UNDISCIPLINED - 3rd Biennale Of Ceramics In Contemporary Art


Albisola, Savona, Vado Ligure (Ligurian Riviera, Italy).

Opening: 8 July 2006, from 10 a.m. to late night dancing

Invited artists/designers

Getulio Alviani, Milan; Bertozzi and Casoni, Imola; Jurgen Bey, Rotterdam; Alessandro Biamonti, Milan; Andrea Branzi, Milan; Enzo Cucchi, Rome; Carmine Deganello, Milan; Paolo Deganello, Milan; Jacqueline de Jong, Amsterdam; Amie Dicke, Amsterdam; Florence Doléac, Paris; Yona Friedman, Paris; Liam Gillick, New York; Stefano Giovannoni, Milan; Martì Guixé, Berlin; Pekka Harni, Helsinki; Richard Hawkins, Los Angeles; Heringa/Van Kalsbeek, Amsterdam; Runa Islam, London; Joris Laarman, Rotterdam; Ugo La Pietra, Milan; Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli, Milan; Corrado Levi, Milan; Goshka Macuga, London; Jonathan Meese, Berlin and Charlet Kugel, Paris; Alessandro Mendini, Milan; Multiplicity (Matteo Ghidoni, Alessandro Petti), Milan; Pere Noguera, Barcelona; Adrian Paci, Milan; Michelangelo Pistoletto, Biella; Franco Raggi, Milan; David Robbins, Milwaukee; Denis Santachiara, Milan; Studio Demakersvan, Rotterdam; Paolo Ulian, Massa Carrara; Guido Venturini, Milan.

Artistic directors

Tiziana Casapietra, Roberto Costantino, Founding Directors Attese Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Artists and designers selected in collaboration with

Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director, Gamec (Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo);
Beppe Finessi, Professor, Polytechnic University, Milan, editor, “Abitare”, Milan;
Elio Grazioli, Professor, IED, Milan, Independent curator, Milan;
Simon Groom, Head of Exhibitions & Displays, Tate Gallery, Liverpool;
Guido Molinari, Professor, ISIA, Faenza and Florence, Independent curator, Bologna;
Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery;
Roberto Ohrt, Independent, Hamburg/Paris;
Chantal Prod&8217;Hom, Director, mudac (Museum of Design and Applied Contemporary Arts), Lausanne.

Objectives of the Biennale

The main goal of the 3rd edition of the Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art is to foster an “undisciplined” hybridization of ceramic, design and contemporary art. The exhibition will present the results of 2 years of activities that focus on the interaction and co-existence of multiple and unique interests within a geographic area with deeply-rooted ceramic traditions (Albisola, Savona, Vado Ligure), involving artists and designers, museum curators, critics, art and design historians, ceramic laboratories and hi-tech companies, professional training centres, universities and fine arts academies in a single field of action.

All exhibited works and prototypes have been created over the last two years for Attese Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art and are completely new.

Scientific research

The exhibition will present three new scientific research projects commissioned by the Biennale.

  • “Piero Manzoni and Albisola” by Francesca Pola, art historian, was developed in collaboration with the Piero Manzoni Archive in Milan.
  • “Asger Jorn&8217;s home in Albisola” was developed by Roberto Ohrt, independent curator and historian of the Situationist International.
  • “Technological innovation and ceramic craftsmanship” by Niccolò Casiddu, expert in design components and materials, was commissioned to the Department of Science of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture (Genoa) and developed in collaboration with Technimold, a hi-tech company in Genoa, and with craftsmen from the Ceramic District in the Province of Savona.

Exhibition sites

City Art Gallery, Palazzo Gavotti, Savona
“Manlio Trucco” Ceramic Museum, Albisola Superiore
Villa Jorn, Albissola Marina
Parfiri Art Space, Vado Ligure

Outdoor installations

Piazza Chabrol, Savona
“Eugenio Montale” seaside promenade, Albisola Superiore
Artist&8217;s promenade, Albissola Marina
Via Aurelia (close to the City Art Gallery of Villa Groppallo no. 72), Vado Ligure

Exhibition Catalogue

English / Italian
Published by Edizioni Attese Biennale di Ceramica nell&8217;Arte Contemporanea


Liguria Region
Province of Savona
City of Savona
City of Albisola Superiore
City of Albissola Marina
City of Vado Ligure
“A. De Mari” Cassa di Risparmio Foundation, Savona


Geotea, Savona; Cassa di Risparmio di Savona spa; Tirreno Power, Vado Ligure.

Technical sponsors

Funivie San Giuseppe, Savona; Ucflor – Flower market, Sanremo; Technimold Servizi, Genoa; Trayter Factory, La Bisbal (Spain).

Project and Organisation

Attese Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art


Attese Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art
Casella Postale (PO BOX) 21
SV-17012 Albissola Marina (Italia)
tel.: + 39 019 49 95 26 / +39 339 71 40 896 / +39 335 69 57 199

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