Interview: Thuban Guglielmucci
Luca Curci talks with Thuban Guglielmucci during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2019 and during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2020 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.
Thuban Guglielmucci is originally from a small town in the province of Pisa. He begins to approach art from his early adolescence: painting and photography are the discipline in which he is challenged as a self-taught. He begins his artistic studies at the “F. Russoli” institute in Pisa and this is the access for comparison and learning other artistic techniques such as glass processing, sculpture and graphics. After graduating he enrolled in the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts, obtaining a three-year and two-year degree in “visual art” but continuing to cultivate sculpture and photography skills by attending academic courses relating to these disciplines. The academic path is relevant for the theoretical / practical research and the choice of the artistic path of Guglielmucci. During the two theses he obtained, he specialized in Queer and feminist art, arriving at an artistic path related to these topics. Thuban Guglielmucci is currently dedicating to the pictorial and photographic representation of transition paths. The pictorial part of his work develops medium-sized pictures of the surgical operations to which some trans people undergo during their journey. The photographic part refers more to the personal path of the transition of the artist Thuban and to the relationship he has with his body.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Thuban Guglielmucci – I have loved art since I was a child. It was natural for me to follow my studies up to the academy of fine arts. There was no particular moment when I thought “I have to make art”. For me, art is simply like breathing
LC – What is art for you?
TG – For me, art is a matter of choice.
LC – What is your creative process like?
TG – My creative process is simple: I decide what to share and I share it. I am very attached to my personal path, I try to tell what happens to me to give a testimony.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
TG – Right now working on LGBT + themes. I prefer to represent non-canonical bodies. I’ve been focusing on myself lately but I hope to work with others in the future.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
TG – It is amazing how easy it is to produce images today. I find that social media has incermented the sharing power of art. I don’t find it entirely negative.
LC – What is the message linked to the performance you have shown in this exhibition?
TG – The main theme is that of sharing life paths. We do it daily on social media, some superficially others through thoughtful posts, and sometimes we forget its symbolic value. It is linked to the theme of the festival because it always speaks of bodies and minds that meet and is a universal language.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
TG – I appreciate it and I think the exhibition theme is very interesting, I love working with the concept of the body and its language.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
TG – I think the platform is very contemporary
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
TG – I have no particular suggestions. I got on well with the services provided and I think they are very organized.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
TG – Yes, I would suggest a collaboration with you. I think the services are very efficient.