19 2 – 27 4 2013
Akbank Sanat, Istanbul

This project brings together the works produced on basis of artistic strategies of appropriation, citation, translation and recreation of historical pieces and events. It follows Deleuze’s concept of repetition, which he deems as the power standing against singularity, as a violation and exception of special qualities covered by Law. In this regard, the project aims to provide new insights into understanding of repetition-based modern art applications.

Rossella Biscotti contributed with the performance part of Il Processo (The Trial, 2010 – 12), which focuses on the April 7 trial (1983-1984), against the members of the leftish revolutionary movement Autonomia Operaia, and on the Aula Bunker in Rome, the high-security courthouse in Foro Italico that hosted the most important trials of the anni di piombo. See for more information dOCUMENTA(13) and RijksakademieOpen 2011

Curated by Alejandra Labastida

Ross ella Biscotti, Il Processo (The Trial), 2010-12



THE LIFE OF OTHERS. REPETITION AND SURVIVAL
11 01 - 02 02 2013
CDA Projects, Istanbul

Portugese writer Fernando Pessoa quotes an ancient seamen saying from Plutarkhos 'Navigare necesse est…' Sail away, we must. Once sailing away, what happens afterwards poses an unknown that cannot be figured out on one’s own despite attempts of formulas and solutions to clarify. Sailing away is re-imagining the horizon, risking the knowns and transforming in response to the process. 'Sail Away, We Must!' hints at how Pessoa re-produces himself by materializing himself under new heteroynms and calls for imagining a new horizon by reminding unforeseen gaps and unknowns within artistic production especially in the moment of being cornered by the harsh political climate.
In the artistic context, material is an open field of forces where content and context of a work is transformed. It embodies artistic self-positioning in a specific time-space, relating with the surroundings. Historically, our perception of matter has been transformed by the artistic selection, treatment and performance of material since pissoir's re-introduction in the form of an art object. Shaped by risk, imagination and process, material not only continues to refigure our understanding of materiality but also redefines body’s relationship with the surrounding matter.

Rossella Biscotti uses archaeology as a metaphor of research and transforms her material into an open ended piece of information by conceptualizing it in the relation between the man who finds and the finding. 

curated by Övül Durmusoglu

Rossella Biscotti, La Staza Rossa, 2013



SAIL AWAY, WE MUST
29 11 2012 - 24 2 2013
+MSUM Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

"Dear Art" insists on the obstinate repetition of what has become the curatorial method. Obsessed with the interconnectedness of art and politics and plagued by the nature of art's "inefficiency," it attempts to ask necessary questions: Why do we still need art, and what is it that we expect to get from art today? What is its promise, and what do we promise it in return? And what happens when this promise is broken, betrayed, and just plain exhausted?

"Dear Art" approaches questions of the artist's autonomy and art's necessity through works that deliberately blur the relationship between engagement, self-referentiality and aesthetics. Engaged with a range of contradictory, heterogeneous methods that affirm endurance, endure indecisiveness, face misunderstandings and reassert allegiances, the works included address the ways in which misunderstanding, confusion, regret, possession, appreciation and devaluation, support and solidarity play out in contemporary art practice, and in defining one's practice in relation to discussions on reconfiguring the field of art and its relationship to the political.

curated by What, How and for Whom/WHW

Rossella Biscotti, Everything is somehow related to everything else, yet the whole is terrifyingly unstable, 2008



DEAR ART

Binnenkant 21, Amsterdam

"Sorry... where am I?" #0 is a project that aims to present the work of young artists living in the Netherlands and working on a multicultural concept, on the idea of collective memory re-activation and on the relationship between perceived and practiced space. The core issue of the show is the concept of community, reflecting on which devices are able to make a social group conscious of its belongings and how individuals in the internet era can find new ways to interact. Since the duality between capitalism/communism faded and a new misleading resistance is created out monotheistic identities driven wars, the first question to handle is: which are our cultural reference and what is the actual collective vision about the future?

Biscotti’s video Muctar proposes a reflection around what may constitute a documentary, a much debated theme for the last ten years both in arts and cinema, she introduces the problematic through the story of two Russian immigrates meeting in Naples and having a discussion about multiculturalism and the integration concept. The video goes about language and visual sign’s misunderstanding.

Curated by Lorenzo Bruni

Rossella Biscotti, Muctar, video, 10', 2003



SORRY... BUT WHERE AM I ? #0
10 10 2012
Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,Paris

Seminar conceptualised and organised by Patricia Falguiéres, Elisabeth Lebovici, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Natasa Petresin within the framework of CESTA/EHESS

http.//cesta.eh ess.fr/

http.//www.ehess.fr /

Wednesday 10 October 2012 at 19h- Rossella Biscotti 

The topic of the seminar revolves around how to engage and position oneself within contemporary art today, specifically, from the viewpoint of artists and cultural producers. The "Fall of the Wall" and the spread of globalization and the erasure of polarities in the world of contemporary art, provoke new forms of activism and new collective proposals. This seminar will give voice to the artists, curators, critics who work outside France and who question the space and the forms of political representation, re-inscribe utopia in the heart of collective projects, explore the major legitimacy and the dead angels of democracy. 

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS
11 10- 16 12 2012
This is a special blackout edition! 

Inspired by "Bleckout" ,a poem written by Nanni Balestrini and his use of the cut-up technique, the exhibition explores the motion preceding a blackout consisting of a sequence of accelerations and saturations until reaching a breakdown point.

Opening reception: Tuesday, October 9 from 6 to 9pm

An exhibition with works from the Kadist collection, co-curated by Rossella Biscotti

 



THIS IS A SPECIAL BLACKOUT EDITION!
23 09-11 11 2012
curated by Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen and Kathrin Jentjens 

Celebrating the return of the Stedelijk Musemum as the focal point of Amsterdam's contemporary art scene, "Beyond Imagination" , the first temporary exhibition at the new Stedelijk,is a tribute to the art that is made in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. 

"Be yond Imagination" includes new projects and commissioned works by 20 artists, Dutch nationals as well as those born elsewhere all of who are active today in the Netherlands.

www.stedelijk. nl

 



BEYOND IMAGINATION, STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
16 09 -18 11 12
Curated by Marcella Beccaria

The protagonists of History I Newer Lived Through (Indirect Witness) have been choosen as representative of a new generation of Italian artists who use the history of Italy as the subject in their work. Interpreted in a wide range of forms and choice of media, the works on display focus on some of the periods that have thagically marked the history of Italy over the 20th century. 

www.castello dirivoli.org

 



HISTORY I NEWER LIVED THROUGH (INDIRECT WITNESS)
15 09 -13 01 2013
curated by Rein Wolfs

'The New Public. From a new public dimension to new users.'  is the exhibition which opened Museon's autumn season on 14th September, curated by Rein Wolfs- Museion's guest curator for 2012 and director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel. Our concept of the public dimension has changed hugely over the last few decades. On one hand, public control over economic and social developments has weakened, making way for a new world order run by the private economy- a situation that is lambasted by protest movements such as Occupy.

www.museion.it

 



NEW PUBLIC, MUSEION, BOLZANO
09 06 - 16 09 2012
Il Processo (The Trial), 2010-2012

Il Processo (The Trial, 2010 – 12) focuses on the April 7 trial (1983-1984) against the members of the leftish revolutionary movement Autonomia Operaia, and on the Aula Bunker in Rome, the high-security courthouse in Foro Italico that hosted the most important trials of the anni di piombo. The installation consists of concrete sculptures made from casts of the architectural features of the courtroom, taken shortly before their demolition. These are accompanied by an six-hour audio editing of the April 7 trial recordings. The defendants included philosophers as Antonio Negri and Paolo Virno, and other intellectuals accused of being ideologically and morally responsible for Italian terrorism developed in the late 1970s. The audio is simultaneously live-interpreted by a professional translator from Italian to English and German, so that the historical testimony becomes reactivated through a contemporary voice and body.

Neue Galerie, dOCUMENTA (13)



IL PROCESSO DOCUMENTA (13)
02 06 - 30 09 2012
Rossella Biscotti at Manifesta 9, in Genk (BE). She will show the new work The Conductor, 2012 as well as Title One: tasks of the community, 2012. The curators are: Cuauhtémoc Medina (Mexico Stad, 1965.), Dawn Ades (Londen, GB 1943), Katerina Gregos (Athene, GR 1967).

