Marinella Senatore
We Rise by Lifting Others

Publication to the exhibition from April to October 2023.

Ed. by Harald Krejci and Jürgen Tabor for the Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, AT, and ed. by Michael Buhrs, Helena Pereña for Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, GER. Peface by Michael Buhrs and Harald Krejci. Texts by Théo-Mario Coppola, Chus Martínez, Helena Pereña, Nora Sternfeld, Jürgen Tabor.

How can art counteract the social division of our time? How can forms of community emerge in which equality, inclusion and empowerment are supporting pillars? The highly renowned Italian artist Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, IT, 1977–Rome, IT) 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. Nearly 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. 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 new stagings of one of Senatore’s key projects, the School of Narrative Dance she founded.

In the accompanying catalog, international authors discuss Marinella Senatore's artistic approaches in relation to questions of alternative forms of organization and sociopolitical inclusion, as well as the transformative potential of art.

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