Nicola Trezzi’s lecture “Central Peripheries and Peripheral Centers: The New Paradigm”
Friday, June 10, 5 pm
Kotzebue 1/ Põhja pst 7, Tallinn
The lecture is held in lieu of the programme of TASE 2016 Degree Show
The lecture will investigate certain developments within the field of contemporary art and its connection to globalization. Following a series of recent events, specific situations and the structure of certain institutions and private identities, this new paradigm reconsiders the dichotomy “center” versus “periphery.”
The lecture takes the field of visual art as a study case, as a way to understand phenomena that go beyond its specificity (art, artists, museums, etc.) allowing a deeper understanding of reality at large.
Nicola Trezzi (Magenta, Italy, 1982) is an educator, exhibition maker and writer based in Tel Aviv. Until 2014 he was US editor at Flash Art International, New York Desk editor at Flash Art Italia, associate editor at Flash Art CZ&SK and consulting editor at Flash Art HU. Beside Flash Art, his writings appeared in Il Sole 24 Ore, Monopol, Flatt, erev-rav.com, biweekly.pl, White Fungus, in catalogues such as Joshua Neustein: Drawing the Margins (Jerusalem: Israel Museum), Postmonument (Carrara: The 14th Sculpture Biennial), Michal Helfman: Change (Tel Aviv: CCA), Ylva Ogland: She, an Introduction (Stockholm: Bonniers Konsthall) and Ido Bar-El: Bagatelle, Paintings, 1986–2015 (Tel Aviv Museum of Art) and in exhibition texts for Vibha Galhotra (Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) and Johan Creten (Galerie Perrotin, New York) and Matteo Callegari (Carl Kostyál, London). A staff member of the Prague Biennale Foundation from 2007 to 2014, he co-organized the following exhibitions: Painting Overall at the Prague Biennale 5, Four Rooms at the CCA in Warsaw, Modern Talking at the Muzeul National de Arta Cluj-Napoca, Circa 1986 at HVCCA in Peekskill NY, Champs-Élysées at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Diagonal Histories—Imre Bak, Peter Halley—, at Art+Text in Budapest. He lectured at the Yale University School of Art (New Haven CT), SIAC (Chicago), iCI (New York), and at the Indonesian Institute of the Art (Yogyakarta). He is currently head of the MFA program at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and Flash Art International’s contributing editor.
In addition to the lecture, Trezzi will visit different art institutions and artists’ studios in Tallinn.
Nicola Trezzi’s visit to Estonia is supported by ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility.