Carreri, Argentina, 5’15” / Pavilion, Adam Sekuler, Shannon Stewart, USA, 3’26” / Sarmad, Ali Saadi, Jordania, 6’00” / Snags In Palladio, Michele Manzini, Italia, 7’00” / Kammer III, Federico M. Nistico, Argentina, 4’56” / Kintsugi, APOTROPIA [A. Mignone + C. Panepuccia], Italia, 4’30” / Circuito Carmesi, Jennyfer Caro, Colombia, 21’56” / TWITCH, Jules de Niverville, Canadá, 5’00” / Sense of Place, APOTROPIA [A. Mignone + C. Panepuccia], Italia, 5’00”


DV Danza

11° Festival Internacional de Videodanza, Habana, Cuba



“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for DV Danza 2017



6th to 10th April 2017, Danza Teatro Retazos, Habana, Cuba. 



AHHA Tulsa I Hardensty Arts Center

Screening 22 January to 17th April, 2016 Tulsa, Oklahoma


Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini selected for the video performance installation OkDFF 2016.

The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival (OkDFF) has presented a global collection of cutting-edge, dance-based art films for over 8 years. The OKDFF will return to the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) as a 3-month installation of dance films, beginning in January, 2016.





Time is Love Screening #9, show.1

Curated by Kisito Assangni

Screening 13th February 2016 Berlin


“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini selected for Time is Love Screening 2016.

TIME is Love Screening is a roving international video art program on the theme of love in hard times. Since 2008 the project has been exploring forms of artistic expression rising from society and the new media’s use of technology. It has traveled to major cities in the world attracting a vibrant mix of media professionals, researchers, young people and families. TIME is Love Screening aims to offer spectators a selection of works through which they can examine various artistic approaches and discover both the contrasts stemming from differences in cultural context as well as the common features due to the increasing globalization of the art world. The selected artists deliver us without concession a range of complexities and passions generated by human relationships. The project wishes to support and promote the new movements and trends in contemporary culture. It is an opportunity for audiences to engage with video works by gaining greater understanding and enjoyment. The screening is accompanied by exciting events, including talks and live performances. TIME is Love Screening brings to the world a refreshing perspective on video art.





The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York

12th – 16th February 2016


Inaugurated in 1971 and co-presented annually with the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 1996, Dance on Camera Festival continues to celebrate the immediacy of dance combined with the intimacy of film as the premier international dance film festival.




PAAM I Miami Beach Cinematheque
Miami, 21st-23th January 2016


“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for the video performance program ScreenDance Miami 2016.
January 21 I 23, 2016, PAAM, Miami
January 22, 2016, Miami Beach Cinematheque, 7.00 p.m
January 23, 2016, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami


Festival de Video y Creaciones Sonoras Mexico CIty, 2 I 5 December 2015

“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for CODEC 2015.


7° Festival Internacional de Video, Performance e Tecnologias.
Lisbon, 26th November I 6th December 2015
“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for InShadow 2015.
 2th to 5th December, Teatro Sao Luiz, Lisbon
24th-29th November 2015
“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini official selected and in the short list for the Mayor of Gdansk Award.
24th November, 18.00 p.m., Kinoport, Gdansk, Poland
Eugene, Oregon.
“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for The Northwest Screendance Exposition 2015. The video will be shown at
Bijou Art Cinema, 6th October 2015, Eugene, Oregon.
Saitama, Japan
“Snags in Palladio” by Michele Manzini, official selected for the DMJ Video Festival 2015. The video will be shown at the:
Saitama Arts Theater, 11th and 12 th October, 2015
by Michele Manzini
performance with Barbara Canal and eleven people.
Officine Caos Theater, Torino, Italy.
10th and 11th APRIL 2015, 9.00 p.m.
A performance about misunderstanding and how it is always our strategy to comunicate with others.
SNAGS IN PALLADIO / Videoperformance
by Michele Manzini
Triennale di Milano, Teatro Agorà, Milan, Italy
4th February 2015, vision in loop
Presentation and first screening of my last video “Snags in Palladio”


performance in five scenes by Michele Manzini

with Barbara Canal 12th September 2014, 6.00 p.m.

Villa Pojana (Andrea Palladio), Vicenza, Italy. 

