"The Seventies" by BILL VIOLA and "Mystified" by LUCA BELLANDI.
From April 30th to May 8th BILL VIOLA at Fondazione Ragghianti – Lucca.
From April 30th to May 27th LUCA BELLANDI at Chiesa San Cristoforo – Lucca.
curated by Maurizio Marco Tozzi and Alessandro Romanini
organized by Lucca Film Festival and Over The Real
Lucca, Mezzanine floor of Fondazione Ragghianti
April 30th – May 8th 2022
work by Luca Bellandi
curated by Riccardo Ferrucci
Lucca, Chiesa di San Cristoforo
April 30th – May 27th 2022
Spring appointment for LUCCA FILM FESTIVAL with two exhibitions: Bill Viola, The Seventies at Fondazione Ragghianti and Mystified, works by Luca Bellandi, in the Chiesa di San Cristoforo, which launch together on Saturday 30th April, at 18:00.
The two events, supported by Lucca’s Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio with the patronage of the City of Lucca and the Region of Tuscany, reveal the LFF 2022 edition in advance. The LFF 2022 edition will commence in autumn of this year, from September 23rd to October 2nd.
“The will to animate once again the springtime – LFF’s president Nicola Borrelli declares – has brought to the decision to carry on the realization and development of two exhibiting events of great cultural relevance. The two exhibitions are a fully-fledged part of Lucca Film Festival 2022, they represent the concrete dedication of the Festival all throughout the year and a link with additional exhibiting activities, which will be open to the public during the event at the end of September.”
“The exhibitions promoted by LFF in its 2022 edition – artistic director of LFF exhibitions Alessandro Romanini continues – exemplify two specific aspects that characterize the secular relationships between cinema and visual arts. The one expressed by Bill Viola with his 1970s videos that analyze and re-elaborate the fascination of the viewer for moving images, stimulating the perceptive structure, and aiming at the spiritual and subjective engagement of its user. As the following installations will show, visual arts and, especially, painting represent an inspiration and a baggage of visual solutions and technique. Luca Bellandi, with his exhibition Mystified, employs a clever critical reflection through the painting medium, taking on the eye of the director and working on a compositional level with visual parameters. In particular, he rewrites the dimension of the concept of framing, common element to cinema, painting, photography and video-making.”
Bill Viola, The Seventies is a homage to the debut of one of the most important, international artists of video-art, set up from April 30th to May 8th in the mezzanine floor of Fondazione Ragghianti, curated by Maurizio Marco Tozzi and Alessandro Romanini, and organized together with Over The Real. The renowned videos from the 70s – born when Viola, in Florence, was chief technology officer of art/tapes/22, founded by Maria Gloria Bicocchi, a reference point for all those who found themselves experimenting with these new technologies – are accompanied by a selection of photo shoots by Gianni Melotti, documenting this historical period.
Mystified in the Chiesa di San Cristoforo collects the last painting production by Luca Bellandi, around twenty large canvases dedicated to films that have made the history of Cinema greater. The exhibition, which will be held from April 30th to May 27th, is curated by Riccardo Ferrucci, organized in collaboration with Casa d’Arte San Lorenzo.
Lucca Film Festival
In these past years Lucca Film Festival, chaired by Nicola Borrelli, has paid homage to the great names of international cinema, from Oliver Stone to David Lynch, from Rutger Hauer to George Romero, from Paolo Sorrentino to Willem Dafoe. It is one of the leading events of Tuscany’s cultural panorama, realized thanks to the contribution of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio. Banca Generali Private Wealth Management (Paolo Tacchi) and Banca Pictet are the Main Sponsors of the event and of the exhibitions. The festival also enjoys the support of Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Sofidel, Audi Center Terigi, Tenuta del Buonamico, Martinelli Luce, Wella, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism, Italian Ministry of Public Education, Italian Ministry of University and Research, Region of Tuscany, Fondazione Sistema Toscana, The Lands of Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Promos, City of Lucca and the collaboration and co-production of the Province of Lucca, Lucca’s Teatro del Giglio, Fondazione Giacomo Puccini and Puccini Museum – Casa Natale, Casa d’arte San Lorenzo, Fondazione Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Accademia Cinema Toscana, Octocom, Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Luigi Boccherini Institute and Augusto Passaglia Artistic Musical and Choreutic High School. We also give our thanks to the Italian Amateur Theatre Federation (FITA), A.C.S.I. Italian Sport Centres Association, Trenitalia Regional Management, Associazione Talea, Unicoop Firenze, Confcommercio of the Province of Lucca and of Massa Carrara, to the Degree Course in Performing Arts and Civilization Department of Communication and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa, University of Florence, Associazione Donne all’Ultimo Grido, Circolo del cinema of Lucca, Cineforum Ezechiele 25:17, Photolux Festival and Lucca Classica Music Festival for their collaboration.
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