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THE ART OF THE COMMONS | Panel

Basket Court, Piazza Selinunte, Milan – September 30th at 7 pm

Free entrance

MODERATOR

Emanuele Braga

WITH

Marco Baravalle, Kuba Szreder, Alberto Cossu, Gabriella Riccio, Massimiliano Mollona

Recent publications will be presented on the theme of precariousness and income: Art for UBI (manifesto), The ABC of the Projectariat: Living and Working in a Precarious Art World, Art/Commons, Autonomous Art Institutions Artists Disrupting the Creative City.

PROFILES

Kuba Szreder is a researcher, lecturer and independent curator, working as an associate professor at the department for art theory of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He has co-curated many interdisciplinary projects hybridizing art with critical reflection and social experiments. He actively cooperates with artistic unions, consortia of post-artistic practitioners, clusters of art-researchers, art collectives and artistic institutions in Poland, the UK, and other European countries. In 2009 he initiated the Free / Slow University of Warsaw, and in 2018 he established the Center for Plausible Economies in London, a research cluster investigating artistic economies. His most recent book The ABC of the projectariat. Living and working in a precarious art world, was published by the Whitworth Museum and Manchester University Press in December 2021.

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Alberto Cossu is a sociologist and media scholar who does research at the intersection between digital media and activism qualitative and digital methods collaborative and digital economies. Before joining the University of Leicester he was Lecturer in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and previously a Research Fellow at the Department of Social & Political Sciences University of Milan where he has obtained his PhD in Sociology. During his PhD he has conducted research on the mobilisation of knowledge and art workers in Italy; within the EU project P2PValue he was part of an international team led by Prof. A. Arvidsson on peer-to-peer models of organisation and production in Italy and France on digital economy and co-working spaces in Italy and Thailand.

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Marco Baravalle is a member of S.a.L.E. Docks, a collective and an independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theater located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice. Founded in 2007, its programming includes activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, screenings, and actions. In addition to managing the diverse programming at S.a.L.E. Docks, Baravalle is currently a research fellow at INCOMMON (IUAV University of Venice). His fields of research include the relationship between art, theatre and activism, creative labor, gentrification, and the positioning of art within neoliberal economics.

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Emanuele Braga co-founder of Macao center, an artist, researcher and activist. In addition to his work at Macao, he co-founded the dance and theatre company Balletto Civile (2003), the contemporary art project Rhaze (2011), as well as Landscape Choreography (2012), an art platform questioning the role of the body under capitalism. His research focuses on models of cultural production, processes of social transformation, political economy, labor rights and the institution of the commons.

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Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona writer, filmmaker and anthropologist. He has a multidisciplinary background in economics and anthropology and his work focuses on the relationships between art and political economy. He conducted extensive fieldworks in Italy, UK, Norway and Brazil, mainly in economic institutions, looking at the relationships between economic development and political identity through participatory and experimental film projects. His practice is situated at the intersection of pedagogy, art and activism.  Mollona is a founding member of the  LUC Laboratory for the Urban Commons (LUC), Athens.

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Gabriella Riccio is an artist, activist and independent researcher. Since 2000 she has been active as choreographer, as well as cultural advisor. Since 2010 Gabriella is engaged in the movement for the commons, artworkers struggles and the Italian movement of self-governed cultural spaces, where as a resident member of L’Asilo – Ex Asilo Filangieri in Naples, she contributed to the Declaration of urban civic and collective use. She is regularly invited as keynote, public speaker and lecturer on practices of commoning and governance. She contributed to EU participatory policy development within the framework of EU Citizen’s Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival, EU projects Cultural and Creative Spaces and CitiesDISCE Developing Inclusive Sustainable Creative Economies, Creative Lenses. She contributed to several publications, a.o. Home of Commons, online toolkit for participatory development  2021, Per un approccio sistemico al patrimonio culturale: usi civici e beni comuni. Il caso dell’Ex Asilo Filangieri di Napoli in Visioni al Futuro 2018, La pratica dell’uso civico come scelta estetica etica e politica per il sensible comune in Stefano Rodotà, I beni comuni. L’inaspettata rinascita degli usi collettivi, 2016, L’Asilo as a case study for Creative Lenses,  and L’Asilo in Models to Manifestos, 2019.  Gabriella is a co-founding member of the Institute for Radical Imagination.

L’ARTE DEI COMMONS | Panel

Campo di Basket, Piazza Selinunte Milano

30 Settembre 2022 ore 18:00

Accesso libero

MODERA

Emanuele Braga

CON

Marco Baravalle, Kuba Szreder, Alberto Cossu, Gabriella Riccio, Massimiliano Mollona

Saranno presentate recenti pubblicazioni intorno al tema della precarietà e del reddito: Art for UBI (manifesto), The ABC of the Projectariat: Living and Working in a Precarious Art World, Art/Commons, Autonomous Art Institutions Artists Disrupting the Creative City.

