Jerry the mouse stars in video art at Villa Zito

Intermezzo 2019, the second edition of the all-female video art festival, kicks off at Villa Zito with Rä di Martino with Poor Poor Jerry.

Intermezzo 2019, the second edition of the video art exhibition curated by Agata Polizzi for Fondazione Sicilia, starts at Villa Zito.
In fact, on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m., the opening of this all-female edition will be held with artist Rä di Martino and her work Poor Poor Jerry.

Known to children and adults alike, Jerry has always been associated with positive sides, but in this case Rä di Martino reveals the character’s darker sides. The latter and the sound content of the video are challenged, questioning the viewer’s intuitive habits with respect to what he perceives.

During the first meeting of the review, the artist will converse with the curator and the guest of honor, Maria Rosa Sossai, thus reintroducing the formula of the talk, a moment of confrontation between artist and audience.

Rä di Martino (Rome, 1975) has exhibited at Tate Modern in London, MoMA PS1 in New York, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, GAM and Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo in Turin, MACRO and MAXXI in Rome, Museion in Bolzano, Hangar Bicocca and PAC in Milan. He has participated in international film festivals, such as Festival del film Locarno, VIPER Basel, Transmediale.04, New York Underground Film Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Torino Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival, winning in 2014 the SIAE Award, the Gillo Pontecorvo Award, and a special mention at the Nastri d’Argento with the film The Show MAS Go On (2014).

His first feature film, Controfigura (2017) premiered at the last Venice Film Festival. This year he is developing a project with the support of the Mibac Italian Council award in collaboration with the Volume! Foundation and the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen.

Intermezzo 2019 will continue on September 23 with Lina Fucà, on November 7 with Elisabetta Benassi and on December 20 with Gili Lavy: four stories, four works, four artists belonging to the international contemporary scene.

“Fondazione Sicilia continues its commitment to the promotion of contemporary art that looks at the contemporary. Words and cultures and multiple languages are welcomed in a context like Villa Zito, which, while having a strong and connoted identity, knows how to dialogue with interest and openness with the artistic solicitations of the present,” said the president, Raffaele Bonsignore.

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Jerry the mouse stars in video art at Villa Zito
Jerry the mouse stars in video art at Villa Zito

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