Design meets art through 14 multidisciplinary workshops and spectacular live performances open to the public in Rome.
25 Feb-1 March. Students of design, fashion, and visual arts and communication from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) are involved in an innovative open education project, in collaboration with MACRO Asilo, working alongside professionals and internationally renowned artists, to "overcome the physical and intellectual boundaries of traditional training."
Imponderabilia takes as its inspiration the celebrated, provocative performance by Marina Abramović and Ulay at the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Bologna on 2 June 1977.
"The designer of tomorrow must face rapidly changing markets" says the director of IED Rome, Laura Negrini, who identifies "interdisciplinarity and art" as key to remaining agile in a constantly evolving landscape.
IED students will interact with internationally renowned artists such as the performer and photographer Giuseppe Palmisano, with a workshop where the body becomes a tool to understand the space and train to see beyond; the blind designer Lucilla D'Antilio who guides participants on a path in the dark with their creativity; and Canadian artist Myriam Laplante, who reflects on the concept of disinformation.
IED Factory 2019 will stage workshops in the various spaces of the museum as well as at the three headquarters of IED Rome (Via Alcamo 11, Via Casilina 51, Via Giovanni Branca 122).
These activities culminate in a final event, in which the final results of the workshops will be presented, through talks, video installations and interactive performances. The event is open to the public and will be held on Friday 1 March, from 17.00-20.00 at MACRO Asilo.
For full details see MACRO Asilo website. Photo © Viola Pantano