The Blank presents
The Blank Conversations
Curated by Claudia Santeroni
Meeting Ornaghi & Prestinari | 15-16-17 November 2014
The Blank presents The Blank Conversations, a combined project that includes artists’ residencies, publications and photography to create a new mode to communicate contemporary art in an easiest and most spontaneous way.
The Blank Conversations wants to renew the link between all the protagonists of the world of art: the artists, the curators and the public, to stimulate moments of research, to give food for thought, a common paths so that art does not feel elitist and inaccessible. The aim of the initiative is to inquire into the artistic practice in a non-conventional way through a series of interviews which explore the emotive approach of the contemporary artists have towards their work and, in general, towards the whole world of art.
In 2014 we will work with three Italian artists under 35 years of age, who are invited to stay at The Blank Residency for a short period in spring, autumn and winter. The special guests of this third meeting will be Ornaghi & Prestinari, who will stay with us from 15th to 17th of November at The Blank Residency, via Quarenghi 50, Bergamo. During this period the public will have the opportunity to meet the artist in person, to observe and actively take part in conversation (booking necessary).
The Blank Conversation is organized in moments of conversations, in the domestic ambience of The Blank venue, (which every year host international artists with the residency project, called “The Blank Residency”) and in others locations in Bergamo. Consequently, the artists can talk about their work and its origin. According to Claudia Santeroni, creator and curator of the project, it is fundamentally the intensive dialogue between the artist and the curator. In this way, by spending time with the artists, listening to them in order to share their thoughts we allow the public to fall in love with a situation that is not elitist anymore. With The Blank Conversations we talk about (extra)ordinary stories, to become reacquainted with art and creativity.
All the materials produced during the three days in which the artists will be at Blank Residency will be put together in an unique publication, edited by Lubrina Editore, which includes photographs that show the exchange between the artist, the curator, The Blank and the city of Bergamo.
The intentions of The Blank Conversations is fully reflected in these mini-catalogues: small, light, practical, printed on recycle paper and totally free. They are very different from the conventional idea of the catalogue, which is generally big and expensive and deter the buyer. On the contrary these are more appealing and could be a collectible item.
200 mini catalogues will be available for each meeting, and can be found at The Blank Residency or any venue in our network.
The Blank Conversations | Meeting Ornaghi & Prestinari
15.11.2014 – 17.11.2014
The Blank, via Quarenghi 50, Bergamo
For more informations:
tel: 0351903477 – from Tuesday to Friday – 9.00-13.00
tel: +39 348 7627898