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Utopia Distopia - Madre, Napoli

Utopia Distopia - Madre, Napoli
09.07.2021 - 08.11.2021
Utopia Dystopia: the myth of progress seen from the South, conceived in relation to the Madre collection, presents works by fifty-five artists responding to the massive social changes of the last half century: urbanisation, industrialisation, the creation of new urban peripheries, demographic transformations in rural areas, struggles concerning the freedoms and constraints of the body. The show presents through artists’ eyes an analysis of the utopian hopes and the dystopian experiences of the modern era, with particular attention to the ‘Mezzogiorno’ and to the substantial failure of the often violent logics driving the ideology of progress – a failure vividly experienced during the current pandemic as that of an overextended system. The exhibition is structured across six constellations of works – Urban Space, Rural Space, Peripheral Space, Industrial Space, Extraterritorial Space and the Space of the Body – and culminates in an interrogation of the possibility of imagining another future.

Curated by Kathryn Weir
Utopia Distopia - Madre, Napoli
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