SOUND PIECE & CONVERSATION
WITH MONICA BONVICINI,
CRISTIANA PERRELLA & ANDREA VILIANI
10 FEBRUARY 2023 – 8 PM
In the context of the exhibition Re-Materialization of Language. 1978-2022, the Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare presents on February 10 at 8 PM Monica Bonvicini’s sound piece Retrospective (2022). The work will be heard and experienced for the first time in Italy.
Realized for the first time by the artist on the occasion of her comprehensive solo exhibition I do You at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the work will be set up in the outdoor space of the Foundation, between the building and the surrounding landscape. The opening will be followed by a conversation between the artist and curators Cristiana Perrella and Andrea Viliani, as part of the Fondazione Live programme.
In Retrospective, a voice recites around 2000 titles of the works made by the artist from the beginning of her practice in the 1990s until today, questioning the possible forms of presentation that a retrospective exhibition can take. In her multimedia practice, Bonvicini critically confronts conventions and social standards related to power structures, architecture, space and gender. Language in its various forms is an essential conceptual tool and manifests itself at the same time as a pragmatic and poetic message in Bonvicini’s work titles. Thus, the sequence of titles timed in Retrospective takes the form of a poem, a konkrete poesie, a surrealist composition that, with the recurrence of specific terms and the consistency of the themes tackled, opens up to new potential meanings.
The exhibition Re-Materialization of Language. 1978-2022, activated periodically, reconfigures itself as a confrontation between the research of artists of different generations, as a live and real-time analysis of the constantly redefining boundary between word and image, work and document, exhibition and book, artefact and body, author and user.
Bonvicini’s sound piece is the second intervention activating the exhibition.
Free entry & light dinner
Free guided tour at 7 PM.
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