title of the event: Continental Breakfast Friuli Venezia Giulia 1
organized by: Trieste Contemporanea Committee L’Officina –Brainwork Project
with the support of: Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia Municipality of Trieste – Councillorship for Culture
in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art of Villa Manin-Passariano (Italy)
with the participation of Adriano Olivetti Foundation-Rome, BM Contemporary Art Centre-Istanbul, Institute of Contemporary Art-Zagreb, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art-Budapest, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art-Rijeka (Croatia), Polish Institute, Rome, Umetnostna Galerija-Maribor (Slovenia)
with the collaboration of Studio Tommaseo-Trieste
curator: Giuliana Carbi
first part – round table – "Fuori dal West":
participants: Etty Abergel (Israel), Alessandra Agnolon (Italy), Miroslaw Balka (Poland), Francesco Bonami (Italy), Giuliana Carbi (Italy), Branko Franceschi (Croatia), Ania Jagiello (Poland), Breda Kolar Sluga (Slovenia), Beral Madra (Turkey), Alfredo Pirri (Italy), Alice Rubbini (Italy), Janka Vukmir (Croatia)
when: Friday December 9th, 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
where: Trieste, Sala Alessi (Corso Italia 13 – 1st floor): round table
second part – exhibition – "Chocolate Grinder No. 3"
artists: Etty Abergel (Israel), Miroslaw Balka (Poland), Alfredo Pirri (Italy)
opening: Friday, December 9th
when: 7.00 p.m.
where: Trieste, Studio Tommaseo (Via del Monte 2/1):
exhibition dates: December 9th > February 28th 2006
opening hours: Monday > Saturday: 5.00 p.m.> 8.00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast Friuli Venezia Giulia 1 is the first Italian destination for the exhibit of this international coproduction project, that is part of a network, composed by museums and institutions of Eastern Europe, in which Trieste Contemporanea is the leading body. The activities, involving international meetings and exhibitions, that up to now have been organized by the various CB partners in Warsaw, Belgrade, Venice, Ljubljana, Tallinn and Maribor (the latter, organized by the Umetnostna Galerija, opens on the 4th of December at 11:00 a.m. in Strossmayerjeva ulica 6), now continue with the Trieste event. It is carried out by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee within the Continental Breakfast Network involving several bodies, among which it is worth mentioning the participation of the Foundation Adriano Olivetti and the association of the Centre for Contemporary Art of Villa Manin, another Italian partner of the project, which will host Continental Breakfast Friuli Venezia Giulia 2 next spring.
The exhibition "Chocolate Grinder No. 3", whose title renders homage to Marcel Duchamp and is characterized by a particular set up, will be a close confrontation on the themes of identity among three absolute protagonists of the international contemporary art scene: Etty Abergel, Miroslaw Balka and Alfredo Pirri, coming respectively from Israel, Poland and Italy. Curated by Giuliana Carbi the exhibition will open on Friday December 9th, at 7.00 p.m., at the Studio Tommaseo in via del Monte 2/1.
Before the opening, starting at 3.30 p.m., at the Sala Alessi in Corso Italia 13 (1st floor), with the round table entitled "Fuori dal West" (Out of the Western world), Continental Breakfast continues its dialogues in Europe and in contemporary art searching for new representations of the sense of belonging of a very large and diversified group of individuals. Variable and constant elements of identity in an expanding Europe will be expressed through the experiences and the examples (works and theories of art) of the artists and the experts participating to the round table. During the same days in which the Venice Biennale discusses the topic of great international exhibitions, a prolific form of presenting new artistic productions which has become the communicative nerve center of the art system (from December 9th to the 12th, at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, in the symposium "Where art worlds meet: Multiple modernities and the global salon", curated by Robert Storr), in Trieste, by starting also from the analysis of this shift of attention from the objects (works of art and projects) to the context of presentation (the event of international interest), the topic that will be analyzed will be the building and interpreting responsibility of the contemporary practices of artistic intervention with respect to the society in which man only seems to live the contingent present time and forgets to ask how to give value to his life. "Fuori dal West" will ask, in addition to the three artists, to important curators from different Countries, especially the ones that should join the European Union in the next years, to take into consideration the reasons and the results of the ever increasing presence of new authors coming from “non-Western” countries in the current international artistic scene. Among the participants there will be: Alessandra Agnolon (Olivetti Foundation, Rome), Francesco Bonami (Villa Manin, Passariano – Italy), Branko Franceschi (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka – Croatia), Ania Jagiello (Polish Institute, Rome), Breda Kolar Sluga (Umetnostna Galerija, Maribor – Slovenia), Beral Madra (AICA Turkey, Istanbul), Katalin Timar (Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest), Janka Vukmir (Institute of Contemporary Art, Zagreb), and Alice Rubbini.