Peggy Guggenheim Collection, workshop with Cecilia Jansson on the human body

January 22-24, 2021 Third workshop of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection's SuperaMenti project. Protagonist Cecilia Jansson.

From January 22 to 24, 2021, the third round of the project SuperaMenti. Artistic Practices for a New Present, organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in collaboration with Swatch Art Peace Hotel.

The protagonist of the workshop, which will be held entirely remotely, is Swedish artist Cecilia Jansson. Through drawing, the workshop Exploring Distance, which will be held in English, addresses the theme of the human body understood as an instrument of measurement and limitation. Physical distancing, implemented in recent months due to the pandemic, has focused attention on the physical and relational boundaries of each individual, making everyone more aware of both their bodily presence and the psychological and emotional impact that proximity and physical distance bring. Through discussion, tasks and exercises assigned by the artist herself, workshop participants will be able to process these themes, offer their own interpretations and create drawings and large-scale works on paper. The techniques employed will be drawing, collage, and assemblage. The workshop, which investigates the physical limit as a narrative possibility, will conclude with a symbolic installation of the body silhouettes drawn by the participants. The workshop is free and by reservation while places last.

“Cecilia Jansson’s work during her residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai fascinated me from the very first moment, thanks to the artist’s ability to integrate human beings into her work, making them both an object of representation and an active subject,” said creative director Carlo Giordanetti. “In this her workshop, which marks a significant milestone in our collaboration with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Cecilia has been able to combine the essence of her vision with current circumstances, and I am sure that from her work and that of the young participants an interesting idea of a new community will emerge, perhaps the most pressing challenge of this historical period. We are curious and excited to be able to start the new year alongside the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, under the banner of a truly inclusive art project, open to all and particularly to younger people, perfectly in the spirit of Swatch’s dialogue with contemporary art.”

In addressing contemporary issues through art, the project SuperaMenti. Artistic Practices for a New Present is part of the collaboration, born in 2018, between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, which works to promote the 17 Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, touching in particular on Goal 4, quality education.

Harper’s Bazaar is a media partner of the project.

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Ph. Credit Cecilia Jansson

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, workshop with Cecilia Jansson on the human body
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, workshop with Cecilia Jansson on the human body

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