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The Independent explores the contents offered by independent and innovative realities, monitoring the growth of independent spaces and applying a strategy of viral awareness within which each independent group has its own virtual space where it can present its activities.


Independent groups & spaces

Napoli, Italy

IndiziTerrestri is an association of architects and urban planners. Their main goal is to promote inclusive practices in the transformation of a geographical area, such as action-research, consultancy activities for local governments and organization and...

Wunderkammer Trento. Collezione di Immaginari Urbani.
Trento, Italy

Wunderkammer Trento is an art public action that proposes a questioning about power relations in cultural representations. The form of this...

24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some pieces of the collection can be visited only by reservation.
Ass. Culturale beBOCS
Catania, Italy

BOCS is a new space outside of traditional exhibition circuits. It is the first "artist run space" in Catania to be officially...

on request
Due Punti Architettura
sa, Italy

‘Due punti architettura’ is an indipendent and experimental project, driven by young architects coming from of all over the world. It...

Monday - Friday : 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m - by appointment
April 2017

Docking places. For a possible "isolario"

With its third issue, co-curated by the independent group Urban Gorillas, from Cyprus, Garibaldi continues to sail the ocean and docks at a new destination: the island. Topos of independence, the Island is investigated both as a physical place and as a symbolic construction. A limit and a potentiality at the same time, the notion of insularity – as if it were a matryoshka of realities – results from the dialogue between different requests which sometimes clash with one another, giving birth to new forms of independence. Treading new paths – from Sicily to Cyprus, from Israel to the Mediterranean up to imaginary places – through architecture, visual art and literature, this time Garibaldi traces a possible isolario.

curated by Simone Ciglia, Elena Motisi, Urban Gorillas



Founded in Beijing in 2010, the group Institute for Provocation is an artistic organization and a working space that promotes cultural exchanges and production of a collective nature. From 12 October to 26 November 2017 at MAXXI


Caffè Internazionale is a Palermo-based club managed by production manager Darrell Shines, artist Stefania Galegati and Davide Ricco, an eclectic barman-curator. From 27 July to 1 October 2017 at MAXXI


European Alternatives is a civil society transnational organisation and citizen movement stemming from an alternative understanding of Europe. From 26 March to 9 April 2017 at MAXXI