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FOTO/INDUSTRIA. Cécile B. Evans. Reality or Not

MAMbo, Sala delle Ciminiere
18 October - 8 December 2023

Part of GAME, sixth edition of Foto/Industria, Reality or Not by Cecil B. Evans, curated by Lorenzo Balbi and Francesco Zanot, is a video installation telling the story of a group of students from a high school located in the northern suburbs of Paris who take part in a radical experiment aimed at appropriating the reality that surrounds them and modifying it independently.
It is the latest chapter in a line of research that Evans has been working on since the beginning of his career. With the aim of transforming the very concept of reality in a society increasingly crowded with alternative digital worlds, Reality or Not calls into question the possibility of distinguishing between the real and the virtual in the contemporary world and the psychological and cognitive repercussions of this mix.

Cécile B. Evans is an American-Belgian artist living and working in La Plaine Saint Denis (FR). Evans’ work examines the value of emotion and its rebellion as it comes into contact with ideological, physical, and technological structures. They have previously realized new commissions at Tate Liverpool (UK), Tramway (UK), Serpentine Galleries (UK), Castello di Rivoli (IT), Museum Abteiberg (DE), and Centre Pompidou (FR) and exhibited work at Whitechapel Gallery (UK), Haus der Kunst (DE), Renaissance Society Chicago (US), Mito Art Tower (JP) amongst others. Evans’ films have been screened in festivals such as the New York Film Festival and Rotterdam International. Evans’ work is held in public collections such as MoMA NY (US), the Whitney Museum (US), Centre Pompidou (FR), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK), and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul (SK).

Image: Reality or Not, 2023, Production still made with IncWorks, © Cécile B. Evans, Courtesy of the artist