Algorithms that use error as a generative system of forms, synthetic biological systems, intuitive eukaryotic microbes and artificial intelligences, transformation processes of territories, desertifications, space explorations and Martian landscapes. The researches of the artists involved in the Ti con zerothey are configured as places of confrontation, rejection or overturning of themes and paradigms of our contemporaneity: profiling and automation, the frontiers of medical genetics, global warming, ecological reconversion, forecasting models and spillover. Through a direct collaboration with scientists and research institutes, and exploiting the wide possibilities offered by technology, these artists overcome the contingency of applied research and with the imaginative power of the work of art, they configure singular, sometimes dystopian visions on possible futures.
Ti con zero , title taken from a short story by Italo Calvino published in 1967, is a mathematical notation which indicates the initial moment of observation of a phenomenon, an instant of arrest fixed in time and space that opens up to infinite possibilities. This dimension turns out to be a privileged point of view in which knowledge and imagination can converge. The thirty Italian and international artists involved in the exhibition have founded their research path on the exchange, dialogue and interaction between these two areas.
Some of the most famous protagonists of the contemporary art scene, such as Tacita Dean, Agnes Denes, Antony Gormley, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Carsten Nicolai, Roman Ondak, Giuseppe Penone, Rúrí and Sissel Tolaas, are in dialogue with a selection of artists of a younger generation, including Hicham Berrada, Tega Brain, Dora Budor, Revital Cohen, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Adelita Husni-Bey, Christian Mio Loclair, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Richard Mosse, Rachel Rose, Jenna Sutela, Troika and Tuur van Balen, and with some famous artists of the past, such as Alighiero Boetti, Gino De Dominicis, Albrecht Dürer, Nancy Holt, Channa Horwitz, Gustav Metzger, Roman Opałka, Robert Smithson and Rudolf Steiner.