Sensibile Comune will be held at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome during C17—The Rome Conference on Communism, which takes place from 18–22 January 2017. 20 works selected from the museum’s permanent collection are the starting point for 20 contemporary artists that have been invited to respond to these works. The original pieces belong to artists such as Piero Manzoni, Alberto Burri, Toti Scialoja, Giulio Paolini, Medardo Rosso, Marcel Duchamp, Filippo Palizzi, Giuseppe Pellizza Volpedo, Giulio Turcato, Pino Pascali, Lucio Fontana, whereas the armoury of new artists include Claire Fontaine, Gian Maria Tosatti, Davide D’Elia, Fiamma Montezemolo, Danilo Correale, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Giuliano Lombardo, Dora Garcia, Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas, Rossella Biscotti, Kinkaleri, Elisabetta Benassi, Cristina Rizzo Kristal, Pablo Echaurren.
During the course of the exhibition artists will take turns presenting a series of performances (Andrea Lanini, Lancelot Hamelin), projections (Guy Debord, Fabrizio Ferraro), debates (James Marramao, Elettra Stimilli, Paolo Virno), poetry readings (Vincenzo Ostuni, Lidia Riviello) and a sleep concert (Matthew Nasini). In addition to the C17 conference on “Comunismo del sensibile” with Jacques Rancière, Michael Hardt, Alexei Penzin, Manule Borja-Villel, Claire Fontaine)— two round tables: one dedicated to the archive, with Mario Tronti, Manuel Borja-Villel and Marco Scotini, and another to curation (with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marco Baravalle, Annarosa Buttarelli, Tarek Elhaik, the restorers of the Gallery).
The exhibition features 6 sections: exponential works and incurable works, in conjunction with the works of the National Gallery, works in struggle: a paper archive and an digital archive based on an open source software; works in flight: projections; works under construction: works constructed during the days of the exhibit, including a musical improvisation with Michele Rabbia, Ludovico Takeshi Minasi, Daniele di Buenaventura; and contemplative works: sensory dissonances from natural wine, the celestial sphere, and the garden.
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