BLOG - GeoPolitical Art #geopolitica


FRANCESCO DI GIOVANNI thanks to the metaphor of THE RELOCATION, extended over the years to different areas and contexts, the artist becomes the spokesman of a philosophy of MIGRATION argued visually through the production of heterogeneous media such as: performance, photography, video and installations.

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Once you pass through the checkpoint that leads to West Bank, it’s hard not to come across CAKE$ artworks. He works under the weight of an increasingly oppressive ISRAELI OCCUPATION. His mission? Fight with stencils and paint to affirm Palestinians rights and existence..

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Abstract of my critical text: BREAKING BOUNDERIES, for Teresa Margolles - En La Herida solo show at Kunsthalle Krems (2019)

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The second geopolitical concept I'd like to deepen is that of PROTEST. The WORLD is crossed by a wave of protests. How does ART intervene in this scenario?

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While in BEIRUT - after the devastating explosion on August 4 - the clash between anti-government protesters and police continue, I had the pleasure of getting in touch with MARIE-JOE AYOUB, a LEBANESE Visual and Mural ARTIST, born and raised in Beirut whose art in involved in in environmental and social issues.

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AKRAM ZAATARY ‘Letter to a refusing pilot’, Padiglione del Libano, 55• Biennale di Venezia, 2013 Born in 1966, in Saida (Lebanon) Lives and works in Beyrouth (Lebanon) A founding member of the Arab Image Foundation, Akram Zaatari’s work examines the HISTORY of LEBANON and its BORDER CONFLICTS.

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I had the opportunity to interview FLORIAN RADITSCH, Californian artist, on the eve of the opening of his solo show 'Legal Aliens'. This exhibition - curated by Oscarito Sanchez at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Austria in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in Vienna - is in many ways on the razor's edge of the precarious POLITICAL BALANCE between MEXICO and the UNITED STATES.

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The first geopolitical concept that I’d like to deepen - before considering its different artistic interpretations - is that of WALL, closely related to that of BORDER, but from this one ontologically distinct, with the related ethical, political and legal consequences.

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How does CONTEMPORARY ART approach, raise, respond and bring to public attention the GEOPOLITICAL ISSUES? This blog borns with the intent to answer this question, and will do so by exploring contemporary art production from Latin American to Asia, with the contribution of artists, critics and curators.

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