Planar is an organization based in Bari (IT). Planar’s research focuses on the study of the relationship between the main factors that determine the contemporaneity of the global landscape in which we live, in its material and immaterial dimensions. Planar inquires, through visual art tools, the relationships between technological evolution, authority, landscape transformations and daily life. Throughout different activities and devices including editorial and curatorial projects, Planar aims to create an environment for discussion, debate, research and education. In 2016 was opened Planar Gallery, a storefront with printing and publishing lab. Inside Planar Gallery is also placed the publishing house Planar Books.
Planar especially aims to be an European outpost for cultural exchanges with the Arab world. Main goal of Planar is to allow partnerships between private companies, artists and projects through specific research programs, placing them in a coordinated framework for visibility and relations with the Arab world.
Planar was founded in 2014 by Antonio Ottomanelli, Francesco Stelitano, Letizia Trulli, Anna Vasta. In 2016 Armando Perna has joined the group, leading to the opening of the gallery space. In 2017 Elisabetta Fanelli joined the team, she is the artistic director of the publishing house and she curates the corporate identity of Planar.
Planar has two spaces in Bari:
Planar Café: coffee shop and bookshop inside Hotel Imago
Via Altamura, 24 – 70121
Planar Gallery: gallery, lab and bookstore
Corso Sonnino, 119a