MODICA STREET MUSICAL – THE EXHIBITION
2016

Public performance and exhibition curated by Matteo Lucchetti.

Throughout the work on the musical, the space of the gallery was transformed into a workshop open to participants and anyone who wanted to use it to make proposals and intervene in the dramaturgy of the work. The resulting exhibition is thus a space in which the artist’s previous works and new productions appear as documents and reference materials for the planning of the Modica Street Musical, as well as representing a space for reflection on the musical as a mise-en-scène of the relationship between spectacle and life, based on the continuity existing between music and the everyday lives of the local protagonists.

A series of wallpapers, hanged on the walls of the gallery, portray movement in public space as an act of individual and collective affirmation: a political gesture that embodies protest, joy, discontent and social claims. The thousands of people who took part to Senatore’s works in the last ten years are here celebrated as the human matter from which the artist took inspiration in developing her graphic, pictorial and photographic work installed in the gallery. Emancipation and equality are the common trajectories towards which every form of activism aims, and every work on show highlights several cases and causes – Black Lives Matter, feminist movements or marching bands on strike – in which communities shaped through music, dance, spectacle or protest are able to generate a potential for social change.


Photo Francesco D'Amore

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MODICA STREET MUSICAL: installation view

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MODICA STREET MUSICAL: installation view

installation view
MODICA STREET MUSICAL: installation view

installation view
MODICA STREET MUSICAL: installation view

installation view
MODICA STREET MUSICAL: installation view


MODICA STREET MUSICAL – STORYBOARD: 4 charcoal and text on paper, framed 45 x 35 cm each 

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MODICA STREET MUSICAL – STORYBOARD: installation detail

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MODICA STREET MUSICAL – STORYBOARD: installation detail

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“PROTEST DANCE”: charcoal and graphite on paper 70 x 100 cm, framed: installation detail


Teatro contadino - June 28/2010: collaborative painting on canvas, 70 x 50 cm  

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Teatro contadino - June 28/2010: installation detail

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“EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF MOVING” risograph print 42 x 30 cm each, framed: installation detail

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“EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF MOVING” risograph print 42 x 30 cm each, framed: installation detail

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“EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF MOVING” risograph print 42 x 30 cm each, framed: installation detail

installation detail
“EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF MOVING” risograph print 42 x 30 cm each, framed: installation detail

installation detail
“EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF MOVING” risograph print 42 x 30 cm each, framed: installation detail

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collage, acrylic, archive material on vegetable cardboard, 70 × 50 cm, framed: installation view

70 × 50 cm, framed
MUSICIANS WILL BE HEARD, collage, acrylic, archive material on vegetable cardboard: 70 × 50 cm, framed

70 x 50 cm, framed
WORKERS UNION BRASS BAND, collage, graphite, golden ink, chinese pencil on vegetable cardboard : 70 x 50 cm, framed

70 x 50 cm, framed
THE NEW FEMINISM, collage, acrylic and golden ink, archive material on vegetable cardboard: 70 x 50 cm, framed

70 x 50 cm, framed
REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME YOU SAW YOUR NAME, collage, acrylic and golden ink: 70 x 50 cm, framed


MODICA STREET MUSICAL - BANNER, velvet banner 112 × 73 cm