Artist workshop in Genoa with Luca Vitone
New deadline to apply until 24th January
Luca Vitone will be the Director of the second Artist Workshop organised within the framework of the EU funded project CreArt (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). The workshop coordinated by the Municipality of Genoa will take place during 17-21 March2014 in the Museum Villa Croce of Genoa. Artists born or resident in any of the CreArt cities will have the opportunity to participate in this 5-days workshop to share, learn and exchange artistic experiences together with other artists from the CreArt Network (Aveiro, Delft, Linz, Vilnius, Pardubice, Kaunas, Lecce, Kristiansand, Arad County, Genoa, Harghita County and Valladolid)
The online application form to participate in this workshop is available in the following link: http://creart-eu.org/application/artist-workshop-luca-vitone - and must be submitted before the 24 th January 2014. The decision will be announced on January 31st 2014
THE WORKSHOP OF LUCA VITONE
“The memory in your pocket”
Memory is a term that the visual arts, in recent decades, have turned into aesthetic category producing projects and artworks in public and private spaces. These projects and artworks investigated different themes such as identity, tradition, history, monument, our roots in order to search for a meaning of our contemporary life.
The workshop offers a path of knowledge focused on these themes and will investigate the Genoese urban spaces and their inhabitants through the personal experiences of the participants.
The workshop will take place in three stages:
- In the first day , after a presentation of the workshop , the artists involved will describe their own research to the others in order to initiate a debate and confront their ideas that are necessary for mutual understanding.
- Within three next days of the workshop participants will work on projects while maintaining an ongoing dialogue that will nurture mutual comparison useful to this workshop.
- The fifth and final day there is foreseen that the participants will prepare a presentation of their projects as it was a setting up of an exhibition.
Luca Vitone was born in Genoa in 1964 , where he had spent his youth and where in 1985 he held his first solo exhibition at the library Il Sileno. The same year the artist moved to Bologna and began attending the DAMS Corse (Discipline delle Arti della Musica e dello Spettacolo ) at the University of Bologna. During the university life Vitone participated in the organisations: Lo Specchio di Dioniso and Damsterdamned which were organizing exhibitions and conferences. During the university he got friend with Daniel Gasparinetti with who he shared the experience of Incursioni, a review of the performing arts held in four editions from 1996 to 1999 at the Link Project in Bologna. In 1987 Vitone got to know in Artefiera Claudio Ruggeri, the owner of the Galleria Pinta of Genoa, who invited him to join his group of artists among which we highlight particular interest to Roberto O. Costantino and Cesare Viel . With these artists, in March 1988, he exhibited at the collective Gallery as artwork, held in Milan at the gallery Diagramma. The artistic environment of Milan, pushed Vitone to settle permanently in Milan in 1990. There he collaborated with Studio Oggetto , where he presented the second phase of Galleria Pinta. His second monograph Luca Vitone - Überall zu Hause – Ovunque a casa - At home everywhere , curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio , Enrico Lunghi, Martin Sturm, was published in 2006 and a retrospective itinerary exhibition organised firstly at the Casino Luxembourg , thenat the OK Centrum in Linz and finally in 2008 at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bergamo. In 2003 Vitone participated in Stazione Utopia, one of the exhibitions of the 50th International Art Exposition in Venice , curated by Molly Nesbit , Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija . During his career, the artist has achieved remarkable recognition: in 2002 the Prize Francesca Alinovi , in 2002 the Dena Foundation Award for Art project “Multiculture integration” in Zingonia and scholarship in Paris Batofar association Cité Internationale des Arts . In 2003he participated in AiR at the HHH Foundation in Los Angeles and in 2006 at the ' OK Centrum in Linz , and finally in 2008 at the American Academy in Rome. The activity of Vitone is also enriched by the artists' books creation, among which Memorabilia in 2002, Per Occhio e per Bocca in 2004 , Percorsi privati in 2007 and Ultimo Viaggio in2009. In2006 the artist was appointed as a teacher of sculpture course at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and in 2010 left the capital of Lombardy to settle in Berlin. In 2013 participated in Biennale of Venice with an invisible sculpture inspired to eternity.
The work of Luca Vitone mainly analyzes the set of mechanisms linking the contemporary man, subjected to continuous and sudden transformations, to its place of origin and the environment with which it enters into a relationship. Abandoned the traditional forms of artistic expression, Vitone choose to contaminate his works, often actions and installations, with the typical tools of other disciplines such as geography, anthropology, sociology, music and literature. The design phase, archival research, and especially the direct confrontation with the experts from various fields acquire, in his works, particular importance. In 1993 he collaborated, for example, with the geographer Maximum Quaini, in 1994 with the ethnomusicologist Roberto Leydi, in 1998 with the anthropologist FrancoLa Cecla and later with the literates and poets of the '63 Group, the new avant-garde literature, linked to Marcatré, which headwork celebrated in 2002 with the exhibition Memorabilia to Micromuseum of Palermo. The tools as mapping, the material culture and the monochrome are used by the artist to depict his poetry are connected to the idea of place as an area of anthropological experience, and its loss, caused by the uncertainty of man diveded between culture and nature.