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Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It's a place for artistic production and research that focuses on the development of the creative process and facilitates cultural exchange across borders.

It is a matter of “the Method “

The actor Giovanni Morassutti, with Google Arts & Culture, brings online a Digital Exhibition on the history and peculiarities of the discussed “Method”, from Stanislavskij to Strasberg.

Read the full article in Italian on Cinematografo

5VIE D’N’A

 From September 28 until October 10th at Siam1838 located at via Santa Marta 18 in Milan, Giovanni Morassutti, founder of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence, will present its latest projects to the public.

The project 5VIE D’N’A Design ‘n’ Art for a better world, is a schedule of events, produced and organized by 5VIE. The event will take place from September 28th to October 10th 2020 in the historical center of Milan in “hybrid” mode: live between the streets of the district and online through a new digital platform designed to make the 5VIE network even smarter. Different types of actors will take part in the digital project: exhibitors (about one hundred designers, artists, gallerists, restaurateurs, shopkeepers, artisans…), national and international cultural realities (museums, institutions, artist residences, cultural and research institutes), digital ambassadors and finally visitors who will be able to live an even more innovative and engaging experience thanks to the gamification component inserted in the platform that makes the fruition a fresh and enjoyable experience.

Check out the event in Italian on Eventbrite and in English on Artrabbit.

Art Aia is pleased to collaborate with emerging photographer Arianna Serio

Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin, subsidiary of Art Aia Creatives \ In \ Residence welcomes Italian photographer Arianna Serio who just started a collaboration in Berlin dealing with social media management, project development, content creation among other duties.

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“Calabrone jewelry”

We are very pleased to have Arianna on board, not only she is a talented photographer but also very capable of creating innovative projects and artistic concepts.

Arianna is sponsored by European Community, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs.

More info about the project here.

Art Aia on Wescover using Google Lens AR/visual search.

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence has recently joined Wescover which is an online platform that connects the people, places, and stories behind design objects that impact our everyday lives and that credits and celebrates the Creators behind our experiences.

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Interactive map on Wescover

Wescover also works together with Google Lens which helps artists get discovered using  AR/visual search. This visual search lets you look up what’s in front of you and, in the case of Wescover, leads you to an exact match. It’s an empowering tool for anyone interested in art. In the near future, Wescover will use this tool to reveal more 3D objects like furniture and light fixtures too. The platform features also an interactive map that  automatically updates when items are added so visitors can see the range of the creative work growing on the map.

 

Learn more about  Google Lens     

 

An International artist residency in intriguing borderland Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. 

The Region is almost completely unknown to tourists even though it is a beautiful place to explore especially for its landscapes, from mountains like the stunning Dolomites, lakes, vineyards to the Adriatic coastline. 

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is also rich in culture, cuisine, and architectural style of its pretty towns. The International art residency is located inside a farm immersed in the nature of the Friulan territory and its aims are the cultural research and the artistic experimentation by hosting artists from all over the world allowing them to focus on the development of their creative process.

Read the full article on Hardcore Italians

Experimental Cinema on Art Aia

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an International art residency located in the contryside of Northern Italy near Casarsa della Delizia the hometown of Pier Paolo Pasolini. The venue offers several kind of activities including  experimental film residencies  aimed to promote the writing, creation and post-production of documentaries, short films, feature films following a logic released from the pressures and constraints of the institutional systems of main stream film industry. The crews involved in the projects can be hosted in the structure while working within several location of the art residency. For any outdoor shooting, they can use the garden, the vineyards and the fields. In recent years at Art Aia occurred several creative residencies related to the audiovisual resulted in documentaries and short films that have seen players also coming from the nearest town of Sesto al Reghena like a work in progress  documentary film  about the organic creative process taught by John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg.

Check the full entry on Experimental Cinema .

“Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence” un centro culturale eco-sostenibile ed una piattaforma internazionale per artisti durante Covid19

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence
An international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Art Aia -Creatives / In / Residence
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It’s a place for artistic production and research that focuses on the development of the creative process and facilitates cultural exchange across borders.

History 
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is located three kilometers from Sesto al Reghena, in the locality of “Banduzzo” (which in local dialect means “Place Banned”) and from the mid-nineteenth century has been an agricultural center of the Morassutti Family.

The small Church of St. Anthony of Padua 
In the garden of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence stands the nineteenth century Church of St. Anthony of Padua, erected by the owners of these lands and it contains the contemporary altar-piece which represents Saint John the Baptist and Saint Antony of Padua.

Today 
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence currently promotes cultural and artistic activities at a local and international level. In the past few years several teaching artists have been collaborating with the venue like American Master Drama Teacher John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg, who held two International acting workshops as well as Italo-Palestinian artist Mustafa Sabbagh who taught a photography masterclass in 2014. Several artist collectives have also been hosted in the center like Marsala 11 and the Institut für Alles Mögliche of Berlin among others.

Art Aia Facilities 
Art Aia Creatives / In / Residence has various working spaces at the disposal of the visiting artists. Spacious rooms and outdoor spaces are available for production, exhibiting, exchange and leisure, including the Art Aia guest house, the Art Aia studio, the garden, the multi purpose and cross-disciplinary art centre (in progress), the Art Aia rehearsal space, the fields and the vineyard where installations and performances can be realized.

