postcript Bordeaux

Normally the UNIDEE blog ends with our open studio event, however this year, post the aforementioned event we were extremely lucky to be invited to spend 4 days in Bordeaux. We went to France to attend the opening few days of Evento – Art for an Urban Re-Evolution of which Michelangelo Pistoletto is artistic director.

Residents meeting the people who will host them during their stay in Bordeaux…Incredibly kind, generous and open people who welcomed us into their homes and treated us like family. A HUGE thank you to all of them!!!

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extra photos by Armona Pistoletto and Cai Weidong

The Biennale of Bordeaux 6-16 October…it’s all free and if you can get there in time, you should go!


unidee in progress…preparations

Save the date, October 1st, 6.00pm till 9.00pm. Come to Cittadellarte to see the work in progress of the residents of UNIDEE 2011. Free entry, all welcome, see you there!

Rapha mapping

Karolina constructing

Annie’s library

Olga sewing

Work in Progress – Transit by resident Ibrahim Jawabreh come to Cittadellarte on Saturday to see more…

news from last year’s UNIDEE

Cittadellarte’s decade-long collaboration with illy revolves around UNIDEE and its annual International Residency Programme. Every year illy invites the UNIDEE artists to take part in a design competition. The 2010 winner whose design was chosen to go into production is Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa and above is his winning design for the illy coffee can.

Alioum has now been invited to design the outfits for Galleria illy’s attendants.  In a development of his UNIDEE residency project, Moussa will use second-hand clothes (originally sent to Africa by Europe), hand embroidery and a touch of graphic design to create unique pieces of art.

unidee in sanremo on other blogs

UNIDEE had an article written about their time in Sanremo by Silvia Iuliano for – it is in italian, here is a translated excerpt:

photo taken from website

16 young artists from around the world for one week in La Pigna to give the quarter a voice through art which promotes  a responsible transformation of society. This is the objective of the experimental workshop organised in the historic centre by the  association Pigna Mon Amour, which for the second year, is hosting the residents of the university of ideas – UNIDEE from Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, in the homes of Sanremo locals…


sopralluogo in piazzo

“sopralluogo” is a very succinct Italian word meaning to go and make an on-site inspection, to check a place out…

Today some of us went up to the Piazzo, in Biella to see the Palazzo Ferrero, It is the venue for an event being coordinated by Nicoletta Daldanise later in September called the co-lab festival and will feature works/performances by various UNIIDEE 11 residents…

Some of the spaces being made available include the arcade and courtyard of the villa and the open air stage…