archive ::: writings

  • "Schlagbilder: Invektivität durch Parodie," Kunstchronik. Monatschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, Museumswesen und Denkmalpflege, Vol. 75, No. 2 (February 2022): 70-76
  • [as The Bensplainer], "A conversation with Denis Viva on a Critical Re-Reading of the Transavanguardia," (December 2021) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "A conversation about Kunstverein München’s group show ‘Not Working – Artistic production and matters of class’" [with Magda Wisniowska and Victor Sternweiler], (December 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Discussing the politics of Tell me about (yesterday) tomorrow @ NS-Dokumentationszentrum München" [with Post Brothers, Victor Sternweiler, Magda Wisniowska], (March 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Why Unrealism Now? – On the Book Unrealism: New Figurative Painting," (February 2020) [click here]
  • "Yurij Tynjanov, un formalista con il senso della parodia," Doppiozero (December 2019) [click here]
  • "Parodying (cases of curatorial strategies of Kazimir Malevich)," Zeszyty Artystyczne, 2, 35 (2019): 151-157, academic journal of the University of Arts, Poznan [click here]
  • "Il corpo-modello in Martin Kippenberger e Maria Lassnig," Doppiozero (July 2019) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Discussing 3 performances @ Friendly Confrontations - Festival of Global Art and Criticism of Institutions at Münchner Kammerspiele" [with Victor Sternweiler], (February 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "Discussing the group show sensational and anti-generative successions @ Nir Altman, Munich" [with Victor Sternweiler], (February 2020) [click here]
  • [as The Bensplainer], "On Renato Leotta's Eine Sandsammlung @ Kunsthalle Skt. Gallen, 2018," (February 2020) [click here]
  • "Utrecht, Caravaggio und Europa. La genesi del Barocco," Doppiozero (July 2019) [click here]
  • "La bellezza è organizzazione. Wu Ming, Proletkult," Giap – Wu Ming Foundation (May 2019) [click here]
  • "Firenze e i suoi pittori," Doppiozero (December 2018) [click here] 
  • "Sem-eulogy. Tre ordini di grandezza," in: Luca Monterastelli. Graceland, exh. cat. (Lyon: Chez Néon, 2012)
  • "Torino - Tra istituzione e autogestione," Flash Art Italia, 288 (November 2010) [click here]
  • "Tactile," text for Alis/Filliol, Tactile, Cripta 747, Torino (January 2010)
  • "Is Art still an Aesthetical Choice?," in: Eva Fabbris and Trieste Contemporanea, eds., Continental Breakfast. The Pass 2009. Fourth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators (Trieste: Trieste Contemporanea, 2009)
  • "Circular Experience," text for Daniel Barroca, The Sleepers, Qbox Gallery, Athens (October-December 2009) [click here]
  • "Killing the Time. Conversation with Emanuele Becheri," in: Sarah Bachelier, Beniamino Foschini, Haizea Barcenilla Garcia, Maud Jacquin and Vladyia Mihailova, eds., Time at Work (Milano: Postmedia Books, 2009)
  • "Sulla visibilità e sull'ambiguità," in: Anja Puntari, Pippi, Annika e Linda, exh. cat., CHAN, Genova (2009)
  • "Luca Francesconi / Adriano Nasuti-Wood," in: Andrea Bruciati, ed., L’immagine sottile 03, exh. cat. (Monfalcone: GC.AC, 2009)
  • "Come un ingegnere del tempo perduto?," in: Andrea Bruciati, ed., Michele Bazzana. Robota, exh. cat. (Monfalcone: GC.AC, 2009)
  • "Adriano Nasuti-Wood, Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy," Exibart (June 2008) [click here]
  • "Claudia Losi, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze," Exibart (April 2008) [click here]
  • "Emanuele Becheri, Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy," Exibart (March 2008) [click here]
  • "…5 Minutes Later, KW, Berlin," Exibart (January 2008) [click here] 
  • "History Will Repeat Itself, KW, Berlin," Exibart (November 2007) [click here] 
  • "Jeff Wall, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin," Exibart (November 2007) [click here]
  • "Alveare Off: tre dubbi linguistici," Altrevelocità (Summer 2007) [click here]

archive ::: curated exhibitions

  • Bildhauer*in der Sinne (Artists: Beth Collar, Emanuele Becheri), GiG Munich, München, September 26, 2020 – January 15, 2021
  • See bio (2006-2012)

archive ::: teaching


Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

Research Assistant at Painting and Graphic Art Class, Prof. Anke Doberauer (2015-2022)

  • Seminar: "Autorship in 20th Century: Tomashevsky, Mukarovsky, Barthes, Foucault, Genette, Miller, Woodmansee" (2020)
  • Seminar: "Giorgio Agamben's Creation and Anarchy" (2019)
  • Seminar: "The 1960s: Authorship in Barthes and Foucault" (2017/2018)
  • Seminar: "Origins of Criticism (Plato, Nietzsche, Foucault)" (2016/2017)
  • Seminar: "Non-Narrative Filmmaking (Fellini, 8 1/2; Resnais, L'Année dernière à Marienbad; Bene, Nostra Signora dei Turchi; Jarmush, Permanent Vacation)" (2015/2016)
  • Seminar: "History of Exhibition Making in Early 20th Century (Malevich, Dada, El Lissitzky, French Surrealists)" (2015)
  • Field trips to Basel, Dresden, Italy (Firenze, Mantova, Padova, Ferrara, Bologna, Ravenna, Urbino, Arezzo, 2015-2019)
  • Curatorial Assistance and Exhibition Production at the Annual Exhibition (Jahresausstellung) and at specific projects outside the Academy (2015-2020), f.i. "Freisingsing," Altes Gefängnis, Freising, Bayern (March 2017) [click here for SZ review]
  • Design and Administration of the class' website 
  • Paper Pusher Activities

archive ::: lectures

  • "Roland Barthes, Wu Ming and Socialist Realism," Maria Pecchioli Studio, Milano, curated by Radical Intention (Maria Pecchioli, Aria Spinelli) and Valerio Del Baglivo, Milano (November 23, 2010)
  • "Is Art Still an Aesthetic Choice? – A Step," Continental Breakfast: The Pass 2009 – Fourth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators, curated by Trieste Contemporanea, Venezia (June 3, 2009)
  • Press Conferences, Privat Flat #3 and #4, curated by Beniamino Foschini and Meridiano 12, Firenze (May 25, 2007, and June 20, 2008)