L’artista per la Collettività
Workshop and public talk curated by Giacomo Zaganelli
with the support of the Italian Council (X edition, 2021)
in collaboration with Villa Romana and Not A Museum
from 5 to 7 October 2022 at Manifattura Tabacchi
Wednesday 05 October | 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Thursday 06 October | 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
To apply | Please send a short motivational letter accompanied by a biographical presentation (max one folder) by 30 September to email@example.com.
Why are collaborations with territories, companies, schools and institutions, today more than ever, fundamental to define new paradigms of exchange and sharing, between art, society and citizenship?
Can be defined a social role of the artist and analyzed his/her ability to generate added value and, at the same time, to catalyze resources and interests from subjects outside the sector, thus contributing to helping people to work towards a common interest?
These are the starting questions of the workshop curated by Giacomo Zaganelli, who will offer participants the opportunity to deepen and investigate the potential offered today by the figure of the artist who works towards the collectivity and on the sense of social usefulness of its work.
The workshop will take place at the Manifattura Tabacchi Firenze on 05 and 06 October and it will end with a public talk on 07 October at the FESTA space.
Giacomo Zaganelli’s research “L’artista per la collettività” is a project supported by the Italian Council (10th edition, 2021), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Giacomo Zaganelli (Florence, 1983) acts as an artist, curator and organizer of projects aimed at the collectivity. Through his practice he investigates the social and public dimension of the concept of space, understood as the result of territory, environment and landscape. Author of researches, series of books and artist residencies. Within the last fifteen years he has initiated and realized several projects and activities in Italy, Europe and Asia.
Among his recent projects, the solo exhibitions Grand Tourismo at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence (2018/2019) and Superficially at MOCA Taipei (2018); the Setouchi Triennale 2019 in Japan and the Thailand Biennale 2021 in Korat in Thailand. In 2020 and 2021 he won respectively the IX and X edition of the Italian Council.