Roberto Annecchini's versatile and yet consistent practice has brought together a number of artists from different corners of the world with the aim to 'inhabit the distance' (Abitare la distanza is the title of his provisional and adjustable installation). From December 1996 to July 2000, his gallery, Change - Studio d'Arte Contemporanea has been a distinctive independent art space in Rome as well as an exceptional laboratory to experiment an on-going dialogue amongst contemporary international practices.
This 5-day event includes an installation by Roberto Annecchini in the series Abitare la distanza and a conversation between Roberto Annecchini and the curator Irene Amore documenting the activities of Change in a new format, with text-based installations and projections incorporating archive materials.
Roberto Annecchini participated in Rome in Arte a Roma 1980-90: nuove situazioni ed emergenze, curated by L. Pratesi in 1989, and in '60-'90 Trent'anni di Avanguardie romane: cinque nuovi romani, curated by E. Crispolti in 1991. He also exhibited in solo shows at Galleria La Nuova Pesa in 1990-1, and at Galerie Schütz in Frankfurt in 1998. For his gallery Change he curated and co-curated an extensive number of solo and group shows involving Italian as well as international artists such as Neal Beggs, Jacopo Benci, Urs Breitenstein, Samantha Clark, Kate Davis, Josef Dabernig, Regina Hübner, Luca Patella, Christiana Protto, Terry Smith, Antonio Tamilia, Alberto Zanazzo. He was also part of the Progetto Oreste at the XX Venice Biennale in 1999.
He is now preparing a programme of collaborative events and exhibitions in his new studio in Rome.
Irene Amore is a writer and an independent curator presently based in London. She is editor of the magazine on-line BTA (Bollettino Telematico dell'Arte) and contributor for the art portals Undo.net and Exibart. She is presently setting up an organisation called Alfabeta with the aim to initiate cultural and artistic dialogues as well as a programme of exhibitions and events in collaboration with international agencies.
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September, 4pm
The artist and the curator were present to discuss issues raised by the exhibition.
Sunday 9 September, 3pm
Irene Amore gives a talk, followed by a special reading by the artist and Rebecca R. Rosewarne.