mediterranea 17 young artists biennale

no food’s land
special project: a natural oasis

22 october - 22 november, 2015
fabbrica del vapore, viafarini

Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale is the seventeen edition of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, a project born on 1985 by the International network Bjcem. 58 members from 17 countries, gathering together cultural institutions as well as independent organizations, compose the network, whose aim is to create opportunities for the young artists to produce and showcase their works and to support their mobility and learning process.

Mediterranea 17 is promoted by Bjcem and the City of Milan in the framework of the EXPO IN CITTÀ programme, and will take place in Milan, Italy, at Fabbrica del Vapore, 4 Procaccini Street, from October 22nd to November 22nd 2015, bringing together more than 300 artists, which will be present in town from October 22nd to October 25th.

The artists involved include visual artists, filmmakers, writers, performers, musicians, designers, stylists and chefs, coming from more than 20 countries. The artists have been selected through an International Call promoted by Bjcem in close cooperation with all the associated partners in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Local or national juries, made by experts in the different fields, belonging to Bjcem members, have selected the participating artists.
The areas of interest are: Visual Arts, Applied Arts (Architecture, Industrial Design, Web Design, Fashion, Digital Creation), Storytelling, Performance (Theatre, Dance, Metropolitan Performance), Music, Cinema/Video and Gastronomy.

The network of Little Constellation is present at Mediterranea 17 with two events:
The special project A Natural Oasis - ipotesi per un archivio Provocarte 1991; in collaboration with VIAFARINI Milan with:
Sarah Capesius (L), Martina Conti (SM), Viola Conti (SM), Lito Kattou & Leontios Toumpouris (CY), Alessandro Di Pietro (I), Katrín I. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt (IS – USA), Nico Macina (SM), Francesca Mangion (M), Orestis Mavroudis (GR), Mnemoscape (Elisa Adami, Alessandra Ferrini) (I – UK), Giacomo Raffaelli (I – UK), Jacopo Rinaldi (I)
Opening  22nd  october, 2015
exhibition from october 23rd - 22nd  november 2015
Viafarini, Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4, Milan
supported by Repubblic of San Marino
in collaboration with Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Culture of Gibraltar - UK, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta
curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and  Simone Frangi
VIAFARINI, via Procaccini, 4, Milan

A Natural Oasis is dedicated to contemporary art critic and teacher Roberto Daolio who curated Provoc’Arte in 1991 and devoted himself to study the methods through which the projects of young artists and their languages could be developed.

A Natural Oasis is promoted by the Cultural Institutes (BJCEM board) of Republic of San Marino with the Ministries for Education and Culture; Tourism and Political Youth, in collaboration with the University of the Republic of San Marino and the Montegiardino Municipality. A Natural Oasis it has been designed by Little Constellation in collaboration with Viafarini in the context of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean.
A Natural Oasis is supported by and in collaboration with: Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services; Republic of Greece, Ministry of Education General Secretariat for Youth; Republic of Iceland, Embassy of Iceland in Brussels, IAC – Icelandic art Centre; Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Casino Luxembourg, Forum for Contemporary Art; Republic of Malta, Ministry of Justice Culture and Local Government, Arts Council Malta.


October 22th
6.00 pm, opening Biennale
8.30 pm, official opening of A Natural Oasis
11.30 pm Greetings from the Anthropocene, Live Set Audio Visual by Viola Conti and Miles Whittaker

October 23th
from 3 to 6 pm, Martina Conti, workshop with students of the Art Academies around the reformulation of A Reading Sculpture
from 6.30 to 7.30 pm, Martina Conti, A Reading Sculpture, performance
8.30 pm, Pirate Film Screening, curated by Elisa Adami and Lito Kattou

October 24th
from 4.30 to 6.30 pm, Mnemoscape, workshop with students of the Art Academies
from 6.30 to 7.30 pm, Mnemoscape Magazine issue n.3 launch
8.30 pm, Pirate Film Screening, curated by Elisa Adami and Lito Kattou

October 25th
3.15 pm, A Natural Oasis Overview with Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi
from 4 to 6 pm, Reading group with Mnemoscape and with students of the Art Academies
8.30 pm, Pirate Film Screening, curated by Elisa Adami and Lito Kattou

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October 24th, 3,pm. 2015
presentation of the new publication of Little Constellation, The Voices of the Sirens - Contemporary art in Gibraltar edited by Mousse Publishing

Spazio Ex-Locale Cisterne
First floor
Fabbrica del Vapore