Manifesta originated in the early 90's in response to the political, economic and social changes following the end of the Cold War and the subsequent steps towards European integration. Since that time, Manifesta has developed into traveling platform focusing on the dialogue between art and society in Europe. Manifesta has become a flexible and mobile structure, capable of continuously changing and reinventing itself. For each edition of Manifesta a new curator or team of curators is appointed who in turn invite artists from around the world to participate.

manife sta9.org

 



MANIFESTA 9
25 05 - 08 07 2012
Exhibition at Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL) with works of The Prison of Santo Stefano, 2012

Curated by:

Lorenzo Benedetti

''Rossella Biscotti’s project is informed by research into the state of detention. Focusing on a prisoner’s general conditions she analyzes the psychological effects caused by isolation, the aim of which is to destroy physical and intellectual abilities. The project is developed inside the first prison built for life imprisonment, which opened its doors in 1793 on the island of Santo Stefano, 50 km from the Italian coastline. The prison is a Panopticon resembling the San Carlo Opera Theatre in Naples. The panoptic structure, developed by Jeremy Bentham, expresses the desire of institutional powers to punish the prisoner and annul his identity, through the constant sensation of being controlled. The Santo Stefano structure was in function until 1965. It had also been used for political captivity.
The sculptures presented in De Vleeshal are the imprint of some of the cells and other spaces of the panopticon.''



L'ISOLA
2012
The book 'Ten Works' with as auteur Rossella Biscotti and published by Mousse Publishing, MAXXI, Rome. 

The book is multilanguage (English and Italian). 

ISBN: 9788896501658



BOOK: 'TEN WORKS'
14 04 - 12 05 2012
An Exhibtion of a Study on Knowledge, Forum Stadtpark Graz 

Participating artists:

Rossella Biscotti (IT/NL), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Nikolaus Gansterer (AT), Toril Johannessen (NO), Pilvi Takala (FI), Haegue Yang (KR), Gernot Wieland (AT)

Curated by:

Margit Neuhold (AT), Fatos Ustek (TR/GB)

''The exhibition itself as a study brings together seven international artists in the midst of current changes of the production and position of knowledge. Their artistic practices expand on other domains of critical thinking to bring out scientific, statistical, discursive, empirical, playful or artistic perspectives on knowledge. Aiming at an encapsulation of ephemerality (knowledge), the exhibition will enhance the position of an investigation at large, than a mere display of conceptual objects.'' 

(Fatos Ustek)

www.fatosustek.com/an-exhibition-o f-a-study-on-knowledge



AN EXHIBITION OF A STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE
29 03-02 06 2012
Exhibition Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto and Lisbon (PT), knell dobre glas curated by Oscar Faria

March 29 - May 12, Lisbon

April 27 - June 2, Porto

Participating artists:

Rigo 23, Julie Ault, Rui Baião, Rossella Biscotti, Kevin van Braak, Christian Capurro, Emory Douglas, Christine Fowler, Luis Manuel Gaspar, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Carl Holmqvist, Heinz Peter Knest, André Maranha, Pedro Morais, Paulo Nozolino, Rui Nunes, Henrik Olesen, Willem Oorebeek, Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Sara Rodrigues, Ahlam Shibli, Arlindo Silva, Thierry Simões, André Sousa, Sérgio Taborda, Francisco Tropa, Danh Vo



KNELL DOBRE GLAS
17 02 - 18 03 2012
Exhibition Title One: The tasks of the Community

Title One: The tasks of the Community is the first presentation of Italian artist Rossella Biscotti’s oeuvre in Lithuania.

‘’Title one: The tasks of the Community, borrows its title from the Euratom Treaty that established the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) in 1957, with the purpose of assisting the development of nuclear power; it was also an agreement that set the basis for the economic cooperation within the European Union. The title of the chapter could also be read independently and expanded by asking: What is a Community? The European Community? What is the community of people organised in the same building or the same city? ...
... Biscotti’s new work inquires into the issues of nuclear energy, representative of related political and economic forces, and has as its point of departure the recent closure of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania. She bought lead and copper that were previously used in the plant’s premises...

... Together with the first edition of the Title One... project, this exhibition also presents an earlier work by Biscotti; The Sun Shines in Kiev (2006), consisting of a film, three slide-projec- tions and a poster. The film The Sun Shines in Kiev recreates fragments from the biography of the Ukrainian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko, starting from the moment he decided to film the nuclear power plant catastrophe in Chernobyl in 1986. ''

(Vasaris, Contemporary Art Center catalogue, 2012)



TITLE ONE: THE TASKS OF THE COMMUNITY - CAC VILNIUS
29 02 - 03 03 2012
A reading in Arabic by Abdellah Elmouaaouy of fragments from the work The Trial
Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum

 

 



MARRAKECH BIENNALE 2012 - READING
15 02 2012
Part of the program of History upside down

by Deimantas Narkevicius



LECTURE AT THE VILNIUS ACADEMY OF FINE ART
08 02 2012
Lecture at the program Studium Generale

I would like to make a step back and take the public event Where are the Artists? hosted by the Rijksakademie on April 26, 2011 as a starting point of reflection, in response to the previous lecture by Artists in Occupy Amsterdam. What is our position as artists? How do individual artistic practice, and the subjective experience of its processes take part in the present movement of social and political transformation? Can art function as a meeting place, a micro-social model? How do we embrace the social transformation and envisage scenario for the future? The notion of vulnerability places art "in between" social, economic and political forces, and thus bridges individual and collective practices and hosts marginalities. Can the "space of art" host, connect and share social forces?


*Daniel Buren, Where are the artists?, February 1972 

studiumgenerale.rie tveldacademie.nl/

LECTURE FILTHY IMAGE AT RIETVELD ACADEMY
26/27 November 2011
During RijksakademieOPEN 2011, over 50 resident artists from all over the world open their studios. The diversity of their backgrounds and the broad range of artist's positions offer a unique view on the latest developments in contemporary art.

Participating artists:

Olga Balema (US/UA), Daniel Barroca (PT), Feiko Beckers (NL), Julien Beneyton (FR), Rossella Biscotti (IT/NL), Deniz Buga (TR), Michiel Ceulers (BE), Yin-Ju Chen (TW/US), Leidy Churchman (US), Rebecca Digne (FR), Helen Dowling (GB), Jeffrey Dunsbergen (NL), Fidel García (CU), Ruben Grilo (ES), Xi Guo (CN), Idan Hayosh (IL/NL), Roderick Hietbrink (NL), Emre Hüner (TR), Hamid El Kanbouhi (MA/NL), Shiu Jin (KR), Lev Kazachenko (RU/NL), Gert Jan Kocken (NL), Philipp Kremer (DE)
Pawel Kruk (PL/US), Annaïk Lou Pitteloud (CH/NL), Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (US), Alberto De Michele (IT/NL), Kianoosh Motallebi (GB/NL), Xue Mu (CN/NL), Min Oh (KR/NL), Uche Okpa-Iroha (NG), Marc Oosting (NL), Femmy Otten (NL), Josje Peters (NL)
Esteban Piedra Leon (CR), Irina Popova (RU), Muzi Quawson (GB), Jean-Charles de Quillacq (FR), Jhafis Quintero Gonzales (PA/CR), Thomas Raat (NL), Ayman Ramadan (EG), Sanne Rous (NL), Pamela Rosenkranz (CH/DE), Lei Saito (JP/FR), Maarten Sleeuwits (NL), Rebecca Stephany (DE/NL), Edward Clydesdale Thomson (GB/NL), Pathy Tshindele (CD), Antonio Vega Macotela (MX), Aldwin van de Ven (NL), Anne de Vries (NL), Katarina Zdjelar (RS/NL)

Rossella Biscotti contributed with her work Il Processo (The Trial, 2010 – 12) focuses on the April 7 trial (1983-1984) against the members of the leftish revolutionary movement Autonomia Operaia, and on the Aula Bunker in Rome, the high-security courthouse in Foro Italico that hosted the most important trials of the anni di piombo. The installation consists of concrete sculptures made from casts of the architectural features of the courtroom, taken shortly before their demolition. These are accompanied by an six-hour audio editing of the April 7 trial recordings. The defendants included philosophers as Antonio Negri and Paolo Virno, and other intellectuals accused of being ideologically and morally responsible for Italian terrorism developed in the late 1970s. The audio is simultaneously live-interpreted by a professional translator from Italian to English, so that the historical testimony becomes reactivated through a contemporary voice and body.



RIJKSAKADEMIE OPEN 2011
07/10/2011 - 09/10/2011
The Autonomy Project Symposium addresses the position of art in society today. The notion of autonomy, once designed to specify art’s place within society, has become a means of occluding its public relevance. This has become very clear when recently Dutch neoliberals and populists proposed large cuts on culture, arguing that art is primarily a private affair and has no real public function. The inability of the Dutch art world to mount an effective counter campaign has thereby made explicit the fact that the confusion   concerning the public nature of an autonomous art comes not only from without but also from within.
The symposium wishes to address the current situation through the work of the French philosopher Jacques Rancière. He has been committed to describing the function of art’s autonomy within public life today. Through a mixture of lectures and workshops the symposium explores Rancière’s valuable contribution both from theoretical and practical perspectives.

My presentation will be on the 09th October 2011 at 16.30

www.vanabbemuseum.n l/en/browse-all/

 

THE AUTONOMY PROJECT
19th September until 18th November 2011
CAMERE XVI

The Third Tiger

ROSSELLA BISCOTTI – MARK MANDERS – OLAF NICOLAI

Curated by Lorenzo Benedetti

RAM radioartemobile - Via Conte Verde 15 - Rome

Opening 19th September 2011 at 7 p.m. HOURS until 18th November 2011

Identity, space, estrangement and memory. We slide and in falling we find equilibrium in the 16th edition of Camere. Once more on this occasion the RAM spaces lay testimony to an entirely special dimension in which the works of the invited artists are inserted.
During the opening of the exhibition, the poet Marije Langelaar will read a selection of poems in a clear dialogue with Manders’s works: a direct link between the hidden identity of the latter’s sculpture and a revealed identity in Langelaar’s words. The reading of Marije Langelaar’s poems will be broadcasted on RAM LIVE, http://live.radioartemobile.it/



CAMERE XVI THE THIRD TIGER ROSSELLA BISCOTTI – MARK MANDERS – OLAF NICOLAI
September 8th -12th, 2011
PLEASE CLOSE YOUR EYES

Rossella Biscotti | Claire Fontaine | Anna Ostoya

Aleksandra Domanović | Superflex

Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum

European Culture Congress, Wrocław, Poland

September 8th -12th, 2011

http://www.culturecongress.eu/e n/event/10x10_kirszenbaum

T he exhibition Please Close your Eyes is a reflexion on the notion of political and social event, and is articulated around three themes: impact, reaction/interpretation, hypnosis. What does remain of an event in our collective and individual memory, and to what extent can our contemporary tools be useful to decode and understand its significations? Please Close your Eyes also appears as a distorted mirror of the event that the European Congress for Cultural itself is, lasting for four days, which corresponds to the average time that media deals with information. Five young artists or collectives from Europe and the United States have been invited to contribute to the project in a variety of media including collages, video, sculpture and performative installation.



PLEASE CLOSE YOUR EYES / EUROPEAN CULTURE CONGRESS, WROCłAW (POLAND)
7 June 2011 at 17.30
No Order .
Art in a Post-Fordist Society N.1

7 June 2011 Triennale di Milano
17.30, Triennale Lab room
Participants:
Sylvère Lotringer , Christian Marazzi , Rossella Biscotti
and Marco Scotini

NABA – the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano and Archive Books (Berlin) are pleased to announce the publication of a new art magazine: No Order. Art in a Post-Fordist Society . This editorial research and investigative project focuses on the relationships between contemporary art systems and capitalism’s production methods.

By means of an investigation into current creative industries – and their social, economic and semiotic assemblages – the magazine contributions (essays, articles, interviews and dialogues as well as artists’ projects) aim to deconstruct, analyse and intervene within the ambit of the methods and forms of cognitive capitalism. It will concentrate, in particular, on the phenomena of the ‘biennalisation,’ ‘financialization’ and ‘spectacularization’ of the political, beginning with the control and distribution of forms of artistic education, production and display on a global scale.

No Order. Art in a Post Fordist Society is edited by Marco Scotini, published by Archive Books (Berlin), promoted and supported by NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano.

For further information about the launch, or for press inquiries and orders, please contact:
ARCHIVE BOOKS
info@archivebooks.org
http://www.archivebooks.org
 



NO ORDER. ART IN A POST-FORDIST SOCIETY N.1
4 December 2010-20 March 2011
Rossella Biscotti is the winner of Premio Italia Arte Contemporanea organised by MAXXI, with the work Il Processo (2010-2011).

The four finalists, Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio (with a special mention to Stanze, 2010) and Piero Golia, were requested to realise site specific projects that will be on show till  march 20th. The winning artwork is acquired by the museum collection, and a monographic publication containing an overview of all texts and artworks will be realised for the artist.

Designed to promote the national art scene, the Italian Contemporary Art Prize identifies the most significant strands of research of recent years and is open to artists under 45 years of age who are either Italian or resident in Italy. The Prize is born out of the experience of the Young Italian Art Prize that in its previous four editions provided a launching pad for artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Lara Favaretto, Nico Vascellari and Francesco Vezzoli, while at the same time enhancing the museum’s collection. It is particularly significant that 10 years on from its creation, the prize returns to the MAXXI with which it shares a mission of promoting and supporting Italian contemporary art.



"IL PROCESSO" WINS THE PREMIO ITALIA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA 2010 AT MAXXI MUSEUM
21 Nov 2010 - 13 Mar 2011
TO THE ARTS, CITIZENS!
21 Nov 2010 - 13 Mar 2011 - MUSEUM

ROSSELLA BISCOTTI & KEVIN VAN BRAAK * BUREAU D’ÉTUDES * STEFAN BRÜGGEMANN * CAROLINA CAYCEDO * CHTO DELAT? * SAM DURANT * GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON * MATIAS FALDBAKKEN * CLAIRE FONTAINE * ZACHARY FORMWALT * ANDREA GEYER * SHILPA GUPTA * SHARON HAYES * GERT JAN KOCKEN * ASIER MENDIZABAL * CARLOS MOTTA * TOM NICHOLSON * AHMET ÖGÜT * NIKOLAY OLEYNIKOV * RIGO 23 * ANDRÉ ROMÃO * PEDRO G. ROMERO *  AHLAM SHIBLI *   MARIANA SILVA *  ANTÓNIO DE SOUSA *  JOÃO SOUSA CARDOSO *  NICOLINE VAN HARSKAMP *  VANGELIS VLAHOS * DANH VO * SIMON WACHSMUTH

‘To the Arts, Citizens!’ focuses on some of the intersections between art and politics as manifested in our time by looking into issues such as activism, citizenship, memory, immigration, ideology, revolution, utopia, iconoclasm, democracy, catastrophe, crisis, sexuality, environment and globalization, among others.
The exhibition brings together works produced by artists born after 1961, the year of the construction of the Berlin Wall, an object that materializes an ideological divide which marked the twentieth century, and whose shadow still impinges upon political and cultural thought at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Simultaneously, the Museum will also present the exhibition ‘On the margins of Art’ which gathers a selection of artworks by numerous artists and groups, and includes magazines, graphic works and other published materials that illuminate utopia and intervention upon reality through references to political contexts and themes.
‘To the Arts, Citizens!’ is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic, established in the sequence of the Revolution of 5 October 1910.
The exhibition will open on the 20th and 21th November 2010 and will run until 13 March 2010.

Curators of the exhibition ‘To the Arts, Citizens!’: Óscar Faria and João Fernandes
Curator of the exhibition ‘On the Margins of Art’: Guy Schraenen
Production: Fundação de Serralves

Publication available.



TO THE ARTS, CITIZENS! FUNDAçãO DE SERRALVES
26 november 2010 - 8 may 2011
"Courage. Contemporary Art from the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo "
Aosta, Centro Saint-Bénin
26 november 2010 - 8 may 2011

The exhibition, presented by Francesco Bonami, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, brings together the works of twenty international artists:

Letizia Battaglia (Palermo, 1935), Rossella Biscotti (Molfetta-Bari,1978), Maurizio Cattelan (Padova, 1960), Marta Dell’Angelo (Pavia,1970), Donghee Koo (Corea del Sud, 1974), Lara Favaretto (Treviso,1973), Nan Goldin (U.S.A., 1953), Massimo Grimaldi (Taranto, 1974),Mona Hatoum (Libano, 1952), Jenny Holzer (U.S.A., 1950), Emily Jacir
(Palestina, 1970), Armin Linke (Milano, 1966), Alessandro Mancassola e Barbara Ceriani Basilico (collettivo formatosi nel 2005), Catherine Opie (U.S.A., 1961), Anri Sala (Albania, 1974), Hans Schabus (Austria, 1970), Ahlam Shibli (Palestina, 1970), Mario Spada (Napoli, 1971), Cathrine Yass (UK, 1963).


Courage is a human characteristic, which makes its possessor capable of dealing with the dangers without fear, pain, uncertainty and intimidation. In contemporary society is not only physical courage against the pain and death but also against the moral shame and freedom of ideas and the courage is no longer a male prerogative, but more and more women, not only in West society, are becoming a symbol of courage. The courage remains in its moral value and social value essential for freedom of expression and human life. The exhibition highlights how contemporary art remains always able to enact important messages capable of representing the world in which we live. Many contemporary artists have faced in their work the theme of courage in both a political sense that in a moral sense.



