little constellation book

contemporary art in geo-cultural micro areas and small states of europe

edition mousse publishing

motto distribution

size 24 x 17 cm
foliation 312 pages
cover with 350 g 5-colour printed matte coated paper flaps
no. 240 colour full-page images
print run 2,500 copies
code EAN: 9788896501078
ediz. english / italian
price € 30,00

Pier Giorgio Albani & Lorella Mussoni
Danil Akimov
Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson
Barbara Bühler
Canarezza & Coro
Nina Danino
Oppy De Bernardo
Sandrine Flury
Barbara Geyer
Irena Lagator
Ingibjörg Magnadóttir
Mark Mangion & Pierre Portelli
Christodoulos Panayiotou
Paradise Consumer Group
Matteo Terzaghi & Marco Zürcher
Axsinja Uranova
Martin Walch
Trixi Weis

Texts by:
Rita Canarezza & Pier Paolo Coro, Roberto Daolio, Svetlana Racanovic´, Louli Michaelidou, l. Mallart i Casamajor & J. Domingo i Coll, Noah Stolz, Mario Gorni and Chiara Agnello, Alessandro Castiglioni

How is the practice of making art experienced today in certain geocultural micro-areas and small states of Europe? “Little Constellation” began in 2004 as a research project focused on contemporary art, but not with the attempt to answer this question by finding a label that could be attached to “small states”, or to provide a full, systematic picture of the art that can be found today in Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino and in other significant cultural micro-areas such as Canton Ticino, Ceuta, Gibraltar or Kaliningrad.
Instead, the project has developed and taken shape—through the story of many different relationships, ideas, experiences—via the diffusion of information, placed in a continuous current that generates possibilities for interaction, and as a device shared by artists, curators, institutional representatives from museums, centers, and research collectives, to stimulate proposals and the development of a platform of knowledge focused on contemporary artistic practice in these countries, within the sphere of the international artistic debate.
This book collects and illustrates the main steps in this journey, which from 2004 to 2010—through texts, images, video interviews, meetings, workshops, a website and exhibitions—not only offers a connection between the relational potential and autopoietic1 observation that characterize countries of particular geocultural complexity, but also brings together, for the first time, the theoretic and critical contributions that have come out of the contact between the works, ideas, and evolving thoughts of the people who encountered each other along the way.
Rita Canarezza & Pier Paolo Coro

1. “A living system is autopoietic because it is self-reproducing: it cannot be characterized in terms of input and output, none of its transformations can be explained as a function of the stimuli of its environment, it modifies itself on the basis of its organization, with the aim of keeping its organization itself constant: this process of constant adjustment is the cognitive process”. H. R. Maturana, F.J. Varela, Autopoiesis and Cognition. The Realization of the Living, Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland, 1980.

Table of Contents
001   Preview 
033   Contemporary Art in Little Constellations – 
033   Rita Canarezza & Pier Paolo Coro 
034   Istitutions 
Critical Contents 
042   Little (Big) Constellation - Roberto Daolio 
044   Bubbles in the foam -Svetlana Racanovic´ 
047   Captain Storm and the Glocal Village - Louli Michaelidou 
051   Small Communities with big complexities in the Sphere of
051   Interaction - L. Mallart i Casamajor & J. Domingo i Coll 
053   Text by Noah Stolz 
058   Small Geographies - Mario Gorni and Chiara Agnello 
060   Towards a border that does not exist -
060   Alessandro Castiglioni 

Artists Contents 
062     Pier Giorgio Albani & Lorella Mussoni 
064     Danil Akimov 
070     Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson
074     Barbara Bühler 
078     Canarezza & Coro 
082     Nina Danino 
086     Oppy De Bernardo 
090     Sandrine Flury 
094     Barbara Geyer 
098     Irena Lagator
104     Ingibjörg Magnadóttir 
108     Mark Mangion & Pierre Portelli 
116     Christodoulos Panayiotou  
120     Paradise Consumer Group 
124     Quino 
128     Matteo Terzaghi & Marco Zürcher 
132     Axsinja Uranova 
136     Martin Walch 
140     Trixi Weis  

145     Everything said is said by an Observer – 
145     Rita Canarezza & Pier Paolo Coro 
148     Carme Tinture and with Noemí Agustí 
150     Josep Maria Ubach
152     Marco Franciolli 
158     Bruno Garrido Luiz 
164     Yiannis Toumazis 
172     Gino Sanguinetti 
178     Christian Schoen 
182     Halldór Björn Runólfsson 
186     Evgeny Umansky 
194     Friedemann Malsch 
198     Enrico Lunghi 
202     Claire Zerafa, Marcelle Teuma, Adrian Grima
202     and Georgina Portelli 
207     Francis Zammit Dimech 
208     Mirjana Dabovic Pejovic 
216     Leonardo Casadei 
225     Description of the description of the description 
226     Project 1: Going Beyond the Countries’ Art 
232     Project 2: Video Sensitive Postcards 
240     Project 3: BBKL-LABOR 
244     Project 4: Piccolo Stato Neon Campobase
257     Italian texts

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