"MEN CARE - Unlearning Manhood?
Artists: Enrico Tomassini
𝟧𝓉𝒽 𝑜𝒻 𝑀𝒶𝓎
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20.30 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 - film screening with Chiara Canale, Chiara Ferretti, Letizia Salerno, Pittalis, Giulia Zini (34’, Italia 2021), in collaboration with @CInematograFICA 𝘗𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵
𝟨𝒽 𝑜𝒻 𝑀𝒶𝓎
𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 - Exploratory Hands on Workshop
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𝟩𝓉𝒽 𝑜𝒻 𝑀𝒶𝓎
A forum for critical masculinities
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17.30 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱
Collective performative walk - Bring an object of care of your domestic life
Starting Point Fabrikraum Gallery,
Johnstrasse 25-27, R02/2 1150 Wien
19.30 𝐌𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 - 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝?
Exhibition Opening - with Music selector / DJ PAF aca artist and choir director Pavel Naydenov Fabrikraum Gallery, Johnstrasse 25-27, R02/2 1150 Wien
9𝓉𝒽 𝑜𝒻 𝑀𝒶𝓎
11.30 𝐌𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 - 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝?
Alumni Talk at Social Design Studio - Die Angewandte
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Wien
Men Care - Unlearning Manhood? is an on-developing relational research workshop, public programme and exhibitionary format that, through the means of design and performativity, aims to facilitate, display, discuss and collectively investigate masculinity, introspectively and in public space. The workshop idea started to take shape as a process of self-reflection and as a reaction to the surge of domestic violence emerged during the pandemic. Addressing overall the need to respond and debunk dominant narratives and societal norms linked to masculine performativity, the workshop wants to challenge stereotypes and norms of masculinity, by “not talking of ourselves” but “starting from ourselves”. The silence of men about themselves is the best way to maintain everything unchanged and our omnipresence and dominance invisible, that’s why it is important to come out of the closet, voice our invisibility and become visible. Weaving on the feminist statement “the private is political”, the project envisions the co-creation of a forum for critical masculinities, that is a space not necessarily physical, performed as a relational and inquiry device opening up space for caring, sharing of stories, impressions and perspectives in public space. The actions want to be a catalyst for intimate sharing, unlearning and envisionsing of public rituals and devices for men who feel to share a piece of their intimacy and emotional sphere and bring their reflections and thoughts into the public. Attempting to address the urgency of thinking of radical practices for caring and repairing the inherited violence imbued within patriarchal structures hence gender roles, the workshop from the protected space of the gallery explores the manhood across the surroundings and reaches out a close-by square. The workshop alternates focus work with the participants and public events exploring the issue of masculinity, in order to co-design a public performance art research action in the area and contribute to an on developing exhibitionary format. The participants and the public become proactive agents of inquiry and action in public space.
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Based in Florence, he trained on a human, academic and professional level in Italy, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, the Balkan region, Cuba. Passionate about urban territories, lived and conceived spaces, social dynamics and condition of privilege has been the lifeblood for his projects that he developed in the social contexts he crossed. He firmly believes that art can shape and disrupt commonly held assumptions about one another and bring about new understandings and imaginations of our own lived reality. With a background in architecture, social sciences, design, public arts, urban studies, film direction and the curatorial, my work, tools and approaches range in between visual research, 1:1 architectural public interventions, open-scripted narratives, performative exhibitions/lectures, performance, applied research traveling artistic and editorial practices. Among others founder, curator and ideator of the Creative Europe Cultural Cooperation Project “Some Call Us Balkans”.