01.11.2011

PARLIAMENT IMPROV. N1 "THE BABEL SESSIONS" ZÜRICH












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Nicole Biermaier and Julia Sheppard host:

PARLIAMENT IMPROV. N° 1 "THE BABEL SESSIONS"



While discussing the complex writings of Bruno Latour, a group of international artists will spend 7 days in a confined space in Zürich, building something a kin to the tower of Babel. This pperformative experiment will be carried out in the hopes of creating a common language through artistic practice.
Using clay - the second common building block/ the common thread, and additional support materials brought in by each participant, they will jam together, discuss, argue most likely, but will try to find within this "art parliament" a common ground in the form of a final tactile construction or piece of art and aesthetic system of some unpredictable kind.
Inspired by the myth of the Tower of Babel, they will be delving into the demands of discourse, dialog and exchange, bravely toiling to overcome the barriers between cultures, languages and artistic disciplines. Throughout the week, visitors and guests will be invited into this laboratory to join in the debate and sometimes contribute to the work in progress.


This Babel session takes place in Neugasse 41 in Zürich

Featuring:

The Hosts
Nicole Biermaier - German
Julia Sheppard - Québécois

Guests
ANTEYE - Farsi
Wamid Almeiri - Arabic
Aglaia Haritz, Fine Arts – Italian

Also participating:
Riikka Taurianinen - Finish
Nino Müller - French
Romy Ruegger - German

12.10.2011

VIDEO "SKY OVER AL FARA'A REFUGEE CAMP (WINGS OF DESIRE)"

video

(per italiano scroll down)


I was invited in Palestina at the International Artist Workshop, organised by Al Mahatta Gallery of Ramallah, where I create my first video

“SKY OVER AL FARA'A REFUGEE CAMP
(WINGS OF DESIRE)”
2011


The video shows a group of girls running along narrow streets in the refugee camp, wearing white wings that they made from paper.
The video was inspired by the film “Himmel über Berlin” (literally translated as “Sky over Berlin” but was presented in English as “Wings of desire”), directed by Wim Wenders in the 1987, two years before the fall of the Berlin wall.

In Wim Wenders’ film one of the two angels who watch over the people of Berlin wants to become a man. The transformation happens and the first thing he feels is the blood and the pain because of the fall from the sky, after that he feels, tastes, smells, loves, looks.... like a man.

With the video, I wanted to give wings to the children in the refugee camp. Each child made their own wings, their own unique and personal wings. Wings to fly and dream with, to move and play with.....
Wings of desire which let fly over their refugee camp and beyond the reality of The Occupation.

THANKS TO:
Al Mahatta Gallery, girls of Al Fara'a Refugee Camp, School of Al Fara'a, Dirar Kalash (camera), Christina Twaites and all the lovely and interesting persons I met at the workshop.


Sono stata invitata in Palestina al workshop di artisti internazionali, organizzato dalla Galleria Al Mahatta di Ramallah, dove ho creato il mio primo video

“CIELO SOPRA AL FARA'A CAMPO PROFUGHI
(ALI DEL DESIDERIO)”
2011


Il video mostra un gruppo di bambine che corrono nelle strette strade del campo profughi e indossano delle bianche ali di carta che hanno costruito loro.
Il video è ispirato dal film “Himmel über Berlin” (tradotto letteralmente in “Cielo sopra Berlino”, ma presentato in inglese con “Ali del desiderio”) diretto da Wim Wenders nel 1987, due anni prima della caduta del muro di Berlino.

Nel film di Wim Wenders, uno degli angeli che osservano gli abitanti della città, vuole diventare un uomo. La trasformazione succede e la prima cosa che prova è il sangue e il dolore a causa della caduta dal cielo, dopo sente anche i sapori, gli odori, le emozioni, l’amore ... come un uomo.

Con questo video volevo dare ali ai bambini del campo profughi. Ogni bambino ha costruito le proprie ali, le sue uniche e personali ali. Ali per volare e per sognare, per muoversi e giocare...
Ali del desiderio che consentono di volare sopra il campo profughi, al di là della realtà dell’occupazione.