BIO

Emanuele Braga co-fondatore del Macao center, artista, ricercatore e attivista. Oltre al suo lavoro a Macao, ha co-fondato la compagnia di danza e teatro Balletto Civile (2003), il progetto di arte contemporanea Rhaze (2011) e Landscape Choreography (2012), una piattaforma artistica che mette in discussione il ruolo del corpo sotto il capitalismo. La sua ricerca verte sui modelli di produzione culturale, sui processi di trasformazione sociale, sull’economia politica, sui diritti del lavoro e sull’istituzione dei beni comuni.

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ART FOR RADICAL ECOLOGIES (MANIFESTO) @ Venice Climate Camp 2022

Un progetto di Sale Docks & Institute of Radical Imagination per Venice Climate Camp 2022

by Oliver Ressler, courtesy fo the author

English | Italiano

Programma

Workshop / Assemblea Plenaria

Art for Radical Ecologies (Manifesto)

9 Settembre, 2022, ore 14.00

Venice Climate Camp, Lido di Venezia

Organizzato da Sale Docks & Institute of Radical Imagination

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Il Venice Climate Camp 2022 è l’occasione per radunare lavorat_ dell’arte e dello spettacolo allo scopo di iniziare un confronto che porterà alla scrittura collettiva di un manifesto sul ruolo dell’arte nella lotta per la giustizia climatica e nella creazione di nuove ecologie (che tengono presente l’intersezione tra dato ambientale e sociale). Se la pandemia aveva già drammaticamente sottolineato le conseguenze di un’antropizzazione estrattiva, la guerra in Ucraina (oltre al suo immediato carico di morte) è una manifestazione di quello che Andreas Malm ha definito “fascismo fossile”, un mix di autoritarismo e combustibili fossili che indebolisce le già insufficienti misure di lotta al riscaldamento globale.  La scarsità di gas russo ha riportato in auge il carbone e, in Italia, è all’ordine del giorno c’è la costruzione di nuovi rigassificatori. La scelta di organizzare il workshop al Venice Climate Camp (promosso da Rise Up For Climate Justice e Fridays For Future) rispecchia la nostra convinzione rispetto all’importanza di liberare l’arte dalla cattura dei circuiti istituzionali. Vogliamo sperimentare, come parte in causa nei movimenti sociali, concatenamenti estetico-politico che interpretano la creatività come un radicale carattere del sociale e non come merce. I partecipanti condividono inoltre la convinzione che la lotta alla giustizia climatica sia, necessariamente, una lotta contro e oltre il capitalismo estrattivo, anche nella sua versione green (in realtà un tentativo di trasformare la crisi in nuova accumulazione).

Il workshop si presenta come momento di discussione a partire dalle pratiche degli invitati che convocano alcuni temi centrali. L’utilizzo dell’arte come metodo di inchiesta e visualizzazione nella crisi climatica; la produzione di forme di arte attivista che guardano alla performatività dell’azione diretta; arte come terreno di immaginazione radicale nel disegnare nuove ecologie che ridisegnano il rapporto tra umano e non umano; arte come archivio di pratiche di movimento e così via.

Oltre al workshop principale, sono previsti, nel corso del camp, la proiezione di alcuni film di Oliver Ressler e due laboratori proposti da Paolo Cirio e Andreco.

Primi partecipanti: Sale Docks, Institute of Radical Imagination, Caracol Olol Jackson, Rise Up For Climate Jusstice, Andreco, Annaclara Basilicò, Paolo Cirio, Terike Haapoja, Rosa Jijon, Francesco Martone, Teresa Masini, Oliver Ressler, Federica Timeto 

La partecipazione è gratuita, ma è preferibile iscriversi via mail

Per iscrizioni e info: saledocks@gmail.com

Per informazioni sull’ospitalità e la logistica al Venice Climate Camp: info@veniceclimatecamp.com, https://www.veniceclimatecamp.com/it/

ART FOR RADICAL ECOLOGIES (MANIFESTO) | Venice Climate Camp 2022

A project by Sale Docks & the Institute of Radical Imagination for Venice Climate Camp 2022

by Oliver Ressler, courtesy of the author

English | Italiano

Program

Workshop / Plenary Assembly

Art for Radical Ecologies (Manifesto)

September 9th, 2022, at 2 pm

Venice Climate Camp, Lido di Venezia

Organized by Sale Docks & Institute of Radical Imagination

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The Venice Climate Camp 2022 is the opportunity to bring together art and performing arts workers to initiate a discussion that will lead to the collective writing of a manifesto on the role of art in the struggle for climate justice and in the creation of new ecologies (which take into account the intersection of environmental and social facts). If the pandemic had already dramatically underlined the consequences of extractivist anthropization, the war in Ukraine (in addition to its immediate death toll) is a manifestation of what Andreas Malm has called ‘fossil fascism’, a mix of authoritarianism and fossil fuels that weakens the already insufficient measures to combat global warming.  The scarcity of Russian gas has brought coal back into vogue and, in Italy, the construction of new re-gasifiers is on the agenda. The decision to organize the workshop at the Venice Climate Camp (promoted by Rise Up For Climate Justice and Fridays For Future) reflects our belief in the importance of freeing art from the capture of institutional circuits. We want to experience, as participants in social movements, aesthetic-political concatenations that interpret creativity as a radical character of the social and not as a commodity. The participants also share the conviction that the fight for climate justice is, necessarily, a fight against and beyond extractive capitalism, even in its green version (actually an attempt to turn the crisis into new accumulation).

