Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani: Freedom Of Movement

MAXXI

Via Guido Reni 4/A, Roma


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11 March – 17 April 2017This exhibition is now closed
Tuesday to Friday 11am–7pm
Saturday 11am–10pm
Sunday 11am–7pm
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€12 full price, €4–€8 concessions
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Three-channel video installation, HD, 9:45 min, 2017

In 2016, the artists Nina Fischer (1965) and Maroan el Sani (1966) worked with the museum to make a film in various areas of the capital: Freedom of movement is a project that calls for integration between peoples as the driving force for social innovation and the civic and economic success of a country.

Evoking the Olympic marathon from Rome 1960, in which the Ethiopian Abebe Bikila conquered the African continent’s first gold medal, running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend and a symbol of the Africa that was freeing itself of colonialism, the artists have recontextualised amidst Rome’s rationalist architecture, a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to their “freedom of movement”, also understood as the possibility of being welcomed in another country.

Courtesy: Galerie Eigen+Art Berlin/Leipzig and Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome/Brussels. Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst and the artists.

Image Credits 1––2 Courtesy of Galerie Eigen+Art Berlin/Leipzig and Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome/Brussels. Copyright: VG Bild-Kunst and the artists.
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