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RUFA is a cultural partner of Venice International Performance Art Week

RUFA is officially a cultural partner of the eighth edition of the Venice International Performance Art Week 2023, December 15-17, 2023: one palace, three days, more than thirty artists live and on exhibit.

Venice International Performance Art Week 2023 presents the exhibition “DigiLabAir | Emergencies of the Contemporary”, focusing on sustainable development as a fundamental principle of our societies.

The DIGILABAIR exhibition comprises 24 performance-based video works, 15 realised during digital art residencies hosted by the five project partners' European non-profit cultural associations. The results are further disseminated on the PAV Performance Art Video online platform, launched on this occasion.
EMERGENCIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY features a live performance program with internationally recognised and emerging performance artists addressing pressing issues such as marginalisation, poverty, climate emergency, migration, accessibility, social and gender equality, justice and peace.

International artists also include Marta Jovanović, RUFA artist and coordinator of the Department of Visual Arts, who is featured with the performance SOLA, curated by art historian Anja Foerschner, founder of ECC Performance Art.


DIGILABAIR Video Exhibition
Francesca Fini, Nicola Fornoni, Franko B, Kirsten Heshusius, Vicky Maier & Steef Kersbergen, Sara Kostic, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Petra Kuppers & Kym McDaniel, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Kat Noli, Yiannis Pappas, Kyrahm & Julius Kaiser/Julia Pietrangeli, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, Priiya Prethora, Pacha Queer, Katarina Rankovic, Sabrina Bellenzier & Giorgi Rodionov, Matilde Sambo, Joseph Morgan Schofield, Chantal Spapens, Despina Zacharopoulou, Aleks Zain.
Andrigo/Aliprandi (with Anna Maschietto, Ilaria Bagarolo, Maria Cargnelli, Michela Lorenzano, Valentina Milan, Maela Dal Mas), Franko B, Niya B, Nicola Fornoni, Dyana Gravina, Marta Jovanovic, Petra Kuppers, Steef Kersbergen & Vicky Maier, Yiannis Pappas, Priiya Prethora, Gabriele Provenzano, Sabrina Bellenzier & Giorgi Rodionov.

VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2023 is under the artistic direction of its founders VestAndPage (Andrea Pagnes & Verena Stenke). Co-curated by Anja Foerschner (ECC Performance Art), Marta Jovanovic (G12 Hub), Francesco Kiais (Mind the G.A.P.), Agustin Arguello & Gabriel Lyons (PAV).
Produced by Studio Contemporaneo, Live Arts Cultures, EntrAxis and PAV Performance Art Video.
The exhibition DigiLabAir is co-financed by the European Union.
In collaboration with Goethe-Institut Mailand.
Supported by the Centro Culturale Europeo (ECC), We Exhibit, Venezia Prime Scelte, Daily Press.
Cultural partnership: RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts.
Under the patronage of Regione Veneto.

Inauguration: Friday, December 15, 2023, 5:00 pm.
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17, the exhibition is open from 11:00 am.
All events are free to enter, but online booking / RSVP is required.

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