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Biennale Arte 2022

Meetings on Art

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4 - 6 June 2022
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale

The programme takes Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) – whose literary and artistic work inspired the title and themes of the 59th International Art Exhibition – as a point of departure to expand on the thematic threads raised throughout The Milk of Dreams: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; and the connection between bodies and the Earth.

 

Tuesday 4 October

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
THE QUEER AND THE EERIE

Perhaps to question the human-male-centric view of the world and to imagine a more livable future requires an examination of liminal concepts such as the queer and the eerie. This conversation will discuss life and death matterings, the category of thingness, animacy and animation of the non-human, and dehumanization and death of the human through the politics of queerness and the eerie, race, sexuality, and gender.

Conversation between P. Staff, Precious Okoyomon, Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Diego Marcon, participating artists at the 59th International Art Exhibition. Moderated by Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at U.C. Berkeley and Director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture.

Audience Q&A.

Wednesday 6 October

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
“RE-ENCHANTING THE WORLD”

For feminist theorist and activist Silvia Federici, the “re-enchantment of the world” means “to reconnect what capitalism has divided: our relation with nature, with others, and with our bodies.”[1] This panel will explore inspirations for a re-enchantment of the world: examining our interdependencies with, and forms of affection for, nature, the Earth, and animals; communal relations; rituals and myths; craft; and folklore.

Zoom Keynote by Silvia Federici, feminist activist, writer and teacher.

Conversation between Silvia Federici, Magdalene Odundo and Liv Bugge, participating artists at the 59th International Art Exhibition. Moderated by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Contemporary Art and LGBTQ+ Studies at Columbia University.

Audience Q&A.
 

[1] Silvia Federici, Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2018).

Information

The meetings will be open to the public free of charge, with reservation required while seats last.
Admission to the Biennale Arte 2022 is not included.

The meetings will be translated live from English to Italian on the streaming channel of La Biennale di Venezia and recordings will be available at www.labiennale.org

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