On 9 November, ArtLine Milano and Triennale Milano will host Le Relazioni oltre le Immagini, the third conference day dedicated to public art

The Relationships beyond Images

Art, Architecture, Urban Regeneration

Conference – Day Three

Triennale Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6 Milan

9 November 2019, 10.30 am-6 pm

A project by ArtLine Milano in collaboration with Triennale Milano

Triennale Milano hosts the third appointment of “The Relationships beyond Images” (Le Relazioni oltre le Immagini) program, a series of conferences exploring the current trends in public art and analyzing their relation with contemporary social space. This series is part of the “ArtLine Milano” public program, a City of Milan public art project based in the CityLife Park.

How can the artwork interact with public space, while remaining an unexpected and distinct element? How can the alliance between art and architecture change our perception of the territory?

The aim of this conference day is to examine, through the analysis of historical and contemporary case studies, the function of site-specific sculptural interventions in the urban landscape – both in the design phase and in the fruition people might make of it daily – also considering these interventions’ potential cultural and social effects, and economic impact on the territory.

Speakers: Kasper König, artistic director of “Skulptur Projekte Münster”; Akiko Miki, international artistic director of “Benesse Art Site di Naoshima”; Piero Gilardi, artist and theorist, political activist and youth culture leader; Lorenza Baroncelli, urbanist, researcher and artistic director of Triennale Milano; Alterazioni Video, artistic collective; Luca Vitone, artist.

Moderators: Katia Anguelova, ArtLine production manager; Cecilia Guida, head of the ArtLine public program; Roberto Pinto, ArtLine coordinator.


Morning Session, 10.30 am-1 pm

10.30 am-10.45 am: Institutional welcome speeches

10.45 am-11.00 am: introduction to the conference subjects with Katia Anguelova, Cecilia Guida and Roberto Pinto

11.00 am-12.00 pm: Keynote: Sculpture against territory and nature, Kasper König

12.00 pm-1.00 pm: Keynote: Benesse Art Site Naoshima – Art Architecture Nature, Akiko Miki


Afternoon Session, 2.30 pm-6 pm

2.30 pm: The bright side of Bioart, Piero Gilardi

3.10 pm: Architecture, urban regeneration and city, Lorenza Baroncelli

3.50 pm: Incompiuto, how to build an apparatus to reframe the real, Andrea Masu /Alterazioni Video

4.30 pm: Romanistan. The journey, Luca Vitone

5.10-6.00 pm: Q&A

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Speakers’ Biographies

Kasper König, curator of numerous exhibitions, including Andy Warhol (Stockholm, 1968), and Westkunst (Cologne Exhibition Hall, 1981). Director of the Städelschule and founding Director of the exhibition hall Portikus, Frankfurt from 1989 to 2000, he was also Head of Museum Ludwig, Cologne from 2000 to 2012; Artistic Director of Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg in 2014 and of Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, which he co-initiated in 1977.

Akiko Miki is the International Artistic Director of “Benesse Art Site Naoshima”. She has been Chief and Senior Curator at Palais de Tokyo (2000-14), Co-director of Yokohama Triennale 2017 and Artistic Director of its 2011 edition. She was also guest curator for many museums in Asia and Europe, including the Barbican Art Gallery, Mori Art Museum, Taipei Fine Art Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul.

Piero Gilardi is artist and theorist, political activist and youth culture leader. Founder of PAV-Parco Arte Vivente in Turin, in his work he draws from his study of the relational changes of nature and art. His recent solo exhibitions include Piero Gilardi. Collaborative Effects 1963 – 1985, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2012-2013); Nature Forever, MAXXI-Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2017).

Lorenza Baroncelli, urbanist, researcher and curator. She is currently the Artistic Director of Triennale Milano. From 2015 to 2018, councilor for Urban Regeneration for the City of Mantua, in 2015 she was the Scientific Director of 15 Rooms, the exhibition curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist; co-curator of the Swiss Pavilion with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. From 2009 to 2011 she worked with Stefano Boeri on a number of projects including the development of the concept plan for “Expo Milan 2015”.

Alterazioni Video is an artistic collective active since 2004 whose members are Paololuca Barbieri Marchi, Alberto Caffarelli, Andrea Masu, Giacomo Porfiri, and Matteo Erenbourg. They are known for Incompiuto Siciliano, an aesthetic investigation of unfinished public works; for years they have been producing Turbo Film, a film genre they themselves invented. Their work has been exhibited in museums and art institutions, including: 52nd Venice Biennale, Manifesta 7, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, Performa New York, Rome Quadriennale.

Luca Vitone is an artist who with his practice since the second half of the ’80s has focused on the idea of place, inviting us to recognize something we already know, defying the conventions of today’s mutable, faded memory. His work explores the way places are identified through cultural production: art, cartography, music, cuisine, political associations, ethnic minorities. Vitone bridges the gap between the sense of loss of place characteristic of the postmodern and the ways in which feelings of belonging arise in the intersection of personal and collective memory. He reconstructs and invents forgotten paths to reconfigure his own personal geography. Since 2006 he has been teaching at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti-Naba in Milan.

Upcoming appointments:

Conference – Day Four

Methodology, Workshop, Participation

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Viale Pasubio, 5 Milan

11 December 2019, 10:30-18:00 a.m.

The Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli and ArtLine Milano collaboration


Conference – Day Five

Interaction, Activation, Preservation

Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo, 12 Milan

March 20, 2020, 10:30-18:00 a.m.

The Museo del Novecento and ArtLine Milano collaboration