Grand Tour 2012 is an itinerant and collective art project developed by the Amsterdam-based artists' collective CIVIC VIRTUE (Geirthrudur Finbogadottir, Gijs Wahl, Ruchama Noorda e Brian McKenna). The Grand Tour had previous stops at Hinterconti (Hamburg), After-the-Butcher (Berlin), Flatform (Bijlmer) and Lettergieterij (Amsterdam), and will conclude with a major solo exhibition at W139 in Amsterdam in 2013.
Coming up in Milano:
- EUROPA THE COW / EUROPA THE MOON GODDESS. A slideshow presentation explaining the methods and metaphorical device of the Grand Tour in words and pictures
- a new line of silk scarves which will carry the allegorical language of CIVIC VIRTUE into new material and towards a new audience
- An exhibition-dinner, as a simultaneous evocation of spirits and a buffet of ideologies to be tasted. A very first preview of the Grand Tour movie with the original soundtrack by composer Natalia Dominguez will be shown on this occasion.
CIVIC VIRTUE was established in 2010 around a shared interest in social communities. It is an aesthetic experiment positioned at the crux of revolt and revival, renewal and conservation, and which provides a dynamic social platform in which to create useful signs for the future. CIVIC VIRTUE is a neoclassical revival, which organizes itself around symbols of power and virtue. CIVIC VIRTUE is currently on a Grand Tour around Europe, through the entrails of history and past important monuments of revival.