Compost: a model for a fluid/co-evolutive and co-generative curatorial practice presented by HASENHERZ sessions

Presentation of the artistic research COMPOST initiated by Marianna Vecellio, curator at Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, in the framework of the Vienna Biennale for Change and moderated by Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond, Navigating Dizziness Together (FWF-PEEK AR985). An event within the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021. LiveStreamed with the youtube-Channel of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

June 23 2021, 16:00-17:00

University of Applied Arts Vienna / Angewandte Innovation Lab (former Postsparkasse), Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Virtual:, Meeting-ID: 687 0326 2399, Code: 793892


As an intellectual metaphor, Compost responds to the present time’s complexity as a format able to offer various perspectives to consider new cultural productions and speculative reflexions about social and ecological urgencies. The research is based on the expansion of the concept of species, gender, diversity and collectivity to configure a new form of subjectivity increasingly linked to the ecological and social dimensions of the world. Compost as a collection of practices on the process of decomposition highlights the life itself in which everything is connected and entangled with one another.

Compost is a formal model of fluidity and co-evolutionary space on which Marianna Vecellio focuses her personal research and curatorial practice. On the occasion of her speech based on the idea of an entangled reciprocity, she intends to offer an encounter with philosopher Leonardo Caffo, in the form of a flexible and open performance. Caffo will discuss the relationships between art and anthropocentrism, also analyzing some unusual characteristics of anthropocentrism such as the definition of „youth”.

In 2019, in collaboration with the curatorial collective a.titolo she has created COMP(H)OST a project that combines the notion of composting and hospitality, supported by Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin. For more information:

Moderated by Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond the HASENHERZ or the Pleasures of the Moving Image and Word sessions present artistic research from academic and non-academic background to a wider audience. By means of repetition and an open and receptive conversation between the audience and invited artistic researchers, new ways of artistic and curatorial practice and their novel ways of knowledge work will be introduced to the audience.


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