03.02.2023

X = Freedom

Art, Poetry, Reading, Roma

H18:30
Entrance: via Ludovisi 48

Dates
03.02.2023
Location
Roma
Category
Art, Poetry, Reading
Information

H18:30
Entrance: via Ludovisi 48

The reading will be held in English and Italian at H18:30 at Istituto Svizzero, via Ludovisi 48, Rome. 
Free entry, registration recommended here. 

X = Freedom
A poem for Meret Oppenheim by Deborah Levy

British writer Deborah Levy interweaves essayistic and lyrical moments, autobiographical and fictional storytelling in her multi-layered writing. The personality and works of the Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim (1913-85) have long fascinated her. On the occasion of the exhibition L’arcobaleno riposa sulla strada, Deborah Levy wrote a poem for her.¬†

An Italian version of the poem will be read by artist and writer Giulia Crispiani.
In the context of the reading, the public will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibition with the curator Gioia Dal Molin.

Biographies:

Deborah Levy is a writer based in London and Paris. Her fiction includes: Swimming Home, Hot Milk, The Man Who Saw Everything, all three nominated for the Booker Prize.¬†Levy’s award winning non-fiction includes the¬†‘living autobiography’ trilogy: Things I Don‚Äôt Want to Know, The Cost of Living, and Real Estate¬†(to be published in Italy by NN Editore). She¬†has taught writing at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy School, London.¬†Her new novel, August Blue, will be published in May 2023 by Hamish Hamilton and FSG in the UK and USA.

Giulia Crispiani is a writer and visual artist based in Rome, where she is an editor for NERO Editions.¬†Her practice develops from the written word, privileging interviews, love letters and manifestos as formal outcomes of her research. Her work has been presented internationally at numerous institutions and non-profit spaces. She is the author of¬†Incontri in luoghi straordinari / Meetings at remarkable places (Nero Editions 2020), What if Every Farewell Would Be Followed by a Love Letter (Union Editions 2020), What if I can‚Äôt say goodbye (Union Editions 2021), Petra (Rerun books 2018), and co-author of ōļŔÖ/Tristezza/Sorrow (Oreri 2021) and¬†Albe e Tramonti di Praiano* (Oreri 2022).