hors  muros





the school of exceptions

Santarcangelo Festival (Italy),  July 9th -22nd 2015


What are the possibilities for the exception to produce a change in the norm? Aleppo blends with the festival’s program, which investigates art as scandal and the relationship between performing arts and the city. Considering art as exception could lead to defuse its potential, since each norm needs sometimes exceptions to be reinforced as norm, are there any exceptions to this?/ how could we rethink art’s consequence on reality?

Together with reading seminars and working sessions organised in collaboration with Bojana Kunst (Giessen), the school hosted workshops and conversation with the artists and theoretician invited at the festival: Milo Rau, Arkadi Zaides, Amir Reza Koohestani, Simon Allermesch, Cristina Rizzo, Joe Kelleher, Mette Edvardsen, Christian Chironi (a.o).

The School of Exceptions is a project initiated by Aleppo and Santarcangelo Festival, curated by Daniel Blanga Gubbay with Livia Andrea Piazza, in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies (Justus Liebig Universität Giessen).

It left its traces in the public space and online, and completed the work with the publication 'Not Only But Also' closing the cycle “How to Build a Manifesto for the Future of a Festival”.








september 24th 2015. with Thomas Hirschhorn, Maurizio Lazzarato, Patrick Chamoiseau, Vincent Message.

in the frame of Atopolis, commissioned by            

and fondation mons 2015.






la  taille   de   la  tour

pluralité  renfermée







une  politique   du  temps  et  de   l'espace

anachronisme et déplacement 








marseille,     november 2015








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Aleppo (Arabic: حلب‎ / ALA-LC: Ḥalab, IPA: ['halab]) is the largest city in Syria 

and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

Aleppo is a laboratory for experiments in performance and politics.