The Aldo Morelato Foundation, MAAM Museum and Istituto Regionale Ville Venete, presents “Snags in Palladio”, performance in five scenes by Michele Manzini with Barbara Canal (choreographer and performer). The event will be to Villa Pojana, Vicenza, one of the most important project by the architect Andrea Palladio (1563) and patrimony of UNESCO.

Barbara Canal, is an Italian choreographer and performer. She has danced with Matt Mattox and Jan Marc Boitiére. In 2000 she has begun her collaboration with the Biennale Danza di Venezia and with Carolyn Carlson with which she has been in tournèe with numerous shows.




Panorama Dome, Verona, Italy 10th – 14th Semptember 2014  

The most important Italian magazine Panorama introduce in Verona the Italian and the local excellences with events, conference and exhbitions.

The magazine has selected my artworks.




Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy

5th February 2014, 2 p.m.


Presentation to the public and the press of my last work “The errant bookcase”. The art meet design.

They were present to the event: Silvana Annicchiarico (Director of Triennale Design Museum), Giorgio Morelato (President of Aldo Morelato Foundation).




“International Days of Study at Villa Dionisi” Ca’ del Lago, Cerea, Italy 6th -7th June 2013

Two days of meetings, opinions, discussions and debates, on art and interior design in the beautiful setting of Villa Dionisi, home of the Aldo Morelato Foundation organiser of the event open to the public on 6-7 June 2013 at Ca’ del lago, Cerea (VR).

Eminent personalities from the world of design and art such as:

Silvana Annichiarico, director of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan,

Ugo La Pietra, designer and theorist of the applied arts, lecturer at the Polytechnic of Milan,

Ettore Mocchetti, designer and director of the prestigious magazine “AD” ,

Aldo Cibic, designer,

Michele Manzini, artist

will be present during the event.

The Symposium ” is an opportunity to stimulate and reflect on the applied arts and to encourage innovation, identify trends and scenarios.

The Aldo Morelato Foundation with the edition of 2013 celebrates 10 years of activity and has as its aims the promotion on international level of the territorial assets and of the high quality production and to communicate the values and identity of the territory, as opposed to the tendency of standardization introduced by the globalization.



Eventi collaterali June 1st June – November 24th 2013 Curated by Francesca Crudo, Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla, Valeria Romagnini Opening Receptions Palazzo Bembo, Riva del Carbon, San Marco 4785 – 30124 Venice, Italy Free entry | Opening time 10 am – 6 pm, ( Closed on Tuesday)

As part of the Collateral Events of the 55th International Art Exhibition, PERSONAL STRUCTURES presents a large combination of established artists and artists whose practice is less well known. Coming from different parts of the world and expressing themselves in divers ways, what they have in common is a dedication to the concepts Time – Space and Existence. Each artist presents recent artworks, either site-specific, especially made for this exhibition, or coming directly from the artist’s studio. Some rooms at Palazzo Bembo will be entirely dedicated to the presentation of single artists, while others will host a combination of projects and works. Their strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific atmosphere. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media, such as: videos, sculptures, paintings, photos, installations with light and performance. Since the participating artists originate from diverse cultures and are of very different age, Time – Space and Existence are highlighted from unusual points of view. PERSONAL STRUCTURES therefore stimulates a more conscious relation from the spectator towards his daily surrounding and aims to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings within a specific Space and Time.   Artists: Chul Hyun Ahn (KOR), Yoshitaka Amano (JPN), Alice Anderson (GBR), Jan-Erik Andersson (FIN), Axel Anklam (DEU), Yifat Bezalel (ISR), Hans Bischoffshausen (AUT), Djawid Borower (DEU), Faiza Butt (PAK), Mimmo Catania (ITA), Genia Chef (RUS), Chen Ping (CHN), Canal Cheong Jagerroos (CHN), Karlyn De Jongh (NLD), Scott Eady (NZL), Toshikatsu Endo (JPN), Carole Feuerman (USA), Cristiana Fioretti (ITA), Dale Frank (AUS), Chris Fraser (USA), Marc Fromm (DEU), Sally Gabori (AUS), Jakob Gasteiger (AUT), Darryn George (NZL), Selby Ginn (AUS), David Goldenberg (GBR), Gotthard Graubner (DEU), Kimberley Gundle (ZAF), Laura Gurton (USA), Patrick Hamilton (CHL), Anne Herzbluth (DEU), Per Hess (NOR), Hirofumi Isoya (JPN), Sam Jinks (AUS), Grzegorz Klatka (POL), Rori Knudtson (NOR), Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (FRA), James Lavadour (USA), Helmut Lemke (DEU), Luce (LVA), Heinz Mack (DEU), Michele Manzini (ITA), Christopher Martin (USA), Christian Megert (CHE), Herre Methorst (NLD), David Middlebrook (USA), Atelier Morales (CUB), Peter Simon Mühlhäußer (DEU), Hermann Nitsch (AUT), Yoko Ono (JPN), Roman Opalka (FRA), Otto Piene (DEU), Uli Pohl (DEU), Triny Prada (FRA), Qin Chong (CHN), Stefanus Rademeyer (ZAF), Nicola Rae (GBR), Arnulf Rainer (AUT), Bogdan Rata (ROU), Thomas Riess (AUT), Rene Rietmeyer (NLD), Yhonnie Scarce (AUS), Wilhelm Scherübl (AUT), Dmitry Shorin (RUS), Nitin Shroff (IND), The Icelandic Love Corporation (ISL), Monika Thiele (DEU), Michele Tombolini (ITA), Stefan Toth (CZE), Suh Jeong Min (KOR), VALIE EXPORT (AUT), Elena & Vitaliy Vasiliev (UKR), Ben Vautier (FRA), Raphael Vella (MLT), André Wagner (DEU), Xing Xin (CHN), Plamen Yordanov (BGR), Zhang Yu (CHN).


