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17 February 2012
FEC Lectures – Adelita Husni-Bey – Arte e immaginari sociali alternativi

On Monday 20 February, at 9 am, the Fondazione Ermanno Casoli is presenting a talk on the work of the artist Adelita Husni-Bey at the headquarters of the Elica company in Fabriano, organized by Marcello Smarrelli. The initiative is being staged as part of the FEC Lectures, a programme of lectures, seminars and meetings set up by the foundation. The talk is aimed at a group of Elica’s employees and falls within a broader training project promoted by the company that uses art as a stimulant for creativity and innovation.

The conversation with Adelita Husni-Bey will centre on the fundamental elements that make up her work, which focuses on investigating the relations between art, society, politics, education, territories and history. Utilizing a variety of media, such as drawing, painting and video, the artist embarks on narrations that embraceboth collective history and individual stories, superimposingmemories, tales and accounts. Husni-Bey’s criticalreflection on the role of art in societyextends toexperimentingwith interactions and exchanges with models of education, the authorities, sociallife and the economy, putting to the test art’s capacity to generatealternativeimaginative worlds to the familiar and established ones.
This meetingis intended to provide an opportunity for discussionon the useful role that contemporary art can play in times of crisis, ascatalyst of a processof participation that helps to create new scenarios and find new solutions. The debate will also turn on the concepts of consumption and production, not justfrom the viewpoint of economicsbut alsoas fundamental parts of the life of the community, from the consumption of oxygen to the production of ideas.