Antwork sarà presente a Mediterranea 17, la Biennale dei giovani artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo, organizzata dell’associazione BJCEM in collaborazione con il Comune di Milano.

Un evento internazionale e multidisciplinare che si terrà 22 ottobre al 22 novembre alla Fabbrica del Vapore, in via Procaccini 4 a Milano. Parteciperanno più di 300 artisti under 35, selezionati tramite una call internazionale aperta a varie discipline, tra cui arti visive, cinema, scrittura, arti performative, musica, design, gastronomia. Gli artisti potranno conoscersi e partecipare ad attività pensate apposta per loro durante i primi quattro giorni di inaugurazione, dal 22 al 25 ottobre.

Il programma di Mediterranea 17 rientra nella cornice degli eventi EXPO in città.

Il concept di Mediterranea 17 è No Food’s Land That monster, who all sense doth eat (Hamlet, IV, III), declinato dal direttore artistico dell’esposizione Andrea Bruciati.

Il sito ufficiale di Mediterranea 17 è www.mediterraneabiennial.org

Qui è disponibile la lista completa degli artisti selezionati.

Tramite il concorso AntWork Awards anche la nostra rete ha selezionato i suoi quattro artisti da proporre alla BJCEM. Ed è con grande orgoglio che presentiamo i loro progetti (in inglese per abituarci alla lingua del festival!):


Francesca D’Onofrio | DESIGN

Semi Vagabondi

SemiVagabondi is a small container enclosing the land and seeds for the initial growth of aromatic herbs typical of the Mediterranean basin.

The project is designed for travelers or who is constantly on the move. It is a functional object that allows you to carry and take care of an organism in transformation that will become food. It is a seed to be observed during its mutation and transition: from raw energy to organic form. It is not a plant in a pot. The traveler brings SemiVagabondi with him and shares the result of the transformation of the seeds in the community he lands.


Stefano Grilli | ARTI VISIVE / VIDEO

L’esperienza dell’anima delle cose

In the contemporary world every product manufactured by man, animal, vegetable, or inorganic undergoes a process of transformation that sees the use of the most advanced technical knowledge. Thus transformed, the object reaches the consumer in an altered form, obscuring its history and its meaning. The man who uses it can not read the ” soul ‘, as in the past. The industry becomes a kind of craft without love, which empties things, making them inanimate. My audiovisual work shows this loss of meaning, relocating everyday objects in their place of origin, giving them to the viewer, in an effort of imaginative reconstruction of their history. Through an alternate editing, I will show, humanized objects in their common context and then in the natural one. This will generate in the observer a visual revaluation of their habit.


Elena Mazzi | ARTI VISIVE

En route to the south

The project is linked to the nomadic bee-keeping practice, which consists in moving bee yards from a place to another toward the presence of nectar plants. This presents interesting similarities to the human migration phenomenon related to the Mediterranean area, including some aspects of the social, economical and political system in our contemporary world.

En route to the South is developed starting from the comparison of systems related to the nature world and to human matrix dynamics. The work assumes the form of a video-installation where, working by levels, the subjective gaze, born from an hybrid of human and animal vision, describes an unusual and unexpected journey, encompassing between territory, waxed matter and colors taken in night vision.



People on the cross (Lucia)

In 1972 Madeleine Aumont was appointed by God to build a neon cross 738 meters high in the French city of Dozulé. The quest failed, but 40 years later hundreds of 1:100 replicas span over the world. Lucia at the age of 23 bought a 73,8cm neon cross. After a couple of years she built a 7,38 meter replica near the only statue of Lenin in Italy.

“People on the Cross (Lucia)” shows how an idea born in France managed to survive all the way through Italy, evolving as a meme and taking different shapes and sizes.