3 April 2019
ArtLine Milano presents Riccardo Benassi’s temporary art project at CityLife for Miart 2019
On the occasion of Milano Art Week and Miart 2019 ArtLine Milano presents, as part of the public program, the temporary intervention of Riccardo Benassi, entitled Poeticizzare il deserto invece di sapere dove termina (2019).
Poeticizing the desert instead of knowing where it ends is a soundtrack composed specifically for the spaces of the Shopping District designed by Zaha Hadid at CityLife. Designed to blend into the daily music programming and then alternate with the radio, the music hits of the moment and tips for shopping, it is broadcast every hour for the duration of ten days.
Making audio exclusively with his own modified voice and aiming at repetition as a form of escape, Benassi underlines the process by which bio-capitalism, technology and contemporary architecture chase, reread and transform the organic forms of human life.
The audio track is part of a twentieth-century tradition that starts with Erik Satie’s music for furniture, Muzak’s music for lifts, Brian Eno’s music for airports and the more recent Vaporwave – thus referring to the unconscious influences that music can have on the human being who crosses a built space.
The intervention will be broadcast in the CityLife Shopping District from Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 14 and will be presented on Sunday, April 7 during the guided tour of ArtLine, by the team and in the presence of the artist.
The guided tour will be at 12 noon, MiCo entrance meeting point (Metro Lille, Portello stop).
The ArtLine Milano project will be accompanied by a public programme with appointments, meetings, conferences and workshops open to the public.
31 May 2016
Piazza Burri, MilanoFoundation StonePiazza Burri, Milano
Presentation and laying of the first two artworks selected from the competition ArtLine under 40:
“Cieli di Belloveso” by Matteo Rubbi
“Vedovelle e Draghi Verdi” by Serena Vestrucci12:00
3 December 2015
Palazzo Reale di MilanoCompetition and exhibition in Palazzo RealePalazzo Reale di Milano
The exhibition about the competition ArtLine Milano. 30 projects for the Park of Contemporary Art, took place at Palazzo Relae in Milan from the 3rd of December 2015 to the 10th of January 2016.
The participating Italian artists are: Alis/Fillol, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Francesco Arena, Riccardo Benassi, Rossella Biscotti, Linda Fregni Nagler, Adelita Husni-Bey, Nicola Martini, Margherita Moscardini, Ornaghi e Prestinari, Alice Ronchi, Matteo Rubbi, Elisa Strinna, Nico Vascellari e Serena Vestrucci; and the foreigners: Maria Anwander, Mircea Cantor, Shilpa Gupta, Eva Kotátková, Maria Loboda, Armando Lulaj, Marie Lund, Haroon Mirza, Marlie Mul, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto, Jon Rafman, Timur Si-Qin, Rayyane Tabet e Xu Zhen.
All the invited artists proposed a public art project and the jury selected and awarded eight of them. The jury was composed by Charles Esche, Mary Jane Jacob, James Lingwood, Gianfranco Maraniello, Iolanda Ratti, Lea Vergine and Angela Vettese.
The eight awarded artists are: Riccardo Benassi, Rossella Biscotti, Linda Fregni Nagler, Shilpa Gupta, Adelita Husni-Bey, Wilfredo Prieto, Matteo Rubbi and Serena Vestrucci.