Effetto Venturi #08

Piero Golia. Full-scale

“Getting away from traditional methods of lecturing and teaching, this workshop sets out to generate a ‘life-size experience.’ Starting with analysis of precedents like the Mountain School of Arts, New Atlantis Enterprises and The Chalet, the workshop’s objectives go beyond the borders of education, expanding the discourse to real experience and encouraging lively debate.”. (Piero Golia)

The seminar involves a small group of participants in a horizontal discussion on their artistic practices, over the course of two days.

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.