Luke Willis Thompson – Hysterical strength

Bergamo - 30/05/2019 : 01/09/2019

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GAMeC will also present the first exhibition in an Italian museum by Luke Willis Thompson (Auckland, 1988), curated by Edoardo Bonaspetti as “Guest Curator” of the first edition of a new exhibition programme promoted as part of the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l’Arte – EnterPrize.

Through film, performance, sculpture and installation, Thompson’s practice investigates witnessing as a means of social and political emancipation

For his solo show at GAMeC, the artist will present the video _Human (2018) and a corpus of works linked to the human and professional experience of Donald Rodney, a leading member of the BLK Art Group, who died at the age of just 36 due to sickle-cell anemia, whose works speak of racism, inequality, memory and media power, capturing the consequences of policies of violence and exclusion.

At a time in which the intolerance of weakness, gender, race and class discrimination seem to spread in a worrying fashion, Thompson’s work and Rodney’s legacy underline the interdependence of the human condition and the dramatic effects that the mechanisms of oppression may exert.

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