The Blank Residency
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|Remco Torenbosch, An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations and the general theory of employment, interest and money, 2011. Performance as part of the exhibition There, I Fixed It at Stroom Den Haag, curated by Maaike Lauwaert.|
The Blank Residency
Project curated by Stefano Raimondi, Paola Tognon,
The Blank Residency is starting: the program of residencies for international artists and authors in Bergamo. From April the first project takes place in collaboration with Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo, Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti and GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.
THE BLANK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Fondazione Banca Popolare di
The artist selected for the first edition of the project is Remco Torenbosch (1982): his work was considered a catalyst which could encourage interaction through his artistic research and practice in line with the project aims and objectives.
The artist was selected for his capacity for exploring social and cultural processes, economic conventions and information sharing through the artistic process whilst being able to translate complexity through essential and minimal works.
Remco Torenbosch will stay and work for three months (April–June 2012) in Bergamo, in the accommodation and studio offered by The Blank, and he will be invited to interact with the communities and the institutions involved. During the residency period the artist will hold a workshop at the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti involving students, an event at the Fondazione Banca Popolare’s spaces and a closing exhibition at GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. At the end of the residency period the artist will donate a work to the Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo.
The project is supported by Consulate general of the Netherlands in Milan and Netherlands Embassy in Rome.
THE BLANK RESIDENCY:
The association’s welcomes researchers and practitioners of contemporary art and aims to create connections with Italian and international institutions to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as sharing professional development and know how. The final aim of the program is to create an international network of residencies, which supports the networking of artists of all nationalities.
The project is curated by Stefano Raimondi, Paola Tognon, Elisabetta Brignoli and coordinated by Cristina Rota. The organization’s goal is to structure different residencies to provide hospitality for international artists and theoreticians over a medium-to-long term period. We do this by offering accommodation and facilitating relationships to develop artistic research, both practical and theoretical.
THE BLANK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Fondazione Banca Popolare Di
7–8 May 2012
12 June–22 September 2012
THE BLANK RESIDENCY