2019 SARDINIA - Symposium - Art Festival - Residency - Exhibition "SU BIXINAU"

2019 SARDINIA - Symposium - Art Festival - Residency - Exhibition "SU BIXINAU"

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May. 31, 2019
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Deadline Feb. 28, 2019
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2019 SARDINIA - Symposium - Art Festival - Residency - Exhibition "SU BIXINAU"

31st May – 24 June 2019IVYnode is joining forces with Terra Vivente organizing the 2nd Art Residency Program with the theme “Su Bixinau”, the neighbourhood, in Nurri, a small village in the center of Sardinia. Thanks to the precious collaboration with Fondazione Sciola, Municipality of Nurri,  Proloco di Nurri and Archeogeo this 2nd Art Residency in Nurri will include an Exhibition in the Monastery of Santa Rosa in Nurri, a Symposium during the Festival Sant’Arte in San Sperate, and a 2nd Exhibition in the Museum del Crudo in San Sperate.

 

About
The program includes:
– 3 days in San Sperate during Sant’Arte Festival and accommodation in shared dormitory at Scuola degli Scalpellini, guests of the Fondazione Sciola.
Symposium “Su Bixinau” during Sant’Arte Festival
– 3 weeks Art Residency in Nurri, accommodation in shared rooms in private houses.
1st Exhibition in the Monastery of Santa Rosa in Nurri
2nd Exhibition in San Sperate at Museo del Crudo end of June or July (to be decided yet)

If your art practice embraces community interaction or collaboration in some way,  temporary public art or site specific installation, sustainability or other models of art as social practice, this is the residency for you.

The theme of the Art Residency is ‘Su Bixinau’, Sardinian for ‘the neighbourhood’. The Bixinau has always been an important point of aggregation and socialization: women used to sit and talk to their neighbors, entertaining themselves in manual work such as sewing, knitting, etc. ; the streets pullulate of the voices of children playing, while the men held conversations among themselves. Not even 60 years ago every neighborhood was composed of more than 20 large families with even up to 10 children. The Bixinau, the street, was a strong meeting point in which people socialize. Today, where youth have left to study and work in urban centres, many houses are empty, but each day, the elderly sit on benches to visit and chat.
The character of the Residency is Transdisciplinar and it is open to artists, researchers, writers or everyone who wish to be integrated in an unique place where is still possible to appreciate authentic aspects, questioning themself about the Genius Loci, a Latin term used to describe the particular essence or spirit of a place (which is also an investigation in the work of IVYnode).

The participants will live in private houses in the village in Nurri, in the center of Sardinia, the Sarcidano, in a calm environment rich with history, mystery and magnetism, which allows to disconnect from the outside and move towards an intimate space, discovering the slow passing of the days which is maybe the secret of the longevity of its inhabitants. It is not strange to walk the streets of the village and meet seniors over 100 years old. The program aims to create a cultural exchange, discovering local traditions and keeping in touch with artisans who still preserve an ancient knowledge of old techniques that are risking to disappear. The artists will have the opportunity to visit places of archaeological interest known from their strong magnetism, exploring the territory and connecting with the nature. Thanks to the professionalism of Archeogeo the participants can have the opportunity to be inspired by archaeological settle.

The artists participating in the Art Residency in Nurri will have a unique opportunity to be part of the Symposium, organized by IVYnode in collaboration with Fondazione Sciola.  to exhibit their work first in the Monastery of Santa Rosa in Nurri and then in the Museum del Crudo in San Sperate.

 

Symposium – Festival Sant’Arte – San Sperate

The participants are invited to the Symposium “Su Bixinau” in San Sperate. The Symposium will be part of the  Festival Sant’Arte which is organized every year by Fondazione Sciola , who promotes the work of Pinuccio Sciola and carries on the artist’s thought. The partecipants will be hosted for 3 days in the Scuola degli Scalpellini where Pinuccio Sciola used to teach the techniques of sculpture.
The Symposium will be focus on the theme of “Su Bixinau”, the neighbourhood. Each participant is invited to present his own prospective starting each one from their own disciplinary path and personal experience, creating a moment of exchange and interaction with local inhabitants and local artists attending the Festival Sant’Arte.

