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14 October ARTIST TALK Giorgio Andreotta Calò and Barbara Casavecchia

Thursday, October 14, 6.00pm – 7.30pm


(In collaboration with Ocean Space–TBA21Academy, part of OCEAN / UNI )

Giorgio Andreotta Calò (artist, Venice/Amsterdam) in conversation with Barbara Casavecchia (curator, Venice/Milan).

This conversation focuses on the conception and evolution of lacuna (2021), a new site-specific action commissioned by TBA21-Academy for the research cycle The Current III – “Mediterraneans: ‘Thus waves come in pairs’ (after Etel Adnan)”. During the month of June, the Venice-based artist Giorgio Andreotta Calò walked alone along the entire perimeter (about 270 km) of the Venetian lagoon. In Italian, ‘lacuna’ translates as gap, or void. By embodying and situating a set of personal observations around a changing ecosystem, where the border between liquid and solid, wet and dry, submerged and emersed is constantly fluctuating, Andreotta Calò invites us to rethink our ways of seeing  and unseeing.

Giorgio Andreotta Calò, lacuna, 2021. © Giorgio Andreotta Calò

Giorgio Andreotta Calò

(Venice, 1979) is an Italian artist who lives and works between Italy and the Netherlands. His research explores the dimension of transit, as a way of approaching a work through the gradual reappropriation of the landscape and its history. The work presented to the public is the combination of a process and a time, set in the physicality of matter, taking its ‘form’ from the environment with which it interacts, and from the energies released within.

Barbara Casavecchia

is a writer, curator and educator based in Venice and Milan, where she teaches at Brera art academy. Contributing editor for Frieze, her articles and essays have appeared in Art Agenda, Art Review, Flash Art, Mousse, South/documenta 14, Spike, among others, as well as in several artist books and catalogues. She is currently leading (2021-23) the research fellowship The Current III “Mediterraneans: ‘Thus waves come in pairs’ (after Etel Adnan)” promoted by TBA21-Academy at Ocean Space.