Lele Marcojanni is a collective project founded by Elena Mattioli and Flavio Perazzini, and later joined by Roberto Mezzano. It is carried out mostly through design, video, graphics and writing. For this reason, it’s language-conscious. According to Lele, languages are a means rather than an end in itself, and they are useful to find the right formula to convey their ideas.
On Thursday the 20th of April at the Bottega del Libro, in Corso della Repubblica 7/9, Ratatà will display the exhibition “Le città hanno gli occhi” a visual art installation about the relation between Bologna and the comics. Lele Marcojanni presents an overview of the flow that, over the years, has made Bologna a reference point for Italian and international artists. We will display eleven stories, based on real-life and imaginary moments as well as interactions happening in the city. It will be a path made of projections of videos and comics, creating a unique audio-visual story.
“Le città hanno gli occhi” is not just a simple historiographic novel: it rewrites the narration of human stories, both personal and professional, creating an account of all the creative moments that merged in Bologna. It’s a spatial map of the dynamics between the visual narratives and Bologna, which sometimes welcomes and sublimates these creative energies, but sometimes marginalises them.
Le Vanvere will curate an illustration exhibit focused on the theme “Zoo” – intended generically as the animal kingdom. Zoo-Animalia is an unusual exhibition, set up in spaces traditionally destined to bill postings or electoral posters. It is an exhibition directly addressing to whoever passes by on foot, by car or by bike: the exhibition takes place in the city itself.
“Zoo” is also the root of many words of the animal world. The subject of this exhibition is the free interpretation of this very word, whether you want to interpret it literally or more broadly, connected to the world we live in, where each of us lives in a state of endless exposition to the public.
“LeVanvere – Storie e illustrazioni a km0” was created by an extraordinary alignment of stars, i.e. four illustrators from Tuscany: Camilla, Celina, Giulia e Lisa. Four different minds and styles, four ways to conceive illustrations, four people who decided to talk about illustration, graphics, cooking, street art and all the colourful things hiding among the Tuscany hills and waiting for someone who finds this new beauty at our fingertips.
Four illustrators who run into each other by chance, with a project that was created by chance, but not randomly.
The aim is to promote and give value to our job with stories, exhibits, sketches, art projects and whatever comes to mind!
Underpinning all this there’s a will to create a snapshot, as wide as possible, of the illustration overview and create a meeting point for professionals and amateurs.
Ivana graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Founds and manages Komikaze (2002.-), a network for production, promotion and distribution of authorial comics with a focus on independent scene where she has been publishing and exhibiting on over 250 events, workshops and festivals (HR, I, SR, IT, FR, DE, SE, HU, AT, SAD, BiH, Po, Pt, E). Web: http://komikaze.hr
Participated and collaborated on many projects: Solidarna, Le monde Diplomatique, Zombi Proleter, comiXconnection, Kroatien Kreativ 2013, Croatie la voici 2013, Love/Hate Crack catalog, Ekostrip, Short Programme No1, comic book Adventures of Gloria Scott , comic group Wild Eye, …
She was a jury member for the comic section on Ligatura festival (2011.)/ Poland, Festival of the first (2008.) and BJCEM (2009., 2007.)/ Cro.
About “Katalog”: ISBN: 978-953-56133-2-9 / Bilingual comic book (Eng – Cro)/ 132 pages/ Format: 21×30 / BW & Color/ Kunstdruck 130gm + 160gm cover with flaps/ 500 copies
If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.
Interactive Exhibition with creations by:
Tom van den Boogaart
Videogames on Acid
We already know her, but we were so curious that we felt the need to ask her some more question. We are talking about Paulina Tkacz. Her work will be exhibited at BAR FIRENZE from Thursday 20th April to Sunday 23rd April.
Let’s talk about you! Who are you? What do you do? What are your interests?
I am from Poland and I am a graphic artist professionally bounded to the Ecomuseo Villa Ficana in Macerata in which I work on the visual communication of the museum. My passion is travelling and getting to know other cultures. For almost three years I’ve been living in Italy and I found a great pleasure in discovering the wealth of Italian culture. Before that I’ve lived in Germany for more than a year. Both of those experiences shaped my view on many aspects of life.
