Effetto Venturi #02

Stefano Arienti

Stefano Arienti conducts a seminar that focuses on the phase prior to the making of a work, the world that comes prior to the existence of art. During the day exponents of different disciplines will contribute to the seminar with their own viewpoints.

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.