LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS – book presentation in Bologna

 

 

Saturday 2 December 2017, 6 pm

 (Bologna, via Don Minzoni 14)

 

Book launch of

LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS 

published by Quinlan – 200 copies signed and numbered

 

 

LIUBA will be joined in conversation by

 

Cristina Principale, art historian and curator, editor for Psicoart, a research magazine in collaboration with the University of Bologna

 

Mark Bartlett, writer and professor at the California College of Art (San Francisco) and the University for the Creative Arts (England)

 

“By choosing to show mainly the ‘objects’ used in her performances, Liuba’s book is not a ‘book’, but yet another performance in yet another medium. Why must a book be ‘only’ a book? Isn’t it also a performance?  Even the photographs of objects are able to draw someone, anyone, in through a detail, through something very familiar, often utilitarian, like a shoe or a handbag, a pair of sunglasses or an exploded cardboard box, and make the viewer perform them imaginatively. ” – Mark Bartlett

 

“The twenty things LIUBA photographed are to be seen as an opportunity to draw again the attention of the public on a series of performances put in over the years. The artist’s research is thus crystallized in the most diverse forms, with the purpose of liberating once again the expressive values at the basis of the creative gesture. The outfits   and accessories used by the performer, even when taken out of their context, keep expressing their original association with the performance and are in fact a presence in absence, a trigger of past artistic experience.” – Luca Panaro

 

“LIUBA. Performances Objects”: in Milan the preview of LIUBA’s new book

We’re happy to announce that LIUBA. Performance Objects, the latest book by LIUBA, has been just published by Quinlan in an edition of 200 copies numbered and signed.

You can have a preview of LIUBA. Performance Objects in occasion of its launch, that will be held in MILAN on the 18th of NOVEMBER, at 5 pm at  “TheArtChapter” a fair/exhibition dedicated to artist books in the frame of the big event BOOKCITY MILANO. 
LIUBA and the curator Luca Panaro will present to discuss the book.

 

 

The volume – here all the details – gathers about twenty portraits of objects used by the artist LIUBA in her performances. Far from being trivial pieces of everyday life, the photographs show us these objects in their concreteness, through their formal and chromatic details. While looking at them, their use and function shift in the background, compared to the memories that they evoke and contain. They are curious, sometimes unusual, objects that are linked to each other in an apparently arbitrary manner, displayed in a succession that tickles the curiosity of the reader until the last pages of the book, where their placement within the individual performances of LIUBA is revealed.

 

An introduction by LIUBA and a critical text by the curator Luca Panaro – both in Italian and in English – are part of the book.

 

 

If you are interested in buying LIUBA.Performance Objects, you can go directly on the publisher’s website, by clicking here.
If you would like to purchase a copy dedicated to you and signed by LIUBA (35$), please order the book by sending an e-mail to officeliuba@gmail.com  with a small presentation and your personal details including your mailing address where you want to receive the book.

We hope to see you all in Milan!

CENTER, BODY, PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITY

From Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th of August, the Association LIUPIROGI E PAGIOPA is proud to present the workshop CENTER, BODY, PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITY, a performance Art Workshop based on art, performance, multimedia and wellness,  on the pursuit of inner creativity and personal well-being, led by  LIUBA

Wishing to spend some time in Italy on the beautiful beaches and landscape of Rimini and Romagna? Are you visiting our country and looking for a cool idea? Are you an artist or a performance artist wishing to improve and test your skills? Join us! The workshop aims to stimulate people to a knowledge of themselves and of their creative potential through the use of body and performance art, interacting with others and the environment. We will work in groups and individually. Each participant will be personally assisted and helped to discover either what he wants to communicate and the best way to express it, researching the proper languages ​​to create his/her own performance art piece. All performances conceived and created during the course will be represented publicly on Sunday afternoon.


for info, reservations, prices and the full program IN ENGLISH please write toTHE WORKSHOP HAS LIMITED SEATS AND BOOKING IS NECESSARY.

