Carlo Zanni
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BIO
Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000's his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time based social consciousness experiences investigating our life. He lives far from the worldliness of the art world while showing and screening his projects in venues worldwide including: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.
He founded "People From Mars" http://www.PeopleFromMars.org to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
http://www.zanni.org
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Videos, New Media & Sound Art

PICK A FORMAT
Free, Pay-per-View, Download or Physical Edition

YOU PAY
Almost Nothing !

WE SHARE
70% to the Artist, 10% to the Service & 20% to the People

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EVENT

"Cinema Zanni" by Bill Horrigan is online at DARE magazine


Dates:
Wed Sep 19, 2012 16:50 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

This is a long essay on my practice written by Bill Horrigan* and appeared on DARE Magazine #4

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"Cinema Zanni"

The Rotterdam International Film Festival intermittently collaborates with the city’s other cultural institutions to develop and have on view simultaneously with the festival a variety of visual arts exhibitions illuminating in some fashion the preoccupations of the festival itself. That festival, such as it is, unspools officially within the confines of conventional cinema venues: commercial and non-commercial works seen via projection, before a paying, seated audience. Occasionally, there’ll be a spectacle-like twist; in 2009, for example, the festival included three short films projected at night on the facades of high-rises in the city center.

As I’ve written elsewhere (“Off Screen,” Artforum, April 2009, pp. 91-92), Rotterdam’s festival has a tradition of having cinema seen as a practice with ‘expanded’ aspirations, and for the most part those variations have been found within gallery exhibitions. In 2009, the single most resonant piece of cinema I saw at the festival was not technically “in” the festival at all, but was within one of those parallel exhibitions, a very short work by Carlo Zanni (b. 1975), on view in the TENT gallery space as part of a group show entitled Aspect Ratio, conceived by Belgian curator Edwin Carels.

Read more: http://blog.daremag.de/2011/07/cinema-zanni/

*Bill Horrigan is Curator at Large at Wexner Center for the Arts, and Founding Director of the Media Arts Program.

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Good Thoughts, Good Things.

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On Pay-Per-View Net Art: an Interview with Carlo Zanni by Pau Waelder


Dates:
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:55 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

On Pay-Per-View Net Art: an Interview with Carlo Zanni by Pau Waelder

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ETC Revue de l’art actuel, nº 95
http://www.etcmontreal.com/
Feb-May, 2012
Montréal, Canadá
Págs. 45-46

Read the full interview here:
http://www.erudit.org/culture/etc1073425/etc019/65952ac.html?vue=resume

Intro:

In the mid-1990s, when artists first started to explore what could be done in the World Wide Web, they soon realized that it would become not just a canvas but a medium in itself. Internet art was born as a sort of neo-avantgarde movement, whose name incorporated the famous dot that denoted its allegiance to computer culture instead of art history. Consequently, when artists Natalie Bookchin and Alexei Shulgin wrote the manifesto Introduction to net.art (1994-1999), they declared the independence of this art from any institution and saw the Internet as “a medium for production, publication, distribution, promotion, dialogue, consumption and critique”. It seemed, then, that it would be possible for an artist to break free from the traditional art system, bypass the gallery and the museum and directly reach his or her audience and, eventually, collectors.

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The dot-com bubble burst brought many utopian ideas about the Internet to an abrupt end, and the initial interest that museums and collectors had for this new kind of art faded off some years later, but neither the Internet nor net art had lost any of its potential. The web 2.0 introduced new ways of distributing and consuming content online, and new forms of artistic creation began to emerge, along with new ideas about selling net-based artworks.

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One of the most prolific artists to create Internet art while exploring forms of selling his work in the art market is Carlo Zanni (La Spezia, Italy, 1975) [2]. Early in his career, he initiated a research on creating a market for net art by organizing a three day chat based discussion under the title “P2P_$: Peer to Peer $elling Processes for net_things” (2002), with the participation of a large number of artists and curators. Later on, he created Altarboy (2003), “a portable server-sculpture containing a network based art work that can be sold.” Since then, he has developed a series of net-based art projects in which he has maintained an interesting balance between object and process, public and private, owning and sharing. His latest work, My Country is a Living Room (2011) [3], is a short poem generated online using Google Scribe that takes the form of a print-on-demand book and a pay-per-view net art piece. Is this the end of net art for free?

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In the following interview, Carlo Zanni exposes his thoughts about selling net art to the people and outlines some of his strategies to develop a market for an art that once claimed its own temporary autonomous zone.

Pau Waelder
http://www.pauwaelder.com/

Independent art critic and curator. His recent projects include the exhibitions Extimacy. Art, intimacy and technology (Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2011), Habitat (Urbanea, 2011), Colmena (Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, 2010), as well as lectures at Art Futura Festival (Bilbao, 2011) and CCCB Lab (Barcelona, 2012).
Consulting professor in postgraduate courses on Digital Culture at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), he is also editor of the Media Art section at art.es magazine (Spain), contributing writer at ETC Magazine (Canada), editor and writer at the blog Arte Cultura e Innovación and art critic at Diari de Balears. He also regularly writes texts for books on contemporary art and digital culture.

