Area Condizionata – Rome’s project spaces in dialogue
With the participation of AlbumArte, CASTRO, CONDOTTO48, IUNO, Laboratorio KH, Latitudo Art Projects, Limone + Paese Fortuna, Ombrelloni Art Space, Panetteria Atomica, pianobi, Porto Simpatica, Post Ex, Spazio InSitu, SPAZIOMENSA, Spazio Y + OFF1C1NA, Studioli, Terzo Fronte, Una Vetrina, Villa Lontana.
Area Condizionata – Rome’s project spaces in dialogue is a chance to gather and converse hosted by MACRO and open to a large selection of independent, artist-run and project spaces, art studios and cultural associations founded and operating in the city of Rome.
The title of the event draws from an exhibition-performance organized in 1969 by Tommaso Trini in Rome at the gallery of Franco Toselli. Part of a wider programme entitled Art Terminal, an open-ended project with an expanding group of participants, the activity envisioned by the gallerist and critic called for artists, critics, architects and designers to gather in the space for one week, with the aim of creating collective work. The project resulted in one big pillow fight, leaving almost no other trace.
In the same spirit but in the context of the present day, Area Condizionata sets out to gather a number of independent project spaces in Rome for a moment of dialogue and an opportunity for free self-representation inside the city’s museum of contemporary art. Their complex, diverse and nuanced universe was recently investigated in editorial form, through the VERA project edited by Damiana Leoni (Quodlibet), and in exhibition form with the show Materia Nova, curated by Massimo Mininni at Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Rome. Area Condizionata expands on this narrative by offering a live dimension through an intense afternoon of encounters and exchanges. Over 20 non-profit project initiatives based in Rome will take part, invited to get to know each other better and to focus on the various social and personal dynamics that set the tone and approach of each.
The participating spaces are AlbumArte, CASTRO, CONDOTTO48, IUNO, Laboratorio KH, Latitudo Art Projects, Limone + Paese Fortuna, Ombrelloni Art Space, Panetteria Atomica, pianobi, Porto Simpatica, Post Ex, Spazio InSitu, SPAZIOMENSA, Spazio Y + OFF1C1NA, Studioli, Terzo Fronte, Una Vetrina, Villa Lontana.
The project is coordinated by Irene Angenica and Giulia Caruso with Lisa Andreani, Sara Catenacci, Elena Fortunati, Carlotta Pierleoni and Chiara Siravo.
h. 2.30 pm
Introduction by Luca Lo Pinto.
h. 3.00 pm
AlbumArte, Spazio Y + OFF1C1NA and Post Ex
moderated by Giulia Caruso, Event Coordinator and Exhibition Assistant
h. 3.40 pm
CASTRO, IUNO, Laboratorio KH and Latitudo Art Projects
moderated by Lisa Andreani, Curatorial / Editorial Coordinator
h. 4.20 pm
Spazio InSitu, Ombrelloni Art Space, SPAZIOMENSA and Una Vetrina
moderated by Elena Fortunati, Social Media Manager
h. 5.00 pm
CONDOTTO48, Limone + Paese Fortuna, Panetteria Atomica and Porto Simpatica
moderated by Irene Angenica, Public and Educational Activities Coordinator
h. 5.40 pm
Villa Lontana, Studioli, pianobi and Terzo Fronte
moderated by Carlotta Pierleoni, Curatorial Assistant
h. 6.20 pm
Closing remarks by Damiana Leoni, Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli, Massimo Mininni