The workshop will be a moment of discussion based on the practices of the invited guests, who convoke some central themes: the use of art as a method of inquiry and visualization in the climate crisis; the production of activist art forms that look at the performativity of direct action; art as a ground for radical imagination in designing new ecologies that reshape the relationship between human and non-human; art as an archive of movement practices and so on.

During Camp days, in addition to the main meeting moment, there will be a screening of films by Oliver Ressler, a workshop by Paolo Cirio and collective performative practice by Andreco.

First participants: Sale Docks, Institute of Radical Imagination, Caracol Olol Jackson, Rise Up For Climate Justice, Andreco, Annaclara Basilicò, Paolo Cirio, Terike Haapoja, Rosa Jijon, Francesco Martone, Teresa Masini, Oliver Ressler, Federica Timeto 

NO LAND AHOY! DRIFTING CONVERSATIONS ON RADICAL ART | PODCAST Marco Baravalle & MTL+ Collective


Marco Baravalle in conversation with MTL* Collective Episode #4 of the podcast series No Land Ahoy! Drifting Conversations on Radical Art within the framework of The School of Mutation

Marco Baravalle talks to artists, curators and activists. From the phantom archive of activist art to the museo situado, from Afrofutirism to decolonisation of neoliberal museums, these constellations of radical art may help us trace possible routes through the drift of the present.

EPISODE #4 with MTL+ Collective

How to act in the face of a scenario in which the major US art institutions function as artwashers of a colonial, patriarchal and extractivist capitalism? MTL+ tells of concrete actions such as Decolonize this Place and Strike MOMA, of the need to escape institutional co-optation and the urgency of creating new infrastructures of solidarity. The museum is an object to be de-fetishised, not a temple of memory (whose memory?), just another battlefield.

Eposode #4 MTL+ Collective

Profile

Decolonize This Place (DTP) is an action-oriented, decolonial formation and a call to action. Facilitated by MTL+ Collective (Nitasha Dhillon, Amin Husain, Marz Saffore, Amy Weng), DTP resists and unsettles settler colonial structures in our cities as it builds movement infrastructure of care and solidarity on the path of collective freedom and liberation. Organizing, research, aesthetics, and action are rooted in interconnected struggles that are anti-colonial, anti-imperial, anti-patriarchal, and anti-capitalist. The university, museum, and city are sites of struggles and organizing. They are sites of refusal, sabotage, infrastructure, sanctuary, play, exit. Let them be sites of training in the practice of freedom. When we breathe we breathe together. 

NO LAND AHOY! DRIFTING CONVERSATIONS ON RADICAL ART | PODCAST Marco Baravalle & Manuel Borja Villel


Marco Baravalle in conversation with Manuel Borja Villel Episode #3 of the podcast series No Land Ahoy! Drifting Conversations on Radical Art within the framework of The School of Mutation

Marco Baravalle talks to artists, curators and activists. From the phantom archive of activist art to the museo situado, from Afrofutirism to decolonisation of neoliberal museums, these constellations of radical art may help us trace possible routes through the drift of the present.

EPISODE #3 with MANUEL BORJA VILLEL

Borja Villel addresses his critical practice as a museum director. How to transform from within the neoliberal structure and functions of an art institutions? How to work with concepts such as “Museo situado”? How to create alliances with the subalterns instead of the wealthy? How to break the cause-effect relationship between museums and gentrification? How to dialogue with examples of radical art from the Global South avoiding cultural extractivism? How to work on an epistemological revolution of collections?

Profile

Manuel Borja-Villel is Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid and is one of the institutional agents of Spanish culture. Borja-Villel has directed three of the major art institutions in Spain: Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona (1990–1998); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, 1998–2008); and Museo Reina Sofía (2008–present). He has curated solo exhibitions of some of the most important artists of the last century: Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, James Coleman, Óyvind Fahlström, Luis Gordillo, Hans Haacke, Lygia Pape, Antoni Muntadas, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Nancy Spero, Antoni Tàpies, Krzysztof Wodiczko, amongst others. His most recent book is titled Campos magnéticos: Escritos de arte y política (Arcadia, 2020).

NO LAND AHOY! DRIFTING CONVERSATIONS ON RADICAL ART | PODCAST Marco Baravalle & Coco Fusco


Marco Baravalle in conversation with Coco Fusco Episode #2 of the podcast serie No Land Ahoy! Drifting Conversations on Radical Art within the framework of The School of Mutation

Marco Baravalle talks to artists, curators and activists. From the phantom archive of activist art to the museo situado, from Afrofutirism to decolonisation of neoliberal museums, these constellations of radical art may help us trace possible routes through the drift of the present.

EPISODE #2 with COCO FUSCO

Coco Fusco discusses her encounter with Afrofuturism in the 1980s through the Black Audio Film Collective and how this encounter has influenced her performance work. In the second part, Fusco discusses the recent mobilisations for freedom of expression in Cuba, where artists are in the forefront.

