Performative Habitats: film and book launch

film screening + talk

Performative Habitats by Egle Oddo

film screening from 11 am to 4.30 pm
free admission subject to availability

A complex project in which biology, botany and natural sciences meet the multiple languages of the artistic disciplines, curated by Lori Adragna and realised thanks to the support of the project Italian Council of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
The book, which takes its title from the project, analyses the themes dear to the artist and sees the contribution of a number of philosophers, scientists and art historians, some of whom will be speaking at MAXXI to present the book online and on-site.

The video – in French – offers an insight into the artist’s long-term research, focusing principally on the ongoing collaborations between Egle Oddo and various institutions and partners in Tunisia where the project is continuing to develop.

introduced by
Irene de Vico Fallani Head of MAXXI Public Program

Michela Becchis art critic
Leonardo Caffo philosopher
Giorgio de Finis anthropologist
Maria Giovanna Musso Professor of Sociology of Change, Art and Creativity
Santa Nastro art critic and journalist
Claudia Stivali architect
Egle Oddo artist

Lori Adragna curator

Performative Habitats has envisaged the collaboration of the following partners: GMK Gallery, Myymälä2 Gallery, Mänttä Festival, Pixelache Helsinki, STEBICEF Department and Humanities Department of the University of Palermo, CBBC – Biotechnology Centre of Borj Cedria, and MAXXI, Rome. In the specific venues the project availed itself of the collaboration of the following curators: Lea Vene at the GMK Gallery, Zagreb; Basak Senova at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna; Eva Comuzzi and Orietta Masin at the Take Care of Yourself Review, Cervignano del Friuli; Anna Ruth at the Mänttä Festival in Finland.

The project is supported by: the Italian Council (8th edition, 2020), a project of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture; Frame Contemporary Art Finland; the Arts Promotion Centre Finland; the Finnish Cultural Foundation; the Italian Cultural Institute in Helsinki; the Italian Cultural Institute in Tunis.