The Time of Discretion

Softcover, 152 pages, 70 illustrations, 19 x 23,5 cm
Silvana Editoriale, Milan

Edited by Veronica Caciolli
Texts by Lisa Mara Batacchi, Sumesh Sharma, Federico Campagna, Valentina Gioia Levy, Xiaomei Wang, Veronica Caciolli

In English
ISBN 9788836645558
Price € 30,00

The first monograph on Lisa Mara Batacchi collects textile research, contemporary art, travel stories, meetings and collaborations. In this book, the artist also crosses experience and representation through photographs, drawings, stills and collages, cadenced by a dense theoretical scenario advanced by the different contributions in the catalog.

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Global Identities. Postcolonial and Cross-Cultural Narratives

Softcover, 160 pages, 14,5 × 22 cm
Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan

Edited by Valentina Gensini, Anna Triandafillydo
Texts by Veronica Caciolli, Jasper Chalcraft, Nick Dines, Livia Dubon Bohlig, Daria Filardo, Valentina Gensini, Matteo Innocenti, Jeremie Molho, Monica Sassatelli, Justin Randolph Thompson and Janine Gaelle Djeudi, Anna Triandafyllidou

Artists: Arnas Anskaitis, Lisa Batacchi, Victoria De Blassie, Eric Fok, Cai Guo Jie, Wong Ka Long, Maria Nissan, Andrej Polukord, Ignas Krunglevicius, Ieva Rojutè, Barthèlèmy Toguo

In English, Italian
ISBN: 978 88 6749 356 2
Price € 25

“Points of view from different continents of the globe tell of the dynamics of identity in contexts that have struggled historically to find a pattern in which a land and a community can recognize themselves, to identify a codex marked by collective memory and common historical, sociological, and even psychological features. Today, this search for signs of belonging represents an experience of unprecedented urgency, taking place in an international landscape laden with appropriations, cultural influences, and hybridization that are spontaneous and not necessarily sought after, and that are perhaps due to commercial opportunism or to the unstable, fluid reality of the digital world.” — Valentina Gensini Is it still possible to speak about identity in a strongly globalized context, marked by uprooting, mobility and migration? The re-emergence of nationalism reveals a new urgency concerning the sense of belonging that contradicts existing cultural hybridization. The international seminar and exhibition cycle, held at Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea in Florence in 2018, aimed to provide insights, analysis and reflections about global identity dynamics, with particular attention to cultural production, the hybridization of languages and postcolonial narratives. The publication is a collection of the essays and lectures by the speakers who took part in this crucial artistic and cultural event.

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