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Community-Based Procession by Marinella Senatore to be Presented in Collaboration with Magazzino This Fall

Event Date: 
16 November 2019
Cold Spring, NY
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Senatore to Work with Hudson Valley Residents and Local Organizations to Create a Large-Scale, Collaborative Performance to Premiere in Cold Spring on November 16, 2019.

On November 16, Italian multidisciplinary artist Marinella Senatore will direct a monumental procession throughout Cold Spring, New York, inviting the public to collaborate in a performative celebration of community. Developed in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art Foundation and curated by Ylinka Barotto, the performance will feature choreographed sequences executed by participants from diverse communities and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley. As with Magazzino Italian Art Foundation’s Walking Sculpture performance with Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto in 2017, the collaboration affirms the institution’s mission to engage the community in its program and provide a platform in the United States for Italian artists working today.

Over the last 15 years, Senatore has focused her artistic practice on exploring the creative power of crowds. Her work has facilitated dynamic community collaborations, using models of social organization drawn from the concept of assembly, and has engaged over five million people across the world. The project in Cold Spring will draw from Senatore’s The School of Narrative Dance, a multidisciplinary and process-based school developed by the artist and distinguished for its focus on emancipation and empowerment through the collective and large-scale expression of meaningful narratives.

“We are delighted to work with Marinella Senatore, an artist renowned for her ability to foster new connections between people,” said Magazzino Italian Art Foundation Director Vittorio Calabrese. “Serving the people of Cold Spring and the Hudson Valley has always been at the core of our mission, and we are excited to invite the community to partake in a procession with one of the most important Italian figures in the contemporary art world.”

Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the performance will take place on November 16, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. The performance is organized on the occasion of the group show Non-Places and the Spaces in Between on view at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York from October 17 to December 6, 2019. Featuring a new body of work by Senatore and the works of previous winners of the Premio New York—an annual award dedicated to the promotion of Italian art abroad—the exhibition will offer a timely and powerful take on global perspectives of participation and resistance in an era of seemingly fungible truths. Non-Places and the Spaces in Between is curated by Ylinka Barotto with Chiara Mannarino.

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Marinella Senatore, Manifesta12, Palermo Procession, 2018. Public Performance. Courtesy of the artist and Laveronica Arte Contemporanea.

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