Invito The End


Roberto Rovetta's Kripto was chosen as winning project by curator Gean Moreno at the opening reception which was held on 5 December at the Miami-Beach Regional Library right next to the ArtBaselMiamiBeach Fair.


Gean Moreno adds "although all the works selected were very interesting and it was a pleasure to come to know them, I selected Roberto Rovetta as the winner because it seemed animated by a series of interesting ambiguities that went right to the core of the way in which I was thinking about The End. The ten projects selected for exhibition oscillate between desolate landscapes quietly palpitating with strange potentials to new monuments emerging from ruined worlds. Rovetta’s table feeds on the tension that this oscillation produces. As I wrote in my notes when I was thinking about these works: “Roberto Rovetta’s furniture stands strangely between material realities--part bound to the geometries of modernist design and part quasi-organic and potentially proliferating mineral pattern. It straddles rigid borders. Shown alone, a forlorn object becoming slowly animated, one wonders who exactly this object is for. It may not be for us.” It is the last suggestion that emanates from the object, the question it leaves open, that I think registers what I found so compelling about his engagement with the notion of The End--and the reason I chose him as the winner."


Exhibition dates: 
December 5 - 8, 2012

Opening hours:
Every day 10am – 6pm, closed on Sunday

Location:
Miami Beach Regional Library, 

227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA.
Tel: (305) 535-4219


All 10 projects


OqLeBarron, Romania - My World Collapse , Digital Graphics

Alec Von Bargen, Mexico - Confessions from the Still, Photography         

Michael Cheung, Hong Kong - Dooms Day, Digital Graphics    

Matteo Girola, Italy - Geo, logiche, Photography

Moria Lahis, Israel - Untitled, Photography

Virginia Lee, Canada - Sundial, Painting           

Rosario Leotta, Italy - Sturm , Photography         

Valentina Venturi(NastyNasty), Italy - Nicht Gerettet, Video          

Roberto Rovetta, Italy - Kripto, Sculpture

Bianca Salvo, UK - The Only Records of Our Ancestors are in Their Fossils, Photography


The End is an international call for artists’ projects (call closed in October) in any media, curated by the US-based art critic and curator Gean Moreno. It aims to see what new forms the idea of 'the end' can generate in our particularly turbulent historical moment.


THEME
Once, the notion of the end traded in simplicity. Things were over. In popular culture, 2012 was its year. The apocalyptic imagination would finally find its prophesies fulfilled. The Book of Revelations was leaving the page. But of course the end is rarely about the end, and it seems to be much less so these days. 2012 was ushered in by a wave of social unrest--the Arab Spring and the proliferation of Occupations--and this may just force us to imagine the idea of endings in more complicated ways. Somewhere George Steiner wrote that we are the children of an autumnal age. Endings and exhaustion should be our things. But now it seems that, with the upswell of dissatisfaction boiling into action, with the electricity that’s in the air, our collective historical imagination has been given an opportunity to reconfigure itself. The idea of the end may now take different routes, flesh out unexpected intersections. It can still mark the course of dissolution and disaster. Visions of a scorched planet still harbor their chilling seduction. Cataclysm always has its charms. But the end is now, also, a space of critical gateways. Things are torn down to build anew on the ruins, to test better ways of living together, to lay a bet on a different kind of future. The idea of the end lends itself increasingly to a broader range of programs.   

More than straight apocalyptic depictions or bushy-tailed activist projects, what I’m really interested in are strange juxtapositions, weird syntheses, inexplicable mutations between the seductive drive of destruction and imaginative processes of renewal. Think utopian colonies living in a landfill. Think the Black Panthers operating out of a junkyard, as in Godard’s One Plus One (Sympathy for the Devil). Think Beckett’s wastelands occupied, brightened by rows and rows of tents and grating drum circles. Think Mad Max remade as the story of Oakland’s angry communards. Think T.S. Eliot reporting from Madrid or Tahrir Square. Think, of course, beyond any of these examples, dazzle with weirdness. To be concise, the projects selected for this exhibition will orbit around an imaginative reconfiguration of the idea of the end as an equivocal, slippery, elusive, but inspiring thing, pregnant with new and unexpected potentials, bleak and bright at the same time.

Gean Moreno

July 2012



Details in brief:

° Deadline for submissions is 15 October 2012.

° Open to artists, photographers, designers and architects worldwide, without limits of age or experience.

° 10 projects will be exhibited 5-8 December at the Miami-Beach Regional Library during the Art/Basel/Miami Beach Fair.

° € 1,000 prize to the winning project.



