Èdra: Connecting Landscapes
Èdra: Connecting Landscapes, curated by Carmen Stolfi for Untitled Association, is a project creating links between foreign Academies and international cultural organizations, organized in conjunction with Roma Art 2Nights, a network of coordinated gallery openings throughout Rome. In addition to the American Academy in Rome, participating institutions include the Embassy of Brazil, the Embassy of Mexico, and the Istituto Polacco.
The exhibition as a whole, installed in various locations throughout the city, explores narrative in relation to the many facets and forms of landscape, whether physical, virtual, or interior. Articulated in the form of a conceptual map, the project presents the work of twelve international artists, all of whom engage history, narration, and memory. An evocative itinerary, evolving through a series of key interconnected points, creates layered representations of landscape reconstituted through human, spatial, and temporal relations. The participating artists share an interest in forms of collective resistance and in narration as an instrument conserving individual and communal memory. The show will unfold over the course of several nights in several key sites, including the American Academy in Rome on the Janiculum, where the portion of the exhibition featuring artists Marco Basta, Davide D’Elia, and Ludovica Gioscia will open to the public on September 25.
The exhibition will be open from September 26 to 28, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. The event is organized in collaboration with Untitled Association.