UNIDEE Resident Shah Zaman has been awarded the illy CAN prize for 2012 with the following project:
“With the illy CAN prize the artist will initiate an Art projects based in the Thar Desert of Pakistan.
He will work with the children of a little village on a photography project for about one month. He will teach them photography and will also give them some equipment. In this village most of the children don’t get even a basic education because they have no school nearby, or they have to walk more than 15 kilometres through the desert to get to the nearest school. By selling the photos of this project, he’ll try to raise enough money to employ a school teacher for the village.
“lets talk about football and women” is a project by UNIDEE resident Ayman Alazraq he is arranging a football match with altered rules between the members of the CGIL (workers rights group of Biella) and the CNA (National Artisan Confederation) in Villaggio La Marmora (via Caviglia, Biella) at 19.30 on Monday 1st October – free admission – be there if you can!
“Focusing on the current social and economic situation in Biella and the influence of football on Italians has been at the heart of my project, which resulted in a football game being performed. I used this idea to bring people from different social contexts into direct interaction.” Ayman Alazraq
Alecia Neo doing in her words “bad Chinese writing”! she is currently working on 2 pieces: Made in Italy and Lessons with Mao
Meghna Singh works on objects for her work The Tomb of the Unidentified:
Karl Logge, practices archery for his forthcoming work The Target in Darkness:
Ayman Alazraq rips fabric in preparation for his forthcoming work Lets Talk about Football and Women:
To see more about these and other works by the residents of UNIDEE 2012, come to Cittadellarte, via Serralunga 27, Biella on 5 Oct 2012 from 6.00pm for our open studio day of keep checking into this blog!
UNIDEE resident Angela Henderson has been working on a site specific work in a now relocated artisanal bakers nearby Cittadellarte in Via Italia, part of her installation process involved opening up the now gutted premises and inviting the public to come and write their personal stories and anecdotes relating to bread.
Inno al Pane (Hymn to Bread) is a site specific installation and video work located in a former panificio. Activating cross-cultural narratives through the exchange of memories around bread-making, the value of human connection is centrally positioned. Angela Henderson
Life continues apace in the UNIDEE studio…and out…
YES ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN FOLKS! On 5 October UNIDEE IN PROGRESS will be opening up our studio spaces to the public alongside Cittadellarte’s annual exhibition Arte al Centro – A Life in Common, collective exhibition by Cittadellarte and STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen), ARTInRETI. Art Practices & Urban Transformation in Piedmont, curated by Cecilia Guida, Paolo Naldini, Juan Sandoval, Ri-partire dalla paglia, curated by n.o.v.a civitas and the Collezione FRAC Piemonte – Regional Contemporary Art Fund Memory and place disclosed, collective exhibition curated by Lucrezia Cipitelli. See you there!
UNIDEE became UNIDESCO for our one week stay in La Pigna, Sanremo, this August (20-27). We worked on this project with STEALTH.unlimited and were also greatly helped by a previous workshop with Borut Šeparović. The film below is a visual record of some of the things that happened…