Study Days

Transformation Dialogue

Sat 25 January 2020

Via Guido Reni, 4
00196 Roma RM

As part of The Independent

FRIENDSHIP | SOLIDARITY | ALLIANCES I Am Not Able To Find My Thoughts Without Passing Through Your Eyes curated by Giulia Ferracci, Elena Motisi and Valerio Del Baglivo Interdependent Transformation dialogues curated by Aria Spinelli

The Interdependent Transformation dialogues explore the relationship between care and economy, and how mutual support can be an alternative economic model. This existing form of exchange and production, although relatively invisible, serves as the basis for a series of talks between actors in the art and curatorial, and activists scenes. Members of independent art spaces and scholars discuss their modes of collaboration and address the ‘non-visible’ aspects that determine their working relationships.

Kuba Szreder, c0-founder of The Center for Plausible Economies, is in conversation with Aria Spinelli, discussing the urgency to acknowledge the diversity of artistic economies, as a means to sustain practices and a format of artistic practice. 


About The Independent:

In 2020 the research project The Independent at MAXXI—conceived by Hou Hanru and curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi—celebrates its 5th anniversary. The project identifies and promotes social spaces for independent thinking. A summit, coinciding with the museum’s 10th anniversary, has been called to mark the occasion by exploring the power of friendship, solidarity and alliances.

By bringing together actors from the art world and beyond, the summit addresses how independent spaces and art projects question the conventions of cultural legitimacy, analysing reasons for, and means by which they organise support structures, encourage forms of solidarity and foster alliances.