In July 2017, we invited all 2016 Curva Blu residents and other artists to Favignana to continue their research, experiment and reflect on the future possibilities of making art on the island.
Participating artists: Lupo Borgonovo, Barry Johnston, Renato Leotta, Nicola Martini, Gianni Politi, Stephen G. Rhodes, Megan Rooney, Samara Scott.
Expanding the disciplinary spectrum, Threes Productions and INCURVA invited musicians Francesco Cavaliere and Paquita Gordon.
Barry Johnston performing with Maria, one of Bastiano’s donkeys. Barry and Stephen G. Rhodes came back to Favignana to continue filming Sivilization’s Wake. Ph. Alessandro Di Giugno
Diego Marcon – The Parents’ Room
The Parents’ Room is a project by Diego Marcon presented by INCURVA and one of the winners of the 7th edition of the Italian Council call promoted by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of of MiBACT. The project, in 2020, entails the production of the movie The Parents’ Room, that will become part of Madre – museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina’s permanent collection. The film is part of Marcon’s research aimed at investigating the representation of reality through the destructuring of the cinematographic language and its most popular and codified genres. More info
Beatrice Marchi at Casa Masaccio, Italy
Shot in Favignana in 2017, Friends in a promo through which Loredana, the female clown with claws, recruits dancers for one of her upcoming shows. Beatrice Marchi has given life to many hybrid and double, comical and dissolute, vulnerable and noble characters which have been brought together and reactivated in her show at Casa Masaccio in 2019.
Francesco Pedraglio at OGR, Torino, Italia
Francesco Pedraglio, +39 091 842 0027, 2019, part of group show “Artissima Telephone” at Officine Grandi Riparazioni (IT)
+390918420027 is a 1: 100 scale calcarenite maquette of a specific point of the Bue Marino calcarenite quarry.The public can activate the work by calling the carved number and listening to a story by Francesco Pedraglio. Artissima Telephone encouraged reflection on the point of passage between landlines and mobile phones, exploring the way social practices have changed since the introduction of factors of mobility (space) and simultaneity (time).
Dominque White at Kevin Space, Vienna
Conceived in July 2019 on the Italian island of Favignana for Curva Blu 2019, Ruttier for the Absent hung precariously as a beacon on the cusp of the Mediterranean Sea at Punta Marsala in the shadow of an abandoned lighthouse where the found materials—a sail, rope and dried palm fronds—had first been heavily mutilated by the artist, then destroyed by the force of the Mediterranean Sea. Translated into the white gallery space, the sculpture has now been manipulated by the artist with kaolin clay, a naturally occurring white clay often found on sculptures from Central and Western Africa as an act of cleansing and protecting the work from the exhibition space. Text Kevin Space
Lupo Borgonovo at Museo Civico di Castelbuono
Babi 1 (2016), Babi 2 (2016) and Babi (2016) are the very first artworks produced at Curva Blu since the programme began. The three sculptures were produced by Lupo Borgonovo in Favignana and are now showed at ZEESTER, Lupo Borgonovo’s solo exhibition at Museo Civico Castelbuono (Palermo) on view 8th August 2019 through 29th September 2019. More info
Margherita Raso at Sgomento
Kore (2019), produced by Margherita Raso during Curva Blu 2019 , is part of the group show “Le Monde Ou Rien” organized by Sgomento in Naples (More info). During her residency in Favignana, Margherita Raso learned limestone sculpting with local sculptor Benito Alessandra at his “Giardino Incantato”.
Unknown Friend shortlisted for Mario Merz Prize 2019
Congratulations Stephen G. Rhodes and Barry Johnston for being shortlisted for the 3rd Mario Merz Prize with Sivilization’s Wake, co-produced by INCURVA. Learn more and cast your vote on mariomerzprize.org
Trisha Baga at Greene Naftali, New York, USA
Congratulations Trisha Baga for her solo show at Greene Naftali (NYC), also featuring the cave footage shot during Curva Blu 2017. More info
INCURVA at Supercondominio, Castello di Rivoli, Italy
INCURVA has been invited at Supercondominio, a gathering of new contemporary art spaces in Italy promoted by Castello di Rivoli and its research department, the CRRI. More info about the event
8 July 2018
David Horvitz at Loom Gallery, Milan, Italy
Some of the works conceived during the Curva Blu 2017 residency are on show at Loom Gallery, more info here.
9 May 2018
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