brown project space

workshop and exhibition

november 17 /
december 01

special project with
malta contemporary art

Brown Project Space, Milan
Little Constellation Workshop
and Malta Contemporary art

Inspired by the recent activities of the Malta Contemporary Art Foundation developed with the British artist Simon Starling and his students and the activity of the Little Constellation network, the workshop will highlight the dimension of autoproduction by the artists of projects, spaces and research initiatives devoted to specific areas of contemporary artistic research.

Brown Project Space hosts the last stage of the workshops preparatory to the exhibition The Land Seen From The Sea, to be held from 4 February at the Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce in Genoa. This wide-ranging exhibition will bring together artists from the geo-cultural micro areas and small states of Europe on issues of distance, isolation and relationship.
After visiting San Marino (Little Constellation Library Archive), Luxembourg (MUDAM Luxembourg and Casino Luxembourg Forum d’Art Contemporain), Reykjavik (NYLO Living Art Museum and National Gallery of Iceland), this last event will be developed in collaboration with the artist Mark Mangion and curator of the project Malta Contemporary Art.
The occasion will be a discussion and exchange of views, starting from the When in Rome project, developed last June with Simon Starling in Valletta, the capital of Malta, on the curatorial ability and requirements deployed by the artists in emergency cultural contexts, as in the case of Little Constellation in San Marino, Malta Contemporary Art in Malta and Brown Space Project in Milan: organizations created directly by projects, developed and created by artists.
As part of the exhibition there will be a screening of the video documentary of the project When in Rome, as part of the workshop.

Also on display and made available to the public will be the outcomes of the workshops and meetings that have already been completed, with art works, and documentation materials of: Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir, Erik Hirt, Helga Paleyg, Katrín I Jonsdóttir Hjördísardóttir, Laurent Friob, Claudia Passeri, Justine Blau, Doris Drescher.
Artists participation in the workshops and meetings: Kristína Aðalsteinsdóttir, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Indíana Auðunsdóttir, Elísabet Brynhildardóttir, Hekla Dögg Jónsdottir, Baldvin Einarsson, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Kristjana Rós Gudjohnsen, Rakel Gunnarsdottir, Guðni Gunnarsson, Helena Hansdóttir, Viktor Pétur Hannesson, Steinunn Harðardottir, Ólöf Helga Helgadóttir, Selma Hreggviðsdóttir, Bryndis Hrönn Ragnarsdottir, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson, Loji Höskuldsson, Ragnhildur Jóhannsdóttir, Gunnar Jónsson, Þorvaldur Jónsson, Ragnheiður Káradóttir, Gudri Lape, Sindri Leifsson, Tómas Lemarquis, Joseph Marzolla, Þórgunnur Oddsdóttir, Arna Óttarsdóttir, Elín Anna Þórisdóttir, Helgi Þórsson, Lukka Sigurðardóttir, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, Bjarki Sólmundsson, Gudmundur Thoroddsen, Ólöf Thoroddsen, Björk Viggósdóttir.
Saskia Raux & Marc Scozzai, Patrick Galbats, Carine and Elisabeth Krecké, Bruno Baltzer, Leonora Bisagno, Marco Godinho, Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert, Armand Quetsch, Mike Lamy.
Alireza Amirimoghaddam, Daniela Barulli, Clara Bastianelli, Martina Conti, Giovanni Giulianelli, Giovanni Lens Vincenzi, Maria Chiara Monaldi, Caterina Morganti, Fausta Morganti, Monica Moroni, Michela Pozzi, Sara Rossini, Valentina Toccaceli, Paolo Tognozzi, Marco Vincenzi.

Malta Contemporary Art Foundation, is a non-profit cultural organization, founded in October 2008 by the Maltese artist Mark Mangion. MCA is the first space for Contemporary Art in Malta and was established to create a discussion platform for Contemporary Art in Malta. A showcase for emerging visual artists, recognized internationally and locally for its program of solo and group exhibitions curated by the editors and industry professionals through a series of encounters and forums in related fields.

Brown Project Space Brown Project Space is the first non-profit project space on the independent scene in Milan. Founded on February 18, 2008, by Valentina Suma, Luca Francesconi and Luigi Presicce (the sole director of the project since August 1, 2010), Brown derives from the stimulus to create a place where artists can develop projects unrelated to the dynamics of the commercial galleries, offering a route parallel to the current system and seeking new forms and approaches to art for an increasingly variegated public.
Malta Contemporary Art and Brown Project Space of Milan are partners in the Little Constellation cultural network.
Little Constellation is an international platform for contemporary art with a focus on artistic research in the small States of Europe, the result of a process of study and work in relational aesthetics, created and conducted by the artist-curators Rita Canarezza & Pier Paolo Coro with the critical contribution of Roberto Daolio and Alessandro Castiglioni.
The network, after eight years of work, study and research, encounters, workshops and exhibitions (the first large exhibitions was done in Fabbrica del Vapore/Careof in Milan March 9th of the last year) is now the first network active and vital among artists and institutions in these countries: Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, and in a few European geocultural micro-areas including Canton Ticino (CH), Ceuta (E), Gibraltar (UK), Kaliningrad (Rus). It is based in the Republic of San Marino at the Library Archives of Little Constellation, Contemporary Art in small States of Europe.
The network has been supported from its inception by the institutions of the Republic of San Marino. Little Constellation is a project of the association NUA Nuove Arti e Ricerche Contemporanee in collaboration with major cultural institutions for Contemporary Art and Culture of the Republic of San Marino and the small States of Europe.
Under the patronage and support of Their Excellencies the Captains Regent of the Republic of San Marino, the Secretariat of State for Foreign and Political Affairs, Communication and Transport, the Secretariat of State for Education and Culture, University and Youth Policy, the Secretariat of State for Sport and Tourism, the indispensable collaboration in the project of the Social and Cultural Activities Office and the valuable and essential contribution of the Fondazione San Marino - Cassa di Risparmio di San Marino SUMS and of the Ente Cassa di Faetano - Fondazione della Banca di San Marino, main sponsors.

Brown Project Space
Via Bartolomeo Eustachi 3 (20129), Milano
+ 39 3206844091
From 18 to 30 November 2011, by appointment.

Malta Contemporary Art
Valletta, VLT 1060, Republic of Malta

Library Archive Little Constellation
Contemporary Art in Small States of Europe
International Network, documentations, Library and Archive
c/o NUA Nuew Contemporary Art and Research
str. Lamaticcie 54 Serravalle 47890
Republic of San Marino
phone 00378 0549 90 41 28
0039 338 1935637

Secretariat of State for Education and Culture, University and Youth Policy of Republic of San Marino
Social and Cultural Activities Office
via Ventotto Luglio, 192 - 47893 Borgo Maggiore
Repubblica di San Marino
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