Corso Aperto 2011

XVII Advanced Course in Visual Arts

02 Luglio 2011 / 02 July 2011

Eva Barto, Waiting Artists, 2011<br />
A work in progress project which interpellate artists in the context of this residency.A looping video showing artists expectations within the exhibition space that leads to interrogate territory occupancy and availability. Lindsay Benedict, What I do without you? (Swimming Exercises), 2011<br />
To create possibilities of exchange during her 3-week residency, Benedict invites people to sign-up for water aerobics in Lake Como lead by the artist. She will document the movements underwater. Benedict often uses the tools of physical play and awkward, intimate relations to encourage a precarious choreographed performance. Emma Buswell<br />
The mundane, literally everything that falls under the category of ordinary appeals to me as a space in which the everyday experience can become heightened, re-examined and made interesting in its transfer into an art space. These moments of seeming insignificance can in turn be warped, acting as an inversion, or a shift in the perception of the existing real.<br />
Nayari Castillo, Beyond the Sound Barrier, 2011<br />
This installation in progress is named after the Sound Barrier Breakage Phenomena, which refers to the point at which an object starts to move faster than the sound. This penetration generally produces an extreme reverberation and a strong impression. The collection addresses description of noises that leave a similar imprint in the soul. Matthew Coombes, Energy Saver (Working title) 2011<br />
Digital video loop Gerard Cuartero, Attraction, 2011 Dario D'aronco, You without yourself, 2011 Roberto De Pol, First step for a collaboration, 2011 Stefan Eichhorn, Koffer<br />
The work Koffer (case) is a replica of a prop from the German crime movie Das Schwarze Schaf (1960) with actor Heinz Rühmann as Father Brown, who engages himself with criminology - to the displeasure of the church leaders. In the film the case is used as an actually unimportant element for the plot: It serves as a case for an architectural model of a planned church that Father Brown collects donations for. My work copies the case and shows it without the a church model as a possible original prop from a long forgotten film in which the most important part - the model or the idea - is lost. Elif Erkan, Contemplation / I'd rather be a sparrow then a spear, video loop 9:32 min, 2011<br />
First week of the workshop. Maria Elena Fantoni, Dream circle, 2011 Roberto Fassone, Open Curse, 2011 Sarah Fuller, The Book of dreams<br />
The Book of dreams project is a collaborative venture whereby participants have been asked to record their dreams and a self-portrait via pinhole camera and text. The pinhole camera records the exterior experience on film, while the dreamer reports the interior experience through writing. Giovanni Giaretta, Bicicletta<br />
Bicicletta, Luce al led, batterie ricaricabili, dimensioni variabili, 2011<br />
Carolin Koss, Aurora falls, video still, 2011<br />
Dreams are like random puzzle pieces, which can be put together in different ways and in the stretching of one’s own imagination can in turn make sense. Even if they don’t make sense they act as a riddle to be solved, making them somehow meaningful.<br />
R. Lyon, Sight specific performance for mechanical window shades. 6'<br />
Marta Roberti, Divenire ambiente, video still, 2011 Johanna Sophie Santos Bassetti, Slicing soil for paper insertion. Up on the flat of the slope, 2011 Iacopo Seri, Reality check, 2011<br />
A reality check is a search for dreamlike inconsistencies in the ambient. When the search is positive the tester becomes aware of being in a dream, acquiring a superior lucidity. I modify the landscape with small interventions which are visible from the open windows. Each one is invited to have reality checks putting the attention onto the inconsistencies of the scenery.
Corso Aperto è stata ospitata negli spazi di Villa Sucota dal 2 al 22 luglio.
 Ogni artista ha presentato il proprio lavoro all'interno di un percorso caratterizzato da eventi performativi, installazioni visivo/sonore e interventi ambientali, e ha potuto modificare la propria presentazione parallelamente allo svolgimento delle attività del corso diretto da Susan Hiller. Quest'anno, infatti, per la prima volta Corso Aperto è durato per tutta la durata del CSAV. Corso Aperto, che è concepito come una manifestazione a metà strada tra una mostra e una serie di “visite a studio”, vuole essere un luogo d'incontro tra una comunità di giovani artisti, visti nel vivo delle loro ricerche e sperimentazioni, e un pubblico interessato ai processi dell'arte contemporanea.
Villa Sucota, sede della Fondazione Antonio Ratti, e gli spazi ad essa limitrofi, sono stati usati in modo non convenzionale, flessibile, e rispondente alle caratteristiche dei lavori e delle attitudini degli artisti partecipanti. 

I partecipanti alla XVII edizione del Corso Superiore di Arti Visive sono: Eva Barto (Francia); Lindsay Benedict (USA); Emma Buswell (Australia); Nayari Castillo (Venezuela); Jagna Ciuchta (Polonia); Matthew Coombes (UK); Gerard Cuartero (Spagna); Dario D’Aronco (Italia); Roberto De Pol (Italia); Stefan Eichhorn (Germania); Elif Erkan (Germania); Maria Elena Fantoni (Italia); Roberto Fassone (Italia); Sarah Fuller (Canada); Giovanni Giaretta (Italia); Carolin Koss (Germania); R. Lyon (USA); Marta Roberti (Italia); Johanna Sophie Santos Bassetti (Spagna); Iacopo Seri (Italia).


