Villa Romana open studios in Florence: September 6, 5pm-midnight

Alvaro Urbano, Untitled (detial), 2014

Alvaro Urbano, Untitled (detial), 2014

VILLA ROMANA OPEN STUDIOS | Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5 pm until midnight

The Villa Romana was founded in January 1905 in order to create an independent forum that is decided upon by the artist and which accommodates all forms of artistic expression. The Open Studios event is a chance to see what contemporary international artists are proposing during their fellowships at the Villa Romana.

In the Villa and the Garden
Villa Romana Fellows 2014:  Ei Arakawa, Natalie Czech, Loretta Fahrenholz, Petrit Halilaj, Sergei Tcherepnin, Alvaro Urbano

In the exhibition space
Federico Cavallini: Estetica della Fame
S-Space Mondial Festival No.1, Firenze, 9.-11. November 1971
A Bed Is A Door #3: Matteo Nasini, Vento Violento

In addition
Who Owns The Guggenheim Effect, by Cooking Sections
Radio Papesse, Fuori Radio | Open Studios on air
Kinkaleri, tRitolo|All! (screening)
Ghassan Halwani
atelier le balto, Nightgarden

Evening program
18.00    Guided tour
19.00    Concert: Above the Tree
20.00    Presentation of the collaboration between Natalie Czech and author John Holten / with lecture
20.30    Buffet
21.30     Performance: Inka Meißner and Anke Dyesund
22.30    Presentation Natalie Czech and John Holten
23.00    Concert: Bellows (Giuseppe Ielasi + Nicola Ratti)

Federico Cavallini:The Aesthetics of Hunger

Opening: September 6 at 5 pm
Exhibition: September 6-26, 2014

Over the course of recent years, Federico Cavallini has created a vast sculptural work. At first sight, it appears to be precious
archaeological finds gathered in ordinary plastic containers: bones on bones, fragile remains of unidentifiable creatures. These
objects, seemingly rescued from decay and inserted into the new context of an exhibition, continue, however, to undergo a
slow, inevitable process of consumption. The hundreds, even thousands of sculptures are made of water, flour and yeast – primary
resources for human nutrition – attacked by flour moths. The sculptures have been eaten, burrowed into, destroyed and
at the same time kept alive by the insects, the true artisans of the work‘s formal transformation. Read more.

Villa Romana, Firenze

Villa Romana
Via Senese 68, Florence – ITALY
T. +39 055 22 16 54

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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