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Simone Forti, Flag in the water, 2014, digital video, color, sound, 19 minutes 46 seconds.

Simone Forti, Flag in the water, 2014, digital video, color, sound, 19 minutes 46 seconds.

Simone Forti

Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 7

Simone Forti, Flag in the water, 2014, digital video, color, sound, 19 minutes 46 seconds.

This high-intensity presentation of Simone Forti’s multifaceted work established a dialogue between different creative moments and expressive typologies in the oeuvre of this extraordinary Italian-American artist, choreographer, dancer, and writer. Beginning in the 1960s under the inspiration of her then mentor, Anna Halprin, Forti was among the pioneers of artistic investigations based on an awareness of the body as a medium for movement, an identification with elementary phenomena of sound and rhythm, and the potential for expressive freedom offered by unconventional actions. The broader context for Forti’s work is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the exhibition “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done,” but Italy, too, provided a stage for Forti’s early efforts. In 1968, she spent more than a year in Italy and presented her “Dance Constructions,”

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