Setting from Alghero is the first leg of the triennial project Sentieri Contemporanei / Contemporary Paths, promoted by Fondazione di Sardegna with the Voluntary Contemporary Art Association Zerynthia and Decamaster / Master Degree in Law and Economics for Culture and Art of the University of Sassari, in collaboration with the Fondazione META, patrocinated by the No Man’s Land Foundation. Two events discreetly and delicately offer an occasion to celebrate the Italian landscape:
In-Giro / A-round
30th April 2017
Old market in the historic centre, Alghero, Italy
In-Giro / A-round is inspired by the Giro d’Italia, this year reaching its hundredth edition, which sets off precisely from Alghero. Bicycles speeding in unison along the rises and falls of the Italian roads, with an infinite variety of beauty that flies by yet remains impressed on the retina. Artistic wheels, circles and bicycles are on show in the old decommissioned market.
Participating artists: Maria Thereza Alves, getulio alviani, Marco Bagnoli, Massimo Bartolini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Elisabetta Benassi, Jimmie Durham, Jan Fabre, Marco Fedele di Catrano, Rainer Ganahl, Alberto Garutti, Laura Grisi, Fabrice Hyber, Felice Levini, H.H. Lim, Gülsün Karamustafa, Luigi Ontani, Luca Maria Patella, Cesare Pietroiusti, Vettor Pisani, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Daniele Puppi, Annie Ratti, Gert Robijns, Maurizio Savini, Remo Salvadori, Ettore Spalletti and Donatella Spaziani.
The exhibition curated by Zerynthia will be accompanied by an unpublished text by the poet Francesco Serrao.
No Man’s City / la Città di tutti
by Yona Friedman with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle
3rd May 2017 – site-specific installation
Piazza Pino Piras and medieval Porta Terra Tower, Alghero, Italy
No Man’s City / La Città di Tutti is a site-specific installation by Yona Friedman with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle composed of 400 wooden circles that in a combinatorial game form a mobile architecture that Friedman adapts each time to the urban landscape. No Man’s City is based on the active participation of students from the University and from the Academy of Fine Arts of Sassari supervised by NOW – New Operation Wave.
“We all know how the cities are. They can, eventually, become different.” Yona Friedman
In the adjacent medieval Porta Terra tower the public hosts video and paper documentation put together in Italy over the last three years by Yona Friedman with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle.
Free entry to all citizens.