Elena Bellantoni – Immaginazioni
Recontemporary / Lounge
30 September — 20 February 2021
Opening 30 September, 6:00 pm
Exclusive event for club members
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Recontemporary presents the artist Elena Bellantoni , for the first time in Turin, with an exhibition that develops through the story of the most emblematic and significant works of her practice. The artist’s research focuses on the relationship with the other, on the concept of identity and otherness in which the self is immersed and continuously defined. The intent is to participate in the dialogue that the artist puts into action through his video narrations and his performative actions, in a historical moment in which the relational dimension is increasingly compromised Elena Bellantoni chooses to “speak by de-writing the ‘Other’, to put one’s own “imaginations” into play, one’s own body to open new possible horizons. Four videos, an audio installation and a performance make up the exhibition itinerary that tackles some complex themes of our contemporaneity with a poetic-political gaze.
The exhibition opens for members on Wednesday 30 September from 6 pm . For the occasion, the artist will be present and will involve the public with his performance 100 beats per minute .
The following evening Thursday 1 October , on the occasion of External Night, an initiative curated by Camera – Italian Center for Photography, Recontemporary presents the video installation HALA YELLA addio / adiós , project created by Elena Bellantoni in 2013. From the idea of Camera to transform the city into an open-air museum for one night by projecting videos on the walls of the buildings opposite, it will be possible to see the video installation while walking along Via Gaudenzio Ferrari.
Elena Bellantoni (1975) lives and works in Rome. After graduating in History of Contemporary Art, she studied in Paris and London, where in 2007 she obtained an MA in Visual Art at the WCA University of Arts London. In 2018 with the On the Breadline project he is among the winning artists of the IV edition of the Italian Council. With the project I drowned the Sea she was instead the winner, in the Collateral Events section, at Manifesta 12 of 2018 and in 2011 with the project In Other Words, the Black Market of Translation – Negotiating Contemporary Cultures for the NGBK (Neu Gesllschaft für Bildende Kunst).