East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Exhibition: Searching for identity at the time of selfie (Trieste, Italy)


Trieste, Studio Tommaseo (via del Monte, 2/1) 
12 January to 22 February, 2019


an ArtSpace and Trieste Contemporanea co-production
in the framework of “Dialogues with the art from Central Eastern Europe 2019”
funded by the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia


Patrick Faigenbaum, portrait of a Florentine family; 
Andrzej and Teresa Wełmiński, from the series Esse est percipi 


Trieste Contemporanea and ArtSpace present the project SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY (AT THE TIME OF SELFIE), a series of exhibitions and meetings running from 12 January to 22 February, 2019 at the Studio Tommaseo in Trieste and involving 25 artists from Bosnia, Croatia, France, Italy, Lebanon, Poland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

Visual artists, photographers, musicians, actors, dancers, writers and philosophers have asked themselves “who am I today, between virtual identity and real traces of myself?” and will offer the project their answers and artworks. Their interpretations will be different, ranging from a "classical" search for interiority to more recent "fluidities of appearing" disseminated through digital devices. Touching different perceptions and sensory skills. With a multilingual soundtrack of contributions on identity meaning which will mark their emotional rhythm: a voiced thread of the whole initiative, unusual compared to the representation of ourselves that is offered to us by our images.

The initiative consists of three exhibitions, which will open on 12 January, 26 January and 9 February respectively, and a roundtable (16 February). Artists and professionals which curators Giuliana Carbi Jesurun and Gabriella Cardazzo have involved in the debate on identity are: Claudio Ambrosini, Luigi Arpini, Cristiano Berti, Amos Bianchi, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Fulvio Dell’Agnese, Erick Deroost, Małgorzata Dmitruk, Diego Esposito, Patrick Faigenbaum, Katja Fleig, Giovanni Floreani, Manuel Frara/interno 3, Daniela Gattorno, Giulia Iacolutti, Laure Keyrouz, Ian Mckeever, Samir Mehanović, Cristiana Moldi Ravenna, Lada Nakonechna, Remo Rostagno, Mario Sillani Djerrahian, Sonia Squillaci, Leon Tarasewicz, Stefano Triberti, Gian Carlo Venuto, Marijana Vukić Pende, Andrzej and Teresa Wełmiński.



6.00 pm, opening of exhibition 1: Claudio Ambrosini, Cristiano Berti, Patrick Faigenbaum, Manuel Frara/Interno 3, Lada Nakonechna, Mario Sillani Djerrahian, Marijana Vukić Pende.
7.00 pm, performance by Giovanni Floreani and Daniela Gattorno.
7.30 pm, conversation with the artists.

6.00 pm, opening of exhibition 2: Erick Deroost and Katja Fleig, Małgorzata Dmitruk, Diego Esposito, Sonia Squillaci, Gian Carlo Venuto.
7.00 pm, performance/installation by Laure Keyrouz.
7.30 pm, conversation with the artists and movie by Erick Deroost and Katja Fleig.

6.00 pm, opening of exhibition 3: Luigi Arpini, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Giulia Iacolutti, Ian McKeever, Cristiana Moldi Ravenna, Leon Tarasewicz, Andrzej and Teresa Wełmiński.
7.00 pm, movie by Samir Mehanović.
7.30 pm, conversation with the artists. 

6.00 pm, roundtable with Amos Bianchi, Giuliana Carbi Jesurun, Gabriella Cardazzo, Fulvio Dell’Agnese, Remo Rostagno, Stefano Triberti.
7.30 pm, performance by Remo Rostagno.