28 july 2012

rave east village artist residency

ivan moudov is the 2012 artist in residence at trivignano udinese

RAVE-East Village Artist Residency is a residency which gives an international artist the opportunity to spend a month in the countryside of Friuli in order to conduct their own research in harmony with the location and the rural environment. The relaxed atmosphere favours a wide-ranging approach, where work and pleasure come together in a creative special power. The residency is hosted at Trivignano Udinese, in a farmhouse which is home to numerous animals which have been saved from the slaughterhouse and the mechanisms of consumer society through artistic actions.
During the residency, RAVE also offers a number of workshops and public meetings that bring together experts from the art world and intellectuals from numerous fields. Finally, a monographic publication presents the images and ideas developed in each RAVE edition.
2012 RAVE East Village Artist Residency is a project created by Isabella and Tiziana Pers in collaboration with Giovanni Marta. It is organised by the East Village association in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale L’Officina of Trieste, the Comitato Trieste Contemporanea-Dialoghi with Art from Central Eastern Europe, the Associazione Culturale Hope, Daniele Capra and Anna Tulisso. Main partner: Altevie Technologies. The project is supported by the Provincia di Udine and the Comune di Trivignano Udinese.
Ivan Moudov will be the guest artist for RAVE 2012.
This is a welcome opportunity for Moudov to revisit Friuli Venezia Giulia, where he won the 2006 Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea.
The Bulgarian artist (who follows in the steps of Adrian Paci, guest artist in 2011) is one of the most highly considered artist of his generation in the country. He works primarily with video, photography, installation and performance. His work is characterised by a compelling conceptual strength and a desire to derail the comfort of established patterns of thought. It pays particular attention to the investigation of power relationships and limitations between people and institutions.
Ivan Moudov lives and works in Sofia, where he was born in 1975. He participated in the 52nd Biennale di Venezia, the first Moscow Biennial and Manifesta4. His work is in the collection of numerous institutions including the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Fridericianum Museum in Kassel, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, the ICA Institute of Contemporary Art in Sofia, the SCC in Belgrade, MART in Rovereto, the Sofia Art Gallery in Sofia, the SMAK in Ghent, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the FRAC in Paris. 
The 2012 edition will pay particular attention to dialogue and constructive exchange in a kind of buen retiro for contemporary art. The following events are currently in the calendar:
3 August, 9pm, Chiusaforte (Ud). 
RAVE Residency participates in the show I Cercaluna, written by Pierluigi Cappello, from an idea by Paolo Medeossi, directed Giorgio Monte, curated by Teatrino del Rifo.
8 August, 10am-6pm, Trivignano Udinese (Ud), Farmhouse. 
Ivan Moudov meets the most promising artists from Friuli Venezia Giulia under 25 years of age.
9 August, 7pm, Trieste, Studio Tommaseo. 
Videospritz, Trieste Contemporanea. Ivan Moudov presents his recent video work. 
10 August, 6pm, Udine, Castle. 
Presentation of the RAVE project. The meeting is organised by the Civici Musei di Udine. The meeting During the meeting, that will include Ivan Moudov and Vania Gransinigh, curator of the Civici Musei, the two publications of the 2011 residency (hot off the press!) will be presented.
11 August, from 9pm to dawn, Trivignano Udinese (Ud), Farmhouse. 
La Notte del Dialogo, a symposium dedicated to a nocturnal reflection on the responsibility of visual art in its many forms, starting from the responsibility of art towards itself.
RAVE-East Village Artist Residency
Via Persereano 1
33050 Trivignano Udinese (Ud), IT

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