Tarek Atoui and Andrea Lissoni at Fabrica

Fabrica is very happy to host a very special event, featuring the Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui and Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film) at Tate Modern. Title of the conversation/performance: Reversing

Andrea Lissoni likes to explore liveness, cinematic aspects in time-based artworks and the perception of time in space. He tries to reach these topics through transdisciplinary approaches to exhibition-making. No better partner in crime than Tarek Atoui, whose experimental and performance approaches to make compositions out of the combination of computer generated electro-acoustic sounds, as well as man-made and historical instruments are groundbreaking.

At Fabrica they will discuss, improvise, perform, reverse.

This event is part of the Out of Step project, a series of conversations and workshops with renowned names of that broad cultural world that encompasses art, design, cinema and underground culture, hosted at Fabrica, curated by Nico Vascellari, former Fabricante and today one of the most important artists of the international scene.

Event in English

July 19, 2017 –  at 6.30 pm

Fabrica Auditorium


Tarek Atoui was born in Lebanon in 1980 and moved to France in 1998 where he studied sound art and electroacoustic music. In 2008 he served as artistic director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam, a center for the research and development of new electronic musical instruments. Atoui has presented his work internationally at the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates (2009 and 2013); the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2010); Mediacity Biennial in Seoul (2010); the Haus Der Kunst in Munich (2010); Performa 11 in New York (2011); dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany (2012); the Serpentine Gallery in London (2012); and the 8th Berlin Biennial (2014). He recently presented the Reverse Collection one of his leading projects at the Tate Modern in London  and was  appointed co-artistic directors of the 2016 Bergen Assembly, a triennial for contemporary art in Norway. Tarek Atoui currently lives in Paris, France.

Andrea Lissoni, PhD, is Senior Curator, International Art (Film) at Tate Modern, London. Milan. Formerly curator at HangarBicocca, Milan, the co-founder of the independent artistic network Xing and co-director of the international festival Netmage in Bologna (Live Arts Week since 2011) in 2012 he co-founded Vdrome, an online screening programme for artists and filmmakers, which he co-curates since then. Among his recent curated solo exhibitions: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2013), Mike Kelley (2013), Ragnar Kjartansson (2013), Micol Assael (2014) and Joan Jonas (retrospective, travelling to Malmö Konsthalle, 2014-15) at HangarBicocca in Milan. With Catherine Wood he co-curated the display and the live programme at the opening of the new Tate Modern as well as the BMW Live Exhibition Ten Days Six Nights. His last project is the Hyundai Turbine Hall Commission 2016 Anywhen, by Philippe Parreno.