Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

CURATORS NETWORK: ANNA SANTOMAURO / VIVIANA CHECHIA

Vessel collective: Materiality / In Dialogue Web
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Presentation of Vessel collective and the project Materiality / In Dialogue Web.
 Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro are both curators and critics, as well as the founders of Vessel, a not for profit space in Bari (IT). They have also co-curated 1hart , Festa del Migrante as well as Green Days project supported by ECF. Viviana Checchia is PhD candidate at Loughborough University (UK). Her interests include Eastern European contemporary art. She worked as assistant curator for Eastside Projects, Birmingham (UK),where she researched and assisted in curating shows such as Liam Gillick Two Short Plays. Anna Santomauro collaborated with neon>campobase, a non profit organization. She has recently curated Work in the Field within Pablo Helguera's project Aelia Media. 

In their conference Viviana and Anna would like to present Vessel and the outlines of the project they will develop during their stay in Spain: Materiality / In Dialogue Web Radio

Spain is in the midst of an economic crisis; production of material products within the cultural sphere can often encounter resistance. vessel will investigate how cultural practitioners are dealing with this: do they substitute materiality for theoretical work or merely scale down material budgets? vessel proposes a dialogue with Spanish cultural practitioners in which they interact with the wider international population to discuss this issue which is affecting Europe as a whole. The materials created from this exchange will be utilized within the already existing network of vessel’s Radio Materiality project, which connects organizations in Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia to dialogue taking place in Bari, Italy. 

 
CURATORS NETWORK: ANNA SANTOMAURO / VIVIANA CHECHIA