PIANO – Prepared Platform for Contemporary Art – France–Italy 2014-2016

PIANO – Prepared Platform for Contemporary Art – France–Italy 2014-2016

PIANO is a Franco-Italian curatorial platform created on the initiative of the d.c.a / the French association for the development of centres d’art.

PIANO takes a variety of forms, including exhibitions, events, residencies, as well as a website providing a forum for interaction and dialogue between all the current and future actors involved in the project.

PIANO is a shared workspace and a polyphonic instrument that welcomes, at different rhythms and tempos, d.c.a’s member centres d’art on the French side, and a wider range of organizations in Italy: public and private museums, as well as foundations and alternative spaces.


Exercizing Doubt: Exhibition as Research
Bétonsalon - Centre d’art et de recherche (Paris)
ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum (Bolzano)

Red Swan Hotel
cneai = centre national edition art image (Chatou)
MACRO Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma (Rome)

Piano – alto !
Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou CAC (Cajarc)
Centre d’art contemporain Chapelle St Jacques (Saint-Gaudens)
BBB centre d’art (Toulouse)
Careof DOCVA (Milan)
Dolomiti Contemporanee (Belluno)

Alfred Jarry Archipelago
Le Quartier, centre d’art contemporain (Quimper)
Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel)
Museo Marino Marini (Florence)

The Book Society #02
Centre d’art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme (Delme)
Peep-Hole (Milan)

Double cross, from both sides of a mountain
cab - centre d’art bastille (Grenoble)
Viafarini DOCVA (Milan)


In the spirit of the “prepared piano” invented by Erik Satie and later popularized by John Cage, PIANO encourages the novel use of cultural exchange instruments. With the aim of returning to the essence of art and constantly reshaping its creative tools, PIANO promotes plasticity in relations between disciplines, spheres and regions. Whether online or at large, PIANO aims to harmonize public and private cultural initiatives, combining their sensibilities.





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PIANO, Prepared Platform for Contemporary Art, France–Italy 2014-2015, initiated by d.c.a / French association for the development of centres d’art, in partnership with the Institut français in Italy, the French Embassy in Italy and the Institut français, with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati.