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Marinella Senatore. Jammin' Drama Project - How Do U Kill the Chemist? - Variations

From: 23/01/2015 - To: 15/02/2015

Villa delle Rose

Via Saragozza, 230 - 40135 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 6496611 (MAMbo) / 051 436818

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Date of last update: 17/02/2015, 12:11


Villa delle Rose
23 January – 15 February 2015


On the occasion of ART CITY Bologna 2015, until February 15th Villa delle Rose - in the exhibition spaces of the MAMbo’s off-site venue, hosts an exhibition presenting three video installations by Marinella Senatore: “Jammin' Drama Project” (2014), “How Do U Kill the Chemist?” (2009) e “Variations” (2011).

The fulcrum of the show is Senatore’s Jammin' Drama Project (2014), a work produced as part of 'Museo Chiama Artista' (Museums Calling Artists), the second edition of a project curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Angela Tecce. Freely inspired by the work of Tim Rollins produced in the South Bronx in the 1980s, Jammin’ Drama Project is a participatory project that has involved over 500 members of the Hispanic and Afro-American community of Harlem, NYC.
The second video-installation is How Do U Kill the Chemist? (2009), which highlights a series of events that actually took plance in New York State in the 1950s. Groups of rappers took part in the project, both as actors and as screenplay writers, together with other residents from Hudson City, where some of the real events had taken place. The project was produced thanks to the support of the Fellowship of the Dena Foundation, Paris.

The third work is Variations (2011), in which, through neighbourhood associations, volunteers, social centres, bloggers, weekly magazines, local newspapers, radio and web, and by personally knocking on people’s doors, Marinella Senatore drew in over 300 residents of New York’s Lower East Side, aged between 8 and 80. The sessions of collective writing, each attended by more than 80 people, took place within the theatre of the New Museum, where the preliminary casting also took place.


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  • From: 23/01/2015
  • To: 15/02/2015

Thursday, Friday 2pm - 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm; closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Opening time during ART CITY Bologna
Friday 23 + Sunday 25 January: 12– 8 pm
Saturday 24 January: 12pm – midnight