Il sociale dell'arte sociale. Il bisogno di una mentalità | Meschini | Visual Ethnography
Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Cover Image

Il sociale dell'arte sociale. Il bisogno di una mentalità

Emanuele Rinaldo Meschini


The paper aims to analyze the relationship betweent he theory of Socially Engaged Art and its practice in different contexts. Starting from the different
theories developed, especially in the early 2000, with a particular focus on Grant Kester and Claire Bishop, the text aims to analyze a specific case. The case study is the experience from the associations PIACCA/
Laborintus who took/squat two former abandoned spaces in the public housing neighborhood of Corviale in the outskirt of Rome. Corviale is well-known as the longest single residential building in Europe. This association bring together artists and people from the building in order to create a space for participation and sharing.


Socially Engaged Art; Corviale; Laborintus; Creative Industries; Activism

Full Text:

PDF (Italiano)


ARRIGHI, Gianluca

Crimina Romana. Roma: Gaffi.

BISHOP, Claire

Artificial Hells. Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. Londra and New York: Verso.


La partecipazione imperfetta. Sentieri Urbani, numero monografico “La città condivisa”, a cura di C. Perrone, B. Zanon, anno VIII, n. 21, dicembre: 28-31.


L’esthétique relationnelle. Les Presses du Réel: Dijon.


Arte visive e partecipazione sociale. Da Volterra ‘73 alla Biennale 1976. Bari: De Donato.

CRISPOLTI, Enrico & DE GRADA, Raffaele (a cura di)

Ambiente come sociale. Catalogo Padiglione Italia. Venezia: La Biennale di Venezia.

DECTER, Joshua & DRAXLER, Helmut

Exhibition as Social Intervention. “Culture in Action”. London: Afterall.


The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century, Cambridge and London: The Mit Press.

GENNARI SANTORI, Flaminia & PIETROMARCHI, Bartolomeo (a cura di)

Osservatorio Nomade. Immaginare Corviale. Pratiche ed estetiche per la città contemporanea. Milano: Mondadori.

TUCKER, Daniel (ed)

Immersive Life Practices. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

KESTER, Grant H.

Conversation Pieces. Community and Communication in Modern Art. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press.

KWON, Miwon

One Place After Another. Site Specific Art and Location Identity. Cambridge and London: the MIT Press.

MOSCHINI, Francesco (a cura di)

Mario Fiorentino, la casa. Progetti 1946-1981. Roma: Edizioni Kappa.

RAVEN, Arlene

Art in the Public Interest. New York: Da Capo Press.


Delirium and Resistance after the Social Turn. Field Journal, n. 5, Fall 2016: 95-138.

WILLATS, Stephen

The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour. London: Occasional Paper.

WRIGHT, Stephen

Toward a Lexicon of Usership. Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
Web Salvo Leo

Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023