"COURAGE. CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO " AOSTA, CENTRO SAINT-BéNIN
9 October – 23 December 2010
Cross-fades. Reconstructing the Future

Shedhalle, Zurich
9 October – 23 December 2010

with: Zbynek Baladrán (CZ), Rossella Biscotti (I/NL), Daniela Comani (I/D), Christoph Draeger (CH/USA), Karen Geyer (D/CH), Hofmann&Lindholm (D), Knowbotic Research (A/CH/D), Uriel Orlow (CH/UK), Suzanne Treister (PL/UK), Sarah Vanagt (B), Miriam Vysaczki (D)

Curated by Anke Hoffmann und Yvonne Volkart

Lately, history and the past have become topics in art to an ever greater extent. Just as the science of history has faced up to these challenges and overhauled its premises art, increasingly, takes part in the debate and continues to write or even rewrites history, clearly comprising the present debates in the theory of history, which, among others, today even deems subjective narratives and biographical research valid topics. History can be viewed as something that is not given but as a multi-layered bunch of many narrations. It should be told differently, should be rewritten again and again We perceive politically engaged art, as extraordinarily apt, ideally suited for this new approach in historiography since art always has been a field developing aesthetical procedures and strategies in opposition to the prevailing culture and its potential predomination. The title “Cross-fades” refers to an artistic strategy which we would like to put emphasis on. It means that we, today, put the past into a perspective that may possibly lead to a “film” of the future.



CROSS-FADES. RECONSTRUCTING THE FUTURE IN SHEDHALLE, ZURICH
June 26 - October 31, 2010
Carl Andre, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Huma Bhabha,Rossella Biscotti, Monica Bonvicini, Carlos Bunga, Cai Guo-Qiang, Valentin Carron, Maurizio Cattelan, Marcelo Cidade, Nemanja Cvijanović, Sam Durant, Urs Fischer, Yona Friedman, Cyprien Gaillard, Antony Gormley, Thomas Houseago, Daniel Knorr, Terence Koh, Liu Jianhua, Paul McCarthy, Ohad Meromi, Gustav Metzger, Deimantas Narkevicius, Kristina Norman, Damián Ortega, Santiago Sierra, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kevin van Braak, Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev, Gillian Wearing, Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nurbossyn Oris, Artur Żmijewski

Architecture
Asymptote, Norman Foster, Massimiliano Fuksas, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, MVRDV, Jean Nouvel

Workshop and Performance
Nevin Aladag, Vanessa Beecroft, Grzegorz Kowalski, Zorka Wollny

For further information:
www.2010.labiennaledicarrara.it

Photo: Enrico Pietro Chelli



XIV INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA
22/06 - 07/09/2010
THE DOCUMENTARY
Rossella Biscotti, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Moira Ricci, Mirko Smerdel
A cura di Marco Scotini
Opening / marted 22 giugno 2010 / ore 18.30
Fino al 7 settembre 2010 / mar-sab. / 11.00-14.00 15.00-19.00
prometeogallery di Ida Pisani / via Ventura 3 / Milano
info@prometeogallery.com / www.prometeogallery.com / T/F + 39 02 26024450

... “The Documentary” interrogates the document or image as a document in itself: the textual regimes it informs, the processes of identification that it legitimises, and the temporal dialectic it establishes. While it does show us a plausible history, the exhibition also probes the narrative principles, the regimes of truth and the objective evidence that have given and continue to give this history its form.

Designed as a set of diverse documents, the exhibition brings together evidence of facts, archived data, and the signs and traces of actions that the invited artists attempt to decipher, bring together and arrange in a different order and in new relationships. Rossella Biscotti (1978), Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio (1978), Moira Ricci (1977), and Mirko Smerdel (1978) are all representatives of an emerging Italian scene that is powerfully characterised at the generational level by an initial deviation: from the disappearance of public memory, from a past that has been removed, and from the unknown collective unconscious of a Italy Year-Zero.

As documentarists, creators of reality effects, and authors of counter-memories and private mythologies, the artists perform a twofold research into the images of the past and into the means of representing it. Curated by Marco Scotini, “The Documentary” is an attempt to fuse time not into a past that preserves but into the present that creates it. As such, it is not just a matter of telling stories but more one of creating devices in which history can come about, as Guattari once said. ...



THE DOCUMENTARY





PERFORMANCE
12th May - 31 July 2010
In Full Bloom

curated by Antonio Grulli,

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan (IT)

Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Brown project space
Kaleidoscope
Warren Oliver Davis Sartoria uomo - donna

During opening days it will be possible to see the exhibition also in other venues as 2 private houses and Luigi Presicce’s studio

The artists on show will be:
Meris Angioletti, Rossella Biscotti, Barbara Bloom, Sophie Calle, Keren Cytter, Tim Etchells, Cleo Fariselli, Michael Fliri, Tehching Hsieh, Roni Horn, Joan Jonas, Klara Kristalova, Zoe Leonard, Nicola Martini, Margherita Moscardini, Luigi Presicce, Martha Rosler, Mathilde Rosier, Mladen Stilinovic, Jennifer West...



IN FULL BLOOM CURATED BY ANTONIO GRULLI GALLERIA RAFFAELLA CORTESE
1st May -11 July 2010
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (CA)

Not Necessarily in that Order curated by Helga Pakasaar

with Keren Cytter, Susan MacWilliam, Aida Ruilova and Lisa Steele.

333 Chesterfield Avenue
Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9, Canada
(604) 986-1351
www.presentationhousegall. com

 



PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY VANCOUVER (CA) NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER CURATED BY HELGA PAKASAAR
25 March – 31 August 2010
21x21. 21 artists for the 21st century

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy

The exhibition, curated by Francesco Bonami, will feature a wide selection of new and site-specific works by 21 young Italian artists. The exhibition will offer an in depth insight into the dynamics of contemporary art in Italy today.

The exhibition concept is based on the relationship between innovation and tradition, relevant to both the worlds of contemporary art and that of modern day industry, looking at progress versus preservation in relation to the country's existing heritage.

Participating artists are: Alterazioni Video, Meris Angioletti, Micol Assaël, Rosa Barba Rossella Biscotti, Elia Cantori, Ludovica Carbotta, Roberto Cuoghi, Luca Francesconi, Giuseppe Gabellone, Martino Gamper, Patrizio di Massimo, Diego Perrone, Paola Pivi, Riccardo Previdi, Matteo Rubbi, Giulio Squillacciotti, Alberto Tadiello, Santo Tolone, Patrick Tuttofuoco and Ian Tweedy.



21X21. 21 ARTISTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
26th February 23 May 2010
Tutta la memoria del mondo

GAM Underground Project

Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Turin, Italy

with Dani Gal, Simon Fujiwara, James Beckett, Patrizio di Massimo, Haris Epaminonda and Sean Snyder curated by Elena Volpato
.

Tutta la memoria del mondo, All the memory in the World, dedicated to the relationship between art and historical methods through a choice of influential texts, documents and images. Archive Books contributes to the exhibition with a reading room composed of books dedicated to the subject. 



TUTTA LA MEMORIA DEL MONDO CURATED BY ELENA VOLPATO GAM TORINO (IT)
25th February - 30th April 2010
Adelaide International 2010: Apart, we are together. Curated by Victoria Lynn

Samstag Museum of Art, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Centre of SA, Flinders University City Gallery and Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design.

Artists: Rossella Biscotti (Italy), Tara Donovan (USA), Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani (Germany), Julian Hooper (NZ), Iman Issa (Egypt), Donghee Koo (Republic of Korea), Li Mu (People's Republic of China), Lucy + Jorge Orta (UK/France), Raeda Saadeh (Palestine), Praneet Soi (India/Netherlands), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).

Artist talk at:
Artists' Week on Day three: Participatory Cultures 
Panel: Memory Flashes: Art Cinema and the Archive 
Speakers: Rossella Biscotti, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Assoc Prof Adrian Martin.
Chair: Katrina Sedgwickwhen: 3pm - 5.00pm , Sunday 28 February where: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA, City West Campus, 55 North Terrace



ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL 2010: APART, WE ARE TOGETHER. CURATED BY VICTORIA LYNN
30/01 - 20/02/2010
Wilfried Lentz Gallery is pleased to present Rossella Biscotti(IT, 1978) in our next exhibition,

A short story about memory, pentothal and dreams.

The opening will take place on Thursday February 4th, during Art Rotterdam, from 9:00 pm till 12:00 pm and the show will close on February 20th. We would be very pleased if you could join us.

