Maria Rebecca Ballestra’s 9-step artistic project The Truth of the Labyrinth takes its inspiration from the work of the same name by the Belgian artist Julien Friedler. A selection of 9 out of the 44 texts will be the starting point to a number of reflections on the symbolism of the labyrinth – a full, deep investigation conducted from different perspectives and points of view. In each step Ballestra investigates some primary topics of human self-consciousness such as memory, death, body, the immaterial, the play, dream, mystery, pilgrimage, sacrifice. The exhibit (that
Elisir di lunga vita – Torino, Vercelli, Serralunga d’Alba
27 Giugno– 4 Ottobre, 2015
La Biennale Italia – Cina è la più grande mostra d’arte contemporanea mai realizzata fra i due paesi fino ad oggi e contemporaneamente un faro per far risplendere, anche ad altissimo livello ed in modo permanente, i rapporti bilaterali fra l’Italia e la Cina; un’idea che trova nell’ambasciata italiana a Pechino la principale alleata istituzionale. La Biennale Italia Cina è costituita da un sistema di biennali gemelle che si svolgono ogni due anni in Italia e ogni due
June 4-6th 2015
The inaugural international Network Ecologies symposium of 2015 will bring together a host of diverse and inspirational speakers from across the world in an attempt to address the role that artistic producers can play in raising awareness of environmental problems within contemporary culture. This interdisciplinary symposium is therefore interested in breaking down the categorical distinctions existent between art, science and politics, in an attempt to identify novel approaches and methodologies, which have the potential to transform how environmental discourse is represented in the social imagination. Key themes of
JOURNEY INTO FAGILITY by Maria Rebecca Ballestra
Permanent Installation – Isola della Certosa – Venice
Opening 9th MAY 2015, 6 pm
Journey into Fragility (www.journeyintofragility.com) is a two-year project on art and the environment by the artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra, curated by Paola Valenti, promoted by the ADAC (Contemporary Art Archive of Genoa University) and supported by the Prince Albert II Foundation andItalian Branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which was inspired by the Manifesto for the Earth and Man by the poet and essayistMassimo Morasso. Signed by some of the most
14 – 20 March 2015 – Verde River Packaging Expedition (Phoenix – Arizona)
Arizona is a land of harnessed waters, with every drop diverted to serve a human impulse, whether it be golf courses or cotton farms. The Verde River, though, flows 125 unimpeded miles before reaching its first dam near Phoenix. It’s a wild vein through the center of the state, from Mogollon Rim country to join the Salt, the Gila, and finally the once-mighty Colorado.
The trip accesses a remote stretch of the Verde where existing wilderness abuts unprotected
1-7 March 2015 Residency at Waaw centre in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Maria Rebecca has been selected out of a total of 15 applicants, representing a great variety of countries (The Netherlands, US, Spain, India, Australia …). The residency served as an introduction to the city of Saint-Louis and its surroundings to learn about Senegalese traditional culture and contemporary cultural expressions, the French heritage, the fishing industry and the remarkable fishermen’s community, the world-class Djoudj bird reserve, the current challenges in the environmental field – Saint-Louis being the city on the African continent most threatened by climate change –
14 – 16 nov 2014: welcome to carrousel du louvre for the 3rd edition of fotofever paris!
Courtesy Galerie Mamia Bretesche (Paris)
Artists: Hitat Sofia (Algeria), Maria Rebecca Ballestra (Italy), Aoun Blanco (Fance), Aiyoung Yun (Korea) Kuamr Sureka (India) )
hunting new talents, catching the diversity in contemporary photography, overcoming the barriers to purchase, instill the calling to art collecting: this is the mission of fotofever, an annual photography fair, taking place in Paris, the worldwide capital of photography, and in brussels. A sharp selection, teaching, daring, passion and sharing are the
During the Artist Residence Program Rhod 2013 in Wales, Maria Rebecca Ballestra has develop a project about sustainability and eco-living in collaboration with local farmers. During the three weeks of residences the artist had the opportunity to visit few eco-villages like Lammas, a project created to pioneer an alternative model of living on the land. It empowers people to explore what it is to live in a low-impact lifestyle. The project centres around the eco-village at Tir y Gafel, in north Pembrokeshire. It combines the traditional small holding
L’Associazione Marco Magnani, per il suo decimo anno di attività, organizza a Sassari la manifestazione artistica «Destinazione piazza. 5 curatori x 5 artisti». Con il sostegno dell’Assessorato alle Culture del Comune di Sassari, Fondazione Banco di Sardegna e Thamus.
Periodo di esposizione: dal 17 luglio al 17 settembre 2014.
Inaugurazione: giovedì 17 luglio, ore 19 – Piazza Fiume
David Liver – Piazza
Power of Fragility is a participative public art project, consisting in digital mapping operations and started in the frame of Journey into Fragility. In Power of Fragility will be investigated forms of spaces in societies, in which transformation of identity and communication in the urban area take place, especially in times of environmental crisis. The aim is to visualize and to make aware of conditions and to communicate alternatives regarding the position of the human being on the Earth. The limits between art, science and public realm will be permeable to