Political Therapy, Valentina Desideri, (happening now)
A series of seven one-to-one political therapy sessions with the artist.
The buyer will receive a map documenting the seven encounters.
Conditions for activation:
The series unfolds as a chain of encounters between the artist and the participants.
The first participant is the owner, who curates the second and so forth. Each time giving it to someone who has more power according to a definition given to power by each curated/curating participant.
“Political Therapy” is a practice originally invented by Valentina Desideri, which she has spread to various public and private contexts over the past five years, alongside with “Fake Therapy”. Both Political and Fake Therapy play with the fundamental premises of therapy – practiced and modified by anyone, anywhere, the roles of the therapist and patient being arbitrary and interchangeable, no cure is intended or guaranteed. On the contrary a celebration of problems unfolds thoughts and images through touch and conversation. “Anyone is welcome to practice it. The practice of Political Therapy develops as it happens.”