The urban regeneration project Deus Ex Fabrica in Schio, Northen Italy, animates a former industrial building with works by digital artists. It’s street art beyond beyond graffiti, but also a means to explain to citizens the non-commercial side of artificial intelligence and internet of things. That can be more engaging, interesting and socially useful than a talking refrigerator.
Immersive videogames, experimental layouts, participative activities. Italian museums have become more involving and interactive (but not only digitally) and the public loves them: in 2016 they were the most visited in Europe. Their new challenge? Generating social value beyond the mere economic one.
«Financing rebel ideas is better than displaying a Picasso in your living room». An afternoon with Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, London
The 57th Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel, opens tomorrow, May 13th until November 26th. We already speak of déjà vu: “again the subversive ideas of the 70s, the pop of the 80s”.
The exhibition Codice di Avviamento Fantastico at Palazzo Reale stages a made in Italy material (Alcantara) showing how beautiful it is to tell the design through different artistic disciplines
A new, young generation of superstar poets is emerging. Their poetry is Spoken Word, it is born in live performances, it goes viral thanks to videos and podcasts, it is socially engaged, very young and often accompanied by music.
Ideas change the world. And Danish city Aarhus is using them to bring out a new Europe. The reportage published on D – with pictures by Giuliano Koren – on Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017, where art, architecture, design, music and technology are used as agents of social change.
An afternoon with Michelangelo Pistoletto and Alberta Ferretti. To talk about art and fashion, and no trivia…
Social art has always existed. Yet in recent times, socially motivated artists – whose work verges towards urbanism, architecture and design – have been awarded élite prizes and recognized as “content consultants” for municipalities. Why is “the system” suddenly recognizing its value?
Plastic materials that change shape, installations that lose pieces, ready made that melt: the restoration of contemporary art is an art in itself. It is also an emergency for museums and galleries and a challenge that poses important questions on the very nature of art itself