Discover the episodes of Radio GAMeC 30, the new season of the museum’s radio station dedicated to the last 30 years of history.

Starting from the point of view of personalities from the world of art and culture who have lived through the experiences of the last three decades first hand, with the aim of recounting aspects of a complex and changing reality, Radio GAMeC 30 proposes a journey in stages, guided by director Lorenzo Giusti and curator Ilaria Gianni.

(Podcast in English)

Episode 8
2015 – The Greek Debt Crisis
Guest: Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Led by Lorenzo Giusti
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Stefanos Tsivopoulos (Prague, 1973) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker who explores the relationship between reality and representation, factual data and interpretation. His early work focuses on human behavior in relation to power structures and themes of identity and social ties. More recently, he has begun to address issues such as history, narrative, memory preservation and the mediation of reality.

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Episode 7
2012 – The Russian “March of Millions”
Guest: Chto Delat
Led by Ilaria Gianni
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The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in early 2003 in Saint Petersburg by a workgroup of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism. The name of the group derives from a novel by the Russian writer Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and immediately brings to mind the first socialist worker’s self-organizations in Russia, which Lenin actualized in his own publication, “What is to be done?” (1902).
Chto Delat sees itself as an artistic cell and as a community organizer for a variety of cultural activities intent on politicizing “knowledge production”. The activity of the collective takes responsibility for a post socialist condition and actualization of forgotten and repressed potentiality of the Soviet past.
Working in a wide range of media, from its inception, the collective has been publishing an English-Russian newspaper focused on the urgent issues of Russian cultural politics, in dialogue with the international context.

Episode 6
2019 – EU Guidelines on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
Guest: Lynn Hershman Leeson
Led by Lorenzo Giusti
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Cited as one of the most influential media artists, Lynn Hershman Leeson (Cleveland, 1941) is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression. Over the last fifty years she has made pioneering contributions to the fields of photography, video, film, performance, bio art, installation, interactive as well as net-based media art and artificial intelligence.

Episode 5
2013 – Black Lives Matter
Guest: Kandis Williams
Led by Ilaria Gianni
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Kandis Williams (Baltimore, 1985) is a visual artist whose practice spans collage, sculpture, film, performance, writing, publishing, and curating. She explores and deconstructs critical theory around race, nationalism, authority, and eroticism. Her work examines the body as a site of experience while drawing upon her background in dramaturgy to envision spaces that accommodate the varied biopolitical economies, which inform how form and movement might be read. Williams establishes indices that network parts of the anatomy, regions of Black diaspora, as well as communication and obfuscation, relaying how popular culture and myth are interconnected. The artist is also the founder and editor-at-large of Cassandra Press, an artist-run publishing and educational platform producing lo-fi printed matter, classrooms, projects, artist books, and exhibitions. The platform’s intention is to disseminate ideas, distribute new language, propagate dialogue- centering ethics, aesthetics, femme driven activism, and black scholarship.

Episode 4
1993 – The Border Wall between Mexico and the United States
Guest: Héctor Zamora
Led by Lorenzo Giusti
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Héctor Zamora (Mexico City, 1974) is a visual artist. His works transcend conventional exhibition space to reinvent space itself, starting from a series of reversals and contrasts, such as those between public and private, external and internal, organic and inorganic, or even real and imaginary.
In 2020 Zamora received the commission for a sculpture to be temporarily placed on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The work,
Lattice Detour is an undulating brick wall, thirty meters long, that many has interpreted in relation to the barrier of separation between Mexico and the United States. For this and other reasons we decided to turn to Héctor Zamora to talk about old and new barriers, the public space and future.

Episode 3
1996 – The Cloning of Dolly the Sheep
Guest: Eduardo Kac
Led by Ilaria Gianni
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The Brazilian artist and theorist Eduardo Kac (Rio de Janeiro, 1962) is the founder of “Transgenic Art” – a new art form based on the use of genetic mutation techniques to create unique living beings.
The interventions on the genome allow Kac to reflect on those forces that are able to silently modify the environment and the body we inhabit, such as genetic engineering or biotechnology. His work analyzes communication systems and the potential interactions between the natural and the artificial, reproducing a world similar to ours, within which authentic and genetically modified organisms coexist. The artist proposes a new approach to biodiversity and nature, in which man, like God, is responsible for creation.

Episode 2
1999 – The Rise of the No-Global Movement
Guest: Thomas Hirschhorn
Led by Lorenzo Giusti
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Thomas Hirschhorn (Bern, 1957) is one of the leading artists of his generation. Known for his sculptural constructions made from disposable mass-produced artefacts, Hirschhorn brings together references and images gathered from popular media with the work of radical theorists such as Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille and Antonio Gramsci. His works aim to stimulate the viewer to become aware of his or her own visual baggage and to feel the need for elaborate critical thinking about geopolitical reality and contemporary social conditions.

Episode 1
1991 – The Birth of the World Wide Web
Guest: Olia Lialina
Led by Lorenzo Giusti
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The work of Russian artist Olia Lialina (Moscow, 1971) has focused on the web and its implications. A pioneer of net art, an artist and critic of film and new media, Olia Lialina is known for some pivotal experimental works produced in the second half of the 1990s, as well as for having used herself as a model in her experiments with animated GIFs. She has founded one of the first web galleries, Art Teleportacia.