a space aimed to support art workers
in which experiences and common difficulties can be share as well as new perspectives, advice and encouragement can be exchange.
WITH WHOM DO YOU TALK ABOUT ART?
DO YOU HAVE DOUBTS AND THOUGHTS TO SHARE?
In 1969 Walter De Maria placed a telephone in the center of an exhibition room with the caption “If this telephone rings, you may answer it. Walter De Maria is on the line and would like to talk to you”. The meaning of the artwork doesn’t lie in the possibility of actually talking to De Maria, but in the artist’s act of trying to establish a connection with the viewer.
fraLE doesn’t want to be on the other end of the phone line by replacing De Maria, but wants to really symbolize that telephone: an activating device of discussion and debate, a dedicated listening space accessible to everyone who wants to put themselves out there.
Exchange, debate, discussion. These are key aspects of fraLE that, by creating an unalike space and shared time, intends to embrace the needs, fragilities and opinions of others.
Most of the time, participatory practices are addressed only to the involvement of the viewer. The art world engages not only with the outside, the viewers, but connections are a key element for the inner functioning of the art world itself.
In an artworld already saturated by works and cultural offers, fraLE wants to concentrate its work on intangible practices such as listening and conversation, in order to support the development of ideas and projects that are already in progress.