Thursday, 19 December 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

.perf - two evening of performances at Pavillon Sicli - Geneva (CH) - 8 and 9 November

Two evenings of performances at the Pavillon Sicli on November 8th and 9th, featuring:

Nino Baumgartner (CH)
Quynh Dong (CH)
Hedwig Houben (NL)
Charlotte Khouri (FR/CH)
David Marchandise (B)
Francesco Pedraglio (IT/UK)
Noëlle Revaz & Michael Stauffer (CH)
Say Yes or Die (CH) (Sarah Anthony & Anne Rochat & Gilles Furtwängler)

This will be followed on November 10th by a conference, discussion panel and brunch at Piano Nobile with Swiss artist Andrea Saemann and Aaron Wright from the Live Art Development Agency, London.

More information soon and on

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Oral Tradition: Flash 500 - Artists’ Short Stories

Flash 500 artists’ short stories
Wednesday 4 September, 7.00 – 8.00pm
Join us for a series of readings in the Artists’ Studio by artists including: Fabian Peake, Francesco Pedraglio, Susan Finlay, Brighid Lowe, Audrey Reynolds and Maria Zahle. Staged to mark the start of Flash 500: new writing by artists, commissioned by Akerman Daly. Subscribe free at
The Oral Tradition is a series of short projects focusing on performed narrative. The spoken word, from mythic folklore to the call centre script, is a strong influence in the work of both Jockum Nordström and Emma Hart and this programme has been developed in response to these evolving traditions. The performances take place over four weeks, drawing on diverse source material including epic poetry, digital history and contemporary social protest.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Everything and Nothing Problem - Ceri Hand Gallery and Jerwood Visual Arts - Tuesday 25 June

Ceri Hand Gallery in partnership with Jerwood Visual Arts presents
The Everything and Nothing ProblemTuesday 25 June 6.30 - 9.00pm
Angus H Braithwaite, Olivier Castel, Beth Collar, Chloe Cooper, Mary Hurrell, Louisa Martin, Francesco Pedraglio
The Everything and Nothing Problem is a unique event featuring live and ephemeral works by London-based artists.
Past and present are collapsed, subjectivities displaced, and site, body and object are transformed in an evening of works which incorporate performative language, costume, disjointed narratives and behaviours, and temporary objects.
The Everything and Nothing Problem was devised by Rebecca Lennon and Louisa Martin, and accompanies the exhibition Fresh Trauma at Ceri Hand Gallery.
All attendees will receive a special editioned artwork by Rebecca Lennon upon arrival.

6.30pm, performances start at 7pm sharp

Advanced booking is essential. For further information please contact

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Artist Editor Publisher - Book Works at Peep-Hole, Villa Croce, Genova

The Book Society #01
Book Works Artist Editor Publisher

Thursday 9 May 2013, ore 18.00
Museo Villa Croce, Genova

Artist Editor Publisher: workshop
dalle 12.00 alle 17.00 | SU ISCRIZIONE

Un workshop condotto da Jane Rolo e Paul Sammut di Book Works aperto ad artisti, grafici, curatori, editori e studenti curiosi di come un libro d'artista prende forma.
Partecipano: Simona Barbera, Federico Barbon, Aurora Bianciardi, Andrea Botto, Lara Caputo, Elisa Caroli, Matteo Casari, Alessandro Di Pietro, Sara Enrico, Ronny Faber Dahl, Annalisa Gatto, Alessandra Mancini, Ilaria Marengo, Giancarlo Norese, Massimo Palazzi, Alice Pezzolo, Nuvola Ravera, Namsal Siedlecki, Francesca Sperti, Gianluca Strumann.

Artist Editor Publisher: talk

Jane Rolo e Paul Sammut discuteranno insieme a Francesco Pedraglio (artista, curatore e scrittore, sta realizzando il libro A man in a room spray-painting a fly (or at least trying to) con Book Works) della sovrapposizione dei ruoli di artista, curatore e editore.

Performance / reading by Francesco Pedraglio

Artist Editor Publisher si terrà in concomitanza di If a Body Meet a Body, mostra personale di Julieta Aranda.