[1] 1 Natalie Bookchin and Alexei Shulgin, Introduction to net.art (1994-1999). http://www.easylife.org/netart/

[2] http://www.zanni.org

[3] Carlo Zanni. my country is a Living Room. http://mycountryisalivingroom.com

Read the full interview here:
http://www.erudit.org/culture/etc1073425/etc019/65952ac.html?vue=resume



EVENT

Gap - Generazioni a confronto - Festival di videoarte


Dates:
Wed Mar 07, 2012 18:00 - Fri Mar 09, 2012

Location:
Rome, Italy

Dal 7 al 9 marzo 2012 dalle 18:00 alle 20:00 si terrà presso il MAXXI Base la rassegna di videoarte “Gap-Generazioni a confronto” promossa da Federculture, con il sostegno della Regione Lazio, in collaborazione con il MAXXI e curata da Micol Di Veroli e Giovanna Sarno.

Il costante progresso della tecnologia ha introdotto nella cultura popolare un nuovo sistema semiotico sorretto da nuove regole, che di fatto hanno cambiato il nostro modo di concepire ideologie, estetiche e politiche sociali. L’elevata velocità a cui viaggiano immagini, informazioni e concetti ha permesso il superamento di barriere e confini sia geografici che fisici e mentali, contribuendo a creare ciò che oggigiorno si definisce società globale o multimediale.

Tutti questi elementi, virtualmente alla portata di tutti, sono però difficili da raggiungere e spesso alcune generazioni si trovano tagliate fuori da processi tecnologici e di trasformazione sociale.
L’arte rappresenta una grande piattaforma di informazione e confronto, il mondo della creatività è inoltre una delle primissime realtà che ha fatto largo uso delle nuove tecnologie, dei new media e delle nuove piattaforme multimediali.
Il progetto Gap-Generazioni a confronto si pone quindi l’obiettivo di evidenziare le differenze generazionali, culturali e identitarie. Tali limiti e possibilità saranno evidenziati dal potere mediale ed immaginifico della video arte, mezzo che più di ogni altro riesce a comunicare sensazioni ed emozioni in movimento e che può fare uso dei più attuali mezzi tecnologici per esprimere a pieno la creatività dell’artista.
Durante l’evento, oltre alle proiezioni video, si svolgeranno momenti di dibattito e confronto con gli artisti, i curatori e il pubblico. L’8 marzo, seconda giornata del Festival, sarà dato particolare rilievo alle videoartiste per celebrare la Festa della Donna.

La rassegna sarà aperta mercoledì 7 marzo dai saluti istituzionali di Pio Baldi – Presidente MAXXI;
Roberto Grossi – Presidente di Federculture; Fabiana Santini – Assessore Arte Sport e Politiche Giovanili Regione Lazio. Interverrà anche Francesco Casetti, Professor, Film Studies Program, Humanities Program Università di Yale, che presenterà i risultati principali della ricerca “L’arte al tempo dei media”.

ARTISTI

Bianco-Valente
Masbedo
Anita Calà
Stefano Cagol
Joan Jonas
Rosa Jijon
Susan Kleinberg
Sandro Mele
Daniela Perego
Fabrizio Plessi
Daniele Puppi
Arash Radpuor
Guendalina Salini
Studio Azzurro
Carlo Zanni

PROGRAMMA

7 marzo

Ore 18.00 – Saluti delle autorità
Pio Baldi – Presidente MAXXI
Fabiana Santini – Assessore Arte Sport e Politiche Giovanili Regione Lazio*
Roberto Grossi – Presidente di Federculture
Francesco Casetti – Università di Yale – Umanities Program e Film Studies Program

Ore 18.30 – Proiezione video

Studio Azzurro, Striaz, 2006, 4’48’’
Arash Radpuor, Senza titolo, 2012, 4’
Daniele Puppi, Zero, 2009, 3’33’’
Carlo Zanni, My country is a Living Room, 2011, 4’
Pietro Ruffo, Freedom and its desease, 2010, 10’40″
Sandro Mele, Working poor, 2011, 6’25’’

Ore 19.00 – Le curatrici e Bruno Di Marino intervistano Daniele Puppi, Pietro Ruffo e Arash
Radpour.

8 marzo

La videoarte festeggia le donne
Ore 18.00 – Proiezione video

Joan Jonas, Melancholia, 2004, 5’, Courtesy Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano
Guendalina Salini, In-Visibile, 2011, 4’, Courtesy Ex Elettrofonica, Roma
Rosa Jijon, Kika, 2007, 3’30’’
Daniela Perego, Matrimonio 2009, 6′
Anita Calà, Anita c., 2012, 3′.56”

Ore 19.00 – Le curatrici intervistano le artiste Rosa Jijon, Daniela Perego e Anita Calà.
Omaggio a tutte le visitatrici

9 marzo

Ore 18.00 – Proiezione video

Fabrizio Plessi, Project of the world, 16’55’’
Bianco-Valente, Sulla Pelle, 2010, 4’22’’
Masbedo, 11:45:03, 2004, 11’45’’, Courtesy Galleria Pack, Milano
Susan Kleinberg, Tierra sin males, 2011, 3′
Stefano Cagol, EVOKE PROVOKE (THE BORDER), 2011, 18’

Ore 19.00 – Le curatrici e Marco Tonelli intervistano Fabrizio Plessi e Bianco-Valente.