Profile

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Latinx Art Award, a Fulbright fellowship and a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Fusco’s performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, Basel Unlimited, three Whitney Biennials (2022, 2008 and 1993), and several other international exhibitions. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, the Centre Pompidou, the Imperial War Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. She is the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (2015). She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. She is a Professor of Art at Cooper Union. Fusco is currently preparing new works for the next Sharjah Biennial and a solo retrospective that will open in 2023.

NO LAND AHOY! DRIFTING CONVERSATIONS ON RADICAL ART | PODCAST Marco Baravalle & Gregory Sholette


Marco Baravalle in conversation with Gregory Sholette Episode #1 of the podcast serie No Land Ahoy! Drifting Conversations on Radical Art within the framework of The School of Mutation

Marco Baravalle talks to artists, curators and activists. From the phantom archive of activist art to the museo situado, from Afrofutirism to decolonisation of neoliberal museums, these constellations of radical art may help us trace possible routes through the drift of the present.

EPISODE #1 with GREGORY SHOLETTE

The conversation builds on Sholette’s forthcoming book The Art Of Activism, The Activism of Art (Lund Humphries) in which the author attempts an account of what he calls the phantom archive of activist art, namely a series of counter-histories of radical art from the 1960s to the present. Situationists in France and Argentinean pioneers of activist art are discussed, as well as the challenges posed to art and politics by the current condition that Sholette  names unreality. 

Profile

Dr. Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, activist and curator Imaginary Archive: a peripatetic collection of documents speculating on a past whose future never arrived. His art and research theorize and document issues of collective cultural labor, activist art, and decolonial historical representation after 1968. Sholette is also co-founder of the collectives, Political Art Documentation/Distribution (1980-1988); REPOhistory (1989-2000); and Gulf Labor Coalition (2010 ongoing), as well as the author of Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (2017); Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (2011); Art As Social Action (with C. Bass: 2018), and the forthcoming book, The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art from Lund Humphries (2021). Along with his colleague Chloë Bass, Sholette co-directs Social Practice CUNY (SPCUNY), a new, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded art and social justice initiative at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

ART FOR UBI (Manifesto) #3 | Assembly

Art for UBI Terraforming, courtesy of Emanuele Braga

Location / Lugar Museo Reina Sofia, Edificio Sabatini Jardin Date / Fecha: September 17 19:00

with Andy Abbot, Emanuele Braga, Marco Baravalle, Érik Bordeleau, Ilenia Caleo, Anna Cerdà Callís, Kuba Szreder.

Third public assembly organized by the ART for UBI (Manifesto) an initiative born within the framework of the activities of The School of Mutation by the Institute of Radical Imagination. The Pandemic of Covid19 has been correctly defined as a syndemic. The term clearly shows how pre-existing conditions of social, race, gender and environmental asymmetries, influenced the impact of Covid19, exposing to serious consequences poor and precarious workers, women and lgbtqia+ subjectivities, racialized and indigenous people and those living in areas more subjected to pollution and extractivism. In Europe (and elsewhere) thousands of billions of Euros are allocated to respond to the crisis. Unfortunately, at least from European perspective, it looks like the vast majority of these funds will go to the supply side, in the vain hope that financing private companies will have an overall positive impact on society. The result will be a further polarization of global richness, and the progressive impoverishment of millions of people. Contrary to this option, It is time to support the implementation of forms of universal, basic and unconditional income. We believe UBI is a struggle of primary importance in order to finally achieve a fair remuneration for the value freely extracted from our lives on a daily basis (for example through platform capitalism and through the still invisible care work performed mainly by women). We believe UBI will have a radical impact on social life, not only in terms of reducing poverty and precarity, but also freeing time and energies to build worlds where care, mutual aid and the commons become priorities.

Using the ART FOR UBI [Art for Universal Basic Income] Manifesto as its starting point, the IRI has been proposing discussions on the role that art and the world of cultural production should play in the fight for financial redistribution based on mutualism, methods of self-management of resources, access to the means of production and other solidarity practices. This activity begins in the Museum’s Sabatini Garden, with a “performative round table” based on the proposal of the artist Anna Rispoli, who regularly works on topics such as remuneration, income and the UBI (universal basic income), mixing performance, social research and conducting real experiments on how to share assets and financial resources.

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UNA RENTA, MUCHOS MUNDOS | ONE INCOME, MANY WORLDS | Performance

image courtesy of Maddalena Fragnito

Location / Lugar: Museo Reina Sofia, Jardin Edificio Sabatini Date / Fecha: September 17, 18:00 Language / Idioma: Español Access / Entradas: Free until full capacity, free tickets available from Reina Sofia Museum website (here) from September 15

the performance introduces the Art for UBI #3 | assembly at 19:00
Una Renta, Muchos Mundos / One Income, Many Worlds

Using the ART FOR UBI [Art for Universal Basic Income] Manifesto as its starting point, IRI has been proposing discussions on the role that art and the world of cultural production should play in the fight for financial redistribution based on mutualism, methods of self-management of resources, access to the means of production and other solidarity practices. This activity begins in the Sabatini Garden of the Museum, with “One income many worlds” performative round table based on the proposal of the artist Anna Rispoli, who regularly works on topics such as remuneration, income and the UBI (universal basic income), mixing performance, social research and conducting real experiments on how to share assets and financial resources.

