ICI Berlin, KULTURLABOR Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Germany 18.01.23 | 19:00 ECT Artists’ studios have emerged throughout time as spaces that are not only real but also imaginary (e.g., today the virtual space of a computer). With the change of artistic idioms and practices, studios have evolved from spaces in which one can think and create in solitude to dynamic environments for (collective) production, social interaction, and the presentation of works along with their storage, possibly in a well-organized archive. Furthermore, studios have been associated with an inspiration and an independence that, when it comes to output, give rise to an oscillation between vast expectations and often-uncertain outcomes. Part of the Series ‘The Artist’s Space: Situating the Studio Today’ with Marysia Lewandowska and Alice Pedroletti, moderated by Cristina Baldacci and Claudia Peppel. This event is particularly concerned with the gendered coding of the studio. Is the studio still a gendered place and, if yes, what kind of frame does it provide for female artists today? Do they — who have often been denied creative agency …
HerMaP, Iran 05.06.21 – 06.05.21 u-form is a project by Alice Pedroletti & Andrea Familari. Part of HerMaP Art Projects, the multimedia exhibition is the result of an online residency in which 10 artists worked through a dialogue between Iran and Europe in collaboration with a supporting group of artists and researchers in Tehran, looking into the aspect of the Industrial and Living Heritage in Iran, and developing new digital works. Funded by EU Commission DG for International Partnerships, with partners Bozar Center for Fine Arts Brussels, German Embassy in Tehran, Goethe Institute, and Newkinco. Registration – HerMaP digital exhibition.
ZK/U Berlin, Germany from 29.01.21 Alice Pedroletti has been selected as Artist Fellow with ZK/U Berlin. The project is supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism under the Italian Council program (2020). “In ‘The city, the island’ I approach the relationship between Urban Island and Natural Island. ZK/U is located in the Moabit district, historically considered an island as it is surrounded by waterways. This characteristic makes it a unique place: an island within an island, a possible free zone where art experiments and hypothesises solutions for the future, remaining ideally-protected, but also critically excluded from the water itself. Place of exchange and relations, a passageway for artists and researchers, ZK/U is a utopian atrium of Berlin’s city. Before that, it’s also the entrance to an island that does not exist. This imaginative, territorial and political condition pushes me to imagine not only artworks for specific places – the atriums – but projects for specific territorial or emotional needs that go beyond architecture.” ZK/U …
In just over a week, hundreds of ‘live cams’ guided me from the Balkans to Turkey along the Black Sea to Iran. My ability to observe changed according to the territory I crossed, creating a ‘live-archive’ of over 1600 images. Traveling both night and day, on mostly deserted highways, I had the freedom to stop in places never seen before. I met people I will never see again, and I crossed landscapes that are changing, taking advantage of our absence due to the pandemic. See more
For many years, I had a recurring dream: I’m walking in the mountains with my grandfather. The sky is cloudy, it is hot, it must be summer. The place is familiar, something tells me that I know the trails well. Suddenly in front of me opens a canyon, or what resembles me as the limit of the mountain. See more
Artist Alice Pedroletti is now part of the TSOEG network. Alice Pedroletti’s research investigates the relationship between artworks–viewers and archiving as an art practice, working on the multiple aspects of being and vision. The photographic medium, as well as the action of using or displaying it, is regularly challenged: a physical relationship emerges between photography and sculpture. The outcome takes different final forms – always concerning the problem of temporality, fragility, and matrix in both disciplines. Read more
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 06.11.19 – 10.11.19 Artists in the Field. Curated by the Rabbit Island Foundation and Temporal School of Experimental Geography. Artists: Ruben Brulat, Luce Choules, Edwina fitzPatrick, Roseann Hanson, Laura Harrington, Emma Harry, Duy Hoáng, Alexandra Hughes, Alice Pedroletti, Andrew Ranville, Himali Singh Soin, somewhere-nowhere and Rhona Taylor. Event – Explore 2019 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) November 2019 Explore is the Society’s annual fieldwork and expedition planning weekend at the Society’s headquarters in London. With over 100 leading field scientists and explorers, make sure to book your place to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition. The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome – regardless of age or experience. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey. Chaired by artist Andrew Ranville, artists Edwina fitzPatrick, Alice Pedroletti, Feral Practice and somewhere-nowhere are hosting a TSOEG panel discussion on Sunday 10 Nov 2019, 3-4.30pm: Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure Event – Explore 2019 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK. This year, Explore is hosting the Artists in the Field exhibition