Cura. #21. Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin (Ed.).

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CURA. No. 21
Cover by Zoe Williams, INSIDE THE COVER
 Zoe Williams. Bodily Landscapes by Florencia Chernajovsky, PORTRAITS IN THE EXHIBITION SPACE, The Curator as Muse: Kynaston McShine, the Artist and the Museum by Lorenzo Benedetti, EXHIBITION LITERATURE: The Exhibition as Poem by Jean-Max Colard, POP-UP SECTION: DISPLAY ISSUE 02, Haim Steinbach. A Grammar of Nonsense by Frances Loeffler, ARTIST’S PROJECT: Mystical Substitution by Slavs and Tatars, ABOUT
Andra Ursuta by Myriam Ben Salah, ARTIST’S PROJECT by Puppies Puppies, SPOTLIGHT: A Transcribed Conversation between
Simon Denny and Hans Ulrich Obrist, ABOUT: Cecile B. Evans by Martha Kirszenbaum, A VISIT TO: Emily Roysdon. Comedy of Margin, Theatre, Secession, Vienna with Joao Mourao & Luis Silva, ABOUT: Charlie Billingham by James Cahill, ABOUT: Mira Dancy by Sam Korman, HOT! Andrea Crespo by Kari Rittenbach, Dora Budor by Noah Barker, Emily Mae Smith by Laura Phipps & Elisabeth Sherman, Melanie Matranga by Deborah Laks

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CURA #20. Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin (Eds.)

Posted in magazines on October 16th, 2015
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CURA. No.20

FALL 2015
Cover by Allison Katz

INSIDE THE COVER Allison Katz. Pungent Painting text by Ruba Katrib – PORTRAITS IN THE EXHIBITION SPACE Wim Beeren and Tomorrow’s Museum by Lorenzo Benedetti – TALKING ABOUT Why Poetry? by Jean-Max Colard – POP-UP SECTION: DISPLAY ISSUE 01 You Display, I Display, We Display by Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade – ABOUT Josh Kline by Ciara Moloney – PROJECT A Wonderful World Under Construction by GCC – SPOTLIGHT Ryan Gander in conversation with Adam Carr – ABOUT Michael E. Smith by Jenny Jaskey – A VISIT TO Pedro Barateiro: The Current Situation / Palmeiras Bravas, Museu Colecão Berardo, Lisboa with João Mourão & Luís Silva – ABOUT Marguerite Humeau by Hans Ulrich Obrist – HOT! – Olga Balema by Chris Sharp – Darja Bajagić by Franklin Melendez – Sascha Braunig by Rose Bouthillier – Rachel Rose by Frances Loeffler – PROJECT Villa Design Group 
and Nicoletta Lambertucci – PROJECT Lena Henke and Anna Gritz

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Sculptures Also Die. Lorenzo Benedetti (Ed.). cura. Books

Posted in sculpture, Uncategorized, writing on May 10th, 2015
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Artists: Francesco Arena (Italy), Nina Beier (Denmark), Katinka Bock (Germany), Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Italy), Dario D’Aronco (Italy), N.Dash (USA), Michael Dean (UK), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Manders (Netherlands), Michael E. Smith (USA), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Spain) and Francisco Tropa (Portugal), Oscar Tuazon (USA)
Graphic Design: Andrea Baccin & Walter Santomauro

Edition of 1.000 copies

Produced by Palazzo Strozzi Foundation

Sculptures Also Die offering a reflection on contemporary sculpture curated by Lorenzo Benedetti through new and existing work by twelve Italian and international artists who will be forging a reflection on the meaning, the potential and the new experimental approaches in sculpture today. Contemporary artists tend to use new forms and materials to address a broader time span in an ongoing dialogue between the past and the future; yet at the same time, the exhibition reflects on the way in which today’s artists are also rediscovering such materials as bronze, stone or ceramic, that appeared to have been relegated to the purely academic sphere. These materials are rediscovered and used in a conceptual manner to reflect on such themes as the monument, the fragment, the way materials wear over time, and the recovery of the recent modernist past.

Language: Italian / English


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cura. n.17.

Posted in magazines on June 27th, 2014
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CURA. No.17   SUMMER 2014   Cover by: Andrew Norman Wilson  –   Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin (Eds.) 

