Scuola di Decorazione, Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona
Officine Tesla
Ida Chicca Terracciano

Presentation: Tuesday 23 November h 12 pm, Aula Magna
Exhibition: 29 November – 20 December 2021

from Monday to Friday from 8 am till 6 pm

Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona
Via Montanari 5, Verona

As part of the exhibition activities of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona dedicated to the protagonists and languages of contemporary art, on Tuesday, November 23, at 12:00 noon in the Aula Magna, the work ILRadio by artist Daniele Nicolosi will be presented.

Francesco Ronzon, Director of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona;
Katia Brugnolo, Coordinator of the School of Decoration, Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona;
Ida Chicca Terracciano, curator of the project;
Daniele Nicolosi, artist;
Federica Furlani, sound designer;
Sergio Breviario, professor of Decoration, Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona;
Daniele Salvalai, professor of Sculpture, Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona.

The work will be on display in the spaces of the Academy from November 29 to December 20, 2021, from Monday to Friday, with free admission upon presentation of the Green pass at the entrance.

The attention to ethical aspects, the constant formal reinventions used to intervene in the spaces dedicated to receiving the work on each occasion and a political attitude of art oriented towards a public collection represent the privileged field of investigation where the artist's work dwells.

The installation ILRadio was created to celebrate the return to live attendance of the entire academic sector through a sound rite, to open up to a reflection on the transmission of value from the virtual to the real world, from the individual to the collective. Reconnecting with the natural phenomenon of radioactivity present in our bodies as well as in the spatial dimension, the work directly calls upon the public, and in particular the Veronese university to which it is dedicated, to take up its function and acquire meaning.

From November 12 until the end of the project, anyone will be able to upload and share their own sound contributions, without restrictions of content or origin, on the website

Through a data collection system realized with the collaboration of Officine Tesla (Hideki Yamamoto and Federica Furlani), the installation will be activated during specific time windows designed by the artist, shaping and playing back in the environments, places and common spaces the flow of heterogeneous sound suggestions uploaded by the users.

Halfway between a village bell and a proscenium, ILRadio recovers a double social function, marking the rhythms of the daily activities of a community and giving it the opportunity to externalize itself.

To participate:

Daniele Nicolosi (Milan, 1981)
Lives and works in Milan.
He studied Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic and at the same time created numerous wallpaintings in Italy, Europe, Russia and the Americas, becoming a central figure in the Street Art movement that emerged in Italy at the end of the 1990s.
He took part in exhibitions in private galleries and museums such as Palazzo Reale, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro and Pac in Milan, Macro in Rome, Mart in Rovereto, SAP Museum in Walldorf and the Young Biennal of Moscow.
The Court of Milan deliberated on the legal aspects of his artistic practice in 2010 and 2018, a topic reviewed in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune.
In 2015, he was Artistic Director for the architectural cladding of the Auditorium and Conference Center for the Universal Exhibition in Milan. At the same time, he graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.
He has created graphic art projects for MPS and RCS. He has designed sets for Teatro Stabile D'Abruzzo and Teatro Sociale di Sondrio. The Skira publishing house has dedicated a monograph to the story of his beginnings.

Officine Tesla
Officine Tesla was founded in 2014 in Milan with the aim of developing a network of multidisciplinary activities aimed at enhancing the artistic and social potential of sound and new technologies. It carries out consulting activities and technological and artistic production for the cultural sector, operates as a platform for bringing young creatives closer to the professional world and promotes various workshops and laboratories.

Federica Furlani (Verona, 1988)
Lives and works in Milan.
Musician and sound designer, she graduated in Viola and Electronic Music at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan. She attended for a semester the prestigious UDK in Berlin, where she focused on sound design, interaction design and artistic sound installation.
As sound designer for theatre and the performing arts, she has collaborated with, among others, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, the Venice Biennale, LAC in Lugano. She has created soundtracks for works for the GAM in Verona and the Franca Rame and Dario Fo Archives in Verona, and created a soundwalk for the 6X6 Festival in Interzona.
She is vice-president and founding member of Officine Tesla, a collective with which she carries out research and workshop activities on sound and new technologies. In 2019/2020 she participated in a research project at the Bicocca University of Milan working on sound and mediation with cultural heritage.