2014 International Exchange: Florence

Our second exchange is organized with artists, curators and organizations based in and around Florence, Italy. In the first half of August 2014, the Italian open collective Radical Intention (Valerio del Baglivo, Maria Pecchioli and Aria Spinelli) will be hosted in St. Louis as residents at The Luminary (in collaboration with Temporary Art Review) and in rural central Missouri as guests for our inaugural edition of FLOAT, an annual, off-site, short-term workshop residency. In the second half of August, The Luminary Co-directors and St. Louis-based collaboration US English (James and Brea McAnally) will participate in Decompression Gathering Summer Camp, a week of decompression, communal living and group working, organized by Radical Intention, and be hosted at Corniolo Art Platform (in collaboration with FOSCA) in the Mugello Valley near Florence, Italy.

This International Exchange Program is supported in part by DE.MO./MOVIN’UP’, as part of the I session of MOVIN’UP 2014, curated by the MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITA’ CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO, Direzione Generale per il paesaggio, le belle arti, l’architettura e l’arte contemporanee, Direzione Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo, and GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani; Pulitzer Arts Foundation for Marfa Dialogues/St. Louis (MD/STL); ideaXfactory, an Artplace America project; and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.