Curated by Ilaria Bernardi

Press Conference: Triennale Milano, Tuesday February 21, 2023, 11:00 am

Opening: Triennale Milano, Tuesday February 21, 2023, 7:00 pm -8:00 pm

The first stage of the second edition of “Project Genesis. Art and Human Rights”,takes place in Triennale Milano, Milan, from February 22 to April 2, 2023: there are presented for the first time the 15 new acquisitions that have become part of the Association’s Contemporary Art Collection during 2021-2022 and have never been exhibited so far. The artists of the new acquisitions are: Marcellina Akpojotor (Lagos, Nigeria, 1989); Radcliffe Bailey (Bridgetown, NJ, 1968); Filippo Berta (Treviglio, Bergamo, Italy, 1977); Sonia Gomes (Caetanópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1948); Lauren Halsey (Los Angeles, California, 1987); patricia kaersenhout (Den Helde, Netherlands, 1966); Hung Liu (Changchun, China, 1948); Tala Madani (Tehran, Iran, 1981); Marco Perego (Salò, Brescia, Italy, 1979); Robert Peterson (Miami, Florida, USA); Doris Salcedo (Bogotá, Colombia, 1958); Ai Weiwei (Beijing, China, 1957); Billie Zangewa (Malawi, 1973).

At Triennale Milano the exhibition includes not only the 15 new works from the Collection, but also 15 works exemplifying the initial group in the Collection presented at the first edition of Progetto Genesi. The authors of these works are: Morteza Ahmadvand (Khorramabad, Iran, 1981); Leila Alaoui (Paris, France, 1982-Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2016); Soudeh Davoud (Tehran, Iran, 1988); Anne de Carbuccia (New York, USA, 1968); Zehra Dogan (Diyarbakır, Kurdistan, 1989); Alfredo Jaar (Santiago, Chile, 1956); Zhanna Kadyrova (Brovary, Ukraine, 1981); JR (Paris, France, 1983); Iva Lulashi (Tirana, Albania, 1988); Ibrahim Mahama (Tamale, Ghana, 1987); Azikiwe Mohammed (New York, NY, USA, 1981) Zanele Muholi (Umlazi, South Africa, 1972); Shirin Neshat (Qazvin, Iran, 1957); Gideon Rubin (Tel Aviv, Israel, 1973); Henry Taylor (Ventura, USA, 1958).

Discover the Collection

Works from both cores are divided into the six thematic sections identified in the Collection since the first edition of the Project: The Memory of a People, the traditions and history of each community as a collective memory to be preserved as a fundamental element of identity; Multicultural Identity, multiple identities and the importance of dialogue, interchange and mutual respect between cultures; Victims of Power, the violence perpetrated or tolerated, in some areas of the world, by governments themselves on their own citizens, victims of coercion, censorship, genocide, war, exploitation; The Color of the Person Skin, the prejudices and injustices that affect people on the basis of skin color in the United States; The Female Condition, the role of women within contexts, private or public, in which male supremacy is still present; The Safeguarding of the Environment, the damage caused by human activities to the ecosystem and the urgency of preserving the balance between human and nature through sustainable development.

Main sponsor of the Milan leg of the second edition of Progetto Genesi is Eni, with contributions from Intesa Sanpaolo, Banor SIM Spa and Fondazione Pirelli.

In addition to the exhibition, a fundamental part of Progetto Genesi is the educational activity, distributed in a program of free guided tours and workshops, in presence at Triennale Milano, every Saturday for the entire duration of the exhibition, respectively at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (two guided tours) and 4:30 p.m. (one workshop), designed for different target audiences. Wednesday mornings, on the other hand, are designated for guided tours and workshops for schools, by appointment.

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[Ph. © Triennale Milano – photo Gianluca Di Ioia]