A Natural Oasis

A Natural Oasis for Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale promoted by the Republic of San Marino in collaboration with Cyprus, Gibraltar-UK, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta

Sarah Capesius (LU), Martina Conti (SM), Viola Conti (SM), Lito Kattou & Leontios Toumpouris (CY), Alessandro Di Pietro (IT), Katrin I. Jonsdottir HjordĂ­sardottir Hirt (IS-USA), Nico Macina (SM), Francesca Mangion (M), Orestis Mavroudis (GR), Mnemoscape – Elisa Adami, Alessandra Ferrini (IT-UK), Giacomo Raffaelli (IT-UK), Jacopo Rinaldi (IT)

Curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi

22 October – 22 November 2015

In the occasion of Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale, Viafarini hosts the participations of the Republic of San Marino to BJCEM with a two-year research project curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi. Fourteen international artists and researchers participated in this stage-based process on research and mobility which took place between 2014 and 2015.

The four opening days of A Natural Oasis at Viafarini focuses on crucial aspects of archival culture through heterogeneous devices and live performances. These aspects triggered the groups’ aim to carry out collective research lasting over a period of two years to analyze geopolitical and social problems related to archives: collection of documents, enumeration and organization of materials, creation of archives as system construction and archival ideologies. Through a narrative display, co-designed by the participants themselves, the research group of A Natural Oasis recalls all the steps of this transnational project that was born in San Marino and later migrated to Milan and Gibraltar.



Photos: Jacopo Rinaldi