Group show & Talks at Cre.Zi Plus – EXILE X summer camp feat. Lorenzo Marsili, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

MAY THE BRIDGES I BURN LIGHT THE WAY – Manifesta 12 5x5x5 Collateral Events

EXILE X summer camp at Cre.Zi Plus


5 X 5 X 5

Free entry / Everybody welcome

May the bridges I burn light the way is a temporary exhibition that creates face-to-face conversations between social activism, art practices and Palermo’s socio-cultural realities. Departing point is the exploitation of the self for marketing purposes or as alibi for personal intentions, as sometimes in the #metoo debate or the current rise of populism.

May the bridges I burn light the way evolves through conversations, screenings and performative interventions at Cre.Zi Plus, a daily changing group exhibition at Ballaró Market, and the distribution of the street newspaper ‘Arts of the Working Class‘, a tool of integration between the citizens of Palermo and art professionals arriving to reflect on arts and society during the opening days of Manifesta 12.

Line up

⚡ Group exhibition 10 am - 4 pm feat. Erik Niedling, Bob Hausmann, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Narine Arakelyan, Martin Kohout, Sebastian Acker, Sarah Lehnerer, Paul Sochacki, Zöe Claire Miller

⚡ In Praise of Imperialism 1 .30 - 3 pm Lecture and conversation with Lorenzo Marsili

Today’s great acceleration of historical time is met in Europe with weak thought and weak politics. But only those capable of a renewed intellectual imperialism will remain relevant in shaping the world ahead.

⚡ Populist Utopias & the Speculative Imagination 3 - 5 pm
Talk and workshop with Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

What do nancial markets and today’s alt-right populists have in common? What are the utopias and dystopias produced by the ‘speculative imagination’? This talk will discuss the generative role of speculation at times of crisis. It will consider the limitations and radical possibilities contained in nanciers’, artists’ and activists’ speculative engagements with uncertainty, and assess how future political scenarios might be imagined and enacted in post-populist capitalism.