Simone Azzoni (Asolo 1972) graduated in modern literature and philosophy in 1996. He is an art critic and lectures History of Contemporary Art at IUSVE. He also teaches Critical Image Reading and History of Art at the Palladio Institute of Design in Verona. A teacher of literature at secondary school, he is interested in Net Art and New Media Art and Art marketing tips. He has curated numerous exhibitions in unconventional venues. He is a theatre critic for national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of seminars on Critical Reading of the Performing Arts at the University of Verona. He organises research and experimental theatre reviews with the Fondazione Teatro Nuovo of Verona and has been co-artistic director of Theatre Art Verona for three years. Among his recent publications, Frame – Videoart e dintorni was published by the publishing house Universitaria. He is the author of theatre texts that have been performed all over the world.
The hen’s gaze is oblique, transverse, direct, frontal and lateral, but only synthesis surrounds the object of understanding and meaning. The avant-gardes that characterised the last century, influencing and flowing like waves of meaning into the present, are reread by the gaze of musicians, photographers, actors, dancers, cooks and children, to become universal again in the scope and effects intended by their programmatic intentions. The manualistic path is only a pretext; an opportunity to delve into what remains to be remembered. Alongside are the voices of those who reread those poems, living them through the eyes of their art, discipline and profession. Their versions have naturally selected those avant-gardes that still live on in artistic creation today.
In this intersection of planes, a further dimension is added, constructed by the gaze of Alessandro Sanna, who in turn dialogues with the description of the artistic movement and parallel suggestions through his refined and ironic brush. A transversal hypertextuality destined to open up further gazes for divergent readings, which will choose, follow traces or, like the hen, make synthesis.
Texts by Simone Azzoni Interviews to: Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni, Luca Baldini, Lorenzo Bazzocchi, Salvatore Bonafede, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi, Valentina Chen, Andrea Cosentino, Silvia Costa, Isabel Cuesta Camacho, Leonardo Delogu, Giulia Fantazzini, Enrico Fedrigoli, Daniel Gonzalez, Enrico Rava, Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella, Antonella Ruggiero, Simone Rugiati, Maurizio Zanolli Illustrations by Alessandro Sanna Book design by Bunker
13 × 19 cm 96 pages Paperback Italian Isbn 978-88-98030-12-5 First published May 2018