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Word of Makers facing ecological emergency: Rossella Biscotti

In the light of current times, the Foundation is broadening its field of exploration to include ecological issues through a series of online and live conversations “Word of Makers: facing the ecological crisis”. Artists, scientists and searchers are invited to question today’s world and create new narratives to draw more desirable futures:

– Which commitment and responsibility do the artist and the philosopher have regarding this crisis?
– How are artistic and writing practices impacted? Which behaviour should individually and collectively be implemented?
– What new way to produce and display art while public engagement becomes increasingly immaterial?


Thursday, October 28 from 7 pm to 8 pm* 
Guests: Rossella Biscotti, visual artist. The name of the scientist will be announced soon.


Join this event live

This conversation will be available as a podcast after broadcast live.


Rossella Biscotti (1978, Italy) graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti (Naples) and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam). She uses montage as a gesture to reveal individual narratives and their relation to society. In her cross-media practice, cutting across filmmaking, performance and sculpture, she explores and reconstructs social and political moments from recent times through the subjectivity and experiences of individuals often posed against the backdrop of institutional system. Traces of people’s life, objects and ideas are sensibly weaved together into new visual narratives.
The most recent and long-term project The Journey, started in 2016, connects scientific research, oceanography and environmental datas of a marble bock from the Carrara quarry in Italy into the Mediterranean sea (between Italy, Tunisia, Libya and Malta).

Biscotti has taken part in major international exhibitions, including the 55th Venice Biennale and 13th Istanbul Biennale, dOCUMENTA 13, and Manifesta 9. Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions (Fondazione Ratti, Como, daadgalerie, Berlin, Protocinema Istanbul, V-A-C foundation at GULAG History State Museum in Moscow, Wiels, Brussels, Sculpture Center and e-flux, New York). The artist has received several art awards including ACACIA Prize for Contemporary Art, the Premio della 16e Quadriennale d’Arte di Roma, The Premio Michelangelo at XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrare, The 2nd Prix de Rome in the Netherlands and the Premio NY, in collaboration with the Columbia University, New York.


*This conversation will be held in English. French subtitles will be available on the podcast after diffusion.