VISIO. Outside the Black Box

VISIO. Outside the Black Box
curated by Leonardo Bigazzi
Cinema La Compagnia
November 16 – 20, 2016

Opening: Wednesday November 16, 6.00-8.00 pm
Thursday 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday – Sunday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
VISIO. Outside The Black Box offers an insight into the lm and video production of a new generation of artists working across Europe. This exhibition aims at featuring the multiplicity of codes and themes used by these young artists and, at the same time, it reflects on the relations between video formats and exhibition space.
The exhibition will take place at the Cinema Teatro La Compagnia in Florence. The building, converted in 1987 into a theatre by Adolfo Natalini, founder of the famous radical architecture firm Superstudio in the late 1960s, recently re-opened as a cinema dedicated to documentary and art-house films. Questioning traditional lm formats, the selected works will be displayed in the hidden spaces of the former theatre, most of which are usually not accessible to the public.
The exhibition includes twelve works by international artists who were selected for the fourth edition of VISIO, a project promoted by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival which in recent years has supported the development of a European network between institutions, artists and professionals who work with art cinema and video.
The exhibition is produced and organized by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival in collaboration with FST-Mediateca Regionale Toscana.

Artists: Karimah Ashadu (UK/Nigeria), Teresa Cos (Italy), Selini Halvadaki (Denmark), Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet (France), Callum Hill (Canada/UK), Jean Hubert (France), Gili Lavy (Israele/UK), Elena Mazzi (Italy), Laura O’Neill (UK), Caterina Erica Shanta (Germany/Italy), Emmanuel Van der Auwera (Belgio), Nico Joana Weber (Germany).