After its 2019 debut, a success with the public and with critics, Oplà. Performing Activities, a live arts programme curated by Silvia Fanti (Xing), returns to Arte Fiera. The Fair will host a new series of performance activities by four contemporary leaders in this field: Alessandro Bosetti, Luca Vitone, ZAPRUDER filmmakersgroup and Jimmie Durham, who received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th Venice Bienniale. The artists’ works will be shown in Halls 15 and 18 of the Fair as well as in the Talk area.
Oplà. Performing Activities is a live arts format conceived by Silvia Fanti specifically for Arte Fiera. She expresses its guidelines in the following programmatic statement:
“Working today with the contemporary means creating occasions, contexts and moments that show not so much “what art is” but “what art does”.
The question is therefore how to respond to the proposal to make Performance part of an art fair without turning it into a merely decorative or, at worst, inappropriate accessory.
Oplà slips performance into a functional context, creating opportunities to be an active part of an artwork. The performances are not individual shows lasting a set time, but rather activities proper: a series of microsystems involving creation, relationships, and service.”
Production: Arte Fiera
Curated and organized by Xing
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