WHATSAPP: (+39) 3470308800

email: liupirogi@gmail.com

IT IS POSSIBLE TO SLEEP AT LIUPIROGI & PAGIOPA  (LIMITED  PLACES) OR AT HOTELS AND B&B NEARBY

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FULL PROGRAM OF THE WORKSHOP >>>>>>

 

 

REFUGEE WELCOME VIDEOS SCREENING

The Association Liupirogi and Pagiopa opens its summer season in Viserba (Rimini), on Friday, July 28 at 9 pm with Rifugiamoci con Arte, a screening of the recent works that the artist LIUBA has devoted to refugees, exploring ideas of acceptance, integration and respect .

Rifugiamoci con Arte presents, for the first time in Rimini, two videos that LIUBA made in Berlin, from 2013 to 2016, steaming from participative performances realized with a group of Berlin refugees:

1. R E F U G E E S W E L C O M E – Video projection (2013-2016, duration 17’05 “)

2. Y O U R E O U T – Video projection (2014-2016, duration 12’54 “)

The evening will end with LIUBA’s participatory performance With no time, to which the audience is kindly invited to take part.

During the evening, an unlimited edition of the two videos will be available, in a special design made by an usb sticke and a poster with information on LIUBA’S on-going project of LIUBA (€ 30). The proceeds of the sale will be donated directly to the refugees.

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Group show in Edimburgh

My videoinstallation and posters of the refugees videos unlimited edition are on show at the Italian Institute for Culture in Edimburgh in the group show ‘Italia Moderna Reload 017’ curated by In-Art ((Guglielmo Greco Piccolo and Damian Killeen OBE).  pressrelease.

 

Review on Exibart

I am grateful to Cristina Principale for the nice review she wrote on Exibart Magazine about my last solo show and participative performance opened at Galleria Marconi in Cupra Marittima on April 9, 2017 .

 

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“Immaginate di camminare per le strade di una città con la vista inibita da un paio di occhiali completamente oscurati e di fermarvi poi in silenzio entro i confini stabiliti di un perimetro al di là del quale c’è un pericolo mortale… immaginate di rispettare il silenzio in attesa di una rivelazione… e aprendo gli occhi di ritrovarvi in una galleria d’arte, “accecati” da un bagliore intellettuale.

Siete a Cupra Marittima in provincia di Ascoli Piceno dove Galleria Marconi e Marche Centro d’Arte ospitano la rassegna “Di versi diversi?” e giunti al quarto appuntamento presentano la personale e un progetto performativo della videoartista e perfomer LIUBA. La mostra si intitola Guardando Oltre  e la performance collettiva partecipativa Tiresia Marittima, presentata nel giorno del vernissage ad aprile scorso. (…) 

 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE

 

 

Solo show and urban participative performance at Galleria Marconi

Galleria Marconi of Cupra Marittima presents Guardando Oltre (Looking beyond) by LIUBA on Sunday April 9 at 6pm.

The exhibition, which has the critical contribution of Valentina Falcioni, is organized by Galleria Marconi and Marche Centro d’Arte.

 

LIUBA will present at Galleria Marconi the solo show Guardando Oltre and a new urban participatory collective performance intitled Tiresias Maritime , to which the public is invited to attend. Those attending the performances will receive a certificate of participation signed by the artist.

 

The exhibition is based on the reflection about blindness, both in physical and mental ways. It is also concerning the issue of refugees and the problem of  ‘not seeing’ the others in their own humanity. In this regard LIUBA says: “I chose to work on the idea of ​​blindness, both physical and mental, as a metaphor of the blindness and superficiality that permeates our contemporary world, where among social media, fast and fleeting contacts, we don’t have time to ‘see’ in depth, becoming, in a way, blind. Blind to the meaning of life, blind to the little things, blind to the needs of others. I connect this theme, for obvious reasons, to the issue of refugees, people who leave their land for very serious problems, which are often ‘seen’ in a stereotypical or even instrumentalized way, often for political purposes, with the result that many people ‘do not see’ the human history and the common roots that we have with these people. “

refugees videos edition launch and performance in Berlin

I am very glad to announce the launch of the new unlimited edition of my two videoart videos made with refugees, presented by Image Movement in Berlin.

During the evening, there will be new silent participative performance, extraordinarily decided as a reaction of the latest events in Berlin.

Part of the proceeds of the sale of the video edition will be donated to support refugees.

 

MOVES#135 LIUBA 
Video Edition launch | Performance 
17th January 2017, 8.30PM

Performance – and video artist LIUBA returns to Image Movement for the launch of her publication »Refugees welcome« / »You’re out«.

