IIC Amsterdam 2014

Giulia Cenci - Stromboli

Giulia Cenci
A conversation between cinema and contemporary art
with Alessandra Laitempergher and Massimo Benvegnú
Wednesday, July 5 at 8 pm

Giulia Cenci (Cortona, 1988) studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy and got a Master in Fine Art at the St. Joost Academy, Den Bosch (NL). She is currently attending De Ateliers in Amsterdam, supported by Mondriaan Founds. Recent solo and group exhibition include Deep State curated by Lara Almarcegui and Martijn Hendriks, DeAteliers, Amsterdam (NL); Bearable Lightness of Being, GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL), Sessile, curated by Josh Minkus, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (USA), Disappointement Island, curated by Galeria Stereo, Griffin Art Space, Warsaw (PL), The Lasting. L’intervallo e la durata, curated by Saretto Cincinelli, National Gallery of Modern Art, Roma (IT), Back in 5 minutes, Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam (NL), Time out of mind, curated by Whatspace and Jeroen Doorenweerd, Billytown, Den Haag (NL), Inside David’s Thigh, organized by Nicola Martini, ROOM SERVICE, New York (USA), La Terra Bassa, SpazioA, Pistoia (IT)

Selected Films
Solaris (Andrej Tarkovskij 1972)
Le Temps du Loup (Michael Haneke 2003)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos 2015)



Domenico Mangano: Homestead of Dilution

Domenico Mangano & Marieke Van Rooy

Screening: Homestead of Dilution
Introduced by Lorenzo Benedetti
Wednesday, September 13 at 8 pm

Domenico Mangano (born in Palermo, IT, 1976) has worked as a visual artist since 2000. Marieke van Rooy (Weert, NL, 1974) studied art history and is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Technology Eindhoven. They have been working together as a duo since 2014. Their work has been shown amongst others at The Whitechapel Gallery (London), Gallery of Modern Art (Rome), Beaufort Triennial (Ostend), Prague Biennal I, De Kunsthal (Rotterdam), Casco/Fotodok (Utrecht), Futura (Prague), MOCA (Chicago), Palazzo Grassi (Venice), XIV Quadriennale (Rome), Vleeshal (Middelburg), 2ND Athens Biennial and Nomas Foundation (Rome). Their work is, amongst others, part of the Margulies Collection (Miami), GAM (Turin), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), and a number of private collections.

“Homestead of Dilution is a video about the experiment of ‘dilution’ in a mental health care institute with a long tradition, located in the Dutch countryside. In 2015 I have lived and worked together with art historian Marieke van Rooy and our two kids in the artist in residency Het Vijfde Seizoen, on the grounds of the mental health care institute Willem Arntz Hoeve/Altrecht in Den Dolder. We have paid attention to the actual reform of the Dutch health care, by researching the heritage and actuality of Nieuw Dennendal. This was a radical experiment for mental health care in the Seventies by the psychologist Carel Muller and took place on the terrain where Het Vijfde Seizoen is located. Muller promoted an extreme emancipation of the mentally ill patients and wanted to open the ‘asylum’ for others. Together with the progressive architect Van Klingeren he proposed a transformation of the institute by adding functions that could be used by others. This process of mixing different people, was called ‘dilution’ (verdunning). Mullers famous experiment was ended after four years. During our residency we have questioned the possibilities of dilution nowadays at the Willem Arntsz Hoeve, which will be closed down in the next years.”

On Screening
Homestead of Dilution (HD, 48', 2016)



Lorenzo Benedetti (Roma, 1972) lives and works in Switzerland, Netherlands and France.
He's curator for Contemporary Art at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Lorenzo Benedetti was the director of De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam since 2014 and of Vleeshal of Middelburg since 2008, he curated the Dutch Pavilion at the 55th edition of the Venice Art Biennale in 2013.

Alessandra Laitempergher (Bolzano, 1971) lives and works in the Netherlands.
Curator and responsible for Exhibitions and Education at Beelden aan Zee Museum (Den Haag) since 2004, she’s specialized in contemporary sculpture.

Massimo Benvegnú (Padova, 1972) lives and works in Amsterdam.
Journalist and film critic, he has collaborated with the Venice and Locarno Film Festivals. Since 2011 he works at the Eye Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam as part of the programming team.

Marco Nember (Brescia, 1977) is founder and director of Blue439 Foundation. He's based in Amsterdam since May 2009. He collaborated with Italiaans Cultureel Instituut (Amsterdam), Goethe Institut Niederlande (Amsterdam), Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag), Kunstverein (Amsterdam and Milan), De Appel Arts Centre PS (Amsterdam), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam) and Museum Beelden aan Zee (Den Haag).

Curated by Marco Nember.
Developed in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Amsterdam in 2017.