“A proposito di Marco Noris. Gesto, paesaggio”. La Rivista di Bergamo n. 96

It is out in La Rivista di Bergamo n. 96, “A proposito di Marco Noris. Gesto, paesaggio” (About Marco Noris. Gesture, landscape), the wonderful text written by Tere Badia and translated by Marcello Belotti, on my last five years of work.

Versione in italiano del testo:

Aquí la versión original del texto en castellano:

La Rivista di Bergamo #96 (cover)

L’Entrega en el article de Guillem Serra, diari Ara

Diari Ara - Guillem Serra

Les cases grans de l’art: residències i fàbriques de creació

Un dels principals elements que configuren la idiosincràsia de les residències artístiques és la pertinença a una xarxa. Un mapa estès globalment que no s’ha parat de teixir per tot el territori català. Marco Noris, artista multidisciplinar italià establert a Barcelona, ho sap i ho reivindica en el seu últim projecte: La Entrega. Caminar a través de la xarxa, viure-hi, crear-hi i cartografiar-la de la forma més literal…

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Art and Nature in Creation 2018

My project The Delivery, Act I has been awarded one of the two “Art and Nature in Creation 2018” grants of the Centre d’Art la Panera de Lleida, along with the Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera and the Centro de Arte y Naturaleza de Huesca
I would like to thank the jury – Cèlia Del Diego Thomas, Juan Guardiola, Pere Bascones – and the three organizing centers. I would also like to again congratulate the other winner, Olga Olivera-Tabeni.

What is the project about?

In the Pyrenees during the development of the project On the Border, I learned that walking is about surrendering oneself in order to appropriate time and space. This time the purpose is to deliver/surrender this time and space to its addressees.

It is on this postulate that The Delivery is born, a project conceived as a set of actions based on walking, an action understood as creative practice, stimulation of thought and refutation of an alienating, corrupted and contaminated social system. In Spanish and Catalan, the title of the project plays with the double meaning of the word entrega (“delivery”), which refers to the idea of consignment and at the same time to the idea of abnegation, a common characteristic of artistic practice and walking.

The residency project will thus begin with the delivery of a series of works on paper made on my way to the Centre d’Art i Natura in Farrera from my studio at Piramidón in Barcelona. These papers (in four different sizes between 50×70 and 140×200), folded as maps are usually folded, will be unusual travel notebooks, which can be considered at the same time as logbooks and inner maps. It will thus be about the delivery of the work as well as of the artist and walker, the travel time and the space traveled.

If the production of On the Border was characterized by a very strict technical planning (technique, size, support) within a traditional framework such as plein air painting, in The Delivery there will be more space for improvisation, taking advantage of the experience gained and introducing geographical and environmental elements into the creative process.  

The route will begin on September 25th 2018 and will have an approximate duration of 21 days.

More info during the journey:

Presentación del proyecto y de la publicación de En frontera

Marco Noris, A LA FRONTERA
Presentació del projecte el 15 de juny 2018 a les 19 h
Exposició de l’obra del 15 al 19 de juny 

L’estiu del 2017 Noris va recórrer caminant els 290 quilòmetres de la frontera hispanofrancesa de la província de Girona per on van passar els principals camins de l’exili republicà. Durant el recorregut, l’artista va pintar una obra per a cadascuna de les 198 mugues que marquen la frontera: caminar i pintar tot unint punts al llarg de la frontera, com en equilibri en aquesta línia invisible que divideix en dos el que és un, fent visible el que és invisible i desplegant, d’aquesta manera, un nou escenari de la memòria.


Carrer Hospital 56, Barcelona – De dimarts a dissabte de 12 a 20h
Diumenges i festius de 11 a 14 h – Dilluns tancat

Art and Memory – On the Border, MuME – Museu Memorial de l’Exili

To both be and make a border is the primary motivation of this artistic project by Marco Noris. The artist spent almost a month walking the line of the border in the Pyrenees from Andorra to Portbou. An invisible geographic line that is the product of a superimposed layer of historical events, which is made visible through the hundreds of milestones (mugues) that delimit the separation between the countries.

Marco Noris’ itinerary has a pronounced experiential character manifested by the exercise of painting in the open air. In this sense, what apparently seems a playful and contemplative attitude of the artist in relation to the landscape, becomes an action that assumes the form of a critical inventory of the fact of the border and everything related to it: refugees, exile, exclusion, marginalization. In other words, the distance, fatigue and weather conditions experienced by the artist himself acquire an allegorical configuration that refers to all those unfortunate souls of yesterday, today and the future.

These drawings made in situ during the trip, which may be understood as something between a personal diary and a notarial record reaffirming the line of the border, evoke the artist’s visual and emotional connection with a context both inhospitable and fascinating, thereby developing an entirely new setting for memory.

Jordi Font Agulló
Director of MuME

Art and Memory. Marco Noris, “On the Border”
From October 28, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Museo Memorial del Exilio (Exile Memorial Museum), c / Mayor, 43-47, 17700 – La Jonquera (Spain)

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed Mondays except holidays. For Christmas holidays the museum is closed on January 1st and 6th and December 25th and 26th and on December 24th and 31st it is open from 10am to 2pm.

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