3 September 2022



Open Studio

The fellows of Villa Romana 2022 open their studios

Haure Madjid, Jasmina Metwaly, Neda Saeedi with Setareh Shahbazi, Alexander Skorobogatov

Giorgio Griffa: Uniseparati

Sala Giardino
Sights & Glimpses: Jasmina Metwaly, Anne Schülke, Driss Ouadahi, Rahel Gubari, Massimo Ricciardo

Entrance patio:
CUICUOCUA, Tutto a 300€
CUICUOCUA is a production of objects activated by a group of artists, free of stylistic, practical and methodological constraints. A single price has been set, eliminating any valuation parameter. Small or large, unique or serial, fragile or durable, all objects are sold at €300.

Tea house:
Katia Giuliani, Quick solutions to avoid madness (Soluzioni rapide per evitare la follia), 2019 – 2022, videoperformances.
Quick solutions to avoid madness is a series of short videos, recorded live and then edited, of personal 'first aid' methods, techniques that Katia Giuliani activates in just a few minutes when she needs to rapidly improve her physical and mental condition to deal with an awkward event. Quick exercises, magic actions designed to break down mental patterns and transform anger, disappointment, sadness, obsession and disappointment into reconciliation, forgiveness, and acceptance.


5.30 p.m.
A guided tour with Angelika Stepken

6.30 p.m. Olive tree in the field
Radio Papesse, Bagni Lucia, Ascolti di fine estate dall'Italia e dal mondo, with works by Daria Corrias, Cosmin Nicolae
Listening sessions, 60’
Bagni Lucia is a sound immersion which, over the course of two live appointments, will invite the public into a mobile and en plein air radio studio for a series of guided listening sessions and the discovery of audio narratives from Italy and the world

7.00 p.m. Pavilion
Mireia c. Saladrigues, Into Sugar We Could Have Turned Performance, 45'
What does a hammer blow to a Michelangelo sculpture tell us about our relationship with the masterpiece (and with art)? What sources of information, other than archives and individuals, frees up an act of iconoclasm? How did scientific restorers extract data from the David's fragments? How do we accommodate the mate-reality of (marble) dust? Does it become a testimony to the attack? In a performative exhibition Mireia c. Saladrigues will activate documents, narratives and other materials, navigating between history, institutional archives, narrative, autobiography, and geology.

7.45 p.m. Entrance Patio
CUICUOCUA, dargento nozze, music by Gioacchino Turù & Vanessa V. Performance, 10'
Silver wedding celebration with the possibility of purchasing the gift on the wedding list provided by the bride and groom.

8.00 p.m. Back of the Villa
Discours Synthétique (Saint Petersburg)
VJ set, 40’
Discours Synthétique is a project by Viktor Kudryashov rethinking the aesthetics of the French synth wave of the 80s, inserting elements of noise, art punk and techno into the classic cold sound. In his tracks, French vocals, minimalistic synthesizers and classic drum machines coexist with garage guitar samples, rhythmic noise and industrial techno.

8.00 – 9.00 p.m. around the Magnolia

9.00 p.m. Olive Grove
Radio Papesse, Bagni Lucia, Ascolti di fine estate dall'Italia e dal mondo, with works by Kate Donovan
Listening sessions with projection, 60’

9.00 p.m. Back of the Villa
HAMAG (Cairo - Warsaw)
VJ set, 40’
Mohamed Gawad (GUDA) & Karolina Pawelczyk Multisyllabulbul - DJ collective –

9.30 p.m. Roof top
Alessandro Rauschmann, Lacrima (Rina), 2021
Performance, 40’
The performance consists of a performer sitting motionless on a chair and a drip stand with two hanging vacuum infusion bottles filled with water. The performance ends when the infusion bottles are empty.

10.00 p.m. Back of the Villa
p a l e (Berlin)
VJ set, 40’ p a l e consists of Alex Kwessi and Aida Sen. This electronic music group from Berlin celebrates heartbreak and joy with humour and dark soul. Their deep harmonies and howling vocals channel the unknown.

Free entry