Date/Time: 10/12/2007 12:00 am
An Evening with Mario Rizzi.
The moving image artist Mario Rizzi (b. 1962, Barletta, Italy) makes both
single-screen projections and multiscreen installations. Although his base is Turin, Rizzi often takes up residence outside Italy in communities experiencing significant change. There, the artist patiently observes and films individuals coping with transformations within their societies. Murat ve Ismail (Murat and Ismail). 2005. Turkey. Directed by Mario Rizzi. For the Ninth International Istanbul Biennial, Rizzi completed this revelatory vision of an artisanal shoemaker’s shop in a popular neighborhood. Tension arises between Murat,
the owner of the shop, and his impatient son, Ismail, who wants to adjust to a world in which craft no longer holds the value it once had. How can their business survive? Though stormy, their relationship is held together by the strong bonds of family. In Turkish; English subtitles. 60 min.
Museum of Modern Art – MoMA – New York
Monday, December 10, 2007, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2