Soleil politique – Exhibition as a film

Bolzano - 04/12/2014 : 04/12/2014

Doppio evento relativo a Soleil Politique.


  • Luogo: MUSEION
  • Indirizzo: Piazza Piero Siena 1 - Bolzano - Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Quando: dal 04/12/2014 - al 04/12/2014
  • Vernissage: 04/12/2014 ore 20
  • Generi: serata – evento
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double event related to Soleil Politique
8 pm, Wednesday 3rd December: Museion @ Filmclub, with Silvano Agosti
8 pm, Thursday 4th December: Round table discussion in Museion

A new double date for your diary, with two events related to the exhibition Soleil Politique, presented by Pierre Bal-Blanc, Museion’s guest curator for 2014. THE FILM AS EXHIBITION. THE EXHIBITION AS FILM is the title chosen for the two events, which set out to explore and compare the work of various directors of different eras featured in the exhibition

The first event, scheduled for Wednesday 3rd December at Bolzano Filmclub, is entitled THE FILM AS EXHIBITION. The films Trionfo del vuoto and D’Amore si vive by Silvano Agosti will be screened. Independent screenwriter and director Agosti (Brescia, 1938, lives and works in Rome) has been producing his own films since the 1960s. As his works have been prevented from appearing in Italian cinemas, he set up his own cinema, the Azzurro Scipioni. This venue, devoted to independent and art house films, physically and symbolically hosts something that is normally viewed as a “non place”, to borrow an expression from the anthropologist Augé. On 3rd December Agosti will be present to introduce his work and talk about his experiences. The films on show link up with the themes in the exhibition at Museion, which investigates the role of the museum in terms of its history and urban setting. While Trionfo del vuoto is devoted to Fascist era architecture, D’amore si vive is a portrait of a city, Parma, in the form of a series of interviews with its inhabitants on the theme of love, intimacy and sexuality, and the link between them.

On Thursday 4th December it is Museion’s turn to play host, presenting the round table discussion entitled THE EXHIBITION AS FILM. The five artists featured in the video programme of Soleil Politique – Mauricio Guillén, Benoȋt Maire, Rä di Martino, Marie Voignier and Clemens von Wedemeyer – will be discussing strategies of resistance in the film and art industry, and independent forms of creation and production, forging a dialogue with historic examples and past generations, such as that of Silvano Agosti. The debate will also revolve around the medium of film as a device for creating narrations that link collective and personal history. “The film as exhibition, the exhibition as film” therefore adds another tile to the mosaic that is Soleil Politique, a show that goes beyond merely displaying works of art, giving rise to new stories and narrations.
At 9.30, after the round table discussion, there will be a screening of Rä di Martino’s latest film, The Show Mas Go On, a documentary on the Magazzini allo Statuto store in Rome, which earned her the SIAE Award and the Gillo Pontecorvo – Arcobaleno Latino Prize at the Venice Days, during the 71st Venice Film Festival.
The discussion will be held in English, and admission is free.

Film as an exhibition: Trionfo del vuoto & D’amore si vive by Silvano Agosti
Two films by director Silvano d’Agosti, whose work is also present in the exhibition Soleil Politique

03/12/2014, 8.00 p.m Filmclub Bolzano, Dr. Streiter Gasse 8/D