Two temporary exhibitions coming to the National Gallery in Rome

From June 22 to September 24, 2017, the National Gallery will host two temporary exhibitions, Uncinematic.George Drivas and Body to Body.
Two temporary exhibitions at the National Gallery of Rome will begin on June 22:"Uncinematic. George Drivas" and"Body to Body," which will end on Sept. 24, 2017.
The first is dedicated to Greek artist George Drivas, who is representing Greece at the 57. Venice Biennale; the artist creates narrative videos based on stillness, highlighting the strong link between photography and
cinema, static image and dynamic image.
On display are a number of cinematic works made between 2005 and 2014: they could be set at any time and any place, either in the future or in the past, as they convey at the same time a futuristic and retro look.
What he intends to represent is a"quickened slowness“ similar to the non-rhythm of dreams; his work ”develops along two directions: on the one hand linearity, narrative, on the other hand the unreal, the pause, the forgetting of how it will end."
There is an atmosphere of melancholy and alienation in his works, and important themes such as existential issues, human relationships, lack of communication, and unfulfilled sexual desires are addressed.
The exhibition is curated by Daphne Vitali.
"Body to Body" analyzes the body as an expressive medium in artists’ work.
In the 1960s and 1970s, artists such as Marina Abramović, Sanja Iveković, Ketty la Rocca, Gina Pane, Suzanne Santoro and Francesca
Woodman through experimental research have highlighted their feminist ideas; in recent years Italian artists such as Eleonora Chiari and Sara Goldschmied, Chiara Fumai, Silvia Giambrone, Valentina Miorandi and Alice Schivardi have created a series of works that combine the reasons of aesthetics with those of politics, drawing on the artists who preceded them.
The exhibition is curated by Paola Ugolini.
Source: press release
Image: Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Relation in space, 1976

Two temporary exhibitions coming to the National Gallery in Rome
Two temporary exhibitions coming to the National Gallery in Rome

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