When you decided to be an illustrator?
There wasn’t actually a moment of decision. The way in which I express myself in this moment of my life stems from a collection of events and a previous experiences.
Let’s talk about your art. What are the themes that fascinate you?
Since a long time the underwater world is the theme which interests me the most. I draw fish and the sea creatures which are not a true representation of nature.
What technique do you prefer above all?
I use inkers to draw a fantastic aquatic world. The academic course of applied graphic and especially drypoint had a great influence in choosing this kind of technique. I don’t practice anymore applied graphic but the echo of this experience is still present.
Is there a meaning behind those sea creatures?
The drawings are not created to illustrate any particular story or a book. I do create them just for my pleasure as a kind of meditation and a moment of reflection. What I illustrate through them is my mood and my emotions.
However it is not the same regarding my posters. The graphic design requires a different attitude. A design has to be an answer for a particular need/problem and it has to has to provide a solution. During my studies at Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (Poland) I was trying to find a meeting point for those two different fields. This topic is still fascinating me.
This year you’re gonna be one of the exhibitors of the Ratatà Festival. Are you happy to take parte in this event?
It was always inspiring to watch every year many interesting works presented on RATATÀ. I am really happy to be able to take part of the Festival this year.
Give us some spoilers (but not too much) about your exhibition! What are you gonna show us?
I am going to show a collection of posters: created for different purposes. Those are designs created to provide a visual communication of text combined with illustration. These are my alternative propositions for the language of advertisement. The important values for me in my design are colour and composition. The other part of exhibition is made up of my illustrations of the fantastic sea creatures created with the usage of black ink on paper. It is a kind of preview of a not realistic word, sometimes funny but sometimes also worrifing.
this year at Ratatà you will find the preview of Crisma 2
Crisma is an annual collection of stories and comics.
Self-produced in Rome by the “Lab.Aquattro” collective with the support of CSA La Torre.
Its A4 format recalls a small ream made of chrisms.
The volume gathers the works of twelve firms, selected by the the “Lab.Aquattro” collective basing on their qualities and the variety of style interpretations. Those who contributed are: Baldari / Bart Salvemini / Di Lauro / Canottiere / Lanzieri / Lopez Lam / Martoz
Ricca / Tuono Pettinato / Schinaia / Verdet / Vinciarelli.
The colour cover was created by Martin Lopez Lam.
«Rione Borotalco» is this second volume’s theme.
11 short stories illustrating metamorphosing neighbourhoods, transforming towns and cities, flattened and hidden realities and identities, people and places covered by a layer of talcum that makes them scented and good looking.
11 stories, different in style and content, where the authors freely interpret the combination Rione + Borotalco, connected by the illustrations by Massimiliano Di Lauro.
You’ll have the chance to see in preview Crisma #2 at the Ratatà Festival in Macerata (from the 20th to the 23rd of April) and at the Napoli Comicon (from the 28th April to the 1st May).
The official launch is planned for the 13th/14th May at CSA La Torre (Via Bertero, 13, Rome) during a two-days event.
Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 9 to 13 and from 14 to 18, Antichi Forni
After a 5-year experience in cyanotype printing, PICA introduces its first workshop open to the public. Participants will be able to know the process going from the original drawing to the final printing. Brief theoretical introductions will be given, followed by preparatory demonstrations for practices, so that those who registered will have the opportunity to print his/her own digital negative and cyanotype.
Pica is the outcome of a collaboration between Carlos Lalvay Estrada, author of the drawings, and Pietro Repetto, technician of old photographic printing techniques.
The project consists in the reproduction of Carlos’s line drawings, conveying the fine details and the “etched” signs through the cyanotype technique, which is the most used photographic processing for the reproduction of technical drawings. This results in a sharp printing with precise details, similar to etching but in the Prussian blue colour. The drawings and the processing enhance each other, recovering and re-instating a processing that, up to know, was considered as a mere technical reproduction process.