The gallery is open Thursday - Saturdays from 1-6 pm and by appointment. For further information and press images, please contact the gallery at office@wilfriedlentz.com or +31 (0)10 4126459.
 



A SHORT STORY ABOUT MEMORY, PENTOTHAL AND DREAMS IN WILFRIED LENTZ ROTTERDAM
22 Januray -28 February 2010
168 Sections of a human brain (solo show)

Galleria Civica - Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneita' di trento, Trento (IT)

22/01- 28/02-2010

Opening 22 January 2010 at 19.00

http://www.fondaz ionegalleriacivica.tn.it/it/
 



168 SECTIONS OF A HUMAN BRAIN (SOLO SHOW)


WINNER OF THE ETTORE FICO PRIZE AT ARTISSIMA ART FAIR 2009
7/11/2008-10/01/2010
SUSPECT
Jesper Just | Keren Cytter | Rossella Biscotti

http:// www.depont.nl

Bang! A gunshot!
A gangster wearing a Trilby hat, a femme fatale, a detective standing in the rain on a dimly lit streetcorner. The silhouette of a smoking gun. A gloomy voice-over reports...
The exhibition Suspect, being shown in De Pont's project space as of 7 November and curated by Nikkie Herberigs and Imke Ruigrok, takes its inspiration from the film noir of the 1940s. Based on detective novels from the 1930s, these were shot in black-and-white, conveying the dark mood and sharp contrasts of German expressionist cinematography. This is no theme exhibition, but an investigation into the way in which the medium of film, particularly this type of film from the 1940s, and its classical elements are used by three contemporary artists:

Jesper Just | Keren Cytter | Rossella Biscotti



SUSPECT AT DE PONT MUSEUM, TILBURG
31/10-19/12/2009
Italian Open curated by Art at Work.

Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam. ht tp://www.annetgelink.nl

GROUPSHOW AT ANNET GELINK GALLERY
23/10-08-11-2009
A short story about memory, pentothal and other dreams.

Solo show at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Opening: 22/10/2009 at 19.00 h.

 



A SHORT STORY ABOUT MEMORY, PENTOTHAL AND OTHER DREAMS.
30/9/2009- 10/01/2010
Fuori Centro all'hangar Bicocca
curated by: Chiara Bertola, Rä di Martino
Opening: 30 September at 19.00

Artists: Elisabetta Benassi, Rossella Biscotti, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Rä di Martino, Michael Fliri, Armin Linke, Deborah Logorio, Amedeo Martegani, Adrian Paci, Maria Teresa Sartori, Luca Trevisani
FUORI CENTRO ALL'HANGAR BICOCCA
3/10/2009 - 9/01 2010
Viva l'Italia
curated by Fabio Cavallucci

Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (IT)
Opening: 2 October 2009, 6 p.m.
From 3 October 2009 to 9 January 2010
c/o Galleria Astuni 
Via Iacopo Barozzi 3 -4012 6 Bologna
www.galleriaastuni.com

The exhibition includes works by: Rossella Biscotti, Maurizio Cattelan, Nemanja Cijanovic, Luciano Fabro, Daniel Knorr, L’Epimeteide, Marcello Maloberti, Gian Marco Montesano, Gianni Motti, Cesare Pietroiusti, Leonardo Pivi, Costa Vece, and Sislej Xhafa.



VIVA L'ITALIA CURATED BY FABIO CAVALLUCCI
23-24-25/09/2009
23-24-25 September
Misura italiana
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
http://www.museoreinasofia .es/programas-publicos/audiovisuale s/misura-italiana.html

Artists: Fabio Mauri, Paolo Chiasera, Adrian Paci, Superstudio, Rossella Biscotti, Alterazioni video, Elisabetta Benassi, Bruno&Botto, Michael Fliri, Rosa Barba, Vanessa Beecroft, Masbebo.



MISURA ITALIANA AT MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, MADRID
18/09 -4/10/2009
After four rotation of A, B will make one revolution
a project by Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak

curated by Susanne Prinz

18 September -4 October
Opening 22 September at 19.00
Samsa, Kollwitzstr. 10, 10405 Berlin



AFTER FOUR ROTATION OF A, B WILL MAKE ONE REVOLUTION (SOLO SHOW)
17/09 -17/10/2009
Zweckgemeinschafft
curated by Art At Work (It)
17 September -17 October
Opening 17th September 18.00-22.00

Micamoca
Lindowerstr. 22 13347 Berlin
http://www.zweckgemeinschafft .org

Artists: Saâdane Afif, AVAF, Davide Balula, Vanessa Billy, Rossella Biscotti, BURGHARD, Christian Capurro, Daniel Gustav, Cramer, Carly Fischer, Stanislao Di Giugno, Rubén Grilo, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, Marcus Knupp, Alon Levin, Lorna Macintyre, David Maljkovic, Cristiano Mangione, Alexej Meschtschanow, Nicola Pecoraro, Arcangelo Sassolino, Jack Strange, Ignacio Uriarte



ZWECK GEMEIN SCHAFFT MICAMOCA BERLIN
13/07/2009
You can download the interview realized for Radio Papesse during the conference Archive / Counter Archive in Prato (IT)

http://www.radiopapesse.or g



INTERVIEW RADIO PAPESSE (ITALIAN)





WILFRIED LENTZ'S BOOTH AT LISTE
9-11/07/2009
Archive/ Counter-Archive is a two-day conference with associated exhibition and web project offering fresh thinking and dialogues on the current relations between contemporary art and the archive. 

Keynote speakers include internationally renowned thinkers and curators in the field, Professor Okwui Enwezor and Dr Charles Merewether.

Presenters include: Azra Aksamija (Bosnia and Herzegovina/ USA), Andrew Benjamin (Australia), Rossella Biscotti (Italy), Sonia Boyce (UK), Brian Catling (UK), Victoria Lynn (Australia), Avis Newman (UK), and Tom Nicholson (Australia).

A partnership between the Faculty Art & Design, Monash University, Melbourne and The Centre for Drawing, a Research Centre of the University of the Arts London, Archive/ Counter-Archive will be held at the Monash Centre in Prato, Italy, on 10 and 11 July 2009. The conference is the initiative of CARGO, an independent association of artists, writers and curators based at the Monash University Faculty of Art & Design in Melbourne.



ABOUT ARCHIVE / COUNTER ARCHIVE CONFERENCE
28/06-27/09
L'Italia e' una repubblica fondata sul lavoro
is showing in the group exhibition Work Now organized by Z33 in Hasselt (BE)
http://www.z33.be/werknu/M ain/Pages/view.php?type=tentoonstel ling&id=13

Other artists: Dan Perjovschi, Nancy Davenport, Atelier van Lieshout, Santiago Sierra, Mika Rottemberg etc.



WORK NOW GROUP EXHIBITION IN Z33, HASSELT (BE)
4/07/2009
The Undercover Man will be presented
in Rencontres Internationales Berlin.

Saturday 4th of July, at 4PM
in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

The full general program will be online shortly.
http://www.art-action.org< /a>



THE UNDERCOVER MAN IN SCREENING AT RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES BERLIN
15 June - 4 October 2009
2nd Athens Biennale 2009
HEAVEN


15 June - 4 October 2009

Preview: 13 & 14 June

http://www.athensbiennial. org

In the section"For the Straight Way is Lost"

curated by Diana Baldon

La cinematografia e' l'arma piu' forte is presented in the off-site location of the cinema Cineplex.
The work is inserted into the advertising trailers preceding feature films screened in the multiplex alongside the Biennial venue.



LA CINEMATOGRAFIA E' L'ARMA PIU' FORTE PRESENTED IN 2ND ATHENS BIENNALE 2009
28/05/2009
PRIX DE ROME, the oldest Dutch state prize for contemporary artists has proclaimed the wiinners: Nicoline van Harskamp (1975, NL) will receive the first prize consisting of € 45,000 and Rossella Biscotti (1978, IT) the second prize of € 20,000.
The two basic prizes of  € 10,000 each are for Sara Rajaei and for the artists duo Ólafur Ólafsson & Libia Castro.

The exhibition of the prize-winning artists Rossella Biscotti, Nicoline van Harskamp, Ólafur Ólafsson & Libia Castro and Sara Rajaei is still to be seen at de Appel’s off-site location, Zuiveringshal Oost (Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 23) in Amsterdam, and at Witte de With in Rotterdam until June 14 next.  