MIA Fair 2013

Milan / Italy Preview May 9th 2013, on view till May 10th – 12th 2013 Knprojects with works by Michele Manzini


MIA Fair, conceived from an idea of Fabio Castelli, art collector and curator, is based on a unique element of innovation that distinguishes MIA Fair from traditional Italian and international art fairs: each exhibitor displays the work of only one artist per booth in order to give visitors an itinerary of the artist’s project the most complete and exhaustive as possible. Given public awareness of the increasingly decisive and transversal role that photography has come to assume among modern art’s forms of expression as a natural choice.

MIA Fair is both an art fair and a cultural event that demands considerable effort from the curators. The event’s exhibitors are selected by a scientific committee chaired by its “inventor”, Fabio Castelli, and featuring Gigliola Foschi, curator and journalist; Elio Grazioli, contemporary art critic and curator; Roberto Mutti, curator and photography critic; Enrica Viganò, organizer of events linked to photography and criticism; and 3/3 photography projects, Roma, a studio founded for the purpose of promoting editorial projects focused on the object of photography.



StartUp Verona Preview october 9th 2012, october 10th – october 21th 2012 Start Up Verona is a special project of ARTVERONA Art Fair 2012.

The Guardandoci intorno – StartUp project is a genuine journey and itinerary through contemporary art and is integrated directly and interactively with the Veronese urban setting. On the one hand are site-specific installations, laser projections, and art interventions that, by directly interacting with architecture and places, go to make up Guardandoci intorno’s itinerary. On the other hand, instead, is StartUp which involves various galleries and showrooms interested in this initiative which investigates and develops around the theme of energy in art. This has as its starting point a phrase by Gilberto Zorio: “Energy is the possibility of filling a void, the possibility of emptying what is full, the possibility of planning past, present, and future, the possibility of making operative the conscious and unconscious functions of language”. This is an opportunity to shine a new light on contemporaneity, create new interactions, contaminate places, and recount art. This event is an initiative by Contemporanea Verona and has been realized with the support of ArtVerona.

Artists: Arthur Duff, Tony Oursler, Stefano Cagol, Emilio Isgrò, Mats Bergquist, Michele Manzini, Antonella Zazzera, Daniel Gonzales, Herbert Hamak, Eelco Brand, Lucio Fontana, Barry Reigate, Charlotte Moorman, Milan Knizak, Jacob Hashimoto, Anna Galtarossa, Edoardo Romagnoli, Matteo Gironi, Daniele Giunta, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Luisa Raffaelli.



a project of S. Koplowitz and J.King with “Errant in the Error” by Michele Manzini La MaMa, Spoletopen 2012, Spoleto, Italy. 30th June-1st July 2012

Stephan Koplowitz , choreographer John King, composer Errant in the error”, installation site-specific by Michele Manzini


