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"The Secret." A solo exhibition by Fiamma Montezemolo.



Kadist Foundation San Francisco and the San Francisco Italian Institute of Culture are pleased to present "The Secret," a solo exhibition by Fiamma Montezemolo.

On view: Wednesday, 21 September, 2016 – Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 6-9pm

"The Secret" is the third and final installment of Mapping the City, a project of the IIC curated by Marina Pugliese with the goal of furthering exchanges between Italy and the Bay Area in the field of Visual Arts.

Montezemolo’s exhibition consists of two installations - "Three Ecologies" and "Neon Afterwords" (the latter one especially produced for this occasion thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute) - which straddle the interstices between art and anthropology, the self and the other. Guided by their senses, The Secret’s viewers will be invited to forge their own pathway through the installations to seek out meaning, replicating a journey from Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Ethnographer.”

Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist and a cultural anthropologist. She is an established scholar in border studies and the author of two monographs: La Mia Storia Non La Tua: La Dinamica Della Costruzione Dell’identita’ Chicana (Guerini, 2004) and Senza volto: L’etnicità e il genere nel Movimento Zapatista (Liguori, 1999). She is also a co-author of Here is Tijuana (London: Blackdog Publishing, 2006) and co-editor of Tijuana Dreaming: Life & Art at the Global border (Duke U.Press, 2012). As an artist she situates her work as a critical extension of the ethnographic turn in contemporary art, and works with various media, including installation, cartography, video, digital photography, archives, and ethnography. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is represented by the Magazzino Dell’Arte Moderna gallery in Rome.

Image: Fiamma Montezemolo, The Three Ecologies, (Detail View at Magazzino, Rome), 2015.
Courtesy the artist and Magazzino Gallery, Rome.


Date: Saturday, October 01, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : Kadist San Francisco

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Kadist San Francisco, 3295 20th Street