by Marcella Vanzo

dal 14 febbraio 2024
ogni mercoledì ore 19.30 - 22.30

The momentary now school of performance is the theoretical-practical course that Marcella Vanzo proposes at ZONA K to explore performance at 360 degrees. A course that was missing, made of action and reflection on performance, between visual arts, cinema, poetry and theatre, but also anthropology, psychology or sociology. 

Vanzo invites students to investigate different languages that plumb the depths of gesture, the body as a medium, the voice, the relationship with the other, with space, with objects, with the market. Students will work on transmission both individually and in groups, with a focus on doing, then practical exercises, physical work, readings and analysis of works. On seeing: exhibitions, theatre, performances, videos, together with meetings with artists, curators and experts.

At the end of the year each of them will present a personal project to a selected group of curators: Matteo Bergamini (Exibart), Paola Clerico (Case Chiuse) and the art critic and curator Gabi Scardi, who will follow the course.


The course is six-monthly and has a limited number of participants.
It foresees 20 weekly meetings, from January to May 2022, on Wednesdays from 7.30 p.m. to 9.45 p.m. in Italian and English, with a 15-minute break.

It costs € 400.00 for under-30s and students; € 500.00 for all others.
A scholarship is available.
Discounts are available on the shows of the ZONA K multidisciplinary season.

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Born in 1973 in Milan, Italy, where she lives and works.
Trained as an anthropologist and artist, Vanzo works with video, installation, performance poetry and participatory art. She investigates all dimensions of the human being, from the social to the mythical, from the emotional to the political. In his work, reality and fiction form a united unit that questions the representation of the everyday world. Since 2019, a relevant part of her practice is dedicated to changing society through education, teacher training and participatory art projects.
Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions, including: Biennolo 2021, #squola pubblica, PirelliHangar Bicocca 2020-21; Jakarta Biennale, 2017; Manifesta11, Zuerich, 2016; Perspectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, 2015; Prague Biennale 2011; Performa 09; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Walker Art Center, Museo Reina Sofia, Galleria Continua and numerous video festivals, including Kino der Kunst. Awards include the New York Art Residency at Columbia University, New York and the Acacia-Emerging Artist Award, Milan.


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The theoretical lectures of the 3 guests will take place on an online platform.
In case of suspension of the lectures, the module will be completed with online meetings of the same duration.
If the suspension due to the health emergency continues, no further lessons will be held online. Cancelled lessons will be made up in the classroom and – if this is not possible for reasons related to the Association – refunded. No refunds will be given for absences or non-participation in the online lessons.

The course is organised in such a way as to make the experience pleasant and enjoyable for the participants, guaranteeing the required physical distance of 2m between participants or, where necessary, the use of a mask will be required in order to comply with national regulations in relation to the current health emergency (Prime Ministerial Decree of 17/05/2020 and 11/06/2020 and Lombardy Region Ordinances n. 547 of 17/05/2020 and n. 566 of 12/06/2020 and subsequent).

We would like to inform our users that from 6 August 2021 it will be necessary to be in possession of a valid COVID-19 Green Certificate or Green Pass in order to access our activities (courses and shows both indoors and outdoors) in accordance with D.L.23 July 2021 n.105. The Green Pass will be checked by our staff via a dedicated app. Covid19 Green Certification is not required for children excluded by age from the vaccination campaign (under 12 years old) and those exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification.

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