TALK: CURATOR FILIPPO MAGGIA IN CONVERSATION WITH

ARTISTS TOMMASO FISCALETTI AND NIC GROBLER

 

The Appearance

supported by the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town and the Italian Institute of Culture Pretoria

17 February 2024 17:00 – 18:30

MCSA 151 Longmarket Street , 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

THE APPEARANCE

curated by Filippo Maggia

 

Central Methodist Mission

16 February - 4 March, 2024

 

151 Longmarket St, Cape Town

Sundays Open Until 4pm

A4 - ART FOUNDATION - CAPE TOWN

Artist residency

 

8th of Nov - 5th of December 2023

 

 

 

CROSSING 

Da Klimt a Basilé, da Sironi a Bauermeister

 

curated by Ilaria Bignotti

 

From the 12th of October 2023 to the 18th of January 2024

CUBO Torre Unipol, CUBO Porta Europa, Bologna, IT

 

The project is curated by Ilaria Bignotti and returns to the public a careful and rigorous selection of Heritage works, both of recent acquisition and historic, highlights unprecedented relationships between even distant languages, whose forms and visions, however, always echo the fundamental and founding values of the company: it crosses the atlantes of the history of art, it retraces a ten-year history of experimentation and dialogues, it does not pretend to be complete or organic – the Heritage works derive from a previous history of various collections and acquisitions, the recently produced works added to the collections are intended to tell the story of the current art scene by embodying the company's values – but it has the enthusiasm of being a potentially open, dynamic, even critically diverse exhibition. The exhibition itinerary is thematic: Experimentation, Empathy, Engagement, Protection, Sharing, Change, Vision, sections whose themes can, of course, make us recognise not only the founding principles of CUBO, but also, above all, the values that are universal and shared in civilised societies, values that artists have been able to transmit down to us throughout the centuries of art history; values of which the paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations on show today are mercurial messengers.

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Il percorso, curato da Ilaria Bignotti, raccoglie 22 lavori di artisti moderni e contemporanei Klimt, Basilé, Sironi, Bauermeister, con l’obiettivo di rileggere il patrimonio del Museo in maniera non storicistica, evidenziando i valori che le opere condividono con la sua identità, la sua mission e i suoi messaggi fondamentali. Dieci anni di CUBO- afferma la curatrice - è un modo per tirare le fila di un percorso, è un modo per lanciare nuove sfide. È un modo per disegnare una mappa, o meglio un atlante, di forme che sono approdate e anche salpate dai porti operosi del Museo; è un momento per porre ben saldi, sulla carta e negli spazi espositivi, le pietre miliari e i crocevia dei linguaggi artistici che CUBO ha accolto e contaminato con amorevole cura e protezione. L’itinerario di visita non terrà conto di mezzi e caratteristiche delle opere, ma si concentrerà sul loro contenuto articolandosi per nuclei di senso, valicando confini di genere e interessandosi principalmente ai temi trattati.

 

Il percorso espositivo, organizzato per temi, prende il via dalla Torre Unipol. Qui il visitatore troverà tre sezioni: Sperimentazione (con le opere di Mary Bauermeister, Francesca Pasquali, Scuola Napoletana, Alessandro Lupi), Empatia (Gaetano Previati e Luigi Conconi, Silvia Margaria, Angelo Marinell, Filippo De Pisis, Quayola), Confronti (Mario Sironi, Giovan Battista Langetti). In Porta Europa, si dividerà in quattro sezioni: Protezione (Anna Di Prospero, Tommaso Fiscaletti), Condivisione (Jacop Ferdinand Voet, Vania Comoretti, Matilde Piazzi), Mutamento (Giacomo Costa, Ettore Frani), Visione (Gustav Klimt, Matteo Basilé, Tania Brassesco e Lazlo Passi Norberto, Ignazio Stern).