Pica was created in the winter 2012-2013 when they tried the first sun printing experiments with rudimentary printing presses. During the following months, they have improved the photographic process in order to adapt it to graphic subjects.
In January 2017, PICA moves to a new laboratory in Genova, the Laboratorino, with their equipment and experience. Requirements: computer with Photoshop or other photo editing programme, average knowledge of these softwares and a drawing to print. Cost: 120 euro Number of participants: from 3 to 8 Age: over 18 For info and registration: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 12/04/2017 writing in the object WORKSHOP DI CIANOTIPIA
From 21 to 23/04/17 his exhibition will be at Mercato delle Erbe.
AMADEO GONZALES (LIMA_ PERÚ)
Born in Lima, Perú in 1977. Self-educated illustrator, screenwriter and musician. In 2001 he and his brother Renso founded (and still direct) the publication “Carboncito”, a project focused on contemporary illustrations and short novels. He also published monographical zines such as “Tránsito intestinal”, “Actitú records”, “Bandas inexistentes records” and “Nervenzusammenbruch”.
In his works, he uses many different techniques: freehand drawing, vector drawing, Indian ink, watercolour, silkscreen.
He took part in many individual and collective exhibitions in Perú, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.
He also participated in several fairs focusing on illustration and independent publishing in South America: FILBO Feria internacional del libro, Bogotá; Trimarchi a Mar del plata; FID festival internacional de diseño, Costa Rica; Festival Comicópolis 2015, Buenos Aires; Festival Furioso de Dibujo a Rosario (Arg).
At present, he is the Cultural Manager (and co-founder) of Espacio Los Unicos in Lima, where he teaches creative drawing and screenwriting to children and teenagers.
Paulina Tkacz is a graphic designer who lives in the Marche region. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (Poland), where she majored in posters and packaging design.
Her works were exhibited at the International Biennal of Posters by the students of Novi Sad (Serbia) 2014, at the Łódź Design Festival (Poland) 2014, International Biennal of Posters in Wilanów (Poland) 2014, The Packaging Innovation Fair in Warsaw (Poland) 2013, 15, Posters Fair in Wilanòw (Poland) 2011.
Her main works are: • RARA- sunscreen • Comics and games Festival in Łódź • Pastorałka- theatre play set during Christmas • Jazz in Blue quartet • Wiosna Młodych- La Primavera dei Giovani- painting exhibition • OFF CINEMA- documentary films festival • Tempo dei Gitani, film by Emir Kusturica • Characters- psychology magazine
Paula Tkacz’s work will be exhibited at BAR FIRENZE, Pescheria Vecchia 4, from Thursday 20th April to Sunday 23rd April.
Her graphic works were created between 2009 and 2014 and include academic exercises and commercial creations for the promotion of psychology magazines, films by Emir Kusturica, film festivals, theatre plays, comics and games festivals, jazz concerts, painting exhibitions, sunscreens. Each subject is carefully studied to find the right visual language and prove its individuality, in order to combine the informative function with the artistic expression and thus create a game of art and design. Her work is mostly influenced by the Russian constructivist studies, quite popular among the poster designers of the town of Łódź, where she was educated.
Another reference point for the artist is represented by the posters created by the Polish School of Posters, a prestigious school that is more than just an informative medium, but also the individual creation of artworks requested by the public and the collectors.
Her work aims at presenting an emotional involvement with the subjects thanks to humour and metaphors.
When: Friday 21/04/2017, at 19:00 Where: Csa Sisma, via Alfieri 8
Allegra Corbo (1968)
She holds a Diploma of Master of Art in Goldworking and Art of Metals at the Mannucci School of Art in Ancona and a Degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
From 1988 to 2004 she collaborated as an actress, performer, scenographer, sculptor and technician with:
the theatre company Societas Raffaello Sanzio, the cyberpunk circus Mutoid Waste Co., then Mutek by Joe Rush, with Officine Alchemiche and Mama Ferox.
