RUFA and Fondazione smART- polo per l’arte are ready to cooperate together within the Bachelor of Arts in Painting course directed by the lecturer Fabrizio Dell’Arno, with the coordination of Emiliano Coletta. Two different meetings, in talk and workshop format, with Farid Rahimi for the realisation of a project in line with the teaching programme launched by the Academy.
The first appointment is set for 2 December at the Foundation’s headquarters in Crati Square in Rome. A few days later, on 16 December, RUFA headquarters in via degli Ausoni 7, in the heart of the San Lorenzo district, will welcome the protagonists of this interesting training project.
Talks and workshops
The two days will alternate between theoretical parts, dedicated to the study of the artist, and practical ones, addressed to a personal exploration.
The initiative is part of an in-depth study of the artist’s work, already present in the group show “Un giorno in casa”, curated by Davide Ferri and Saverio Verini, presented in the Foundation’s exhibition spaces and recently concluded.
The central point of the entire activity is the attempt to highlight and stimulate in the students a “conceptual” approach to painting, focusing on the procedures and process mechanisms that generate an image.
The intention is to identify personal starting points in the “discovery” of a “subject”, a “theme” to work on, and then to focus on personal arguments of a strongly “obsessive” nature.
Farid Rahimi was born in Lausanne in 1974 and lives and works in Milan. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including: “Un giorno in casa” curated by Davide Ferri and Saverio Verini, Fondazione smART – polo per l’arte, Rome (2021); “Empty Walls” curated by Davide Ferri, Galleria Marcolini, Forlì (2018); “Empty Walls Drawings” (Simon) – CLER, Milan (2018), Galleria Zero…, Ex Fabbrica Presbiterio, Milan (2007); “Studio Guenzani”, Milan (2006); “Fuoriclasse” curated by Luca Cerizza – GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan (2012); “Breath/Respiro” curated by Adelina von Furstenberg, Fondazione Zoé, Palazzo Bissari, Vicenza (2010); “L’evento immobile. Incantamenti”, curated by Saretto Cincinelli and Cristiana Collu, Gavoi – Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (2008).
The smART Foundation – pole for art
Fondazione smART – polo per l’arte is a non-profit organisation that supports and promotes the diffusion of contemporary art through exhibition, educational and cultural initiatives with the aim of bringing it closer to an increasingly wide audience. The Foundation was founded in 2018 in Rome, inheriting the history and work of the cultural association of the same name.