Grand Tour with ECAL

Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
19/11 - 21/11/2021

Event

From Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November
Grand Tour with ECAL /University of Art and Design Lausanne
Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi / Atrium of Palazzo Grassi

ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in Switzerland is the guest of the 2021 edition of Grand Tour, the yearly appointment dedicated to sharing best practices, ideas and goals among museums and cultural institutions.

As part of the Palazzo Grassi Fall exhibition activities focused on the languages of performance, video art and photography, ECAL confronts scholars and the public of the Venetian universities on some ongoing research of the Swiss school, related to the reflection on video art between the 1960s and 1980s, the representation of the forms of youth in the visual arts and the relationship between text and image. Conferences, artist lessons and workshops are the different ways of transmitting knowledge that the Grand Tour wishes to offer as an opportunity for exchange and at the same time test as forms of knowledge production.

Download the synopses of the talks

Friday 19 November
2.30 pm – 3 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Introduction

Education Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana
Institutional welcome
Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director ECAL

3 pm – 5.30 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Practice-based research in the arts

Paola Nicolin (Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana) and Davide Fornari (ECAL) welcome and meet with representatives of other museums and the academic community of Venice
Q&A Annalisa Sacchi (Università Iuav di Venezia), Laura Pante (Università Iuav di Venezia), Marco Baravalle (Università Iuav di Venezia)
Talk in Italian with simultaneous interpretation in French.

6 pm – 7.30 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Figures and stories of youth

Conversation with Stéphanie Moisdon (ECAL) and Philippe Azoury (Vanity Fair France)
Moderata da / Moderated by / Modérée par Federico Nicolao (ECAL)
Talk in French with simultaneous interpretation in Italian.

Saturday 20 November
11 am – 12.30 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Phantom Power listening as a socio-political practice

Conversation with Thibault Walter (ECAL) and Salomé Voegelin
Q&A Francesco Bergamo (Università Iuav di Venezia), Teresa Masini (Università Iuav di Venezia)
Talk in English with simultaneous interpretation in Italian.

2 pm – 6 pm, Atrio di Palazzo Grassi
Words Form Language

Workshop led by Omnigroup (Leonardo Azzolini, Simon Mager)
Booking is mandatory here. Max 12 graphics and design students. The workshop is sold out.
Workshop in English.

2 pm – 6 pm, Punta della Dogana/Palazzo Grassi
Language Games

Workshop led by Simone C. Niquille (technoflesh) and Robin Bervini (ECAL)
Booking is mandatory here. Max participants with a creative background and proficiency with creative softwares and programming. Participants must have their own laptop.
Workshop in English.

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Behind the Scenes

Artist talk with Linda Fregni Nagler, presented by Federico Nicolao (ECAL)
Moderated by Davide Fornari (ECAL)
Talk in Italian.

Sunday 21 November
2.45 pm – 3.45 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Gestus I atto: Rifare il corpo

Screening of the work L38°11’13.32’N13°21, 4.44 E’’ by Luca Trevisani followed by a talk by Laura Lamonea (Video Sound Art) and Luca Trevisani (artist and professor Università Iuav di Venezia).
Talk in Italian.

The talk is cancelled. Unfortunately, due to urgent personal matters, Laura Lamonea and Luca Trevisani will not be able to take part in the conversation.

4 pm – 5.30 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Emergence of video art in Europe: 1960 - 1980

Conversation with François Bovier (ECAL) and Grégoire Quenault (Université Paris 8)
Moderated by Cécile Vulliemin (ECAL)
Q&A Maria Malvina Borgherini (Università Iuav di Venezia), Zapruder Filmmakers Group (Università Iuav di Venezia)
Talk in French with simultaneous interpretation in Italian.

Unfortunately, due to urgent personal matters, Grégoire Quenault will not be able to take part in the conversation.

6 pm – 7.30 pm, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Words Form Language concrete poetry and typography

Conversation with Catherine de Smet (Université Paris 8) and Simon Mager (ECAL)
Moderated by Davide Fornari (ECAL)
Talk in French with simultaneous interpretation in Italian.

How to attend
Free admission to the conferences.
Free participation to the workshop. Booking for the workshop is required online.
Please check here the safety guidelines to access the museum spaces and the Teatrino.

In collaboration with

This event is part of the 200th anniversary of ECAL (1821-2021)

Partners