Private View: 24th February, 6.30-8.30 pm  
Exhibition: 22nd February - 11th March 2017 
North Wall Gallery, Oxford, UK

As part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival and International Women’s Day, new exhibition curated by 
Maga Esberg, HATCHED 2017 will showcase work by local and global artists on the theme of women’s issues, 
from 22 February to 11 March 2017 at the North Wall Gallery, Oxford.
Using a variety of media incluing photography, installation, sculpture and video works, a total of 30 artists have engaged with this year’s themes of ‘Women Thinking Big in the Arts, Science, 
Politics & Education’ and ‘#Be Bold for Change’. 

Hugh Palmer speaks about FGM. 
Free just turn up
Oxford Quaker Meeting, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW
Friday 3rd March 2017, 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
Hermione Wiltshire One to one portfolio review sessions.
Various prices. Booking required via eventbrite
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown,
 Oxford, OX2 7JN Saturday 4th March 2017, 12:15 - 16:00 GMT
Meet HATCHED 2017 artists led by Maga Esberg in the gallery at the North Wall
Free just turn up
Saturday 4th March, 14.00 to 14.30 PM
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN
Meeting room upstairs at the Turl Street Kitchen, 16 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH
Saturday 4th March 2017, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Various prices. Booking required via Eventbrite.

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                                                                                     I like Italy, but Italy doesn't like me, 2012

On the occasion of the Oxford International Women’s Festival and International Women’s Day, 
Roberta Orlando's work will take part in HATCHED 2017.




29.01.2017 / h 21
Doge Palace, Genoa, Italy

La persecuzione degli omosessuali nella Germania nazista è stata una delle prime persecuzioni ad essere messa in atto dal Nazismo; nel tempo di pochi mesi dalla salita al potere, la vita gay tedesca, fervente soprattutto a Berlino, è stata drasticamente interrotta e con questa la crescita del primo movimento omosessuale della storia. Subito sono cominciati 
la deportazione e gli esperimenti medici. Questi ultimi furono particolarmente violenti, perché perpetrati allo scopo di comprendere le ragioni della “deviazione sessuale” e di trovarne una “cura”.

L’Omocausto, cioè lo sterminio degli omosessuali, è stato studiato molto tardi e molto meno di altre deportazioni. 
Le cause sono da cercare non solo nelle difficoltà personali di chi avrebbe dovuto rivelare il proprio orientamento sessuale, ma anche nel riconoscimento dell’omosessualità come un crimine. Va ricordato che chi veniva internato in un campo di concentramento per omosessualità, ne usciva per essere incarcerato per il crimine di sodomia.

Il titolo dello spettacolo nasce dalla riflessione su come, negli anni della deportazione, l’umanità sia stata spenta e su come, successivamente, sia stata spenta e allontanata la memoria della deportazione degli omosessuali. 
Il percorso artistico costruito con BLACKOUT intende riportare luce in quei luoghi della storia che 
sono rimasti in ombra fino ai nostri anni.

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In memory of those who died, and have been persecuted because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Today, we also remember how many LGBTQI people live in fear of persecution in many countries.
On this occasion, Roberta Orlando will support the local LGBTQI community, taking part in  BLACKOUT.



Women's March

                                                                                           Image by Women's March

Women's Marches are taking place on 21st January in cities around the world. 
Find here a march near you.




Into The Blue - Ways of a New Beginning [Gallery]

January 13, 2017 / 20h
Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin, DE

A new year just started. A good time to step ahead and start something new.
INTO THE BLUE is a curatorial experiment with Eric Andersen, Roos Cornelius, Jessica Dunne, Ilse Ermen, 
Dorotea Etzler, JODI, Ute Lindner, Roberta Orlando und Björn Saul.
​Ein neues Jahr beginnt. Es ist an der Zeit Festgefahrenes zurück zu lassen und einen Neuanfang zu wagen, 
einfach ins Blaue hinein.
INTO THE BLUE - ein kuratorisches Experiment mit Eric Andersen, Roos Cornelius, Jessica Dunne, Ilse Ermen, 
Dorotea Etzler, JODI, Ute Lindner, Roberta Orlando und Björn Saul.


Digital frames from the series Poems & Itches will be shown at Into The Blue - Ways of a New Beginning.



Into The Blue - Ways of a New Beginning

January 13, 2017 / 20h
Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin, DE

                                                                                                                                                                                   Poems & Itches, 2016

A curated one-night-exhibition concerning the idea of (re)starting something without clearly knowing where this might lead to. We are looking for somethings that lead to possibly anything or maybe nothing.


Digital frames from the series Poems & Itches will be shown at Into The Blue - Ways of a New Beginning.




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XXX    |    Y    |  ears

Taking off    |    Landing
     Checking in     |    Checking out
Quickly crossing   |    Slowly kissing

  Hold on    |    Breathe    |    Embrace    |    Listen

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 No walls, only love will remain.



Venice International Performance Art Week

  10 - 17  December
Palazzo Mora, Venice, IT
 Alperoa, "Tattoo for Venice" (2012). Tattoo by Daniel Campos | 13Agujas Tatuajes.  
Photograph by Cristian Beroíza
The III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK took place at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel in Venice, December 10-17, 2016 under the focus Fragile Body – Material Body. It concluded the trilogy project following the first two editions Hybrid Body – Poetic Body and Ritual Body – Political Body that took place in December 2012 (Palazzo Bembo), and in December 2014 (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel).

The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased in its third edition works of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which presented in cooperation with prestigious cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited and performed alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.

The project consists of an exhibition of performance installations, photographic and video documentation as well as vibrant program of live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, 
researchers and curators.

For this third edition with the focus Fragile Body – Material Body, the works present physical, mental and spiritual bodies as primary material of artistic expression, aiming to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to the art forms of performance art, Live art and Body Art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; fragility and vulnerability of the individual and of the social relationships; mental and spiritual states rendered through liminal physical and corporeal manifestation; as well as encouraging questions around the post-organic transformations and mutations to which we subject the human body.

The presence of human beings in this world is always more than a temporary condition: the communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is an essential element. The topics addressed during the week will relate to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals with greater care.

Due to the specificity of this edition's theme Fragile Body – Material Body, the live performances and works on display also seek to provide reflection and further considerations on how to find meaningful mechanisms to foster positive change through contemporary culture and art in a vital way.
The ART WEEK BLOG includes with reflections, features and interviews by our residence writers.

VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes)

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 Read full description and program here

 Glad to take part in the Venice International Performance Art Week.


Performance Voyage 6

8.12.16 - 6pm
Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
                                                                                                                               Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013
   This year's international video performance collection Performance Voyage 6 is well on its world tour. Screenings have already taken place in Stockholm, Dominican Republic, Cologne, Berlin, Poland and Greece, and in June the collection can be seen in Pori, Finland. From there the tour continues to Paris, Miami, Oulu and elsewhere. Stay tuned!
 MUU's collection of international video performances, Performance Voyage 6, was selected for the fair's Art Athina Film programme. The artists of the Performance Voyage 6 compilation are Caroline Blais, James Duesing, Roberto Fassone, Rick Fisher & Don Rice, Andrew de Freitas, Stefan Hurtig, Henri Hütt, Linda Lenssen, Michael Mallis, Roberta Orlando, Johanna Reich, Pia Sirén, Niko Skorpio, Willem Wilhelmus & Tomasz Szrama.
In cooperation with Arts Promotion Centre Finland's Southwest Finland Regional Office.
Thank you: Helsinki City Cultural Office, Frame Contemporary Art Finland

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