Adelita Husni-Bey, The Reading / La Seduta, Italian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale

Nctm Studio Legale and nctm e l’arte contribute to the Italian pavilion of the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale supporting Adelita Husni-Bey – whose works are part of the collection of nctm e l’arte – representing Italy. As part of the project, Il mondo magico (The magical world), curated by Cecilia Alemani, Adelita Husni-Bey and artists Giorgio Andreotta Calò and Roberto Cuoghi developed three new projects, specifically commissioned and produced for the Italian Pavilion.

Adelita Husni-Bey presents a video-installation with a series of videos originating from a workshop held in Manhattan. In Il mondo magico, a title inspired by anthropologist Ernesto de Martino, one of the key thinkers in the study of the anthropological function of the magic, artists take the magic as a cognitive and expressive means to reconstruct reality, and give shape to new and complex personal artistic worlds. In this sense, Adelita Husni-Bey’s work presents itself as interpretation and creation of the world reread through magic and imagination.

nctm e l’arte has been supporting Adelita Husni-Bey on an ongoing basis since the time of contributing, in 2014, to the realization of Agency – Giochi di potere, at the MAXXI Museum of Rome in the context of the exhibition Utopia for Sale? A tribute to Allan Sekula, curated by Hou Hanru. Some of her works are part of the firm’s collection.

Italian Pavilion – 57th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale
13 May – 26 November 2017
Il mondo magico (The magical world)
Curated by Cecilia Alemani
Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, Adelita Husni-Bey

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  • 12 May 2017