Chiara Antonelli, “Vergogna” / “Shame”, 2022, photographic print on bamboo paper, 18 x 30 cm. Courtesy the artist
ROME – (Im) possible Ecologies is the exhibition born from an idea of Andris BrinkmanisCourse Leader Triennium in Painting and Visual Arts of NABA – New Academy of Fine Artsand of Marco ScotiniNABA Visual Arts Department Head, coordinated by Vasco Forconi and hosted by 20 to 26 June at the Botanical Garden of Rome Polo Museale Sapienza (Largo Cristina of Sweden, 23 A – 24).
On display the works of the students of the BA in Painting and Visual Arts of the Milan and Rome offices he was born in MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies in Milan, whose students also took care of curating the exhibition.
(Im) possible Ecologies is part of a line of research that for years has considered the relationship between ecologies, artistic practices and curatorial studies a central element in the pedagogical processes developed by the NABA Department of Visual Arts.
Marco Scotini, NABA Visual Arts Department Headso describes the specificity of artistic training in NABA: “I believe that it is no longer a question of thinking about art education in terms of a separate discipline, for experts and professionals. Can we imagine the aesthetic function within its own enclosure? Today the challenge is to think of art as something at the center of the processes of formation and subjectivation in a broad sense, which finds its own realization procedure in the aesthetic model. Because of this in our school we routinely practice everything that may appear extra-disciplinary: economics, gender, urban, ecology. Basically, art becomes inseparable from the socialization processes of the present and from the collective recomposition phenomena of the future“.
Students of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies of NABA, curators of the exhibition:
Shamooda Amrelia, Elisabetta Calligaro, Antonela Solenicki, Zixin Han, Harshitha Jois, Elena Marcon, Nicolò Martinelli, Rosaria Murolo, Alberto Navilli, Barbara Niniano, Martina Pumpel, Alessia Riva, Federica Rizzo.
The artists who participated in the project are, instead, the students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Painting and Visual Arts from the Milan and Rome offices and of the Specialist Biennium in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies of NABA in Milan: Chiara Antonelli, Roberta Argenta, Davide Barberi, Eleonora Del Bene, Isabel Bergant, Elisabetta Bottura, Francesca Bullo, Alessandro Cavallini, Elisa Ceneri, Michela Fabriani, Diego Giannettoni, Romina Guerrero, Camilla Gurgone, Munisa Kholkhujaeva, Kenny Alexander Laurence, Miranda Lopez Ortega, Giorgio Mattia, Rebecca Momoli, Katia Mosconi, Giuliana Paolino, Tatiana Russi Soto, Lorenzo Silvestri, Alessandro Sorrentino, Shaha Tanvi, Mateusz Dalla Torre, Barbara De Veteris, Iris Volpato and Shaoqi Yin.
June 20, day of the opening of the exhibitiona double appointment for the public: at 17:00 with the Seminar held by the same students of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, which from October will also start on the Roman campus *, who will talk to all interested parties about the research themes characterizing the two-year period, including their own experience in curating the same exhibition. Will follow at 19:00 the opening of the collective exhibition that for the first time brings together the works created by the students of the Visual Arts Department of the two campuses in Milan and Rome.
(Im) possible Ecologies
from 20 to 26 June 2022
Rome Botanical Garden Sapienza Museum Center
(Largo Cristina of Sweden, 23 A – 24).
The June 20 double appointment for the public:
17:00 Seminar for the presentation of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies
19:00 Opening of the exhibition
Visits open to the public 21 June / 26 June: 9 am – 6.30 pm
Free admission upon access to the Botanical Garden of Rome Polo Museale Sapienza