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.
MASCARILLA 19 Codes of Domestic Violence
November 15, 6 pm CET at MACBA Museum, Barcelona
Spanish premiere with works by Eva Giolo, Elena Mazzi, Basir Mahmood, and Adrian Paci
Followed by an open conversation with curators Leonardo Bigazzi, Alessandro Rabottini and Paola Ugolini
On November 15, the films by Eva Giolo, Elena Mazzi, Basir Mahmood, and Adrian Paci for MASCARILLA 19 – Codes of Domestic Violence will be screened at MACBA Museum, Barcelona, as part of LOOP festival, Barcelona. On the occasion of the programme’s Spanish premiere, the screening will be followed by an open conversation with curators Leonardo Bigazzi, Alessandro Rabottini and Paola Ugolini. Free entrance, limited seating.
With this ambitious series of commissioned works, the Fondazione wants to further the international debate on the dramatic issue of domestic abuse, which has been exacerbated by the long months of the Covid-19 emergency.
Land of Dreams by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari
November 14 at LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE, Florence
9 pm: Screening in the presence of Shirin Neshat
3 pm: Conversation between the artist and Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Critic, Filmmaker, and Director at Kino der Kunst
On the occasion of the 14th Lo Schermo Dell’Arte – Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival’s Closing Night, the film Land of Dreams (2021) by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, which was co-produced by Fondazione In Between Art Film, will be presented at Cinema La Compagnia. The screening will be preceded by a conversation between the artist and Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Critic, Filmmaker, and Director at Kino der Kunst, with free entrance.
Firstly premiered at the 78th La Biennale Film Festival in Venice, the story of Land of Dreams takes place in the near future in a small town in America. Simin is an Iranian immigrant who works for the United States Census Bureau which has begun a program to record citizens’ dreams. Unaware of the US government’s devious plot, Simin’s personal obsession is to try to capture her interviewees’ dreams by photographing and later secretly impersonating them in Farsi, then publishing them on social media. Playful and poignant, Land of Dreams acknowledges in a surreal and satirical way, the greatness of the US experiment while offering a warning beacon for what could come.
It is Night In America by Ana Vaz
Until January 2, at JEU DE PAUME, Paris
Part of the exhibition series “Works in Progress,” curated by Marta Ponsa
Ana Vaz’s forthcoming film installation It is Night in America (2021), commissioned and produced by Fondazione In Between Art Film, will be on view at Jeu de Paume, Paris, until January 2, 2022, as part of the exhibition series “Works in Progress,” curated by Marta Ponsa.
It is Night in America is a film in progress recorded at Brasilia’s Zoo, the habitat of hundreds of rescued species in the city. Giant anteaters, maned wolves, owls, wood foxes, capybaras and caracaras meet with biologists, veterinarians, caretakers and the environmental police in a sombre plot where the challenges of preserving life in the face of extinction weave a web of intersecting perspectives. In this iteration, the film expands into poetry, archive, short stories and conversations in an illusionistic diorama where we both see and are seen.
Collecting Video Art
September 16, 6pm CET at MAXXI MUSEUM, Rome
On the occasion of “Passaggi. La Collezione Lemaître tra videoarte e cinema,” currently on view at the Museo MAXXI Videogallery, Beatrice Bulgari, President of Fondazione In Between Art Film, joins collectors Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaître, MAXXI Artistic Director Hou Hanru, and Collection Lemaître Curator Maria Luisa Cavaliere, for a conversation about collecting video art.