Curva Blu is INCURVA’s artist residency programme.
Curva Blu unfolds in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, on the Island of Favignana, a diverse natural environment, a territory of possible exploration and discovery.
The project aims to offer a place for artists who search a totally unique condition, where geographical, historical, and social characteristics can become sources of inspiration, base for experimentation, new dialogues and exchange. Since its inception, Curva Blu, focuses on a dialogue between the participating artists and the territory.
Tania Pérez Córdova, Strike, 2019, Installation View. Curva Blu Open studio, Favignana, 2019. Courtesy the artist and INCURVA. Photo: Ilaria Orsini
Francesco Pedraglio, Curva Blu Open studio, Favignana, 2019. Courtesy the artist and INCURVA. Photo: Ilaria Orsini
Dominque White, Untitled (work and title in progress), 2019. Curva Blu Open studio, Favignana, 2019. Courtesy the artist and INCURVA. Photo: Ilaria Orsini
Margherita Raso, Bizarre (research in progress), 2019. Curva Blu Open studio, Favignana, 2019. Courtesy the artist and INCURVA. Photo: Ilaria Orsini
The fourth iteration of Curva Blu, held in June and July 2019, employs the concept of dialogue as a dialectical form of encounter and exchange. For 2019, the recipients of the research grant are: Francesco Pedraglio (Italy), Tania Pérez Córdova (Mexico), Margherita Raso (Italy) and Dominique White (UK).
The artists will use the time offered on the island to research and deepen themes and processes already present in their work, whilst being contaminated by communal living and the territory. By using personal artistic processes and discourses as creative point of departure we wish to initiate new forms of artistic production focused on collaboration, encouraging also new critical perspectives and visions.
Curated by Marianna Vecellio and Attilia Fattori Franchini
“Fantastic gardens, hybrid creatures, bouquets of epiphytic stories, synthetic fragrances and mythological machines, but also colours, crystals, songs and infrasounds which could be intended for us humans as much as for our contemporaries: plants, animals, minerals, breaths and chemistries, waves and bacteria, are just some of the ingredients that make up the porous landscapes of this 15th Lyon Biennale.
The artist takes into consideration some well-known artists of the last decades, insinuating doubt into certain dominant narratives, forcing us to look differently at or adjust our focus on existing works. At Istituto Svizzero, Milan
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, artists like Cézanne and Matisse took up this motif to express evolving notions about the body, changing ideas about pleasure, one’s relationship to nature, and how the longing for the new (in art) potentially renews a broader and more inclusive understanding of what it means to live with or against societal changes. Greene Naftali, New York