BOOK LAUNCH AND PANEL | Shifting Views on Italian Art. The Curatorial Residency as a Research Model

Shifting Views on Italian Art.
The Curatorial Residency as a Research Model

July 7, 6–7:30pm CET on Zoom

Shifting Views on Italian Art is a new publication that develops a critical analysis of the format of the curatorial residency as a research model, focusing on the experience of the Young Curators Residency Programme, promoted by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo since 2007. The leading exponents of the Italian art system, its institutions, its spaces and narratives become the object of an intensive exploration through a multiplicity of perspectives, interests and theoretical approaches, underlining potentialities and limits of this format. The book also offers a comprehensive survey on recent Italian art as made evident through the extensive documentation of the final exhibitions that took place between 2007 and 2020.

To present the publication, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo organizes an online panel that will create a dialogue among different figures who have been involved in the YCRP over the past years. The guests will be invited to give their critical takes on the residency format as a research model, considering the wider context of contemporary curatorial and artistic practice within the pandemic and post-pandemic world. How were the research and production processes of cultural producers affected by the forced relocation of activities online? Is the residency programme still a relevant format to promote transnational cultural exchanges? Did this period initiate new modes for contemporary art production, display and communication that should be pursued in the aftermath of the pandemic? What practical and ethical perspectives need to be addressed and how should the ideal residency format be shaped in the future?

The panel is organized in collaboration with the online platform OnCurating Journal, Zurich and Independent Curators International, New York.


Jade Barget and Naz Cucuoglu, curators in residence YCRP 2021
Marco Giordano, artist
Elena Mazzi, artist
Renaud Proch, Director of Independent Curators International, New York
Dorothee Richter, Director of the Curating programme at ZHdK and OnCurating Journal, Zurich
Camille Regli, Curator, KRONE COURONNE, Biel/Bienne
Moderated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

July 7,  6–7:30pm CET
On ZOOM – To register LINK

About the YCRP
Launched in 2007, the Young Curators Residency Programme welcomes each year 3 alumni from international curatorial courses, and gives them the opportunity to take a research trip across Italy, with the aim of co-curating a final exhibition to be held at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Designed as a bridge between training and profession, the residency has the twofold objective of promoting the knowledge of contemporary art and providing a platform for experimentation, along with the tools for creating a curatorial project.

About the publication
Shifting Views on Italian Art
The Curatorial Residency as a Research Model. YCRP FSRR 2007–2020
Edited by Irene Calderoni and Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti
Published by NERO, Rome, 2021

Project supported by the Directorate/General for Contemporary Creativity by the
Italian Ministry of Culture under the Italian Council Program (2019)