Practices as an Intersection in a Fragile Environment

Practices as an intersection in a fragile Environment is a research started by the Italian Curator Claudio Zecchi in 2014 aimed at investigating, in a state of cultural nomadism, new visions and readings of the public sphere, exploring the mutual relationship between the practices – artistic, curatorial and institutional – the Territory and local communities.

Conceived as a long-term discursive narration on the fragile relationship between art and the public sphere, this research always surveys different territories. The project, formally the result of months of conversations with artists, curators, institutions and local communities, aims, methodologically, to encourage the presence of alternative (research) spaces and potential outcome generated by discourse itself.

So far, the chapters have investigated the concept of activism (Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan); the role that artists, curators institutions (and the Institutional models) perform in the contemporary society at large (Residency Unlimited, New York); the topic of the language (New Art Exchange, Nottingham); the topic of architecture and urban planning (Pivô Pesquisa, São Paulo, BRA) and the topic of participation (TOKAS_Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo).

Few crucial questions animate this research: which is the legacy that projects of this kind generate? in such dimension, what is the role of the arts within the society? What role do artists, curators, and institutions have? Finally, what is their relationship with the public, and what is its role?

On the links below two interviews and a text on some crucial topics regarding this research and its methodology.