a project by luca rossi
22th october - indefinitely
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The Rhine (in italian "Reno") is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhinelandand eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands. It is the second longest river in Central and Western Europe (after the Danube), at about 1,230 km (760 mi), with an average discharge of about 2,900 m3/s (100,000 cu ft/s).
The Rhine and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and, since those days, the Rhine has been a vital and navigable waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland. The many castles and fortifications along the Rhine testify to its importance as a waterway in the Holy Roman Empire. In the modern era, it has become a symbol of Germannationalism.
In italian language "par" means means "seems". "Par Reno", in Italian, means "looks like the river Rhine.
In the "Par Reno" project Luca Rossi present six interventions. Any intervention would define a more fluid idea of a artwork, museum and spectator. While globalization has brought greater fluidity and flexibility, and therefore the crisis, we must be even more fluid and flexible. The title of the project, starting from the Italian meaning of the name of the artist (Philippe) Parreno, would like to represent this idea of fluidity / flexibility. At the idea of crisis instead of being "hard" and therefore be broken, or "fragile" and may choke, we have to assume an attitude that we call "antifragile" as a technique capable of prospepare in the disorder and menage the crisis ("Antifragile" by Nicolas Taleb).
Decentralization of power, the wonderful old history of the Venetian Republic, the principle of subsidiarity used by the Catholic Church, the origins of which lie in the history of Rome and in the ability to create works such as the Pont du Gard in France, using the practical knowledge rather that the academic learned at school. These are the four reasons that make Italy "anti fragile", that is, according to Nassim Taleb, author of the bestseller.
Reported in the field of art, we can translate "anti fragile" with "alter modern", like the concept expressed by Nicolas Bourriaud in The Radicant:
"Rather than suffering or resist it by inertia, global capitalism seems to have made own flows, speed, nomadism? So we have to be even more mobile. Do not force us, and force us to greet the stagnation as an ideal. The imaginary world is dominated by flexibility? We invent new meanings for it, inoculate the long term and the very slow heart rate rather than oppose them rigid postures and nostalgic. The strength of this style of thought lies in emerging protocols commissioning way: it is to develop a nomadic thought that organizes itself in terms of circuits and experiments, and no permanent installation. We have to oppose to the precarious experience a resolutely precarious thought that fits and infiltrates in the same networks that suffocate us."
Now where you are right now
various material, stains, your screen.
Order a pizza from around the world to be delivered to Hangar Bicocca in Via Chiese 2 on hours: mon–wed closed / thu–sun 11am-11pm (look for pizzeria takeaway in Milan on Google) I
press release modified, a Philippe Parreno solo show, pizza, wood, various material.
Order a pizza from around the world to be delivered to Hangar Bicocca in Via Chiese 2 on hours: mon–wed closed / thu–sun 11am-11pm (look for pizzeria takeaway in Milan on Google) II
press release modified, a Philippe Parreno solo show, pizza, various material.