2ND PRIZE PRIX DE ROME.NL DUTCH STATE PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
18 May at 19.00
FINISSAGE
 
Rossella Biscotti, The Heads in question
Curated by Maria Rosa Sossai
 
May 18, at 19.00 last chapter of the project Rossella Biscotti, The Heads in question,  and presentation of the catalogue
 
The project The heads in question is conceived by artist Rossella Biscotti as a succession of layers. Started on 4 April 2009 with the transportation of five bronze portraits of Vittorio Emanuele III and Benito Mussolini – previously never shown to the public - from the storages of EUR to Nomas Foundation, where they were exhibited for five days, it continued with the installation of a large photograph of the sculptures in the exhibition space, which represents the trace of this passage, and is a second step of the project.
To mark the end of the show, the artist invites the audience to attend a lecture/performance, which will take place on a wooden stage occupying the entire surface of the foundation. The tangible element of the architecture aims at representing the occasion for a material and public reflection on the relationship between art and power, history and memory, art and historical context, in the attempt to question the relationship between artist and commissioner and how it evolved, as well as the function of art in different historical and cultural contexts.

In collaboration with Eur S.p.A.



LECTURE AT NOMAS FOUNDATION, ROME





LECTURE AT NOMAS FOUNDATION, ROME
9/05/2009 - 14/06/2009
Witte de With and de Appel are pleased to co-host the 2009 PRIXDEROME.NL exhibition, the oldest Dutch state prize for contemporary artists. The exhibition will be held across two different venues, where new projects by the four shortlist artists will be on display alongside a selection of work by the six longlist artists.
Double opening: 9 May 2009 at 2 pm, location de Appel, ‘Zuiveringshal Oost’, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam; 9 May 2009 at 6 pm – Witte de With, Rotterdam.

In 2009 the shortlist artists are:
Rossella Biscotti (1978, IT, lives and works in Rotterdam), Nicoline van Harskamp (1975, NL, lives and works in Amsterdam), Ólafur Ólafsson i.c.w. Libia Castro (1973,IS / 1969 ES) both live and work in Rotterdam) and Sara Rajaei (1976, IR, lives and works in Den Haag).

he 2009 Prix de Rome exhibition is curated by Sarah Farrar (de Appel) and Juan A. Gaitán (Witte de With).



PRIX DE ROME EXHIBITION AT WITTE DE WITH, ROTTERDAM
04/04-18/05/2009
Le teste in oggetto / The heads in question

Nomas Foundation
Viale Somalia 33, 00199 Roma
2 April 2009 - 18 May 2009

OPENING RECEPTION : 4 April 2009 at 19.00

tel. +39 06 86398381 email: info@nomasfoundation.com

Heads in Question
Text by Maria Rosa Sossai

Rossella Biscotti is once again on the traces of a recent past that, for various reasons, has been partly erased and concealed by official history. The discovery of five bronze heads of Mussolini and King Victor Emmanuel III, locked away in the basement of the Palazzo degli Uffici at EUR, have become the starting point for a new art project. The temporary move of the sculptures to the premises of Nomas Foundation is not however to be seen as an exhibition in the classic sense, but rather as inspiration to rethink their significance in relation to the present world. The various stages follow on in accordance with a rituality that recalls those of a pagan procession: preparation for the event, the journey made by the sculptures, their stopover for a few days and then their return to the basement. Or possibly it is more of a pretext to introduce the second part of the project, and the prelude to a new encounter with the public, who are greeted by the artist on a platform. This is a modernist architectural element, which is also devoid of any exhibitive character, for it is designed as a space for a real and concrete dialogue about the idea of monumentality and of the architectural spaces this involves.

Some of the artist’s previous works also revolve around the unfolding of a journey through time and collective involvement. In the New Crossroads video (2006) a tower of wooden planks remains upright for a single hour, before being gradually dismantled by its own inhabitants. However, while mechanisms of an economic and social nature are triggered off in New Crossroads, here the interaction tends more to examine an idea of a historical identity of ideological origin.
In Cities of Continuous Lines (2006) Rossella Biscotti, together with Kevin van Braak, had already tackled various aspects of Fascist architecture, investigating not so much its political and propaganda elements as its transformation in relation to the use that has been made of it over time.
While the passing decades have led to a gradual loss of identification with a monument which, now deprived of its original functions, has become historical evidence of something unalterable and part of the past, it is also true that buildings continue to evolve as real and living spaces subject to change. They are inhabited places with which residents interact and tend to identify.
The new project is also the product of the artist’s reflections on comparisons between two elements: on the one hand the classical monumentality of the heads and, on the other, the futurism of Fascist regime architecture. This viewed the EUR district as a great monument to the future and to the idea of modernism, but at the same time it was a propaganda tool for the Fascist dictatorship.



LE TESTE IN OGGETTO / THE HEADS IN QUESTION (SOLO SHOW) OPENING RECEPTION 4 APRIL 2009
28/04-06/05/2009
The Sun Shines in Kiev has been invited for the International section of the Image Forum Festival.
The festival will tour six cities in Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo.

TOKYO (Park Tower Hall)
April 28 - May 6
KYOTO (Goethe-Institute Kyoto)
May 12 - 17
FUKUOKA (Fukuoka City Public Libraly)
June 3-7
NAGOYA (Aichi Arts Center)
June 17-21
YOKOHAMA (Yokohama Museum of Art)
July 18-20
SAPPORO (Museum of Modern Arts, Sapporo)
Fall 2009

IMAGE FORUM FESTIVAL
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Tel. +81 (0)3 5766 0116 Fax +81 (0)3 5466 0054
E-mail: info@imageforum.co.jp <mailto:info@imageforum.co.jp> ;
Websites: http://www.imageforum.co.jp



THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV IN SCREENING AT IMAGE FORUM FESTIVAL IN TOKYO.
2-25/04/2009
Republic or the Theater of the People

an exhibition curated by Pedro Neves Marques
with Rossella Biscotti (I), Mariana Silva (PT), Hugo Canoilas(PT) and Asier Mendizabal(ES)
Associação Arte Contempo, Lisbon (PT)

From 2 until 25 April 2009.



REPUBLIC OR THE THEATER OF THE PEOPLE (GROUP SHOW) IN ASSOCIAçãO ARTE CONTEMPO, LISBON
2-5/04/2009
Just in the dark
directed by Danilo Eccher
curated by Cecilia Canziani and Andrea Viliani

Mercati di Traiano, Roma
2 - 5 April
Opening reception:1 April



THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV SCREENING AT JUST IN THE DARK
7/03-15/04/2009
THE MOUNTAIN SHOW
7 MARCH-15 APRIL 2009

We cordially invite you to The Mountain Show, a group exhibition with works by Marc De Blieck (BE), Jules Spinatsch (CH), Carleton E. Watkins (USA), Rossella Biscotti (IT) with Jacob Kirkegaard(DK), Matts Leiderstam (SE) and Aldwin van de Ven (NL). In The Mountain Show, six artists reflect on the visual, philosophical and symbolic representation of mountains in historical imagery from 1770 until the present day.

GROOT HANDELSGEBOUW
STATIONSPLEIN 45
UNIT C 1.140
POSTBUS 132
3000 AC ROTTERDAM
www.wilfriedlentz.com



THE MOUNTAIN SHOW AT WILFRIED LENTZ

Rossella Biscotti
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

27 September - 27 October 2008
Associazione Culturale Prometeo, Ex Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca
 
Central to the exhibition is the film titled The Undercover Man (2008). Shot in 16mm black-and-white which recalls an aesthetic typical of ’40s noir cinema, Pistone replies to a series of questions from the artist, reconstructing by heart some events dating back to that period. The other elements of the exhibition include a series of furnishings/sculptures that refer to the movie set, along with documents and photographs that resulted from the artist’s research.
As usual in Biscotti’s work, the starting point is a political, social or news item, which leads to a reflection on the artist’s identity, her relationship with reality, memory and its representation. The subtle game of shifts between hidden or multiple identities, between superimposed temporal levels, fiction and reality, creates a shortcircuit of meanings that represents the quality and power of Biscotti's practice. The exhibition confirms that her work has reached complete development.

www.flashartonline.com



REVIEW FLASH ART BY BARTOLOMEO PIETROMARCHI

The Emerging Talents award competition was organised by the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina (CCCS) in Florence.

Jury: Rudolf Frieling (curator San Francisco Moma), Jan Boelen (director Z33, Belgium), Hubertus Gassner (director Kunsthalle Hamburg), Cornelia Grassi (Gallery GreenGrassi London) e Kathrin Becker (director Videoforum Neuer Berliner Kunstverein).

The international jury issued the following statement:
“In the case of Rossella Biscotti, the Jury recognised her capacity for original investigation into the topic of memory, using a variety of techniques and media, from video to photography and on to the dimension of acoustics. The Jury particularly appreciated the talent displayed by this artist in her ability to combine a personal and autobiographical dimension with sources that bring into play shared and public topics and subjects.

