Effetto Venturi #07

Giuseppe Gabellone. Workshop

The English term “workshop” means a place to work, but also a seminar of sorts. It is precisely in the moment of work, according to Giuseppe Gabellone, that reflections are activated on wider issues. Working in a group also means condensing experiences, transmitting them to others, finding mediations, discussing results. Workshop proposes analysis of collective and instantaneous doing, through a workshop that will involve the participants in the making of a collective work, in the conviction that exchange happens during doing.

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, conducted in 2011–12 and focusing on the Italian scene, is now being followed by a new cycle that extends the investigation to the international setting. It involves artists who, for years, have participated actively in conveying artistic knowledge through their teaching and research outside Italy.

Effetto Venturi is conducted with the contribution of the Fondazione Cariplo.