Un talk con il collettivo artistico Apparatus22 presso la Collezione Taurisano, come seconda parte di una residenza sviluppatasi tra Modica e Napoli.
Apparatus 22 on gifts, broadcasting, positive destruction and blank auguri.
The talk will introduce several aspects of the practice of Apparatus 22 art collective
through a set of topics ranging from the necessity for positive destruction to their bold explorations of gift economy, from their love for names and coining terms to their
inquiry into the potential of radio broadcasting in order to epitomize usually inaccessi- ble contours and spaces through the use of language, voice and sounds
Apparatus 22 is a transdisciplinary art collective founded in january 2011 by current
members erika olea, maria farcas, dragos olea together with ioana nemes (1979 - 2011) in bucharest, romania. Beginning with 2015 they are working between brussels and
They see themselves as a collective of dreamers, researchers, poetic activists and (fai- led) futurologists interested in exploring the intricate relationships between economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, religion and fashion in order to understand contemporary society. A recent topic of research and reflection in the practice of appa-
ratus 22 is suprainfinit universe: a world-making attempt to use hope critically in navi- gating present and future.
In their very diverse works - installations, performances, text based-shapes, reality is mixed with fiction and storytelling and all merge with a critical approach drawing
knowledge & experience from design, sociology, literature and economics.
The work of apparatus 22 was presented in exhibitions at la biennale di venezia 2013, mumok, vienna (at), la triennale di milano (it), bozar – centre for fine arts, brussels (be), museion, bolzano (it), kunsthalle wien (at), académie royale des beaux-arts de
bruxelles (be), brukenthal museum contemporary art gallery, sibiu (ro), akademie schloss solitude, stuttgart (de), contemporary art museum (mnac), bucharest (ro),
kunstmuseum linz (at), loft - servais family collection, brussels (be), trafo gallery, buda- pest (hu), futura, prague (cz), ujazdowski castle – centre for contemporary art, warsaw