Political Bodies Exhibition

Political Bodies, promoted by the Arts and Culture Department of the city of Padua and supported by CIDP (Italian Centre of Personality Disorders), presents 10 emerging artists who, through photography, sculpture, video, and performance, have placed the human body central into their practice, either as a physical entity or as a metaphor. The body is hidden, wounded, isolated, and vulnerable. It is a space to explore contemporary themes such as identity and representation, sexuality and gender, society and media. The invited artists come from different countries and cultures, but they are united by the use of the body as subject and medium; creating a universal language able to give voice to inner and personal worlds as well as to raise questions on social and political issues. Participating artists:

JOCELYN ALLEN, MARIANA BISTI, BLØR, DIEGO BRAMBILLA, SILVIA GENTILI, DIONYSIS LIVANIS, YOLE QUINTERO, CHRISTOPHER SCHULZ, PALOMA TENDERO, EMESE WU

Curators:

SILVIA GENTILI, DIONYSIS LIVANIS The issues addressed in the exhibition will be discussed in talks with the artists and Italian and international figures of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and art.

Private: View 9th February, 5pm

Duration: February 10th - February 17th

Galleria Cavour, Padua

Opening hours 10am-1pm, 3pm-7pm Monday closed, free admission Curator tour: 12, 13, 15, 16 February 4pm Info Settore Cultura, Turismo, Musei e Biblioteche - Servizio Mostre calores@comune.padova.it – tel. 049 8204547 padovacultura.it

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