Stephan Koplowitz is an award winning director/choreographer/media artist known for his work on stage, film and site. His site work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, site, and scale, all infused with a sense of the human condition and is concerned with the intersection of natural, social and cultural ecologies within urban and natural environments

John King is a composer, guitarist and violist, has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet; Red {an orchestra}, Ethel; the Albany Symphony/”Dogs of Desire”, Bang On A Can All-Stars; Mannheim Ballet; New York City Ballet/Diamond Project, Stuttgart Ballet, Ballets de Monte Carlo; as well as the Merce Cunningham Dance Co. His string quartets have also been performed by the Eclipse Quartet (LA) and the Mondriaan Quartet (Amsterdam). His quartet Crucible has premiered many of his compositions at The Stone (June 2007) and The Kitchen (April 2009).




+50. Sculture in città tra memoria (1962) e presente (2012)

Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive and Città di Spoleto curated by Gianluca Marziani 23th june – 28th october 2012

A cinquant′anni dalla grande mostra Sculture nella città, curata nel 1962 da Giovanni Carandente, il Comune di Spoleto celebra la scultura contemporanea attraverso le opere di una cinquantina di artisti italiani che si dislocheranno tra Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive e vari luoghi della città. Dentro Palazzo Collicola ci saranno tre grandi mostre personali, diversi progetti speciali, oltre al nuovissimo Collicolab (spazio aperto a giovani artisti, associazioni culturali, fondazioni, realtà individuali). Per le vie di Spoleto, in altri musei e sedi istituzionali si svilupperanno tre mappature: una prima di carattere storico (che prenderà forma il prossimo autunno grazie a una serie di totem che testimonieranno, attraverso immagini fotografiche del 1962, la collocazione delle opere della prima mostra); una seconda, sempre di carattere storico, dedicata al riposizionamento di alcune opere del 1962 nei luoghi d´origine (Consagra e Pomodoro in particolare), oltre alla creazione di un archivio coi materiali storici del progetto; una terza di taglio contemporaneo in cui decine di artisti collocheranno le loro opere scultoree nei luoghi più affascinanti della Spoleto storica.



Giovanni Albanese, Michelangelo Galliani, Robert Gligorov, Fausto Delle Chiaie, Alex Pinna,  Marianna Masciolini, EPVS, Chiara Dynys, Vincenzo Pennacchi, Andrea Abbatangelo, Gaetano Bodanza, Peretti & Mauro, Antonio Riello, Alex Pinna, Francesco Mernini, Antonella Zazzera, Graziano Carotti, Kindergarten & David Pompili, Fabio Mattei, Vincenzo Marsiglia, Cristiano Petrucci, Renato Rubini & Enatalem Zeleke, Gehard Demetz, Affiliati Peducci/Savini, Jeffrey Isaac, Karpüseeler, Adrian Tranquilli, Franco Troiani, Umberto Cavenago, Michele Manzini, Gaetano Bodanza, Dario Ghibaudo, Peppe Perone, Mario Consiglio, Maurizio Savini, Lucio Perone, Silvano Tessarollo, Angelo Bucarelli, Michele Ciribifera, Mauro Cuppone, Raul Gabriel, Marcello Maugeri, Franco Menicagli, Carlo Moggia, Matteo Peretti, Alessandra Pierelli, Andrea Pinchi & Cristiano Carotti, Alex Pinna, Oliviero Rainaldi.




A projects by Kn Studio public talks: 6th – 9th october 2011 pad.7, stand.7, ARTVERONA 2011

The gallery Kn Studio presents a series of meetings that take place in the context of ArtVerona 2011. A calendar of events where artists and curators meet the public

artist Michele Manzini / curators Alfredo Cramerotti “…fiorì la tragedia. E l’inganno divenne sapienza” 6th october 2011, 4:00 p.m.

artist Ivan / curators Camilla Bertoni “Ritratti in poesia” 7th october 2011, 11:00 a.m.

artist Michele Manzini / curators Gianluca Marziani “ Erranti nell’errore” 8th october 2011, 11:00 a.m.

artist Lisa Castellani / curators Luigi Meneghelli video “Incontro in galleria” 8th october 2011, 4:00 p.m.

artist Angela Glajcar / gallerist Bruno Grossetti “ Terforation” 9th october 2011, 11:00 a.m.


