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Event Public Program

Chiara Camoni
Call and Gather.
Sisters. Moths and Flame Twisters.
Lioness Bones, Snakes and Stones.

30 May 2024 – 6.30pm

Symposium Impermanent Traces


Pirelli HangarBicocca presents, on Thursday 30 May at 6.30 PM, the second appointment of the Public Program dedicated to Chiara Camoni exhibition. Impermanent Traces. Reflections on the ephemeral in art and daily life” is a symposium that takes its cue from a fundamental element in the work of the artist, namely the value of the processes of creation and sharing that go beyond the realization of the work, leaving behind immaterial traces and generating moments of knowledge, revelations, epiphanies.

Guests from different disciplines take part in the symposium: Chiara Camoni, the curator and researcher Aurelio Andrighetto, the professor of aesthetics Linda Bertelli, the philosopher Sandra Burchi, the curator Cecilia Canziani, the critic and curator Barbara Casavecchia, the urban planning professor Michele Cerruti But, the design historian and curator Domitilla Dardi, the writer Andrea Gentile, the artist Alessandra Spranzi, the exhibition curator Lucia Aspesi and the Head of Public Program Giovanna Amadasi.

Starting from some central ideas in Chiara Camoni’s research such as philosopher Chiara Zamboni’s “Thinking in presence”, activist and thinker Carla Lonzi’s thoughts on the need to rewrite a history starting from the invisible gestures of domesticity, sociologist Gian Antonio Gilli’s reflections on the importance of the spiritual contemplation of reality, the idea of conviviality as a social model in which it is possible not to separate the moments of life from those of work and leisure time developed by the philosopher Ivan Illich, this symposium aims to bring into the exhibition “Call and Gather” an experience of sharing and reflection between the artist, the guests and the public.

The panel will be held in Italian in the exhibition spaces.
Admission to the event is free. Places are limited and booking is recommended.

Pirelli HangarBicocca Members are guaranteed admission without a booking by showing their Membership Card at the entrance.



Aurelio Andrighetto has exhibited his works and presented his theories on the gaze at solo and group events and exhibitions at foundations, research centers, galleries and museums. Co-founder of Warburghiana, he has contributed to the realization of its experimental formats. Curator of exhibitions and projects on the exchange between codes and languages in contemporary cultures and sub-cultures, he has published short essays, narratives and articles in magazines including ATP Diary, Doppiozero, Il Verri, Ipso Facto, Nuova Prosa, Riga, Segnature. He teaches at the Free Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia (LABA). He is editor of Doppiozero for the Art section.

Linda Bertelli, Associate Professor of Aesthetics at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, is a scholar of image theory, with a particular interest in photography between the 19th and 20th centuries and in the Italian feminist movements of the 1970s. She has been a Visiting Scholar at several national and international universities, including the City University of New York and Bocconi University in Milan, and has presented her research at conferences and seminars in Italy and abroad. Author of two monographs in the field of aesthetics and image theory, she has published essays on the theory and history of photography in the 19th century, on the works of the Italian feminist thinker Carla Lonzi, as well as on feminist aesthetic theories. She currently leads a two-year national project that explores the role and work of women in the photographic context between 1839 and 1939.

Sandra Burchi, Philosopher and PhD in Social Sciences, is an independent researcher. She deals with labour, precariousness, mobility, focusing on feminist theories and studies. She has done academic research and taught at the University of Pisa and collaborated with non-profit organizations and associations. Her research has been published in numerous scientific journals in Italy and abroad. Among the most recent publications are Measures of distance. Geopolitics of intimacy (Arabeschi International journal of studies on literature and visuality n.21, 2023), Luce Irigaray rereads Hegel (AutAut 395, 2022); Being a nomad in one’s home: The case of Italian women during Covid-19 with Sahizer Samuk (Cambio. Journal on Social Transformations, 11, 2022), Sans corps. Le travail de la connaissance et les effets de dématérialisation de l’expérience (Cahiers du Genre, 2, 2019). She collaborates with female visual artists through comparison, exchange, joint projects, and the development of critical texts. She wrote A poetics without intermediate worlds in Elena Volpato (edited by Chiara Camoni. Serpentesses. A+MBookstore, 2023); Not just a simple broth. Reflections on the sidelines of a workshop with Chiara Camoni and Stefania Calegati in Daria Filardo. (ed. Life and Her stories (Autobiography as Dialogue), Gli ori, 2022); A week and a day, critical text for Beatrice Meoni’s exhibition at the Galleria Traghetto (Rome, 2008).

