La Frangia is a social promotion association and an artistic collective founded by Giulia Anita Bari - violinist and humanitarian worker - and Guendalina Salini , visual artist.
The association aims to narrate and denounce complex social situations in which human rights are trampled on. Through the tools of community art we develop artistic and research projects that arise from dialogue and co-creation with the communities (human and plant) with which we relate.
Since 2021 the collective has expanded, embracing in a deeper way the themes of musical research, in particular of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and strengthening the legs of the association through a more structured vision and design work. In fact, Federico Pascucci , musician and composer, and Martina Fattorini , designer and expert in tourism and interpreting, have joined the board of directors and the collective.
Giulia Anita Bari has an artistic and legal background. He studied violin at the Venice Conservatory of Music and International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Padua, specializing in European Union Law at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Florence, with a particular focus on the protection of non-EU workers. He has worked for numerous international organizations and NGOs in Italy and abroad (UNHCR, ActionAid, Oxfam, MEDU, SCI, Terra!), In particular as manager of field projects relating to the protection of foreign workers employed in agriculture. In recent years he has lived in Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia, working daily in the slums where agricultural workers mainly from sub-Saharan Africa live. Today he works as a violinist and is responsible for In Campo! Senza Corporale projects and for the Orchestra dei Braccianti for the Terra!
While working in the ghettos, he met Guendalina Salini , an artist from Rome with several national and international exhibitions to his credit. After studying in London where he confers a Master in Fine Art at Middlesex University, he begins to exhibit with art galleries and non-profit spaces. Guendalina Salini's aesthetic investigation revolves around themes of strangeness, loss, distance. The sense of disorientation from which it starts is seen as an opportunity for the genesis of new forms of identity, albeit transitory, to build or tell fragile, temporary, open, inclusive communities. This research is articulated through videos, installations, performances, photos and curatorial projects. He collaborates with various curators exhibiting in private galleries (Ex Elettrofonica, Francesca Antonini, ST Gallery) Art foundations (Fondazione Fendi, Fondazione Baruchello, Auditorium-Fondazione Musica per Roma) Film Festival (Locarno, Rome) also exhibits in various museums and institutional spaces (Macro, MAXXI, Italian Geographic Institute), and in art fairs in Milan, Turin, Paris, London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires.
Guendalina Salini's works can be viewed at the following links:
Federico Pascucci is a musician who for years has dedicated himself to the study of traditional Eastern European and Asia Minor music. He lived the experience of jazz music through an intense activity of studies and concerts in Europe, living permanently in the cities of Lisbon, Amsterdam and Rome. During his career he trained at the Testaccio Music School (Rome), the Frosinone Conservatory, the Siena Jazz Foundation and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with numerous teachers (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eric Harland, George Garzone, Jim Snidero , Jeff Ballard, Pierluigi Quarta, Maurizio Giammarco, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu and Gianluigi Trovesi). His artistic work includes a detailed research in the musical styles of the Balkans and Asia Minor which leads him to collaboration with the Macedonian Gypsy orchestras (Kocani Orkestar and Sercuk Orkestar), with the Bulgarian accordionist Martin Lubenov and the creation of musical projects such as Errichetta Underground (Italy), Tugoslavic Orkestar (Portugal) and FPEast Trio (Italy / Bulgaria). In 2010 he won the "Critics Prize" in the official competition of the Italian conservatories "Premio delle Arti". In 2011 the film "The dark side of the sun" by CSHintermann for which he worked as a composer won the award for the best soundtrack at the Sulmona Film Festival. Since 2011 he has been the organizer of the Errichetta Festival, one of the most important events for traditional Eastern music in Italy.
Federico Pascucci East Trio - Soil on Oil
Kočani Orkestar - Live at Khamoro Festival World Roma Festival
La Frangia has its registered office in Calabria , in Drosi , a small fraction of the Municipality of Rizziconi (RC), where for years the community has been experimenting with forms of welcoming foreign workers in the uninhabited houses of the town.
The operational headquarters of the association is in Rome in the Studio Coni Stella , a historic ice cream cone factory from the 1960s.