The first collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, this year is the specials “surprise” projection in the announcement of the 11. Philosophical Film Festival that will take place from 27 May – 3 June in the Cinematheque of N Macedonia.
This film is a part of the Additional Proramme of the Festival and one of the PFF Doc. films in the Programme 2021. The projection will be an open-air in MCA, following all the safety measures.
18 May (Tuesday), 20:00 o.
Museum of Contemporary Art
[PFF Doc.] BODY OF TRUTH by (Evelyn Schels),
documentary, 2019, Germany/Switzerland, 96′, color
Introduction by Vangel NONEVSKI (Associate professor, PhD)
free projection, limited capacity*
In a world characterized by profound uncertainty, these four artists redefine the frontiers by staging their bodies in a precise and poetic language.
The artists Marina Abramović, Sigalit Landau, Katharina Sieverding and Shirin Neshat have been influenced and politicized by their personal experiences of war, violence, and oppression in their respective countries of origin. These experiences are transformed into art. These artists’ means of expression is the most intimate medium they possess: their own bodies.
In BODY OF TRUTH we accompany four artists on an emotional journey through their biographies. They come from different cultures that have strongly influenced their artistic work. They stand for the major conflicts of our time: Iranian exile Shirin Neshat examines the discrepancies within Islamic society; Marina Abramović, the daughter of Montenegrin partisans, has repeatedly explored the issues of violence, pain and grief, as experienced indirectly in the Yugoslav wars; the German Katharina Sieverding examines the problem of fascist structures, from the Nazi era to Pegida and Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s work draws on the quotidian fear of terror.
BODY OF TRUTH aims to convey a clearer understanding of contemporary art within the context of its political dimension and shows its awareness-raising power.
Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art next Tuesday (20 May) 20.00 o’clock on this emotional journey through the biographies of these four extraordinary artists of our time.
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**COVID measures: Facemask are obligatory during projections and please respect the measures for social distancing. If you do not feel well on the day of the projection we kindly ask you to stay home so that we can together keep others safe.