IVYnode e BecomeBecome, in collaborazione con Stazione dell’Arte organizza a day of exchange, project presentations and labs open to local artists, researchers and intellectuals together with the international participants of the BecomeBecome Residency. Stazione dell’Arte will be the meeting point for the Symposium on Transdisciplinary Narratives “A call to Origins” and the participants are invited to create an original presentation that reflects upon the unique trajectory through which the artist creates and communicates the experience of ‘A Call To Origins’.

What does it mean to connect to origins? Are they located in the past, future or both? What role do our surroundings play in connecting to our roots? Can we connect to our roots through someone else’s work? The transdisciplinary approach would like to involves the work of the well-known Sardinian artist Maria Lai (1919-2013), her pieces have been exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennial, and her work is strongly connected to the theme of ‘origins’ and to the local community of Ulassai.



Maria Lai’s work, besides being very tied to the theme of origins, is also declared by historiography as one of the first artists experimenting Relational Art in Europe. She has in fact overturned the relationship between artist and observer, making people become the true author of the work, and it is a new way of thinking and practicing art. In this context, the intent is also to continue this work of interrelation by bringing together artists, researchers, and the community, by creating a space for dialogue and interaction.

Stazione dell’Arte Museum, in addition to showing the art of Maria Lai, is also committed to carry on her work, engaging in local and international dialogue on art that finds creative ways to involve viewers around the theme of origins.

The Symposium is open to those who want to propose their approach to the theme through a presentation or even workshops, addressed to anyone who wants to take part at the event.

Please send us your proposal at ivy@ivy.it with the object Symposium.