Grand Tour con ECAL
19/11 - 21/11/2021
Palazzo Grassi
Punta della Dogana

Grand Tour con ECAL

ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in Switzerland is the guest of the 2021 edition of Grand Tour, the yearly appointment dedicated to sharing best practices, ideas and goals among museums and cultural institutions.

As part of the Palazzo Grassi Fall exhibition activities focused on the languages of performance, video art and photography, ECAL confronts scholars and the public of the Venetian universities on some ongoing research of the Swiss school, related to the reflection on video art between the 1960s and 1980s, the representation of the forms of youth in the visual arts and the relationship between text and image. Conferences, artist lessons and workshops are the different ways of transmitting knowledge that the Grand Tour wishes to offer as an opportunity for exchange and at the same time test as forms of knowledge production.

19 November
Education Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana
Institutional welcome
Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director ECAL

Practice-based research in the arts
Paola Nicolin (Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana) and Davide Fornari (ECAL) welcome and meet with representatives of other museums and the academic community of Venice
Q&A Annalisa Sacchi (Università Iuav di Venezia)Laura Pante (Università Iuav di Venezia), Marco Baravalle (Università Iuav di Venezia)

Figures and stories of youth
Conversation with Stéphanie Moisdon (ECAL) and Philippe Azoury (Vanity Fair France)
Moderated by Federico Nicolao (ECAL)

20 November
Phantom Power listening as a socio-political practice
Conversation with Thibault Walter (ECAL) and Salomé Voegelin
Q&A Francesco Bergamo (Università Iuav di Venezia), Teresa Masini (Università Iuav di Venezia)

Words Form Language
Workshop led by Omnigroup (Leonardo Azzolini, Simon Mager)

Language Games
Workshop led by Simone C. Niquille (technoflesh) and Robin Bervini (ECAL)

Behind the Scenes
Artist talk with Linda Fregni Nagler, presented by Federico Nicolao (ECAL)
Moderated by Davide Fornari (ECAL)

21 November
Gestus I atto: Rifare il corpo
Screening of the work L38°11’13.32’N13°21, 4.44 E’’ by Luca Trevisani followed by a talk by Laura Lamonea (Video Sound Art) and Luca Trevisani (artist and professor Università Iuav di Venezia).

Emergence of video art in Europe: 1960 - 1980
Conversation with François Bovier (ECAL) and Grégoire Quenault (Université Paris 8)
Moderated by Cécile Vulliemin (ECAL)
Q&A Maria Malvina Borgherini (Università Iuav di Venezia), Zapruder Filmmakers Group (Università Iuav di Venezia)

Words Form Language concrete poetry and typography
Conversation with Catherine de Smet (Université Paris 8) and Simon Mager (ECAL)
Moderated by Davide Fornari (ECAL)


This event is part of the 200th anniversary of ECAL (1821-2021)

In collaboration with