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Click to enlargeHEMAN CHONG : FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Mar 9 - Apr 6, 2019

ANNIE RATTI IN CONVERSATION WITH GIORGIO VERZOTTI
Mar 15, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
What is the function of the work of art in an era of digital communication in which social networks instantly connect us with the entire hyper-capitalised world? Annie Ratti’s work focuses on the everyday experience of the human body. She makes different kinds of habitable structures and spaces; most recently ‘wearable sculptures’ (including hats, kimonos and blankets) that playfully elaborate (and subtly critique) the orgonic principles of the late Wilhelm Reich. These sculptures instantiate a range of unseen procedures for experiencing the self that are at odds with the fast time of digital connectivity. But in a very specific manner, since Ratti’s Reich is somehow proposing us to counter-perform it in the time-space of the exhibition.
As an artist Annie Ratti works within a transdisciplinary research framework, that draws on different fields, many of which are at the margins of mainstream science. She has for instance explored the medicinal and cultural significance of psylocibin mushrooms; and more recently Wilhelm Reich’s theories of orgonic energy. Her recent sculptures engage actively (one might definitively say performatively) with the spaces they inhabit, offering a kind of speculative physicality that opens an experimental relationship with their audience; one that enables a differently connected and less hyper-mediated experience of self.
Free, but booking required: tinyurl.com/y5z2f7yy
Off-site at:
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
39 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8NX
iiclondra.esteri.it

DEREK JARMAN
Apr 12 - May 25, 2019
Private view Thu Apr 11 6pm - 8pm

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