I was pleased to provide 125 mono prints for the BAU 18 container at the invitation of artist Angelica Bergamini.
The BAU Contemporary Culture Container was founded in 2004 in Viareggio by a group of authors with decades of experience in the field of artistic research, observers of the many aspects of the culture of our time. At the local level and through national and international collaborations, the project has quickly established itself as a lively meeting point to activate wide-ranging dialogues and exchanges between the various artistic disciplines. BAU is assembled annually in a limited edition and contains original works by numerous authors. The publication collects the legacy of artist magazines and "assemblage" magazines of the 60s, 70s and 80s, adding an authentic dimension through the sharing of projects and ideas, also expressed through the organization of exhibitions , conferences and events. In seventeen years of activity, from number 0 to number 18, the BAU "network" has involved over 830 authors from more than 35 countries. The BAU box set is present in important museums, archives, foundations and public collections, such as the MART in Rovereto, the Tate Modern Library in London, the Museo del Novecento, the Triennale and the National Library of Milan, The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Yale (USA), the Bibliothèque Kandinsky of the Center Pompidou in Paris and the libraries of the University of Iowa (USA).
The number 18 of BAU was born as an appointment between artists residing in New York and in Europe. We have always cared about the opportunities for relationships, for international artistic exchange. Thus, we have created a vibrant dialogue and put together a repertoire of works that, like a mosaic, show a strong and active collective, despite the closures and quarantines.