the classroom #1

Adelita Husni-Bey

Adelita Husni-Bey The Classroom #1Adelita Husni-Bey, the classroom, 2016.

Installation view of the solo show in Milano.

Photo: Giovanna Silva

 

 

The classroom launched its activity with a program running on April 8 through 18 in Milan where the first invited artist Adelita Husni-Bey (Italy and Lybia, 1985, lives and works in New York) presents a solo show at the center (8-10, April), a course seminar (11-18, April) hosted at Bocconi University and a public lecture on arts and educational practices at Triennale Milano.

The invitation to the artist to take part in the project was promoted by the nature of Husni-Bey’s work itself, based on research on radical pedagogy and the relationship between art and educational practices. The artist has been stimulated to organize a selection of videos, drawings, photographs and sculptural elements specially created as aids for the classroom work with students, in the space of the exhibition and in the seminar room.

 

 

 

 

CLASS

ADELITA HUSNI-BEY

Bocconi University, Milan

 

The sculptural works produced by Adelita Husni-Bey already and seen in the show staged at the classroom spaces, have been later brought to Bocconi University where a classroom was specifically set by the artists to host the workshop. The same classroom turned during the night time as an exhibition site displaying the latest video work by Husni-Bey entitled After the finish line (2015), a research focused on the meaning of competitive sports and the origins of the pursuit of success.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION

ADELITA HUSNI-BEY

Via Porpora 81, Milan

 

The exhibition itinerary starts with the videos Postcards from the desert (2010/2011) and Agency (2014), two works that reflect on education systems and contemporary society. In the first work the protagonists are the students of the Ecole Vitruve in Paris, a self-managed elementary school founded in 1962 by the educator Robert Gloton, applying experimental pedagogical models based on cooperation and non-competition among students.

In the second work the actors are 35 student volunteers from Liceo Manara in Rome, involved by the artist in a workshop on the relationships of power in contemporary Italy, calling systems and models into discussion. The analysis of the society and alternative systems of learning continues in works like Ard (2014), a video installation composed of a video, a work table, a bench and an urban planning model. These elements greet viewers, who find themselves facing the representation of a project of metropolitan development known as “Cairo 2050.” In the video a group of inhabitants of the zones impacted by the project are shown the same model and take part in a discussion on the project, reaching the point of altering the model with their own hands. Thus conceived, the itinerary constructs a compact body of research methods and personal visions, presented for the first time inside a narrative sequence that continues, after the exhibition, in the classroom crafted by the artist.

Adelita Husni-Bey The Classroom
Adelita Husni-Bey The Classroom
Adelita Husni-Bey The Classroom
Adelita Husni-Bey The Classroom

Diary

PAST

07.11.2019

Book launch and Artists talk today, 6pm @ICA Milano

(Im-)materiality and identity in contemporary art – a step into the relationship between restoration on display and contemporary art with MASBEDO, Martina Angelotti, Marco Belfiore, Diego Marcon.
06.06.2019

100 Piper. Short history of Piper Torino in 100 fragments by Ra di Martino

Film screening and talk with the artist. The event is part of Fo.To. Fotografi a Torino program.

Cinema Massimo, Sala 2 – Torino, H. 18.30

03.04.2019

Things that Death Cannot Destroy – A performance and an open classroom with Linda Fregni Nagler

The project is part of FOG – Triennale Performing Arts, Miart, Milano Artweek.

Teatro dell’Arte, Triennale Milano, H- 10.00 – 22.00

10.10.2018

What’s next? A Round table about art and education after Manifesta 12 Palermo

In collaboration with Manifesta 12 Collateral Events, the classroom organized a round table about the aftermath of art and education in Palermo with Sara Kamalvand (Hydrocity http://www.hydrocity.ca/), Valentina Sansone (Magazzino Brancaccio www.magazzinobrancaccio.org ), Evelina de Castro (Palazzo Abatellis), Laura Barreca (Museo Civico di Castelbuono http://www.museocivico.eu/), Maria Rosa Sossai (www.alagroup.org)  e Roberto Albergoni (Director Fondazione Manifesta 12 Palermo www.manifestapalermo.org) and Paola Nicolin.

Galleria Regionale della Sicilia Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, H. 18.30

12.01.2018

Materiality versus Image. (Im-)materiality and identity in contemporary art

Book publication curated by the classroom and Paola Nicolin entirely dedicated to the theme of image care and restoration. Authors: Sara Abram, Martina Angelotti, Laura Barreca, Marco Belfiore, Lupo Borgonovo, Giulia Bruno, Laura Cherubini, Barbara Ferriani, Piero Gilardi, Paolo Icaro, Hilario Isola, Diego Marcon, Paola Nicolin, Andrea Pinotti, Laura Papotti, Alessandro Rabotini, Iolanda Ratti, Antonio Rava, Alberto Tadiello, Sergio Toffetti, Stefano Trucco, Italo Zuffi.

