The exhibition, curated by Davide Giannella, is an overview dedicated to one of the central themes of contemporary art: is it art or cinema? This collective exhibition try to figure out a possible reply bringing together works by Italian artists of the latest generations aiming to explore the language and context relationships between this two different worlds.
The complete transition to digital led to the simplification of the tools and the reduction of costs in production and distribution of motion pictures. Those that until a few years ago were, for formal quality and cost, exclusive productions of the movie industry, are now within the reach of an increasingly large number of authors. What happened on September 11th , 2001 has permanently stated how the creation and editing of images is for all to see and how such tales, however fragmented, are image generators even before evidences of reality, making fictitious the real and materialising fictions. Moreover, to all that is mentioned above, we need to add the birth of youtube.com in 2003: more and more visual artists - even in Italy - have approached experimentation in the field of motion pictures, exceeding or distancing themselves from the video art to get closer to a more narrative language of cinema and to the immediacy of the internet. The result is the broadening of that boundary area that is in constant evolution, the gap between contiguous territories, but still distinct, called the Art Cinema.
GLITCH is built on three main levels, three areas moving around the concept of filmic work. The first level, cinema, transforms PAC in a multiplex theatre: 64 artistic films divided into two programs, which will be screened on alternate days in three mini-cinemas made just for the exhibition. The works, collected in series and themes, will be especially narrative: productions of artists working within the framework of contemporary art or meta-movies, belonging to the wide category of experimental cinema. The second level, installations, contains works establishing a relationship with the cinematic language and imagination working as declensions, translations or assumptions of filmic works. The third level, follow–up, will offer performances reinterpreting peculiar elements of cinema , along with special screening dedicated to a selection of monographs.
To ensure the public viewing of all video works it will be possible to buy, as an alternative to the usual daily ticket entrance, a subscription to the exhibition allowing unlimited access to screenings and events.
THE ARTISTS Alterazioni Video, Yuri Ancarani, Meris Angioletti, Rosa Barba, Barbara & Ale, Marco Belfiore, Elisabetta Benassi, Riccardo Benassi, Francesco Bertocco, Rossella Biscotti, Federico Chiari, Danilo Correale, Giorgio Cugno, Alberto De Michele, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Rä Di Martino, Patrizio Di Massimo, Irene Dionisio, Alessandro Di Pietro, Ettore Favini e Antonio Rovaldi, Francesco Fei, Anna Franceschini, Stefania Galegati, Paolo Gioli, Piero Golia, Alice Guareschi, Adelita Husni-Bey, Invernomuto, Armin Linke, Beatrice Marchi, Diego Marcon, Eva Marisaldi, Amedeo Martegani, Margherita Morgantin, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Adrian Paci, Roberto Paci Dalò, Diego Perrone, Marinella Senatore, Gabriele Silli, Carola Spadoni, Giacomo Sponzilli, Giulio Squillacciotti, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Luca Trevisani, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Francesco Vezzoli, Virgilio Villoresi, Zapruder, Zimmerfrei.
Supported and produced by the City of Milan – Dept. of Culture, PAC and CIVITA, GLITCH opens on the 10th Day of Contemporary Art, organised for Saturday, October 11th, 2014 by AMACI (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums), of which the Milan Pavilion is a founding member. As usual, PAC will open free to the public from 6.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m.
The exhibition is organised with the support of TOD'S, patron of the annual PAC exhibition, along with the support of Vulcano. The layout of the mini-cinemas will be made with Alcantara material produced in two special versions.