Silver art and the Mapuche people: this is the very special connection that lies at the basis of the exhibition ‘Silver Rights‘ by Elena Mazzi, to be held in the rooms of the ar/ge Kunst Museum in Bolzano from 11 June to 31 July.
Realized thanks to the support of the Italian Council , the Ministry of Culture’s programme for the international promotion of Italian art, the project is supported and promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute of Stockholm.
Elena Mazzi has studied the ancestral link between the Mapuche and Patagonia and the conflicts present in that territory for years. She worked on the “Silver Rights” project together with the spiritual leader, silversmith and Mapuche activist Mauro Millán and Argentinian artist Eduardo Molinari.
The exhibition consists of a series of silver jewellery crafted by Millán and designed together with Mazzi. The artifacts are accompanied by an installation created by the artist and Molinari, where audio and images on paper and fabric compose a narrative in four episodes. The exhibition is then complemented by the installation designed by Alessandro Mason (Studio Gisto), which places the jewels within a constellation of references and information essential to their public presentation.
The travelling nature of the exhibition is also unique: after the Bolzano stop, “Silver Rights” will be exhibited from 20 August to 2 October at the Södertälje Konsthall in Sweden and later at the Italian Cultural Institute of Buenos Aires and BIENALSUR. Finally, it will become part of the collection of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin.
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