The two winners of Emerging Talents 2008-2009 will receive travel scholarships entirely financed by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi / CCCS, to the Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo in Amsterdam and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

www.strozzina.org/emergingtalents/ e_biscotti.htm#content
www.sue bond.co.uk/events/release.php



AWARD EMERGING TALENTS: ROSSELLA BISCOTTI E LUCA TREVISANI
25/01/2008
I'm  are pleased to invite you at the screenings of my film  ' The Undercover Man' in Rotterdam on:

in Comb. Programme: Cracking the Surface 01/25/2009 16:30 Venster 2
in Comb. Programme: Cracking the Surface 01/26/2009 20:00 Lantaren 1

International Film Festival Rotterdam P.O. Box 21696 3001 AR Rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS
Tel : +31.10.8909090 Fax: +31.10.8909091
email: filmoffice@filmfestivalrotterdam.co m
www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
38*th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2009
26th CineMart: 25 January - 29 January 2009



THE UNDERCOVER MAN AT THE ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL

Shortlisted for the Prix de Rome
From the long-list of 10 nominees for the Prix de Rome contemporary art price in The Netherlands,
The shortlist is 4 winners, invited to produce a new work, that will compete again in may 2009,
the exhibition with the new works will be held in Witte de With CAC Rotterdam opening 9 of may 2009.

Shortlist Prices Prix de Rome 2009:
Rossella Biscotti (IT)
Nicoline van Harskamp (NL)
Ólafur Ólafsson together with Libia Castro (IS/ES)
Sara Rajaei (IR)

www.prixderom e.nl/genomineerden/index.html



SHORT LIST PRIX DE ROME !

Museum Haus Esters
Wilhelmshofallee 97
47800 Krefeld
Tel.: 0 21 51 / 97 55 80
Fax: 0 21 51 / 97 55 82 22
Öffnungszeiten:



NOMINATION MIES VAN DER ROHE STIPENDIUM
07-11-2008
Curator Curator #2: What is my name ?
sat 08 → sun 23.11.2008

HISK. Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a. 9000 Gent

Project on the incommunicability of the present communication
Curated by
Lorenzo Bruni

with Mario Airò, Simone Berti, Rossella Biscotti, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Peter Coffin, José Dávila, Mario Garcia Torres, Koo Jeong-A, Jonathan Monk, Dan Rees, Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio, Nedko Solakov, Rirkrit Tiravanija
&
Bas Jan Ader, James Lee Byars, Félix Gonzàles-Torres, Jirí Kovanda, Maurizio Nannucci



WHAT IS MY NAME?
19/09 -22/10 2008
   
ROSSELLA BISCOTTI, 'THE UNDERCOVER MAN'
19 OCTOBER-22 NOVEMBER 2008

www.wilfriedlentz.com/#/Prog ramme/ROSSELLA_BISCOTTI__The_Under< /a>

Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
T: +31 (0)104126459



THE UNDERCOVER MAN (SOLO SHOW)
27-09-2008
27-09-2008
YOU HAVE TO BE FOCUSED
Solo show

curated by Lorenzo Bruni

Prometeo Gallery by Ida Pisani
Chiesa di San Matteo, Lucca, Italy



YOU HAVE TO BE FOCUSED (SOLO SHOW)
26-09-2008
The sun shines in Kiev
is in the show 'The experience of Atopia'
curated by Delphine Bedel

opening reception 26-09-2008

Breda Photo / Lokaal 01
Kloosterlaan 138
4811 EE   Breda (The Netherlands)




THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV IN THE SHOW 'THE EXPERIENCE OF ATOPIA'
13-09-2008
If you are around the Venice Architecture Biennale...

13-09-2008
ZOOM_inside the human space
opening reception 18.30
Isola di San Servolo, Venezia (30170), Italy

Info: +39 0412765001 (info), +39 0412765402 (fax)



ITALY IS A DEMOCRATIC... AT THE EXHIBITION ZOOM IN SAN SERVOLO (VENICE)
14-08-2008
New Crossroads exhibited in...Varna, Bulgaria
Opening: 14th august 08
Curator: Lorenzo Bruni
Context: Section of the 7th Bulgarian Biennal of Contemporary Art in Varna. AUGUST IN ART. Director of the Biennal: Rumen Serafimov. Curator of the 7th Biennal: Philip Zidarov.

Artists: Francesca Banchelli, Rossella Biscotti & Kevin Van Braak, Joanna Billing, Paolo Chiasera, Joost Cojin, Petra Feriancova, Rainer Ganahl, Cristian Jankowsky, Maurizio Nannucci, Robert Pettena, Marco Raparelli, Matteo Rubbi and aiPotu, Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer.



SARAH'S JOURNEY. IS IT STILL POSSIBLE AND THUS NECESSARY TO GET LOST IN THE AGE OF GOOGLE MAPS?
07/2008
A photo from the series Everything is somehow related to everything else... has been used as cover for the magazine zona#2.

In July 2008 zona#2: signs in the city has been released as supplement to the prestigious architecture, design and art magazine Abitare. This issue of zona belongs to the set of publications “zona: for the observation of an unstable territory”, the editorial project of the Faculty of Design and Arts of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
a bitare.corriere.it



EVERYTHING IS SOMEHOW RELATED TO EVERYTHING ELSE... COVER OF THE MAGAZINE ZONA#2





THE GOOD LIFE AT VAN ABBEMUSEUM
25/05/2008
Lecture
by Rossella Biscotti
at the opening of the show:
Dai tempo al tempo
curated by Fiona Parry, Joseph del Pesco and Pelin Uran

Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba (TO), Italy
25th May 2008
6.00 p.m.
www.f ondsrr.org

The show will run from the
25 June - 27 July



LECTURE AT PALAZZO RE REBAUDENGO
24/05/2008
The newspapers
'Everything is somehow related with everything else jet the whole is terrifying unstable'
are the exhibition:

Peripheral vision and collective body
Museion, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy, South Tyrol)
www.mu seion.it

24 May - 21 September 2008
opening reception: 24th of May



NEWSPAPERS IN THE SHOW PERIPHERAL VISION AND COLLECTIVE BODY AT MUSEION
23/05/2008
The sun shines in Kiev
in screening at

Videoex
Experimentalfilm & Video Festival 
Zurich (Switzerland)
http://www.videoex.ch

23rd May - 1st June



THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV IN SCREENING AT VIDEOEX
17/05/2008
New Crossroads
Galleria Studio la Città

Verona (Italy)
show curated by Maria Rosa Sossai

Opening: Saturday 17th May, 11.30 a.m.
www.studiolacitta.it




SOLO SHOW GALLERY STUDIO LA CITTA'
09/05/2008
Screening of New Crossroads
at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
inside the framework of Rencontres Internationales.

Friday 9th may 2008
h. 19.45
www.art-action.org/fr_pro g.htm



NEW CROSSROADS AT MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA
09/05/2008
Interrupted landscape
screening curated by Elvira Vannini

9-25th May
Savignone, Colonia di Renesso, Italy.
(ex Child Fascist Summer Camp)



VUURGEVECHT OP DE DAM IN SCREENING AT INTERRUPTED LANDSCAPES
27/04/08
Cabinet of imagination
curated by Lorenzo Benedetti

Netwerk, Aalst (Belgium)
27/04/08 until 07/06/08
Opening Sun. 27/04 h. 14.00
ww w.netwerk-art.be



GROUP SHOW CABINET OF IMAGINATION
25/04/2008
I will show clips of my new movie "The undercover special agent"
and talk about the research that is behind it.
Documents from the FBI, transcripts, survelliance tapes will be shown during the presentation.

25/04/2008
time to be defined...
Fair Play Lugano
Atelier K10
via Lavizzari 10
CH-6900 Lugano / Switzerland
www.fairplay-lugano.com




LECTURE AND SCREENING AT FAIR PLAY LUGANO
23/04/2008
15.000 copies of the newspaper
"Everything is somehow related to everything else yet the whole is terrifyingly unstable"
are being distributed in the city of Bolzano/ Bozen



THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NEWSPAPER STARTS NOW
23/04/2008
Presentation of  a new site specific work commissioned by Museion

Piccolo Museion (Cubo Garutti)
via Sassari17/25
Bolzano/Bozen
South Tyrol Italy
www.mu seion.it



EVERYTHING IS SOMEHOW RELATED TO EVERYTHING ELSE, YET THE WHOLE IS TERRIFYINGLY UNSTABLE

The sun shines in Kiev (2006)
wins the Golden Cow (1st prize) at Gstaad Film festival (Switzerland)



THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV WINS 1ST PRIZE IN GSTAAD FILM FESTIVAL
3rd of April
Exhibition Architectures of Survival
3rd-27th April
Presentation of the project The good life (2008/2050)
by Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak + Bart
Curated by Kompot for Sparwasser
Sparwasser, Berlin (Germany)
www.sparwasserhq.de/
www.kmpl t.be
www.kevinvanbraak.com

The Good Life  (2008 / 2050)

The Good Life is a collaboration project between Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, visual artists and Bart Schoonderbeek, architect.
The title is inspired by the homonymous book of the architect Inaki Abalos that invites: to travel in the imagination, to stimulate the pleasure of thinking, planning and living intensively, to encourage the invention of a house that doesn’t exist yet.

