the classroom #6

Linda Fregni Nagler

 

Photo Courtesy: Triennale Milano

 

 

Linda Fregni Nagler (Stockolm, 1976), Italian artist known for her photographic work, creates a new performance for Teatro dell’Arte on the occasion of her project for the classroom.

The work consists in a full day at Teatro dell’Arte – Triennale Milano where the artist is shaping an open classroom and a performance of her series titled Things that Death Cannot Destroy, which began in 2009 and is still ongoing. It’s a double projection of antique glasses for magic lanterns coming from the archive of the artist (composed of about three thousand six hundred specimens, collected from 2005 and divided into categories and genres that elude any method of scientific archiving).

 

 

CLASS

THINGS THAT DEATH CANNOT DESTROY 

Teatro dell’arte, Triennale Milano

 

Within the classroom’s sixth project, Linda Fregni Nagler (Stockholm, 1976), an Italian artist was invited to play an open classroom – dedicated to the memory of Massimo Buffetti, collector and friend of the artists – involving a class of students and public interested in the subject.  

The artist transforms the stage of the Theater of the Arts into a classroom and invites all of them to go inside the stage machine to watch the general rehearsals of the performance in which he worked for the project. The open lesson continues with the artist’s sharing of a personal vision of the history of photography, starting from what most influenced her in the construction of the personal artistic path.

 

 

PERFORMANCE

THINGS THAT DEATH CANNOT DESTROY 

Teatro dell’arte, Triennale Milano

 

Things That Death Cannot Destroy is the overall title of an ongoing research, which began exactly ten years ago, which on this occasion reaches its ninth episode and confirms the appropriateness of the images and their manipulation, the archive, the ambiguity and the mechanisms of vision, editing, the conceptual nature of the photographic medium are the vocabulary of Linda Fregni Nagler’s constantly evolving work.

During the night, the artist actually presents sequences of images from her private archive, conceived as a stream of visual associations. While two performers manually change the slides in the projectors, a voice reads out the original captions, adding to the performative dimension of the process.

The flow of visual pairings suggests different interpretive perspectives: an anthropology lecture, a historical documentary, a surreal fictional story, a reflection on the nature of photography itself. 

The title of the work indicates sequences of images, different each time the performance takes place, conceived as a continuous flow of visual associations. Each image feeds on the previous one and conditions the next one, visually unfolding a sort of cadavre exquis.

Ten years after its debut, thanks to FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, for the first time an Italian institution welcomes this new performance, already staged, among other places, at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and at the Innsbruck Biennale. On stage, the artist and an assistant alternate the images in the chassis of the magic lanterns, while a male voice reads the captions. The photographs have different geographical origins and were designed for different purposes. Some have descriptions, while others do not retain any information, but none have been produced with the intention of creating a work of art. It is in this sense that they take on new life within the project, while remaining what they are: images to look at. The photographic material thus shown raises questions on the laying of the human figure, on social categorizations, censorship and copyright, juxtaposing and combining images to produce new meanings.

Thanks to this archive, what becomes legible is not History, but the look of an artist on the many pieces of a mosaic combined with infinite variations.

The documentary video of performance has been produced thanks to contribution fo ACACIA.

 

The project has been produced by FOG – Triennale Milano Performing Arts and by Banca Generali with the support of Monica De Cardenas galleria, Vistamare – Vistamare studio, CAP – Contemporary Art projects. The Linda’s classroom has been produced with the collaboration of Buffetti’s family.

Diary

PAST

07.11.2019

Book launch and Artists talk today, 6pm @ICA Milano

(Im-)materiality and identity in contemporary art – a step into the relationship between restoration on display and contemporary art with MASBEDO, Martina Angelotti, Marco Belfiore, Diego Marcon.
06.06.2019

100 Piper. Short history of Piper Torino in 100 fragments by Ra di Martino

Film screening and talk with the artist. The event is part of Fo.To. Fotografi a Torino program.

Cinema Massimo, Sala 2 – Torino, H. 18.30

03.04.2019

Things that Death Cannot Destroy – A performance and an open classroom with Linda Fregni Nagler

The project is part of FOG – Triennale Performing Arts, Miart, Milano Artweek.

Teatro dell’Arte, Triennale Milano, H- 10.00 – 22.00

10.10.2018

What’s next? A Round table about art and education after Manifesta 12 Palermo

In collaboration with Manifesta 12 Collateral Events, the classroom organized a round table about the aftermath of art and education in Palermo with Sara Kamalvand (Hydrocity http://www.hydrocity.ca/), Valentina Sansone (Magazzino Brancaccio www.magazzinobrancaccio.org ), Evelina de Castro (Palazzo Abatellis), Laura Barreca (Museo Civico di Castelbuono http://www.museocivico.eu/), Maria Rosa Sossai (www.alagroup.org)  e Roberto Albergoni (Director Fondazione Manifesta 12 Palermo www.manifestapalermo.org) and Paola Nicolin.

Galleria Regionale della Sicilia Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, H. 18.30

12.01.2018

Materiality versus Image. (Im-)materiality and identity in contemporary art

Book publication curated by the classroom and Paola Nicolin entirely dedicated to the theme of image care and restoration. Authors: Sara Abram, Martina Angelotti, Laura Barreca, Marco Belfiore, Lupo Borgonovo, Giulia Bruno, Laura Cherubini, Barbara Ferriani, Piero Gilardi, Paolo Icaro, Hilario Isola, Diego Marcon, Paola Nicolin, Andrea Pinotti, Laura Papotti, Alessandro Rabotini, Iolanda Ratti, Antonio Rava, Alberto Tadiello, Sergio Toffetti, Stefano Trucco, Italo Zuffi.

