Artists: Guy Ben-Ner, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Ettore Favini, Petra Feriancová, Aaron Gilbert, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Moira Ricci, Eva Seufert, Irgin Sena, Jiří Skála, Jiří Thýn, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Nico Vascellari, Bryan Zanisnik
Curator: Marco Antonini
From 05/06/2012 to 26/08/2012
In a 1963 unsigned introduction to the book, a writer usually identified as Italo Calvino defines family as something mostly made of “voices, intertwining over the table during dinner or lunch, scoldings, jokes, disjointed gags, sentences that we hear over and over again, at every given occasion.” In time, this ritual lingo becomes a real language, only clear to those who practice it daily: the family members. This, to Calvino, is the mysterious “something” that characterizes and bonds together the entity we call family. In Ginzburg’s novel this secret lexicon is projected over a vast repertoire of quirky and often neurotically ritualistic gestures, images and allusions, describing her family nest as a totalizing environment.