 

 

THE OBJECTS

curated by Sean O'Toole

 

from the 6th of July, 2023

Under Projects, Cape Town 

 

The Objects is a group exhibition of sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, film and other enigmatic objects. Curated by Sean O’Toole, the exhibition features work by Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Paul Edmunds, Luca Evans, Tommaso Fiscaletti & Nic Grobler, Hannah Fleishman, Douglas Gimberg, Gabrielle Guy, Virginia MacKenny, Thato Makatu, Warren Maroon, Daniella Mooney, Matty Roodt, Jonah Sack, Micha Serraf, Ben Stanwix, Simon Stone, Sarah Thomas, Atang Tshikare, Michael Tymbios and other artists.

 

LA FORMA INVISIBILE

La Fotografia come scoperta tra realtà e rappresentazione. 

 

Workshop con Tommaso Fiscaletti

ACCA Fotografia

 

24- 25 Giugno 2023

Palazzo Bisaccioni, Jesi, IT

Tutte le info per partecipare al link

DE ARTE, Volume 52, Issue 2

"The Attempt To Be Here Now: storying time through a virtual audiovisual archive"

by Larita Engelbrecht (Online)

January 2023

 

HEMELLIGGAAM OR THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW

by TOMMASO FISCALETTI AND NIC GROBLER - FARNESINA COLLECTION

The two photographs:

Telescopes, Telescope Shop, Brakpan, Gauteng  

7 skies #6, N1 near Matjesfontein, Western Cape 

now part of the Farnesina Collection (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Rome

December 2022

E-FLUX Journal # 131

Fascist Sunbathing and the Decolonization of Architectural Memory

Nicola Perugini and Tommaso Fiscaletti (Print + Online)

November 2022

ANTINOMIE

Bagni di sole fascisti. Note per una installazione

di Nicola Perugini e Tommaso Fiscaletti (Online)

4th of October 2022

LA QUADRIENNALE DI ROMA - Panorama

Studio visit di Angel Moya Garcia a Tommaso Fiscaletti (Online)

27th of Sept 2022

RAI Italia - Italia con voi 

Interview 

19th of April 2022

CUORI A KABUL (collection of poetry)

out on 26th of October

or preorders at Graphe Edizioni

 

'All the proceeds of this book, which includes six of my poems, 

will go to the humanitarian organization Emergency.'

 

Cuori a Kabul, curated by Pietro Fratta, Graphe edizioni, Perugia, IT 2021

 

OUR GHOSTS WERE ONCE PEOPLE

out August 2021

 

Thank you to Hedley Twidle for relating his remarkable essay 'THE GREAT DYING'

to our picture: ZEBRAS AND THE OLD VAN DE GRAAF ACCELERATOR, ITHEMBA LABS, CAPE TOWN (from Nic Grobler and me)

This work has been published amongst other interesting essays on 'OUR GHOSTS WERE ONCE PEOPLE'

edited by Bongani Kona. Out Now.

 

"The zebra/quaggas can sometimes be spotted in the scrub on the road reserve, their hindquarters less stripy and more russet, as if someone has lightly smudged them with an eraser." (205: 2021)

 

Twidle H. 2021, Our Ghosts Were Once People, edited by Bongani Kona, Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London.

 

CUBICLE SERIES

 

THE SHIP 

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

HEMELLIGGAM OR THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW

 

2 - 15 August 2021 (Extended to 21 August)

EVERARD READ GALLERY CAPE TOWN

NETWERK 24 

(Online) 07th April 2021 (Afrikaans)

THE HOLE

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

25th February - 25th April 2021

PRETORIA ART MUSEUM, PRETORIA

XVI Giornata del Contemporaneo (Italian Contemporary Art Day) 2020

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

Presents

 

'MUSIC FROM THE MIRROR'

A VIRTUAL SOUND EXPERIENCE, COMPOSED AND PERFORMED by ALESSANDRO GIGLI

5th of December 2020

'THE MIRROR'

A TRIBUTE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

27th October - 25th November 2020

The Old Granary, Cape Town  + VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