Il Premio Epson FAR per la ricerca artistica è stato istituito nel 2006 grazie al contributo di Epson Italia, che ha scelto di sostenere i giovani artisti partecipanti, premiando con un prodotto di alta tecnologia Epson le opere di maggiore interesse sotto il profilo della sperimentazione visiva.

In considerazione della peculiare modalità con la quale si è svolto il corso di quest'anno, e in particolare l'esperienza di Corso Aperto, caratterizzata da una continua evoluzione e trasformazione dei lavori esposti dai giovani artisti e dalla presenza di numerosi progetti collaborativi sviluppatisi nei giorni della residenza, la giuria ha ritenuto di accettare la proposta di non attribuire premi individuali.
I venti artisti internazionali partecipanti al XVII Corso Superiore di Arti Visive hanno, infatti, suggerito di destinare i premi alla costituzione di un primo nucleo di un laboratorio sperimentale ad alta tecnologia Epson da costituirsi all'interno della Fondazione Antonio Ratti e destinato ai futuri partecipanti al CSAV, nonché ad altri artisti, sulla base di progetti e richieste specifiche.
La giuria accogliendo tale suggerimento ha deciso, infatti, di riconoscere lo sforzo di condivisione e il livello di partecipazione che tutto il gruppo ha espresso, mettendo in discussione anche il significato dei premi nelle manifestazioni d'arte contemporanea e proponendo nuove possibilità di utilizzo delle risorse.

La giuria per questa edizione è composta da Carla Conca (Business Manager Videoproiettori di Epson Italia), Andrea Lissoni (Curatore del Corso Superiore di Arti Visive) e Roberto Pinto (Docente di Storia dell’arte e curatore).




Informazioni
Corso Aperto
Inaugurazione: 2 luglio ore 18
Date: 2 - 22 luglio 2011 - visitabile in concomitanza con le conferenze e altri eventi presso la Fondazione, oppure dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 15 alle 18.
Sede: Villa Sucota, via per Cernobbio 19, Como
Corso Aperto was hosted at Villa Sucota from 2 to 22 of July. Each artist presented their own work within a route constituted by performative events, visual and audio installations, and environmental interventions, and was able to change his personal presentation during the course directed by Susan Hiller. For the first time this year, Corso Aperto lasted for the whole the duration of the Advanced Course. Corso Aperto, which is conceived as an event halfway between an exhibition and a series of studio’s visits, would like to be a melting pot for a community of young artists, committed to their researches and experimentations, and a public interested in contemporary art creative processes.
Villa Sucota and the surrounding spaces were used in an unconventional and flexible way that is responding to the attitudes of the participating artists and to the characteristics of their work.

The participants of the XVII edition of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts are: Eva Barto (France); Lindsay Benedict (USA); Emma Buswell (Australia); Nayari Castillo (Venezuela); Jagna Ciuchta (Poland); Matthew Coombes (UK); Gerard Cuartero (Spain); Dario D’Aronco (Italy); Roberto De Pol (Italy); Stefan Eichhorn (Germany); Elif Erkan (Germany); Maria Elena Fantoni (Italy); Roberto Fassone (Italy); Sarah Fuller (Canada); Giovanni Giaretta (Italy); Carolin Koss (Germany); R. Lyon (USA); Marta Roberti (Italy); Johanna Sophie Santos Bassetti (Spain); Iacopo Seri (Italy).

The Epson FAR Award for the artistic research was created in 2006 thanks to the contribute of Epson Italia, that has chosen to sustain the young participants, giving as an award a high technology product to the most interesting works from the point of view of the visual experimentation.

Considering the peculiar way in which the course was developed this year, in particular the experiment of Corso Aperto, characterized by a continuous evolution and transformation of the exhibited works by the young artists and by the presence of numerous collaborative initiatives developed during the residence, the jury accepted the proposal of not giving individual awards.
In fact, the twenty international artists of the XVII Advanced Course in Visual Arts proposed to donate the awards to the constitution of a first basis of an experimental, high technology Epson laboratory, to be created at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, and destined to the future participants of the course and to other artists, according to their specific projects and demands.
The jury welcomed the suggestion and decided to recognize the effort of sharing and the level of participation of the whole group, that indeed questioned the meaning of the awards in the manifestations of contemporary art and proposing new possibilities for the use of such resources.

The jury was composed by Carla Conca (Business Manager of video projectors, Epson Italy); Andrea Lissoni (Curator of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts), and Roberto Pinto (Professor of History of Art and curator).



Information
Corso Aperto
Opening: 2 July, 6 pm
Dates: 2 - 22 July 2011 - open to the public in conjunction with the lectures and other events at the Fondazione, or from Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Location: Villa Sucota, via per Cernobbio 19, Como