“I don’t search, I find”

Picasso

“There is no new art. There are new artists. The new artist must be completely faithful to him or herself, must be a creator, must be capable of building his or her own foundations directly and alone, without depending on the past or tradition… the formula is his or her antithisis”

Egon Schiele

“Without art life would be a mistake”
Friederich Nietzsche

“I close my eyes in order to see”

Paul Gauguin

“The work of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”

Francis Bacon

“What proceeds from an internal necessity of the soul is beautiful”

Wassily Kandinsky

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES 2013

INDEX – regional program promotion of contemporary art

The project interprete the archive as a curatorial practise and its aim is to promote the regional creativity with the creation of a quality repertory dedicated to the Basilicata’s artists. The repertory is a online platform as archive where people can look up information and documentation about the excellence creativity of Basilicata (Italy).

  • Who is it for?: all
  • Timetable: online project available from 21 march
  • Institution / Organization: Fondazione SoutHeritage for contemporary art
  • Address: V. F.sco Paolo Volpe 6
  • City: Matera
  • Country: Italy
  • Email: info@southeritage.it
  • Telephone: +39 0835 240348
  • Entry: free
  • Is it necessary to book?: No

The project, coordinated by Lucia Ghidoni of the think tank SoutHeritage interprete the archive as a curatorial practise and its aim is to promote the regional creativity with the creation of a quality repertory dedicated to the Basilicata’s artists. The repertory is a online platform as archive where people can look up information and documentation about the excellence creativity of Basilicata. The main purpose is to promote the contemporary art and moreover INDEX is a project created to reflect about the meaning of working for contemporary art in a peripheral territory like Basilicata. Therefore it closes the gap between local and global cultures, from tradition to innovation, memory and contemporary. The project is an instrument of research for the public who wants to expand the contemporary art in Basilicata. It supports the professional grow of the artists and leads the public to a new approach to the contemporary art. INDEX is a project settled like a “cabinet” which will create a place for discussion where ideas and reflections take form through annual meeting. The project wants to promote Basilicata’s artists through the annual invitation of a guest curator (he/she will be chose among the national young critics and art curators ) who will select five artists, after “studio visits” and research on the territory. The repertory is a set of dossier which includes images, biographical notes and texts. There isn’t a generation’s criteria but the selection process values the maturity and activity of the artists. INDEX is like a curatorial processing concept, it gathers some detailed interview about the research process of every single artist and it focuses on the experience of art rather than the artwork itself. Website: www.southeritage.it/lab12/new_practices/index/index.htm