On the occasion of the Athens Biennale, Vessel’s curators and co-founders, Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro, will continue Radio Materiality’s investigation about cultural production in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

During the biennial, Vessel will make Radio Materiality’s experiences accessible thanks to a “station” where people can listen and talk, a place to reflect on the role of alternatives in the current scenario, both cultural and social.

The audio material that will be available at the Station will come both from the previous steps of the project – the curatorial research in Madrid and the artists’ investigation in Bari – and from a series of meetings and conversations between practitioners active in Greece and the curators of the project who will explore alternative sustainable strategies taking place within the local cultural production.

The audio material that will be disposable at the Station, will come from the previous steps of the project: the curatorial research we had in Madrid in December 2012, the investigations of the Radio Materiality’s artists in Bari during the summer, and from a series of conversations we are having in Greece during this month. These meetings will be moments of brainstorming between practitioners active in Greece and curators involved in Radio Materiality in order to explore alternative and sustainable strategies taking place within the local cultural production.

Radio Materiality is a public and intangible space, a hub that stimulates communication, exchange and dialogue between Puglia and the Euro-Mediterranean area in order to build cultural and social bridges among the countries of this region. The radio is the tool through which Vessel intends to understand and redefine already existing social and geopolitical dynamics thanks to the lens of art and culture.



With the support of the project PROJECT DE.MO. / MOVIN’ UP I Sessione 2013

Direzione Generale per il paesaggio, le belle arti, l’architettura e l’arte contemporanee
Direzione Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo
E GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani - www.giovaniartisti.it


Radio Materiality is part of Materiality. Materiality is a two-years European project that is being developed in collaboration between Wyspa in Gdańsk, Vessel in Bari, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and Kibla in Maribor. It explores the visual, sensual, transformative, political and scientific aspects of materials.

Materiality is supported by Cimetta Fund + Program “Kultura”

Partners: XScapeMoMAngControradio


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This project reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible  for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. With the support of the Programm Kultur of the European Union.