Giuseppe Stampone




project realized RAVE 2019: Architecture of Intelligence, installation with the participation of Dom Mimi, in dialogue with Vigne Museum by Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, 2019.


project realized RAVE 2020: Abecedario Animale, series of drawings on paper realized with the students of the Primary School of Trivignano Udinese.




Architecture of Intelligence, 2019

In Architecture of Intelligence the BODY is intended as an intimate body, the MIND becomes a private place, while NETWORK, TERRITORY AND SPACE become public space for sharing and participation with the memory, contemporaneity and identity of the territory, which unfolds in an emotional map. (Giuseppe. Stampone)

The encounter with the Vigne Museum, the architecture of Yona Friedman realised with Jean-Baptiste Decavele, gives rise to a new project that Joseph Stampone has accomplished through a series of drawings, which interacts with the structure of Friedman together with the photographs of Dom Mimi, forming an emotional map.

Dom Mimi, photographer who in his long career has immortalized the protagonists and crucial moments of our time, from heads of state to pop icons, for magazines such as Time, Life, National Geographic, Washington Post, New York Times and The Economist, has created photographic portraits of the animals he met at RAVE. In his words: « The camera has made animals into objects, signs. Their gaze, at the moment when it crosses our own, makes them into new subjects for which we become objects and backgrounds without being able to overturn this otherness in reciprocity as we would do with another human being. Then that look nails us and forces us to a distressing question. Who is that individual who makes me his object without my being able to do the same unless I renounce my « human » nature?’



Two interdisciplinary round tables followed the presentation of the project, in collaboration with the Vigne Museum and in partnership with No Man’s Land Foundation:


IMAGINING BEYOND SPECIES, 8 June 2019, with Giuseppe Stampone, Dom Mimi,  Leonardo Caffo, philosopher ,Daniele Capra, art critic and curator, Gino Colla, collector, founder OnArt, Mirta d’Argenzio, art historian, Marinella Paderni, art critic and curator, and Antonello Tolve, theorist and art critic.

« Man is the destroyer of everything » wrote Leonardo Da Vinci in the Book of Prophecies, stressing the need to overcome the anthropocentric paradigm 500 years before this imperative became evident, prophetically anticipating the true face of the Anthropocene, but also possible solutions. The need to pay attention to life in all its forms and to seek a new balance between man, all other living creatures and ecosystems as a whole is the key point that humanity must face in this age of remediation. The encounter with the animal constitutes a creative terrain that can open new imaginings, renegotiating and reconstructing past human limitations (human-animal-technology together) in a post-human direction (L.Caffo-G.Leghissa-R.Marchesini): we will discuss animality as an epiphanic and evolutionary encounter, and on the role of art in relation to animal otherness and ecosystems, with a reflection on real and symbolic figures in the processuality of the work.


PLANET REVOLUTION. FUTURE LANDSCAPES AT THE VIGNE MUSEUM, 15 June 2019. The second round table opened a dialoue on topics such as ecology, relationship with the landscape, the study of nature and the ecosystem in relation to our future, together with (among others) Pietro Gaglianò, art critic and curator and Stefano Mancuso, plant neurobiologist.



Animal Abecedario, 2020

In the spring of 2020, in full lockdown, Giuseppe Stampone held an online laboratory for the former school classes 5a and 5b of the Primary School of Trivignano Udinese.

In a year that showed the complexity of ‘being in the world’ for us as a species, the children were led to meet some animals and trees that were saved as part of the RAVE project: a donkey, a pig, two mares, three geese, an age-old mulberry tree, a goat, two sheep and some cats… We undertook a path of knowledge of animal otherness, about what does it mean the experience of the encounter inside a original and spontaneous narration.

Animality as a creative and evolutionary encounter has become the starting point for contemporary perspectives and theories such as biocentric and posthuman, starting from the centrality of every form of life and of each individual.

The possibilities of a new Animal Abecedario were opened with the students to rethink our relationship with the rest of the living, imagining relationships between words and forms. The result is a series of drawings made by them during in-person workshops, made possible in the summer months.

The Animal Acecedario was presented in the exhibition spaces of the historic village of Clauiano in June 2021, and is part of Giuseppe Stampone’s larger Global Education project.



Artist Biography:

Giuseppe Stampone, italian artist, lives and works between Roma and Bruxelles.

The distinctive feature of his recent artistic production is represented by his choice to reinterpret the traditional pictorial technique through the use of the BIC pen, an everyday tool that allows the artist to remove the image from its own media universe and bring it back within the authorial dimension.

He acts using the synergies of artistic languages associated with teaching and participatory practices, working between material reality and immaterial reality on global issues such as the imbalances within ecosystems.

His works have been exhibited in prestigious museums and international biennials, including: the 59th Venice Biennale; The Seoul Architecture Biennal, South Korea; the 56th Venice Biennale; 11th Havana Biennial; Liverpool Biennial; 14th and 15th Rome Quadrennial; Kunsthalle City Museum, Gwangiu; American Academy, Rome; MAXXI – National Museum of Art of the 21st Century, Palazzo Reale, Milano; Museo Gamec, Bergamo; Museo Macro, Roma.