The goal of the European artists exchange of the District County of Upper Bavaria is to consolidate the cultural relations between European countries by a partnership and to enrich the regional as well as the upper bavarian cultural scene.
In framework of the artists exchange with Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome during a periods in autumn 2017 from September to November two artists each from Italy and from Upper Bavaria are living and working for each 3 months in the respective partner country. Afterwards an exhibition with all artists will take place.
2 Italian artists at Schafhof:
2 artists from Upper Bavaria in Rome:
Ex Pastificio Cerere – History
The Cerere building – the oldest of the three major factory buildings in the San Lorenzo district (the others are the Sciarra glassworks and the Wùhrer beer brewery) is undoubtedly the most important feature of the area’s repertory of industrial archaeology. Founded in 1905, in the following year the company commissioned engineer Pietro Satti to create its premises by modifying and adapting two pre-existent structures. In 1960, the pasta factory went out of business, and the complex was left empty until the artist of the “San Lorenzo Group” started to arrive. In 1984 the art critic Achille Bonito Oliva made this place famous through the exhibition “Ateliers”, in which he opened the spaces where the artists Nunzio, Bruno Ceccobelli, Gianni Dessì, Giuseppe Gallo, Piero Pizzi Cannella and Marco Tirelli worked.
The Cerere is an important example of a conversion of an industrial building into a small kunsthalle, so common in European capitals as rare in Italy. Over the years many artists have settled in the former pasta factory whose assistants, through training had in these areas, have become, in turn, established artists. Furthermore, critics, intellectuals and representatives of the entertainment world have gravitated around this cultural hotbed, become a reference point not only for contemporary art, but for culture in general. This takes place within the walls of one location, placed in a zone formerly peripheral, today unanimously recognized as the place of the highest concentration of members of the visual arts of the capital. The spaces of the former Cerere pasta factory, even today, are home to artists' studios, communication and advertising studios, fashion studios and the
Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication.
The Pastificio Cerere Foundation
The Pastificio Cerere Foundation was established in Rome in 2004 by wish of its president, Flavio Misciattelli, with the objective of promoting and disseminating contemporary art through the development of relationships and collaborations with private and public bodies, and national and foreign cultural institutions. The Foundation organizes and promotes educational projects and residences for young artists and curators, as well as a rich program of shows, conferences, workshops and studio visits. Education is the trait d’union of the Foundation’s activity, which aims to carry out projects that involve a large and heterogeneous audience. This is enabled both by diversified programming and by the presence of the archive, which collects documentation and research testifying to the cultural patrimony that has animated the life of the former Pastificio for over thirty years. The artistic director of Pastificio Cerere Foundation is Marcello Smarrelli.
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere
Via degli Ausoni 7
Born in Turin in 1987, lives and works in Turin and Rome
The work of Corinna Gosmaro focuses on reflections about the human being as a global entity and his/her timeless characteristics. The practice is based on the expression of a cognitive and psychophysical process activated through the interactions with the environment. Going back and forth on the border between painting and sculpture, the work draws this journey throughout the history of our culture. The possibility of engaging different patterns elucidating the distinction between the work and its display represents another step further in the artist’s work.
Transfer > Rome/Italy
September - November, 2017
Transfer > Budapest/Hungary
Transfer > Orońsko/Poland III
Transfer > Orońsko/Poland I+II (2106/17)
Transfer > Syria (2016)
Transfer > Lviv/Ukraine I+II (2015)
Transfer > Slovenia II (2014)
Transfer > Slovenia I (2013)
transfer: Spain (2011)
transfer: Poland II (2010)
transfer: Romania II (2008)
transfer: Romania I (2008)
transfer: Hungary (2007)
transfer: Czechia II (2007)
transfer: Czechia I (2006)
transfer: Poland I (2005)