“Spazi di Esclusioni” Symposium Tonight at Villa Romana with Guests from SACI


Spazi di Esclusioni Symposium

April 4, 2017 at 7:30pm

Villa Romana – Florence, ITALY

SPACES OF EXCLUSION: For the presentation of the book A Meditation on Violence, Villa Romana hosts a symposium that embraces various interventions about the horizons on topical issues such as the monumentalization of power, the revenge of art in public space, and the negotiation of terms of exclusion. Spazi di Esclusione proposes to discuss new ways to live and to (re)build the city. A video by Gian Piero Frassinelli reflecting on the theme will be projected, as well as a performance by Justin Randolph Thompson. The symposium will be presented in Italian language.

PARTICIPANTS: Pietro Gaglianò (SACI Instructor), Alessandro Gallicchio, Peter T. Lang, Juan Pablo Macias, Ketty Di Tardo, Justin Randolph Thompson (SACI DIS Instructor), and Eva Sauer

Moderator: Alessandra Poggianti


Justin Randolph Thompson

Negotiating the Terms of Exclusion
Performance by Justin Randolph Thompson
In collaboration with Leon Jones (SACI MFA in Photography student) and Yosief Teklay

Negotiating Terms of Exclusion is a lecture-based performance and sound work that examines the ghettoizing of black intellect and scholarly exclusion. The work engages the formal language of sound checks and the corner coaching of boxing as metaphors for the shortcomings of academic and art world inclusion.

Villa Romana, Firenze

Villa Romana
Via Senese 68, Florence – Italy

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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