Team in Rome: Marco Binotto sociologist and Marco Angelini artist and sociologist


 

MARCO BINOTTO 

Researcher at the Faculty of Political Science, Sociology, Communication where he teaches cultural and communication processes applied to science and health and Communication of rights and active citizenship.

He holds a degree in Sociology and a PhD in Communication Sciences.

At the Department of Communication and Social Research of the Sapienza University of Rome, he deals with social communication and the third sector, the public sphere and the media representation of immigration, media activism and environmental communication.

Coordinates the Observatory on Social Communication (Terza.com) and the Environmental Communication and Sustainability Observatory (Cambio). He coordinated the Etnequal Social Communication project on the media representation of immigrants in Italy, promoted as part of the Equal community initiative and a “survey on the use of communication tools in third sector organizations”, carried out within the inter-university research project of relevant national interest, co-financed by MIUR, “Beyond public opinion: communicative architecture and new social space”.

He published SComunicazione sociale 2.0 (Nuova Cultura, 2010) e Pestilenze (Castelvecchi, 2000) and coordinated the research published in Conflitti insostenibili. Malasanità in scena. Anatomia di un “caso mediale” (Nuova cultura, 2011), FuoriLuogo. L’immigrazione e i media italiani(Pellegrini/Rai-ERI, 2004), Violenza Mediata. Il ruolo dell’informazione al G8 di Genova (Editori Riuniti, 2003) e Elezioni 2001. Descrizione di una battaglia mediale (Sossella, 2001).

At this time, he coordinates for the Department the national research projects on news, security, immigration and asylum in the Italian media connected to the Rome Charter Observatory.

 

MARCO ANGELINI

Marco Angelini, born in Rome in 1971, lives and works between Rome and Warsaw. He studies the metropolitan phenomenon and the presence of constant transformation processes. The sociological interpretation constitutes its cultural background of reference and formation.

Cities are the scenario in which unconscious impulses survive interacting with the new possibilities offered by technology, which is why they become the nucleus and the ideal habitat for all human paradoxes and contradictions.

Marco Angelini turns the painted surface into the meeting place of different shapes and materials, signs, and meanings. His work is an expressive research dominated by matter and different kind of materials, mostly recycled: iron, aluminum, paper, cellophane, polystyrene, nails, screws, recording tapes, photographic films, just to name a few. To this surface the Artist applies pigments, powders, glues, metals, and plastics in order to create artworks characterized by a suspended balance, by a pregnant silence and rarefied atmospheres, as well as an immediately recognizable style.

In Marco Angelini’s art, matter – far from embodying graveness – becomes a genuine, transfigured emblem of lightness, transparency and levitation.

Marco Angelini – far from criticism or ideological positions – firmly believes that art must play a decisive social role: to restore the visibility of things, to attract attention, and thus to create new possibilities of sharing, communicating and questioning. In-between his different phases of research, let us mention that “on the double”, that “on the theme of memory”, finally, that “on the relation exists between the material on the one hand and the elements that collapse it on the other hand”: time, space, urban contexts, Man, among others.

Let us mention furthermore that the Science has influenced his artistic creation since years. He thinks an artist works in the same direction of a scientific researcher: that is, he investigates, explores, contaminates. Moreover, the creative force of Man is the first energy available to us. The artist, like the scientist, becomes the one who is able to reply to the need for both evolution and change. The artist lends his art to science, while borrowing from her, he ensures they can build new paradigms together.

Given that today, in a world that runs and consumes without digesting, nothing remains but the refusal, Marco Angelini would like to emphasize the need not to consider “waste” those elements and objects have lost only their “simulacrum of modernity”. The intention is to assemble them in his artworks, underlining this way we are called to make “gestures”. As consumers, every choice constitutes a position. Doing so, in his artworks, objects refused by society (but not digested) acquire an everlasting life together with a renovated aesthetic dignity.

The works of Marco Angelini have been acquired by various collectors and one of them is part of the prestigious private collection of Fondazione Roma (Palazzo Sciarra). Since 2006, Angelini has directed several solo exhibitions in Europe (Rome, Milan, Warsaw, Kraków, London, Bratislava), and he has taken part in group exhibitions in public spaces and private galleries in New York, Washington D.C., Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Zamość, Szczecin, Munich, Essen, London, Brussels, Rome.

Among his most important exhibitions, it should be recalled the participation in 2011 at the Italian Pavilion in the World at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale thanks to the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, other than his solo exhibition in Rome in 2015 at the Carlo Bilotti Museum; participation in Szczecin (Poland) in 2016 at the contemporary art festival 11. MFSW inSPIRACJE / Oksydan; exhibition “ Solchi Urbani”at the Museion – Bozen (Italy) and the solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of La Sapienza in Rome (March 2018).

He is represented in Abu Dhabi by Novus Art Gallery.

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