Link

05.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque

Discoinferno

12.30–2pm Le déjeuner sur l’herbe – Round table with Piper protagonists
 Pietro Derossi, Graziella Gay, Piero Gilardi, Clino Castelli, Tommaso Trini 
with Luca Cerizza, Maria Teresa Roberto and Fulvio Ferrari
2 –2.30pm Film screening: Rä di Martino on Piper
3–4pm Dialogue – Gino Viliani with Francesco Arena and Paolo Icaro
4 –4.30pm Film screening: Mephobia by Mika Gustafson (Sweden, 2017) (winner, section “Irregular Lovers”, Lovers Film Festival)
4.30–5.30pm Dialogue – Philip Corner with Massimo Torrigiani
5.30–8pm Campari | Djset Notte italiana by ZERO

04.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque

You are my own.
Art, dance and identity

12.30–1.30pm 
Dialogue – Dora García with Jacqueline de Jong ed Esther Ferrer
1.30–2pm Superbudda sound intermission
2– 3pm Interview – Corrado Levi with Dafne Boggeri and Giovanna Silva
3 –3.30pm Superbudda sound intermission
3.30–4.30pm
 Dialogue – Maria Grazia Chiuri with Maria Luisa Frisa
5 –6pm Workshop – Michele Rizzo with Simone Frangi
6pm Awarding – Campari Art Prize
6.30–8
pm Dialogue – Roberto D’Agostino with Michela Moro and Emanuele Piccardo

03.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque @Artissima 2017

Space is the place.
Sound, image and architecture

12.30–1.30pm
 Meet the artists – Cally Spooner with Eva Fabbris and Charlotte Laubard
1.30–2pm Superbudda sound intermission
2–3pm Dialogue – Mario Garcia Torres with Francesco Manacorda
3 –3.30pm Superbudda sound intermission
3.30–4.30pm
 Interview – Tony Oursler with Tom Eccles
5 –6pm Lecture: “Piper and beyond”, Pietro Derossi. Q&A with Catharine Rossi and Maria Cristina Didero
6pm Campari | Superbudda sound intermission
6.30 –7.30p
m Concert – Guido Costa on “Le stelle di Mario Schifano”
02.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque @Artissima 2017

Openclassroom

6–7pm Interview – Hans Ulrich Obrist with Kamasi Washington (in collaboration with OGR and Club to Club)
7.30pm Campari | Open classroom with Seb Patane
8.30pm Superbudda sound intermission

31.10.2017

The Classroom #5 Seb Patane @Artissima 2017

27.03.2017

Piero Golia, Diego Perrone on Chris Burden

Exhibition
Via Cesare Correnti 14
Milan
24.03.2017

Piero Golia, Diego Perrone on Chris Burden

Classroom, Via Cesare Correnti 14
Milan
15.01.2017

Masbedo, Handle with care

Talk
Guided tour of the exhibition with the artists
H.12, La Venaria Reale and 
Centro Conservazione 
Turin
14.01.2017

(Im-)materiality and indentity.

Lectures, talks and readings on art and its materials
Classroom with Paolo Icaro, Andrea Pinotti, Giulia Bruno, Sergio Toffetti, Martina Angelotti, Ben Vickers, Laura Barreca, Diego Marcon, Marco Belfiore, Barbara Ferriani, Jolanda Ratti.
H. 11-19, Centro Conservazione e Restauro
La Venaria Reale
Turin

13.01.2017

(Im-)materiality and indentity.

Lectures, talks and readings on art and its materials
Classroom with Piero Gilardi, Marco Scotini, Italo Zuffi, Hilario Isola, Lupo Borgonovo, Alberto Tadiello, Antonio Rava.
H. 11-19, Centro Conservazione e Restauro
La Venaria Reale
Turin

28.10.2016

Masbedo, Handle with care

28 October - 15 January 2017
Exhibition, La Venaria Reale and 
Centro Conservazione e Restauro 
Turin
24.10.2016

Eike Schmidt

Talk
H. 18.30, Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio
Florence
23.10.2016

Luisa Mensi in conversation with Masbedo

Talk
H. 16.30, Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio
Florence
22.10.2016

Masbedo, Handle with care

22-24 October
Exhibition and classroom
H. 14-20 
Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio 
Florence
10.10.2016

Psychic Diary. Analysis of a Contemporary Art Exhibition

Book publication written by Masbedo and Paola Nicolin. The book is a collection of intimate writings elaborated during a year spent working with th artist preparing the exhibition project the classroom. Masbedo, Handle with care, Reggia di Venaria, Torino.

www.quodlibet.it

17.04.2016

Adelita Husni-Bey

Talk
H. 19, La Triennale di Milano
Milan

11.04.2016

Adelita Husni-Bey

11-18 April 2016
Exhibition and classroom
H. 14-24, Bocconi University
Milan

08.04.2016

Adelita Husni-Bey

08-11 April 2016
Exhibition
H. 12-20, the classroom
Milan

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