On the occasion of MIART and Art Week 2021, the Museo del Novecento presents INVITO 2021 (INVITATION 2021), the exhibition dedicated to the artist winner of the ACACIA Prize – Associazione Amici Arte Contemporanea Italiana (Friends of Italian Contemporary Art Association), starring for the 18th edition Marinella Senatore. Artist’s actions are characterized by a collective and participatory dimension. Through performances and processions, the artist generates narrative moments on social, political, and cultural issues, offering the audience insights to produce change.
Two works exhibited: Dance first think later, a painting made up of 8 canvases on the topic of participation meant as a concept and not as a communication form, and Dance first think later, illuminations made in collaboration with Apulian craftsmen, offering a modern interpretation of the southern Italian traditional decorations, through luminous signs on the concepts of emancipation, equality, and inclusion.
Marinella Senatore was born in Cava de’ Tirreni (Salerno) in 1977. She studied at the Naples Academy of Fine Arts, the State Conservatory, and the National Film School in Rome. In 2012 she founds The School of Narrative Dance, a nomadic and free school with an alternative and non-hierarchical method of education, based on empowerment, inclusion, and sharing. Her works of art have been exhibited in prestigious institutions in Italy and abroad and she has participated in the most important international events, as for instance Manifesta 12 and Lyon, Liverpool, Athens, Havana, São Paulo, and Venice Biennales. Marinella Salvatore won the fourth and seventh edition of the Italian Council, MAXXI Prize, Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome, and the New York Prize.