In the performance Una Renta, Muchos Mundos (One Income, Many worlds) a diversified group of people will perform a fictional assembly in the form of a public coral speech, where the hypothetical impact on their lives of a universal, basic and unconditional income is analyzed on the background of the current pandemic crisis. Is UBI a “simple” financial measure, or is it an essential tool for a radical alternative to the neoliberal reality we are experiencing? What about earning money unrelated to jobs and working hours? What about the possibility to say no to the blackmail of precarity? What about putting and end to race and gender asymmetries so common in today’s labor market? What about detoxing the planet from ecologically dangerous jobs? What about care and mutual aid in front of the endless invitation to be competitive individuals? These are some or the questions inspiring the public dialogue.The performance will be followed by the panel Art For Ubi #3 at the Museum Reina Sofia. 

On this occasion, an IRI team has worked to adapt Rispoli’s proposal and carry out a dramaturgy that takes up these lines from dialogue with a group of people who live and work in Spain, and who have participated in a series of interviews that have given rise to the dramaturgy of this performance. This research phase is part of the DESVÍO Open Program, a tool for dialogue and collective work promoted by hablarenarte / Planta Alta that aims to actuate and affect our immediate context.

Con el Manifiesto ART FOR UBI [Arte por la Renta Básica Universal] como punto de partida, el IRI viene proponiendo discusiones sobre el papel que el arte y el mundo de la producción cultural deben tener en la lucha por una redistribución financiera basada en el mutualismo, los métodos de autogestión de recursos, el acceso a los medios de producción y otras prácticas solidarias. Esta actividad comienza en el Jardín de Sabatini del Museo, con “Una renta muchos mundos” mesa redonda performativa basada en la propuesta de la artista Anna Rispoli, que trabaja regularmente temas como la remuneración, los ingresos y la RBU (renta básica universal), mezclando performance, investigación social y realizando experimentos reales sobre cómo compartir bienes y recursos financieros.

En la performance Una Renta, Muchos Mundos (One Income, Many worlds) un grupo diversificado de personas interpretará una asamblea ficticia en forma de discurso público coral donde se analiza el hipotético impacto en sus vidas de una renta universal, básica e incondicional en el contexto de la actual crisis pandémica. ¿Es la RBU una medida financiera “simple” o una herramienta fundamental para una alternativa radical a la realidad neoliberal que vivimos? ¿Qué pasa con ganar dinero no relacionado con el trabajo y las horas de trabajo? ¿Y la posibilidad de decir no al chantaje de la precariedad? ¿Qué hay de poner fin a las asimetrías de raza y género tan comunes en el mercado laboral actual? ¿Qué hay de desintoxicar el planeta de trabajos ecológicamente peligrosos? ¿Qué pasa con el cuidado y la ayuda mutua frente a la interminable invitación a ser individuos competitivos? Estas son algunas de las preguntas que inspiran el diálogo público La actuación será seguida por el panel Art For Ubi # 3 en el Museo Reina Sofía.

En esta ocasión, un equipo del IRI ha trabajado para adaptar la propuesta de Rispoli y realizar una dramaturgia que retome estas líneas a partir del diálogo con un grupo de personas que viven y trabajan en España, y que han participado en una serie de entrevistas que han dado lugar a la dramaturgia de esta performance. Esta fase de investigación, se enmarca dentro del Programa Abierto de DESVÍO una herramienta de diálogo y trabajo colectivo impulsada por hablarenarte / Planta Alta que se propone accionar y afectar nuestro contexto inmediato.

Based on an idea by / Basado en una idea de Anna Rispoli, Einkommen. Die Bedingugslose Rede, Wiener Festwochen 2021 Concept Concepto Marco Baravalle, Elena Blesa, Emanuele Braga, Sara Buraya Boned, Gabriella Riccio, Anna Rispoli Text / Texto Marco Baravalle, Elena Blesa, Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio, Anna Rispoli and 14 citizens of Madrid and Barcelona Direction / Dirección: Gabriella Riccio Research & Interviews / Investigación y Entrevistas: Gabriella Riccio with the collaboration of Ana Campillos, Maite Gandulfo, Maria Mallol, Celina Poloni – With the support of / Apoyan Hablarenarte / Planta Alta

With the participation of / Con la participación de: Miguel Ángel Álvarez Tornero, Andrei Alexandru Mazga, Sara Babiker Moreno, Elena Blesa Cabéz, Amalia Caballero, José Antonio Campillos Martín-Consuegra, Constanza Cisneros, Ana Gutiérrez Borreguero, Sebastián Laina, Mar Núñez, Lucía Núñez Ortega, Gabriella Riccio, Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Hella Spinelli

A production by / Una producción de: Institute of Radical Imagination, FfAI Foundation for the Arts Activities / Museo Reina Sofia

ARTISTIC TEAM / EQUIPO ARTÍSTICO

Anna Rispoli is an Italian artist and director, who lives and works in Brussels. Anna created Income. The Unconditional speech commissioned by Wiener Festwochen Festival 2021. She was a member of the artists collective ZimmerFrei, who participated in international festivals and exhibitions such as the 50th Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta 07, Biennale Valencia, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Festival Internationale del Film di Roma, Torino Film Festival, or Film Fest Gent. Anna Rispoli works across the boundaries of the artistic creation with civil space, making a performative use of the urban fabric in order to explore the relationship between humans, cities, and identities. Her works include Les Marches de la Bourse in which she reunited political activists of the last fifty years in a meta-demonstration claiming the right to demonstrate, her series of light shows Vorrei tanto tornare a casa about an apartment block’s residents’ attitude towards cohabitation, and the Waterfront Cycle with pieces produced in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Kortrijk and Abu Dhabi. In the 2020 project A certain value, Rispoli developed a participative performance out of her research exploring mutualization practices developed by five European communities. Anna Rispoli is part of Common Wallet, a union of Brussels-based artists with a practice of economic solidarity.

