This publication is conceived to document Marinella Senatore’s first retrospective in a museum setting. It presents a selection of major projects by the Italian artist: from her early works, focused on everyday micro-narratives, to her most recent, aimed at exploring art’s potential to seek dynamic interaction, and rather than relegating the audience to the passive role of spectators, foster the active involvement of participants. As the curator of the exhibition and editor of the publication Marcella Beccaria tells us, “Reflecting on the art of Marinella Senatore means examining a diverse body of work that includes film, video, photography, sound, installation, drawing, and collage, but also writing seminars, dance sessions and workshops on a wide range of subjects. In addition to this variety of languages and techniques, each of the artist’s projects must also be analyzed from a broader angle that includes the context and modes of production that are employed, starting, at least conceptually, from her many conversations and interactions with the people she encounters, because it is on these forms of participatory synergy that the very existence of Senatore’s works is based.”
Texts by Marcella Beccaria, Beatrice Bertini, Cecilia Canziani, Barbara Casavecchia, Fabio Cavallucci, Alfredo Cramerotti, Stefan Heidenreich, Serena Marconi, Beatrice Merz, Gianni Sbrogiò, Marco Scotini, Isabella Zamboni.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, from October 5, 2013 to January 6, 2014.