CURATED BY CHIARA AGNELLO AND ROBERTA TENCONI
FRAME: A SELECTION OF ITALIAN ARTISTS
Studio 12 Exhibition
Curated by Chiara Agnello and Roberta Tenconi, then curators-in-residence at Gertrude Contemporary, Frame was conceived as an evolving project, offering a dynamic overview of Italian contemporary art practice. Incorporating video projections and installations from some of Italy’s most respected emerging artists, Frame’s changing 22-day program included work from Elisabetta Benassi, Armin Linke, Amedeo Martegani, Marzia Migliora, Diego Perrone, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Zimmerfrei and more. Incorporating a video program in Studio 12, as well as occasional installation and web-based projects in the otherwise private space of Studio 18, Frame invited audience speculation on a range of topics that presently occupy the Italian imagination – from irony and nonsense, to architecture and minimalism, to sound and music, to autobiography.
Chiara Agnello is Curator at Careof in Milan, a documentation centre for visual arts. Her freelance projects include the recent exhibitions Inhabituel, Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Milan / Paris, 2005 and Diari, Milan, 2006. Roberta Tenconi is a curator and critic based in Milan who has most recently been working with the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art as well as for Flash Art magazine. Frame is part of M.M.M (milano.melbourne.milano), a cultural exchange project between the sister cities of Milan and Melbourne, which has been developed and coordinated by independent curator Natalie King, and Monash University Museum of Art’s Director, Max Delany. The project will continue in February 2007 with exhibitions of Australian artists in Milan.