MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

Immigrant Songs

03 - 19 Oct 2014

© Angelica Mesiti
Citizens Band, 2012
Still da video
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
© Malik Nejmi
4160. Still dal film (Italia / Marocco, 2014)
3 - 19 October 2014

curated by Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta

Two remarkable works manifesting the immigrant’s claim to memory, imagination, beauty and joy through musical expressions: “Citizens Band” by Angelica Mesiti and “4160′′ by Malik Nejmi.
The exhibition aims to reveal the other face of the immigrants rather than the clichéd sufferance.

Their artistic soul,
their desire and right to poetry,
their happiness in engaging with a new
civic, transnational and cosmopolitan life.

Brief but pivotal, the show will be a prelude to Open Museum Open City, the radical and challenging project on the culture of sound that aims to redefine the role of the institution and community, embracing the most crucial issues of contemporary society.

Tags: Angelica Mesiti