14 May. The American Academy in Rome presents Life Clings Closest Where Most Hated, a performance by Turin-based American artist Tom Johnson inspired by celebrated playwright Adrienne Kennedy's reading of the gothic horror classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Johnson has created an installation and performance expressly for the exhibition The Academic Body, which opens on 22 May and runs until 13 July.
Adrienne Kennedy, who was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2018, has explored issues of race, kinship, and violence in American society in her plays.
Johnson, whose work encompasses drawing, sculpture, video, and live performance, is interested in analysing social taboos and has explored many of the themes central to Kennedy’s plays.
For details see American Academy in Rome website.
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American Academy in Rome: Life Clings Closest Where Most Hated
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