Curated by: Julian Rosefeldt
From 8 May to 6 June, the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art presents AFTER US, a video review curated by the German artist Julian Rosefeld (Munich, 1965), a project of the In Between Art Film Foundation which brings in the museum spaces a selection of works by thirteen artists dedicated to the theme of the future.
Chosen from the collection of Beatrice Bulgari's In Between Art Film Foundation, the works of George Drivas, Eva Giolo, Adelita Husni-Bey, Hiwa K, Polina Kanis, Valentina Knezevic, Alyona Larionova, Masbedo, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Thao Nguyen Phan, Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Driant Zeneli, starting from an examination of the dynamics of the present, between dystopian visions and documentary analyzes, analyze themes that distinguish our time such as migration, loss and displacement, identity and alienation, nostalgia and memory, control and surveillance, populism, truth and handling.
Our lives are changing rapidly with ambivalent consequences: widening access to the globalized market has allowed more and more people to escape poverty, but that same globalization has marked the gap between rich and poor, leading to civil wars and mass migrations. Digital technologies and social media offer better access to communication and education, but they also create new phenomena such as cyberbullying and fake news.
Our insatiable hunger for resources destroys entire ecosystems causing ecological catastrophes and global climate change, a scenario known to all even if humanity seems unable to react accordingly.