 

Video Presentation

LATITUDES

Tommaso Ficaletti and Nic Grobler

Online, August 2020

FIGHT ART

curated by Ilaria Bignotti

 

CUBO Unipol Museum, Bologna

06 July-10 Oct 2020

fight art

 

DOUBLE INTERVIEW

 

DOMUS

(Online) 28th of June, 2020 (Ita/Eng)

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW (CHAPTER TWO) - Virtual Exhibition

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

28th of May - 28th of July

LINK TO THE EXHIBITION AND REMINDER SERVICE

chaptertwo.hemelliggaam.com

GE/2019, BOILING PROJECTS

curated by Filippo Maggia

 

FONDAZIONE OELLE,

ex Chiesa del Carmine / Palazzo duchi di Santo Stefano,  Taormina, Siciliy, IT

 

22 February - 26 April, 2020

 

 

DA GUARENE ALL' ETNA, BOILING PROJECTS

FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO, Guarene

 

Hemelliggaam or the Attempt To Be Here Now

Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler

 

21 Sep - 17 Nov 2019

MAIL & GUARDIAN, part II

Online Interview, 04 Aug 2019

MAIL & GUARDIAN FRIDAY (COVER) 

+ Online 12 July, 2019 

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW (CHAPTER ONE)

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

Curated by FILIPPO MAGGIA

 

Carnarvon Museum and

Kareeberg Library, Carnarvon, Northern Cape 

 

May - Aug 2019

222 ARTISTI EMERGENTI SU CUI INVESTIRE 2019

Exibart, February 2019

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW (CHAPTER ONE)

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

Curated by FILIPPO MAGGIA

 

South African Astronomical Observatory Sutherland and

Sutherland Planetarium

 

Nov 2018 - May 2019

IAF BASEL FESTIVAL 2018

1st - 16th september 2018, Basel CH

 

KLYNTJI 

7th July, 2018

EXIBART

4th July 2018

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 

14th June 2018

CAP PRIZE, THE CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE - WINNER

 

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER 

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW (CHAPTER ONE)

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

Curated by FILIPPO MAGGIA

 

Iziko South African Museum and Company's Garden, Cape Town

08th March - 22nd April 2018

GUARDIAN 

16th April 2018

HEMELLIGGAAM or THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW (CHAPTER ONE)

TOMMASO FISCALETTI and NIC GROBLER

 

NIGHT SCREENING

With sounds by ALESSANDRO GIGLI

VOGUE ITALIA 

27th March, 2018

EXIBART 

9th March, 2018

"Hemelliggaam or The Attempt to be Here Now", the Website 

November 2017

Working on

"HEMELLIGGAAM OR THE ATTEMPT TO BE HERE NOW" 

a project by Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler.

 

Western and Northern Cape, South Africa, 2016 - 2018

 

follow the project on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 

October 2016 (online)

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 

July 2016

"BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM"

TOMMASO FISCALETTI

 

curated by Guido Cabib

 

Santa Maria Della Scala Museum Siena,

6th May - 20th June 2016

Cape Town Art Fair, SMITH studio, booth A8

19th-21st february 2016, International Convention Center, Cape town

 

INCANDESCENT (Cover)

Issue nine, February 01, 2016

"BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM" 

PRESENTATION EVENT

 

special guest: Anna Maria Gentili

(Researcher and Professor of History and Istitutions of Sub-Saharan African Countries)

 

26th november 2015, CuBO Unipol Bologna

 

 

"IL FUTURO CHE E' STATO"

Group show (Diego Bianchi, Nicola di Caprio, Tommaso Fiscaletti,  Giorgio Milano, Matteo Sanna)

curated by Guido Cabib

 

5th-8th November 2015, The Others Fair, Turin

PRIVATE

October 24, 2015

"BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM"

Tommaso Fiscaletti

 

 text by Filippo Maggia

 

