Unstable Territory. Borders and Identity in Contemporary Art
Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence, Italy 11 Oct 2013 - 19 Jan 2014
The CCC Strozzina, part of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, presents the thematic exhibitions, following an interdisciplinary approach to current trends in contemporary culture, and fulfilling the mission to establish a lively and engaging centre for contemporary art in the heart of Florence.
This exhibition, curated by Walter Guadagnini (freelance curator) and Franziska Nori (CCC Strozzina Director), showcases work by ten international artists (Kader Attia, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Paolo Cirio, Tadashi Kawamata, Sigalit Landau, Richard Mosse, Paulo Nazareth, Jo Ractliffe, The Cool Couple) that encourages visitors to reconsider the notion of territory, borders and boundaries whose instability becomes crucial to the definition of individual and collective identity, as theorised by the sociologist Ulrich Beck—whose contribution is featured in the exhibition catalogue. Photographs, videos and installations spark reflections on the idea of the border as discovery or barrier, on the hybridisation between cosmopolitanism and territoriality, on the figure of the artist himself as traveller or experimenter between physical and symbolic territories.