SCOUTING TANK: PLATFORM FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
Curated by Penzo+Fiore
31.01 – 04.04.2019
Palazzo Franchetti, Venice
A cycle of meetings dedicated to sharing the research paths of selected young artists introduced by contemporary art practitioners, able to account for the emergence of new languages, viewpoints and visions that deserve attention. Scuoting Tank is a project born within the Radical cycle with a double purpose. On the one hand, promoting young artists by fostering their knowledge among the experts, on the other, creating a source of selected individuals from which to draw for future projects.
Meetings will be organized periodically in the spaces of Fondazione Berengo at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, with the presentation of a limited number of artists proposed by art practitioners, such as curators, gallery owners, teachers, critics, collectors and artist, that are able to see their potentials. Each meeting aims to focus attention on one or more works that characterize the most recent production of each artist, delineating through them the first symptoms of a poetics.
The entire project aims to promote free research in the contemporary field, through an exhibition space capable of hosting in-depth and information sharing meetings aimed at operators, artists and students. The desire is to create, in the heart of Venice, a point of production and promotion of thought, which intersects the plans of professionalism with those of education, that of research with that of contemporary phenomena, not necessarily related to the scope of art, but belonging to the broader field of culture.
Scouting Tank #1 (Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 5.30pm). The first appointment will see the presence of artists introduced by Marina Bastianello (Galleria massimodeluca), Stefano Coletto (curator Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa), Penzo+Fiore (artists and artistic directors of Radical project), Riccardo Caldura (professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice). Participant artists: Rebecca Moccia (introduced by Marina Bastianello) Francesco Pozzato (introduced by Stefano Coletto) Eva Chiara Trevisan (introduced by Penzo+Fiore) Matteo Vettorello (introduced by Riccardo Caldura).
Scouting Tank #2 (Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 5.30pm). The second appointment will see the presence of artists presented by Agnes Kohlmeyer (professor of History of Contemporary Art at IUAV, Venice), Gianluca D’Incà Levis (creator and curator of Dolomiti Contemporanee), Gabriele Lorenzoni (curator at Galleria Civica di Trento / Mart), Carlo Sala (independent curator). Participant artists: Nuvola Ravera (introduced by Agnes Kohlmeyer) Caterina Erica Shanta (introduced by Gianluca D’Incà Levis) Fabio Ranzolin (introduced by Carlo Sala) Federico Seppi (introduced by Gabriele Lorenzoni).
Scouting Tank #3 (Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 5.30pm). The third appointment will see the presence of artists presented by Daniele Capra (independent curator), Marta Allegri (artist and professor of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice), Gaetano Mainenti and Giulia Buono (professors of Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice), Penzo+Fiore (artists and artistic directors of Radical project) Participant artists: Michele Tajariol (introduced by Daniele Capra) Miriam Montani (introduced by Marta Allegri) Fabiola Perin (introduced by Gaetano Mainenti and Giulia Buono) Barbara De Vivi (introduced by Penzo+Fiore).