Monday, 1 April 2013

VERGING ON THE ABSURD - Contemporary Art Society - London

Verging on the Absurd
PREVIEW: THURSDAY 4 APRIL, 18.30 - 20.30

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to introduce the second in our new series of displays showcasing our Artist Members and guest artists, Verging on the Absurd, which is curated by Elinor Morgan, freelance curator and ESP Programmer at Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
Examining the use of the absurd and surreal in contemporary art, the exhibition presents works by artists Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Suzanne Mooney, Francesco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson and Samara Scott.  These artists make works that disrupt our understanding and perception of an object, image or text to give rise to new readings and associations, interfering with our desire to make sense of something and find completeness.  Each does this in a different way: by unsettling the viewer through the uncanny use of one material in the place of another, fracturing an image from its original context or making new combinations or juxtapositions of material and concept.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

CADAVERE QUOTIDIANO (a daily mourning) - an online project for NERO Magazine

A confined stretch of time.

A week.

Everyday a different corpse, a daily cadaver. Un cadavere quotidiano.
An otiosity. A redundant belief system. A useless limb. A dead person. 
The ultimate abstraction… a subtraction.

So many writers to produce so many texts: obituaries, elegies, eulogies, epitaphs for the daily demised, for expirations, cessations, disappearances, beheadings and defenestrations of ideas, emotions, objects, images and movements.

From Sunday March 31 to Sunday April 7, one text a day.

SUNDAY: Francesco Pedraglio
MONDAY: Katrina Palmer
TUESDAY: Paul Becker
WEDNESDAY: Alex Cecchetti
THURSDAY: Jesper List Thomsen
FRIDAY: Ed Atkins
SATURDAY: Siôn Parkinson
SUNDAY: Heather Phillipson

Francesco Pedraglio's project is now online. You can visit the show at

Here you can read about the concept of the project.

ADAPTATION is an ongoing project curated by NERO that works between paper and internet format, reversing the usual roles of both media. The project consists in inviting a different artist or curator to conceive a show for each issue.  The press release for the show is published as an article in the magazine, and the actual show is presentd online on the magazine website.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A Spoken Word Exhibition - Jeu de Paume - Paris

A Spoken Word Exhibition
Suite for Exhibition(s) and Publication(s),
first movement.
A proposal by Mathieu Copeland.
The first exhibition conceived by Mathieu Copeland as part of the Jeu de Paume’s Satellite program envisages the exhibition of the word and the diffusion of an entire work orally.
Combining writing and mental image, reading and listening, it questions the uniqueness of reading and speech, the place of the word in the exhibition, the question of the exhibition and the catalogue – or rather of the exhibition of the catalogue...

The – read – text makes possible its interpretation, thus becoming its score as well as its memory. “An exhibition to be read” generates figures to be said, the abstraction of language enabling a form to come into being and, naturally, once uttered, to dissolve. In parallel with this exhibition through the book a series of “spoken retrospectives” is presented. Gustav Metzger, who uses destruction and impermanence as motifs in his work, David Medalla, through the ephemeral and the impromptu, and others are invited to record with their voices an ideal retrospective of their work, or their lives. The motive and materiality of this undertaking can only exist – survive – through the non-documentary exhibition of a radical work, one that avoids as far as is possible the classic presentation of the retrospective. Each retrospective exists only through the words spoken by artists – through the memory of those who have created – thus generating the mental image of an exhibition of time (time of a work whose disappearance affirms its existence, time of a past life) in the minds of those who are listening.

With: Vito Acconci, Delphine Coindet, Yona Friedman, Gilles Furtwängler, Matt Golden, Kenneth Goldsmith, Idris Khan, Alison Knowles, Loreto Martínez Troncoso, David Medalla, Gustav Metzger, Raffaella della Olga, Francesco Pedraglio, Aki Sasamoto, Benjamin Seror, Cally Spooner...

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Provisional Information - 5th Feb - Camberwell Space

Provisional Information
Tuesday 5th February 5:30 - 8:00pm
5th February - 8th March 2013

Anna Barham, Tom Benson, Bettina Buck, Will Holder & Robert Ashley, Ian Law, Sara MacKillop, Francesco Pedraglio, David Raymond Conroy, Dexter Sinister, Cally Spooner

A publication will accompany the exhibition, with texts by Gareth Bell-Jones, Gil Leung, and Laura McLean-Ferris.

Camberwell Space
Camberwell College of Arts 
45 - 65 Peckham Road 
London SE5 8UF

Monday, 7 January 2013

One Hour Long Exhibition - New York Gallery - 9th January

One Hour Long Exhibition

with Chosil Kil, Marie Lund and Francesco Pedraglio

Wednesday 9 January 2013 / 7 - 8 pm

New York Gallery
Film Center Building
630, 9th Avenue (btw 44 and 45st)
Suite 308, New York, NY 10036