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Gabriella Riccio is artist-choreographer, curator, activist and researcher based in Madrid and Naples. She is artis in residence at Planta Alta / Hablarenarte, Madrid in the framework of Desvío 2021 and in this framework she is researcher and director of the performance “Una renta, muchos mundos”. With a professional career as author-choreographer with over 14 creations – ciagabriellariccio.com – and a background in political studies, cultural management and human rights she focuses on artistic production in its political dimension at the intersection with activism. Active in the movement for the commons and the Italian Movement of Self-Governed Cultural Spaces, as resident member of L’Asilo in Naples, she is speaker in numerous international conferences on cultural commons and participatory democracy and published essays – gabriellariccio.academia.edu – on the relationship between dance and philosophy, as well as on the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and politics.

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Emanuele Braga co-founder of Macao center in MIlan. He is artist, researcher and activist. In addition to his work at Macao, he co-founded the dance and theatre company Balletto Civile (2003), the contemporary art project Rhaze (2011), as well as Landscape Choreography (2012), an art platform questioning the role of the body under capitalism. His research focuses on models of cultural production, processes of social transformation, political economy, labor rights and the institution of the commons.

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Marco Baravalle is a member of S.a.L.E. Docks in Venice a collective and an independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theater located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice. Founded in 2007, its programming includes activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, screenings, and actions. In addition to managing the diverse programming at S.a.L.E. Docks, Baravalle is currently a research fellow at INCOMMON (IUAV University of Venice). His fields of research include the relationship between art, theatre and activism, creative labor, gentrification, and the positioning of art within neoliberal economics.

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Sara Buraya Boned is part of Museo en Red a Department of Public Activities of the Museo Reina Sofía where she was Coordinator of Cultural Programmes (2013-2015) and Coordinator of International Programs (2016-2019)as project manager for Our Many Europes. Europe’s Critical 90s and the Constituent Museum and The Uses of Art. The Legacy of 1848 and 1989 of European confederation of museums L’Internationale, and the programme Midstream. New Ways of Audience Development in Contemporary Art with the eipcp network. Within Museo en Red she works with platforms and agents of different scales to establishing ties with other communities or other institutional constructions, to produce a network of relationships aiming to generate critical thinking, actions and new forms of institutionality in the field of art, culture and politics. Her research and institutional work is crossed by the proposals of feminisms, other institutionalism, urban commons, archive and memory of social movements and politics of care.  She is currently member of the Editorial Board of L’Internationale online, and she is part of the collective projects Somateca, Archivos comunes and Calipsofacto.

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Elena Blesa Cábez is a researcher, artist and cultural mediator based in Barcelona, Spain. Graduated in Fine Arts and master on Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought, both at Barcelona. Currently, she is completing a masters on Contemporary Art History at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, hosted by Museo Reina Sofía. Her professional career is situated at a point between pedagogy and artistic production. Her research, mainly conducted from collective methodologies and dialectical practice, focuses on strategies that are being adopted from contemporary art to rethink the concept of citizenship in the Mediterranean current context. Since 2018, she’s an artist in residence at FASE, Space for the creation and thought (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat/Barcelona) and part of Espècies invasores collective.

Anna Rispoli es una artista y directora italiana que vive y trabaja en Bruselas. Ana es creadora de Income. The Unconditional speech encargada por el Festival Wiener Festvochen 2021. Fue miembro del colectivo de artistas ZimmerFrei, que participó en festivales y exposiciones internacionales como la 50a Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta 07, Biennale Valencia, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Festival Internationale del Film di Roma, Torino Film Festival , o Film Fest Gent. Anna Rispoli trabaja a través de los límites de la creación artística con el espacio civil, haciendo un uso performativo del tejido urbano para explorar la relación entre humanos, ciudades e identidades. Entre sus obras se encuentran Les Marches de la Bourse en la que reunió a activistas políticos de los últimos cincuenta años en una metamanifestación reivindicando el derecho a manifestarse, su serie de espectáculos de luces Vorrei tanto tornare a casa sobre la actitud de los residentes de un bloque de apartamentos hacia la convivencia, y el Waterfront Cycle con piezas producidas en Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Kortrijk y Abu Dhabi. En el proyecto 2020 Un cierto valor, Rispoli desarrolló una actuación participativa a partir de su investigación que explora las prácticas de mutualización desarrolladas por cinco comunidades europeas. Anna Rispoli es parte de Common Wallet, una unión de artistas con sede en Bruselas con una práctica de solidaridad económica.

