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    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.

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    The Blank Educational is a project born in 2015 addressed to high school students and it is aimed to enhance knowledge and passion for Contemporary Art. The programme includes a number of activities: introduction to the languages of contemporary art, talks and workshop held in class with artists, studio visit and guided visits to temporary exhibitions.

    With the contribution of Fondazione Credito Bergamasco and Regione Lombardia.
    In partnership with the Province of Bergamo.

    TB Hospitality
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    VAI AL PROGETTO

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    The Blank Hospitality offers to all art lovers, creative and cultural workers the opportunity to experience a very special staying in Bergamo thanks to a hospitality service offered by residence The Blank. The Residence is located in Via Quarenghi 50, two minutes far from the train station and the central Via XX Settembre.

    The Blank is a Cultural Association made up of people involved in contemporary art and, on request, it is able to offer operators, curators and artists in order to discover the city as never before. A skilled team will plan the best itinerary in line with cultural interests of each person.

    The Blank Hospitality is part of Art in Network, in partnership with the association That’s Contemporary, developed within the project fUNDER35 of Fondazione Cariplo.

    For information
    info@theblankresidency.it

     

    WHAT'S ON
    THE BLANK RESIDENCY OPEN STUDIO | IRENE FENARA & YASEN VASILEV
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    THE BLANK RESIDENCY OPEN STUDIO | IRENE FENARA & YASEN VASILEV
    11.18.17
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    In the context of The Blank Residency, on Saturday 18th November 2017 from h. 4.00 p.m., The Blank invites to the Open Studio, last appointment of the fifth edition of Project Proposal Residency, that has seen as protagonists the artists Irene Fenara and Yasen Vasilev.

    On the occasion of the Open Studio, the artists will present the works and project proposals realized on the territory. This final phase brings together the proposals born at the same time as the permanence and the incentives related to the territory.

    The Open Studio will be kindly hosted by Spazio Giacomo of Accademia di belle arti G. Carrara (Via G. Quarenghi, 33 – Bergamo).

    Project Proposal Residency is a project of artist residence, for Italian and foreign artists with the aim to offer occasions to develop personal artistic researches, both practical and theoretical.

    Thanks to Accademia di belle arti G. Carrara.

    With the contribution of Regione Lombardia.

    The project is realized in the context of AIR tour, a project born from the partnership between AIR – artinresidence / FARE and The Blank Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Cultural District of Valle Camonica, with the support of Fondazione Cariplo.

    ABITARE l’ARTE | INCONTRO NAZIONALE DI RESIDENZE D’ARTISTA
    ABITARE l’ARTE | INCONTRO NAZIONALE DI RESIDENZE D’ARTISTA
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    WORKSHOP "INTRODUZIONE A NUTRICOLA" - YASEN VASILEV
    WORKSHOP "INTRODUZIONE A NUTRICOLA" - YASEN VASILEV
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    THE BLANK KITCHEN | IRENE FENARA & YASEN VASILEV
    TB KITCHEN
    THE BLANK KITCHEN | IRENE FENARA & YASEN VASILEV
    11.10.17

    Friday 10 November 2017, h. 7.00 pm
    Via Giacomo Quarenghi, 9 – Bergamo
    Info & booking:
    associazione@theblank.it
    ph. +39 03519903477

     



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    On the occasion of Project Proposal Residency V, the artists Irene Fenara and Yasen Vasilev will be the protagonist of the next The Blank Kitchen that will take place on Friday 10th November from h. 7.00 pm.

    Guest artists will cook for a group of people an artist menu:
    – Tarator (Bulgarian cold soup: yogurt, garlic, cucumber, oil)
    – Some hot soup (spinach or lentils)
    – Miss mash (eggs, cheese, onion, tomato, peppers)
    – Bolognese Pasta with meat
    – Guacamole and hummus (dips with bread and gluten-free snacks)
    – Fruit salad
    – Veggie salad (spinach, nuts, avocado, tomato, pepper, purple onion)
    – Eggs with salmon paste

    Project Proposal Residency is a project of artist residence, for Italian and foreign artists with the aim to offer occasions to develop personal artistic researches, both practical and theoretical.

    With the contribution of Regione Lombardia.

    The project is realized in the context of AIR tour, a project born from the partnership between AIR – artinresidence / FARE and The Blank Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Cultural District of Valle Camonica, with the support of Fondazione Cariplo.

