Book Launch – Angela Marzullo. HOMESCHOOLING at Cinema dei Piccoli in Rome
NERO is pleased to announce the launch of the artist’s book Homeschooling by the Swiss artist Angela Marzullo at Cinema dei Piccoli in Rome on Tuesday the 12th of April 2016, from 7pm to 9pm.
“Homeschooling” (parental education) is at the center of the performance and production by Angela Marzullo. The artist took some crucial texts of the twentieth century from authors such as Benjamin or Pasolini as well as issues related to feminism as a starting point of her videos in which her two daughters are involved as actresses and protagonists.
The publication presents a decade of Marzullo’s filmic production, highlighting the evocative value of the images and the texts used in the artist’s videos.
With its large expressive images alongside texts and dialogues re-proposed in lyrical or literary form, Homeschooling juxtaposes twentieth-century feminist thought and criticism with the personal experience of the artist, as well as with new feminist approaches in contemporary art.
The book includes two essays by Anna Cestelli Guidi and Francesco Ventrella.
Angela Marzullo, together with Anna Cestelli Guidi, Francesco Ventrella, and Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti, will present the publication and show some extracts from the artist’s videos.
Angela Marzullo a.k.a Makita, was born in Zurich (Switzerland) in 1971. She lives and works in Geneva. Selected shows: 2014 – Makita Sisters, Espace Noir, St.Imier; We’ve got five years stuck on my eyes, TM Project, Geneva; A bras le corps, Vertus, Paris; GVA-BOG, Espacio Odeon, Bogota; L’Ange de l’Histoire, Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin, Perpignan; Radio Estman, Kunsthalle, St. Gallen; 2013 – Un’educazione 2, Villa et Collezione Panza, Varese; Capsule 2, Halle Nord, Geneva; Cherche appartement, Centre de la photographie, Geneva; 2012 – Home Schooling, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome; Strange loop Gallery, XX, New York; 2011 – Congrès de Libellules, Biennale d’art des Libellules, Geneva; Satin Blanc, l’ov, CAN, Neuchâtel; 2010 – (re-) : un-historical documents, Chapman University, Los Angeles; Imagining Equality: Women’s Art and Activism, The Guggenheim Gallery, Los Angeles; Don’t open that door, Istituto Svizzero, Rome; 2007 – Makita Strikes Back, Salle Crosnier,Classe des Beaux-Arts, Palais de l’Athénée, Geneva. Prizes: 2013 – Home Schooling, Serie de 6 videos, Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Geneva; 2009 – Grant for Geneva artists, Département des affaires culturelles, Geneva; Grant for film production, Département des affaires culturelles, Geneva; 2008 – Grant for the collectif art laboratory duplex, Geneva; 2007-2010 – Grant for an artist’s studio, l’Usine, Fonds d’art contemporain, Geneva.
The event is supported by Istituto Svizzero di Roma.
Tuesday 12 April, 7-9pm
Cinema dei Piccoli – Viale della Pineta 15 (Villa Borghese), Rome
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