December 15, Tuesday at 6:00 pm ~ Exhibition Opening: Selected works by SACI Body Archives students at the Museum of Natural History La Specola, Via Romana 17. Through December 16. Museum admission is free.
Constructing the Other:
with Leon Jones
and the actors of the daily psychiatric center Fili e Colori
Curated by Dejan Atanackovic and Alessandro Fantechi
The third exhibition of the Body Archives project, developed in collaboration between SACI and the Museum of Natural History in Florence, is focused on the theme of constructed otherness and scientific display.
The Body Archives students and the participants in the special project Theater, Body and Diversity approached the theme through museum visits, but also through a dialogue with the migrant street vendors and psychiatric patients.
The objects and spaces of the museum, over the semester, have become part of young artists’ installations. The works include (re)compositions of zoological taxidermies stored in museum’s offices and storage spaces, collected documentary material, video and sound works, prints and objects.
The event opens with a performance developed in collaboration with the psychiatric daily center Fili e Colori.
The exhibition includes a special sound piece – an audio walk through the collection of the world famous anatomical wax models.
Museum of Natural History La Specola
Via Romana 17 – Florence, ITALY
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