EX NUNC is a curatorial project devoted to the investigation and promotion of epistemological alternatives to dominant Western canons, with a specific focus on the transformative role here played by performativity in the arts. It occupies both an on-line and off-line dimension; the former represented by this website, the latter consisting in a programme of interventions taking place in selected venues.
As a research-oriented project, EX NUNC intends to contribute to contemporary discourses on art making and thinking, particularly looking at ways gestures, movements, vibrations intervene in knowledges' construction, transmission and shifting. ('from now on' in Latin)... EX NUNC is a space for experimentation, open to practitioners, curators, writers, thinkers and everyone in between.
In 2019, EX NUNC resumes its activities with a renovated frame of work, and a thematic focus on the topics of Black Mediterranean, which will be explored throughout the three sections composing EXN’s online platform –Atlas, Journal, Curatorial.
EX NUNC's digital exhibition space. Invited artists are called to engage with the virtual space of EX NUNC's website, conceiving original pieces, or rethinking/reshaping already published works for the un-physical stage of the internet. Contributors are encouraged to play with multimediality, interaction and clash of images, sounds and spoken/written words, in order to contribute to EX NUNC curatorial and theoretical pathway.
The name of this section is inspired by Aby Warburg’s unfinished work Bilderatlas Mnemosyne. EX NUNC borrows the idea of a visual, metaphoric, anti-linear catalogue, to build up its own ever-changing archive. Atlas adopts a fluid and mutable form, to showcase scattered collections of suggestions, echoing contributing artists' research.
EX NUNC's space of choice for broader critical survey. This section is periodically updated with the publication of material produced either by internal and external contributors, selected by EX NUNC's curators with the invited artists.
EX NUNC expands its activity beyond the digital world, with projects to be presented in hosting partner institutions.
The work of EX NUNC has been supported by cultural and academic institutions such as Goldsmiths College, The Showroom, Goethe Institut, British Council and Danish Art Foundation.
EX NUNC was initiated by Chiara Cartuccia and Celeste Ricci.