Special project inside ARTVERONA 2011 Art Fair. site specific installations in the city of Verona curated by : Gianluca Marziani, Elisabetta Pozzetti, Kn Studio. 6th-10th october 2011

The exhibition “045 Open Space” is a special project within ARTVERONA 2011. Involves the construction of a series of site-specific installations in various places in the city of Verona during the course of the event.

Invited artists: Tetsuya Nakamura, “The flash of lightning”,curated by Elisabetta Pozzetti, Castelvecchio Museum, Verona Angela Glajcar, “Terforation”, curated by KnStudio, Church of San Giovanni in Valle, Verona Michele Manzini, “Errant in the Error”, curated by Gianluca Marziani, Artverona Fair, Verona


site specific installation and performance curated by Gianluca Marziani performer: Walter Peraro Giusti Gardens, Verona Opening 16th September 2011, 6.00 p.m.

We are all errant in our errors, fears, timidity, and in our daily alienation. The way to freedom and to an awareness of truth lies in an endless search that goes beyond aimless trials, error, and errancy. When making an error everything changes according to the laws of divergence and an error can only be approached through discordant variations. Misunderstanding, instability, giddiness. Everything becomes deformed, transformed, and comes into conflict. It is only in difference that we can recognise the real meaning of our actions and history. But who is the custodian of that dark realm which humanity tries so hard to avoid? That realm, the only one that can reveal the hidden truth of our desires and imagination. Fifty people for fifty days noted down their daily errors in small diaries. All the material gathered toghether was acted out during a performance that took place on 16 September 2011 in the Giusti gardens in Verona. This was the final step of an itinerary where, for the protagonists, wandering had become the uncertain and insicure outline of their sense and meaning for existence.

The Giusti Palace and Garden are located in Verona, Italy. The palace was built in the sixteenth century. The garden is considered one of the finest examples of an Italian garden.





MICHELE MANZINI |MESCOLANZE public talk Sala Vasche, Palazzo Forti, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Verona, Italy Saturday 9th July, 5.00 p.m.

The artist Michael Manzini talks about his work and presents its latest publication “Mescolanze”.

Art critics and curators involved: Alfredo Cramerotti, curator Paola Marini, director of Palazzo Forti and Castelvecchio Museum Verona Michele Manzini, artist Luigi Meneghelli, art critic and curator


MICHELE MANZINI | Fiorì la tragedia…E l’inganno divenne sapienza                               |Tragedy flourished…And deceit became knwoledge

Kn Studio, Verona, Italy curated by Alfredo Cramerotti 9th July – 10th October 2011

When we recognize the cultural rather than political or physical traits of a context we can call it cultural geography. For example, this is what happens when the relationship between artists and the public is based equally on the two sides in order to generate, first knowledge (the ‘what’), and then meaning (in what terms). An artist’s ability consist in pushing himself beyond this artist/viewer dichotomy to create a third space, a cultural geography, an attempt to communicate. And not just communication between artistic and historical disciplines, but above all between “other” undertakings: economy, industrial design, philosophy, agriculture, law, town planning or whatever is most relevant in a particular place at a particular moment. Artists relate together spheres of activity and knowledge through a set of disciplines – and at every step they question themselves about what, how, and why. At least at this point. Every event linked to a cultural geography sets off a new challenge for the next action: new formats, new physical and mental spaces, new kinds of relationships, new times. Artists do not invent but simply transform existing infrastructures as the public slowly becomes receptive to them. They might start from museums of natural history and books about the economy to arrive at YouTube and the San Remo festival. They can incorporate buses, advertising hoardings, and scientific measurements. Art comes about when knowledge comes into conflict with the imagination, and this is a healthy, productive, and relevant conflict. “The work of an artist is a centre for possible studies. Not surefire but imaginable ones. And thus doable for the very fact that we can conceive of them.”

