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Fra.Biancoshock: “My first canvas” & “My last canvas”

“My first canvas” – a future as a landscape painter, “My last canvas” | no future as a landscape painter – Fra.Biancoshock hat mit dem Malen begonnen – und auch schon wieder aufgehört. Und sich außerdem noch als Krisen-Wassereisverkäufer versucht. Via: Mail, thx!

Carlo Speranza: “Copperfield” oder “Wie man eine Galerie verschwinden lässt…”

Fotos: Leonhard Angerer

Der italienische Künstler Carlo Speranza als Zauberkünstler: “Copperfield (How to make a gallery disappear)”, 2012, im Rahmen der Ausstellung “If you can´t convince them, confuse them” (“Se non li convinci, confondili”), in der Städtischen Galerie Bressanone. Via: Mail

Elfo: “Tea”

17 Uhr in Italien? “Tea Time” für Elfo! Via: Mail, grazie!

Watchlist: Fra Biancoshock

Interventionen von Fra Biancoshock in Italien. “When I first read on the newspapers that drawing dumb robots on walls was the same as being a contemporary Giotto, I fully understood how far Biancoshock fell from being an artist. And further still, from being a street artist. My “experiences” are not showcases to promote my activities, they do not require any description and they are NOT artworks: they are simply opportunities to communicate and provoke reactions from common people. I’m talking about all those who, although with little or any artistic education, still want to be surprised and moved by something that was left on the street for all to see.”

Brad Downey & Akay @ Fame Festival

Wow, was für ein Traumpaar: Brakay ist das neue Brangelina! Brad Downey und Akay haben zusammen im italienischen Grottagli für das Fame Festival zahlreiche neue Arbeiten realisiert. “These pieces and actions reflect pretty faithfully the entire festival atmosphere and attitude. A bunch of kids playing freely with the context, for fun, improvising totally unnecessary things that will eventually look good or even have a meaning or a message. The truth is that it just feels great to do what we really like to do, especially because we were never asked to do it and it wasnt supposed to be done at all. So you do your shit, somebody will point it out as illegal, some other will call it art, but after all, legality has never been fun and art is just so BORING when it’s so much “art” that it’s better to let others do the talking we dont really give a fuck.”

Watchlist: BUUUUUUUU

Mit dem “DEberlusconiZER” wird Berlusconi aus dem Netz gelöscht – und durch Kunst ersetzt: “The DEberlusconiZER is a web tool that replaces the images and words related to the Italian Prime Minister. The first step of the project, developed by a group of artists and programmers, is to substitute words and images related to the Italian Prime Minister with coloured highlighting. In the next phase, these empty spaces will be filled up with a series of works by Italian and international artists. The artists will be asked to reflect upon the Internet as a public context, and to imagine a new fate for this “liberated space”. Lastly, the users themselves will decide and propose new content.”

One man demonstration“: Ein-Mann-Demo gegen Berlusconi

National Mourning“: Solange ein schwarzes Trauerband tragen, bis Berlusconi abgewählt wird

BUUUUUUUU ist ein neues Kunstkollektiv aus Italien und deren erstes erklärtes Ziel ist der Sturz Berlusconis. “Buuuuuuuuu is a collective artistic action which collects ideas and projects against the authoritarian democracies. Buuuuuuuuu’s first goal is the fall of Berlusconi’s Government. Buuuuuuuuu uses internet to create an international network of people sharing their artistic actions and using alternative channels of language and communication. Buuuuuuuuu aims at transferring the creative commitment from the virtual space to the physical one by organizing actions of constant dissent.” Via: Mail, thx Aldo!

Guildor: Writing On Water

Schwimmende Typo-Arbeiten von Guildor in Venedig: “From Writing on water is like writing down a thought in order to keep it secure even when it is shaken by the course of life, to distinguish the important things from those you should just let flow by. This pictures were taken by the photographer Thomas Pagani in Treviso and Milan. The two italian sentences, made in Treviso are: Think thoughtless. Happiness happens. The other one, made in Milan, is: Love, let the rest flow.” Via

Watchlist: Hal0Hal0

Übermalte Plakate an Bushaltestellen von Hal0Hal0 in Torino, Italien. Via

Blu @ Fame Festival

Blu hat für das italienische Fame Festival mal wieder eine beeindruckende, monumentale und politische Wandarbeit angefertigt: “One of the main cultivations here in Grottaglie is Olives, there are thousands beautiful threes in the fields and some of them are more then a hundred years old. One of the main shapes of our ceramic tradition is the ivory dish, the artisans of the ceramic district handcut little sponges to sop em up in ceramic ink and paint the blu stars along the borders while the ivory glace is still fresh on the terracotta. Another thing that made our little town famous in these last years is our special wastes dump. Outhern italy is in real deep shit with the trash business. Grottaglie did not need the dump at all and people in town were not given any warn before it was already being built. Guess how come?!? now we have trash coming from very far away and the dump seems to get bigger and bigger, there already are three huge lots full of trash and trucks get here daily from northern europe to deliver more shit. This piece comes in the very right moment, considering that there are workers diggind another huge hole in the ground near the dump. there are reasons to believe that they are going to create a fourth lot and again, our formidable town concillors are not telling anything to their own people. how morbid is this?” Via/Via