After the great success at the Kyiv Biennale - Allied, Room to Bloom comes to Palermo for the first time from 19 to 22 November 2021. Room to Bloom is the first platform of international artists* working with ecofeminist and decolonial practices. Room to Bloom aims to bring back to the centre of discussion themes that until now have been only marginally addressed by art institutions.
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Why Room to Bloom? The platform recognises that it is time to navigate against patriarchalism and racism and to open new spaces for experimentation and discussion around the role of art in society. It is from these ideas that Room to Bloom’s pavilion programme starts by reflecting on the inclusive role of art institutions as extensions of common space and care. Palermo, with its particular insular condition of periphery, centre, border and crossroads of cultures, welcomes 35 artists from 18 countries for four days, who will visit emblematic spaces in the city, transforming them into a « living pavilion » of art in motion. All this will be possible thanks to the collaboration with local associations, Palermo-based and international artists. Curated by Marcela Caldas, the programme entitled The Palermo Living Pavilion: weaving commons out of time, starts from decolonial transfeminism and ecofeminism in an attempt to dismantle the circuits and devices of exclusion in artistic production.