Curated by Claudia Santeroni
The Blank Conversation is a project dedicated to under 35 artists and it has been developed in two years, in 2014 and 2015, respectively dedicated to Italian and foreign artists.
For this project, the artists will spend a short time in Bergamo, as guests at The Blank Residence. During their stay, the artists are able to know the most important cultural realities of Bergamo and they can interface with The Blank staff.
Their residence is recorded with photographies and the whole collected material is then published in a small bilingual publication, that testimony the experience and the research of the involved artists.
The Blank Conversation | Meeting Fatma Bucak | 18 – 21 December 2015
Born in 1984, Iskendurun (Turkey)
Lives and workes between London and Istanbul
Nothing is in its own place, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino
Over a line, darkly, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, a cura di Ian Alden Russell
I must say a word about fear, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, a cura di Marianna Vecellio
Yet another story about the fall, Arter-Space for Art, Istanbul, a cura di Basak Doga Temur
Present Future, Artissima, Torino, a cura di Qinyi Lim
Figlia dell’uomo, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino, testo di Martina Corgnati
Melancholia I, The Zandra Rhodes Gallery, UCA, Rochester, UK, a cura di Caroline Scott
First artist to participate in the project Conversation, Giulia Cenci spent her days as guest at The Blank Residency knowing the cultural reality of Bergamo: appointments with editors, views to the galleries and institutions in the city, studio visits.
Second artist to participate in The Blank Conversation, after the first appointment with Giulia Cenci, Daniele Maffeis, young artist form Bergamo based in Milan, has spent his mini-residence facing the cultural reality of his city from a new perspective: immersed in the life of the association.
Third meeting of The Blank Conversation, Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari spent their residence immersed in the life of the association, conversing with curators and artists, both during official events and convivial situations.
During the second day of stay they held a lecture on their work at the Residence of The Blank, for an audience of collectors and art lovers.
First foreign artist to participate in the project The Blank Conversation, the South African Bianca Baldi, artist based in Antwerp, has been involved in a large speech organized in collaboration with the Accademia Carrara.
The artist spoke of her work at a public of students, teachers and collectors interested to deepen her research.
Bianca has spent the rest of the stay visiting the city cultural institutions and meeting artists and curators.
Second foreign artist to participate in the project The Blank Conversation, Oscar Santillan, Ecuadorian artist based in Amsterdam, spent his stay in Bergamo in a time of great cultural activity. Openings, studio visits and conversations with artists and curators have marked his visit, also characterized by a public talk organized by BACO – Base Contemporary Art.