CUBO Unipol Bologna

23rd October 2015 - 16th January 2016 

 

ESPOARTE

October 23, 2015

THIS IS AFRICA  

October 23, 2015 

ARTRIBUNE

October, 2015 

"BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM"

TOMMASO FISCALETTI

3rd of June 2015, Italian National day 

National Library of South Africa, Cape Town 

ESPOARTE 

May 21, 2015

Visi Magazine, May 13, 2015

 

 

ESPOARTE

May 12, 2015

"BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM"

Tommaso Fiscalett

 

7th - 30th may, 2015,  Harrington House,  Cape Town 

"Between Home and Wisdom" 

7th may 2015, Opening at Harrington house, Cape Town

 Art South Africa, May 6, 2015

 

The venue, Harrington street, Cape town : "Between Home and Wisdom" exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

POSI+TIVE Magazine, April 6, 2015

 

Between 10and5 , March 30, 2015

 

  

PRIVATE Photo Review, March 21, 2015

 

"Between Home and Wisdom" on KICKSTARTER, if you like,  pledge your support here, Thank you 

 

 

Landscape Stories, Ls 18, Family, 2015

 

 

"Between Home and Wisdom" backstage in Dunoon.

 

 SuperMassiveBlackHole, issue 18, 2014

 

Mahala Magazine, october 28, 2014

 

Between 10and5, october 14, 2014

 

 

SA Creatives, august 14, 2014

 

"OGNI COSA E' UN CRIMINE IMMOBILE",

Group show (Rowan Corkill, Tommaso Fiscaletti, Giulia Marchi, Noemi Montanaro, Svetlana Ostapovici,

Michail Bugalski, Mustafa Sabbagh, Matteo Sanna, Lapo Simeoni).

curated by Guido Cabib

 

08th-10th november, 2013, The Others Fair, Turin

 

Excerpt Magazine, issue # 6, 2013

 

Private Photo Review, october 4, 2013

 

 

New Landscape Photography, october 2, 2013

 

The Artist Compendium  ("The Persistence of Wishes", Leaflood SoloShow, Milan 2013)

 Night Screening  ("The Persistence of Wishes", Leaflood SoloShow, Milan 2013)

 

"THE PERSISTENCE OF WISHES", Leaflood (Tommaso Fiscaletti & Alice Marrollo)  SoloShow,

curated by Roberto Mutti

 

4th-20th april, 2013, Milan

 


Private Photo Review, april 2, 2013

 

On "The Persistence of Wishes" backstage, with Alice Marrollo and Fabio Cravarezza.  

 

PHOTISSIMA ART FAIR, Turin, 08-10/11, 2012

with The Format Gallery

 

 

Excerpt magazine, issue #04, 2012 

 

Lenscratch , Americana Exhibition, july 4, 2012

 

FOTOFEVER,

11th-13th december, 2011 Paris

with Changing Role Gallery

 

F FOR FAKE, collective exhibition

curated by Massimo Sgroi

 

30rd september, 2011

 

MIA FAIR,

13rd-14th may, 2011, Milan

with Maelstrom art Gallery

BIENNALE DI ALESSANDRIA,

curated by Francesca Baboni and Stefano Taddei

 

14th april-13th july, 2011, Alessandria

 


L'Espresso, march 11, 2011 

 

 ALL OVER ME, Tommaso Fiscaletti SoloShow,

curated by 3/3 (Chiara Capodici & Fiorenza Pinna)

 

10th march-23th april, 2011, Milan

 

Hippolyte Bayard, march 3, 2011

 

CHI-BO  Group show

(Ye Tao, He Bin, Wang Xiaofei, Wei yi, Mei yi, Antonella Cinelli, Matteo Nannini, Nicola Delvigo 

Thomas Weuthen, Tommaso Fiscaletti, Anton Solomoukha, Kimiko Yoshida)

curated by Angela Memola and Xin Fu

 

29th January-20st february, 2011, Bologne/Shangai