'Liberi tutti', an expression that derives from our childhood games, celebrates creative freedom and is the concept behind the homonymous live art festival created by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in close cooperation with miart, the contemporary art fair in Milan that took place from April 5 to 7, 2013. The festival welcomed art lovers and connoisseurs in the fascinating setting of Teatro Arsenale and entertained them with several evening performances. From April 3 to 6, 2013, from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., international artists staged performances, concerts and theatrical pieces designed to animate the evenings of the art fair. It was a moment in which the city could encounter and engage with contemporary art.
The experimental language of the art on stage in a famous venue of Milan
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi chose a historic venue as the setting for its miniature festival: built in 1272, the San Simone e Giuda church was deconsecrated during Napoleon's day and permanently turned into the celebrated Teatro Arsenale in 1978. Besides being a historic place in Milan, the theater is also a favorite space of Fondazione Nicola Trussardi. It was chosen in 2009 for the premiere of the film "Frammenti di un film con un Ratto e un Orso" [“Parts of a Film with Rat and Bear"] produced by the Foundation during the Fischli and Weiss exhibition organized at Palazzo Litta in 2008. The Viennese artistic group Gelitin inaugurated the festival: always provocative and irreverent, once again they did not disappoint the expectations of the public with their performance "Ritratto Analitico". The protagonist of the second evening was USA artist Darren Bader with “Le Quattro Stagioni”, “Trois Gnossiennes”, and “Triple DJ”: three musical incursions based on the melancholic notes of Satie, the joyous melodies of Vivaldi, and more contemporary sounds that investigated the subtle link between sculpture and object. Next was Israeli artist Keren Cytter with the theatrical performance "Show Real Drama" about love, desire and loss. The festival closed with Berlin artist Thomas Zipp who presented a performance that was a blend of reality and hallucination called “The Pentotal Analyses (un ballet de cour)”. With 'Liberi tutti' Fondazione Nicola Trussardi continues to pursue its commitment to contemporary culture, bringing to Milan some of the most original artistic expressions of our time.