Cecilia Canziani Cecilia Canziani is an independent curator. She teaches Phenomenology of Contemporary Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in L’Aquila and collaborates with the Master in Art History at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She founded with Ilaria Gianni the independent space IUNO in Rome and with Angelika Burtscher, Agnese Canziani and Daniele Lupo the publishing project Les Cerises. Since 2018 with Chiara Camoni, she develops the itinerant seminar La giusta misura, for which she curated the first solo exhibition Gli immediati dintorni with Ilaria Gianni at Nomas Foundation (Rome, 2014) and the monograph Certain Things (NERO Editions, 2017). Recent exhibitions: Rome, a portrait, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome, 2023); A happy run, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna and Ravenna (Bologna, 2023); Sara Basta. La prima madre (The first mother), with C. Meli, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere (Rome, 2022); In metamorfosi, Marta Roberti. z2o Sara Zanin Gallery (Rome, 2022); Io dico io – I say I, with Lara Conte and Paola Ugolini, Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna in Rome, (Rome, 2021); Anastasia Potemkina, MAXXI L’ Aquila (L’Aquila, 2021); Autoritratti. Chiara Camoni and Bettina Buck, Murate Art District (Florence, 2019); Shape, colour, taste, sound and smell. Adelaide Cioni /Guy Mees (p420, Bologna, 2019). Her texts appear in catalogs and monographs.

Barbara Casavecchia is a writer, independent curator and educator. She lives in Milan, where she teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and NABA. She graduated in art history from the University of Pavia. She is chief editor of Mousse magazine. Her articles, essays and reviews – often focusing on contemporary Italian art, visual cultures and feminisms – have appeared in Frieze, Art Agenda, Art Review, La Repubblica, Flash Art, Kaleidoscope, Nero, South/documenta 14, Spike, among others, as well as in artist books and catalogues. In 2018, she curated the exhibition Susan Hiller. Social Facts at the OGR in Turin. For the same institution, in 2018 and 2019, she curated the educational project OGR YOU (Young Adults), which included a series of public lectures/performances by contemporary artists, preceded by closed-door workshops for a group of students (18-20 years old). Invited artists: Roberto Fassone, Angelo Plessas, Slavs&Tatars, Ambra Pittoni and Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano, Gernot Wieland, Eva and Franco Mattes, Invernomuto, Adelita Husni-Bey, Francesco Fonassi, Adam Christensen, Massimo Grimaldi, Elisa Giardina Papa, Luca Garino, Sophie Jung, Diego Marcon. In 2021-23 she curated the transdisciplinary project The Current III Mediterraneans: ‘Thus waves come in pairs’ for TBA21-Academy, the exhibition of the same name at Ocean Space in Venice (22 April-5 November 2023), with new commissions by Simone Fattal and Petrit Halilaj & Álvaro Urbano, and the volume Thus Waves Come in Pairs. Thinking with the Mediterraneans (Sternberg Press and TBA21, 2023).

Michele Cerruti But teaches urban planning at the Polytechnic of Turin and is Academic Coordinator of Accademia Unidee – Fondazione Pistoletto. In his research, which is always at the crossroads of different disciplines, there are three main directions: the spatial forms of contemporary production, the project of radical mediation and the post-natural, and medial territories as a platform of western modernity. He is the author of the volume Prato. Città e Produzione (Inu, 2023) and co-author of the volume Spatial Tensions in Urban Design. Understanding Contemporary Urban Phenomena (Springer, 2021).

Domitilla Dardi Historian and independent design curator. She is co-founder in 2019 and curator of the design fair EDIT Napoli, now in its sixth edition. From 2007 to 2023 she was curator for design at the MAXXI museum in Rome. A lecturer in the three-year and Masters courses at the IED in Rome since 2007, she taught from 2003 to 2007 at the Faculty of Architecture in Ascoli Piceno, as well as being a visiting professor at various institutions, including the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, the Accademia Abadir in Catania and the MADE Program in Syracuse. In 2016 and 2017, she curated the Object section of Miart, International Contemporary Art Fair in Milan. She writes for several trade magazines, is a member of the scientific committee and contributor to INTERNI, and is the author of more than thirty monographs and essays, including the bestseller Manuale di Storia del Design (Silvana editoriale, 2019); her latest books are Playgrounding (Corraini, 2022), Herbaria (24Ore Cultura, 2022) and Bestiaria (24Ore Cultura, 2023).

 Andrea Gentile has published L’impero familiare delle tenebre future (il Saggiatore, 2012), I vivi e i morti (minimum fax, 2018), e Tramontare (minimum fax, 2021), which make up the Trilogia delle origini. In 2020 he published Apparizioni (nottetempo), which investigates the relationship between literature, meditation and the digital.

Alessandra Spranzi Her work denotes a passion for poor materials, everyday situations, neglected and obsolete objects, manual labour and the gestures that accompany them. Through these tools and subjects, through even minimal appropriations and manipulations, the artist never ceases to question the mystery of existence and the fundamental forces that determine our destiny as well as that of the objects and environments that surround us. Her artistic research is linked to photography, the printed image, collage, drawing and video. She has participated in several exhibitions, both personal and collective. The most recent ones at the p420 Gallery (Bologna), the National Gallery of Modern Art (Rome) the Monica De Cardenas Gallery (Zuoz), the Bombas Gens Foundation (Valencia), the Arcade Gallery (London). Since 1997 she has produced numerous publications and artist’s books, including Tecnica senza vocabolario, Uova, Cutlery and other objects, Nello stesso momento, Tornando a casa, La donna barbuta. She studied at the Scuola Politecnica di Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. She teaches Photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.

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