Take your place on the platform in one of the four points indicated by the fruit and say “Hi”. Eat some fruit if you feel like it while we share the present moment. You can stand as long as you like. You could also take my place once I’ve left.

In times where politics has reduced itself to low entertainment tuned to the annihiliation of the thinking of the masses, the artist’s responsibility is to stand vigil over the boundaries that separate true history from propaganda.

To make art today is to find a form of easy dialogue that faces in ever more directions, cultural, territorial, political, historical, ethnic.

The body stands like a tablet, a vessel, a flag. The body cannot stop reinterpreting history nor offering a vulnerable greeting that creates a space for the sharing of a conversation.

Art is not something we make. Art is there already and it blossoms at the moment where artist and audience bring their own personal contribution to a conversation that has philosophical and social value.
This is the genesis of art.



From: ‘Act of faith’, performance. Government Museum and Art College. Chandigarh. India. Picture by Jeetin Rangher.


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Ivan Lupi (born 1972, Ferrara, Italy). Masters in Queer Studies in Arts and Culture from the Birmingham University. Since 2001 Lupi has been one of the founders and active member of the collective Amae with which he has taken part in various collaborations and exhibitions in China, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, United Kingdom. In 2016 Lupi starts his own production as a single performer along with Amae’s series of work. The most recent and relevant events: ‘The Voice and the Lens’ - Whitechapel Art Gallery (London 2014), ‘The slip of the tongue’ - Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana (Venice 2015), ‘Transformations’ by LiVEART.US - Queens Museum (New York 2016), ‘MAKING SPACE’ - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch 2017), ‘Visualeyez Annual Festival of Performance art’ - Latitude 53 Art Gallery (Edmonton 2017), 'PAWA - Performance Art Week Aotearoa' (Wellington 2018) 'Performance Arcade 2019' (Wellington 2019).

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