Attention: Alfredino, the performance by Superteste which opens the video, has explicit contents and direct language. If it disturb you, go straight to 09:08.
Bodies on stage 2021
An evening of theater performances, waiting for the next one!
Manuel Esposito and Aronne Pleuteri | Chiara Gambirasio | Goldschmied & Chiari | Superteste (Contin – Di Caprio – Pleuteri) | Marcella Vanzo
presents Andrea Contin
Friday 17 December 2021, Linguaggicreativi Theater, Milan
After the forced break of last year, Friday 17 (in the face of the superstitious) finally returns live Bodies on stage, the festival of artistic performances in theater inaugurated in 2019 at Teatro Linguaggicreativi, curated and presented by Andrea Contin with international visual artists , emerging and newcomers who, from the world of visual arts, are confronted here with the fourth wall of the stage. After the long closure of the theaters, the protagonists of the evening will again come out of the usual exhibition contexts, now also widely virtual, to perform in the symbolic but concrete space of the representation, the stage of the theater, for the audience present in the hall.
Born from the meeting between the artist and curator Andrea Contin with Simona Migliori, Paolo Trotti and Ilaria Piccardi of Teatro Linguaggicreativi in Milan, Corpi sul palco (Bodies on stage) debuted with the two sold-out evenings of the first edition staged in Milan in 2019 and , after the unexpected and sudden stop of all activities, continued its path with the success of the online event Corpi
sul palco – performance da casa in tempo di quarantena (Bodies on stage – performance from home in the time of quarantine) in full lockdown, which was followed by the important exhibition at MMSU – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rijeka in Croatia as an event of Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture, and the hybrid return to the theater with Corpi (non) sul palco [Bodies (not) on stage], an unprecedented format in which the artists performed in streaming from their places of origin scattered around the world to be screened live for the audience only.
A surprising evolution and progression for a project where “the Performance finds citizenship through the inspiration of artists and not of critics or curators” – as Pietro Gaglianò wrote, quoting Bodies on stage in his recent text Psychopathology of Performance – which allowed the review to finally return to direct contact with the public in this new, highly anticipated live edition.
Also this time the invited artists belong to different generations and have heterogeneous expressive ways, so that the evenings of Bodies on stage can offer a vision as symptomatic as possible of the world of performance in the visual arts, within a different context but precisely for this extremely stimulating and full of symbolic and psychological values.
The artists participating in Bodies on stage 2021 are Manuel Esposito and Aronne Pleuteri, Chiara Gambirasio, Goldschmied & Chiari, Superteste (Andrea Contin-Nicola Di Caprio- Aronne Pleuteri) and Marcella Vanzo. The performances will follow one another with theatrical rhythm on the stage, presented by the curator, artist and performer Andrea Contin, who will introduce the performances extemporaneously creating a common thread to the evenings.
(ANDREA CONTIN – NICOLA DI CAPRIO – ARONNE PLEUTERI) ALFREDINO, 2013/2021
© Andrea Contin for the text, © Nicola di Caprio for Superteste
WHEN I WAS A FISH, 2021
Courtesy the artist
With Andrea Contin
Courtesy the artist
MANUEL ESPOSITO AND ARONNE PLEUTERI
COLD IS THE ORACLE (THE BELLIAN OSTRICH), 2021
Courtesy the artists
GOLDSCHMIED & CHIARI
IF I DIE I AM A LEGEND, 2021
Courtesy the artists and galleria poggiali, Milan
Make-up: MBA – Making Beauty Academy, Milano
style: Sorelle Toledo