Video Sound Art Festival
TA EROTIKA Hidden Doors
20th October – 6th November 2016 | Milan
Institut Français in Milan – Corso Magenta, 63
“Leonardo da Vinci” National Museum of Science and Technology – Via San Vittore, 21
Villa Simonetta – Via Stilicone, 36
Franco Parenti Theatre – Via Pier Lombardo, 14
Museum of Design 1880 -1980 – Via Giosuè Borsi, 9
The 6th edition of Video Sound Art Festival, this year in autumn, has a reticular structure across the city of Milan, in five different locations: the Institut Français in Milan, the “Leonardo da Vinci” National Museum of Science and Technology, Villa Simonetta, the Franco Parenti Theatre and the Museum of Design 1880 -1980.
“TA EROTIKA Hidden doors” is the title of this year’s festival: the collapse of reason in front of the erotic object, “Ta erotika”; whilst “Hidden Doors”, the secondary title, identifies the perturbing and frightening element which comes to the surface but which should have stayed secret.
Art thus becomes the privileged route of access to the erotic event. Seven international artists investigate the theme, mixing different languages: video, sculpture, installation and performance.
Under the supervision of the artistic direction and the coordination of the staff of Video Sound Art, alongside the curator Laura Lamonea, four young curators have been selected who will develop site specific projects with the artists of the festival.
Lastly, in dialogue with the artistic exhibitions, and in the spirit of a real multidisciplinary exchange, this year again the venues of the VSA festival will be hosting live performances and, for the first time, a programme of lectures by teachers of philosophy and theoreticians of the art world on topical questions and themes the scientific committee of the festival have drawn attention to.
The Festival is organized with support from Milan City Council, the Lombardy Regional Council and Pro Helvetia.
At the venues refreshment stand by the wineries Faverzani and Casa Valdemagna from San Colombano al Lambro will be available.