Since 1996, she has exhibited her works, both in Italy and abroad, in galleries, happenings, contemporary art festivals as well as in visionary, underground and pop art festivals, and she has participated in urban art events with murals, large collages, banners, fire sculptures, performances, publications.
From 2008 to 2014 she was Artistic Director of the Pop UP! Festival of Contemporary Art in Urban Space (curated by MAC – Manifestazioni Artistiche Contemporanee) in Ancona, where she presented Italian and international artists in experimental installations, large sized wall paintings, site-specific projects, and street art.
From 2008 to 2014 she was Art Director of the team MAC-Manifestazioni Artistiche Contemporanee for the design, management and set-up of events and contemporary art exhibitions (Pop UP! Festival of Contemporary Art in Urban Space, LucidAncona, Videodromo, Area Spazio, Jasad-The Arab Body, Hanging, Officine del Colore Naturale, etc.).
She has been Art Director and Tuto at MAC, in workshops, students and artists:
Pop UP! Poster Art contest (with high school students of Art)
Popo UP! The City (with the students of the Faculty of Design, Hongik University of Seoul (Korea): urban art actions in the slum neighbourhood of Deheango)
Area, spazio per comunicare (project for young people aiming at building a common space thanks to the languages of word, gesture, graphics, craftsmanship and the digital, resulting in an artistic action)
Officine del Colore Naturale (a project of recognition and promotion of the artistic potentialities of the region; workshops with young talents from the Marche region, artists and artisans on an international level, and local companies, as to give rise to a trend on the “techne” of natural colour)
In 2015 she designed Vertigo Truth, an urban and street art installation in the Sculpture Park in Mutania (artistic community Mutoid Waste Co.) in Santarcangelo di Romagna, with the artist Su-e-Side
In 2012 she started working on activities for children and teenagers with the projects:
-Children in the Forest (artistic walks in nature, in English),
-Lupus et Agnus (hiking and urban art, with Aesop’s fables),
-Cadavre esquisit (a surreal “short story” for a book-mural-tableau painted with children on large pages),
-Cosmogenio Specularum, the mirror is everywhere from Butterfly to Face (a work on the specular forms of nature to invent masks and proto-books, with high school students)
-Artistic construction site with the students of Academy of Fine Arts, during the artistic stay of Urban Superstar Show 2012, in Cosenza
-artistic collaboration with the libertarian Montessori school Serendipity in Osimo (Ancona)
In 2010, she published the illustrated book “Aletheya and Cartataglio” in collaboration with the artist Andreco), silk-screen handprinted by Strane Dizioni,
And in 2011 the book “Two Way Project Italy/Lebanon” (collective project with Italian and Lebanese artists in Beirut), since 1996 she has published in magazines and fanzines.
Art director of I libri Pop Up! The Book (Franco Cosimo Panini edition) and Intruders by Luca Forlani (Franco Cosimo Panini edition)
Since 1988 she has worked as set designer and lights technician with theatre, festivals and theatre companies in Italy and abroad.www.flickr.com/allegracorbo
When: Friday 21/04/2017
Where: Galleria del Commercio
Guerrilla SPAM was born in November 2010 in Florence as a spontaneous unauthorized billposting action in urban spaces, without a name nor a clear intent. Since 2011 several works on the streets come in succession, both in Italy and abroad, showing a strong interest in social issues and the relation between the individual and public spaces, and preferring illegal urban action over an official, authorized event. The “Shit Art Fair” has been held in Turin for three years in a row, starting in 2003. This exhibition boasts its dissimilarity from the traditional art fairs. Both Italian newspapers, such as “La Repubblica”, “Il Corriere della Sera” and international newspapers, such as “The Economist”, have mentioned Guerrilla Spam’s work.
He starts to work on graffiti in 2003, but he later stems away from the style virtuosity of spray paints, developing a strong interest in body composition and in what is usually considered grotesque. In 2013 he begins to work on several urban actions in Italy and abroad, mostly using mural painting and the poster art technique. His work is strictly linked to the use of public space, which he develops through unauthorized actions. At the moment, he is working in Turin and Venice.