Alfredo Cramerotti, 2011

The show by this Veronese artist, who for years has been involved with the theme of landscape, will therefore be characterized by a kind of dissemination of the exhibition across various interpretative planes and levels. A curatorial approach consisting of semantic shifts, the dismantling of conceptual apparatuses, anomalous choices of exhibiting, iterations, invasions of other fields, talks, and the production of texts that describe aims which, at times, are divergent with respect to the artist’s figurative interests and his solid theoretical underpinning




Padiglione Italia, Veneto, Villa Contarini, Piazzola Sul Brenta, Italy 23th June – 21 November 2011


The Veneto Region has accepted the proposal by Vittorio Sgarbi, curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Arsenale on behalf of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy in the context of the Venice Biennale out of town lagoon and calling to a large national collective, common to all regions, artists between their different training, age and avenues of research, also in order to document the current state of the art production (2001-2011) in Italy.


Gianni Ambrogio, Annalù, Graziano Arici, Elio Armano, Emilio Baracco, Francesco Barasciutti, Gianantonio Battistella, Davide Battistin, Renata Berti, Valerio Bevilacqua, Daniele Bianchi, Fabio Bianco, Bluer, Mauro Bordin, Enrico Bossan, Piero Brombin, Mirella Brugnerotto, Saturno Buttò, Fratelli Calgaro, Andrés Davis Carrara, Pino Castagna, Cristina Cocco, Stefano Curto, Graziella Da Gioz, David Dalla Venezia, Giuseppe De Berti, David De Biasio, Paolo Del Giudice, Lou Embo, Marco Fantini, Marica Fasoli, Alessandro Finocchiaro, Novello Finotti, Amedeo Fiorese, Cesare Gerolimetto, Romano Lotto, Mirella Guasti, Interno3, Bobo Ivancich, Gaetano Mainenti, Michele Manzini, Matteo Massagrande, Raffaele Minotto, Andrea Morucchio, Cleto Munari + 1, Alessandro Novellino, Luigi Pellanda, Michelangelo Penso, Sarah Revoltella, Carla Rigato, Alessandro Rinaldi , Fulvio Roiter, Piermaria Romani, Giorgio Russi, Daniele Scarpa Kos, Piero Slongo, Pierantonio Tanzola, Alessio Tasca, Silvano Tessarollo, Giovanni Turria, Joe Velluto, Nicola Verlato, Elisabetta Vignato





PURE WATER VISION: the Exhibition Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome, Italy 20th March – 5th April 2011    The Prize is open to national and international artists who may enroll in the various categories and has the aim to stimulate, through the universal language of art, a reflection on the water, precious resource. The artists can express their creativity on the relationship between water, man and the environment, strongly linked to the sustainable development of the planet.   The participating artists were about 600 The jury: Laura Cherubini, Eugenio Viola, Alfredo Cramerotti, Carolina Italiano, Matteo Lafranconi, Costanza Paissan, Massimiliano Tonelli, Maurizio Zuccari and Serena Dell’Aira. Selected artists: Antonio De Pascale, Michele Guido, Stephen Mallon, Dacia Manto, Isola e Norzi, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Luciano Romano, George Sachinis e Eirini Alexiou (ohi pezoume performing arts company),  Stefano Scheda, ZimmerFrei, Elena Arzuffi, Riccardo Beretta, Maria Bruni, Silvia Camporesi, Lilian Cooper, Gabriele Giugni, Alessandro Giuliano, Martina Malventi, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Loredana Mantello, Michele Manzini, Gianni Moretti, Sabrina Ortolani, Massimiliano Pelletti, Roberto Sartor, Marinella Senatore, Moio&Sivelli, Mikel Uribetxeberria, Dubravka Vidovic.   http://www.ecoartproject.org/acea/purewater.php?lang=it


Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Museo Carandente Spoleto, Italy curated by Cristiana Collu and Gianluca Marziani 25th June – 30th Agust 2011  

Quarantasei artisti riuniti assieme per un viaggio umbro testimonianza di un progetto che ha lasciato un segno rilevante nel panorama culturale italiano.

Scrivono Collu e Marziani: “…raccogliere, registrare, archiviare, studiare, analizzare, ascoltare e azzardarsi infine a disegnare nuove ipotesi, nuove visioni, formulare previsioni e provare a suggerire un cambiamento possibile. La regola dell’ospitalità intesa come apertura, la responsabilità e la consapevolezza che l’arte contemporanea racconta il nostro tempo citandone un altro e prefigurandone un altro ancora, è il denominatore comune che può sciogliere l’enigma apparentemente indecifrabile e lo fa entrare nell’orizzonte quotidiano, in un paesaggio più materno, meno ostile e più dialogico, di una cultura che riconosce la propria identità prima di tutto, in una fertile continua tensione tra stare e andare, tra l’abitare e il viaggio. Si tratta di un complesso palinsesto in controtempo dove tutto appare racchiuso in uno scrigno e ci rivela un segreto che siamo chiamati non solo a preservare e custodire, ma a ricreare e condividere”.


