Glitch ll — That kind of gender Utopia

Recontemporary / Salotto

26 June — 29 June 2024

19 — 22.06.24 → BI – BOx Art Space (Biella)
26 — 29.06.24 → Recontemporary (Turin)

A project by Wild Strawberries – Laboratory for Moving Images with Recontemporary

edited by Irene Dionisio and Iole Pellion di Persano with Bepart, Layout, BI-BOx, SweetLife Factory, Atypica

with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation as part of the 2023 Guidelines for training and entry into the cultural profession.

After an advanced training course with six experiential workshops (held by Carolina Ciuti – Director of Exibart Spain, curator and art historian, Ella Marciello – creative director, copywriter, author and communication strategist, Francesca Comisso – curator and art historian, founder of a.titolo, Joris Jaccarino – curator and cultural manager of BePart, Francesco Strada – professor of Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, Irene Dionisio – filmmaker and artist, founder of Wild Strawberries and Iole Pellion di Persano – curator and founder of Recontemporary) and a path of artistic tutoring, the cultural project Glitch Lab – conceived and curated by Irene Dionisio and Iole Pellion di Persano – presents the result of the work of 12 young artists in a double exhibition.

The exhibition itinerary “That Kind of Gender Utopia” curated by Irene Finiguerra and Iole Pellion di Persano respectively in the BI-BOx Art Space in Biella and Recontemporary in Turin, will bring attention to the relationship between gender issues through artistic tools and conceptual concepts of augmented reality and digital.

The artists, Biancamaria Pacci, Francesco Ghio, Ginevra Monegato, Liang Keren, Lorenzo Perissinotto, Lucrezia Bariselli, Ludovica Galleani D’Agliano, Matteo Melotto, Matteo Moretti, Niccolò Alessandro Gossi, Shiva Salehpour and Tommaso Cherubini, come from different cultural and geographical backgrounds and they bring with them perspectives and new points of view, aiming to challenge and redefine traditional knowledge on gender. Through the activation of augmented reality, each work opens up new scenarios and conceptual insights starting from an introspection on the meaning of gender between fluidity and limits up to addressing issues such as gender equality, the invisibility of violence, toxic-masculinity, male/female gaze and the broad spectrum of feminicides. “That Kind of Gender Utopia” invites visitors to immerse themselves in a visual and conceptual journey that explores the possibilities of a more equitable and inclusive society.