His artistic production shows influences from graphic art, chalcography and skateboarding; since 2014 he has experimented the urban space through paintings, posters and graffitis, developing and aesthetic inspired by art brut and abstractism in paint.
Paola is an Italian artist, who has studied Art and graduated in Architecture, later focusing on Landscape Studies. She is attracted to symbolism, gardens and the harmony of the design process in art, through studies on canvas and temporary installations. Her research goes through many disciplines, like biology, architecture, anatomy, botanic and townscape architecture.
Her main works are: • Condotto Caecus (cecale) • Condotto Perverso (pervertire) • Condotto Plantigrado • Solastalgia di bocca (Condotto) • Condotti Floreali • Ampolle Credenziali
At Ratatà, Paola Tassetti will exhibit “Organi Botanici” at TANDEM, Corso della Repubblica 23, from Thursday 20th April to Sunday 23rd April
“Organi Botanici” depicts compositions of structural disorder, with a flow of sensitivity inside a landscape made of plants, female and male reproductive organs and organic fibres. Alongside the perimeter of the arteries, the vegetal thread becomes a suture to stitch signs and words, and stands up as the voice of a symbolic unconscious.
The exhibition illustrates emotions as intangible organs that seek shelter occupying physical organs, but modifying them and finding, in their subtle bond, a deeper bond with time and the experiences that run fast and do not leave any certainty.
The compositional language of these botanical/anatomical collage creates an intimate, personal work that, at the same time, is universally relatable on a sensitive standpoint.
Anthropology, archaeology, anatomy and botanic (plus their histories) become the foundation of the artist’s study and turn into “Condotti”, which is made of connecting busts with organs and vegetal appearances.
Giulia Cellino, professionally known as RITARDO, is an illustrator and cartoonist from Bologna who is now studying comics and illustration at the ABABO in Bologna.
Giulia Cellino has exhibited her works in festivals such as FRUIT Exhibition – Bologna, AFA Festival – Milano, CRACK Festival – Roma.
Moreover, she has collaborated on many collective projects such as ‘Quel Piccolissimo Giganteschio’ of UOMINI NUDI CHE CORRONO, Gestopo Propaganda of Snuff Comix. At the moment, she is taking part in the creation of a work, still in production, from Toast Zine. She has made a brief comics story “Serrature (October 2015) and a themed volume, “Superfluo” (May 2016), both in a limited edition and distributed in the many festivals she participated in. There are also several digital prints and silk-screen prints of her illustrations.
At Ratatà, she will launch “Lavare a mano”, an unpublished short story that she wrote and drew in Septembre 2016 but it still finishing up.
Exhibition opening on Thursday 20/07/2017 at Ibro, Corso della Repubblica 15
at 16.30 Opening with launch of the book “Dolls Party” edited by Strane Dizioni
at Spulla – Via Armaroli 54,56 62100 Macerata
Davide Bart. Salvemini, professionally known as Davide Bart., is an Italian illustrator. Davide studied illustration and graphics at the Academy of Bologna and the I.S.I.A of Urbino. “Before moving to Urbino I used to combine my love for drawing with a number of jobs, such as photographer, metalworker, barman, greengrocer and shop assistant in a clothing store”.
Anke Feuchtenberger was born in 1963 in Berlin, where she graduated in Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts. She worked as a sole practitioner in Hamburg and as a professor at the University of Applied Sciences since ’97. In the same year, she won the 3rd prize at the International Postercompetition in Osnabrück.
She is the founder of the Glähende Zukunft (Glowing Future) group, which carried out many political-artistic operations through graffiti and murals. Later, she blended this experiences in the visual art of Eastern Europe with the Western comics tradition. The exchange between these two worlds results in her personal style, characterised by strong, intense and inimitable works. This artist with unequalled talent and hypnotic style brings the viewer in a dimension pending between nightmare and fairy tale, and she earned her way to both art galleries and contemporary comics festivals since her art form is impossible to label.
