14 January 2018 – 11.00am
A day of talks, music, and performance on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition “Take Me (I’m Yours)”
from 11 am to 8 pm
Generosity/Generosità, a special event of the Public Program dedicated to the exhibition “Take Me (I’m Yours),” involves over twenty artists, architects, curators, critics and designers in a conversation accompanied by interludes of performance and music. The theme of the day is generosity, a concept central to the show, which is partly inspired by Lewis Hyde’s book The Gift, a reflection on how artworks and their circulation help preserve this value in today’s society.
Can generosity, even today, offer a key to thinking about the relationship between different generations of artists, as well as between artists and the public? Is the transmission of knowledge, whether through institutionalized channels like schools and academies, or informal ones such as support and dialogue, still a possible approach in art? In a society where everything is “shared” or “free,” does generosity still have meaning? What is the role of exhibition venues and exhibitions in facilitating the circulation of art?
The speakers try to answer these questions and more, while drawing inspiration from the links between “Take Me (I’m Yours)” and the figure of Lucio Fontana—whose exhibition “Ambienti/Environments” is on view at the same time at Pirelli HangarBicocca, and who offered a new point of departure for a whole generation of younger artists.
3 pm – 8 pm | Talk
Hans Ulrich Obrist
in dialogue with Christian Boltanski, Chiara Parisi, Roberta Tenconi, curators of the exhibition
and Giovanni Anceschi, Stefano Boeri, Andrew Durbin, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Alberto Garutti, Adelita Husni-Bey, Ugo La Pietra, Corrado Levi, Otobong Nkanga, Francesca Pasini, Gianni Pettena, Cesare Pietroiusti, Asad Raza, Sébastien Régnier and Barbara Browning, Adama Sanneh, Franco Vaccari, Grazia Varisco, Lea Vergine, Francesco Vezzoli, Nanda Vigo
11 am – 10 pm | Special Projects
11 am – 10 pm Ruth Beraha, Pensiero Stupendo (Autoritratto), 2017, binaural audio track
11 am – 10 pm Maurizio Nannucci, No Object is Innocent 2020; ZonaRadio / Keeping Time, radio program of artists’ audio works
11 am – 3 pm Koo Jeong A, Gravissimousss PMOMD, 2015/2017, dog walk in the neighborhood
Noon – 1 pm Ugo La Pietra with Lucio La Pietra, La riappropriazione della città: i propri itinerari, 1975/2018, performance
2 pm – 8 pm Patrizio Di Massimo, Self-Portrait as a Model (Take Me, I am Yours), 2017, performance
3 pm – 5 pm Otobong Nkanga, Glimmer: Unfold, 2015/2018, performance
4 pm Cesare Pietroiusti, Attribuzione permanente di idee ad estranei, 2018, performance
6 pm Imre Lodbrog et sa Petite Amie (Barbara Browning and Sébastien Régnier), performance
7 pm Maurizio Nannucci with Simone Conforti, …there is another way of looking at things, 2017, audio track
During the day: draw for the winner of the dinner with Douglas Gordon (Take Me (I’m Yours), 2017) and tasting of the sugar-paste skeleton by Daniel Spoerri (Eat Art Happening, 2004-2017).
The Public Program is curated by Giovanna Amadasi