Back in the early 2000s, the Mart started an important collaboration with Yervant Gianikian (1942) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (1942-2018), winners of the Golden Lion at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale.
The two artists have dedicated the past few decades to unearthing the great tragedies of the 20th century. Archive materials and recovered footage of events such as diaspora, war, and genocide have been distilled into artistic interpretations. The museum will be exhibiting the duo’s latest work, now part of the museum Collections, I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti. Capitolo secondo (2019). The film tells the story of Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi’s complex and personal cinematographic efforts to preserve and piece back together some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century.
Their work is exhibited in conjunction with Trittico del XX secolo (2002-2008), a video installation co-produced by the Mart and first showcased in 2008. To mark the occasion, the installation will be rehoused on the second floor.