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MERCOLEDÌ 21 NOVEMBRE 2018

ORE 18.30

MAST.AUDITORIUM
 

TALK
 

RICHARD MOSSE

THE CASTLE

 

Introduce Urs Stahel

 

Richard Mosse negli ultimi anni si è dedicato alla rappresentazione della crisi legata alle migrazioni di massa che vedono coinvolti Medio Oriente, Nordafrica ed Europa. Al centro del suo lavoro c’è la volontà di interrogarsi sulla percezione e sul trattamento dei rifugiati da parte dei governi e delle società civili. Il suo ultimo progetto è una meticolosa documentazione dei campi di accoglienza disseminati lungo le vie migratorie che vanno dal Medio Oriente e dall’Asia Centrale all’Unione Europea e mette a fuoco gli ambienti punitivi dove i migranti sono trattenuti in una sorta di limbo. The Castle – di cui la mostra “Pendulum. Merci e persone in movimento” propone la monumentale opera Skaramaghas – consiste in una serie di heat maps, grandi immagini scattate con una termocamera militare, di cui tuttavia il fotografo ribalta la funzione e il significato: uno strumento concepito per la sorveglianza e il controllo viene usato per dare visibilità a situazioni generalmente non rappresentate. Mettendo a nudo, grazie allo straordinario livello di dettaglio garantito dalla termocamera, la precarietà dell’architettura e dell’organizzazione dei campi, Mosse sottolinea come profughi e migranti siano volutamente esclusi dal partecipare o contribuire alla vita delle società moderne, che di fatto ne precludono l’integrazione.

 

Richard Mosse è nato nel 1980 in Irlanda; vive e lavora a New York. Nel 2017 ha vinto il Prix Pictet per il progetto Heat Maps. Nel 2013 ha rappresentato l’Irlanda alla 55a Biennale di Venezia con The Enclave. Ha partecipato a personali e collettive in importanti istituzioni internazionali tra cui Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; FOAM, Amsterdam; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Reykjavík Art Museum; Irish Museum of Modern Art; and Akademie der Künste, Berlino.



 

Richard Mosse, ‘Moria in Snow I, Lesbos, Greece, January 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Moria in Snow I, Lesbos, Greece, January 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Moria in Snow I, Lesbos, Greece, January 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Moria in Snow I, Lesbos, Greece, January 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Field hockey stadium, Hellinikon Olympic Complex, Athens, Greece, October 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Field hockey stadium, Hellinikon Olympic Complex, Athens, Greece, October 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Field hockey stadium, Hellinikon Olympic Complex, Athens, Greece, October 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

Richard Mosse, ‘Field hockey stadium, Hellinikon Olympic Complex, Athens, Greece, October 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.

Richard Mosse, ‘Yayladağı refugee camp, Hatay Province, Turkey, October 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Yayladağı refugee camp, Hatay Province, Turkey, October 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Yayladağı refugee camp, Hatay Province, Turkey, October 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Yayladağı refugee camp, Hatay Province, Turkey, October 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Piraeus port terminal, Athens, Greece, August 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Piraeus port terminal, Athens, Greece, August 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany, August 2018’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany, August 2018’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Aarsal, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, June 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Aarsal, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, June 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Interior of Tempelhof emergency refugee shelter, Berlin, Germany, September 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Interior of Tempelhof emergency refugee shelter, Berlin, Germany, September 2016’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, Adaševci transit camp, Serbia, July 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, Adaševci transit camp, Serbia, July 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, June 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Richard Mosse, ‘Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, June 2017’, in The Castle (MACK, 2018). Courtesy of the artist and MACK