She published comics and illustrations in Germany for Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and she has worked with other important newspapers all around Europe.
We will exhibit, starting on Saturday 22/04/2017 at Officine Uto, vicolo Consalvi, a series of her personal most recent original works and paintings at the gallery D406, Modena, the Galleria Stamperia “Squadro” in Bologna. Moreover, we will have the honour to launch her latest silk-screen book, published by Else edizioni, and some silk-screen prints, among which a triptyque created appositely for Ratatà.
Time schedule Ratatà Festival: Friday, April 21st 17:00- 20:00; Saturday, April 22nd- Sunday, April 23rd All- day- opening 11:00- 20:00;
Time schedule-following opening: From Monday, April 24th to Monday, May 1st 11:00- 13:00. 15:00 20:00
The Tabularasa Teké Gallery in Carrera takes pleasure in presenting to the public of Ratatà Festival “A saucerful of colours”, the largest retrospective exhibition dedicated to Gianluca Lerici, A.K.A. Prof Bad Trip, the artist from La Spezia, who passed away in 2006. Following the huge success of the first exhibition in Carrara, where it was held this summer at the Teké Gallery, and of the second exhibition in Rome, this retrospective lands in Macerata at the Galleria dell’Accademia di Belle Arti (GABA), with over 30 paintings, little known to the public, and a series of graphic arts, sculptures and other items such as stamps, posters and collages.
The display aims at summarising Prof. Bad Trip’s work from the 80s to the 2000s and his view of the punk and underground counterculture from the 70s up to now. He does this in any art form, from painting to artefacts, books, comics, and even music. His is a savage, disenchanted and ironical critique of a tentacular and asphyxiating society, which smothers any attempt on an intellectual resistance. This creates a terrific battle on canvas, fought with contrasting, sharp colours, perfect to look at with a pair of anaglyph glasses that make it impossible to avoid the delirious details and textures of every work. Professor Bad Trip’s paintings are like a scream full of emotions against a dying world, they are like a stream of consciousness that sends his visionary thoughts straight to the eyes of the public. In every single work, he shares with the public so many emotions that it would be impossible to describe with words.
It is not a case the etymology of the word “visionary” is positive since a Visionary is him who, thanks to his intellect and his “vision”, can manage to find brilliant solutions that change and improve the life of the whole community. It is a premonitory vision, a sort of omen for the future generations or a forward-looking desire – like when in “Apocalyptic Interview”, included in the wonderful catalogue of the exhibition and still topical even after many years, Bad Trip states: “I hope that, with the arrival of Mp3s, CDs will become old and be forgotten”.
At the exhibition, there will be a catalogue in colour containing anaglyph glasses to view the paintings and silk-screen prints in limited and numbered edition. In addition to the photographs of his works, there will be an impressive critical text by Matteo Guarnaccia and, in the appendix, the unpublished full version of the “Apocalyptic Interview” carried out by Vittore Baroni with Prof. Bad Trip.
Moreover, there will be available two silk-screen prints in colours, in limited and numbered edition, produced by Teké Gallery and inspired by two famous canvases from Prof. Bad Trip.
Apa Cec e Basquiat productions per e con Ratata Festival in collaborazione con Nerto.it,Brutta Botta,Terminal e molte altre realta,
annunciano perturbazioni con carattere di tempeste tropicali provenienti dal Peru’ nell’area Centro Fiere di Villa Potenza per la serata del 21 Aprile 2017, dalle 24:00
Il ciclone gia’ Rinominato DengueDengueDengue! si abbattera’ con violenza e basse frequenze all’interno del Teatrotenda allestito per l’occasione per i rifugiati del Festival Ratata’.
Servizio Bus Navetta dalle ore 23.00 alle ore 05.00
Apa Cec and Basquiat productions for Ratata Festival featuring ,Nerto.it,BruttaBotta,Terminal and many more collectives
announces that weather conditions will deteriorate on the late evening of April the 21st, at 00.00, around the Centro Fiere di Villa Potenza Area when a Tropical Storm coming from Peru’, will strongly hit the Bigtop set up exclusively for the circumstances to help the Ratata’ refugees.
