ENG – ITA
THE ITALIAN JOB is a series of conceptual artworks (“jobs”) that intends to highlight the hidden structures behind themes such as originality, legality, artistic legitimization, collective processes, digital labor and the relationship between artists and curators in the age of the Internet. The title is an homage to the Italian Theory, which is a political philosophy rooted in collective processes and theoretical practice.
THE ITALIAN JOB – Job n.1, embarrassment party. I was selected for a digital artist residency program on the topic of cloud computing called embarrassment party, conceived and led by Marii Nyröp. My project consisted of stealing the entire residency program plus the eleven artworks by seven international artists created for it. With curatorial texts by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti and Marii Nyröp.
THE ITALIAN JOB – Job n.2, An-Archiving Game. I created an exhibition based on photographs from the FBI Archive of stolen artworks as an animated .gif for the Widget Art Gallery. I also sold my original copies using an experimental open source platform that proposes an online decentralized network for peer to peer commerce that has no fees, no intermediaries, uses BitCoins and cannot be censored. With curatorial texts by Monica Bosaro and Emma Stanisic.
- AMRO – Art Meets Radical Openess, Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture, Behind the Smart World, curated by KairUs, Linz, Austria
- THE WRONG, New Digital Art Biennale, Homeostasis Pavillion, curated by Julia Borges Araña and Guilherme Brandão, online exhibition
- (Online Solo Exhibition) THE ITALIAN JOB – Job n.2, An-Archiving Game, exhibition at WAG Widget Art Gallery and auction with OpenBazaar, curated by Monica Bosaro and Emma Stanisic
- THE ITALIAN JOB – Job n.1, embarrassment_party, curated by Marii Nyröp and Lucrezia Calabrò, online and physical exhibition at Amherst College, MA, US
The first Italian Job was supported by the Five College Digital Humanities Project (MA), US and Andrew Mellon Foundation through the embarrassment party online residency program.
“Italian Theory and The Art of Trolling”
by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti. (eng)
by Marii Nyrop, 2014. (eng)
“ITALIANS ON THE JOB: Inside and Outside an Anarchival Impulse”
by Monica Bosaro, 2014. (eng)
“A Question of Stealing?”
by Emma Stanisic, 2014. (eng)
“Un’opera creata digitalmente con immagini di opere rubate…realmente”
interview by Andrea Bruciati, 2014. (ita)
“An art fair where the physical plane meets the new, digital flesh”
“The Wrong New Digital Art Biennial Brings Together The Best Of The Net”
“Explore an Extraterrestrial Dimension of New Media Art”
“Nueva, híbrida y… equivocada”
“The Wrong: una bienal de arte que no tiene nada de “equivocada”
“Launching the Largest Digital Biennale in the World on Shoestring Budget: An interview with David Quiles Guillo”
“Llevarán el arte a sus manos”
“The Wrong Biennale”
“Review: The Wrong Biennale”
“A Deep Dive into Digital Art”
“The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennale”
“Glitch art at the New Digital Art Biennale: The first online-only art biennale is live. Interface with our highlights today”