ACROSS #15

Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of Lorenzo Bruni from 24 to 28 January 2018

ACROSS #15 – January 2018

Lorenzo Bruni (1976, Florence, Italy) is an independent art critic and curator. Since 2000, he is the coordinator of the non-profit space BASE / Progetti per l’arte in Florence.
In 2017 he began teaching with AANT – Academy of Art and New Technologies in Rome, where he taught the History of Art and Visual Arts, and Graphic Design. In the same year, he curated the exhibition The fragment as an instrument with Piero Gilardi, Maria Thereza Alves and Øystein Aasan at the Galleria Enrico Astuni in Bologna and has created the book and the exhibition entitled Measurements on Eliseo Mattiacci for the Poggiali Gallery in Florence.

In 2016, he was a consultant for the new opening of the Pecci Museum in Prato under the direction of Fabio Cavallucci and he also published the book 66/16 on the dematerialization of the work of art from the 1960s to today (Sputnik Edition in English and in Italian with Giacomo Prearo Editore). In 2015, he taught Aesthetics of New Media at the Academies of Bologna and Florence. In addition, he managed the collective exhibition with international artists of different generations Raccontare un luogo at the Galleria Astuni in Bologna and a group show at the GAM in Palermo with Gianni Pettena (“radical architect”) and Marc William Zanghi. In the same year, Fortino Edition published the book Parole, site specific and the change in the perception of visual art from the Nineties to today.

In previous years he was the curator for different Italian and foreign museum institutions including KARST, Plymouth, Uk; RISO Museum, Palermo; KCCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania; HISK, Ghent, Belgium; Lanfranco Baldi Foundation, Florence; Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, France. His curatorial research practice led him to create different cycles of exhibitions intended as platforms for theoretical and practical reflection, which later became essays for books and articles. These include the idea of ​​contemporary landscape, the journey back to the era of Google Maps, the temporality of contemporary sculpture, the abstract painting tradition after the spread of digital screens, the interactions between performance, video and sound, design up to that – realizing the cycle of exhibitions from 2005 to 2009 in the space of ViaNuova contemporary art of Florence – on the legacy of modernism.

FRAGMENTS AS A TOOL
Memory and Archeology in Contemporary art

Friday 26 January, at 8:00PM
Artists’ films screening
(Maria Thereza Alves, Rossella Biscotti, Uriel Orlow and Ulla Von Brandenburg)
Le Narcissio, 16 rue Parmentier, Nice
Free entrance