workshop at the Via Appia Antica in Rome
Report workshop by written Molly Crowe, ERASMUS+ student fine art 2019
From the 19th until 28th November 2019, 10 3rd year students of the fine arts department from the Arts Faculty of Maastricht participated in a 10 Days workshop called ‘Exploded view` at MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma and Ex-Cartiera Latina in Rome, Italy initiated by Krien Clevis.
The workshop is an important addition to the so-called project Exploded View, which is an international project that involves artists, scholars, and practitioners in a joint research process focused on landscapes in transition. This project focuses on two different but also comparable landscape parks in an urban context in two capital cities in Europe: Rome and Amsterdam. In Rome, the project examines the Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica, with the aim of making it visible and experienceable through all layers of meanings and memories, as in an ‘exploded view’. The final exhibition in Rome, as a result of the Artistic Research – carried out so far by a group of Dutch and Italian artists – will present at the Ex-Cartiera Latina at the Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica in November (Opening Nov.15, with a pre-opening Nov.14 at MACRO Asilo), curated by dr. Krien Clevis and Daniela de Paulis.
Krien Clevis is a lecturer at the Faculty of the Arts, Maastricht, where she teaches Artistic Research at the Fine Arts department (BA&MA). She works as a photographer/researcher and curator (Ph.D.) on long-term projects in Rome and the Netherlands. In her research, she investigated the notion and quality of ‘place’ – especially in the power of transition – and confronted this artistic research with archaeological debates about the place. Her research combines historical/archaeological, artistic, and personal exploration of locations, with the aim of adding new or alternative meaning to layered places. Currently, she is working on a research project on the Via Appia Antica in Rome: Exploded View, in collaboration with the Interfaculty Research Institute CLUE+/VU University Amsterdam (where she works as a research fellow), and carries out with Roman partners. See also: