Nos Muses – collectif Calliope

Category: Uncategorized

“The exhibition Nos Muses revisits this subject, that artists have approached, but now we want to show that the same influence can give life to a multitude of artistic schemes.”
“Calliope Collective”

-Claire Clelia Baldo
-Heloise Haddad
-Alix Debleue

Opening on Tuesday August 27, 2019

27 Aug – 9 Sep

59 Rivoli 59 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France


Category: Events, Festivals

We will be present this year also to visit the 50th edition of the Rencontres Photographiques de Arles. We will present our project FATICA as well as the current project DIPTYCH.
We are very happy and enthusiastic to participate in this event where we will meet dear friends such as Patrice Bouvier, Jérôme Neutres, Olivia Delhostal and many others …


Category: Events

LABOTIV will be in Paris in June for the continuation of the DIPTYCH project and a new photographic session of portraits of artists and persons related to the art world.

In the project DIPTYCH, Piero Viti’s and Claire Clelia Baldo’s display two distinct interpretations of the same “portrait of the artist”; a creative process which, in its exhibition form, is intensified by the prints’ very large format similarly positioned as a diptych.

We will be present in the beautiful photographic studio of our friend Alexeï Vassiliev.

To see the galleries please follow this link.


Category: Events

LABOTIV will be in Paris from March 22 to 28 to continue the photographic project of Piero Viti and Claire Clelia Baldo on the portraits of artists.

After portraits made in Venice and soon Rome, we have the opportunity to photograph in Paris artists writers, painters, photographers …

The colour portraits captured in the moment, of the series PORTRAITS, by Piero Viti, and the portraits between light, time and movement of the series 30/40, by Claire Baldo, continue the dialogue that the two photographers established during their collaboration on the FATICA project.

To see the galleries please follow this link.


Category: Exhibitions

It is with great pleasure that we will participate in the exhibition of Bernard Dumerchez, located in the museum MuDO (Musée du Département de l’Oise à Beauvais) – here the link for more informations:

The museum is installed in the former Episcopal Palace. Where resided Bishop Cauchon, famous for his role in the trial of Joan of Arc. It is in the Saint-Pierre wing that the exhibition will take place. Note that the museum is close to the cathedral, it has the highest choir in the world and some sights like the astronomical clock.

Venice International Performance Art Week 2017

Category: Festivals

We are very honored and happy to have been invited this year also to the Venice International Performance Art Week, for the realization of the second volume of FATICA, first photographic and editorial project of LABOTIV.

We would especially like to thank VestAndPage (Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes), Francesca Carol Rolla, and the entire VIPAW team for inviting us and allowing this wonderful collaboration, as well as the realization of this photographic duo in constant exchange with the artists performers.

Venice International Performance Art Week
Open to the public on 14 – 16 December 2017
European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice

After the conclusion of the “Trilogy of the Body” (2012, 2014 and 2016), the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK heads into a new direction with the project “CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY—Prologue 1”. Founded on the principles of artistic collaboration, cooperation and temporary artistic community, “CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY.

Adhering to the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK core mission and its Educational Learning Program, the project aims to empower 72 international artists from 27 countries, who have been selected through an open call, to develop their individual praxis during ten days within an independent temporary autonomous zone of co-creation. Under the tuition of internationally recognised artists with a consolidated pedagogical experience: Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and Andrigo&Aliprandi.

Together we have come to the conclusion that to keep the art we love – performance art – flourishing and vital, it is right to insist and give more importance to the investigation and development of the many creative processes that lead to performance, as the crucial questions are: How do we respond with art to a global state of emergency? And how do we perform in such a context?

It remains a priority to enforce the idea of a ‘temporary artistic community’ that has been the cornerstone of the Venice International Performance Art Week‘s foundation. At the same time, the determinant for all this to happen is the exploration of performances’ making processes in a context of creative sharing.

Lecture Portfolio 2017

Category: Presentations

]Lettura Portfolio “Un posto in galleria”, organizzata dal Circolo Fotografico La Gondola, Venezia in collaborazione con IVESER e Casa dei Tre Oci “Un posto in galleria” si terrà a Venezia, alla Giudecca presso la Villa Hériot sabato 3 giugno 2017 dalle ore 15.00 alle 18.00 e domenica 4 giugno 2017 dalle 10.00 alle 12.30.

Riunione della giuria dalle 15.30 e proclamazione dei risultati alle ore 17.00. Le giurie sono divise in 3 gruppi così composti:

Riccardo Caldura, Galleria “Il Contemporaneo” di Mestre, affiancato da due soci della Gondola;

Marco Antonetto, Fineart Gallery di Lugano, affiancato da due soci della Gondola;

Carlo Gallerati, Galleria Gallerati di Roma, affiancato da due soci della Gondola.

Il tema scelto quest’anno è “Un posto in galleria”: i lavori che verranno selezionati saranno valutati secondo i criteri di giudizio che un gallerista mette in gioco nella scelta degli autori da esporre nei propri spazi. La galleria costituisce uno dei luoghi privilegiati per la fotografia, dove viene valorizzata nella sua specificità, e può inserirsi in quel flusso artistico che costituisce la compagine di tendenze della nostra contemporaneità. Saranno apprezzati progetti capaci di collocarsi in quest’ottica, e dalle qualità imprescindibili di coerenza, ricerca di uno sguardo diverso sulla realtà che ci circonda, e sensibilità per il contemporaneo. Questo portfolio si propone come un’occasione di confronto e comprensione delle dinamiche che legano la fotografia alla galleria.

Venice International Performance Art Week 2016

Category: Festivals


The III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK took place at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel in Venice, December 10-17, 2016 under the focus Fragile Body – Material Body. It concluded the trilogy project following the first two editions Hybrid Body – Poetic Body and Ritual Body – Political Body that took place in December 2012 (Palazzo Bembo), and in December 2014 (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel).

The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased in its third edition works of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which presented in cooperation with prestigious cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited and performed alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.

The project consists of an exhibition of performance installations, photographic and video documentation as well as vibrant program of live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.

For this third edition with the focus Fragile Body – Material Body, the works present physical, mental and spiritual bodies as primary material of artistic expression, aiming to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to the art forms of performance art, Live art and Body Art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; fragility and vulnerability of the individual and of the social relationships; mental and spiritual states rendered through liminal physical and corporeal manifestation; as well as encouraging questions around the post-organic transformations and mutations to which we subject the human body.

The presence of human beings in this world is always more than a temporary condition: the communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is an essential element. The topics addressed during the week will relate to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals with greater care.

Due to the specificity of this edition’s theme Fragile Body – Material Body, the live performances and works on display also seek to provide reflection and further considerations on how to find meaningful mechanisms to foster positive change through contemporary culture and art in a vital way.

The ART WEEK BLOG includes with reflections, features and interviews by our residence writers.