Video-works of participative performances she realised with Refugees people in Berlin over the last two years are carried on an USB-wristband special unlimited edition wrapped-up in a newspaper–sized original poster.

In her work practice LIUBA is collaborating with anthropologists and sociologists for site-specific projects. Her research is based on the analysis of contemporary society, investigating contradictions and social problems of daily life. Her work has been presented in many exhibitions, including Venice Biennial, The Armory Show New York, PAC Milan, Art Basel, or Scope London.

The projects »Refugees welcome« and »You’re out« are in her series of participative performances made with Refugees living in Berlin.

At Image Movement LIUBA will perform a new version of the »Refugees Welcome«performance, extraordinarily decided as a reaction of the latest events in Berlin. The audience is asked to take an active part in the action.

Part of the proceeds of the sale of the video edition will be donated to support refugees.

Admission is free.

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LIUBA’s refugees video success at international film festivals

I am very happy to announce that my just finished video work about and with refugees, YOU’RE OUT, based on the homonymous performance held in Berlin, have already had an excellent international reception:

– it has been invited to the EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin,
where it will be officially presented and screened at Babylon Cinema
on wednesday october 5 at 6 pm
here is the schedule of the festival: http://film-festival.eu/index.php/festival/ 
I am in Berlin now and I will be present to the screening: I hope to share it with you and your friends!)
– it has been declared winner as Best Experimental Film at the CANADIAN DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL in Toronto
http://www.canadiandiversityfilmfestival.com/– it won the Golden Prize category Concept at the INTERNATIONAL INDIPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL  in California.
http://iifilmawards.com/Gold_Award.html

 
 

 

The previous video of this project, Refugees Welcome, taken from the homonymous performance,has received the award for Best Film / Video at the Fine Arts Disciplines at theINTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin, where it has been presented a few months ago

and it has just won the ARFF Globe Award at’ AROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, with events scheduled on the following dates:

*** ARFF Berlin Award Ceremony // 17th of December @Acud Macht Neu
*** ARFF Amsterdam Winners Screening and After Party // 7th of January @LAB111
*** ARFF Barcelona Winners Screening and After Party // 3rd of February@Mau Mau
*** ARFF Paris Screening feat. with ÉCU International // 21th of April @ Les 7 Parnassiens

 

 

All this makes me very happy, mostly because these works were made with much love, devotion and dedication.

I created those videos in two different versions, slightly different: there is a version for festivals, and a version for exhibitions and collectors, numbered and signed as my usual.

LIUBA talk with Luca Panaro in Milano

Nell’ambito degli incontri di presentazione di artisti che Luca Panaro organizza mensilmente a Milano a Piano C, il giorno 23 marzo 2016 ci sarà il talk dedicato a LIUBA, in cui sarà presente l’artista che parlerà del suo lavoro presentando anche brevi frammenti di video.

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LIUBA in TV interview for italian National Channel RAI

It’s with my enourmous joy that I had been chosen by the journalist of the national TV channel Laura Troia to be interviewed for the TV report about Arte Fiera in Bologna, concerning my work about refugees and the participative performance. The interview was short, and they put just a little bit, but I am happy to be one of the few artists of all the

 

Art Fair that they interviewed! This TV report was on TV twice on RAI3 on Jan 29 and once on RAI2 on Feb 1st.

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LIUBA on TV at TG3 from LIUBA on Vimeo.    

The TV report was broadcasted here:

TG3 – TV news – Jan 29, 2016, edition of 2 pm (the report about the Art Fair is towards the end)) http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/TGR/basic/PublishingBlock-7fe62863-62cd-4276-9560-cfd75abeea68-archivio.html#   TG3 – TV news – Jan 29, 2016, edition of  7.30 pm (the report about the Art Fair is towards the end)) http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/TGR/basic/PublishingBlock-7fe62863-62cd-4276-9560-cfd75abeea68-archivio.html#   RAI2 –  TV show: “Costume e società”  on Feb 1st, 2016 http://www.tg2.rai.it/dl/tg2/rubriche/PublishingBlock-ca75d386-ac8b-479f-bb73-7dfd4cd43d8d.html  

 

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LIUBA shows at Artefiera in Bologna with MariaLivia Brunelli Gallery

At Arte Fiera in Bologna I will show at  Maria Livia Brunelli Gallery  works from my last ongoing project about and with refugees.
I am very excited and proud to showing my works with Maria Livia Brunelli who is doing a passionate and interesting research in contemporary art.
At the opening I’ll also present a surprise participative performance!

