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Pre-Biennale in Genoa: the selected artists. 19th – 22nd October, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa

More than 100 artists from Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale and artists from the CreArt project,  funded under the Culture programme 2007-2013, aiming at establishing the permanent and professional system for the mobility of artists working with the visual arts, will be present in Genoa from October 19th to 22nd.

3 days of performances, workshops, meetings and shows.

Keywords: art, territory, creativity, science, flavours

“World of research and culture of tradition”

The programme is planned and promoted by:
City of Genoa, Culture and Tourism department – Cultural Policy Office and ARCI Liguria with the collaboration of Science Festival and Genoa Pesto World Championship

This meeting in Genoa, intends to give support and visibility to the international creative scene, a contribution to the organizational efforts of the City of Milan for this special edition that will take place during Expo2015.
A participatory process aimed to involve numerous operators, present in the City of Genoa, that work on a cultural level around issues of sustainability, technology, resources, environment, territory, food, traditions and material culture.
With collaboration of:

  •  Altrove Theatre
  • Count Basie Jazz Club
  • Officina Letteraria
  • Collettivo Linea S
  • Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts
  • Festival Gelati Fenzine
  • Disorderdrama Cultural Association

Programme Description

Art and Science Section
curated by Science Festival, it is an international performance with the diversified programme about the relation between art and science. The theme of this edition is “Equilibrium”

Meeting with Semir Zeki
Semir Zeki is considered a pioneer in the study of visual function of the brain, the founder of a discipline called neuro-esthetics, which investigates the relationship between brain functioning and artistic representation. Professor of Neurobiology at University College of London. Since 1995 he has been a director of the Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, since 2008 he has been the first Neuro-esthetics professor at University College of London.

Memories of Equilibrium
Artistic excellence and technological experimentation
The subtle art of graphene that is considered as “material of the wonder and/or of the future”
Meeting with Anna D’Ambrosio – curator of Amy – d Gallery (Milan) and some of the participating artists

Mattia Novello will present SINTSI 2015: panel of airgel and polypropylene which creates a special effect thanks to the nanomaterial which is used
Luca Gilli will present a series of photographic works on graphene and airgel of graphene
Daesung Lee, won 1st prize of Sony World in 2013, will present the series of shots linked to climate change in Mongolia intitled “Futuristic Archeology”. A reflection on the relationship between desertification and nomadism through creation of archaeological scenic design, the same ones that Lee imagines to be exhibited in the museums of the future.
Streamcolors will present Equilibrium three-dimensional video of the project “Memories of balance.”
Diamante Faraldo will present Blow Back 2015 sculpture that evokes a pyramid split into 2 parts and made with black marble from Brussels, oil and graphene ink to witness a never ending future of classic esthetics.

Science Festival Preparation
The artists will be guided in some locations of the Festival of Science to see the staging of exhibitions and workshops.

Science in the Kitchen
The artists will have the opportunity to participate in a preview of one of the lab sessions of Science in the Kitchen organised within the Festival of Science 2015.

Gastronomy Section
Basil and mortar
Organized by the World Championship of Genoese Pesto with the Mortar® created and promoted by Palatifini, an international showcase of skills and excellences of Liguria, which describes and enhances the quality of Genoese ancient territory. A championship ad hoc in which chefs selected for the Gastronomy Section, will make up the jury that will select the best pesto made(basil sauce in a mortar).

Main Menu: give me your recipe
In collaboration with the Bistrot of Altrove Theatre
Each evening there will be a dinner inspired by the receipts of the chefs, selected for the Gastronomy Section

Literature, Theater and Music Section
Every evening readings, concerts and shows will be organised at the Altrove Theatre and the Count Basie Jazz Club. It will be also an opportunity for selected artists to present their own proposals on the stage. The Count Basie Jazz Club is the temple of Jazz in Genoa: a magical and evocative, located in the foundations of Santa Brigida convent from of the 15th century. Each month there is organised an evening appointment “Do not shoot the writer”, a visual anthology of readings and music where the writing is an intriguing game.
With the collaboration of Collettivo Line S and Officina Letteraria

Altrove Theatre is an amazing place in the heart of the Old Town of Genoa located in a noble residence of the sixteenth century. Thanks to the management model, entrusted to a group of local associations, the theatre, with its small bistro that offers organic and ethical food produced with zero food miles, has become a headquarter for the cultural scene in the territory.

Graphic Art Section
In collaboration with the Disordrerdrama Association that promotes GelatiFanzineFestival – festival of micro publishers and illustration there will be organized a Workshop of silk screen printing with some of the most successful representatives of Italian silk screen printing.
All participants will be offered the opportunity to visit some civic museums and take advantage of guided tours of the city center, dedicated to young people in order to discover not only the treasures of the past preserved in our Old Town, but also the places of production and use of contemporary art.

Sala Dogana will host the presentation of the Genoese artists selected for the Biennale of Milan.
Sala Dogana, inside Palazzo Ducale, is a place of young creativity and art: a center that supports emerging cultural productions, experimentation, innovation, the development of new trends and the contamination of languages.


