Jasmine Gregory & Barbara Casavecchia
‘STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO’ series
‘STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO’ series
The event will be held in English at H18:30 at Istituto Svizzero, via del Vecchio Politecnico 3, Milan.
Free entry within the limited capacity of seats, register here.
Jasmine Gregory in conversation with Barbara Casavecchia and Gioia Dal Molin
Jasmine Gregory’s paintings and sculptures are rich in pop-cultural and art-historical references and also derive from reflections on how a young artist today can paint, wants to paint. During the artist talk, Jasmine Gregory reflects on these and other things, including, for example, on a wig that moves from painting to painting.
The artist talk takes place in the context of Mommie dearest, Jasmine Gregory’s solo exhibition within our spaces, and is part of STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO, a series of events at Istituto Svizzero, Milan.
Since autumn 2020 we retrace the state of the art, the world and the soul through a series of events, which include screenings, dialogues, listening and workshops. STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO is also nurtured by the recent experience of the pandemic and lockdowns, which has taught us, among other things, that reading opens up to new worlds, that people can be close to each other even through the Zoom platform or that taking care of oneself and others is redeeming. Moreover, if on the one hand this period has allowed us to focus, once again, on ourselves, on the other hand it has sensitised our eyes to new and re-evaluated aspects of life: our state of mind and the state of the world. We reflect on the issues that concern us and to which we want to devote ourselves; on the things we can do and what we want to learn; we ask ourselves in what world we live in and under what conditions we want to work. We are convinced that art and culture are fundamental in this context, as they ask questions and provide food for thought.
STATE OF MIND/STATO D’ANIMO’s events are linked to the exhibition programme of Istituto Svizzero, and also draw on other themes. The project involves artists and other players in the art world, from Switzerland, Italy and the rest of the world.
Access is allowed only to those who obtained the Reinforced Green Pass health certificate, which proves vaccination or recovery. It is mandatory to wear a Ffp2 face mask within our spaces.
Jasmine Gregory (b.1987 in Washington D.C.) is an artist living and working in Zurich. Jasmine Gregory’s work develops various sets of motifs, artistic gestures as well as assemblages to explore the tensions of artistic production, history of painting as well as subjectivity in how it circulates in institutional and commercial contexts. Recent group shows include Werkschau Kanton Zürich 2021 at Haus Konstruktiv (Zurich), Art For Black Lives, Round 4 (Online Exhibition), FOTOROMANZA at Le Commun (Geneva), Sommer des Zögerns at Kunsthalle Zürich (Zurich). Recent solo exhibitions include Home Improvements, Park View with Paul Soto (Brussels) and Trouble at Casa Amor, Karma International (Zurich).
Gioia Dal Molin is Head Curator of Istituto Svizzero in Rome, Milan and Palermo.
Barbara Casavecchia is a critic, independent curator and educator. She lives between Venice and Milan, where she teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Contributing Editor of Frieze, her articles and essays have appeared on Art Agenda, Art Forum, Art Review, D/La Repubblica, Flash Art, Mousse, Nero, South/documenta 14, Spike, as well as in artist books and catalogs. In 2018, she curated the exhibition Susan Hiller. Social Facts, at OGR, Turin. In 2021-23, she is curator of the interdisciplinary research project The Current III – Mediterraneans: ‘Thus waves come in pairs’ (after Etel Adnan) sponsored by TBA21-Academy.