Endless Residency is an observatory and platform born to foster cultural debate around artistic mobility and to reflect on residency experiences and best practice in Italy and abroad.
Endless Residency was created to collect and present different experiences of dislocation and relocation of artistic practice, inviting to a dialog artists and all the figures involved in these processes. Through sharing and thematic focuses, a participatory reflection is initiated on key aspects of residency, its forms and contradictions, n the light of the impact of the changes underway on artistic mobility. Endless Residency is a member of Res Artis, a global network of artistic residencies with over 550 members in 75 countries.
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Endless Residency stems from the experience gained by Giulio Verago curator of Viafarini's residency programme and the dialog initiated with independent critic Silvia Conta, as part of her curatorial residency at Viafarini in 2019.
Endless Residency is a research project supported by Italian Council, DG Contemporary creativity, Italian Ministry of Culture (10. ed., 2021).
Endless Residency is member of Res Artis - global network for mobility, collaborates wiith the Department of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Bergamo and operates under the patronage of ICOM Italia.
Public Program 2022
A series of round tables to present and research good practices promoting artist mobility.
moderators: Giulio Verago e Silvia Conta
each round table is co-curated con art professionals and researchers
Mobilità e cura in aree archeologiche e di interesse storico
co-curated with In-ruins research platform, Monday 14 March
Prof. Valentino Nizzo, archeologist, director Museo Nazionale Etrusco Villa Giulia, Rome
Emma Talbot, artist
Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou, direttrice Victoria Square Project, Athens
Aloisia Leopardi, founder Castello San Basilio, Basilicata
Maria Luigia Gioffrè, artist and founder, In-ruins
Nicola Guastamacchia, artist e curator, In-ruins
Nicola Nitido, curator, In-ruins
Mobilità e cura in archivi e centri di documentazione
co-curated with Rossella Farinotti, Tuesday 15 April 2022
Barbara Garatti, director Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broeck
Ornella Mignone, curator Archivio Valentino Vago e Fausta Squatriti
Alice Pedroletti, artist
Ettore Favini, artist
Francesco Martelli, director Cittadella degli archivi, Comune di Milano
Rossella Farinotti, critic, curator and journalist, director Archivio Giò Pomodoro
Public Program 2021
Throughout the month of July 2021, the project will bring together some of the leading voices in artistic mobility in Italy through a calendar of conversations and lectures via Zoom.
Among the realities involved through their spokesmen: Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broeck (Milan), Chiara Brambilla for Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali of the University of Bergamo, CARS (Omegna), Casa degli Artisti (Milan), CASTRO (Rome), Civitella Ranieri (Umbertide, PG), Cripta 747 (Turin), Fare (Milan), Il Crepaccio (Instagram), In-Ruins Residency (Calabria), Lateral Geographies (online residency), Luigi Galimberti per Res Artis (worldwide network of arts residencies), Todd Lanier Lester (artist, writer and cultural producer), Museo Carlo Zauli (Faenza), Visualcontainer (Milan).
Fare e AIR Artist in residence: esperienze di residenza e networking with Beatrice Oleari e Barbara Oteri (Fare - AIR-artinresidence)
CARS, Mastronauta e MARS: Residenze e artist-run space, un ecosistema di esperienze in sinergia, with Lorenza Boisi (MARS, CARS), Andrea Ruschetti (Mastronauta), Yari Miele e Fabio Carnaghi (MARS)
In Ruins: esperienze di residenza in contesti storico archeologici
with Maria Luigia Gioffrè, Nicola Guastamacchia e Nicola Nitido (In-Ruins)
CASTRO: un progetto per la formazione sperimentale a Roma
with the team of CASTRO, Contemporary Art STudio ROma
Cripta747 da spazio progetto a residenza internazionale
with the team of Cripta 747, Torino
Le residenze di produzione in Italia: Museo Carlo Zauli
with Cristina Casadei (Studio senzatitolo) and Matteo Zauli (Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza)
Can Art Residency be activist? - Todd Lanier Lester (artista e produttore culturale) in conversazione con Giulio Verago.
Mobilità artistica dopo il COVID-19: prospettive alla luce dello studio condotto da Res Artis e University College London, with Luigi Galimberti, Board Member Res Artis
Tra antropologia e arte: riflessioni su mobilità e residenzialità
with PhD Chiara Brambilla, antropologist (Università di Bergamo)
Mobilità online: pratica artistica e media digitali
with Enrico Boccioletti (visual artist), Caroline Corbetta (il Crepaccio Instagram Show) and Jacopo Nuvolari (Lateral Geographies)
Visits are also planned for on-site conversations with Barbara Garatti for Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broeck (Milan), Giulia Restifo and Susanna Ravelli for Casa degli Artisti (Milan), Dana Prescott and Diego Mencaroni for Civitella Ranieri (Umbertide, PG).
Visual identity by Atelier Doodle
Visual identity by Atelier Doodle
Endless Residency | video screening | July 1st
curated by Visualcontainer Italian Videoart Platform, with works from:
Matteo Pasin, Jean Michel Rolland, Barbara Brugola, Elena Arzuffi, Alessandra Caccia, Marcia Beatriz Granero, Cristina Ohlmer con Stefan Reisinger.
Matteo Pasin, Call of the void, 5:30, 2017
Jean Michel Rolland, Trace: Birds, 1:00, 2018
Barbara Brugola, There is a house, 5:00, 2020
Elena Arzuffi, Swing, 2:11, 2020
Alessandra Caccia, Dreammachine, 05:16, 2015
Marcia Beatriz Granero, Trip Paulista, 5:45, 2012
Cristina Ohlmer/Stefan Reisinger-Art vs Film, Astroblack, 17:00, 2019
Visualcontainer Italian Videoart Platform was created in order to promote and disseminate the video art through various cultural projects organized within a single research center that includes:
Visualcontainer distributor, the first Italian distributor of video art with an archive of more than 70 artists and 200 videos available on line and for hiring;
VisualcontainerTV – International Video Art webchannel, the TV channel on the web whose programming includes exhibitions, monographs, interviews dedicated to video art, artists and festivals.
[. BOX] video art project space, the space exhibition center in Milan that hosted the most interesting research in video art, thanks to the collaboration with curators and institutions.