This year IVYnode has chosen Pinuccio Sciola as “Inspiring Artist” for the theme “Su Bixinau”. His work is intrinsically linked to the territory, his village and the streets of the village. Pinuccio Sciola (1942-2016) is one of the most famous artists in Italy and even exhibited in the Venice Biennale. He is known for his original and poetic sculptures which have a sound. He had been able to transform the limits and hostility of his land into an unprecedented resource. His artistic career started with a scholarship in 1959 that allowed him to attend the Cagliari Art School, the Art Institute of Florence and later the International Academy of Salzburg where he follows the courses of Minguzzi , Kokoschka, Vedova and Marcuse. Thanks to his work and interventions with mural painting, the village of San Sperate, where he has been born, is now a Museo a cielo aperto (Open Air Museum).

 

Exhibition in the Convent of Santa Rosa in Nurri

The Municipality of Nurri will provide the use of the Convent of Santa Rosa annexed to the Church, dating both back to the XVII century. The artists are invited to use the space and to get inspiration for creating the art project and the final exhibition. The Convent complex dates back to the 17th century and presents a large number of rooms and outdoor spaces to accommodate anything from traditionally hung work to larger-scale installations.

 

Exhibition in the Museo del Crudo

Museo del Crudo is a seventeenth-century manor house built entirely in “Ladiri” in Campidanese dialect, which means “raw clay brick” and it is the fundamental element of the rural house of the Cagliari hinterland. In 1985 the building has been restored and  currently the museum is used for exhibitions, conferences and cultural initiatives.

 

Accommodation

During the residency the artists will live in private houses in the village of Nurri, and will share the room with someone else. Each house is independent and provide a bathroom and a kitchen. The houses are located inside the village of Nurri. The neighbours are mostly senior or even artisans who still preserve an ancient knowledge of old techniques that are risking to disappear.

 

Territory

The territory offers an extraordinary concentration of trace of the past and there are many settlements of great archaeological interest that have turned into a cultural point of reference. Nuraghi, Menirs, Domus de janas, Tombs of Giants built mostly between 3400 and 2700 BC, dated to the late Neolithic, Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age.
It is a suggestive place to explore. With the support of Archeogeo , specialized in the hystory of the territory the participants could have the possibility to visit and be inspired by the archeological settle.
Sardinia is also well known for his wonderful landscape and sandy beaches. It is even possible to organize some excursions to the coast and visit some of the best places of the island.

 

How to apply

The program has a transdisciplinary approach. Emerging and established artists working in 2 and 3D media, performance, video, photography, sustainable materials, food, but also researchers and writers who have an interest in social practice, collaboration, cultural exchange program or research are invited to participate.

To apply please send us the following information to: info@ivynode.com

– Summary of proposal (description of the work you would like to do, including the type of materials you would like to work with. (max. 300 words)
– How your project (motivation) fits the theme “Su Bixinau” (the neighbourhood) (max. 300 words)
– A bio, web link, or other information about your art work or research

The selection of the artists is based on the curriculum, motivation letter and proposal and we will give priority to the artists who applied before the deadline.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 28 of February

LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE

 

Program fee

IVYnode is a non-profit network and tries to keep the fee and expenses of the participants at the minimum.

The program includes:
– 3 days in San Sperate during Sant’Arte Festival and accommodation in shared dormitory at Scuola degli Scalpellini, guests of the Fondazione Sciola.
– Symposium “Su Bixinau” during Sant’Arte Festival
– 3 weeks in Nurri, accommodation in shared rooms in private houses.
– Exhibition in the Monastery of Santa Rosa in Nurri
– Second exhibition in San Sperate end of June or July (to be decided yet)

The fee is 850€ and covers the cost of accommodation and the use of the studio. Artists must cover the cost of their own art supplies, food and transportation and are expected to contribute in a small way to refreshments at the exhibition or open house and to contribute to gas costs if we go somewhere by car. Cooking and cleaning are also the responsibilities of the artists.
The organization does its best to support projects, providing guidance in acquiring materials, seeking information, making connections within the community.

At the moment we are not able to provide any funding.
If you require funding in order to participate, we invite you to research funding opportunities where you live prior to applying. We can assist you by writing official letters of invitation or appropriate documentation.

 

 

 

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