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The Image as Process @Photo Open Up Festival, Padova 26 Sept. – 25 Oct. 2020

The Image As Process
Cattedrale Ex Macello
Via Cornaro 1, Padova
Sept. 26th, Oct. 25th, 2020
Curated by Carlo Sala, The Cool Couple

Artists: Francisco Alarcon, Claudio Beorchia, Filippo Berta,  Francesca Catastini, Federico Clavarino, Gloria Dardari, Achille Filipponi, Alessandro Laita e Chiaralice Rizzi, Luca Marcelli, Filippo Minelli, Caterina Morigi, Novella Oliana, Nicolas Polli, Jessica Raimondi, Fabio Ranzolin, Giovanna Repetto, Michele Sibiloni, Rocco Venezia, Lorenzo Vitturi e Tilo&Toni.

We’re honored we’ve contributed to curate this long and wonderful project.
The exhibition, part of Photo Open Up Festival, gathers some of the most innovative researches in contemporary photography presenting the work of twenty authors from different generation of Italian and European artists. The display, curated by Carlo Sala and The Cool Couple, presents a reflection on how images (be they artistic or vernacular) are always subjected to a process of reinterpretation according to the context – social media, smart devices, mass media, books, museums – or the historical period in which the public is situated. 

TCC wins the 8th edition of Italian Council

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded with this year’s edition of Italian Council.

Italian Council finances projects of the production, awareness and international circulation of Italian contemporary art according to two lines of intervention: Increasing Public Art Collections (Area 1) and Development of talents and international promotion of artists, curators and critics (Area 2).

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Assembramenti – Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, July 11th 2020

Stanno tutti bene
Francesco Jodice, Alessandro Sambini, The Cool Couple
Festival Assembramenti
Galleria Michela Rizzo, Giudecca 800Q, Venezia

We are glad to invite you to Assembra-menti festival, accompanying the exhibition of the same name at Galleria Michela Rizzo, that will take place on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of July. Find more info here.

Happy Together – TCC and Francesco Jodice for Milan Digital Week and Triennale, May 30th, 5PM

Francesco Jodice & The Cool Couple
Online performance for Milano Digital Week and Triennale Milano
Saturday, May30t, 5PM

HAPPY TOGETHER! is a conversation on the relation between physical and digital space among visual artists Francesco Jodice and The Cool Couple.
What kind of spaces do we decide to inhabit and how does this period of forced isolation and restricted social interaction affect our individual perception of places? In the near future, the question will probably concern the dimension we choose for our life.

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A Collection award @ Artefiera 2020

We’re happy to announce that we’re the winners of A Collection Award at Artefiera 2020. The artwork selected by the jury, composed of Giovanni Bonotto, Chiara Casarin, Diego Bergamaschi and Maria Chiara Vallacchi, is The Worm and belongs to our series Time Travel Stuff (2018). The prize consists in a residency and collaboration with Fondazione Bonotto aimed at the production of a tapestry which will enter the Foundation’s collection.

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Artefiera 2020, Bologna, Jan. 23-26

Artefiera 2020
Jan 24-26
Opening Jan. 23, 6.30PM
Fiera Bologna

We are glad to announce that we will be exhibiting at Artefiera 2020 with MLZ Art Dep, presenting some new excerpts from the series Time Travel Stuff. You can find us at PAD 15, booth E25.

Siamo lieti di annunciare la nostra partecipazione ad Artefiera 2020 con MLZ Art Dep, dove presenteremo alcune opere inedite della serie Time Travel Stuff. Ci troverete al PAD 15, stand E25.

Gallery.Delivery Milan – Weird Domesticity, Greencube Gallery, The Wrong Digital Biennale, Milan

Gallery.Delivery Milan – Weird Domesticity
Greencube Gallery – The Wrong, Digital Biennale
curated by Silvio Lorusso
Nov. 1, 2019 – March 20, 2020

Artists: Luigi Amato, Enrico Boccioletti, Guendalina Cerruti, Kamilia Kard, Lorem, Rachele Maistrello, Filippo Minelli, Parasite 2.0, Elena Radice, The Cool Couple


Gallery.Delivery is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a “White Cube” courier bag to the address stipulated in the order, where it will be temporarily installed.
As the Internet increasingly penetrates every corner of our lives, this is giving rise to a mindset where we expect immediate availability in all aspects of our material world, triggered by a simple click or tap.
Gallery.Delivery applies this promise of immediate availability to the exhibition space and the format of the group show. However, unlike with normal delivery services, the courier doesn’t stop at the doorstep; instead, he enters the private home where he sets up the exhibition and offers the works for sale. In this moment, the process of setting up the exhibition takes centre stage as a performative aspect of the show.

