A Contemporary Journey Into Video Art

On the Fringes of Identity

  • Author Giacomo Zaza
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 144
  • Illustrations 148
  • Language English, Italian
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836641871
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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The book presents an analysis of artistic experiences that place the human being at the centre of processes of transformation under way around the world – from the West to the Middle East, from Latin America to Asia.
Giacomo Zaza’s broad-ranging essay and the previously unpublished conversation with Han Nefkens, writer and the founder of an influential foundation in Barcelona devoted to the production and distribution of video art, allow the reader to examine the poetic and political aspects of narrative experimentation carried out by artists through video.
Far from being a study of the language of video, the book is a reflection on the diversity of our world, on the transformation of identity and the communicative potential of video – a journey between the real and the imaginary that brings with it thematic connections that are not set in stone but instead remain open to future growth.

Artisti: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian, Gabriel Mascaro, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Deimantas Narkevičius, Arash Nassiri, Shirin Neshat, Erkan Özgen, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Bárbara Sánchez Barroso, Maya Watanabe, Adrián Balseca, Javier Castro, Jonathas de Andrade, Luis Gómez Armenteros, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Pipilotti Rist , Bill Viola, Thao Nguyen Phan, Aziz Hazara

Lecce, MUST, June - September 2019
Lissone, MAC, September - November 2019


A Contemporary Journey into Video Art
On the Fringes of Identity

The world through the eyes of the artists
Conversation between Han Nefkens and Giacomo Zaza


List of Works