BLAST Aesthetics of Violence between Image, Video and Document is an exhibition conceived and curated by Jessica Bianchera and Marta Ferretti, with the collaboration of Giulia Costa, and the curatorial advice of Beatrice Benedetti and Nina Fiocco. The show has been created on the occasion of the 16th edition of ArtVerona, in the context of the “Video&TheCity” program and with the participation of cultural institutions and art galleries, including Mazzoleni. The exhibition will be held from 15 to 19 October at Palazzo Poste in Verona.
The exhibition presents a selection of internationally renowned artists as well as young people coming from different cultural backgrounds, who use video and moving images to analyse and witness different “categories” of violence in individual and collective contexts. In their work, they often incorporate new technologies and different modalities of digital circulation. The gallery presents the video Rest Your Eyes by Rebecca Moccia.
The project aims to explore – in a broad and participatory way – the relationship between violence, documents and the public truth through the use of video. It focuses on video as a tool for documentation, research, and narrative, addressing the concept of violence as a moral, social, and political category. In this sense, the concept of violence appears in its relative dimension, which is not only composed of explicit gestures and situations, but also incorporates subtle and disguised actions.
BLAST aesthetics of violence between image, video and document
15-19 October 2021
Opening 15 October, 9pm
Palazzo Poste, Piazza Viviani, 7, Verona