MAPS in Theory and Practice with guest ARIA SPINELLI

Winter Semester 2021

With Aria Spinelli: 7.10.2021 9h-12h / 21.10.2021 9h-12h / 11.11.2021 9h-12h / 

Universität / Haute École
Aria Spinelli
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In these three sessions, together we will be looking at the relations of the ‘political’ and artistic practice. Laclau and Mouffe, defined the political as the internal dimension of antagonism, which emerges under different forms in social relations. Politics ,on the other hand, entail the practices and discourse that affect the political. Starting from this distinction, our aim is to question where we can place artistic practice, either in the political dimension or as a practice of politics. We will look at the notion of radical imaginary, the idea of community economies, the notion of semio-capitalism and anthropophagic subjectivity. These are concepts that are embed in how we practice art politically, and our aim is to find our own positioning within this theoretical background. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX BIOGRAPHY: Aria Spinelli is an independent curator and a PostDoc Researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD has analysed relations of curatorial practice to social imagination and performativity. Her main area of research is the investigation of the relationship between art, activism and political theory. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art history, visual arts and curatorial studies. Founding member of the artistic and curatorial collective Radical Intention, from 2018 top 2020 she was associate researcher and member of the curatorial team of the project The Independent at the MAXXI – Museum of the XXI century for art (Rome). Between 2015 and 2020 she collaborated as external curator at the Pistoletto Foundation (Biella) and BOZAR, Center for Fine Arts (Brussels). She has published many articles and she is the editor of the publication Shaping Desired Futures (NERO, 2018). Between 2009 and 2012 she was curator at the Isola Art Center (Milan).


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