Metropolitan Voids Agency (Moscardini’s presentation, 6:30) and Polyporaceae (Nacciarriti’s installation)
Both artists are winners of the Premio New York, a residency program for emerging Italian artists sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate General for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation), the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program
Margherita Moscardini will discuss her project Metropolitan Voids Agency, which reflects on the subversive nature of a rock wedged between two buildings in the Hudson Heights section of Manhattan (at 6:30).
Andrea Nacciarriti presents Polyporaceae, an installation about issues of formalization in the work of composer John Cage. The piece includes material from Cage’s little-known appearance on an Italian quiz show in 1959 in which he won 5000 lira for his knowledge about mushrooms.
Event is at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue.
Margherita Moscardini (Italy, 1981) studied Cultural Anthropology in Bologna, Italy and she attended the Advanced Course in Visual Arts of Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy, with Yona Friedman. Her work has been recently exhibited at MMCA Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea, Italian Institute of Culture of Istanbul, Turkey, MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy, ArtToday CCA, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, SongEun Art Space, Seoul, South Korea, Schauwerk Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy, Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, Firenze, Italy. She is currently based in New York, as a resident of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and as a fellow of the Italian Academy of Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (New York Prize 2014-2015).
Andrea Nacciarriti (born 1976, Ostra Vetere, Italy) has work included in both the Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris and La Gaia Collection, Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Pescheria Foundation Visual Arts Center, Pesaro, Italy; Centre d'Art Bastille, Grenoble, France; and Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Torino. Nacciarriti has been included in group exhibitions at MACRO, Rome; La Maison Rouge, Paris; and Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France. He is currently based in New York, as a resident of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and as a fellow of the Italian Academy of Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (New York Prize 2014-2015).