Exhibitions / MOSTYN | Marinella Senatore: The School of Narrative Dance and Other Surprising Things [curating, art management, institutional leadership]

21.05.2016 to 17.09.2016

MOSTYN presents the first solo exhibition in a British institution by Marinella Senatore.

The exhibition presents a selection of the artist’s work from 2009 to today, in a renewed form of installation which will enable visitor participation and active engagement. A special focus is dedicated to The School of Narrative Dance, an ongoing, touring project founded by the artist in 2013 which has received wide acclaim from the public in over ten countries around the world.

For the first time we present, in its original idea, RE:VERB - a multi-layered work consisting of seven videos intended for television broadcast, made with the people of Llandudno during the artist’s residency in North Wales in 2015. This work was commissioned by CALL, and made possible by the collaborative initiative and financial support of the Arts Council Wales Ideas:People:Places grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd.

This is the first solo exhibition of the artist in a British institution and is designed and developed as a panoramic look at her most recent production, and in particular on the increased attention by Senatore towards the involvement of communities. It exemplifies the powerful idea of rethinking places responsible for culture in a more dynamic way. At the same time promoting the active inclusion of the public in the creation and in the use of the artwork, it empowers the individual in relation to social structures and community-gathering systems.

The exhibition is accompanied by an Open Call for contributions to ESTMAN RADIO, an ongoing “self-service” online radio station which takes up residence in MOSTYN’s Gallery 3 (details to follow)

In addition, Marinella Senatore’s video piece The School of Narrative Dance will be showing concurrently on a media wall in Milan’s Corso Como 15 from 20th May until 31st May, as part of a joint partnership between MOSTYN and Poincaré Investment Ltd.

Image: Marinella Senatore, THE SCHOOL OF NARRATIVE DANCE: Little Chaos,  2013-ongoing