Effetto Venturi #03

Mario Airò

Mario Airò thinks about certain issues raised by art teaching and presents Penso con le mie ginocchia (I think with my knees), a production workshop open to self-training, with Stefano Dugnani and Diego Perrone, co-creators of the project, Elisabetta Galasso, director of NABA Milan, Alessandro De Battisti, Elena Mantoni and Pierfabrizio Paradiso, students of Airò.

Effetto Venturi is a cycle of seminars and meetings on issues tied to the transmission of artistic know-how. The title is inspired by the “Venturi effect”, the hydrodynamic paradox whereby the velocity of a fluid increases when it flows through a constricted section of pipe. This principle of physics thus becomes a possible metaphor for the dynamics each artist enacts through research, production and the transmission of artistic knowledge to younger generations of artists. 

The first season of Effetto Venturi focuses on the Italian scene, it involves artists who participate actively in conveying artistic knowledge through their teaching and research. Each artist will hold a workshop for a limited number of participants and a public encounter in order to exemplify the various potential ways of passing on artistic know-how.

Effetto Venturi is part of a bigger project, “Shrinking World”, conducted with the contribution of the Fondazione Cariplo.