Mario Pieroni, gallery owner
Barbara Nardacchione, curator

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Mario Pieroni / RAM radioartemobile in dialogue with Barbara Nardacchione

I would like to start from our exhibition No Man's Library / Everyone's Library at the University of Sassari (2018) which considered the library as the place of silence par excellence. Being the radio a multiple subject, a particularly current dimension today, I would like to ask Barbara Nardacchione—who has been collaborating with us in the projects’ formulation and implementation for years—what inspires you in the silence of a library?
Mario Pieroni, gallery owner
Liliana Moro’s work Shhhhh! is a sound that echoes in all the libraries of the world. An invitation to silence, so as not to confuse the mind already crowded with rivers of written words. Collected in volumes, silent thoughts speak to the eyes of the reader. If they wanted to express themselves altogether it would be a great chatter, a market of screamed or whispered knowledge. But the library is like a forest and a book tells itself as a plant does, through signs over time.
Barbara Nardacchione, curatrice


Mario Pieroni was born in Rome on 30/04/37. In 1971, he worked on large prototypes of artworks for the domestic habitat, with Dal Mondo delle Idee in Pescara. From 1975 to 1978, he opened Il Bagno Borbonico in Pescara, and from 1979 to 1991 the Galleria Pieroni in Rome. He’s the co-founder of Zerynthia, Associazione per l'Arte Contemporanea since 1991, and since 2015 OdV, based in Rome and Paliano, which he is the President of. He is the Artistic Director of RAM radioartemobile, a platform for contemporary art based in Rome, dedicated to sound research and exhibitions, along with RAM LIVE, a streaming web radio. RAM is chaired by Dora Stiefelmeier, with whom he received the title of Commendatore della Repubblica from President Giorgio Napolitano, in 2013. In 2017, together with Zerynthia and RAM, he established the No Man's Land Foundation, of which he holds the position of President.
Barbara Nardacchione (1988) is an independent curator and art historian. She collaborates regularly with RAM radioartemobile, No Man's Land Foundation and Zerynthia, Associazione per l'Arte Contemporanea OdV. Her work focuses on projects related to sound research and the activation of site-specific participatory processes.

Founded by Dora Stiefelmeier and Mario Pieroni in 2003, RAM radioartemobile is a
platform for contemporary art based in Rome, dedicated to sound research and exhibitions. RAM creates exhibitions and art projects by collaborating with public and private spaces around the world, combining visual and sound art. Since 2004 RAM has established the SAM SoundArtMuseum, a permanent archive at the Roman headquarters on Sound Art works, also available online.
All the activities of RAM radioartemobile are documented on