Riappropriazione, Franco Mazzucchelli’ solo exhibition at Converso, Milan, 26th February – 2nd April 2017. The talk is held at the side of the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Images and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, on view till May 18. Representations of older transgender people are practically absent from our tradition and people who do exist are often one-dimensional.
WS: While I might never claim myself to be a printmaker, I do make photographs using handcut rubber stamps, and I am the co-director of Dolphin Press & Print @ MICA the place we interact nationally recognized artists in a lot of fields to create restricted editions of books or prints.
Curated by Dani Dodge and Alanna Marcelletti, Disclosure: Confessions for Modern Times” features artists Kim Abeles, Jorin Bossen, Kimberly Brooks, Joe Davidson, Dani Dodge, Donald Fodness, Kathryn Hart , Debby and Larry Kline, Conchi Sanford, Ed Tahaney and Steven Wolkoff.
Steven Wolkoff channels Bart Simpson with a chunk on which individuals write what they will not do. Inside Kim Abeles’ confessional, people hear the sound of audio she collected one minute each day for 1440 minutes, or 24 hours, and Dani Dodge’s formal wood confessional flashes CONFESS” whereas inviting people to place their sins on show by means of Publish-it notes.
The tasteful use of standard art materials in combination and in distinction with more everyday objects and ideas is commonplace for the New York-based mostly artist, and the curators do their finest to span the spectrum, both when it comes to execution and evolution.