YOU ARE WELCOME – June 7/July 21 – is a solo show that gathers the works that the artist LIUBA have been dedicating, from 2013 to the present days, to the refugee crisis.
The exhibition – hosted by Pino Pascali Museum Foundation (Polignano, Puglia, Italy) and curated by Giusy Petruzzelli – will display together for the first time videos, photo installations and participatory performances addressing one of the most serious humanitarian crises of our time.
During the opening reception, LIUBA will presents also two site-specific participatory performances (YOU’RE OUT! and Welcome Here), realized in partnership with local institutions working with refugees, that have been working with LIUBA in the past months.
LIUBA, YOU’RE WELCOME is supported by: Galleria Marconi, Monsanpolo del Tronto (AP), in collaboration with CRAC – Chiara Ronchini Arte Contemporanea.
12 MAY: YOU’RE OUT! SCREENING @ Rathaus Shoneberg (2 pm)
YOU’RE OUT! has also been selected for the 34th edition of Black International Festival – the famous Berlin-based film festival – which will run from the 9th to the 12th of May in Berlin. The screening will take place in Rathaus Shoneberg (City Hall) at 2 pm.
“The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.
May begins with a full-immersion in the Italian capital for LIUBA: her works will be feauterd in MACRO museum according the following schedule:
3TH MAY: SCREENING + TALK
On the 3th, MACRO will hosts a LIUBA’S double-feature:
> It will be possible to enjoy the Italian première of The Finger and The Moon #6 all day (0- 24) on Macro’s Maxischermo – in the frame of #videodelgiorno, Macro Museum’s focus on video art.
> In the frame of the series Autoritratti (Self Portraits), Macro Asilo will present a talk dedicated to LIUBA’s works, to her artistic practices and poetics. The talk will be a dialogue between LIUBA and Maura Favero (Art Historian).
7TH MAY: SCREENING
In case you missed the previous events, MACRO will also host a screening of the awards-winning video YOU’RE OUT! – from the series of works LIUBA has realized on the issue of the recent refugee crisis. The video is part of #videodelgiorno, Macro Museum’s focus on video art.
Thanks to Ambra Giombini for the nice focus on The finger and the moon project and LIUBA’s practice and thoughts published on the online magazine ART JUICE.net . The interview is in French only, and is here: http://artjuice.net/liuba-une-nonne-dans-lart-contemporain-dialogue-avec-lartiste/
below an excerpt:
… Dans mon travail ce qui m’intéresse ce sont les gens. Il n’ y a pas de séparation entre artiste et public. Nous sommes tous protagonistes. Avec ma performance je fais quelque chose qui amorce une réflexion chez les spectateurs. Mon domaine de création est l’art visuel, mon corps est un langage qui parle en images à travers une symbolique visuelle. (LIUBA)
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As part of the series of meeting with the author Frontespizio, sponsored by the Municipality of Rimini, LIUBA will be presenting, in her own town, her latest pubblication LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS
The meeting will take place on March 23, 2018 – 5.30 pm – at Museo della Città, Via Luigi Tonini, 1 (Rimini).
The entrance is free.
Will be in conversation with LIUBA:
>>> Massimo Pulini – Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Rimini
>>> Roberto Maggiori – Director of Quinlan Editions
>>> Cristina Principale – art historian and curator
“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
March 21, 2018 at 11 am, the book LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS will be presented at Bologna University during the public talk “The unrepeatability of the performative action and its remaining”. The meeting will take place within the framework of the courses of Psychology of Art (Dams) held by Professor Stefano Ferrari, and it is organized by PsicoArt and the Bologna section of IAAP – International Association for Art and Psychology.
In conversation with LIUBA there will be Luca Panaro – art critic, curator, lecturer at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, and the discussion will be moderated by Cristina Principale, art historian and curator.
Saturday 2 December 2017 at 6 pm @ MAMbo in Bologna
presentation of the artist book LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS published by Quinlan in 200 copies signed and numbered
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)
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.
LIUBA and the curator Luca Panaro will present 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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,
for info, reservations, prices and the full program IN ENGLISH please write toTHE WORKSHOP HAS LIMITED SEATS AND BOOKING IS NECESSARY.
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IT IS POSSIBLE TO SLEEP AT LIUPIROGI & PAGIOPA (LIMITED PLACES) OR AT HOTELS AND B&B NEARBY
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.
FB EVENT (Italian only)
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.
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 .
(text only in italian)
“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. (…)
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. “
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.
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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The video YOU’RE OUT has won “Best Experimental Film” at Canadian Diversity Film Festival for the September 2016 session.
The just finished YOU’RE OUT video has been selected for the European Short Film Festival at Babylon Cinema in Berlin.
The screening in Berlin will be on Wednesday 5th October at 6pm.
Here is the schedule of the Festival:
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.
Il talk fa parte di un ciclo di appuntamenti a cadenza mensile ideati e organizzati da Luca Panaro e pensati per incontrare alcuni degli artisti più affermati che lavorano a Milano.
Piano C è in via Simone d’Orsenigo 18 a Milano. Il talk è alle ore 1830.
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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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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
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!
Image Movement is delighted to host an evening with LIUBA.
MOVES#108 LIUBA »video–works from performance«
19. Januar 2016, 8:30 PM
»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 Biennial, The Armory Show New York,PAC Milan, Art 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.
(video–stills courtesy of the artist)
Image Movement | Artist Films, Films on Art, Artists Records
Oranienburger Strasse 18 I D-10178 Berlin I Mo–Sa, 11am–7pm
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.
Refugees Welcome, HD video, 2013-2015
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