Florence, Italy

„VISIO – Moving Images After Post-Internet“, 13.11.2019 – 01.12.2019

Photo: Federica Di Giovanni

Installation view of "My View" at "VISIO – Moving Images After Post-Internet" at Palazzo Strozzi

My View/Mein Blick2017

Courtesy Patrick Alan Banfield


Won the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize

Participating artists: Rebecca Jane Arthur, Miguel Azuaga, Patrick Alan Banfield, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Eva Giolo, Inas Halabi, Polina Kanis, Adam Kaplan, Valentina Knežević, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Jacopo Rinaldi, Igor Simić

Curator: Leonardo Bigazzi

Photo: Gianmarco Rescigno
Photo: Federica Di Giovanni
Photo: Camilla Ricco

Four years after its first exhibition, Lo schermo dell’arte returns to Palazzo Strozzi with VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet. The exhibition presents the works of the twelve artists selected for the 8th edition of VISIO offering an insight into the practice of a generation of artists who, during the years of their education, witnessed the rise of the so-called “Post-Internet condition”. This definition has been adopted since the end of the first decade of 2000 in order to describe art that could no longer avoid to confront the growing hyper-connectivity of the internet, both in conceptual and in production and distribution terms. However, the meaning of the term “Post-Internet” has changed as quickly as the technology it was associated with, becoming obsolete and controversial and being mostly reduced to the often derogatory formal categorisation of a vast number of artworks. During the same years the digital revolution and the acceleration imposed by new media have deeply changed the language of moving images and their exhibition models. The show therefore reflects on these transformations and on the influence they had on this generation of artists, on the legacy of the Post-Internet phenomenon and on the possible reasons of its definitive overcoming.

With the virtual reality installation ‘My View‘ the artist invites one spectator at a time to an immersion in his video archive thanks to a VR Oculus Rift headset. A mash-up of images and sounds is alternatively projected on five virtual screens: from protests under the Trump Tower in New York to intimate and private films of a girlfriend to drone footage of the old mining architecture of the Ruhr. The impossibility of escaping the images and the haunting ambisonics soundtrack enhance the immersive experience that at times becomes alienating. The spectator‘s point of view doesn’t however remain private, as the rest of the visitors can follow his gaze in real time on a monitor. The work is the surprising result of a period of crisis for the artist. A digital stream of consciousness that well with reflects the bombardment of images and video content to which we are exposed every day.

Text by Leonardo Bigazzi

Press release

EXHIBITION in occasion of Lo schermo dell’arte 2019 on LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE

Il programma di sabato 16 novembre allo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival on News dalle Pubbliche Amministrazioni della Città Metropolitana di Firenze

Press coverage

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Parreno, Deller, Visio: impressioni dallo Schermo dell’arte 2019 on exibart

Visio. Immagini in movimento nel post-internet on Finestre sull’Arte


Palazzo Strozzi, la mostra „VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet“ on FIRENZETODAY

Seven Gravity Collection on

VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet a Palazzo Strozzi on BEYOND the MAGAZINE

Photo: Camilla Ricco
Photo: Camilla Ricco