About Decavèle Jean-Baptiste


55th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennial

During the opening days of the 55th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennial D/A/C/ will reach the 11th appointment.
On May 30th 2013 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin (A a panel of international artists, entrepreneurs and exponent of public administration will meet each other to get at the second level of the whole project.

Passing throw a first theoretical phase to focus on method and possibilities to share common projects dedicated to the industrial product, artists and entrepreneurs will speak now about tangible, concrete and pragmatic solutions.

The Artists and Entrepreneurs that will attend the panel are:

Jean-Baptiste Decavèle (artist) and Yona Friedman (architect), Nico Dockx (artist), Annie Ratti (artist) versus Bert van de Linde (entrepreneur) and Andrea Dapretto (Town Planning Councillor of Trieste, architect); Gianfranco Baruchello (artist) versus Marcello Zaccagnini (entrepreneur); Fabrice Hyber (artist) versus Roberto Crivellini (entrepreneur); Luca Vitone (artist) versus Maria Candida Gentile (entrepreneur, “nose” maître parfumeur)
The panel discussion is moderated by Giovanna Felluga (AtemporaryStudio).

All the guests will seat around a table/piece of art, as usual during D/A/C/ meetings, designed in this particular case by Jean-Baptiste Decavèle e Yona Friedman.
The table, made by cardboard, material usually used by Friedman, is a mobile structure, light and nomadic, like most of Friedman’s projects (Mobile Architecture) that conveys new ways of looking, spreading and knowing Art.

Alviani ArtSpace

Opening the proceedings was the Councillor for Cultural Heritage, Paola Marcheggiani, representing Mayor Alessandrini, who praised the active role taken on by the Fondazione Aria as well as the other organisers of the event in finally building a bridge between Art and Business in line with national and European market trends. Cecilia Casorati, the new artistic director of the Fondazione Aria, introduced the theme of the meeting, ‘Common Aims’, and briefly illustrated the foundation’s future project aimed at creating a truly operative synergy between artists, businessmen, the public and the territory within an international dimension. The President of the Fondazione Aria, Elena Petruzzi, then highlighted the shared philosophy of the D/A/C project in absolute coherence with the common aim of shifting the point of view from the singular to a collective dimension, promoting a previously unseen model of cultural development of the territory. Mario Pieroni, President of RAM radioartemobile, creator and promoter of the D/A/C meetings in the major European cities, went on to illustrate the idea at the root of these meetings, declaring that dialogue between producers and artists means demonstrating an opening towards together finding solutions not only to the practical problems of reality but of all aspects of life. He then handed over to Getulio Alviani who, with a critical yet very constructive intervention, reminded that an artists’s commitment has always been and continues to be that of creating the present with an eye to the future. The Friulian businessman Maurizio Felluga affirmed art’s ability to be an added value for a business, explaining how the ‘Vigne Museum’, realised by Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle on the occasion of the hundredth birthday of his father Livio Felluga, has become in a very short amount of time a true tourist attraction, becoming as such an asset to his business, to those who have worked on its creation, but above all to the territory. Of this work – a great open structure which will in time be covered by a hundred new grapevines, becoming perfectly integrated with the land – spoke the artist Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, highlighting how producers and artists complement each other.
Enrico Marramiero, A.U. ALMA C.I.S. and President of the wine company Marramiero, underlined the active role of the Fondazione Aria which cannot do without the involvement of youngsters in its cultural projects in transferring to them the need to work for the search of an ideal; he then explained how creativity nowadays is a strategic resource for finding innovative solutions at all levels of a company. The President of Valagro S.p.A. Ottorino La Rocca affirmed that ‘Aria too began by around a hundred businessmen, artists, professionals and people active in enriching the territory through culture coming together around an idea. Aria will continue its progress creating new synergies with those who would like to share the ideals of the growth of the territory, leaving negativity behind and looking ahead with optimism towards the goals of future growth’.
The Milanese artist Liliana Moro, who for the occasion constrcucted the table ‘Quattro stagioni’ (‘Four Seasons’) around which the meeting was held, told of her own experiences of ‘Public Art’. The artist spoke of the project on which she is currently working, commissioned by the Fondazione Zegna, underlining the importance of the relationship between work and territory. Lucia Zappacosta, in closing, retraced the story of the Alviani ArtSpace, of which she is the director, which in only two years has become a reference point for youth creativity not only in Abruzzo.
The meeting held in Pescara is the 14th D/A/C, an acronym for Denominazione Artistica Condivisa (Shared Artistic Denomination).
The information centre in the foyer was a piece by Alessandro Cannistrà entitled Oggetto di pensiero (Object of Thought) (2014).

