How can forms of community emerge in which equality, inclusion and empowerment are supporting pillars? How can art counteract the social division of our time? The highly renowned Italian artist Marinella Senatore (Cava de' Tirreni, IT, 1977) grapples with these and similar questions. An activist and teacher, she is a leading protagonist of a young global movement committed to art that is based on social participation and collaboration. Over eight million people in twenty-four countries have hitherto taken part in her projects.
The Generali Foundation Collection-Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Museum VILLA STUCK in Munich have compiled the largest exhibition of Senatore's work to date as a project in two chapters, which are on view almost concurrently as a connecting force between the two cities. The shows provide an overview of Senatore's oeuvre, with new productions and works from the past fifteen years: participatory installations, films, and audio plays that were made as collaborative projects, light installations, neon sculptures, photographs, drawings, collages, paintings, textile works, and a new staging of one of Senatore's key projects, the School of Narrative Dance she founded.
The presentations in Salzburg and Munich will culminate in grand parades developed with local people in the framework of The School of Narrative Dance and celebrated as a poetic festival of community, with dance, music, singing, and other performances. The parade in Salzburg will be produced in cooperation with SZENE Salzburg and take place as part of the Sommerszene festival on June 24, 2023.