The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Spring 2018 welcomes artist Rosa Barba.
Rosa Barba is an artist with a particular interest in film and the ways it articulates space, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Questions of composition, physicality of form and plasticity play an important role in the perception of her work. She interrogates the industry of cinema with respect to various forms of staging, such as gesture, genre, information and documents, taking them out of the context in which they are normally seen and reshaping and representing them anew. Her film works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in time. They often focus on natural landscapes and man-made interventions into the environment and probe into the relationship of historical record, personal anecdote, and filmic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty, more legible as reassuring myth than the unstable reality they represent.
Rosa Barba, born 1972, lives in Berlin. Her work has been exhibited at prestigious institutions and biennials worldwide. Recently, she has had solo exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid; Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan; Secession, Vienna; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, all 2017; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2016-2017); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Albertinum, Dresden, Germany and at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA both 2015. Her work is part of numerous public collections and has been widely published, most recently, in the monographic books: Rosa Barba: From Source to Poem (2017; published by Hatje Cantz) and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (2016; published by MIT List Visual Arts Center/Dancing Foxes). Rosa Barba has been awarded various prizes, including the PIAC (International Prize for Contemporary Art) by the Prince Pierre de Monaco Foundation 2015.
Image: Rosa Barba: From Source to Poem to Rhythm to Reader. Exhibition view at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2017. Photo: Agostino Osio © Rosa Barba
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
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|28 Feb 2018||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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