Studio Rizoma is an international cultural studio based in Palermo and with outreach offices in Berlin and Paris. It has been established by European Alternatives, with support from Allianzkulturstiftung, following the successful curation of the 2019 edition of the Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo in Palermo.
Studio Rizoma begins its journey on October 27th through the results of PANDEMOS, the first project of the Studio conceived as a multimedia project and physical exhibition conceived during the covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020. PANDEMOS, conceived by Lorenzo Marsili and curated by Izabela Anna Moren, is a collective exhibition of the works of 13 Italian and international artists working in Sicily, selected during the lockdown, who worked during the summer to develop a series of works related to the experience of the pandemic and its overcoming.
The opening is conceived as a physical evening in Palermo to revive the “magic book” in one night and have a space in which to present the works presented through performances, readings and visual elements. The launch of PANDEMOS will be the first public appearance of Studio Rizoma and part of the evening will include the announcement and presentation of the institution to the local public for the first time through this project.
Michele Bubacco & Carlo Santacaterina
Michele Maria Cammarata & Roberto Lentini
Lina Issa, Batch M. Ballow & Richard Braude
Giorgio Vasta, Luca Cinquemani, Giusi Diana, Letizia Gullo, Simone Mannino, Izabela Anna Moren, Ennio Pellicanò, Filippo Pistoia, Clarissa Renée Podbielski, Giuseppina Vara, Lorenzo Marsili.
The website and the magic book will be launched online on the 27th October at 12h CET.
The physical exhibition will start at 18h CET at the Ex-Convento della Magione.
With the support of Allianz kulturstiftung, European Cultural Foundation, and Goethe-Institut Palermo.