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ISBN: 9788836608072


This book compiles the work of an 18 month public art project featuring site specific artistic interventions from six mediterranean cities: Istanbul, Beirut, Nicosia, Tel Aviv, Alexandria, Barcelona. Special projects by: Atlas Group (Beirut); Ofri Cnaani

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The project Going Public, now at its fifth edition, is a “work in progress” which develops through a collective research involving Italian and foreign artists, students, researchers, authors, geographers and sociologists. The 2006 edition focuses on the Mediterranean, a sea which has represented since the ancient times a meeting point for different peoples, a major way of communication and of exchange between people, economies and cultures.
To understand its identity and its transformations, which were often troubled, involving delicate social and environmental balances of the areas around it, six cities have been chosen as case studies: Istanbul, Beirut, Nicosia, Tel Aviv, Alexandria and Barcelona. These cities are described as moving and evolving places, where the effects of globalisation and the change of the geo-political scenario are evident: the abandonment of traditions, the growth of new megalopolis, the increase in the migratory flows and the tourist places, the ancient trade routes and the large infrastructures, the hybrid and complex role of the cities and of the large Mediterranean ports are only some of the themes on which this edition of Going Public focuses.
The volume, which is conceptually linked to the previous editions, documents, as in a guide, the projects, the researches and the interventions which have been done, that range from art installations to videos, from performances to debates and workshops.

Artists: Atlas Group (Lebanon), Tony Chakar (Lebanon), Ofri Cnaani (Israel), Francesca Cogni (Italy) Abdalla Daif (Egypt), Donatello De Mattia (Italy), Gianmaria Conti (Italy), Manuel Delgado Ruiz (Spain), Sameh El Halawany (Egypt), Achilleas Kentonis (Cyprus), Bilal Khbeiz (Lebanon), Elias Khuri (Lebanon), Vasif Kortun (Turkey), Armin Linke (Germany), Stefano Maffei (Italy), Ashik Mene (Cyprus), Oda Projesi (Turkey), Yiannis Papadakis (Cyprus), Martí Peran (Spain), Sharon Rotbard (Israel), Nermin Saybasili (Turkey), Jenny Vogel (Germany), xurban_collective (Turkey), Akram Zaatari (Lebanon), Claudia Zanfi (Italy), ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation (Nicosia, Cyprus), Can Xalant (Barcelona, Spain), Platform Garanti (Istanbul, Turkey), Culture and youth department, Formigine Municipality (Italy)


Flux: Istanbul

Cranes: Beirut

Edge: Nicosia

  • Yiannis Papadakis: Nicosia after 1960: A River a Bridge and a Dead Zone
  • Claudia Zanfi, Huseyin Orznac: Transcrossing Memories
  • Gianmaria Conti: Memory as Identity. The Memory Box Project
  • Achilleas Kentonis, Ashik Mene: Interviews

Flow: Tel Aviv

Navigate: Alexandria

Confluence: Barcelona

Atlas Territorial Workshops

Mediterraneo: The name of the sea

250 pages, color ills / 17 x 24 cm / English, Italian

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