David Claerbout at Mart, 26 Oct 2012 — 13 Jan 2013

David Claerbout at Mart

MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto presents the first personal exhibition to be dedicated to David Claerbout in Italy. The exhibition, curated by Saretto Cincinelli, offers the Italian public one of the most innovative artists in the world to work with moving images. Organised in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition offers an important overview of Claerbout’s video-installations.

David Claerbout works explore that status of the image in its double nature of image-time and image-movement. Claerbout’s work reveals itself as a continued calling into question of the mental frameworks with which we perceive the combination of space and time. In each work, the artist helps us understand how a certain culture of technical images has definitively changed with the development of digital processing, which has opened up new perceptive, aesthetic and conceptual horizons, enabling video to establish itself as a space of infinite hybridisation and overlapping in which the filmic and photographic encounter a new complicity and possibility of dialogue. Through his works, we can understand to what point the latest technologies have enabled us to go beyond the visual categories of the last century, freeing the photographic from photography and the filmic from cinematography.

The exhibition layout by architect Pedro Sousa completely does away with the natural hierarchy of the spaces on the first floor of the museum, creating a total environment, in which works and architecture appear totally integrated.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, thu, fri, sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


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MART – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Corso Bettini 43

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