17 july 2007

central park



Giunglavideo, the second edition of Central Park, an open air contemporary art exhibition focused on the video production, organized by Paolo Toffolutti, is currently taking place at the Toppo Florio Park in Buttrio (Udine): an ideal encounter between nature and culture, local reality and global dynamics, whose destinies are linked in a  preacariously but indissoluble way.

On the 19th , 20th, 21th and 26th, 27th, 28th of July from 9pm to 12pm, it will be possible to stroll along the park looking for the videoworks, made by more than 30 artists coming from Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia and the United States, that express their political and social engagement.

Central Park, whose guide theme was inspired by the research method developed by Walter Benjamin in Angelus Novus, is realized by Neo, a cultural association of Udine supported by the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia – councillorship of Instruction and Culture and by the Town Council of Buttrio with the contribuitions of Assicurazioni Generali, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Public Space of Buttrio, the associations Airport 1 and Trieste Contemporanea, the Mittelfest of Cividale del Friuli, the local tourist board of Buri and the Friends of the Park and of the Villa of Buttrio.

The artists displayed are: Bibi Agosto, Karin Andersen, Daniella Alejandra Perez Bacigalupo, Renate Bertlmann, Stefano Bettini, Luka Bunić, Mauro Ciani, Conceptinprogress, Favelli/Mattei, Marc Giloux, Urška Golob, Cristina Horovat BlaĆ»inović, Dritan Hyska, Maria Assunta Karini, Kensuke Koike, Vesna Krebs, Luca Lumaca, Mancassola Ceriani Basilico, Masbedo, Vittoria Mazzoli/Grazzi, Ivan Moudov, Bruno Muzzolini, Ana Pečar & Dino Schreilechner, Massimo Poldelmengo, Massimo Premuda, Christian Rainer, Paolo Ravalico Scerri, Smiljana Šafarić Bunić, Claudio Sichel, Elein Shemit, Tim Sobieskki-White, Stefano Stiglich, Trak 47, Mario Tomè, Alessia Travaglini, Marco Villani, Andreea Werner.

The area of Villa di Toppo Florio includes the only archeological and botanical park left in North Italy that dates back to the 1700, that hosts numerous tombstone finds, Roman most of all, coming from the archaeological excavations started by the Earls of Toppo in Aquileia, nearby very esteemed arboreal essences.

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