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Interview: Kathy Rose

Interview: Kathy RoseImage courtesy of Kathy Rose

Interview: Kathy Rose

Luca Curci talks with Kathy Rose during the ANIMA MUNDI Festival 2017 in Venice.

Kathy Rose has received a Guggenheim in Performance Art in 2003, and well as numerous grants in Film, Video, Choregraphy, from the NEA, New York State Council for the Arts, etc. She is a Distinguished Alumni of the California Institute of the Arts. Kathy Rose has toured extensively in live performance throughout the United States and Europe, giving performances at the Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center, Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, the Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Baltimore Art Museum, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. as well as performances in Geneva, Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hiroshima, etc. Rose recently premiered a new piece “Opera of the Interior” at ANIMATOR 2015 in Poland.

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Interview: Toni Kitti

Interview: Toni Kitti
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Interview: Toni Kitti

Luca Curci talks with Toni Kitti during BODYSPACES | HUMANS+HYBRIDS in Rome.

Toni Kitti (b.1975) is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He has graduated as a Master Of Arts in Photography in Aalto -university in Helsinki. Toni Kitti‘s main media is photography but he has also made video and istallations. He has previously participated in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. This spring, 2017, he has his first private show in Helsinki. It is called “The Persistence Of Plastic“. The basis for Kitti‘s art is his love for plastic. With the pictures of plastic items and self-portraits he deals with the very basic questions of being a human: life, death, joy, shame, survival etc. Toni Kitti received a grant from Finnish Cultural Foundation for this work.

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Mengqi He’s Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs’ Review

Mengqi He's Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs' Review Exhibition opening at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi on December 07, 2017 | Image courtesy of Federica Amoruso

Mengqi He’s Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs’ Review 
An “enchantment” union of Chinese and English languages

 

During the opening of CONTEMPORARY VENICE – ITSLIQUID International Art Show on December 06, 2017 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and on December 07, 2017 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi in Venice, Mengqi He, selected artist by ITS LIQUID Group, exhibited her live calligraphic performance “Words. Chinese Poems and Verbs… And other Meanings“, an installation art and instruction-based art.

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Interview: Fernando Velazquez

Interview: Fernando Velazquez
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Interview: Fernando Velazquez

Luca Curci talks with the artist Fernando Velazquez during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI festival 2017 in VENICE.

Fernando Velazquez was born in Seville in 1966. He began his formation as an artist in the late 1980’s. After spending a year in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Fernando moved to London in 1996 where he worked in his studio in Hackney until 2000, later moving to Dorset where he currently lives and works. As a self-taught artist, Fernando has developed a remarkable personal language, evident in his series “Paintings of the Floating World”, “Through the Veil” and recently “Cave Paintings of our Time”. Velazquez has exhibited individually in London, New York and Madrid and has participated in many collective exhibitions throughout Europe and America, in addition to his presence at numerous international art fairs.

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Interview: Daniel Unger

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Interview: Daniel Unger

Luca Curci talks with the artist Daniel Unger during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI festival 2017 in VENICE.

Daniel Unger lives and works in Germany. Although Daniel‘s artworks are mostly made up of illustrations, drawings, sketches and paintings, he also delves into the creation of small, surreal animations and other motion design projects. His main source of inspiration were the works of many outsider artists, such as Mark Beyer or Sam Steinberg. Daniel successfully completed both the BA in “Communication design” in Germany and the MA in “Visual and digital communications“ in England.

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Interview: Mélanie Duault | Maaad. Ly

Interview: Mélanie Duault | Maaad. Ly
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Interview: Mélanie Duault | Maaad. Ly

Luca Curci talks with the artist Mélanie Duault | Maaad. Ly during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI festival 2017 in VENICE.

Mélanie Duault | Maaad. Ly is a visual artist and stop-motion maker obsessed with colors. She creates fun commercial stop-motion to bring cool products to life. Stop-motion is a technique to make a video with images only. Any colorful object can be an excuse to produce a video and animate still-life entity. Travels, games, daily-life inspires her a lot to come up with playful stories. Mélanie is passionate about food and ice cream and we can feel it in a lot of her videos.

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Interview: Juan Sebastián Rojas Medina

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Interview: Juan Sebastián Rojas Medina

Luca Curci talks with the artist Juan Sebastián Rojas Medina during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI festival 2017 in VENICE.

The contemporary artist, Juan Sebastián Rojas Medina, from Bogotá, Colombia, has exhibited his work in different cities, including New York, Venice, Athens, Buenos Aires and Bogotá.
Throughout his career he has been interested in the art as a way to complex everyday thinking through the countless plastic means to be found, and thus develop different signs produced by the thought and the sensitivity he has for the world.

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