The Painter and the Model (2017)
Assab One, Milan (I)

35 artists investigate one of the most explored areas in fine art.

35 artists investigate one of the most explored areas in fine art.
Each of them interpreted it in their own medium, taking part in an exhibition/workshop in an environment open to confrontation and debate.
The exhibition was articulated over three floors in the vast spaces of Assab One with paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, installations, acoustic pieces and performances and included a series of meetings correlated with the exhibition held during the inauguration and over the following days.
The Painter and the Model develops the experience of a group of Italian artists (Ermanno Cristini, Luca Scarabelli, Cesare Biratoni, Armida Gandini and Federica Pamio) who took part in the residency in Aveiro in Portugal in 2016, on the initiative of a group of Portuguese artists, mostly painters. It was because of a conversation between Ermanno Cristini and Simona Squadrito, a young Milanese art critic who also had experience as a life model, that the Portuguese residency concentrated on the tradition of life drawing, apparently not as common as it once was.
The preliminary meetings with Luca Pancrazzi, Marta Dell’Angelo and Elena Quarestani at Assab One and the rare availability of its vast and articulated space with the freedom offered by this particular context, opened up the possibility of broadening the sphere of contemplation to a wider variety of artistic practices and extend the invitation to the numerous artists who took part in the exhibition, creating a choral work that remained open to further interventions.
The artists: Pedro Andrare, Simona Barbera, Cesare Biratoni, Vincenzo Cabiati, Gianluca Codeghini, Ermanno Cristini, Leonel Cunha, Mario Dellavedova, Marta Dell’Angelo, Flavio de Marco, Alessio de Girolamo (collaborazione di Elisa Mossa), Gabriele Di Matteo, Ivana Fall, Matteo Fato, Joao Fonte, Pino Guidolotti, Armida Gandini, Giovanni Hanninen, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Francesco Lauretta, Jorge Leal, Corrado Levi, Andrea Mastrovito, Concetta Modica, Angelo Mosca, Giancarlo Norese, Federica Pamio, Luca Pancrazzi, Giustina Pancrazzi, Pedro Pascoinho, Stefano Peroli, Steve Piccolo, Federico Pietrella, Luca Scarabelli, Carlos Seabra.
WEBSITE: https://www.assab-one.org

Directed, edited and photographed: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Piotr Moss: Quatres poesies - Sonata per violoncello. Sonoton
Filmed: 2017.

Production standard: Shot UHD 25p/50p, edited HD 25p
Camera: Panasonic GH5
Lenses: Panasonic 14-140 mm f 3.5/5.6
Supports: Vinten, Konova  slider
Codec: Prores HQ, mp4 150 Mbps
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

Slow Moving Workshop (2017)
Riss(e), Varese (I)

The time lapse recording of the 50th exhibition held in this project space, a continuously moving event.

A project by Ermanno Cristini and Susanna Janina Baumgartner, displaying the following artists: Simona Barbera; Marion Baruch; Susanna Janina Baumgartner; Anna Bromley; Giovanna Caliari; Umberto Cavenago; Matteo Cremonesi; Ermanno Cristini; Ronny Faber Dahl; Debora Hirsch; Martin Larralde; Sergio Limonta; Marco Andrea Magni; Carlo Miele; Anna Pontel; Laura Santamaria. Photography: Rossella Moratto, Carlo Dell’Acqua; video: Lorenzo Baldi e Liliana Carugati L&L Videoforart; setup collaboration: Diana Dorizzi.
Ermanno Cristini: A “slow moving workshop" requires us to slow down. But its own time appears as slowed, in comparison to the rapid fugacity of people passing through. So the word implies three concepts: building, delay and transformation. Without a delay you can’t build anything, while the act of building creates a process achieved in the space of delay. That’s what happens in this exhibition, where the riss(e) space suggests the mobile uncertainty of a work in progress. A series of semifinished objects alternate and cross paths in temporary setups, creating a dialogue between the artworks and between them and the space, during the amount of time before their completion. A short exhibition, only some hours long, in order to find again the thickness of the whole in a time scrap. Then, when the object is complete, the workshop disappears.
Susanna Janina Baumgartner: I like “Slow Moving Workshop”. I’m thinking of Alain Badiou, "Second Manifeste pour la philosophy".
From that book I seized the time in a space created by an encounter. I worked at an art-lab in Pavia, in a psychiatric institution. There were serious cases and we never achieved anything endowed with sense. There I understood that you find your way in an encounter, not in a finished object. In that instant which stays in your memory as an encounter. Real instants fulfilling a dream, becoming memory, not illusion. This could be the meaning of a “Slow Moving Workshop”. What do you think? 

SITO WEB: https://risseart.jimdo.com

Directed, edited and photographed: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Sonoton
Filmed: 2017.

Production standard: time lapse photography
Camera: Panasonic GH5, Panasonic GH4
Lenses: Panasonic 14-140 mm f 3.5/5.6, Signa 16-35 mm f 1.8
Supports: clamps
Codec: Prores HQ
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

Self Criticism - An A.I. Robotic Cut (2017)
NoPlace 3 - 49° Suzzara Price, Suzzara (I)

We interviewed the participants in the 3rd edition of NoPlace. This is a short version, with some humor (sorry, no english subtitles).
Clicking on the Full Version button, you can see a longer and more serious version.
Clicking on the Gallery button, you can see photos of the 2nd and 4th edition of NoPlace.

