Spazi di Esclusioni Symposium
April 4, 2017 at 7:30pm
Villa Romana – Florence, ITALY
SPACES OF EXCLUSION: For the presentation of the book A Meditation on Violence, Villa Romana hosts a symposium that embraces various interventions about the horizons on topical issues such as the monumentalization of power, the revenge of art in public space, and the negotiation of terms of exclusion. Spazi di Esclusione proposes to discuss new ways to live and to (re)build the city. A video by Gian Piero Frassinelli reflecting on the theme will be projected, as well as a performance by Justin Randolph Thompson. The symposium will be presented in Italian language.
Moderator: Alessandra Poggianti
Negotiating the Terms of Exclusion
Performance by Justin Randolph Thompson
In collaboration with Leon Jones (SACI MFA in Photography student) and Yosief Teklay
Negotiating Terms of Exclusion is a lecture-based performance and sound work that examines the ghettoizing of black intellect and scholarly exclusion. The work engages the formal language of sound checks and the corner coaching of boxing as metaphors for the shortcomings of academic and art world inclusion.