BorderBody – Mixing Cities | Bari 2013
“BorderBody – Mixing Cities” festival was held in the prestigious Palazzo Barone Ferrara in Bari (Italy), from November 28th to December 06th 2013. Thirty-four international artists had been selected to take part in this exhibition.
“BorderBody – Mixing Cities” exhibition, curated by Luca Curci, is the first of 3 events held in Palazzo Barone Ferrara during the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. “BorderBody” cycle, organized by International ArtExpo and Banca Apulia, consists of “Mixing Cities”, “Mixing Identities” and “Mixing Future” exhibitions. “Mixing Cities” deals with modern urban changes and their influence on citizens, on hybridization between identities and urban settings in contemporary time. Artworks’ selection is based on the main concept of fluidity, motion, changing networks and cities transformations. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world.
During the event were presented the stunning digital videos “Flux” and “Eff Lux” by Turkish artist Candaş Şişman; the amazing project “Human Harp” by London based artist Di Mainstone, and “Bulletproof skin” video by the founder of “BioArt Laboratories” Jalila Essaïdi. In the exhibition area it was possible to listen to the sound artwork “Interzone” by Paul Amlehn, who has collaborated on music projects with musicians from the bands of Lou Reed, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, and others, and with members of the Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass Ensemble.
The exhibition was reviewed by International and Italian press, and was visited every day by many International visitors and Italian citizens particularly sensitive to the contemporary art new languages. The event was supported by Banca Apulia.
Palazzo Barone Ferrara is a magnificent historic building of XIX century, symbol of importance and progress of the city. Located in the centre of Bari, is the headquarters and exhibition space of Banca Apulia bank.
International ArtExpo would like to acknowledge all the artists for their effort, vision, and passion for contemporary art.
Candaş Şişman . Turkey | Di Mainstone . UK | Jalila Essaïdi . The Netherlands | Paul Amlehn . New Zeland
Sheryl Cheung . Taiwan | Fred. L’Epee . Switzerland | Kate MacDonald . Canada | AUG Ferdinand . USA | Toni Simò . Spain | Dénes Ruzsa . Hungary | Antonis Kourkoulos . Greece | Fouilhoux Biliana . France | Merve Goulding . Turkey | compagnie fabienne berger . Switzerland | Linda Riseley . Australia | Gabriella Parisi . Italy | Katarina Kaplarski . Serbia | Gregory Steel . USA | Peter Palvén . Sweden | Remapping Europe . European project | Elika Zarei . Iran | James Leonard . USA | Mia Dudek . Poland
Erin Solomons . UK | Antonis Kourkoulos . Greece | Andrea Colangiuli . Italy | Sabina Izu . Spain | Nicola Boccadoro . Italy | Carlos Torres Machado . USA | Sultana Raza . Luxembourg | Maria Buchner . Australia | Malgorzata Basinska . Poland | Mia Dudek . Poland
Antonella Zito . Italy | Simone Tripaldi . Italy | Robert Kirov . Switzerland | Alejandro Schianchi . Argentina
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