Creations by more than 40 artists from all over Italy who renew the vision of the popular, ritual, magical and oral culture of our country from south to north through the languages of photography, video, sound, illustration, mixed media. and installation. A comprehensive, collective and multidisciplinary exhibition, accessible for free, outdoor and indoor in the most famous places, but also and above all the most unusual in the city of Bari. This is the first edition of the Archaic Future Festival, which will take place right in the Apulian capital, starting Friday 11 June until 11 July 2021.
Sponsored by the Municipality of Bari and financed through the 2020 Extraordinary Plan for Culture and Recreation of the Department of Tourism, Economics of Culture and Globalization of the Region – Economics of Culture Section – of the Puglia Region, the Futuro Arcaiko festival is organized by creative studio On a journey through Italian tales in search of folklore élettrico and roots, visual and performing arts intertwine to create participatory and unusual paths.
is absolutely ‘roots’ The folklore was the title and subject of a call for the artist conceived by Elettrico (Marco Malasomma and Jimmy Ghirandi) and curated by Maria Teresa Salvati, which in recent months launched, nationally, a collection of works was. A call made as part of a wider project of the Archaic Future Digital Art Observatory available through the portal www.futuoarcaico.it – and which was responded to by more than 500 artists who conducted their research examining the tangible and intangible heritage of the Italian region, from one end of the country, and seven were selected by a jury composed of experts from each field, who For this, each of the six artistic categories will participate in the first edition of Purana Bhavishya Mahotsav.
From artist’s balconies to billboards; From photographic exhibitions to installations inside museum spaces; From video projections and broadcasts of sound works: the city of Bari as the Babylon of art and folklore, where various artistic forms interact with each other to create a unique passage between legends, rituals and magic. A cognitive and perceptive journey of stories from the past but still alive in the present, that need to be brought to light.
One week before the official start of the Festival, Friday 4 June at sunset Le Macerie di Molfetta (via Dei Lavoretori, 7 p.m.) there will be a real baptism of fire with visual artist and artist Allegra Corbo who will give life to sculptures of fire. Along for an opening ceremony. After this, from June 4 to 10, Futuro Archaico Fest will be available in its own mode “Preview”, by internationally renowned street artist Gomez and a set-up of outdoor exhibitions, in the streets of the ancient village of Bari, with the possibility for the public to participate in site-specific interventions. Thereafter, from June 11 to June 20, indoor art exhibitions at the Nuova Era Museum and Bari’s Civic Museum will be officially open to the public and outdoor art exhibitions in the streets and places of historical and cultural interest in the city. And then, the program of the Festival also consists of screen printing workshops for children and in turn an outdoor cinema program with the projection of works selected for the “Video” category inside the Expomoderno Arena.
The indoor and outdoor exhibitions of the Futuro Arcaico Fest will be inaugurated on Friday 11 June with an exhibition by Scottish musician Martin Mayes in the area opposite Bari’s Civic Museum. Instead of concluding the exhibitions, there will be congratulations on June 20. by artist Lucano Kalura Meridionalismo, who will be performing on the history of the cards in one place.
Futuro Arcaico Fest is a multidisciplinary event that was born as a natural extension of Futuro Archaico – Digital Artistic Observatory: a project of electric folklore studio Creativeo (Marco Malasomma and Maria Gimena Vicenta Ghirlandi). This program is sponsored by the Municipality of Bari and financed with the Extraordinary Plan 2020 in the field of Culture and Recreation of the Department of Tourism, Economics of Culture and Legality of the Region – Economics of Culture Section – Puglia Region. The technical jury that selects the works is composed of six experts and professionals from their respective artistic fields: Edoardo Winspear, director and screenwriter, Pamela Diamante, artist, Maria Teresa Salvati, curator and Slidelak editorial, DEM, multidisciplinary artist, My Founder of Mai Mai, sound artist, Gomez, street artist.
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