Within the framework of the census of the contemporary art archives in Tuscany, Alessandra Acocella and Caterina Toschi have curated a project, produced by Senzacornice and sponsored by the Tuscan Regional Authority with the support of the Fondazione CR Firenze. This project is aimed at the enhancement of one of the most important book and archive fonds conserving memory of the recent Tuscan artistic scene: the archive of Base/Progetti per l’arte. This artists collective was founded in 1998 by Mario Airò, Marco Bagnoli, Massimo Bartolini, Vittorio Cavallini, Yuki Ichihashi, Paolo Masi, Massimo Nannucci, Maurizio Nannucci, Paolo Parisi, Remo Salvadori and Enrico Vezzi, with the coordination of Lorenzo Bruni, along with the namesake artist-run space in Via San Niccolò 18r in Florence. To mark the twentieth anniversary of this initiative, Senzacornice has brought together a selection of archive materials on the memory of these last twenty years of projects “by artists for artists” at Base. On this occasion, the documentary and photographic materials from the Base/Progetti per l’arte archive were digitised so as to create an initial digital archive on the history of the collective also accessible online.
Il ciclo di incontri, a cura di Senzacornice e promosso dalla Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, è pensato come un racconto parallelo e sinergico al percorso espositivo della mostra Utopie Radicali. Oltre l'architettura: Firenze 1966-1976. Gli incontri verteranno su alcuni temi che hanno contraddistinto la sperimentazione e il pensiero critico dell’architettura radicale, fiorentina e non.
On the occasion of the exhibition Radical Utopias Beyond Architecture: Florence 1966-1976 (Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, October 20 2017-January 21 2018), curated by Pino Brugellis, Gianni Pettena, Alberto Salvadori, produced and organised by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Fondazione CR Firenze and Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee, Senzacornice curates on October 23, 2017 for Estate Fiorentina 2017 the special event Maratona Radicals at the Sala d'Arme of Palazzo Vecchio (10:00am-06:00pm).
On the occasion of the exhibition 1927 Il ritorno in Italia, curated by Stefania Ricci and Carlo Sisi at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum of Florence (May 19, 2017-May 2, 2018), Alessandra Acocella and Caterina Toschi (Senzacornice) curated a collection of interviews entitled Contemporary Reflections (Director: Francesco Fei) to Ugo La Pietra, Alessandro Mendini, Stefania Ricci, Luca Scarlini, Carlo Sisi, Lea Vergine.
Videos of the conference Memories of Contemporary (Florence, Auditorium di Sant'Apollonia, November 22-23, 2016). Direction: Fabrizio Mancini.
Maurizio Nannucci, Gianni Pettena e Gianni Melotti | Histories. Contemporary Art Archives and Collection in Florence
The exhibition, curated by Museion in collaboration with Museo Marino Marini of Florence, aimes at combining the biographical aspect of Maurizio Nannucci's research with the historical aspect of some artistic practices. Top Hundred is a path through the art of the last five decades, from which emerge the richness and innovative energy of various languages: multiples, artist books and records, posters, audioworks, video and ephemera. Senzacornice has collaborated to the catalogue.
The documentary, curated by Anna Mazzanti and Senzacornice, narrates the Tuscany artistic culture during the Nineteenth century trough the voices of Enrico Crispolti, Lara-Vinca Masini and Carlo Sisi, and with audio-visual sources preserved in the Mediateca Regionale of Fondazione Sistema Toscana. The video is promoted by Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Regione Toscana and Consulta delle Fondazioni di origine bancaria della Toscana, Piccoli Grandi Musei, in the framework of the project Toscana ’900. Musei e percorsi d’arte.
The videos record the conference Una città in prospettiva. Arte a Firenze tra passato recente e futuro prossimo. During the event young scholars have analyzed artistic experiences that, from the Seventies to today, have contributed to create the contemporary experimental imagine of Florence. At the end of the conference was organized a round table with the representatives of the most relevant Florentine realities actually involved in the promotion of contemporary art. (direction of the videos: Fabrizio Mancini)
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