About Mind The Gap

Mind the Gap is a project on visual contemporary arts organised by Altreforme in Gorizia, in collaboration with different cultural institutions and institutional agents of the city. The project, started in 2017, takes place inside Parco Basaglia and in various places of the city.

Mind the Gap perfectly fits the purposes and the spirit of Parco Basaglia, the place where in 1961 the eponymous Italian psychiatrist started his own therapeutic and social revolution. Moreover, it also aims at reinforcing participatory cultural processes over the years and through multiple actions. As Franco Basaglia once affirmed, art and culture can become devices to engage both the places and their system of relations.

Previous editions

Second edition, 2018

MIND THE GAP is a project of Christian Fogarolli conceived for Parco Basaglia, the place where in 1961 the homonymous Italian psychiatrist started his own therapeutic (and social) revolution. The title of the exhibition – a clear pun between the terms “mind” (brain, memory, sanity) and “gap” (discrepancy, breach, difference) – focuses on diversity as a value worth considering and aims at shedding light on contemporary art as something able to rethink the traditional destination of the places involved and equally able to debunk preconceptions and prejudices that too often still afflict the world of mental health.

Curated by Giorgia Gastaldon

First edition, 2017

Labrys is a project of contemporary art, diffused in time and space. Labrys is a project, divided into nine parts created by visual artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra, and loosely based on the writings by Julien Friedler, The Truth of the Labyrinth. The aim of each stage is to investigate the meaning of the object “labyrinth” by unfolding every time a different symbolism.

Curated by Giorgia Gastaldon