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Gabriella Riccio es artista-coreógrafa, comisaria, activista e investigadora afincada en Madrid y Nápoles. Es artista residente en Planta Alta / Hablarenarte, Madrid en el marco de Desvío 2021 y en este marco es investigadora y directora de la performance “Una renta, muchos mundos”. Con una carrera profesional como autora-coreógrafa con más de 14 creaciones – gabriellariccio.art – y una formación en estudios políticos, gestión cultural y derechos humanos se enfoca en la producción artística en su dimensión política en la intersección con el activismo. Activa en el movimiento por los comunes y el Movimiento Italiano de Espacios Culturales Autónomos, como miembro residente de L’Asilo en Nápoles Es ponente en conferencias internacionales sobre bienes comunes culturales y democracia participativa y ha publicado ensayos – gabriellariccio.academia.edu – sobre la relación entre danza y filosofía, así como sobre la intersección de la ética, la estética y la política.

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Emanuele Braga cofundador del centro de Macao en Milano. Es artista, investigador y activista. Además de su trabajo en Macao, cofundó la compañía de danza y teatro Balletto Civile (2003), el proyecto de arte contemporáneo Rhaze (2011), así como Landscape Choreography (2012), una plataforma de arte que cuestiona el papel del cuerpo. bajo el capitalismo. Su investigación se centra en modelos de producción cultural, procesos de transformación social, economía política, derechos laborales y la institución de los bienes comunes.

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Marco Baravalle es miembro de S.a.L.E. Docks en Venecia, un espacio colectivo e independiente para las artes visuales, el activismo y el teatro experimental ubicado en lo que había sido una instalación de almacenamiento de sal abandonada en Dorsoduro, Venecia. Fundada en 2007, su programación incluye reuniones de grupos de activistas, exposiciones formales, proyecciones y acciones. Además de gestionar la diversa programación en S.a.L.E. Docks, Baravalle es actualmente becario de investigación en INCOMMON (Universidad IUAV de Venecia). Sus campos de investigación incluyen la relación entre arte, teatro y activismo, trabajo creativo, gentrificación y el posicionamiento del arte dentro de la economía neoliberal.

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Sara Buraya Boned forma parte del Departamento de Actividades Públicas del Museo en Red del Museo Reina Sofía donde fue Coordinadora de Programas Culturales (2013-2015) y Coordinadora de Programas Internacionales (2016-2019) como Project manager de Our Many Europes. Europa crítica de los noventa y el museo constituyente y los usos del arte. El legado de 1848 y 1989 de la confederación europea de museos L’Internationale, y el programa Midstream. Nuevas formas de desarrollo de la audiencia en el arte contemporáneo con la red eipcp. Dentro del Museo en Red trabaja con plataformas y agentes de diferentes escalas para establecer lazos con otras comunidades u otras construcciones institucionales, para producir una red de relaciones con el objetivo de generar pensamiento crítico, acciones y nuevas formas de institucionalidad en el campo del arte, la cultura y política. Su labor investigadora y institucional está atravesada por las propuestas de feminismos, otras institucionalidades, bienes comunes urbanos, archivo y memoria de movimientos sociales y políticas de cuidado. Actualmente es miembro del Comité Editorial de L’Internationale online, y forma parte de los proyectos colectivos Somateca, Archivos comunes y Calipsofacto.

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Elena Blesa Cábez es investigadora, artista y mediadora cultural con sede en Barcelona, España. Licenciada en Bellas Artes y máster en Estudios Comparados en Literatura, Arte y Pensamiento, ambas en Barcelona. Actualmente, está cursando una maestría en Historia del Arte Contemporáneo en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, impartida por el Museo Reina Sofía. Su carrera profesional se sitúa en un punto entre la pedagogía y la producción artística. Su investigación, desarrollada principalmente desde metodologías colectivas y práctica dialéctica, se centra en estrategias que se están adoptando desde el arte contemporáneo para repensar el concepto de ciudadanía en el contexto actual mediterráneo. Desde 2018 es artista residente en FASE, Espacio para la creación y el pensamiento (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / Barcelona) y forma parte del colectivo Espècies invasores.

ART FOR UBI (Manifesto) #2 | Open online Assembly


Online Assembly ART for UBI (Manifesto) N°2 on Thursday, December 17th at 18:30 CET. With Ilenia Caleo, Dena Beard, Julio Linares, Anna Rispoli, Emanuele Braga, Marco Baravalle. The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Art for UBI.  Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87252121414 Meeting ID: 872 5212 1414

We continue our collective debate towards the drafting of the ARTS FOR UBI Manifesto. In this session we will address the mobilizations of art workers in Italy during the pandemic. We will analyze the experimental basic income for artists implemented by the city of San Francisco. We will talk about basic incomes models on blockchain and about art as a possible field of experimentation of alternative economic models. 


