The solo exhibition of the Italo-Argentinian artist Mariana Ferratto, Libertà clandestine, curated by Valentina Gensini and organized by MUS.E, is the result of an active collaboration with MAD Murate Art District.
Libertà clandestine is a project that addresses and portrays the spaces of freedom and clandestine creativity that Argentine political prisoners achieved during the argentine dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. The exhibition features artist’s works that revolve around two central projects: Memoria de la materia winner of the Italian Council 2022, a coveted prize that supports international research by artists, curators, and critics, and Affiorare developed during the artist’s residency at the Murate Art District starting from January 2023.
During the Argentine dictatorship, many penitentiary institutions sent political prisoners to a regime of isolation and inactivity as a method of physical and psychological destruction. In a sign of resistance, small groups formed, conducting activities behind prison guard’s backs. The works on display narrate this experience, illustrating the power of creativity as a drive for survival.
With sensitivity, the various spaces at MAD present stories of resilience and friendship, practices of intellectual survival, the preservation of memory, the nurture of affection for distant loved ones, and for new close by friendships.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 5:30 PM and will be open for visitors until January 7, 2024.
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