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Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence è una residenza d’arte internazionale situata all´interno di un antico centro agricolo vicino al comune di Sesto al Reghena, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Attualmente lo spazio promuove attività culturali ed artistiche a livello locale ed internazionale. Diversi gli artisti e i collettivi che hanno collaborato con Art Aia come l’attore e regista  americano John Strasberg, figlio di Lee Strasberg, che ha tenuto due seminari di recitazione , il fotografo italo-palestinese Mustafa Sabbagh che ha tenuto un corso di perfezionamento nel 2014, I Marsala 11 con Mappe Fluide, l’ Institut für Alles Mögliche in uno scambio culturale con Berlino, l’ Arts Territory Exchange sostenuto dal Centro inglese per le pratiche sostenibili nelle arti e l´Uronto Artist Community in Bangladesh. Come sostiene John Strasberg in un’intervista rilasciata durante le riprese del documentario Personal Dream Space: “Art Aia è un posto speciale. Il fatto che le persone si incontrino in un luogo di campagna, con la voglia di impegnarsi per migliorare, cambia semplicemente l’atmosfera di lavoro. C’è una sorta di rilassamento e familiarità che lo rende davvero molto speciale”. 

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Railroad vince il premio Tor Vergata al XVIII Festival Internazionale del Teatro Patologico. In scena anche l’attore Giovanni Morassutti in entrambi i ruoli da protagonista

Giovanni Morassutti e Lilia Lytra in Railroad

Si è conclusa da pochi giorni la ventottesima edizione del Festival del Teatro Patologico diretto da Dario D’Ambrosi e dedicato alla memoria di Ellen Stewart, La Mama di New York. Molti gli spettacoli presentati tra cui Railroad scritto e diretto dall’americano Bryan Reynolds, fondatore della compagnia internazionale Transversal Theater Company. Un cast europeo con attori greci come Xronis Sapountzakis e Sophia Dermitzaki , belgi come Bruno Mathelart e suo figlio Romain, svedesi come Fredrik Schirén, olandesi come l´attrice e cantante Anouk briefjes e italiani come Francesca Tasini e Antonio Russo alle prese con un dramma forte e intenso sul tema dell’Olocausto.

La storia di due famiglie, una ebrea e una nazista e dei loro posteri americani. Il dramma è originariamente concepito per far interpretare agli stessi quattro attori tutti i ruoli come per Giovanni Morassutti, che ha avuto modo d’interpretare sia il padre della famiglia tedesca nella produzione in Svezia del 2014, sia quello del padre della famiglia ebrea in Belgio nel 2019, cimentandosi con “le due facce della medaglia” e dando prova della sua versatilità attoriale. “Sono molto contento di questo riconoscimento” afferma Morassutti. “Non solo per il fatto che sia un omaggio a Ellen con cui ho avuto l’onore di lavorare durante gli anni trascorsi a New York e che tengo sempre nel cuore, ma perche’ ritengo che uno spettacolo con attori internazionali rappresenti una sfida e un’opportunità di mettere in gioco un’idea culturale prestabilita di teatro e recitazione. In fondo questo l’ho imparato proprio a La MaMa“. Morassutti e un attore diplomato al Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma, da alcuni anni di base a Berlino, che si divide tra cinema e teatro oltre a dedicarsi all’arte contemporanea come artista e imprenditore culturale.

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Arts management in South Asia and Europe. The Intertwining of arts management and artistic practice

Italian actor, artist and cultural entrepreneur Giovanni Morassutti and Bangladeshi curator and researcher Sadya Mizan have been collaborating in 2019 in the International project Uronto – an Artist-Led Open Collective in Bangladesh with a residential exchange program. In the following interview, they share its outcomes for international arts management, curatorship, cooperation, and similarities and differences between art practices in the Western and the non-Western world.

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Dubolhati Rajbari located in Naogaon, Bangladesh

Sadya: What is your understanding of the intersection of curation and arts management in the European context?

Giovanni: I have the feeling that curatorship in Europe is becoming more and more an academic field confined to institutional settings. The problem is that the process tends to be very analytical, requiring to apply the knowledge of contemporary art theories, mainly connected to criticism of visual art forms. This can lack a more intuitive interpretation of artworks, which in my opinion would allow a better understanding of the artistic process. I also believe that it is important to integrate the knowledge of different disciplines in the development of creative communication between art and society, as well as it is fundamental to learn how to communicate with the audience. In terms of arts management, I see, especially in Berlin, many people and art collectives inventing and testing new formats. Many project spaces, including my pop-up gallery Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin, are interested in opening up intellectual borders between different cultures by independently managed residency programs and cultural exchanges. The intersection happens when there is an interest in interpreting art production in a wider context.

Sadya: I completely understand the consequences of the academic process focusing too much into art history and feeding art critics while ignoring the need for interactive communication. In Bangladesh, on the other hand, there is only a very poor presence of curatorial practice, no curators in art infrastructures, no curatorial studies in any art institute – matter of fact, we have such few numbers of such institutes at all and all of them with a classical colonized curriculum. Some of the artists with strong passion and dedication are coming in front line action as independent curators or arts managers, mostly learning by doing. I look at this also positively as a kind of freedom but in the long run we do need institutional training, not necessarily in art history but in other related segments. Especially nowadays the freedom of self-taught curatorial positions in Bangladesh is being corrupted by few practitioners to survive in the shrinking pot of opportunities ultimately contaminating the importance of a curator and arts manager.

Read the full interview on Arts Management Network – State of the arts

Hello World. A powerful gesture of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Art Aia is very pleased to collaborate with  non-profit organization TransCultural Exchange in Hello World, an international project which represents a powerful gesture of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TransCultural Exchange (TCE) is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is “to foster a greater understanding of world cultures through large-scale global projects, artist exchanges and, most notably, a biennale International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts.” TransCultural Exchange was founded by Mary Sherman in 1989.

More on Wikipedia.

“Below is a link to Hello World, an international project, where artists throughout the world have submitted art works to share with all of us. We hope you enjoy this gesture of goodwill and solidarity from our colleagues around the globe.

Please find more info about the project on TransCultural Exchange.