Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Miracoli e conversioni.
Tales from the LIAF Biennial.

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Oct. 20, 2022

Pauline Curnier Jardin and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in conversation.
With a screening of videos from the Lofoten International Art Festival 2022

Miracoli e conversioni. Racconti dalla LIAF Biennale

Thursday 20 October at 6.30 pm
Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
Miracles and Conversions. Tales from the LIAF Biennale

The Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi hosts the conversation between Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, the curators of the 2022 edition of the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), and the French artist Pauline Curnier Jardin. The talk is dedicated to a permanent installation, Adoration, that she has created in collaboration with the inmates of Casa di Reclusione Femminile in Venice and Rio Terà dei Pensieri as part of a special commission by LIAF in Venice.

A large wall drawing and an animated film transform the prison’s parlor into a festive meeting place that overturns the dynamics of isolation and social representation. The work, for the exclusive use of the penitentiary community, was made possible thanks to the participation of Casablanca Studio, Zuecca Projects, DROMe, Ellen De Bruijne Projects and Chert Lüdde, with the support of Centraal Museum Utrecht and Italian Council (10th edition, 2021), a program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture.

The conversation is followed by the screening of a selection of videos by artists who exhibit in the 2022 edition of LIAF, the longest-running Biennial in Scandinavia:


. Pauline Curnier Jardin, Adoration, animation, 8 minutes 56 seconds, 2022

. Jonas Mekas, Orquestina de Pigmeos, video, 7 minutes 16 seconds, 2017

. Christine Rebet, Otolithe, animation, 4 minutes 4 seconds, sound, 4k, 2021

. Tomaso De Luca, Desperate Times, video, 16 minutes 34 seconds, 2022

. Cheryl Donegan, Blood Sugar, video, 5 minutes 27 seconds, 2012

. New Mineral Collective, Tidal Body, video, 9 minutes 50 seconds, 2022

. Raffaela Naldi Rossano, WARP, video, variable duration, 2022

. Shadi Habib Allah, M1, sound piece and video-projection, 15 minutes 27 seconds, 2022

. Haroon Mirza, Year Zero, video, 14 minutes 56 seconds, 2022

. Jennifer West, Museum on Fire (for Ed Ruscha), 2022