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D’azione da condividere, un desiderio da realizzare
Left-over Cent Initiative. Action to be shared, a Desire to achieve


Date: 2008

Location: Naples, Italy

Commissioner: PAN (Palazzo delle Arti Napoli)

Output Type:Participatory Public Art Piece, Exhibition Installation, Catalogue
Duration: 16 May - 15 September 2008 (Exhibition Installation), 16 April - 15 September 2008 (Participatory Public Art Piece) and 21 November 2008 (Decision meeting)
Web presence: https://iniziativacentesimo.wordpress.com

Book: PDF


“We are in the city where Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol, two key protagonists of twentieth-century art, met 28 years ago. In their own manner, these artists caused a radical change in the relation- ship between the production of artworks and the economy[...]”[2]
Julia Draganovic, PAN's Artistic Director, invited me to create a site-spe- cific museum installation that would refer to the Left-over Penny Campaign 1998-2002 and commissioned me to develop a participatory concept for the public space in Naples which would be a further development of my earlier work. In conversation and dialogue with the PAN staff we developed a participatory work, located in proximity to the building: Iniziativa Centesimo Avanzato. We installed an open tray in front of the art institution for the collection of one Euro cent coins, simultaneously asking the population of Naples what they wished for their city's common good?[3] PAN staff oversaw the work over the period of four months. The project collected 474 wishes and 259,730 cents. A committee consisting of museum staff, members of the Goethe Institute and Naples-based artists decided on 21 November 2008 on one wish that would be realised [4]: This wish was to create a permanent space in the museum for children, in which they can exhibit their works as well as meet adults and peers and encounter many creative skills and tools. The jury felt that this wish was political, poetic and highly visible, as it guaranteed via art a pubic plat- form for the future generation of Naples. PAN did not implement this wish until today. A blog also serves as an archive[5].
[1] Available from www.e-flux.com/shows/view/5440 [accessed 23 October 2010] [2] ibid [3] The collection methods used were: postcards, media, a blog, word of mouth and PAN's education pro- gramme. [4] Wish 65: Creare nel museo uno spazio permanente per i bambini dove possano esporre le loro opere e interagire con adulti e coetanei con tanti materiali creativi! [5]

[1] Available from www.e-flux.com/shows/view/5440 [accessed 23 October 2010] [2] ibid [3] The collection methods used were: postcards, media, a blog, word of mouth and PAN's education pro- gramme. [4] Wish 65: Creare nel museo uno spazio permanente per i bambini dove possano esporre le loro opere e interagire con adulti e coetanei con tanti materiali creativi! [5] https://iniziativacentesimo.wordpress.com

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Art and Economy. The Enterprise of Art. Studies on two projects of time based public art:  Susanne Bosch „Iniziativa Centesimo Avanzato“ and finger „A beehive in the City“ Translation by Britta Krämer
First published in: "Paesaggio con figura. Arte, sfera pubblica e trasformazione sociale. Editor: Gabi Scardi. Umberto Alemandi, 2011. Article by Julia Draganovic, 2010.
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