CITYTELLERS: FRANCESCO JODICE'S PERSONAL EXHIBITION
On April 22nd, MAMbo will open a solo show of Francesco Jodice spanning through the whole of his Citytellers project.
The film cycle will be exhibited in its entirety for the first time and two new works, ARAL and DUBAI, will premiere on the show, prolonging the architectural and anthropological investigations undergone with SAO PAULO and opening them to new directions.
The exhibition is focused on a fundamental part of the artist's oeuvre: filmmaking. The works from the Citytellers cycle adopt the photographic matrix of the artist's previous work, but through the use of moving images they enable viewers to grasp a critically distant, and often unknown, reality. Every film deals with a socio-political theme, often adhering to motifs from geography, urban design and ecology. The camera's objective gaze penetrates every interstice in the urban, natural and human landscape, adopting a strongly descriptive accent. An interweaving of reportage and investigation, of style documentaire and videoclip, Jodice's work defies usual categorizations. This is why his Citytellers films have been exhibited in museum spaces, as well as reached mass-media distribution through television and film festivals.
The production of the Citytellers series films has been supported by UniCredit Group, whose Focus on Contemporary Italian Art project - in cooperation with MAMbo since 2007 - is aimed at producing, promoting and collecting young Italian art, in an innovative model of corporation-institution cooperation.
The exhibition will remain open from April 23 to September 26, 2010.
(Franco Jodice, WWW, Aral, T51, 2008.)
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