On March 3, the Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta is presenting a meeting with the artist Marinella Senatore on the occasion of the exhibition “Something about you”, organized by Blitz Gallery with the contribution of the Institute. The meeting will be attended by Sara Dolfi, curator of the exhibition, as well as by Serena Alessi, Director of the Institute.
Marinella Senatore is a multidisciplinary artist who works specifically on participatory art, vernacular and popular culture, dance, music and activism, with the intention of rethinking the political nature of communal action.
“Something about you” brings together paintings, drawings, videos, a new site-specific sculpture and a powerful public art work. “Remember the first time you saw your name” (2020) is a powerful phrase in a bold red light composition dominating St George Square, Valletta for the duration of the exhibition. The artwork is an enchanting blast from the past, evoking the Maltese custom of celebrating community during village festas and annual events with festoons, luminarie and light installations.
This exhibition is intended to inspire dialogue in Malta, at a time when collective action seems to be the most powerful tool for new beginnings and the birth of communities. As put by bio-political philosopher Judith Butler: “Freedom does not come from me or from you; it can and does happen as a relation between us, or, indeed, among us.”
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