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 years, alongside with “Fake Therapy”. Both Political and Fake Therapy play with the therapeutic set-up and can be practiced and modified by anyone, anywhere. The roles of the therapist and patient are arbitrary and interchangeable, no cure is intended or guaranteed. On the contrary the therapies celebrate the capacity of problems to unfold thoughts and images through touch and conversation.