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Photo Open-Up, Festival Internazionale di Fotografia, Padova, Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, 2019

Photo Open-Up. Festival Internazionale di Fotografia
curated by Carlo Sala
Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, 2019
Padova, Italy


Con la prima edizione di Photo Open Up, Festival Internazionale di Fotografia in programma dal 21 settembre al 27 ottobre prossimi, Padova entra nel circuito nazionale delle manifestazioni di fotografia.
Ideato e prodotto da Comune di Padova, Assessorato alla Cultura, Fragile Lab e Arcadia Arte, con il contributo della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo e la direzione artistica di Carlo Sala, critico d’arte, curatore e docente al Master in Photography dell’Università IUAV di Venezia, il Festival, che ha cadenza annuale, si rivolge sia al grande pubblico che al mondo degli appassionati e degli operatori della fotografia italiani e stranieri. Continue reading

Autostrada Biennale – Revolution is Us, 21 July – 21 September 2019, Prizren, Kosovo

Autostrada Biennale – Revolution Is Us / La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi
21 July – 21 September 2019
Prizren, Kosovo
Curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio

Artists: Giulio Alvigini (Italy), Apparatus 22 (Romania), Levent Bütüçi (Kosova), Nemanja Cvianovič (Croatia), Lana Čmajčanin (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mirza Dedač (Serbia), Jan Fabre (Belgium), Jakup Ferri (Kosovo), Lek M. Gjeloshi (Albania), Emre Hüner (Turkey), Hristina Ivanoska (North Macedonia), Lorena Kalaja (USA), Sanja Latinović (Serbia), Iva Lulashi (Albania / Italy), Mucci Comics – Marco Mucci and Matteo Pomanti (Italy), Fatmir Mustafa – Karllo (Kosova), Orkide Collective (Kosova), Anatoly Osmolowski (Russia), Adrian Paci (Albania), Tommaso Pincio (Italy), Ilija Šoškić (Montenegro), Somer Şpat (Kosova), Giuseppe Stampone (Italy), Lola Sylaj and Dardan Zhegrova (Kosova), The Cool Couple – Niccolò Benetton and Simone Santilli (Italy), Francesco Vezzoli (Italy) and Driant Zeneli (Albania).


From the curatorial text written by Giacinto di Pietrantonio:

It is only natural that by living in a world where virtuality has become crucial to our existence, the first thing we do when we have an idea is to find a reference, which means going on the internet and searching on Google for news or references to confirm our idea. If we search for “La rivoluzione siamo noi” on Google, we find 27.000.000 results in 0.47 seconds. A colossal number. Continue reading

Art Stays – Contemporary Art Festival, Ptuj, Slovenia, July 5-12, 2019

Art Stays – Contemporary Art Festival
Ptuj, Slovenia
July 5-12, 2019

Artists: Zulkifle Mahmod, Edward Burtynsky, Jeongmoon Choi, Gal Weinstein, Toru Hamada, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Béatrice Lartigue, Snow Yunxue Fu, Olivo Barbieri, Andrea Botto, Silvia Camporesi, The Cool Couple, Discipula, Costantino Ciervo, Interno3 (Manuel Frara), DK (Damjan Kocjančič), Yu Kato, Movimento Creative Label, Christo & Andrew, Liza Ambrossio, Matteo Cremonesi, Shyue Woon, Alexandra Lethbridge, Valentin Fougeray, Marinos Tsagkarakis, Synchrodogs, Cassandra Klos, Matiew Gafsou, Laszlo Laszlo Révész, Marta Czene, Veronika Romhány, Gabriele Corni, Dušan Fišer, Euro Rotelli, Andrea Tagliapietra, Borut Beus, Andreja Džakušič, Borut Holland, Simon Macuh, Keiko Miyazaki, Boris Oblišar, Željko Opačak, Ervin Potočnik, Mojca Senegačnik, Iva Tratnik, Bori Zupančič, Adam Szell, Adam Takacs, Enrico Antonello, Matteo Vettorello, Nicoló Masiero Sgrinzatto, Samuel Hernandez De Luca.


The Art Stays Contemporary art festival has been bringing the best that Slovenian and foreign contemporary artists have to offer to Ptuj since 2003, having featured a number of promising young artists, as well as big names, such as Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Monira Al Qadiri, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman…Just like every year, we can look forward to exceptional artworks from a wide range of art forms – from sculpturing, photography, film, and painting to art installations and performances, and music. The 17th edition of the Art Stays festival, with the title FUTURE – a Vision of the World, will feature international artists who explore the future and try to answer the question: What the future holds?

Find more about the programme here.