Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
The locative dimension give us indefeasible points of reference in the daily networked and speedy life. But the process of ‘mapping’ is not obvious nor neutral, even if it has become so easy to experience and share. Resistant Maps, artistic actions in the interconnected urban territory is a conference and exhibition produced by the ‘Leonardi V-Idea’ Association (Genoa, Italy) and curated by Alessandro Ludovico, Gianfranco Pangrazio, Tommaso Tozzi, Marco Villani. It’ll take place on 25 and 26 November 2006 at the Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum in Genoa (Italy). Its aim is to investigate the ‘resistant’ practices and theories related to the territory imaginary and how to inoculate political viruses in the re-thinking of the space. In the conference there’ll be talks by Brian Holmes, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Arturo di Corinto, Vittore Baroni, Guerrigliamarketing, Wikiartpedia, Cartografia Resistente, Raffaele Scelsi, Sandro Ricaldone and Nicola Bucci and essays from the historical artist / critics Giuseppe Chiari, Gianni Emilio Simonetti and Mirella Bandini. In the exhibition works by 0100101110101101.ORG, Guy Debord, Giuseppe Chiari, Cartografia Resistente, Les Flottants, Vincenzo Agnetti, and Ernesto Fialdini + Matteo Dentoni.