NERO and FABIO QUARANTA in collaboration with MARTINA SIMETI present the screening of a selection of films by SUSAN CIANCIOLO.
Artist, designer and performer Susan Cianciolo slips between fields and formats producing a work that evades any categorization of the body through drawing, videos, clothing and kits. In 1995 she founded RUN, a line of clothing produced using found or recycled garments or fabrics, assembled through a participatory approach and ample margin for improvisation, sewn together along with her entourage. In 2001 Cianciolo opened the legendary Run Restaurant, recreated in 2017 on the occasion of the Whitney Biennial in New York. Soon gaining cult status in the art world and that of the New York avant-garde, RUN then evolved into an ‘umbrella’ which to this day brings together broader projects, staged both independently and in collaboration with other designers. Among the videos it will be screened Pro-Abortion; Anti-Pink (1995) and DIADAL (1997), which offer an introduction to the early years of Cianciolo’s production.
Susan Cianciolo is the first guest of the international residency programme that Martina Simeti organises every year over the summer in her gallery in Via Tortona and her family house near Alcamo in Sicily. The residency will culminate in Cianciolo’s solo exhibition at the gallery space in Milan which will open on 18 September 2019 with a performance by the artist.
The screening will be introduced by Susan Cianciolo in conversation with Davide Stucchi.