PARTICIPANTS TO THE ASSEMBLY

Ilenia Caleo: Performer and researcher in queer studies and feminist epistemologies at the IUAV University of Venice. She is among the co-founders of Campo Innocente, a network founded after the pandemic outbreak to defend art workers rights and to promote UBI. (https://ilcampoinnocente.blogspot.com/)

Dena Beard: Executive Director of The Lab in San Francisco. She received her M.A. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was previously Assistant Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Julio Linares: researcher at Circles, a blockchain based basic income made to promote local economies. https://joincircles.net/

Anna Rispoli: (Common Wallet) Common Wallet is a community based practice in Brussels created by artists. They are socializing their personal income basing the access to liquidity on mutual aid principles.

Emanuele Braga (Macao – ITA) Emanuele is an activist and artist, member of Macao, center for art and research in Milano (IT). His intervention will describe the self organized Basic Income redistribution within the community of Macao in the last 5 years. http://www.macaomilano.org/IMG/pdf/3_-_commoncoin_basic_income.pdf?1498/0c7e90052d75f199cb712e014f1f8100f3113c3e

Marco Baravallle (S.a.L.E. Docks – ITA) http://www.saledocks.org/ Marco is a member of S.a.L.E. Doks, a self-managed art space in Venice. His intervention will focus on the importance of UBI and dis-identification in the organization of art and culture living labor.

Giuseppe Micciarelli (L’Asilo – ITA) jurist and political philosopher. PhD in Public Law, Theory of National and European Institutions and Legal Philosophy at the University of Salerno, Italy. He is member of Laboratorio filosofico-giuridico e filosofico-politico ‘Hans Kelsen and editor of Soft Power, Euro-American Journal of Historical and Theoretical Studies of Politics. L’Asilo elaborated on UBI within the framework of The commons as ecosystems for culture on EU scale.

Gabriella Riccio (L’Asilo – ITA) is an artist, activist and researcher, member of L’Asilo, art & culture common in Naples IT. L’Asilo elaborated on UBI within the framework of The commons as ecosystems for culture on EU scale.

ON THE BIENNALE’S RUINS? INHABITING THE VOID, COVERING THE DISTANCE by Marco Baravalle

Illustration by Kaya, On the Biennale’s ruins, 2020.

Too much love and friendship connect me to many people working for and around Venice Biennale. Too much admiration connects me to many that thanks to La Biennale made Venice a place to come back to instead of a “once-in-a-lifetime” tourist destination. Not light-heartedly these pages will go down as an exercise of speculation and critique. I am  participating in the uncertainty of those people risking to lose their jobs, watching their business fail, not getting their contracts renewed, being unable to access the already miserable existing welfare measures. Considering the earnings in monetary terms: room attendants, janitors, technicians, workers, freelancers, researchers, teachers, journalists, tourist-guides, artists, architects, curators, performers, etc. will –  more or less – lose something due to a possible (yet hopefully unlikely) cancellation or postponed events programmes linked to the various departments of La Biennale.

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INTERNATIONALISM AFTER THE END OF GLOBALISATION


Museum on the Vistula, Warsaw, Art Against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st Centuries – 24 October (Thursday); Internationalism After the End of Globalization – 25–26 October (Friday–Saturday), full program below


The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites the public to the summit “Internationalism after the end of globalisation”. It will play the dual role of a conference and a workshop session.

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IRI MEETING #3 ATHENS | SOLIDARITY SCHOOLS

With the collaboration of the Solidarity School Mesopotamia and the Open School Piraeus, the Institute of Radical Imagination created a space to reflect on practices of radical pedagogy and set up together with solidarity schools for social activation and political prefiguration of education in the commons.

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IRI MEETING #2 MADRID | URBAN COMMONS

The second gathering of the Institute of Radical Imagination takes place from 28th of May to 2nd of June 2018 at the Ingobernable, Madrid.

The five-days event in Madrid will consist in two parallel sets of events: a MASTER in Urban Commons, organized by La Ingobernable in collaboration with IRI and involving various Spanish urban commons and social centres and a three-day workshop about the Institute of Radical Imagination’s forms of governance, sustainability, future projects and potential collaborations with social centres and urban commons across Europe’s south, the Mediterranean and the global South.

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NOTES ON MAPPING THE INSTITUTE OF RADICAL IMAGINATION by Emanuele Braga and Marco Baravalle

Relationship between the visible and the invisible

To map or to create a diagram means to visualize a certain chose contents, be it the physical geography of a portion of space or the relational network of people and organizations working to define an Institute for Radial Imagination. Of course, by creating maps, we are only partially describing already existing territories that will define the space covered by the Institute activity.

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IRI MEETING #1 NAPLES | RADICAL IMAGINATION


L’Asilo November 29th / Scugnizzo Liberato November 30th > Fb


PROGRAM

November 29th at L’Asilo

10:00 – 14:30 Organisational meeting of the IRI’s steering committee:

  1. The Institute of Radical Imagination Introduced by Mao Mollona.
  2. New forms of collaboration. The museum of the commons with Manuel Borja Villel.
  3. Relations, aesthetics and politics Introduced by Marco Baravalle.
  4. Translation. Collaborative platforms, common language and methodology of working in commons introduced by Raúl Sánchez Cedillo.
  5. Legalising the Commons and new Municipalism introduced by Giuseppe Micciarelli.
  6. Mapping the Institute of Radical Imagination introduced by Emanuele Braga and Marco Baravalle.
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