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DEFAULT Masterclass: on art, cities and regeneration. 2011 by Alfredo Cramerotti

DEFAULT Masterclass: on art, cities and regeneration.  2011

video, sound, talk

DEFAULT Masterclass was an international cultural and artistic residence hosted in Lecce,Southern Italy. - - - - - - During ten days, twenty selected artists discussed with curators, artists, cultural producers, transnational partners and local audience about some key questions of our (austere) time: how to interact within a wider governmental policy concerning urban regeneration? How to tackle the increasingly politicised stakes that underpin cultural inquiry on urban centres’ and neighbourhoods’ revitalisation? Do artists, curators, art managers and policy makers have to default to “art and regeneration practices” which are no longer feasible yet still entrenched in cultural structures because there is no other alternative given? - - - - - The works took places in several regenerated spaces in the city of Lecce. Among the guests and invited lecturers: Lewis Biggs (Biennial of Liverpool), Celine Condorelli (artist), Andrea Lissoni (Xing and Hangar Bicocca), Julia Draganovic (No Longer Empty), Kybernein (Nathalie Gabrielsson and Alfredo Cramerotti (artists and producers, curators AGM), Hannah Conroy (curator, AGM), Andrei Siclodi (Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Ana Hoffner (artist), Paolo Mele (Ramdom), Pietro Gaglianò (art critic), Filipa Ramos (curator and art critic), Emiliano Paoletti (Bjcem), Gregor Neuerer (artist). - - - - - - An international committee of art professionals selected 10 international and 10 Italian artists (7 from Apulia region) to participate in the residence. - - - - - - The selected artists were: Alberto Borea (PE), Anthony McInneny (AUS), Bean (UK), Emma Houlihan (EIRE), Heba Amin (EGY), Marcus Owens (USA), Natascha Hagenbeek (NL), Rachela Abbate (DE), Rosario Montero Prieto (UK), Tonka Malekovic (HRV), Alessia Rollo (ITA), Angela Zurlo (ITA), Giuseppe Pansa (ITA), Lucia Leuci (ITA), Maria Rebecca Ballestra (ITA), Sergio Racanati (ITA), Serena Porrati (ITA), Simone Massafra (ITA), Stefano Cagol (ITA), Tatiana Villani (ITA).