Fondazione ICA Milano presents, from Thursday 5 May to Saturday 15 July 2023, the exhibition Ministry of Loneliness, a project by Italian artist Rebecca Moccia (1992) curated by Chiara Nuzzi.
The project is presented in the institution’s project room, exceptionally relocated to the first floor of the Foundation in the space that usually houses the office and is realised thanks to an Impact Grant from Outset Contemporary Art Fund – a leading international, independent charity supporting innovative art projects that engage the widest possible audiences.
Taking the experience of the Ministry of Loneliness, established in 2018 in the United Kingdom and replicated in 2021 in other countries such as Canada and Japan, as a reflexive starting point, Rebecca Moccia’s exhibition explores the political and social structures that shape the emotional state of loneliness and the perception of it. The phantasmal and pervasive shadow of isolation that permeates Western societies takes shape in the artist’s complex, multi-media analysis, extending to include the roots that trigger it – from the advance of the techno-scientific order of modern life to the rise of liberal capitalism.
Rebecca Moccia, Ministry of Loneliness, installation view, 2023; credits Diego Mayon, courtesy the artist and Fondazione ICA Milano