Moment Of Perspective

Does this look like a museum ?

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We had the opportunity to contribute in a spectacular event hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina at Palazzo Strozzi, and curated by Riccardo Lami, who is as well our precious teacher of History of Contemporary Art.

Students of the third year and the first year of masters, had the chance to collaborate in almost every detail of this ‘happening’, by building up the space, performing, dancing, and spreading their energy around, guided by the Artist Collective from New York CHERYL.

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CHERYL introducing their work

The Cheryl Collective works in ironical and provocative ways, criticizing society, art and contemporary culture.

The concept of this one night event was to completely undermine the idea of museum, and instead of admiring silently and with awe distant works of art have real things HAPPENING.

focus

focus

A lot of work to be done, only three days to prepare everything and to get ready to perform.

DJ "LIFE"

DJ CHERYL

Creating a whole set for the DJ was something that we loved making.

Cameraman Segev

Cameraman Segev

In other terms it was all about collaborating and interacting, everything is accessible to everyone, nothing  no distance to anything, destroying the classical idea of what is art in a museum and be……….

fun

fun

some fun times were a necessity after the hard work

ready to hit the floor

ready to hit the floor

Rehearsing for the dance everywhere, the whole entire day, making sure not to make any mistake.

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waiting for the doors to open

The experience was really interesting and very satisfying, especially after seeing the reactions of more or less 2000 visitors in just one night.

someone actually tried to eat the 4 days old pizza that was exhibited

someone actually tried to eat the 4 days old pizza that was exhibited

People actually felt free, they were expressing there emotions, ideas all over the place. trying any sort of material that they finding in the space, even writing slogans on the walls with the CHERYL’s special mix of fake blood, although it was not part of the plan.

people feeling free to write on the walls

people feeling free to write on the walls

The costumes disappeared, people were really creative in making a new look.

selfie station

selfie station

New or maybe not so new questions raised in our minds, the definition of what is Contemporary Art, and what are its boundaries, were the main ones that we wanted to ask others and ourselves.

Is there one answer?

Alchimia students

Alchimia students

 

 

 

 

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