Event: Artist Talk at Ca’ Bottacin – Torno indietro un attimo with Antonio Rovaldi, Esther Kinsky, Francesco Vallerani

Monday, June 24, 3-4.30 pm
Seminar, as part of the Ecological Art Practices and Waterscapes research cluster (NICHE)
Language: English
Sala Gialla, Ca’ Bottacin, Venice

5-6.30 pm
Artist Talk, as part of the ART ECOLOGIES series (NICHE)
with Esther Kinksy (writer), Antonio Rovaldi (Artist), Francesco Vallerani (Geographer, NICHE), Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo (Curators, Lungomare). Moderates the talk Cristina Baldacci (Art historian, NICHE)
Welcoming by  Francesca Tarocco (Director of NICHE)
Language: Italian
Androne, Ca’ Bottacin, Venice

Artist Talk: Torno indietro un attimo, Ca’ Bottacin Venezia, Photo: Antonio Rovaldi

Torno indietro un attimo the project by the artist Antonio Rovaldi on the Adige River, produced by Foto Forum together with Lungomare as part of FLUX – River Interventions and Explorations, lands in Venice thanks to the collaboration with THE NEW INSTITUTE Centre for Environmental Humanities (NICHE), a research center of Ca’ Foscari University that investigates aquatic landscapes, promoting transdisciplinary and international research, both theoretical and empirical.

On Monday, June 24, two events will broaden the discussion around Antonio Rovaldi’s project on the Adige River, starting from his research and his photographic and editorial project. At 3 pm, as part of TREMBLING WATERS. A Walk Through, a seminar that opens a dialogue with other artists and researchers from the NICHE research group, Antonio Rovaldi will present his practice of slow walking and the how the act of photographing is closely related to this.

At 5 pm, the public artist talk TORNO INDIETRO UN ATTIMO. Along a River will follow, with the partecipation of Esther Kinsky, Antonio Rovaldi, Francesco Vallerani (NICHE) and the curators of the project Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo, moderated by Cristina Baldacci (NICHE). The photographic reflection that Antonio Rovaldi dedicated to the Adige River, a visual narrative of a humid and elastic geography, becomes an opportunity for a dialogue between the artist, a writer, and a geographer, both experts in river environments and communities, to create an interdisciplinary debate on aquatic ecosystems.

Torno indietro un attimo. Along a River – Artist Talk with Esther Kinksy, Antonio Rovaldi and Francesco Vallerani, THE NEW INSTITUTE Centre for Environmental Humanities (NICHE), Ca’Foscari University, Venice

The project Torno indietro un attimo is supported by Strategia Fotografia 2023, promoted by Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.

Co-financed by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol and City of Bolzano, the project is produced by Foto Forum and Lungomare and staged in collaboration with NICHE, University Ca’ Foscari in Venice and Grenze-Arsenali Fotografici, Verona. The photographic series will become part of the collection of Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bozen/Bolzano.


Foto Forum, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy)