Fourth artistic residency program MigrArt In Residence in Lignano Sabbiadoro and Pesariis, from 1 to 7 October 2023
MigrArt In Residence is the fourth Contemporary Art Residency program organized by the Associazione Menti Libere with the support of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region and in collaboration with the Municipality of Lignano and other bodies and associations of the regional territory and neighboring Slovenia. The Association, active for ten years in the field of social promotion through participatory art, aims to create creative projects that deseasonalize the Adriatic town of Lignano. The residence was created to culturally stimulate and raise awareness of a seaside community that, outside the crowded summer season, lives under the banner of a bare creative and aggregative environment. The goal of the short residency that will take place from 2 al 7 October in Lignano is to stimulate a reflection on the dichotomous reality of Lignano but also to encourage the equally difficult meeting between young emerging artists, established artists on the national scene and the host territory.
In fact, they will be Michele Bazzana, Ryts Monet and Kristian Sturi, the three Friulian artists, now consolidated at national level, called to set up the collective exhibition with their works and to play the role of tutor for the six emerging artists under 30 selected after an open call. The selected artists of the edition 2023 they will in fact be Claudia Amatruda, Valentina Bobbo, Luigi Chiapolino, Erica Londero, Cosimo and the Austrian Simon Reitman who will work in the suggestive temporary atelier of Terrazza Mare.
Under the watchful eye of curator Eva Comuzzi, the three main artists will accompany the young artists for the week of residency in developing a reflection on the singular context in which they find themselves working, that of a seaside resort in transit from summer lights to winter hibernation. During the days of residence foreseen in Lignano from 2 al 7 of October, the organization will take care of carrying out short guided tours in some emblematic spaces of the seaside resort in order to offer artists a wider landscape and socio-cultural overview. In parallelo dal 1° ottobre si svolgerà il secondo programma della residenza artistico-esplorativa a Pesariis, in Carnia, with artist Anouk Chambaz, who will travel to Lignano for the final exhibition. The final exhibition will, as usual, be structured around a path including various spaces, institutional ones such as the Terrazza Mare but also more informal ones with great symbolic value such as some venues which remain vacant in the extra seasonal months.
Il 7 October at 18 it will be the moment of the inauguration in the presence of the curator and the artists. In March 2024 the summary catalog of all three past editions will also be published from 2021 to date.