Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
The Queens Museum is proud to host the first show initiated by an American museum by Italian artist Marinella Senatore. Piazza Universale / Social Stages, curated by Matteo Lucchetti, introduces the multifaceted practice of Senatore by looking at a range of important recent projects created in Spain, France, Italy and the US between 2009 and today.
Piazza universale—“the universal square”—refers to the exquisitely Italian concept of the piazza, a public space par excellence where different communities meet, and as an embodiment of an ideal, universal space where future communities can be envisioned collaboratively. The title Piazza Universale/Social Stages presents one Italian and one English phrase as if the second were a translation of the former. But the second is not a translation of the first.