Arte Fiera’s opening is on the 28th of January and the fair lasts from the 29th of January to the 1st of February.
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MOVES #108 Liuba ‘Video works from performances’ at Image Movement in Berlin

Image Movement is delighted to host an evening with LIUBA.

MOVES#108    LIUBA  »video–works from performance«

Screening

19. Januar 2016, 8:30 PM

 

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»My art work is concerned with social, anthropological, geographical, philosophical issues, human behavior, interactivity and chance.« 

 

LIUBA is a performance artist living between Berlin, Milan, and Rimini.

She is collaborating with anthropologists and sociologists for her site-specific projects. In all of them she is the key actor, dropped into everyday public life, switching from choreography to change, and challenging the space and the  surrounding people to interact.

Most recently she started working on participative collective performances.

»My work is composed of projects that involve several processes and 

in which are implemented diverse skills and media; 1) Concept, 2) Research, 

3) Preparation for the performance (outfit and object research, urban research and location choice,
selection of technical staff, psycho-physical training 

4) the performance itself, 5) editing and direction of the video, 

6) selection of video stills and videoinstallations.«

LIUBA’s work has been presented in many exhibitions, including Venice BiennialThe Armory Show New York,PAC MilanArt Basel, or Scope London.  At Image Movement we will screen a selection of her video–works from performance.  Including two most recent works which she realised with refugees in Berlin.

» My main interest is life.«

LIUBA will be present.

Admission is free.

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‘Refugees Welcome’ by LIUBA published in the online magazine FAIR PLANET.ORG

I would like to thank Ama Lorenz, journalist and co-author of the dossier about refugees recently published on Fair Planet.org READ, DEBATE: ENGAGE, for having mentioned and published my work in it, chapter 05.03

” LIUBA, the Italian multi media and site-specific projects artist dedicated one of her recent works to refugees – to their stories and to their rights. She dedicated this work to all the people who must leave their home country and have to rebuild their lives elsewhere.” read more >>

In this dossier, Fair Planet investigates the notions of escape from society as something inexorable as well as normal human behaviour. They look at escape from different angles: escape from war, from economic and political crises, from climate change and from culture itself.
It’s a dossier that examines in depth if escape challenges our notions of nationhood, rights and even humanity, by challenging our political will and the power of definitions.

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Refugees Welcome, HD video, 2013-2015

 

 

The Finger and the moon #5 by LIUBA at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction in Milan

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction for CIPMO
 October 22 – Milan
UniCredit Pavilion,  Piazza Gae Aulenti 10 at 6pm

68 prestigious italian and international artists will partecipate to the upcoming CIPMO – Sotheby’s art auction, curated by Arturo Schwarz, the famous intellectual and art historian whom introduced the Surrealism in Italy.

“Diplomacies alone are not enough for making peace, which must be built from below. The project aims to create occasions for meetings, involving Israelis, Palestinian and Arabic civil society people.
Women, teachers, journalists, young leaders, policy makers, mayors and experts are participating in it.
The project is an occasion to create networking and knowledge between Italian and Mediterranean schools, allowing teachers and students of High Schools in Milan to get in contact and work together with classes of Institutes from Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey”.
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LIUBA  The Finger and the Moon # 5 – Polyptic 2, 2013


Exhibition of the artworks:
Monday  October 19, 5pm – 7pm
from Tuesday to Thursday 20th-22nd of October  9am – 7pm.
The Auction is on Thursday, October 22, at 6 pm
at the new UniCredit Pavilion, Piazza Gae Aulenti, 10, Milan

auction curated by Arturo Schwarz

Introduction by Enrico Mentana, director of La7 news.