 : Andrew Norman Wilson – 
words by Alex Ross

 Walter Zanini. At any Cost – Hell or High – Water
 by Lorenzo Benedetti

SPACES—Study Cases : The Barber Shop, Lisbon – 
Vincent Honoré in conversation with Margarida Mendes

… : To the Preface-Exhibition (Part II) 
by Jean-Max Colard

 : Ed Fornieles 
in conversation with Ben Vickers

 : A project by Rolf Nowotny – 
text by Adam Carr

 : A project by Marie Angeletti
 – poems by Quinn Latimer
 – text by Anne Dressen

Patrizio Di Massimo 
in conversation with João Mourão and Luís Silva

Jack Lavender 
in conversation with Matthew de Pulford

 Avery Singer
an – essay by Frances Loeffler

: Judith Hopf – Faces – 
text by Cecilia Canziani

: Palace 88
 – an exhibition by The Still House Group

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During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close. Lorenzo Benedetti & Caroline Dumalin (Eds.). Wiels / Motto Books.

Posted in Exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on June 26th, 2014
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During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close. Lorenzo Benedetti & Caroline Dumalin (Eds.). Wiels / Motto Books.

During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close is published on the occasion of the eponymous group exhibition organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (14 June – 17 August 2014) in collaboration with Motto Books.

The trilingual exhibition publication is composed of nine chapters in one volume. The introductory chapter features an essay by curator Lorenzo Benedetti, whose point of departure is the fine line and particular interaction between production and presentation at the art centre. What lies in between the physical proximity of the working studios and exhibition spaces turns out to be more than just a symbolic separation. Eight former artists-in-residence at WIELS were invited to design their own book space that consists of each 16 pages, in relation to their contributions to the dialogue of the show.

Contributors: Lorenzo Benedetti, Melissa Gordon, Lina Viste Grønli, Rob Johannesma, Aukje Koks, G. Küng, Cathérine Lommée, Emmanuelle Quertain, Grace Schwindt

Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 160 pages, ill. b/w
Graphic Designer: Joris Kritis
Languages: English, French, Dutch
ISBN: 9789078937241

Price: €10.00

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Manifesta Journal #12

Posted in magazines, writing on November 14th, 2011
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Manifesta Journal #12

Manifesta Journal is an international journal focusing on the practices and theories of contemporary curatorship. Manifesta Journal explores and analyzes current developments in curatorial work, in correspondence with the evolution of the Manifesta Biennial over the course of the past decade. The main aim of the journal is to give a stronger voice to an up-and-coming group of (non-) institutional curators, intellectuals, theorists and critics, and to function as a platform for the articulation and discussion of their positions within a pan-European and transcontinental context.
Justified by what is now the “stable” status of the curator, by the diversity within the broader community of professional curators and by the network of curatorial schools, programs and courses in Europe and beyond, Manifesta Journal intends to continue stimulating the establishment of curatorial self-reflection and investigation.

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cura. #9

Posted in magazines on October 19th, 2011
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cura. is a magazine devoted to contemporary art, with texts in Italian and English. Inside issue #09, Fall

2011, you’ll find:
Cover by Benoît Maire


Benoît Maire

words by vincent honoré


Pontus Hultén. The Exhibition Machine

lorenzo benedetti

Female Power Pop

raimar stange

Judith Raum’s World of Things

marina sorbello

Marlon de Azambuja. Theorising Isolation

josé luis corazón ardura

There Are No Ruins Here

mirene arsanios


Doing It In The Periphery. A conversation
with Linn Pedersen and Thora Dolven Balke

marianne zamecznik


A Sense of Touching. Marlene Dumas

ulrich loock


based in Berlin

riccardo previdi


Nico Vascellari

Bus de la Lum

words by filipa ramos


An Interview with Liudvikas Buklys

chris fitzpatrick


Deborah Ligorio


words by christiane rekade


Interview with Sabine Seymour

dobrila denegri


Participating Politically

felix vogel & morten paul

Myths, Ethics and Narrative

Strategies of Superhero Fiction

adrian tranquilli & marco arnaudo


edited by sara feola

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