What are the most authentic joys and worst traps of trans-disciplines? Two personalities, both disrespecting the boundaries between architecture, art, and scientific and humanistic knowledge, were invited to discuss such a sensitive topic in the context of the third edition of Giorno per Giorno, a series of meetings and talks at various locations across Turin. This video is the first part of the conversation between Stefano Boeri and Ute Meta Bauer that took place on Saturday, 23 June, at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin. The second part is after the jump.
The Giorno per Giorno initiative, sponsored by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and now in its third year, has grown into a full-fledged festival of contemporary culture; starting with art, it weaves together different realms of the humanities and sciences: architecture, literature, music, physics, astronomy, mathematics, film, and design.
This year’s programme, curated by novelist and essayist Gianluigi Ricuperati, is titled “From Eternity to Here” (after an important study by American physicist Sean Carroll) and includes concerts, seminars, workshops, projections, and conversations with major international figures: artists, curators and art experts, scientists, architects, writers, designers, musicians, and filmmakers. Ten days of infinite curiosity, bringing the world’s greatest minds to Turin in order to tackle complex, stimulating questions, in an exploration that relies on all the different angles of different fields of knowledge.
Friday, 29 June – 6.30 pm
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Vincenzo Latronico / Marc-olivier Wahler
Saturday, 30 June – 8 pm
Accademia Delle Scienze
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews Gillo Dorfles, Piero Gilardi, Dimitar Sasselov, Taryn Simon
Stefano Boeri is a Milan-based architect. Since September 2007, Boeri is editor-in-chief of the magazine “Abitare”; from 2004 to 2007 he was editor-in-chief of “Domus” magazine. Professor of Urban Design at the Milan Polytechnic, he is currently Cultural Councillor of the City of Milan.
Ute Meta Bauer is an associate professor and founding director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology in Cambridge (USA). For more than two decades, Bauer has worked as curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video, and sound, with a focus on transdisciplinary formats. She was co-curator of Documenta 11, and the artistic director of the 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art. In September 2012 she takes up the position of Dean of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London (UK).
Amedeo Balbi and Christoph Keller
Wednesday, 20 June
Castello di Rivoli
Amedeo Balbi is one of the most significant names on the new Italian scientific scene as well as a great popularizer, a singular combination of qualified research and teaching. In the context of Italy’s most important museum of contemporary art, the scientist encounters the works on exhibition, creating an imaginary yet very concrete dialogue with Christoph Keller, a German artist who continually juxtaposes the barbed path of critical and curatorial reflection with a creative research, influenced by a scientific-exoteric curiosity.
Ryan & Trevor Oakes and Matteo Pericoli
Friday, 22 June
PAV – Parco d’Arte Vivente
Ryan and Trevor Oakes – the extraordinary twin artists originally from West Virginia, inventors of a way to represent space and the landscape that could be the first great invention since the times of perspective – concoct a lesson-seminar that is open to a public of all ages together with Matteo Pericoli, one of the great talents of the “thinking drawing” active today in all latitudes, collaborator of the New Yorker and the New York Times.