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Adelita Husni-Bey, Politicians, 2014, C-print, 57 3/4 × 43 1/4". From the series “Agency-giochi di potere” (Agency Power Games), 2014.

Adelita Husni-Bey

Laveronica arte contemporanea

Adelita Husni-Bey, Politicians, 2014, C-print, 57 3/4 × 43 1/4". From the series “Agency-giochi di potere” (Agency Power Games), 2014.

“2014, Italy: The national youth unemployment rate has reached 40 percent. Factories are closing. The number of families living beneath the poverty level has increased. The government is finding it difficult to project growth. Soon there will be new elections. How would you like this situation to change? What are the positions held by various groups and what requests would they like to make?” The voice of New York–based Milanese artist Adelita Husni-Bey can be heard at the beginning of Agency-giochi di potere (Agency Power Games), 2014, a video work born from her recent social research. She has examined in detail both the ways in which societies produce and distribute knowledge, and the conditions required for an alternative social imagination to prosper. Her questions are directed to a group of thirty-five students—volunteers from the Liceo Manara, a public high school in

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