HfBK started the pilot phase for the third study cycle (our “lab for Artistic Research”) with ten master-class students yesterday. This week’s programme involves a lecture by Angelica Speroni from ABARoma tomorrow evening 7 p.m. CET, which we will make accessible via Zoom for you to take part.
Wednesday, 19 October 7 p.m. CET
(Please keep yourself muted, we will take questions from the chat.)
Angelica Speroni graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, is currently a PhD student at EDESTA (Paris8) and works as a mentor coordinator and project assistant for the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in the framework of the EU4ART project. In a university-public lecture, she will share findings from her dissertation titled “In limine. Strategies of Intermediality in Contemporary Art”.
Intermediality, between artistic research and communication
In the late 1960s, artists were chased by the emerging figure of the ‘curator’, a theorist, not an artist, whose purpose was to communicate and to bring to the world’s attention someone else’s genius. Nowadays, curators, the critics and the communicators outnumber artists and have themselves become the protagonists, sometimes even before the work they present. But, on the other hand, those are dying professions, or at least their definitions (as well as these words) need to be radically rethought. And, first as always, it is the artists who are doing it.
Today we are witnessing the rediscovery of the importance of practical-political knowledge, and although the focus of contemporary art practices is, as it has always been, on topical issues, they must always be explained, communicated, to be understood. In order to fulfil their intellectual, political function as a tool for reflection and the autopoiesis of the public, artworks must be understood. And increasingly, the artist feels the need to contribute to, if not totally impose, its dissemination. Thus, dissemination is part of the artwork.
If, therefore, when the concept of intermediality was coined (by an artist), it indicated the non-homogeneity of means and languages involved in the genesis of the work, today it must necessarily also include its very communication-documentation.
graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, is currently a PhD student at EDESTA (Paris8) and works as a mentor coordinator and project assistant for the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in the framework of the EU4ART project. She worked as curator and co-curator for several exhibitions and has participated as a lecturer and moderator in numerous conferences. She has also published her theoretical work in scientific journals. She is currently editing a course given by Cesare Brandi at the Sapienza University of Rome on nineteenth-century painting (1970-1971).
From 2019 to 2021, she was a teaching assistant in Professor Massimo Carboni’s Aesthetics course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, in which she gave several lectures.
In limine. Strategies of intermediality in the contemporary arts
Director Emanuele Quinz, Paris 8 University – Co-director Angela Vettese, IUAV, Venice
Full curriculum: https://scenes-monde.univ-paris8.fr/angelica-speroni-1517