Retransmission of a conversation that took place on the 13th of November 2020, as part of the T&T Seminar. This first seminar examined the experiences of three hybrid project leaders. With Barbara Benish, director and founder of ArtMill in Horažďovice (Czech Republic), Giulia Mengozzi, curator at Parco Arte Vivente in Torin (Italy) and Fernando Garcia Dory, founder and director of Campo Adentro and the INLAND village in Asturias (Spain).
Barbara Benish is an artist, curator, writer and farmer. She is the founder and director of ArtMill, a rural farm thought of as an extension art as a social practice. All in pursuing her artistic practice through installations and painting, she has been an advisor to the United Nations Environment Program, member of the Social Practice Arts Research Center (UCSC) and a scholar at the WestBohemian university of Plzen. Barbara Benish and Nathalie Blanc published in 2017 “Form, Art, & the Environment” (Routledge) and are currently working on “Art, Food and Farming” (Routledge, 2021) as part of the T&T program.
More information: www.art-dialogue.org
Giulia Mengozzi (Bologna, 1987) works at PAV Parco Arte Vivente in Turin. Since 2014 she is assistant of the curator Marco Scotini and project coordinator for Teatrum Botanicum – Emerging Talents Festival and Pando. She graduated in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at Naba – Nuova Accademia delle Arti, Milan.
More information: www.parcoartevivente.it
Fernando García-Dory is an artist and agroecologist, founder of INLAND -Campo Adentro, a para-institution platform of collaboration working on art, territories and social change in theory and practice. His work engages the relationship between culture and nature now, as manifested in multiple contexts, from landscape and the rural, to desires and expectations concerned with identity, through the global crisis, utopia and the potential for social change. His work also addresses connections and cooperation, from microorganisms to social systems, and from traditional art languages such as drawing to collaborative agroecological projects, actions, and cooperatives.
More information: www.inland.org