GRAZIE A:
Galleria Al Mahatta, bambine del campo profughi Al Fara'a, scuola di Al Fara'a, Dirar Kalash (camera), Christina Twaites e tutte le splendide persone conosciute durante il workshop.

26.08.2011

"EXTIMITY, THE FAMILIAR UNKNOWN" at ARSPOLIS_evento1 the 16. September 2011



























Photos: Candida Haritz



I'll show a new artwork at the event
ARSPOLIS_evento1
curated by Pier Giorgio De Pinto,

FRIDAY #16th September 2011
program on www.arspolis.ch

Artist:

Katia Bassanini (CH)

Giona Bernardi (CH)
Ivana Falconi (CH)
Fabrizio Giannini (CH)
Aglaia Haritz (CH)
Andrea La Rocca (I)
Parapluie (CH)
(Andrée Julikà Tavares
& Gianluca Monnier)

Luigi Presicce (I)
Rafaël Rozendaal (N)
Andres Senra (E)
Laura Solari (CH) & Plinio-
Natale Cemento-Müller (F)

Stella Goldschmit (F)
Suka Off (PL)
Miki Tallone (CH)
Veronica Tanzi (CH)
Massimo Vitangeli (I)
Artur Żmijewski (PL)
Live Performance di / by
La Jovenc (I)

(english below)

L’ABITO DELL’EXTIMITÀ


Pensando alla tematica “Extimità. Lo sconosciuto familiare” voglio parlare di social network, specialmente di facebook sul quale ho lavorato, dove l’intimo viene reso pubblico.
Il riferimento alla fiaba “Il vestito nuovo dell’imperatore” di Hans Christian Andersen è essenziale, il quale con la fiaba denuncia situazioni dove la maggioranza di osservatori sceglie volontariamente di non far parola di un fatto ovvio a tutti, fingendo di non vederlo (situazione estremamente attuale che si presenta spesso nel contesto politico e sociale).
Il confronto con facebook (FB), mi interessa, perchè mi fa porre domande sull’intimità: quando un individuo sceglie di mostrare il proprio intimo virtualmente, rimane esso intimo, dal momento che diventa pubblico? Può il privato divenire pubblico restando intimo?
Mostrare l’intimità pubblicamente, esibisce, evidenzia e svela o piuttosto nasconde?
Ho creato un vestito di plastica trasparente sul quale ho cucito le foto dei profili dei “miei amici” di FB, i quali coprono la mia intimità. L'extimità è l'altro cucito sull'Io (trasparente) che mi dà forma.
Naturalmente i fili che cadono e si aggrovigliano vogliono creare legami, fondamentali per me.


EXTIMITY DRESS

The theme “Extimity. The familiar stranger” - I want to think about social networks, most of all Facebook, on which I worked, where intimacy becomes public.
The reference of the story “The Emperor’s new clothes” of Hans Christian Andersen is essential in my work. It denounces situations where the majority of the observers willingly choose not to comment an obvious fact to all, pretending not to see (a situation very often seen in political and social contexts).
I’m interested in the confrontation with Facebook (FB) and asking questions about public and private intimacy. When an individual chooses to show something intimate on the web, is it intimate, even if it becomes public? Can what is private remain intimate even if it is public? Does showing a level of intimacy in public, exhibit, show and reveal, or rather hide our real intimate selves?
I created a transparent plastic dress, I stitched profile pictures of all my Facebook friends onto it in order to cover my ‘intimacy’. Extimity is the Other (the pictures) stitched onto the Ego (the dress) thus shaping my physical person and inner being.
Of course, threads will fall and get twisted creating links between the people who define me and my place.

30.05.2011

ATELIER 1517 - CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS IN PARIS




until the end of June 2011 I'll be in Paris for the artist's resdence.

