Nina Cristante is an artist, autodidactic nutritionist, Aquarius and my best friend. Had it not been for a mutual friend linking us during her temporary stay in NYC seven months back, I may’ve never been introduced to the full spectrum of her work. Just a subtle trail of digital breadcrumbs. Slow-mo-promo. A whisper, a wink, a bikini body meme. A deliberately ambiguous website hosting austere at-home workout videos and fragments of clients’ food diaries.
Out of a conversation in Peckham, comes Palazzo Peckham!
The Palazzo doesn’t claim to represent the people of Peckham, neither all the artists working there. The use of Peckham represents art-communities needs for a place. It could be exchanged for any district on the edge of a city that hosts a young generation of artists living and working together.
Conversation in this community has moved online, artwork can be out-sourced for fabrication and delivery to and from the artist, but physical work and action surface in the right conditions with the right agents. Vernissage week at the Biennale holds potential for those who work in this way; we see this time as opportunity for production. The Palazzo Peckham generation has already met online, the Biennale provides the conventions in which to meet and produce – an opportunity to act.
Palazzo Peckham hopes to act as a host, a meeting place, a facility and a home from home for that community.
Commissions by Dora Budor, Rob Chavasse, Cindie Cheung, Joe Hamilton, Peles Empire, Amy Petra Woodward, Jon Rafman produced by American Medium, Samara Scott, Viktor Timofeev and Simon Werner.
The Palazzo will host a series of live events privately and publicly and uploaded online with: American Medium, Harry Burke, Maja Cule, Simon Denny, Natalie Dray, Cecile B Evans, Rozsa Farkas, Ed Fornieles, Jimmy Merris, MSHR, Yuri Pattison, Paul Pieroni, Tom Saunderson and Andrew Norman Wilson.
Peles Empire will screen films from artists Karen Cytter, Claire Hooper, Dani Gal, Ramiken, Magali Reus, Edward Thomasson.
Dora Budor’s NEW LAVORO also includes:
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Frank Benson, Xavier Cha, Keren Cytter, Brian Droitcour, Jamie Sterns, Brad Troemel, Andrew Norman Wilson, Rachel Lord, Eckhaus Latta, American Medium, Alex Gvojic/Thunderhorse, Josh Kline, Brad Troemel, Generousability / Toke Lykkeberg and Janus Hoem, Debora Delmar Corp, Aids3D, Katya Malykh, Al Tariq, Nick Weiss, False Witness, Slava, Adriana Elena Blidaru and James Michael Shaeffer, Jr.Elena Michael, Toke Lykkeberg, Agatha Wara, and Courtney Malick. Kindly supported by Club Midnight.