Group show in Edimburgh

My videoinstallation and posters of the refugees videos unlimited edition are on show at the Italian Institute for Culture in Edimburgh in the group show ‘Italia Moderna Reload 017’ curated by In-Art ((Guglielmo Greco Piccolo and Damian Killeen OBE).  pressrelease.

 

Review on Exibart

I am grateful to Cristina Principale for the nice review she wrote on Exibart Magazine about my last solo show and participative performance opened at Galleria Marconi in Cupra Marittima on April 9, 2017 .

 

(text only in italian)

 

“Immaginate di camminare per le strade di una città con la vista inibita da un paio di occhiali completamente oscurati e di fermarvi poi in silenzio entro i confini stabiliti di un perimetro al di là del quale c’è un pericolo mortale… immaginate di rispettare il silenzio in attesa di una rivelazione… e aprendo gli occhi di ritrovarvi in una galleria d’arte, “accecati” da un bagliore intellettuale.

Siete a Cupra Marittima in provincia di Ascoli Piceno dove Galleria Marconi e Marche Centro d’Arte ospitano la rassegna “Di versi diversi?” e giunti al quarto appuntamento presentano la personale e un progetto performativo della videoartista e perfomer LIUBA. La mostra si intitola Guardando Oltre  e la performance collettiva partecipativa Tiresia Marittima, presentata nel giorno del vernissage ad aprile scorso. (…) 

 

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Solo show and urban participative performance at Galleria Marconi

Galleria Marconi of Cupra Marittima presents Guardando Oltre (Looking beyond) by LIUBA on Sunday April 9 at 6pm.

The exhibition, which has the critical contribution of Valentina Falcioni, is organized by Galleria Marconi and Marche Centro d’Arte.

 

LIUBA will present at Galleria Marconi the solo show Guardando Oltre and a new urban participatory collective performance intitled Tiresias Maritime , to which the public is invited to attend. Those attending the performances will receive a certificate of participation signed by the artist.

 

The exhibition is based on the reflection about blindness, both in physical and mental ways. It is also concerning the issue of refugees and the problem of  ‘not seeing’ the others in their own humanity. In this regard LIUBA says: “I chose to work on the idea of ​​blindness, both physical and mental, as a metaphor of the blindness and superficiality that permeates our contemporary world, where among social media, fast and fleeting contacts, we don’t have time to ‘see’ in depth, becoming, in a way, blind. Blind to the meaning of life, blind to the little things, blind to the needs of others. I connect this theme, for obvious reasons, to the issue of refugees, people who leave their land for very serious problems, which are often ‘seen’ in a stereotypical or even instrumentalized way, often for political purposes, with the result that many people ‘do not see’ the human history and the common roots that we have with these people. “

refugees videos edition launch and performance in Berlin

I am very glad to announce the launch of the new unlimited edition of my two videoart videos made with refugees, presented by Image Movement in Berlin.

During the evening, there will be new silent participative performance, extraordinarily decided as a reaction of the latest events in Berlin.

Part of the proceeds of the sale of the video edition will be donated to support refugees.

 

MOVES#135 LIUBA 
Video Edition launch | Performance 
17th January 2017, 8.30PM

Performance – and video artist LIUBA returns to Image Movement for the launch of her publication »Refugees welcome« / »You’re out«.

Video-works of participative performances she realised with Refugees people in Berlin over the last two years are carried on an USB-wristband special unlimited edition wrapped-up in a newspaper–sized original poster.

In her work practice LIUBA is collaborating with anthropologists and sociologists for site-specific projects. Her research is based on the analysis of contemporary society, investigating contradictions and social problems of daily life. Her work has been presented in many exhibitions, including Venice Biennial, The Armory Show New York, PAC Milan, Art Basel, or Scope London.

The projects »Refugees welcome« and »You’re out« are in her series of participative performances made with Refugees living in Berlin.

At Image Movement LIUBA will perform a new version of the »Refugees Welcome«performance, extraordinarily decided as a reaction of the latest events in Berlin. The audience is asked to take an active part in the action.

Part of the proceeds of the sale of the video edition will be donated to support refugees.

Admission is free.

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LIUBA’s refugees video success at international film festivals

I am very happy to announce that my just finished video work about and with refugees, YOU’RE OUT, based on the homonymous performance held in Berlin, have already had an excellent international reception:

– it has been invited to the EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin,
where it will be officially presented and screened at Babylon Cinema
on wednesday october 5 at 6 pm
here is the schedule of the festival: http://film-festival.eu/index.php/festival/ 
I am in Berlin now and I will be present to the screening: I hope to share it with you and your friends!)
– it has been declared winner as Best Experimental Film at the CANADIAN DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL in Toronto
http://www.canadiandiversityfilmfestival.com/– it won the Golden Prize category Concept at the INTERNATIONAL INDIPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL  in California.
http://iifilmawards.com/Gold_Award.html

 
 

 

The previous video of this project, Refugees Welcome, taken from the homonymous performance,has received the award for Best Film / Video at the Fine Arts Disciplines at theINTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin, where it has been presented a few months ago

and it has just won the ARFF Globe Award at’ AROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, with events scheduled on the following dates:

*** ARFF Berlin Award Ceremony // 17th of December @Acud Macht Neu
*** ARFF Amsterdam Winners Screening and After Party // 7th of January @LAB111
*** ARFF Barcelona Winners Screening and After Party // 3rd of February@Mau Mau
*** ARFF Paris Screening feat. with ÉCU International // 21th of April @ Les 7 Parnassiens

 

 

All this makes me very happy, mostly because these works were made with much love, devotion and dedication.

I created those videos in two different versions, slightly different: there is a version for festivals, and a version for exhibitions and collectors, numbered and signed as my usual.