Adrian Paci, Centro di Permanenza Temporanea, 2009. Courtesy Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milano

Symposium Lost in Translation

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A symposium on the relationship between cultures
23rd February 2010
Triennale of Milan
‘Salone d’Onore’
h. 9.30 am-13.30 pm/14.30 pm-18.00 pm

Connecting Cultures, supported by Regione Lombardia, organizes an international symposium at Triennale di Milano on contemporary esthetic practic in relation to the issue of translation and intercultural exchanges.
Lost in Translation
aims to confront the topic of relationships between cultures, the complexity of cultural identities today and the often too static vision that each culture has of the Other using creative and artistic languages as tools to read the contemporary world from unusual and unconventional points of view.
Lost in translation
represents an opportunity to look at artistic and cultural approaches as interesting ways of thinking about this contemporary issue: final objective of the project is to stimulate reflection about the complexity of translation and artistic languages as an effective means of communication.
Among the artists invited to talk about these issues: Maria Thereza Alves, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Adrian Paci, Marjetica Potrč and Luca Vitone, introduced by theorists and art curators, such as Sarat Maharaj .

download the programme of the symposium

Lost in translation

At the end of the afternoon an Open Call for art projects by artists, under the age of 35, will be launched by Connecting Cultures and Fondazione Ismu/Educational Department – Patrimonio e Intercultura.The call aims to develop a working collaboration between young artists and public institutions on projects that are design to involve people, communities in specific cultural and urban contexts.

The application form can be downloaded, starting from 23rd Febraury 2010, on the websites: and

The topics confronted during the symposium and the artists’ talks will be published on – a platform of open publishing for independent art spaces created by Connecting Cultures. During the coming months, artplaces will publish a series of focuses on issues concerning cultural translation, and the arts. Moreover artplaces will offer an important tool for keeping the discussion alive after the symposium in various areas of the world.

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