november 25, 2021 - Muzeum Susch

Laura Grisi. The Measuring of Time

Presentation of the first retrospective monograph dedicated to the artist edited by JRP | Editions in collaboration with Muzeum Susch

With the participation of the Curator of the Exhibition and Editor of the publication Marco Scotinithe Founder of #muzeumsusch and President of the Arts Station Foundation CH Grażyna Kulczyk,the Director of Instituto Susch and Curator Anke Kempkesand with the Co-Author of the publication Valérie Da Costa.

Monday 29 November 2021 at 6pm
FM Centro per l'arte contemporanea – via Piranesi 10, Milan

To attend the presentation, please write to rsvp@larafacco.com to confirm your presence by November 26 as required and await for confirmation. Entry with green pass only.

Milan, XX November 2021. On the occasion of the exhibition Laura Grisi. The Measuring of Time – ongoing until 5 December 2021 at #muzeumsusch in Engadin #muzeumsusch and JRP | Editions present The Measuring of Time, the first retrospective monograph dedicated to the artist who died in 2017, at FM Centro per l'arte contemporanea in Milan on Monday 29 November at 6pm.

The preview presentation of the publication will be attended by the Founder of #muzeumsusch and President of the Board of Directors of Art Stations Foundation CH Grażyna Kulczyk, the Director of Instituto Susch, art historian and curator Anke Kempkes, curator of the exhibition and publication Marco Scotini, and art historian, critic, curator and professor of Strasbourg University Valérie Da Costa. The publication is scheduled to be released in Europe starting from December 2021 and in America from February 2022. 

The Measuring of Time collects extensive documentation on the multifaceted practice, research and numerous travels of the artist in the 60s and 70s. Although her work has mostly been “reduced” to Italian Pop art — if not entirely overlooked — from the outset Grisi worked beyond that category, pertinently intercepting various lines of international artistic research and applying them in her own original synthesis. Within an activity whose fundamental motif is the “journey”, Laura Grisi embodies a stateless and nomadic female subject who defies the politics of identity, the univocity of representation, and the unidirectionality of time.

The Measuring of Time, curated by Marco Scotini, presents essays by #marcoscotini, Harvard University Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies Giuliana Bruno, art historian, critic, curator and professor of Strasbourg University Valérie Da Costa, art critic Martin Herbert, and former #muzeumsusch Artistic Director Krzysztof Kosciuczuk. The publication also includes the reprint of a seminal interview with Laura Grisi by Germano Celant realized in 1990.