Language is the accumulation of connections where there were no such connections

Art, Performance, Milano


Art, Performance


Istituto Svizzero in Milano hosts the final event of the workshop led by artists Costanza Candeloro and Beatrice Marchi along with students of the Master Fine Arts at the ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts on the topic of collective practices.

The artists reflect on the role of text as a visual dispositive and on the practice of character building as a performance tool, negotiating these formats in a collective, collaborative setting.

How would the creation of narratives and artistic expressions transform when this process extends beyond the individual and encompasses the collective? Can roles bring us closer together?

Questions of the relationship between individual and collective authorship and between discourse and visual production come to forefront.

The format is organized in collaboration with the Master Fine Arts of the ZHdK by Judith Welter and Francesca Brusa in dialogue with Gioia Dal Molin.

Participating students:
Martin Andereggen
Felix Antoine BĂŒrcher
Arthur Heck
InĂȘs Henriques
Camille LĂŒtjens
Patricia Meier
Laura Nan
Dao Dao Ni
NicolĂČ Pediconi
Stéphane Nabil Petitmermet

Costanza Candeloro (Bologna 1990) lives and works between Italy and Switzerland. In 2020 she developed the online project Life-Edit for Fondazione Prada, Milan. Costanza Candeloro is also one of the founders of Illicit Bookshop. A selection of recent solo exhibitions include: Possed Is The Style, Ausstellungsraum Friedensgasse, Zurich (2023), C & G (duo show), Istituto Svizzero, Milan (2023) MY SKIN- CARE, MY STRENGTH, ICA, Milan (2022), Sweet Days Of Discipline, La Plage, Paris (2022), ENVY & GRATITUDE, Galleria Martina Simeti, Milan (2022). Recent group exhibitions include: Galerie Hussenot, Paris (2023), Forde, Geneva (2023), La Rada, Locarno (2022), MACRO, Rome (2021),  Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg, Fribourg (2020) Riverside, Bern (2019).

Beatrice Marchi is a visual artist living and working between Berlin and Milan. She studied with Alberto Garutti at Accademia di Brera in Milan and with Jutta Koether at HfbK in Hamburg, where she received a MFA in 2017. Using different media such as video, performance and painting, in her practice she explores identity roles in group dynamics to question gender stereotypes, moral and professional definitions. Her work has been presented in both solo and group shows at international institutions and galleries, such as Museion, Bozen (2023); Triennale, Milan (2023); Pogobar KW, Berlin (2023); MAXXI L’Aquila (2022); Fondazione Prada, Milan and Tokyo (2022); Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (2021); Istituto Svizzero, Milan (2021); MACRO, Rome (2021); Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (2019); Palazzo Reale, Milan (2019); Performance Space, New York (2018); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2017); 16th Rome Art Quadriennal, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2016).