Curated by Julian Rosefeldt
A project by Fondazione In Between Art Film
Life on earth is changing at breathless speed, with ambivalent con sequences: the expanding access to a globalised market has fa cilitated the growth of the middle class in formerThird World countries and enabled a rising number of humans to escape poverty. On the other hand globalisation and turbo-capitalism come along with an increasing gap between the rich and the poor, with con sequential civil wars and mass migration. Digital technologies and social media provide better access to communication and education to those who were formerly isolated, but also created new phenomena such as hate speech and fake news.
Artists contribute to the actual critical discourse in different ways: as investigative journalists, or at the contrary as visionaries drafting utopias and dystopias.
The here selected works from Beatrice Bulgari's In Between Art Film collection and archive show a poetic yet sharp diagnosis of the present and suggest a melancholic perspective on the future, on an epoch after us. The artists in this selection of film and video works focus on the problems and phenomena of our time: migration, loss and displacement; identity and alienation; nostalgia and memory; control and surveillance; populism, truth and manipulation.
They analyse strategies of image production in a digital age and its contribution to the manufacturing of history; they elaborate on the repercussions of globalisation and the transformation of cultural identities; they emphasise the consequences of military conflicts and social revolutions and thus reveal how identity is always conditioned and created by the socio-economic and political context.
When: May 2021
On cover: Alyona Larionova, Staying with the trouble, 2018 (still)
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