Trieste Contemporanea will be hosting on Thursday, November 16 (4pm to 8pm), an international symposium dedicated to the historical art biennale trigon. The tri-country biennial trigon was founded in Graz in 1963, and for decades it presented an opportunity for wider artistic exchange between ex-Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, as well as other countries. trigon 67 in particular, which took place at the Künstlerhaus and its outdoor environs with the title ambiente / environment, was one of the biennial’s central exhibitions, featuring fifteen, nowadays well-known artists, who examined contemporary architectural issues and the perception of space.
The Trieste symposium is the second appointment of three to be held in prominent art institutions in the Trigon region. After the first meeting at MSU-Museum for Contemporary Art, Zagreb and before the last one that will take place in Graz, in Trieste academics, curators, and critics will discuss and investigate the exhibition trigon 67, highlighting its repercussions on contemporary art in Austria, Italy, and ex-Yugoslavia. The symposium will focus on space in Italian art, whereby the specific connections between Italian artists and cultural networks in1960s Styria are also taken into consideration.