Videoforart took part to NoPlace 3 - 49° Suzzara Price, the meeting/exhibition devised by Umberto Cavenago and developed with Ermanno Cristini. We've managed the "Self-Criticism" space, where each participant has been able to videotape a statement.
NoPlace is a social experiment, a meeting-exhibition one day long.The event is based on the rhizome metaphor: no single curator following a one-way direction, on the contrary many origins creating multi-directional connections.
The first edition took place at an industrial space, in the ex Pirelli in Monza, october 9th, 2015, with almost one hundred artists participating.
The second edition, 2016, march,12th, took place at Fombio Castle, where more than 300 artists invaded the castle's space with luminous artworks, videos, insallations and performances
The third edition took place in Suzzara, at the Galleria del Premio and in the whole town, with more than 5 hundred artists participating.

NOPLACE WEBSITE: http://noplace.space
REMIO SUZZARA WEBSITE: http://www.premiosuzzara.it

Director: Liliana Carugati
Photography: Lorenzo Baldi, Liliana Carugati
Editing: Lorenzo Baldi
Filmed: 2017

Production Standard: HD 25p, Editing: HD 25p
Camera: Sony PMW-EX1
Codec: Apple Prores
Postproduction: Final Cut Pro X

The Spirit of the Lake - I Want It Different (2001)
Isola Bella, Stresa (I)

A collective exhibition, each year developing a theme, now ceased after reaching the 20th edition.
It was held in Stresa and on the Isola Bella, at the heart of Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy.

This video showcases the 2001 Lo spirito del lago (The spirit of the Lake). It's a collective exhibition, each year developing a theme and now ceased, after reaching the 20th edition. It was held in Stresa and on the Isola Bella, at the heart of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. The organisers (with an international scope) are Giampiero Zanzi, Milo Sacchi, the late Peter Gilles and Birgit Kahle and aim to promote "a pure and liberating art, with no boundaries, upholding
the l’universal thinking of the man-artist shaman-sorcerer, in such a landscape wonderland". About the given theme, the artists coming from northern and southern europe will be confronted.
Here are the titles of the 21 editions: 1997 L'occhio nudo (The Naked Eye), 1998 Amore e dolore (Love and Pain), 1999 Il mistero delle donne (Women's Mistery), 2000 Dov'è la passione (Where Passion Is), 2001 Lo voglio diverso (I want it to be different), 2002 Hic sunt leones!, 2003 Le tentazioni di Sant'Antonio (Saint Antony's Temptations , Ale Guzzetti's video, has been filmed at this edition), 2004 È bella la bestia? (Is the Beast Beautiful?), 2005 Il ponte del diavolo (The Devils' Bridge), 2006 Humilitas, 2007 Il disgelo (The Thaw), 2008 Tabula rasa, 2009 Paradiso - il tredicesimo canto (Paradise -The Thirteenth Chant), 2010 Il sogno segreto (The secret Dream), 2011 Solo i pesci morti seguono la corrente (Only Dead Fishes Go With The Flow), 2012 Lust for Life, 2013 Kangaroo - non ti capisco (Kangaroo - I Don't Understand You), 2014 Spiriti evocati (Evoked Spirits), 2015 Il Pelo nell’uovo (Splitting Hairs), 2016 My Way (My Way).

Looking at the names of the first four exhibitions as a continuum, this flow seems to suddenly stop. I want it to be different!! It's about the individual ego of each artist. Though everybody work at the same project, each artist has to find his own path. The community allows such a great project, but only very different individual positions can create this fascinating exhibition as a poliphonic dialogue.
At’Isola Bella the installationsi stay from july to the end of october, and you can't view them in other galleries or museums, which increasingly look like withe cubes. For the first time in 2001 Lo spirito del lago is invited to Cologne Fine Art in spring. The concept of the stand is handed to one artist and this will continue in the years to come. Here are the artists on display: Peter Gilles (D), Horst Gläsker (D), Yvonne Goulbier (D), Ferdinando Greco (I), Ale Guzzetti (I), Birgit Kahle (D), Karen Kuballa (D), Ingeborg Lüscher (CH), Apostolos Palavrakis (GR), Milo Sacchi (I), Adrian Schoormans (NL).

Directors: Liliana Carugati, Lorenzo Baldi
Photography: Sergio Cavandoli
Camera: Sergio Cavandoli
Best Boy: Claudio Cordoni
Editing: Lorenzo Baldi
Music: Ale Guzzetti
Filmed 2001

Production standard: SD PAL
Camera: Sony DXC-D30
Camera support: Cartoni
Recording: Sony Dvcam
Postproduction: Avid Media Composer

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Il luogo di Gauss
Milan (I)

An art gallery which has closed since a long time and we like to remember, because someone among us and among the artists presented in this website contributed to its birth and management during the eighties. Featured works are by Alice Aicock, Batia Arowetti and Bruno De Angelis:

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