EXPO 1698/t-t @ Fondazione Brodbeck - Catania www.fondazionebrodbeck.it

valeria caflisch

TEASER Expo

VERNISSAGE - 18h
22nd October 2022


Book 1698/t-t
a road-trip-docu between two lands in 1698km distance

30CHF/25€
ask valeriacaflisch@gmail.com

TEASER Expo

1698/t-t is an international project with an experimental format initiated by Valeria Caflisch, which has contributed to the formation of Italian-Swiss artist pairs, to explore in the field of visual arts the notions of mobility, exchange and encounter in their multidimensionality as well as to encourage co-creation processes. Its name reflects the challenges of spatiality with which the pairs have had to deal: 1698 kilometers separate them, from a land of Fribourg to another Sicilian.Initiated in August 2019 by the artist Valeria Caflisch, the experience began with the setting in pairs of eight artists, four Fribourg and as many Catania. The duos were formed following a phase of anonymous exchanges of images and messages. In March 2020, each artist got to know his/her partner. From the first remote discussions - due to the pandemic - to the trips and exchanges in Switzerland and Italy, the collaboration has developed organically and exponentially through travel, immersion and co-production moments. Supervised by a pair of curators, one Sicilian and the other Fribourg, the creative process and the resulting works are documented and studied by invited researchers from multiple disciplines (sociology, psychology, art history, cultural studies, among others).
Artists from Catania: Marcella Barone, Gianluca Lombardo, Alessandra Schilirò, Francesco Balsamo
Artists from Fribourg: Isabelle Pilloud, Ivo Vonlanthen, Primula Boshard, Christiane Hamacher
Curators: Valentina Barbagallo and Philippe Clerc.