Adrian Paci, Lives in transit, public program, PAC Milan

On the occasion of the exhibition Lives in transit of Adrian Paci at the PAC of Milano (from  6 October 2013 to 6 January 2014), nctm e l’arte will be in charge of the Public Program Histories and transitions in new geographies.
There will be four meetings:

Tuesday 8 October 2013

with Anri Sala and Edi Muka

Anri Sala and Edi Muka, like Adrian Paci, were born in Albania. Both, like the artist exhibiting at PAC, left their country at a time of political and economic pressure to undertake an artistic path of great vitality.
Just like Adrian Paci, the artist Anri Sala adopts in his works a look of proximity, letting himself be inspired by the unexpected discoveries of everyday life; he searches among the folds and on the margins of society the contexts on which to graft his work, he faces with great rigor the artistic work in its conceptual, content and formal aspects.
The PAC exhibition hosts an unprecedented exchange of views, which will reveal the distinct and deeply characterized sensitivity, motivations and approaches of the two artists.
The meeting is part of the Public Program for the exhibition developed thanks to nctm e l’arte, a project to support contemporary art launched in 2011 by NCTM Studio Legale Associato and curated by Gabi Scardi.

Tuesday 12 November 2013
Marubi, an Italian in Shkodër
Lucjan Bedeni, director of the Marubi Photo Library in Shkodër, talks with Lucia Nadin Bassani, albanologist

The Marubi Photo Library, Albania’s first photographic studio, was founded in Shkodër by Italian Pietro Marubi in 1856. It remained active until 1970, when it became property of the Albanian State.
Today, the photo library preserves 180 thousand photographs. The history of Marubi exemplifies the many stories of migration, integration and work between Italy and Albania.

Tuesday 26 November 2013
Shaping talent. Man in the age of technique
with Umberto Galimberti, philosopher

The topic for reflection will be the need to bring man and his ability to act back to the centre of a society in which technique and technology should be experienced as instruments that contribute to giving value to this centrality.

Tuesday 3 December 2013
Margins of / Against the crisis

with Federico Rahola, Professor of Sociology of Cultural Processes at the University of Genoa

According to Rahola, more than the crisis that opened up  in 2007, what matters is the risk that the same may be managed and governed as an opportunity to redefine the spaces in which we move and our quality of life to the downside.
The imperative of austerity, the blackmail of debt and the insistence on precariousness define a progressive marginalisation of work, of rights, of mobility, within a more general marginalization of Europe. If the crisis has no margins, it seems, however, to be all about margins, and margins become the place from which to build an alternative to the diktats of increasingly distant and elusive centres.

Histories and transitions in new geographies
Curated by Gabi Scardi
PAC di Milano
6 October 2013 – 6 January 2014

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