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Venue: Istituto Svizzero Rome

Wishing Trees | Istituto Svizzero, Rome

A special screening of the multipart video work Wishing Trees, which was commissioned by Manifesta 12 and premiered at Palazzo Butera in Palermo in 2018.

Wishing Trees brings together two trees from Palermo that hold memories of significant events, connecting human histories and nature and listening to their reverberations in the present. The Albero di Falcone and the Cipresso di San Benedetto, enter into dialogue with the late anti-mafia feminist activist Simona Mafai and young men from West Africa who work as cooks in Palermo. The screening is followed by a Q&A and discussion in English between Uriel Orlow and art historian and curator Madeleine Schuppli.