Shuttlebus service from 11.00 p.m. till 05.00 a.m.
Chris Colombio & the Medicine Girls (Chile)
NuCumbia Dancing Act
H ON Bangalore (ITA)
Tropical Bass djset
Dengue Dengue Dengue ! (Peru’)
Dengue’s music could be filed under a few different names: tropical bass, global bass, cumbia digital, cumbia nueva, electro cumbia. They’re one of the most successful acts in a loose constellation of Latin American artists who interpret traditional folkloric rhythms with modern electronic tools. At the center of their sound is cumbia, a dance style that exists in different forms throughout the continent. Though born in Colombia, it has found a home in almost every Latin American country, and each has their own spin on it. Pereira and Salmon add shades of Caribbean music to this rhythmic foundation, along with heavy digital basslines and the snappy drums of modern bass music.
ingresso 15 euro con consumazione prima delle 24.00
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Dear students and scholars, this year we’re asking again for your generosity by means of bed availability from the 20th to the 23rd of April to host Italian and international artists participating in the upcoming Ratatà edition!
If you would like to participate or if you need further information please send an email to email@example.com with the object “hospitality”. Thank you!
Ladies and Gentlemen, signore e signori, mesdames et messieurs, the time has almost come. Take your calendar and mark “30th March, Macerata, 6.30 pm”.
There are seven days left but don’t worry, you won’t change your mind. You will be seduced by curiosity, mesmerised during your wait and struck by surprise. We are finally ready to welcome you to our world and introduce you to our creature.
“MarcheCazzoVaiDicendo”, a tricky tongue-twister, is the ultimate masterpiece, it’s the result of the efforts of 22 people, it’s the work of months and months, it’s a book with words and images and comics.
If you are from the Marche region and you’re looking for the answers to every existential question that your homeland poses, you will find them there; if you’re not from the Marche region but, after reading those pages, you wish you were, you will be welcome and understood.
The carousel starts with a nice “aperitivo” at 6.30, at csa Sisma in via Vittorio Alfieri, Macerata (see map). During the night you will be able to visit the exhibition of panels made by illustrators and cartoonists who have worked on this project. You will also be able to attend the book launch with the authors and we will end the night with the concert of “The Deux Camillo Perazzoli”.
Finally, among pictures and cartoonists, by reading pages and singing notes, we will present you the outcome of our “Narration workshop”, organised by “MarcheCazzoVaiElaborando”. Get ready for three days of meetings and discussions, where a handful of artists, writers and other weirdos will give life to a hybrid work, that will be launched at the event. More info here.
Opening on Friday 21.04.2017 at 19.00
Opening times: every day 10.00 – 13.00 and 16.30 – 20,00. Closed on Monday.
During the Ratatà Festival open from 10,00 to 20,00
a Ratatà Festival production, in collaboration with EppuResiste, Festival migrante delle Resistenze e dei Territori
Maisons Perdues is an exhibition created and organized by the festival itself, a collective exhibition of contemporary artists whose peculiarity lies in the art of drawing.
Home means protection, safety, memory and remembrance, home is the foundation on which we build our existence as individuals. When this concept, native to mankind since the end of nomadism, is put at risk by catastrophes or other events that are out of human control, what’s really jeopardized, deep down, is the concept of identity. Maybe because the house walls are limits, boundaries that separate the outer from the inner, the hidden world from the nakedness of our existence. Rethinking one’s life is something the modern man has progressively got out of the habit to do, but both big and relatively little upheavals, natural and historical, brutally slam it back on page one of our lives. The fear and ignorance towards the figure of the migrant, for instance, finds one of its most violent expressions in the motto “let’s help them in their homelands”, a clear summary of the gangrenous, lost capacity to empathize with the act of surrender made by individuals who, coerced or not, must abandon the feeling of security given by a home, and experience, maybe, the fear of a body projected towards a space of infinite possibilities, created by the lack of physical or identity “walls”, serving as containing, defining limits.