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Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale selected artists

Austria Ani Anahid Asvazadurian
Bosnia Alma Gacanin
Bosnia Ira Skopljak
Bosnia Marija Licina
Bosnia Nelisa Baždar
Bosnia Merima Ivkovic
Egypt Mohamed Hassan Husseini Elmesalami Mohamed Elmesalami
Egypt Nehal Mohamed Helmy Ismail Ghanem Nehal Ghanem
Egypt Ahmed Shamseldin Ezzeldin Mohamed Soliman MAQUAM
Egypt Mario Marcos Helmy Abdelkodous MAQUAM
Egypt John Emad Wadie Milad Abdelshaheid MAQUAM
Egypt Moamen Hassan Fathi Mohamed Hassan MAQUAM
Egypt Mohamed Abdesalam Mohamed Gouda Elfakharany MAQUAM
Egypt Moustafa Saadeldin Mohamed Mohamed Khalil MAQUAM
Egypt Abdelrahman Elsayed  Abdelaziz Abuzaid MAQUAM
Egypt Amir Youssef Tadross
Egypt Israa Elsayed Ibrahim Elsayed El Naggar Israa El Naggar
Egypt Ahmed Mohsen Mansour Hassan Ahmed Mohsen Mansour
Egypt Kamal Ahmed Attia Elfeki Kamal Elfeki
Egypt Yasmine Elmeleegy
Serbia Marija Maksimovic
Serbia Sonja Jankov
UK Bethany Kane
UK Olivia Madeline Shann  Madeline Shann
Spain (Madrid) Carlos Alonso Ojea
Spain (Madrid) Cristina Robles Elvira
Spain (Madrid) Itxaso Alvarez Cano ZUKDance
Spain (Madrid) Miguel Perez Garcia ZUKDance
Spain (Madrid) Jose Antonio Salguero Llanez Jose Salguero
Spain (Madrid) Maria Margarita Arosa Silva Marga Arosa
Spain (Malaga) Alejandro Robles  Gomez
Spain (Malaga) Marìa Dàvila Guerra
Spain (Murcia) Alejandro Hernandez Martinez Alex Juarez
Spain (Murcia) Victor Miguel Hernandez Martinez Alex Juarez
Spain (Murcia) Salvador Susarte Campuzano Alex Juarez
Spain (Murcia) Alejandro Sanchez Ceron
Spain (Murcia) Angel Hernandez Hernandez La Gota
Spain (Murcia) Lucia Ros Gonzalez La Gota
Spain (Sevilla) Manuel Germàn Mensaque Fonteseca MANUEL MENSAQUE
Spain (Sevilla) Francisco José Bernal Frank Berjim
Spain (Sevilla) Clara Leal Paz Clara Leal
Spain (Valencia) Jacqueline Monter Tendero
Spain (Valencia) Rana Benyahya
Spain (Valencia) paolo perez monforte
Spain (Valencia) carlos olague sancho-tello
France (Paca) David Gauthie Alaplaj
France (Paca) Christophe Franco-Rogelio Alaplaj
France (Paca) Juliano Lacave Alaplaj
France (Paca) Victor Arnaud Alaplaj
France (Paca) Chloé Deperne C is for Noir
France (Paca) Hugo Maillet C is for Noir
France (Paca) David Bouhanna C is for Noir
France (Marseille) Elsa Mingot La Conflagration
France (Marseille) Jean-Baptiste Soulard La Conflagration
France (Marseille)  Hélène Sanier La Conflagration
France (Marseille) Reyes Laurtaro La Conflagration
France (Marseille) Julien Sabato La Conflagration
France (Marseille) Emeline Guillaud La Conflagration
France (Marseille) André Guiboux
France (Paca) Emanuela Meloni
France (Marseille) François-Xavier Guiberteau
France (Marseille) Sati Mougard
Slovenia Gaja Meznaric Osole
Slovenia Iza Pavlina
Slovenia Tanja Sabol
Turkey Gökçe Er
Turkey Gokçen Dilek Acay
Montenegro Tanjia Bakic
Montenegro Ivana Radovanovic
Montenegro Milka Delibasic
Greece (Iris) Alexandros Plomaritis
Greece (Thessaloniki) Grammenos Karanos Akis
Lebanon Hagob Vartabedian Jacques Vartabedian
Lebanon Ali Zreik
Lebanon Jad Khater Libanese theater Group
Lebanon Pierre Khoueiry Libanese theater Group
Lebanon Nancy El Sammour Sawaya Libanese theater Group
Lebanon Anthony Lahoud Libanese theater Group
Lebanon Monica Nassif Libanese theater Group
Palestine Abu Ayyash Hamza
Palestine Hussein Zuhour
Palestine Rami Ghassan Yousef Ba’arah Rami GB
Portugal Diogo Goes
Algeria Smail Beldjelalia
Morocco Ramia Beladel
Tunisia Belgasmi Rochdi Company rbdc
Italy/Emilia Romagna Ettore Oldi Compagnia dell’Elisir
Italy/Emilia Romagna Giacomo Segulia Compagnia dell’Elisir
Italy/Arci Nazionale Chiara Abastanotti
Italy/Arci Nazionale Giovanni Nardone
Italy/Arci Puglia/Arci Bari Alessia Rollo
Italy/Arci Puglia/Arci Bari Giuseppe Magrone
Italy/Arci Puglia/Arci Bari Luciana Manco
Italy/Arci Sardegna Chiara Cossu
Italy/Cagliari Alessandro Sau
Italy/Cagliari Enrico Piras
Italy/Cagliari Andrea Atzori
Italy/campobasso Azzurra De Gregorio
Italy/campobasso monica gualtieri
Italy/Comune Torino Alberto Demarchi
Italy/Ferrara Massimo Alì Mohammad
Italy/Forlì Giulia Serri
Italy/GAI Gian Piero Giovannini URGE
Italy/Trieste Nika Furlani
Italy/Venezia Giulia Giannola
Italy/Comune Milano Marcello Quinci M.inT.
Italy/Comune Milano Vincenzo Morfino M.inT.
Italy/Comune Milano Melania Dalle Grave
Italy/Nazionali Lia Cecchin
Israel ori Levin
Israel Yoav weinfeld

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