Franco Ariaudo

1979, born in Cuneo, Italy
Lives and works in Turin.
IN RESIDENCE at
KHOJ INTERNATIONAL
ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION
New Delhi (India)
April–May 2013

The relationship between sport and contemporary art is the subject in which it develops the Franco Ariaudo’s projects. In sport there are metrics that justify the undeniable success or failure of an action, in the same way an art project needs determination and discipline, honesty towards the goal, and the least expenditure of energy. “At the residency in Khoj/Resò 3 I expect to work in a stimulating environment, open to thinking and reflection. In the past year my work explored some areas of sport and its general idea. Competition, discipline, perseverance and the legitimacy of results are issues that, in addition to regulate the dynamics of everyday life, can be even put in practice of making art tout-court. On this basis I intend to start the period in New Delhi with a theoretical research that starts from a text by the anthropologist Arjun Appadurai. Among the leading figures of postcolonial studies, Appadurai has devoted a whole chapter to the phenomenon of the game of cricket in one of the key books on globalization, Modernity at Large (1996). Cricket (First an instrument of British colonial discipline and later a symbol of emerging consciousness and popular identity) in India is much more than a sport, it is also a phenomenon of national aggregation. It excites the nation as nothing else could do”.


Franco Ariaudo, pom poms, New Dehli 2013

Franco Ariaudo, pom poms, New Dehli 2013


Franco Ariaudo, pom poms, New Dehli 2013

Franco Ariaudo, pom poms, New Dehli 2013