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EXHIBITION
in occasion of Lo schermo dell'arte 2019

curated by Leonardo Bigazzi
promoted and organised by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Lo schermo dell’arte

Opening: Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm

Four years after its first exhibition, Lo schermo dell’arte returns to Palazzo Strozzi with VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet. The exhibition presents the works of the twelve artists selected for the 8th edition of VISIO offering an insight into the practice of a generation of artists who, during the years of their education, witnessed the rise of the so-called “Post-Internet condition”. This definition has been adopted since the end of the first decade of 2000 in order to describe art that could no longer avoid to confront the growing hyper-connectivity of the internet, both in conceptual and in production and distribution terms. However, the meaning of the term “Post-Internet” has changed as quickly as the technology it was associated with, becoming obsolete and controversial and being mostly reduced to the often derogatory formal categorisation of a vast number of artworks. During the same years the digital revolution and the acceleration imposed by new media have deeply changed the language of moving images and their exhibition models. The show therefore reflects on these transformations and on the influence they had on this generation of artists, on the legacy of the Post-Internet phenomenon and on the possible reasons of its definitive overcoming.

Artists: Rebecca Jane Arthur, Miguel Azuaga, Patrick Alan Banfield, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Eva Giolo, Inas Halabi, Polina Kanis, Adam Kaplan, Valentina Knežević, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Jacopo Rinaldi, Igor Simić.

VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize V Edition is assigned by Seven Gravity Collection to Patrick Alan Banfield for the work Mein Blick (My View) (2017):
The intensity of the work we have chosen is combined with an aesthetic urgency that technology confirms. Our gaze of the world is probably the most intimate thing, something that cannot be shared with anyone. Hence the challenge of using the medium to open a window on the intimate, on that private gaze that no one besides us can experience.

Works

by Jacopo Rinaldi, 2015, 6’23’’. Courtesy the artist

by Adam Kaplan, 2015, 5’45’’. Video CGI. Courtesy the artist

by Patrick Alan Banfield, 2017. Virtual reality installation: video 10’7’’, office chair, Gaming PC, Oculus rift VR headset, punchbag stand. Courtesy the artist

by Agnieszka Mastalerz, 2017, 2’27’’. Courtesy Wechta Stallion Station, Polonia

by Miguel Azuaga, 2019, 24’37’’. Three-channel installation video. Courtesy the artist

by Eva Giolo, 2016, 4’43’’.  Courtesy the artist

by Rebecca Jane Arthur, 2017. Installation: video 25’23’’, slide, publications. Courtesy the artist

by Inas Halabi, 2016, 10’47’’. Courtesy the artist. Work commisioned for the Young Artist of the Year Award, AM Qattan Foundation

by Igor Simić, 2018. Videogame, soundtrack, 3 animated videos, neon. Courtesy Demagog Studio, Galerie Anita Beckers

by Valentina Knežević, 2017, 6’35’’. Courtesy the artist

by Polina Kanis, 2015, 9’37’’. Courtesy the artist

by Enar de Dios Rodríguez, 2018. Installation: video 4’04’’, sticker You Are Here, General Admission tickets, bollards. Courtesy the artist

VISIO – EUROPEAN PROGRAMME ON ARTISTS’ MOVING IMAGES

Promoted and organised by:
Lo schermo dell’arte

In collaboration with:
• Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi 
• FST Mediateca Toscana Film Commission

Receives contributions from:
• Regione Toscana
• Comune di Firenze
• Cinema La Compagnia

project realised within the framework Programma Sensi Contemporanei Toscana per il Cinema and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

With the support of:
• Fondazione In Between Art Film
• ottod’Ame
• Famiglia Cecchi
• B&C Speakers
• Mercato Centrale
• Golden View Firenze

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