Link

05.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque

Discoinferno

12.30–2pm Le déjeuner sur l’herbe – Round table with Piper protagonists
 Pietro Derossi, Graziella Gay, Piero Gilardi, Clino Castelli, Tommaso Trini 
with Luca Cerizza, Maria Teresa Roberto and Fulvio Ferrari
2 –2.30pm Film screening: Rä di Martino on Piper
3–4pm Dialogue – Gino Viliani with Francesco Arena and Paolo Icaro
4 –4.30pm Film screening: Mephobia by Mika Gustafson (Sweden, 2017) (winner, section “Irregular Lovers”, Lovers Film Festival)
4.30–5.30pm Dialogue – Philip Corner with Massimo Torrigiani
5.30–8pm Campari | Djset Notte italiana by ZERO

04.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque

You are my own.
Art, dance and identity

12.30–1.30pm 
Dialogue – Dora García with Jacqueline de Jong ed Esther Ferrer
1.30–2pm Superbudda sound intermission
2– 3pm Interview – Corrado Levi with Dafne Boggeri and Giovanna Silva
3 –3.30pm Superbudda sound intermission
3.30–4.30pm
 Dialogue – Maria Grazia Chiuri with Maria Luisa Frisa
5 –6pm Workshop – Michele Rizzo with Simone Frangi
6pm Awarding – Campari Art Prize
6.30–8
pm Dialogue – Roberto D’Agostino with Michela Moro and Emanuele Piccardo

03.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque @Artissima 2017

Space is the place.
Sound, image and architecture

12.30–1.30pm
 Meet the artists – Cally Spooner with Eva Fabbris and Charlotte Laubard
1.30–2pm Superbudda sound intermission
2–3pm Dialogue – Mario Garcia Torres with Francesco Manacorda
3 –3.30pm Superbudda sound intermission
3.30–4.30pm
 Interview – Tony Oursler with Tom Eccles
5 –6pm Lecture: “Piper and beyond”, Pietro Derossi. Q&A with Catharine Rossi and Maria Cristina Didero
6pm Campari | Superbudda sound intermission
6.30 –7.30p
m Concert – Guido Costa on “Le stelle di Mario Schifano”
02.11.2017

Piper. Learning at the discotheque @Artissima 2017

Openclassroom

6–7pm Interview – Hans Ulrich Obrist with Kamasi Washington (in collaboration with OGR and Club to Club)
7.30pm Campari | Open classroom with Seb Patane
8.30pm Superbudda sound intermission

31.10.2017

The Classroom #5 Seb Patane @Artissima 2017

27.03.2017

Piero Golia, Diego Perrone on Chris Burden

Exhibition
Via Cesare Correnti 14
Milan
24.03.2017

Piero Golia, Diego Perrone on Chris Burden

Classroom, Via Cesare Correnti 14
Milan
15.01.2017

Masbedo, Handle with care

Talk
Guided tour of the exhibition with the artists
H.12, La Venaria Reale and 
Centro Conservazione 
Turin
14.01.2017

(Im-)materiality and indentity.

Lectures, talks and readings on art and its materials
Classroom with Paolo Icaro, Andrea Pinotti, Giulia Bruno, Sergio Toffetti, Martina Angelotti, Ben Vickers, Laura Barreca, Diego Marcon, Marco Belfiore, Barbara Ferriani, Jolanda Ratti.
H. 11-19, Centro Conservazione e Restauro
La Venaria Reale
Turin

13.01.2017

(Im-)materiality and indentity.

Lectures, talks and readings on art and its materials
Classroom with Piero Gilardi, Marco Scotini, Italo Zuffi, Hilario Isola, Lupo Borgonovo, Alberto Tadiello, Antonio Rava.
H. 11-19, Centro Conservazione e Restauro
La Venaria Reale
Turin

28.10.2016

Masbedo, Handle with care

28 October - 15 January 2017
Exhibition, La Venaria Reale and 
Centro Conservazione e Restauro 
Turin
24.10.2016

Eike Schmidt

Talk
H. 18.30, Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio
Florence
23.10.2016

Luisa Mensi in conversation with Masbedo

Talk
H. 16.30, Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio
Florence
22.10.2016

Masbedo, Handle with care

22-24 October
Exhibition and classroom
H. 14-20 
Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio 
Florence
10.10.2016

Psychic Diary. Analysis of a Contemporary Art Exhibition

Book publication written by Masbedo and Paola Nicolin. The book is a collection of intimate writings elaborated during a year spent working with th artist preparing the exhibition project the classroom. Masbedo, Handle with care, Reggia di Venaria, Torino.

www.quodlibet.it

17.04.2016

Adelita Husni-Bey

Talk
H. 19, La Triennale di Milano
Milan

11.04.2016

Adelita Husni-Bey

11-18 April 2016
Exhibition and classroom
H. 14-24, Bocconi University
Milan

08.04.2016

Adelita Husni-Bey

08-11 April 2016
Exhibition
H. 12-20, the classroom
Milan

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