Art and Enterprise Safeguarding the Rural Landscape

Vigne Museum by Yona Friedman & Jean-Baptiste Decavèle with DAC
Photo © Luigi Vitale

On the first of September 2014, Livio Felluga is turned hundred years old. Livio Felluga embodies the history, heritage and values of the ancient craft he plies in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Located in the north-east Adriatic, where the Mediterranean meets Central Europe, the region today is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest white wines.
In celebration of this very special birthday, Livio Felluga’s family and winery have organized an international event that combines wine, art, science and architecture.

On 20 September 2014, the Abbey of Rosazzo and the hills round about began the setting for several significant moments:
– A conference curated by Mario Pieroni and Dora Stiefelmeier from RAM radioartemobile, a part of the D/A/C (Shared Artistic Designation) project, and entitled Art and Enterprise Safeguarding the Rural Landscape. A multidisciplinary perspective is assured by contributions from eminent international speakers from the worlds of the arts and science;
– The inauguration of Vigne Museum, by Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle created with D/A/C;
– The presentation of 100, a specially created limited-edition wine dedicated to Livio Felluga.

100 reflects the life of a far-sighted modern man whose intuition and love of the land defied the events of his time to revive Friuli’s hills, in the conviction that the only way forward was to grow crops of the very highest quality. Livio Felluga’s long journey, which began in the vineyards of Isola d’Istria, has been characterized by hard work, determination and passion.
Over his century-spanning life, Livio Felluga has created one of Italy’s most influential wine enterprises, earning the unanimously acknowledged title of “Patriarch of Friulian Wine”.

To mark this unforgettable milestone, The Livio Felluga Company referred to art and architecture. Vigne Museum by Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle with D/A/C is the result. It embellishes Livio Felluga’s hill country at Rosazzo. A huge Iconostase, Yona Friedman’s signature architectural structure, has been erected among the vines to become an integral part of nature and the landscape .

Also the conference took place at Rosazzo Abbey, near by the Vigne Museum. It was the first appointment to give content to the project. Many important guests were invited: Lorenzo Bendetti (director at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam); Jean-Baptiste Decavèle (artist, author of the Vigne Museum together with Yona Friedman); Stefano Mancuso (plants neurobiologist); Mauro Pascolini (geographer and director of Literature Department at the University of Udine), Mario Pieroni and Dora Stiefelmeier (RAM radioartemobile). Moderator Adriana Polveroni (Director of Exibart, independent curator and writer).

During the conference a short version of the video reportage “Livio Felluga 100” by Luigi Vitale was shown to the public.

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Villa Sucota_Como
Friday September 30th 2016 the Antonio Ratti Foundation invites to the round table of D/A/C 17, moderated by Lorenzo Benedetti and introduced by Mario Pieroni and Dora Stiefelmeier.

artists Stefano Arienti, Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, Liliana Moro, Diego Perrone and Annie Ratti; enterprises and business sectors Giacomo Castiglioni, President and AD of Castigioni S.p.A., Paolo De Santis, AD of Meta Como and art collector, Aram Manoukian, President and AD of Lechler S.p.A., Maurizio Riva, President of Riva 1920 SpA, Rosanna Viganò, partner of Seterie Argenti S.p.A and art collector, Giovanna Felluga of AtemporaryStudio and artistic coordinator of the Vigne Museum_Livio Felluga by Yona Friedman & Jean-Baptiste Decavèle.


Participants to DAC 15°:

Jean-Yves Bobe, Ministry of Culture, responsible for the Art / Business relations
Valérie Bobo, business owner
Roberto Crivellini, business owner
Samson Davis, Ministry of Culture
Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, artist
Anne-Valérie Delval, HEC – contemporary art department
Clément Dirié, journalist and art critic
Julien Eymeri, business owner
Federico Guiscardo, exhibition space in Anacapri
Fabrice Hyber, artist
Athina Ioannou, artist
Florent Lamouroux, artist
Bernadette Legrenzi, General Council of Yvelines at the head of the art / business program
Esclarmonde Monteil, Director of Museum de la Toile di Jouy
Isabelle de Maison Rouge, moderator
Mario Pieroni, RAM radioartemobile
Benjamin Sabatier, artist
Giuliano Sergio, Curator Anacapri
Giuliana Setari, President of Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art
Donatella Spaziani, artist
Dora Stiefelmeier, RAM radioartemobile
Piero Tomassoni, Economy ART/Managemnt
Laura Vedel, General Council of Yvelines at the head of the art / business program