The Good Life involves the design and the actual building of a house/structure that is made to become the main character of a movie.

The Good Life will be a movie where the movement of the local community/actors inside the house will test and push the architectural elements towards utopic shapes.

The Good Life will live after the movie as an independent estate.

The Good Life will be a concrete slap in the landscape.
The Good Life will be a foldable structure on a concrete slap.
The Good Life will be located on a rocky land betweens two seas.
The Good Life will be built around a helicopter platform to encourage speed.
The Good Life will be far away from the closest city.
The Good Life will have facilities to enjoy life.
The Good Life will offer its facilities to guests and cultural refugees.

The Good Life starts with a series of presentations.
Before creating the final structure various installations will be made as inspiration material. The Collapsible bus with a series of foldable walls is the first presentation especially made for the exhibition Architectures of Survival.

The Good Life would like to thank: Jacques Tati, Buster Keaton, Angiolo Mazzoni and Rudolph M. Schindler.



PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT THE GOOD LIFE (2008/2050) IN SPARWASSER
29th of March
Presentation of the site-specific project commissioned by Pietro Pensa's Archive.
Esino Lario (Italy)
29th of March

Video, 11', 2008
By Rossella Biscotti, sound by Jacob Kirkegaard
The work will become part of the archive collection.

Jacob Kirkegaard website: www.foni k.dk



SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECT COMMISSIONED BY PIETRO PENSA'S ARCHIVE
09/03/2008
The photographs Aula Bunker and Staircase
part of the project Cities of Continuous lines by Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak

will be exhibited in Interiors, Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle (BE)
from the 9th of March until 13th of April
www.grusenmeyerart.be/



EXHIBITION 'INTERIORS'
29/02/2008
THE UNFAIR FAIR

My work Will will be here forever will be exhibited in The Unfair Fair

29 February until 3 March 2008
Preview Friday 29 february, 6pm to 12pm

a project by 1:1projects
in collaboration with Ines Musumeci Greco

Venue: Loto Arte Via Civinini, 41, Rome (IT)

Curated by: Cecilia Canziani e Vincent Honoré
Production: Louise Garrett, Athena Panni, 1:1 projects
www.unfairfair.blogspot.com< /a>




THE UNFAIR FAIR

French magazine Courrier International n. 902
Issued from February 14th until 20th, 2008



JOSEPH PISTONE IN COURRIER INTERNATIONAL (PHOTO FROM THE SET OF MY FILM)
01/02/08
The latest issue of L'Espresso, well-known monthly Italian magazine, highlights the extraordinary life of the ex-FBI agent Joseph Pistone, who was recently in Rome in order to take part, as a main character, into the film The Undercover Special Agent of the artist Rossella Biscotti. The important magazine commissioned to the famous writer Roberto Saviano an interview with Pistone, during the shooting of the film.

Text of the interview by Roberto Saviano
Images in the magazine are taken from the film of Rossella Biscotti

The film The Undercover Special Agent

In the background a recreated film-noir set from the 40's, in the foreground Joseph Pistone, a.k.a. “Donnie Brasco”, who is about to tell his extraordinary life story to the interviewer and filmamaker Rossella Biscotti.

The research of Rossella Biscotti taps into the information emerged from the investigation conducted by the agent Joseph Pistone, who infiltrated in the New York's Mafia from 1976 to 1982. Pistone is the only witness of what happened during the 6 years of the FBI undercover operation in the Mafia.

In fact, during his infiltration in the Mafia’s Bonanno Family of New York, Pistone never made use of recording devises. Once the trials against the American Mafia started in 1982, his testimony was, and still is, the only evidence to rely on. The reconstruction of the events occurred during that undercover operation and the recall of the language and the rituals adopted by the criminal organization are the focus of the film that will be issued the coming Spring.





JOSEPH PISTONE IN FOCUS ON THE MAGAZINE L'ESPRESSO (PHOTO FROM THE SET OF MY FILM)

Information about my new movie (in production) are coming soon on this website.



NEW FILM IN PRODUCTION
28/01/2008
Cinema Lumière
Via Azzo Gardino, 65 – 40122 BOLOGNA
h. 22.15

The sun shines in Kiev by Rossella Biscotti (10’)
Black Cross Bowl by Invernomuto (5’)
An odyssey of the 21st century by Alessandro Nassiri Tabibzadeh (15’)
Memoria esterna by ZimmerFrei (27’)
Ensi e Shade by Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio (59’)



REALITY ADDICTION
17/01/2008
Fondazione Stelline, Sala Bramante, Milano
from 5 p.m.

The following videos will be presented:
Rossella Biscotti, The sun shines in Kiev, film, 16mm, 18', 2006
Sarah Vanagt, Begin Began Begun, DV-cam, colore, 36’, 2005
Sophie Nys, Lénine en pensant, super8/dv, B/N, 6’ 36’’, 2005
Die Hütte, 16mm/dv, B/N, 12’, 2007



MEETING WITH THE ARTISTS ROSSELLA BISCOTTI, SARAH VANAGT END SOPHIE NYS
12/12/2007
The two photos Congo Congo Bruxelles Brussel (2007) will be in the exhibition 'Looking for the Border' at the Fondazione Stelline, Milano (IT)
From the 12/12/2007 until 03/02/2008



EXHIBITION 'LOOKING FOR THE BORDER'
29/11/2007
The video New Crossroads (2006) will be in screening at  the upcoming Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid that will take place at different locations in Paris (Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume national museum, Palais de Tokyo).
From November 22nd to December 1st 2007
http://www.art-action.org/site/ en/prog/07/paris/prog_11_29.htm



RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS / BERLIN / MADRID

Ouverture Rossella Biscotti
in the magazine Flash Art Italy, October-November 2007
Text by Lorenzo Bruni



OUVERTURE IN FLASH ART

Spotlight in the magazine Tubelight n. 53
Nathalie Hartjes (text), Simon Wald-Lasowski (Photo)
Go to the press page to download the article or look at the website:
www .tubelight.nl/Articles/view/592/Ros sella_Biscotti




SPOTLIGHT IN THE MAGAZINE TUBELIGHT
20/11/2007
The sun shines in Kiev won The City of Geneva Grand Prize (CHF 15,000.-) at the 12th Biennial of Moving Images, organized by the Centre pour l’image contemporain in Geneva (Switzerland).
http://www.12bim.ch

Jury statement:
The jury was impressed by the formal inventiveness of this piece, notably the daring use of montage and the very rigorous work carried out on the different dimensions of archives and records. We also greatly appreciated the subject dealt with in Biscotti’s film, a subject that is increasingly central to modern societies. This is an important work for it subtly reveals the fragility of visual material in its relationship to history.

The jury of the 12th Biennial of Moving Images (BIM) was made up of Lars Henrik Gass (director of the International Festival of Short Films, Oberhausen), Philippe-Alain Michaud (head of the film department at the Georges Pompidou Center, Paris), Jean-Pierre Rehm (director of the International Documentary Film Festival [FID], Marseille), Koyo Yamashita (representative of Image Forum, Tokyo) and Marie Sacconi (artist and teacher at ECAV, Sierre).




THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV WON THE CITY OF GENEVA GRAND PRIZE
16/11/2007
The new installation Presente (2007), the video Shooting on Dam (2005) and the installation La cinematografia è l’arma più forte (2003-2007) will be exhibited in the show Looking for the border, De Garage Mechelen (BE) and Cultuurcentrum Strombeek (BE) from 16th November 2007 up to 8th January 2008.
Opening 16th December 2007



LOOKING FOR THE BORDER
28/10/2007
The installation The Sun Shines in Kiev (video, slides projections, poster, drawing) is in the exhibition Nessuna paura, Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato (IT) from the 28th of October 2007 until the 7th January 2008.



THE SUN SHINES IN KIEV AT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART LUIGI PECCI
26/10/2007
The video L'Italia e' una repubblica democratica fondata sul lavoro (2004) is in screening at the exhibition Work_show in progress at the Galleria Civica di Trento (IT).
From the 26th of October until the 8th of November.



WORK_SHOW IN PROGRESS AT THE GALLERIA CIVICA DI TRENTO