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Looking at our times through the prism of the moving image.

 

At Fondazione In Between Art Film, we foster dialogues between video, cinema, and performance, supporting artists and institutions whose visions cross the boundaries between creative disciplines.

NEWS

We are delighted to announce the UK premiere at @tate of “Bliss Point” (2023), a film by Gerard Ortín Castellví (b. 1988, Spain), on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 6:30 PM.

Produced by @schermodellarte with Fondazione In Between Art Film, Ortín Castellví’s “Bliss Point” focuses on the transformation of food into moving images by documenting the new regimes and infrastructures of distribution. From the advanced technologies of circulation in AI-managed warehouses to commercial perception and representation in food photography studios, the journey portrays fragmented coexisting realities. The term ‘bliss point’ refers to a specific amount of an ingredient such as salt, sugar or fat in order to optimize the palatability of a product. In the film, this concept is expanded to include other aesthetic and scopic qualities.
As the third piece of a trilogy on food production (“Agrilogistics,” 2022), distribution (“Bliss Point,” 2023) and consumption (“Future Foods,” 2021) it completes a long-term investigation of the Technologies and Ecologies of Food Regimes.

Organised in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, the screening of “Bliss Point” will be accompanied by a conversation between the artist and Erin Li (@erinmoving), curator at @delfinafdn, and followed by a Q&A. Afterwards, both Ortín Castellví’s films “Agrilogistics” and “Future Foods” will be screened.

Info and tickets via the link in bio

Image credit: @gerardortin, “Bliss Point,” 2023. Video still. Courtesy the artist, Lo schermo dell’arte, and Fondazione In Between Art Film
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Introducing Basir Mahmood, who will participate in “Nebula,” our forthcoming group exhibition. “Nebula” will open to the public on 17 April 2024 at the Complesso dell’Ospedaletto in Venice on the occasion of @labiennale Arte 2024.

Basir Mahmood works with moving images and photography, creating poetic sequences that contemplate the aesthetic and political aspects of the everyday and the extraordinary, involving objects, gestures, situations, and events. The narratives in his practice explore the spaces that stretch between memory, migration, identity, empathy, and inequity. Often, his works set out inquiries on authorship, as well as on the mechanisms of the film industry, and the construction of cinematic languages.

Basir Mahmood (1985, Pakistan/Netherlands) is an artist who lives and works between Lahore and Amsterdam. His works have been widely shown in institutions and international exhibitions, including Lahore Biennale (2020); Karachi Biennale (2019); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Berlin Biennale (2018); Contour Biennale, Mechelen (2017); Yinchuan Bienniale (2016); Sharjah Biennial (2013); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Mahmood’s works have been acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; the Centre national des arts plastiques; M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, among others. Mahmood is an academic who teaches and delivers talks at notable art institutions, and served as Curator of VideoClub x IDFA at the Stedelijk Museum in 2018.

Portrait by Mohammad Ahsan
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Introducing Saodat Ismailova, who will participate in “Nebula,” our forthcoming group exhibition. “Nebula” will open to the public on 17 April 2024 at the Complesso dell’Ospedaletto in Venice on the occasion of @labiennale Arte 2024.

Interweaving myths, rituality, and dreams within the tapestry of everyday life, the films of Saodat Ismailova investigate the historically complex and layered culture of Central Asia. Departing from her personal history, marked by growing up in post-Soviet Uzbekistan, Ismailova reaches out to the collective dimension of memory. Her research encompasses the region’s ancestral knowledge and traditional spiritual practices, as well as the modern history of Uzbekistan, which manifests through the interlacing of archival footage from its cinematic past. Her works have a mysterious, hypnotic quality, and emphasize long takes reminiscent of the slow cinema genre. Often, they are installed together with traditional textiles from Central Asia, which the artist reinterprets in collaboration with local artisans.

Saodat Ismailova (1981, Uzbekistan) is a film-maker and artist who lives and works between Tashkent and Paris. Her works have been presented in solo exhibitions at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing; Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; the Center for Contemporary Art Tashkent; Tromsø Kunstforening; and the Kunstsammlungen & Museen Augsburg, among others. Ismailova’s works have also been featured in group shows at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Sharjah Biennal (2023); Para Site, Hong Kong; documenta fifteen, Kassel (2022); and Biennale Arte 2022 and 2013. Works by Ismailova are in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Almaty Museum of Arts; FRAC Corsica; and Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, among others. In 2022, she was awarded the Eye Prize for Art and Film, Amsterdam. She curated the first edition of the educational program CCA Lab and the Tashkent Film Encounters; and she is the founder of the DAVRA research group, which is dedicated to studying, documenting, and disseminating Central Asian culture and knowledge.

Portrait courtesy of the artist
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Introducing Giorgio Andreotta Calò, who will participate in “Nebula,” our forthcoming group exhibition. “Nebula” will open to the public on 17 April 2024 at the Complesso dell’Ospedaletto in Venice on the occasion of @labiennale Arte 2024.

In his practice, Giorgio Andreotta Calò composes conceptual landscapes that reveal the dormant or imaginary aspects of natural elements, buildings, and cities, while speculating about underlying geological, urban, and social transformations. His interventions range from large-scale installations that transform their hosting architecture, to ephemeral performances, such as covering a distance through walking, to sculptures that manifest deep time and, more recently, videos probing the boundary between reality and myth. In 2017 he was one of the artists selected by Cecilia Alemani to represent Italy at that year’s Biennale Arte, Venice.

Giorgio Andreotta Calò (1979, Italy) studied Sculpture at the Academy of Venice and the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin. He was an assistant to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov from 2007–11. He participated in international residency programs such as the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Villa Arson in Nice and the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. His work has been exhibited and presented in numerous personal and group exhibitions at institutions such as Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture including the PAC – Piano per l’Arte Contemporanea (2021), the Italian Council (2017), the Premio Italia Arte Contemporanea (2012). He took part in the Biennale Arte 2011, and represented Italy at the Biennale Arte 2017. He lives and works in Venice where he teaches Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Portrait by Studio Giorgio Andreotta Calò
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Introducing Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, who will participate in “Nebula,” our forthcoming group exhibition. “Nebula” will open to the public on 17 April 2024 at the Complesso dell’Ospedaletto in Venice on the occasion of @labiennale Arte 2024.

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme explore the political, visceral, and material possibilities of sound, image, text, installation, and performance by sampling both existing and self-authored materials into new ‘scripts.’ Their work reflects on ideas of non-linearity in the form of returns, amnesia and déjà vu, and questions the cancellation of the future while searching for ways in which an altogether different imaginary and language can emerge.

Basel Abbas (1983, Cyprus) and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (1983, USA) currently live and work between Ramallah and New York. Solo presentations of their work have been held at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Kunstverein Hamburg; Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign (IL); Protocinema at Alt Bomonti, Istanbul; ICA, Philadelphia; Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Jameel Art Center, Dubai; and Delfina Foundation, London. Selected group exhibitions include Sharjah Biennial (2023); Berlin Biennale (2022); The Mistake Room, Los Angeles; Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2016); Kunsthalle Wien; ICA, London; Darat al Funun, Amman; São Paulo Biennial (2014); Gwangju Biennale (2014); Istanbul Biennial (2013). They were recipients of the Open Society Foundations fellowship, New York, in 2020–21, and they were artists in residence at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, in 2023. Their current project “May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth” (2020–) is being released in three parts with Dia Art Foundation as part of their Artist Web Projects.

Portrait courtesy of Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
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