Auctioneer: Filippo Lotti,  managing director of Sotheby’s Italy
The whole auction profits will be donated to the project “Mediterranean Peace Channels – The Mirror of the Other” promoted by CIPMO – Italian Center for Middle East Peace.
Online photogallery of the Artworks

Link for participating to the Auction (online registration)

Download the Catalogue(PDF)
CIPMO: email asta@cipmo.org phone: +39 02 866 147 – +39 02 866 109

Articoli sul quotidiano ‘La Voce di Romagna’

E’ da alcuni mesi che un giornalista della Voce di Romagna ha come si suol dire ‘scoperto’ il mio lavoro, e sta pubblicando vari articoli su di me sul quotidiano riminese e romagnolo ‘La Voce di Romagna’, anche con qualche tocco polemico contro l’Assessore e la politica culturale della città. Grazie a Davide Brullo per seguire il mio lavoro e per gli articoli!

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LIUBA in the book ‘Italian Performance Art’

I am pleased to point out the interesting volume about Italian Performance Art that has just been published and where I have been inserted at pages 298-299. The book is written in Italian and English.
ITALIAN PERFORMANCE ART  curated by Giovanni Fontana, Nicola Frangione and Roberto Rossini, Sagep Editori,  Genoa 2015

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LIUBA @ Centrale Fotografia, Rocca Malatestiana di Fano (Ps)

ROCCA MALATESTIANA di FANO (PS)

IN ITALIA
curated by Luca Panaro and Marcello Sparaventi

Thursday 11th June 2015 h. 9pm

TAKE YOUR TIME
Performance and screening by LIUBA
from the serie The Slowly Project
curated by Luca Panaro,
at the same time of the Long Day of Slowness

Saturday 13th June 2015 h. 4pm
Media library Montanari Memo, piazza Pier Maria Amiani, Fano

Screening of the 3 video of LIUBA from the serie
The Slowly Project
Take your time – New York, 2005-2011
Take Your Time – Modena, 2008
Art is Long, Time is short – Basel, 2004-2009

and LIUBA IN CONVERSATION WITH LUCA PANARO
with the replay of the screening at 5 pm.

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154. LIUBA performance @ Venice Biennale Opening

LIUBA

THIS IS NOT A PERFORMANCE ART PIECE

Venice Biennale Opening
May 6, 2015  1 – 6 pm

2015-05-04 15.54.13 BIS

 

A written statement that questions its own content causes a disorientation in the receivers, leading them to question on the subtle line between what life presents and what art represents.  At the same time the non-performance invites us to reflect on the nature of language and on the concepts of truth and lies, shuffling the cards. Umberto Eco defines the sign “the thing with which you can lie”.

With the denial of the action stated in the text, what takes place is the right opposite of what is declared by the gesture, accompanying the viewer into a territory that pits two concepts in a paradoxical way.

The obvious reference to the trahison des images revealed already by René Magritte materializes in this work with the betrayal of the idea of performance art, wanting it to interact directly with what belong to the réalité.

The meta-performance is based on the paradoxical juxtaposition of image and the written text that denies it, ending the regime of representation based on similarity.

Therefore, relating with the works of Duchamp and ‘One and three chairs’ by Kosuth, the semantic incongruity of the non-performance is the ironical approach to contingent reality, deconstructing and inscribing them in a complex system established by scientific analysis of the act in its context.

 

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LIUBA performance @ Venice Biennale Opening

LIUBA

THIS IS NOT A PERFORMANCE ART PIECE

Venice Biennale Opening
May 6, 2015  1 – 6 pm

2015-05-04 15.54.13 BIS

 

A written statement that questions its own content causes a disorientation in the receivers, leading them to question on the subtle line between what life presents and what art represents.  At the same time the non-performance invites us to reflect on the nature of language and on the concepts of truth and lies, shuffling the cards. Umberto Eco defines the sign “the thing with which you can lie”.

With the denial of the action stated in the text, what takes place is the right opposite of what is declared by the gesture, accompanying the viewer into a territory that pits two concepts in a paradoxical way.

The obvious reference to the trahison des images revealed already by René Magritte materializes in this work with the betrayal of the idea of performance art, wanting it to interact directly with what belong to the réalité.

The meta-performance is based on the paradoxical juxtaposition of image and the written text that denies it, ending the regime of representation based on similarity.

Therefore, relating with the works of Duchamp and ‘One and three chairs’ by Kosuth, the semantic incongruity of the non-performance is the ironical approach to contingent reality, deconstructing and inscribing them in a complex system established by scientific analysis of the act in its context.

 

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