03 October 2014 > 19 October 2014

Immigrant Songs

3 – 19 October 2014
galleries Claudia Gian Ferrari and Carlo Scarpa
curated by Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta

Two remarkable works manifesting the immigrant’s claim to memory, imagination, beauty and joy through musical expressions: ‘Citizens Band’ by Angelica Mesiti and ‘4160’ by Malik Nejmi.
The exhibition aims to reveal the other face of the immigrants rather than the clichéd sufferance.

Their artistic soul,
their desire and right to poetry,
their happiness in engaging with a new
civic, transnational and cosmopolitan life.

Brief but pivotal, the show will be a prelude to Open Museum Open City, the radical and challenging project on the culture of sound that aims to redefine the role of the institution and community, embracing the most crucial issues of contemporary society.

Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band, 2012. Still da video. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Malik Nejmi, 4160. Still dal film (Italia / Marocco, 2014). © Malik Nejmi