The starting point of the exhibition, the artwork by Andrea Mastrovito entitled Non ci Resta Che Piangere (There's Nothing Left To Do But Cry) encourages us to refuse any unambiguous reading of history.
When invited to exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the artist, in response to the presence of a statue of Christopher Columbus in front of the museum, decided to literally reverse the explorer’s caravel and thereby question the benefits of the discovery of America, which are very relative when one adopts the perspective of indigenous peoples. The exhibition combines various practices and focuses on how artists use events and stories – whether historical or personal – to explore them and analyse their sources but also to meaningfully transcribe them.
(subject to change)
assisted by Lisa Baldelli