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MART

museo di arte moderna
e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto

  • Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi, "I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti", 2019, frame da video, Mart
  • Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi, "I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti", 2019, frame da video, Mart
  • "I diari. Yervant Gianikian Angela Ricci Lucchi", photo Mart, Jacopo Salvi
  • "I diari. Yervant Gianikian Angela Ricci Lucchi", photo Mart, Jacopo Salvi

The diaries
Yervant Gianikian
Angela Ricci Lucchi

 
Mart Rovereto
22 February 2020 / 31 May 2020
An exhibition on the two artists, poised between experimental cinema and visual arts, who have dedicated their lives to the great dramas of the 20th century.
 
B

ack in the early 2000s, the Mart started an important collaboration with Yervant Gianikian (1942) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (1942-2018), winners of the Golden Lion at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale.
Celebrated by the most important cultural institutions worldwide, the two artists have dedicated the past few decades to unearthing the great tragedies of the 20th century. Archive materials and recovered footage of events such as diaspora, war, and genocide have been distilled into artistic interpretations.
Two years exactly after Angela Ricci Lucchi's death, the Mart renews its association with the artistic couple by presenting the duo's latest work, now part of the museum Collections, I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti. Capitolo secondo (2019). A poetic story that, through archive films and papers gathered in over forty years, reveals part of the life of the two directors. The autobiographical account of one of the most complex and original cinematographic experiences is a collage that mixes Yervant and Angela's story with that of their productions, assembling together private and public, family and work, thoughts and worksites, present and past.
Their work is exhibited in conjunction with Trittico del XX secolo (2002-2008), a five-channel video installation co-produced by the Mart and first showcased in 2008. To mark the occasion, the installation has been rehoused on the second floor. Also in this case, the archive materials and the recovery of documents are at the basis of a complex rewriting of history, in a narration that denounces its contradictions and distortions.
Decomposed, photographed, projected, the old frames become living archives; the details never illuminated construct new elements for the collective memory; the reassembled images produce new testimonies.

 

Curated by Denis Isaia