The End is a collaboration between the Miami-Dade Public Library , the curator Gean Moreno and Celeste Network. 
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RE FEDERICO - artista europeo
1 year ago
Interessante è partecipare e conoscere altri artisti con cui socializzare.B
RE FEDERICO - artista europeo
1 year ago
RE FEDERICO. E' un onore partecipare a questo premio ed essere inserito in questo sito insieme ad altri colleghi artisti.
RE FEDERICO - artista europeo
1 year ago
RE FEDERICO. E' un onore partecipare a questo premio ed essere inserito in questo sito insieme ad altri colleghi artisti.
RE FEDERICO - artista europeo
1 year ago
Re Federico è uno dei più famosi e completi artisti europei contemporanei.
E’ pittore, scultore, fotografo, ceramista, xilografo, litografo, serigrafo.
Da anni sta lavorando a quattro grandi mostre: sui bersagli, sugli spaventapasseri, sui labirinti, sulla Xicilia (con opere sul marem sulle saline, sui mercati, …).
Disponibile ad effettuare contratti ed avere rapporti di collaborazione con gallerie, di rinomata fama, nelle principali città dell’Europa, degli USA, dell’Australia, ecc.-
Recapiti; c/o C.I.A.C. - Casella Postale 320 – Via Miraglia, 14 - 89127 Reggio Calabria (RC) – I ,
Tel. e Fax +39.096527039 – Mobile: +39.3477538018 - E-mail: refederico@tuttosud.eurefederico@refederico.it http://www.refederico.it
RE FEDERICO - artista europeo
1 year ago
Re Federico è uno dei più famosi e completi artisti europei contemporanei.
E’ pittore, scultore, fotografo, ceramista, xilografo, litografo, serigrafo.
Da anni sta lavorando a quattro grandi mostre: sui bersagli, sugli spaventapasseri, sui labirinti, sulla Xicilia (con opere sul marem sulle saline, sui mercati, …).
Disponibile ad effettuare contratti ed avere rapporti di collaborazione con gallerie, di rinomata fama, nelle principali città dell’Europa, degli USA, dell’Australia, ecc.-
Recapiti; c/o C.I.A.C. - Casella Postale 320 – Via Miraglia, 14 - 89127 Reggio Calabria (RC) – I ,
Tel. e Fax +39.096527039 – Mobile: +39.3477538018 - E-mail: refederico@tuttosud.eurefederico@refederico.it http://www.refederico.it
RE FEDERICO - artista europeo
1 year ago
Re Federico
SINTESI DEL CURRICULUM ARTISTICO)
c/o C.I.A.C. - Casella Postale 320 – Via Miraglia, 14 - 89127 Reggio Calabria (RC) - I
Tel. e Fax +39.096527039 – Mobile: +39.3477538018
E-mail: refederico@tuttosud.eurefederico@refederico.it http://www.refederico.it

Re Federico è uno dei più famosi e completi artisti europei contemporanei.
E’ pittore, scultore, fotografo, ceramista, xilografo, litografo, serigrafo.
E’ nato a Marsala (TP) il 29/08/1942, vive ed opera in Sicilia (Marsala), Calabria (Reggio Calabria), Lazio (Roma).
All’estero ha esposto a Mendoza (19979, a Parigi (1974, Ruen (1974) Le Mans (1974), Montlucon (1974), Strasburgo (1974), New York (1974), Sidney (1978), Hong-Kong (1982), Mendoza (1997).
Luca Riff
1 year ago
Luca Riff Art lover
ho seguito il premio da visitatore. Complimenti... tra tutti i progetti, selezionati e non, vedo che ha vinto quello che ha ricevuto maggiori consensi anche da parte del pubblico... Cavolo ben tre preferenze!!! Ma a parte questo... siccome sono ignorante, qualcuno potrebbe spiegarmi il nesso con la fine? Forse s'intende la fine dell'arte?
Adi
1 year ago
Adi Artist
It would be interesting to know why a successful guy like Gean asks forty euro for a competition of this nature? The brief did go well with the frivolous imaginings that are part and parcel of the creative act. The final selection showed a high standard of artistry but most of the work could fit into just about any theme anyway...this would leave their winning opportunities to lie in their curriculum or something else beyond imagination., Further, this was the End of my gullibility at entering 'payment' competitions. In the 'End' I hope Gean achieved what he set out to do and is able to find the satisfaction he desires with the stuff he made out of this project. For the artists who got selected, I salute you not because of any achievement but because of the quality of your work.
Francesco Aramu pittore, grafico
1 year ago
Peccato, ho visto in ritardo la Vs. mail, mi sarebbe piaciuto poter concorrere con opere del M° Aramu denominate RAQAMA,nelle quali questo tema dell'incombenza della catastrofe o almeno dell'incertezza di questo periodo è raffigurata nella sua drammaticità. Se vorrete potete vedere le opere "RAQAMA4" e "RAQAMA5".
Cordiali saluti e auguri per questa importante iniziativa.
Felice Aramu
Patrizioni
1 year ago
Patrizioni Artist
La notte della luna rossa THE NIGHT OF THE RED MOON

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