Hall of Las Francesas , Valladolid, Spain: 6.07. – 19.08.2018. 

The Bridge Gallery, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, GB: 11.01. – 24.02.2019.


The European Exhibition “Six Memos” with the participation of 20 artists, will open July 6th  in the municipal exhibition hall of Las Francesas (Valladolid).

Six Memos will be presented along this year in Valladolid (Spain) , Lublin (Poland) and Liverpool (United Kingdom).

Curated by: Branka Benčić

Artists: Adam Lee (Liverpool), Albano Leal Ribeiro (Aveiro); Alice Pouzet (Clermont-Ferrand), Arnaud Caquelard (Rouen); Cristina R. Vecino (Valladolid); Esther Gatón (Valladolid); Fabio Tasso (Genoa); Garance Alves (Clermont-Ferrand); Laura Robertson (Liverpool); Luca Arboccò (Genoa); Ludomir Franczak (Lublin); Magdalena Franczak (Lublin); Pranas Griušys (Kaunas); Ricardo Suárez (Valladolid); Sébastien Camboulive (Rouen); Tjasa Kalkan (Zagreb); Victor Hugo Martín Caballero (Valladolid); Yane Calovski i Hristina Ivanoska (Skopje); Zlatko Kopljar ​​(Zagreb).

Six Memos build up on the legacy of eponymous collection of (five) essays, a last, unfinished and posthumous book by Italian novelist Italo Calvino – Six Memos for the next Millennium that gathers five lectures by Calvino written for Harvard University lecture series in 1985 and published in 1988. Today we mark the 30th anniversary of Calvino’s notes and ideas.

Five essays bearing titles – Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity (sixth – Consistency, only planned and projected, due to author’s death) represent conceptual trajectories in order to understand the continuing transformations in the world and mainly through literature and language, Calvino’s main interests, but it can be understood further reflecting ideas in art, society and culture. 30 years after publishing, as a reality check, we can reflect on Calvino’s legacy of Six Memos, as a possible future projection and a look back on a common heritage, imagination, humanity and civilization.