Davide Grassi: Tactics. Strategy. Negation. Power
On Friday, 27st of January 2006, at 6pm, you are invited to KiBela gallery for a Davide Grassi lecture. At the same time a night time intervention of the son: DA tandem will take place.
Davide Grassi, art manager of Aksiom Institute, will introduce his latest work strongly marked with intermedia and interdisciplinary approach, as well as with sensitive social reflexion on current topics, using audio-video material.
Grassi is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations, documentaries and other works. He is a member of controversial BAST collective and SC-N project.
He exhibited his works all around the world: Manifesta 4, Frankfurt; ZKM, Karlsruhe; ARCO – International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid; ISEA 2002 – 11; International Symposium of Electronic Art, Nagoya; Bienale Buenos Aires; Modern Gallery, Ljubljana,; Emotion Art.ficial 2.0, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo.
Some of his projects:
The Problem Stock Exchange “A problem is a challenge wrongly considered” GK Chesterton (1874-1936) Problemarket.com is a joint-stock company on which shares of several different companies dealing with problems are floated. It is responsible for organizing and managing the international Problem Stock Exchange, formally created at the beginning of 2000 and operational since November 16, 2001.
- I Need Money to Be an Artist
White coloured mailboxes, upon which the artist wrote the statement "I Need Money to Be an Artist" in four languages, were installed at specific locations in Ljubljana and Venice to alert passers-by of the social context of an artist and art as such.
Your Electromechanical Patron! It’s the first Electromechanical Patron that financially supports artists to produce their work. This interactive stand-alone art piece is a pinball machine which functions as a game and whose theme is “the possibilities and strategies of fundraising for contemporary artistic productions nowadays.”
Virtual Biopolitical Agora Virtual parliament that through topical film parables provides the voters (participants) with the opportunity to decide on issues that are, paradoxically, becoming the essence of modern politics: the questions of life.
- Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka
Contribution to the misunderstanding of contemporary postmodern terrorism and democracy’s fear of fanatic devotion; it represents a fascination with criticism of the system and with appeals to the beauty of dying.
- BAST (videos)
BAST is an audio-visual project initiated in 1998 and known in the Balkan area for his media “incursions” and live performances.
- Silent Cell Network
“Die Philosophen haben die Welt nur verschieden interpretiert; es kommt aber darauf an, sie zu verändern.” (Marx,Thesen über Feuerbach, 1845) Series of small projects / performances / streaming events designed for invading media, surveillance cameras circuits, public places etc.
Davide Grassi: Lecture - video (QuickTime)