Tiennale Milano | Milan, Italy
Lecture by Roberto D'agostino: January the 31st, 2020, 6.30pm
Exhibition: from January the 31st to February the 16th, 2020
Triennale Milano presents a lecture by Roberto D’Agostino called Tracce sul marciapiede, introduced by Stefano Boeri, president of Triennale Milano, and Stefano Lucchini, Chief Institutional Affairs and External Communication Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo, with Paolo Cenciarelli, photographer, Simone El Rana, artist and Paulo Lucas von Vacano, publisher of Drago Edizioni, as guest speakers. The lecture will include three videos: the documentary Dogtown and Z-boys (2001), with Sean Penn’s voice telling about the skate revolution in Dogtown, a disadvantaged district between Santa Monica and Venice; Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant, special prize at Cannes 2007 as well as best film of 2007, according to the critics of the prestigious French magazine “Cahiers du cinéma”; Kids (1995), directed by Larry Clark and written by Harmony Korine, 24 hours in the life of a group of teenagers in the slums of New York. In his lecture, Roberto D’Agostino will investigate skating and its subculture, “as a space of splurge, transgression, abuse, noisiness, exhibitionism, pain and bliss”. In addition, in his lecture, D’Agostino will chronicle the background and spreading of skating in Italy since the Seventies through to the wide success of a discipline that, officially accepted by the Italian National Olympic Committee, will be included as a new sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
From 31st January to 16th February 2020, Triennale will hold an exhibition, also curated by Roberto D’Agostino, with a selection of photos by Paolo Cenciarelli that tell about Rome’s skate culture in urban and architectural terms, a selection of skateboards designed by Simone El Rana, and two videos about the skating scene in Rome and Milan, filmed by Roberto D’Agostino for Triennale, and edited by photographer Pierluigi Amato.