Giovanni Albanese, Riccardo Albanese, Andrea Aquilanti, Francesco Arena, Elena Baldelli, Emanuele Becheri, Simone Bergantini, Davide Bertocchi, Gabriele Bonato, Stefano Cagol, Laura Cantarella, Stefano Canto, Andrea Chiesi, Ciriaca+Erre, Giulio Delvè, Rocco Dubbini, Eron, Marco Fedele Di Catrano, Mauro Folci, Ren Hang, Meena Hasan, Hotel de la Lune, Ma Gang, Alberto Garutti, Gabriele Giugni, Francesca Grilli, Isola and Norzi, Michele Manzini, Raffaela Mariniello, Paolo Meoni, Liliana Moro, Andrea Nacciarriti, Giancarlo Norese, Luigi Ontani, Giovanni Ozzola, Dino Pedriali, Riccardo Previdi, Antonio Riello, Alia Scalvini, Marinella Senatore, Francesco Simeti, Ettore Spalletti, Davide Tranchina, Cai Weidong, Yiquian Zhao, Zimmerfrei





SUPEC, Shanghai Under the Patronage of: Commissariato Generale del Governo Italiano per l’Expò di Shanghai 2010 curators: Cristiana Collu, Alessandro Carrer, Gianluca Marziani, Marisa Vescovo. 3th June – 11th July 2010  

Bringing contemporary Italian art to Shanghai on the occasion of the Expo offers a marvellous opportunity to strengthen the presence of Italy in China in a year—2010—which marks an extraordinary opening up of China to the world.

This is a highly significant cultural operation stemming from a fruitful synergy between public and private sectors—of the kind we are already successfully experimenting with the Shanghai Expo—and contributes to the promotion of a dynamic, innovative and avantgarde image of Italy.

Over the last few years, Italy has undergone profound economic, social and cultural changes that have also been reflected in important advances in research on aesthetics and philosophy. All this has changed the way in which people—and artists in particular— envisage society. Foremost is a reflection on the issues and challenges posed by globalization. The future, the environment, humanity and Energy are all themes the artists have drawn upon to express their own creativity, providing new and original interpretative keys to stimulate an attentive contemporary public. Art thus becomes an interesting platform for cultural and business sectors to agree on and therefore to contribute to the attainment of the goals of foreign policy.

 Franco Frattini, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs



Andrea Aquilanti, Emanuele Becheri, Simone Bergantini, Bianco-Valente, Dafne Boggeri, Stefano Cagol, Stefano Canto, Filippo Centenari, Giulio Delvè, Piero Fogliati, Mauro Folci, Marina Fulgeri, Alberto Garutti, Paolo Grassino, Meena Hasan, Isola and Norzi, Francesco Jodice, Michele Manzini, Nino Migliori, Dino Pedriali, Gabriele Picco, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Riccardo Previdi, Sara Rossi, Alia Scalvini, Francesco Simeti, Saverio Todaro, Nicola Toffolini.




Tempio di Adriano, Rome curated by Cristiana Collu and Gianluca Marziani 22th Dicember 2009 – 15th January 2010  

“Energia: Umanità = Futuro: Ambiente. La proporzione per una nuova estetica”, e’ questo il tema della mostra che presenterà al Tempio di Adriano a Roma dal 22 dicembre 2009 al 15 gennaio 2010 le opere della seconda edizione del PT02. La collettiva si configura come un’antologia sul contemporaneo in Italia e chiude il cerchio di un sempre più accurato progetto a sostegno dell’arte contemporanea. Percorso che si fonda su concetti come il legame tra creatività contemporanea e imprenditoria, competenze diverse e integrate, un modello di sintesi tra immaginazione e pragmatismo, un passaggio pratico e concreto di aggregazione delle eccellenze nazionali e di confronto con le realtà culturali internazionali.


