The second edition of Corpus. Arte in azione, curated by Adriana Rispoli and Eugenio Viola, opens in June 2010 at Madre Museum. It is the result of the collaboration with Napoli Teatro Festival that started last year with a view to deepen the connection between the contemporary art practice and the most radical theatrical experimentations.
This edition of Corpus, entirely dedicated to female artists, offers a deepening on Latin America through the work of these artists who reconfigured spheres and areas of the performance straddling two Millennia: Teresa Margolles, Tania Bruguera, Regina Josè Galindo and Maria Josè Arjona, together with the Croat Xena Zupanic, directed by the Neapolitan Sebastiano Deva, and the Neapolitan MaraM. The exhibition aims to try out a mechanism of operating logics, planning hypothesis, different poetics and sensibilities, activated by the convergence of political action and aesthetic elaboration, individual initiative and collective involvement, democracy and terror, sacred and profane, licit and illicit, legitimate and illegitimate. Questions on identity, taboos concerning the liberation of the body, shattered myths of a lost femininity, public and private fields, art language and life limits, they are all simultaneously involved in the work of these artists, who enact practices of social resistance and political opposition, without ever falling into a mere ideological rhetoric. They rework the heterogeneity of experience and give up any utopia of the performance in favour of a participatory and public concept of art.
Six Live Art actions that go beyond the concept of performance, placing themselves at the cross of various languages: theatre, installation, cinema, music, visual arts, dance, traditional cultures. An open-minded contamination that nowadays legitimizes the forms of performing art, not limited by tradition and conventions, but firmly released by the heritage of the so-called historical Body Art.