A Dialogical Exhibition Tour with Elisabeth Bronfen, Cecilia Canziani and Gioia Dal Molin.
The talk will be held in English.
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The artistic work of Hannah Villiger (1951-97) is still relevant today. Between the 1980s and 1990s she focused on capturing her own body through the quick shots of a Polaroid camera.
Taking this as starting point on the 19.06.2021, Gioia Dal Molin (curator of the exhibition Hannah Villiger: Works/Sculptural at the Istituto Svizzero) will be in conversation with Elisabeth Bronfen and Cecilia Canziani. Through a re-reading of Hannah Villiger’s practice they will discuss the relevance of her work in contemporary visual culture through the lenses of a decidedly feminist perspective.
The conversation/tour will take place within the context of the exhibition Hannah Villiger-Works/Sculptural, currently on view at Istituto Svizzero.
Please note that the exhibition tour will be filmed.
Elisabeth Bronfen is a Swiss/American professor of American Studies at the University of Zurich and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. She is the author of many books and articles on visual culture, gender studies and psychoanalysis. Her most recent publications are: Serial Shakespeare. An Infinite Variety of Appropriations in American TV Drama (2020, Manchester UP), Obsessed. The Cultural’s Critics Life in the Kitchen (2019, Rutgers UP), Crossmappings. On Visual Culture (2018, I.B. Tauris). One of her newest project is Conversations with Griselda Pollock, an ongoing video talk series with fellow cultural analyst and art historian Griselda Pollock.
Cecilia Canziani is an independent curator and art historian. Recent projects include: Io dico io, Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna di Roma, with Lara Conte and Paola Ugolini (February 2021), Anastasia Potemkina, MAXXI Aquila (January 2021); La giusta misura, with Chiara Camoni, (2018- on going. Palazzo Bentivoglio, Bologna; Murate Art district Florence; Society of Bees, Grasse, MOSTYN, UK; GAM, Turin) Self-portrait. Bettina Buck, Chiara Camoni (Murate Art District, Florence 2019); Shape, colour, taste, sound and smell. Adelaide Cioni /Guy Mees (p420, Bologna 2019). She is lecturer at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the American University of Rome and coordinator of the advanced training programme in curatorship at IED Rome. She regularly collaborates with Flash Art, and her texts appear in catalogues and monographs. She is co-founder of the publishing project of artist’s books for children Les Cerises.
Gioia Dal Molin is Head Curator at the Istituto Svizzero in Rome, Milan and Palermo. At the Istituto Svizzero in Rome she curated the exhibition Hannah Villiger: Works/Sculptural.
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