Alberto Garutti, Simone Bergantini, Stefano Cagol, Francesco Simeti, Michele Manzini, Dino Pedriali, Mauro Folci, Giulio Delvè, Stefano Canto, Alia Scalvini, Andrea Aquilanti, Emanuele Becheri, Isola and Norzi, Meena Hasan, Claudio Abate, Roberto Baldazzini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Matteo Basilé, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Antonio Biasucci, Andrea Branzi, Brigataes, Giacomo Costa, Mario Cresci, Michele De Lucchi, Alberto Di Fabio, Chiara Dynys, Pablo Echaurren, Flavio Favelli, Marco Ferreri, Giosetta Fioroni, Franco Fontana, Stefania Galegati Shines, Daniele Galliano, Paolo Gioli, Giulio Iacchetti, Armin Linke, Renato Mambor, Gino Marotta, Masbedo, Luciana Matalon, Davide Nido, Fabio Novembre, Adrian Paci, Luca Pancrazzi, Luca Maria Patella, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Pinelli, Cristiano Pintaldi, Alfredo Pirri, Paola Pivi, Andrea Sala, Studio Azzurro, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Ulian, Cesare Viel, G. Massimo Vitali.


MAXXI Museum, Rome curated by Cristiana Collu e Gianluca Marziani Opening 11 Dicember, 2009  

The absolute protagonists at the National Museum of the Arts of the 21st century were the winners and the finalist of the Terna Prize 02. The contest, aimed at promoting contemporary artists and art through an innovative formula based on synergy between business and culture witnessed this year the participation of 3526 artists, 45 of which masters of Italian contemporary art, confirming itself once again a leading event in contemporary art.



Alberto Garutti, Simone Bergantini, Stefano Cagol, Francesco Simeti, Michele Manzini, Dino Pedriali, Mauro Folci, Giulio Delvè, Stefano Canto, Alia Scalvini, Andrea Aquilanti, Emanuele Becheri, Isola and Norzi, Meena Hasan.




Prize for contemporary art, Rome 26th May – 10th October 2009

Sandro Bondi, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Flavio Cattaneo, Terna’s CEO, presented the second edition of the Terna Prize a project aimed at promoting contemporary art and artists through an innovative formula based on synergy between the business world and culture. The Terna Prize, an original initiative within the national cultural scenario, inputs the energy of established and emerging artists into a network, combining research and competition, transmission of values and ideas, public and private initiative. The second edition introduces various novelties. The first one is that Gianluca Marziani will be working with a new curator, Cristiana Collu, Director of the Man, Art Museum of the Province of Nuoro since 1997, professor of Contemporary Art at La Sapienza University, Rome. A new Committee of Honor chaired also this year by Sandro Bondi, Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and formed by Giulio Anselmi, President of Ansa; Pier Luigi Celli, Director General of the Luiss Guido Carli University Domenico De Masi, professor of Occupational Sociology; Massimo Di Carlo Director of AMGAMC, National Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries; Giuseppe Guzzetti, President of Acri and of the Cariplo Foundation; Carlo Malinconico Castriota Scanderbeg, President of FIEG – Italian Federation of Editors, Carlo Sangalli, President of Confcommercio. As part of the Prize’s internationalization, the Connectivity project was also created that include a new category for participation reserved to all Italian and foreign artists that work steadily in New York. The most significant novelties include the Committee of Gallery Owners, coordinated by Art Advisor Francesco Cascino and formed by six of the most representative and prestigious Italian galleries that will select other two winners among the contest’s finalists. Introducing the gallery owners category was based on the objective of promoting an even more constructive dialogue between artists and the market.

The jury

The President’s Committee: Flavio Cattaneo, Terna’s CEO and Luigi Roth, Terna’s Chairman Curator’s Committee: Gianluca Marziani and Cristiana Collu Massimiliano Fuksas, Architect Matthew Higgs, London artist, Director of the White Columns of New York Luigi Ontani, Artist Marco Senaldi, Art Critic, Visual Arts and Cinema Professor at Bocconi University Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation Vicente Todolì, Director of the Tate Modern Gallery of London

The winners (for each category)

Alberto Garutti Simone Bergantini Stefano Cagol Michele Manzini

Mention of honor

Francesco Simeti, Dino Pedriali, Mauro Folci, Giulio Delvè, Stefano Canto, Alia Scalvini, Andrea Aquilanti, Emanuele Becheri, Isola and Norzi, Meena Hasan.