As a researcher I am interested in the active role of art, performance art in particular, within our current globalized, social, political and cultural context. I presented papers at (inter)national conferences. Including ASCA, Amsterdam; NALACS, Leiden, Radboud University Nijmegen.
Guest lecture, Radboud University Nijmegen, 7 May 2013. Lecture within the course in modern and contemporary art on art and migration. Latin American art from the twentieth century is often read as being politically engaged. In part, this can be attributed to the fact that during this period many countries suffered from repressive (military) dictatorships. […]
ASCA International Workshop and Conference 2013: Dislocating Agency, Moving Objects, 17 – 19 April 2013, Amsterdam. On 12 July 2012 the artist Silvia Giambrone realized the performance Anatomical Theatre at MACRO Museum, Rome. In this performance a doctor sewed an embroidered collar on the skin of the artist with a surgical needle. Born in Agrigento, Sicily, […]
Symposium: Event in Artistic and Political Practices, University of Amsterdam, 26 – 28 March 2013. What strikes the viewer in Silvia Giambrone’s Anatomical Theatre is its penetrating, and disturbing character. Its capacity to affect the viewer. We are drawn to Giambrone’s facial expression when the needle penetrates her skin. Her face seems motionless; yet, sometimes we discern a deep breath, or her […]