Sunday, March 17, 2013

from 15 October 2007 to 23 January 2008

Blackout is Nosadella.due residency autumn program, curated by Elisa Del Prete, with the participation of two artists: Nico Dockx (B) and Andreas Golinski (D).
The invitation to Nico Dockx, selected by Andrea Viliani, involved by Nosadella.due as MAMbo curator, generated a brand-new collaboration project, a supportive overlap towards a single method of action (even if temporary and occasional) between different subjects such as Nosadella.dueMAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and neon>campobase, a historical Bologna artistic experimentation platform.
MAMbo – the only contemporary art museum in Bologna – extending the collaboration to neon>campobase – with whom Nico Dockx was already planning a project – encouraged the confrontation among different artistic situations in town and made itself Nosadella.due partner, hosting the first round table to present the two artists in residency. Neon>campobase and Nosadella.due, promoters of a contemporary research and production of not easily fruition for public institutions, planned together the production of Through time & today by Nico Dockx: the first one mainly in the exhibition stage, the other one in the research process.
Nosadella.due, on top of Nico Dockx, hosts also Andreas Golinski, young German artist selected for the residency by Daniela Cascella (journalist and independent curator from Rome). In his work is very clear the common root of the research made by the two artists in Bologna. Memory is the main theme of the whole Blackout exhibition hold at Nosadella.due, transforming past loaded rooms through a cognitive process which has to be understood and shared by the audience.
The residency program also includes two special events: the round table dived in two sections (Memory value and Collaboration meaning) and the talk Lay of the Land.
The round table, hold at MAMbo on the 13th December 2007, presents the two artists in residency work and it is also an opportunity to delve into their research path, thanks to professionals’ contribution and participation such as Cecilia Canziani (independent curator and founder member of 1:1 project),Milovan Farronato (ViaFarini art director), Flavio Favelli (artist) and Andrea Lissoni (XINGassociation member, for whom curates Netmage Festival).
On the 30th January, Bologna Instituto di Cultura Germanica invites Andreas Golinski to present his work Lay of the Land, as part of the program Appuntamenti con l’arte, where the artist opens a debate about urban environment and its past traces, through sounds and signs still able to evoke its history.
Andrea Viliani is MAMbo curator and former-curator assistant at Castello di Rivoli-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Rivoli-Torino). In 2005 he curated the group exhibition (and its still open research project) No Manifesto at GAMEC in Bergamo. In Bologna he presented a program dedicated to contemporary inheritance analysis of the 1960’s and 1970’s institutional critique, organizing artists’ projects both inside and outside museums. As part as +Museo –Mostre program, he curated exhibitions for the group Building TransmissionsPaolo ChiaseraRyan Gander (Esprit Nouveau Pavilion), Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda (Caducean City), Markus Schinwald (Museo di Palazzo Poggi and Biblioteca Universitaria of Bologna). For the same program he also organized exhibitions for Ibon AranberriAdam ChodzkoTrisha Donnelly, Wade Guyton & Kelly WalkerSeth PriceNatascha Sadr-HaghighianBojan Sarcevic. In 2006 and 2007 (together with Gianfranco Maraniello) he curated a retrospective for Poor Art artist Giovanni Anselmo and the last exhibition hold at GAM before its closure, dedicated to the American Christopher Williams. Among the 60 players of Lyon Biennial 2007, Viliani regularly writes for «FROG» and «Flash Art».
Daniela Cascella lives and works in London. Journalist and curator, she deals with experimental music and intersections between sound research and visual arts.
Between 2000 and 2008 she was editor for monthly magazine «Blow Up», Rome editor for «Contemporary» (2004-2008) and she published several articles on «The Wire» and «Alias/Il Manifesto». She wrote artists and musicians’ presentation essays on Italian and foreign catalogs and magazines, such as «MusicWorks» and «Res Magazine». She curated quite a few exhibitions and shows related to her research specific area, as Eco e Narciso (2006) together with Rebecca De Marchi for Turin Province. Between 2004 and 2008 she curated Tracks at British Academy in Rome: monthly meetings and concerts about contemporary sound culture. She also published two books: Scultori di Suono, TuttleEdizioni, 2005 and The Edge of the World, Arcana Edizioni, 2008.
Blackout has been organized with the contribution of Emil Banca – Banca di Credito Cooperativo,Regione Emilia RomagnaComune di BolognaArteFiera and technical sponsors and local companies collaboration such as Tipografia Irnerio, IronCupNettuno NeonEurovideoLa Bandiga.

Douglas Park's performance for Through Time & 

Today by Nico Dockx e Helena Sidiropoulos

Friday 26 January 2008, neon>campobase - Bologna


Nico Dockx (Antwerp, 1974) is not just an artist, a musician, a curator and an editor, but he’s also a real group memory collector, able to transform every occasion into a discovery to learn and develop a common life diary.
«Artist, archivist, film producer, librarian, curator, graphic designer, translator… it is a long list but all these definitions can be used individually or together to describe Nico Dockx’s creative activity» (Elena Filipovic)
Some of Nico Dockx’s works are displayed in international important museums such as MuHKA in Antwerp,CCA in Kitakyushu and Centre International d’art et du paysage in Vassiviere. The artist has also been a guest at Venice Biennial 2003 and in 2007 he won a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. After a first exhibition in Bologna at neon>campobase, he has his second one in 2006 together with the group Building Transmissions, in occasion of GAM closure.
Through time & today project, showed in two different ways at Nosadella.due and at neon>campobase (as part of the residency program Blackout he attends together with Andreas Golinski), is the development of a work the artist has been doing for almost ten years. As a collection of a life archive, the research investigates the impossibility to reach a unique solution for the interpretation of events arose by situations, dialogs, images, relationships, exchanges and different points of view intertwining.
At neon>campobase, Dockx presents a triple version of Through time & today video, which shows three different possible narrative approaches. Three good styles for the same situation- the video final version already screened, the one previously discarded and the one showing the original shooting process – suggest time flowing and a defined coding impossibility.
At Nosadella.due, Through time & today develops during the two months experience in Bologna and turns into an artist’s book written with Helena Sidiropoulos (Belgian writer and artist who collaborated with Dockx for several projects) which illustrates a double view of materials belonging to a common time but also to a different perception and experience. A book with others’ contributions (Andrea Viliani, Elisa Del Prete, Gino Giannuizzi) which become new experience documents and with Dougles Park’s participation, as special reader who had already collaborated with Nico Dockx and who is able to offer a connection with the audience during his double performance at the opening.
During the exhibition, together with the publication, in Nico and Helena private space at Nosadella.due it is publically screened a collection of images chosen and organized by two different approaches to re-lived things reality, through the two artists’ archive material.

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