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Tommaso Sacchi, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and Valentina Gensini dialogue with the artists of Base / Progetti per l’Arte, presenting a video and a series of posters donated by the artists to the Museo Novecento.
Marco Bagnoli, Vittorio Cavallini, Paolo Masi, Massimo Nannucci, Paolo Parisi, Remo Salvadori, Enrico Vezzi and Lorenzo Bruni will be present.
On the occasion of the project The Independent, which the MAXXI Museum in Rome has dedicated to Base in co-production with Museo Novecento and Estate Fiorentina 2016, the artists of the collective participate in a round table emphasizing the “dialogical” nature of the BASE project. The meeting will be an opportunity to present a video of documentation that traces the eighteen years of activity of the independent non-profit space, from 1998 to today, and a series of posters made for the occasion by individual artists.
BASE / PROGETTI PER L’ARTE is an artist-run space animated by a collective of eleven founding artists: Mario Airò, Marco Bagnoli, Massimo Bartolini, Vittorio Cavallini, Yuki Ichihashi, Paolo Masi, Massimo Nannucci, Maurizio Nannucci, Paolo Parisi, Remo Salvadori, Enrico Vezzi.
BASE / PROGETTI PER L’ARTE has proposed since 1998 over seventy site-specific exhibitions of international artists with projects designed specifically for this purpose. At the same time, cycles of meetings, talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances have been realized with which to activate a reflection on the role of contemporary art, in dialogue with the city and its history, and on the modalities of self-determination beyond the coercions imposed by the art market and its system. The activity of BASE / PROJECTS FOR ART, promoted and supported by the founding artists with the coordination of Lorenzo Bruni, was also realized thanks to the contributions of: Regione Toscana, Fondazione Teseco per l’Arte, Pisa / Observatory for contemporary arts of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio, Florence / Premio Artisti per Frescobaldi, Florence / Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato / Estate Fiorentina 2016, Florence / Toscana Energia, Associazione BasexBase.
The meeting is one of the final events of Estate Fiorentina 2016 and is supported by Toscana Energia.