Emilio Fantin (Bassano del Grappa, 1954), lives and works in Bologna. Fantin creates spaces for participation where the educational aspect is combined with the artistic one. In his work he often creates links between art and other disciplines. He has worked with institutions, universities and museums around the world. In 2012, he realized with Lu Cafausu the project "The Celebration of Living" for And, And, And, Documenta 13 in Kassel and gave lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013 he organized meetings and projects in public spaces in Phoenix in partnership with ASU (Arizona State University) Art Museum. He took part to several exhibitions and international events including the Venice Biennale (1993, 1999, 2008), Performa, International Festival of Performance, New York, 2007; Frasq, International Festival of Performance, Paris 2011. Since 2005 he has been teaching "Perception and Visual Communication" at the Polytechnic of Milan. He currently holds workshop “Representation 2: Architecture and Art” in public spaces with Ricciarda Belgiojoso and Franco Vaccari.
The project was commissioned by Roberto Daolio as part of a series of art works to be placed on the top floor of the Department of Pediatric Oncology of the Sant’Orsola Hospital in Bologna, in collaboration with the Association AGEOP. The invited…
- Emilio Fantin