Fondazione Marta Czok in Venice
Fondazione Marta Czok will soon launch a new Project Space in Venice, near the iconic Rialto Bridge. This space will host both a permanent exhibition by the Artist and a range of temporary projects in collaboration with artists and curators internationally. We will shortly post more details on the opening programme and on this important step for the Foundation. Watch this space!
Venice Design Week 2022
Fondazione Marta Czok takes part in Luccicanza, organised by Studio Opera LTB as part of Venice Design Week 2022: a week-long programme of exhibitions and conferences, exploring the relationship between art and design. Curated by Michele Citro and Davide Caramagna.
Shrine of the Goat - London Festival of Architecture 2022
Fondazione Marta Czok collaborates with Anise Gallery and AVR London in the creation of a live/VR experience entitled Shrine of the Goat, premiering as part of London Festival of Architecture 2022. The project, curated by Jacek Ludwig Scarso, invites the public to enter a physical and virtual environment, in which animals have replaced human beings. Combining performance and technology, the project is one of the Foundation's international collaborations, with the aim of experimenting with new artistic languages in the exploration of global topics, such as the environmental crisis. For more details, visit the London Festival of Architecture website.
Accostamenti Curatoriali / Curatorial Juxtapositions
Amongst its forthcoming projects, the Foundation will place an emphasis on new curatorial voices, interpreting Marta Czok's permanent collection, by combining this with artists whose work may be seen in synergy. A particular interest is given to curators and artists whose experience is related to:
· The theme of migration
· Social satire and the depiction of power abuse
· Gender politics and the depiction of women in art
Fostering new dialogues between artistic works and contrasting cultural perspectives, the aim is to create new stimuli for exchange, both artistically and socially. The project is conceived by Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso, in collaboration with CREATURE Research Centre in Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement, London Metropolitan University.
Marta Czok - Biography by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi
Author and curator Cesare Biasini Selvaggi is currently working on a biography of Marta Czok. Entitled La Casa di Ospringe Road, the book focuses on the first part of the artist's life, from her birth in Lebanon, to her childhood in London and her move to Italy. In the exploration of this period, the author looks back at historical links related to Marta Czok's family, highlighting key themes, such as the experience of war and migration, as well as reciprocal support and resilience.
Art Fusion - collaboration with Studio Dance Theatre
We had the pleasure of hosting the contemporary dance company Studio Dance Theatre. The company created an original choreographic film, inspired by the permanent collection in our Museum at Castel Gandolfo, Rome.