10.03.2011

"HOLY LAND" in HOLLAND


in the Galerie Wegert&Sadocco, Winkel


with Reto Albertalli



ABAYA-MATURNA
2010
Abaya,embroidery,fabric
ca. 2x1m


ABAYA-APOLLO
2010
Abaya,embroidery,fabric
ca. 2x1m


MADONNAS PALESTINIANS, 2010
photocopy of madonna, draw, gold paint on wooden board
ca. 1,5x2m

04.02.2011

FANZINE CACTyou! to customize/da personalizzare




Dear Friends and Supporters of CACT__

The first issue of CACTyou! fanzine, completely dedicated and hand made by Aglaia Haritz has been released.

Vedova Nera (Black Widow) is the special project inserted within the fanzine CACTyou! #1, February 2011.
The art work has been produced in 70 numbered copies and is a linocut on fabric ‘Satinette’ made with oil colour from an original engraving by Aglaia Haritz. The different characteristics of each copy make them all unique.
This work has been conceived by Mrs Haritz as a wall installation to combine with the fanzine, as long as you hang the unfolded paper pages of the fanzine next to the work on fabric.
The fanzine also contains a music CD.

The artist Aglaia Haritz can be contacted, if you wish her to customize your linocut. She’ll sew it for you as a unique piece. The cost amounts to CHF 100.-/€ 80.-

Feel free to contact her directly at aglaiali@hotmail.com

Enjoy your fanzine!

____mario casanova
Bellinzona, 2011-01-27



Cari Amici e Sostenitori del CACT__

È uscito il primo numero della CACTyou! fanzine, interamente dedicata e realizzata da Aglaia Haritz.

Vedova Nera è il progetto speciale incluso nella fanzine CACTyou! #1, febbraio 2011.
L’opera è stata prodotta in 70 esemplari numerati ed è costituita da una linoleografia, ovvero una stampa su stoffa ‘Satinette’ realizzata con colore ad olio da un’incisione originale di Aglaia Haritz su linoleum. Ogni copia ha caratteristiche proprie che la rendono pezzo unico.
La presente opera è stata pensata da Haritz come un’installazione a parete da abbinare alla fanzine: basta, infatti, sfilare da questo nuovo prodotto editoriale artistico il contenuto cartaceo cucito ed appenderlo accanto all’opera su stoffa.
La fanzine contiene anche un CD musicale.

Per chi lo volesse l’arista Aglaia Haritz potrà essere contatta per personalizzare la linoleografia, cucendola di persona e rendendola un pezzo ancor più esemplare. Il costo è di CHF 100.- (€ 80.-).

E’ possibile contattare direttamente Aglaia Haritz all’indirizzo e-mail aglaiali@hotmail.com

Buona visione e buon ascolto a tutti.

____mario casanova
Bellinzona, 2011-01-27

17.01.2011

CULT TV

Claudia Quadri, reporter of the italian channel of swiss TV, did a beautiful short documentary on Aglaia's work, life and beliefs.
Watch the 8 minutes video by clicking http://la1.rsi.ch

09.01.2011

BLACK WIDOW

As previously announced, at the beginning of February the CACTyou! Fanzine #1 made by Aglaia Haritz will be finally released. For this number the Swiss artist got inspiration from the true story of Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, 17 y.o., suicide bomber in 2009 in the Moscow underground. Because of her assault 40 people died and 90 had been injured. Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova was widow of a young Islamic terrorist. Aglaia Haritz recalls chronologically the story of this “black widow” until the underground attack. She does it, following her artistic style, by sewing fabrics and newspaper’s articles.As usual the Fanzine contains a numbered special edition.

click (HERE) to see the digital version of Aglaia's Fanzine for the Contemporary Arts Center Ticino:

AGLAIA'S WORK:

SOLDATI BAMBINI

SOLDATI BAMBINI
giornale cucito su stoffa, 60x160 cm, 2005

DETTAGLIO (SOLDATI BAMBINI)

DETTAGLIO (SOLDATI BAMBINI)