Big Bang association is pleased to present its new project: Art At Zero KM, which entails a residency planned by artists for artists. The first edition will take place in July 2012 in Invorio (NO).
AKM0 2012, artists selected:
Jacobus Capone (Australia), Valentina Garbagnati (Italy), Joaquín Ortega Garrido (Spain), Laura Haby (France), Alice Pedroletti (Italy), Katalin Tesch (Hungary).
The Art at Zero KM residency focuses on the relationship with a well-defined territory: the woods and lakes of the Alto Vergante. The landscape and history of this geographical area characterize the residency in a definitive manner, marking its difference from a the city-type residency in a place like Milan or Rome, where inputs are generated by museums, galleries and established artistic circuits. Here, the inputs will originate from folk memory and from the relationship with the nature and the youths of the area. Normally an artist creates in the solitude of his/her atelier, but since our residency is envisioned as a formative experience, we aim at the artistic and dialectic exchange amongst youths, to help them develop a critical conscience. The target audience of our residency are young people who are still not part of an established arts scene and who need to reflect on their work and future creatively.
Art at Zero KM can be envisioned both as the starting point for developing and enhancing individual artistic skills and as a tool aimed at supporting the work of emerging, young artists. The residency provides for a series of workshops with other artists; learning laboratories for specific techniques and materials; the making of an art piece as the product of a collaborative experience. The artists will operate as tutors, guiding the creative youths in developing a new awareness through the apprehension tools aimed at creating new artistic perspectives and introducing their work into the contemporary art world.
This project was originated from the desire to formalize and broaden an already existing reality at the home/studio of Elizabeth Aro and Guido Anderloni isolated in the woods and that of Silvia Levenson, located in an old paper factory of Meina, where various artists have resided over the years finding these homes ideal places in which to create, photograph, draw and produce artistic works. The Art At Zero KM residency is a project by Big Bang association and is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Cariplo Foundation.