With all possible security measures and despite the difficulties in these times, Palazzo Ducale di Genova will present the collective show of the network from 19th February
What would happen if? The choice to build an alternative future is a multidisciplinary project that encourages participating artists and collectives to explore the historical, contemporary and social facts that construct the contemporary realities of their places of residence. The exhibition is a creative territory that works as a multi-layered science-fiction novel, freely depicting possible alternative futures, natural phenomena and individual-collective memories. History is written through moments of rupture with the past that result in changes in our ways of living. Yet, rather than being a critical revision of history, the exhibition aims to formulate new histories.
The exhibition was conceived before the covid-19 pandemic crisis. Quoting Franco “Bifo” Berardi: “The ongoing crisis is not a real crisis. It is a RESET. It is a matter of turning off the machine and turning it on again, after a while. Yet, when we turn it back on, we can decide to make it work as before, running the risk of finding ourselves living the same nightmare all over again—or we can decide to reprogram it, according to science, consciously and sensitively.” The word crisis originates from the ancient Greek verb krino meaning to discern, to judge, to evaluate. It is still necessary to think a reset as something dramatic– a reset is a shock and it affects the most disadvantage part of the society. However, we should evaluate the positive face of every crisis and keep an eye on the if that could change before our gaze and after our reality. Today, reflecting on all the possible if’s becomes even more crucial in order to understand what went wrong, for how long this frightening situation will continue and what will come next.
Opening and online tour around the exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch4DyFlbKww&t=520s
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