Py & Verde

Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 6.30 pm
Tram Diogene
Corso Regio Parco X Corso Verona, Turin

Diogene presents the first event of “The Unseen”, a new project aimed at investigating and showcasing the research and production of knowledge that is inherent in every artist’s work. That creative core that remains hidden, underground, and that is yet vital, essential for the final artistic outcome.
Focusing on artistic research as the keystone of making art, The Unseen follows every artist involved in exploring his/her creative breeding ground, made of books, pictures, personal objects, and documents the process.
Each event comprises a sort of confession in which the artist does away with the rigid system of the conventional presentation of his/her work.
The first artists invited to introduce themselves to the audience in this way are the members of the Franco-Italian duo Py & Verde (Géreldine Py and Roberto Verde).

Arranging the circumstances, working through the meaning as well as the forms of thought, organising an unlikely order of unstable, intermittent, unforeseeable events. 

They are short-lived attempts at anarchy,
Precarious domestic solutions,
Entropic adventures, and so forth.
Working in an empirical way, with love.
Working with things, the time to keep them together, by complementarity.
The whole is bigger than the total sum of the parts.
Mice too can yawn.
Py & Verde, 2009 – 2017

The Unseen is a project resulting from a collaboration started in 2016 between Progetto Diogene and a group of Turin-based artists (Alice Benessia, Michela De Petris, Giulia Gallo, Silvia Margaria, Enrico Partengo, Elena Tortia, and Arianna Uda), who were involved in past events organised by the association. These artists were invited to each work autonomously on a new project to present at the Tram as part of Progetto Diogene’s 2017 programme. 


Géraldine Py  (1986, Belfort, France) and Roberto Verde (1981, Jesi, Italy) first met at the Academy of Fine Arts in Marseilles in Anita Molinero’s studio in 2008, and began working together. They work and live in Brussels.
They have taken part in many solo and collective exhibitions; Friche Belle de Mai (Marseilles), Mains d’Oeuvres (Paris), Argos (Brussels), Le Fresnoy (Turcoing), Villa Arson (Nice), Pav (Turin), Le Quartier (Quimper), Centre Pompidou and La Nuit Blanche 2016 avec le Palais de Tokyo (Paris).  Currently they are shooting a movie for Lafayette Anticipations, which will feature in a performance next autumn. At the same time, they will present two new works at City Art Gallery (Ljubliana) and a radio project in collaboration with Euphonia (Marseilles).

Upcoming events of The Unseen project:

  • 27 September 2017 – Pierluigi Fresia (Italy)
  • 4 October 2017 – Cyrilla Mozenter (U.S.A.)