SPARKS is now a book

SPARKS is now a book

118 pages
edited by Paola Tognon
Quodlibet (publisher) 

With the contribution of: Azzurra D’Agostino, Lisa Gilardino, Lorenzo Giusti, Eva Neklyaeva, Morena Poltronieri,  Alberta Sessa, Paola Tognon.

With her project Sparks 2021 Francesca Grilli is among the winners of the 9th edition of the Italian Council, the most authoritative Italian award for contemporary art.
Sparks 2021 – a workshop, performance, and installation – revolves around the minimal yet revolutionary action of delivering a reading of our future into the hands of children. On the grounds of thinking that is both poetic and political, the children in Sparks, the actors and authors of visions and reflections, activate a free process of unravelling and interpretation that is projected from the present into the future.
The volume, which documents the work carried out by the artist and the Italian and European phases of the project and its development, at the same time offers critical reflections on the themes and issues Grilli’s work brings to the fore, such as the inverting of the adult-child relationship, the figure of the oracle, contact, and distance.

more info:

The following is a list of all those who collaborated on Francesca Grilli’s Sparks 2021 project: Contemporary Locus; Corpoceleste; GAMeC-Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bergamo; Associazione Teatro di Roma; Rassegna Buffalo, MACRO-Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Roma; Base-Milano, Milano; Immaginare Orlando, Bergamo; Kaaitheater; Kunst Meran/Merano Arte, Merano; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Level Five Artistic; MACTE Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Termoli; MAXXI L’Aquila-Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo; Netwerk Aalst, Aalst; RUPERT, Vilnius; Snaporazverein, Samaden; STUK Arts Center, Leuven. 

With the support of: Regione Lombardia and Leonardo Graffi 

Sparks 2021 is grateful for its pathway to the following: all the children who participated; Matteo Piccioni; Santarcangelo Festival (Santarcangelo di Romagna); Welcome to the Village (Leeuwarden); Saal Biennaal (Tallin); workspacebrussels (Bruxelles); Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Napoli.