“MANIFESTIAMO” is a collective format including installations, workshops, round tables, films and talks by more than 70 artists and researchers addressing issues of artistic practice and its current conditions over the course of three months. It is an open format that—following the Scuola Popolare in the summers of 2020 and 2021—shuns hierarchies and strategies of dominance, proposing institutional work as a collaborative process.
Since its beginnings, Villa Romana has been a space devoted to artistic thought and action, generating resonant spaces. A ‘protected’ space of this kind raises questions: who is protecting whom from what? Which space is allocated to art and from which is art excluded and separated? Is it possible to imagine an institutional practice that— in both its inner structure and its public work—does not aim for distance, consumption and canonisation, but seeks alliances that welcome all languages and speechlessness, all bodies and inadequacies? That creates or simply uses spaces to learn from and with each other, to exchange, to listen?
at Villa Romana, Florence
until July 21, 2022