Updated: Apr 14
Il Video Rende Felici
Happy to be part of the exhibition Il Video Rende Felici, which intends to offer a historical and critical perspective on video art in Italy. The event will take place from 12 April to 4 September 2022, in two prestigious spaces in Rome, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni and the GAM (Modern Art Gallery).
On July 5th, I will be at GAM presenting Nebris, a new and unprecedented performance that mixes physical action, costume design, and augmented reality. While every Sunday from 15 to 22 May I Will be at Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, with many videos included in a beautiful video art review curated by Valentina Valentini with the collaboration of Milo Adami, Rossella Catanese, Bruno Di Marino, Francesco Spampinato.
Italian Video Art
The review offers a repertoire of video works produced over the years the 1990s and the new millennium. Authors and female authors of different generations e backgrounds that account for different realities, contexts, and visions of the world as well as of technological and aesthetic transformations intervened in the transition from the twentieth century to the new millennium.
The Screening Program
Sunday, May 15, 11am - 6 pm
Giuseppe Baresi, Mnemo.Diario, 1991
Flavia Mastrella e Antonio Rezza, Il piantone, 1994
Domenico Mangano, La storia di Mimmo, 2001
Gea Casolaro, Volver atrás para ir adelante, 2003
Zimmerfrei, Panorama Roma, 2004
Fabio Massimo Iaquone, Miko, 2006
Adrian Paci, Centro di permanenza temporanea, 2007
Maria Arena, Io/la religione del mio tempo, 2007
Daniele Puppi, Zero, 2009
Saturday, May 21, 11am - 6 pm
Elisabetta Benassi, Lucignolo, 2010
Gea Casolaro, Regards croisés, 2010
Marinella Senatore, Nui Simu, 2010
Yuri Ancarani, Da Vinci, 2012
Elena Bellantoni, The Fox and the Wolf: Struggle for Power, 2014
canecapovolto, Condominio, 2015
Francesca Fini, Dadaloop, 2015
Daniele Puppi, Respira, 2017
Rä Di Martino, PooR PooR JerRY, 2017
Giulio Squillacciotti, Scala B Interno C, 2017
Zimmerfrei, Family Affair | Bologna: famiglie elettive, 2018
Francesca Fini, Skinned, 2018
Sunday, May 22, 1am - 6 pm
MASBEDO, Welcome Palermo, 2019
Elena Bellantoni, Corpomorto, 2020
canecapovolto, La nostra folla anonima, 2020
Francesca Fini, Vanitas Vanitatum
Elena Bellantoni, Pensate domani è la fine del mondo, 2021
IL VIDEO RENDE FELICI
The event is divided into two locations, the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni and the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, and unfolds through a wide variety of authors and formats: single-channel video, video installations, interactive and multimedia installations. This is the first survey that has ever been carried out on the production of video art and artists' cinema in Italy, one of the most interesting experimental fields of contemporary visual and audiovisual research, which stands out as an artistic and cultural heritage of considerable consistency. Overall, the project includes more than 300 video and film works, 20 installations, and the overall involvement of over 100 artists.
In the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni site, the itinerary highlights the transformations of the installation format in its dialogue with space and technological devices, in a period ranging from the early 1970s to the 21st century. The works on display are representative of the evolution of languages, technologies, and formats, in addition to the research of individual artists, drawing a path that is both chronological and technological. The exhibition is accompanied by 13 reviews, including miscellaneous and personal ones, of artist films and single-channel videos, and 3 days of study involving artists, scholars, and institutions on issues relevant to video art.
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