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For the first time in Italy, renowned American artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith will present a selection of her video works.
“The violences perpetrated against cis-gendered women throughout the world emerge from conditions and circumstances directly related not only to gender but to race and class as well. I can discuss these conditions as they relate to the history of sexual violence in North America. However, in the United States, violence against African American women cannot be uncoupled from violence against African American men. Black feminism does not separate the violences enacted through the deployment of capital growth. A crucial source for my lecture is The Combahee River Collective Statemen penned in 1977 by a group of African American women scholars.”
Cauleen Smith (born Riverside, California, 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Operating in multiple materials and arenas, Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film. Drawing from structuralism, third world cinema, and science fiction, she makes things that deploy the tactics of these disciplines while offering a phenomenological experience for spectators and participants. Her films, objects, and installations have been featured in group exhibitions. Studio Museum of Harlem, Houston Contemporary Art Museum; Yerba Buena Center for Art, and the New Museum, New York, D21 Leipzig and Decad, Berlin. She has had solo shows for her films and installations at The Kitchen, MCA Chicago, Threewalls, Chicago. She shows her drawings and 2D work with Corbett vs. Dempsey. Smith is the recipient of several grants and awards including the Rockefeller Media Arts Award, Creative Capital Film /Video, Chicago 3Arts Grant, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Chicago Expo Artadia Award, and Rauschenberg Residency. Smith was born in Riverside, California and grew up in Sacramento. She earned a BA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater Film and Television. Smith lives in Los Angeles and faculty in the Art Program at California Institute of the Arts.
Entry is free for museum ticketholders (full price 8.50 €- concessions 6.50 €).
Members of Torino Musei, Torino Piemonte Card and journalists are offered the reduced rate of 6.50 €
Curated by Nalini Malani and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Thanks to Nicoletta Fiorucci for making this program possible