Yuri Ancarani | Micol Assaël | Linda Fregni Nagler | Marinella Senatore
four artists for an exhibition that invades the museum
May 28 – September 21, 2014

On MAXXI’s piazza and along its staircases the exhibition route continues with The School of Narrative Dance, Roma (2014) by Marinella Senatore, a traveling school free of charge where anyone can teach or be a student, in which the public takes on a leading role in the process of assembling the work. The classroom built right on the piazza itself by the group of British architects ASSEMBLE, is conceived as an ideal set to host the lessons of a broad range of subjects and trades. The experiences of the lessons will then flow into a theater-dance performance directed by the choreographers of the Berlin group ESPZ. The exhibition project then continues along MAXXI’s staircases, where display cases contain the works that are the result of the lessons.


West Coast Premiere of Castello di Rivoli Touring Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB)

Having premiered in October 2013 at Italy’s foremost museum for contemporary art, Castello di Rivoli, MCASB will host the West Coast debut of artist Marinella Senatore’s retrospective exhibition. Senatore has gained international acclaim for her masterfully orchestrated films and public projects. Marinella Senatore. Building Communities is a thoughtful selection of Senatore’s operatic work, often taking the form of collaborative films that assert the audience as a key protagonist. “Involving in an active dialogue a wide number of people, groups, and associations large or small, often outside the art system, Marinella Senatore’s projects always construct new and innovative communities, aggregating multiple and heterogeneous energies. Her process rethinks the possibilities of art as a potent agent of exchange and cultural growth,” Chief Curator of Castello di Rivoli Marcella Beccaria says.Using the medium of film to describe her role as an activator, the artist states, “I feel that I am part of those processes that see the artist as a director who has a score through which people negotiate or contest their participation.” Creating new possibilities for public involvement, the exhibition in Santa Barbara will feature past artwork, creative writing workshops, community dances, and interactive photo shoots, using the creative and process itself as a subject.

Applications to participate in Marinella Senatore’s project are ongoing!

Building Communities