    Reservation required (max 20 participants): associazione@theblank.it
    Contribution: 15,00 euros

    VINCENZO SIMONE
    NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017
    VINCENZO SIMONE
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    VINCENZO SIMONE – SENZA TITOLO | OIL ON LINEN | 25×35 CM | 2017
    photo credit Vera Roveda

    THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
    99 WORDS WITH VINCENZO SIMONE

    Your words on Dutch sobriety sounded strange; oh delicious bunches,
    peaches and
    apples, vegetable and fish – although they are called naturalistic, aren’t they
    metaphysics?
    Well, of course they are – here it is the idea of bunch, the idea of apple, etc. Everything lights up by itself in
    a the perfect style of Rembrandt…
    I don’t deny the moment of self-illumination in these still lifes; but, in
    contrast
    with Rembrandt, these fruit and vegetable seem to have a right relationship with the
    world:
    there’s something of the icon painting in it, this is the work of the light.

    Pavel Florenskij
    Royal Doors

    VEDESETA IS ABOUT PATIENCE
    ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI G. CARRARA
    VEDESETA IS ABOUT PATIENCE
    11.14.17
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    TRE ARTISTI MADI
    GALLERIA MARELIA
    TRE ARTISTI MADI
    11.03.17 - 12.23.17

    Opening: Friday 3 November, h. 6.30 pm
    From Tuesday to Saturday, from 3.30 to 7.30 pm
    FREE ENTRANCE

    Galleria Marelia arte moderna e contemporanea
    via Torretta, 4 – Bergamo
    www.galleriamarelia.it
    info@galleriamarelia.it
    ph: +39 347 8206829



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    curated by Paola Silvia Ubiali

    PROJECT PROPOSAL RESIDENCY V | RESIDENCY EVENTS
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    PROJECT PROPOSAL RESIDENCY V | RESIDENCY EVENTS
    10.27.17 - 11.18.17
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    GABRIELLA CIANCIMINO | MUMBAI PROJECT BY THE BLANK & ARTOXYGEN
    GABRIELLA CIANCIMINO | MUMBAI PROJECT BY THE BLANK & ARTOXYGEN
    10.26.17 - 10.28.17
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    The Blank is pleased to announce its collaboration with ArtOxygen (ArtO2) for the project of [en]counters 2017 – Daily Ration: Leda Windmill, the Numerologist of Alacati, realized by Gabriella Ciancimino who opens her Liberty Soft Drinks Cafe at Juhu Beach (Mumbai) from 26 to 28 October.

    The artist’s project is part of her ongoing research analysing relations between plants and humans, creating situations where the two parts confront each other.
Gabriella studies what emerges from relational exchanges seen through the invented Leda Windmill, the Numerologist of Alacati, whose origins are imagined, unknown and whose story will only be revealed from the social networks that are activated on the beach.
Leda Windmill, the Numerologist of Alacati plays on the image of the soothsayer, taking the form of a street cafe, inviting people to engage in card games. Candidates will receive a psychological profiling using cards that carry numbers and iconographic illustrations of medicinal plants. Combining beliefs of pythagorean philosophy and knowledge of local herbal scientists and botanists, the work invites a dialogue on the concept of resistance and freedom applied in relation to the local environment.
As each game begins, participants are offered a freedom cure – the Liberty Soft Drink – a herbal remedy prepared with natural medicinal experts.

    Gabriella Ciancimino (1978, lives and works in Palermo) uses site-specificity and collaborative processes incorporating diverse media as drawing, video, installation and sculpture. Her work can be found in public collections of RISO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia (Palermo), Museo del Novecento (Milan), Museo Villa Croce (Genova) and Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Marseille FR).

    Founded in 2009, ArtOxygen (ArtO2) is a Mumbai-based art initiative curating and producing art projects in urban spaces. Since 2010, ArtO2 organizes [en]counters, a public art festival dealing with issues affecting the everyday life of Mumbai.

    The project, presented by UBI Banca, is realized in collaboration with The Blank Contemporary Art and with the support of Italian Embassy Cultural Centre.
The work will be activated at Juhu Beach (Mumbai) on 26-28 October from 4.30 to 7.30pm.

    APPARATUS 22
    NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017
    APPARATUS 22
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    APPARATUS 22 – EXCERPT FROM THE SCRIPT OF ALL (TO ALL ARTISTS THAT WORKED IN THE XXI CENTURY) | 2017 | SOUND INSTALLATION

    THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART 
    99 WORDS WITH APPARATUS 22

    Crystal memo 8
    July 3

    Black hats
    Black market
    Black sheep
    Black book
    Black day
    Black-and-blue
    Black mark
    Black look
    Black eye
    Black mirrors
    Blackmail
    Black magic – though the tension in this one sounds so beautiful

    pretty much everything with the word black means something negative.
    Is this racist? someone asked.
    Well, I hink the racist act was not in coining these notions, but in assigning the terms “black” – with its figurative meanings of dark, strange and other, and “white” – with its figurative meanings of known, seen and light, to groups of people whose skin is “brown” or “cream” respectively.

    ©THE BLANK 2017
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