Lorenzo Benedetti, Annie Ratti
Workshop on Workshops II, Magnetic Fields
5 March 2016
FAR – Villa Sucota
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Lorenzo Benedetti is a curator and art historian currently curator at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. He studied art history at Sapienza University of Rome (1991-95) and participated in the Curatorial Training Programme De Appel Amsterdam (1999). He is currently a visiting professor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He has a column on CURA. magazine entitled "Portraits in the exhibition space".
Annie Ratti lives and works in London. Through a transdisciplinary practice, her work transforms the private experience in a public moment, reflecting on contemporary issues, questioning and discussing preconceptions and the definition of scientific knowledge privileging positions and theories marginal to the institutional thought. The shared dimension of her practice emerges from collaborations with other artists (Bruna Esposito , Peter Lewis, Arto Lindsay) and in the creation of CSAV (Artists' Research Laboratory), that she is directing at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, founded on the idea of dialogue and exchange between artists of different generations and nationalities, in the hope for creating a shared artistic and didactic experience.