A prologue to The Island exhibition
Atis-Rezistans: The Sculptors of Grand Rue by Leah Gordon
With the interventions of:
Pier Luigi Tazzi – curator
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi – curatorial duo
Leah Gordon – filmmaker
André Eugene, Jean Hérard Celeur – Sculptors of the Grand Rue, Haiti
Mary Zurigo – The Island
Gabriel Rossel Santillán – artist
Wednesday 9th of June 2010, the screening of the film Atis-Rezistans : The Sculptors of Grand Rue by the English photographer and filmmaker Leah Gordon is held in the main room of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa at Palazzetto Tito. The film introduces three artists from Port Au Prince (Haiti), who are in Italy for the first time to talk about their art practice related to the vudou culture. Mexican artist Gabriel Rossell Santillán then presents his research about a dialogue between an indigenous community living in the north of Mexico and its ritual objects, kept in the Ethnological Museum of Berlin. The final word is given to curator Pier Luigi Tazzi, whose intervention is centred on the notion of Otherness in the contemporary art world.
Presented by the curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, the conference is intended to be a prologue to the group show The Island – 24 Month Meditation which opens on Saturday 12th June 2010 at the Sala del Camino in the Giudecca island, Venice. The exhibition is conceived as the third moment of a cycle created by Daniele Geminiani in the framework of his London artist-run-initiative, The Island.