On the occasion of Videocittà —an event held in Rome from 19 to 28 October—which runs parallel and in conjunction with the Rome Film Festival and MIA – International Audiovisual Market, Istituto Svizzero presents a selection of video works by Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier, including the recent Closing Credits (2018, HD video, 16:9, 90′) .
To follow, the artists will be in conversation. Moderation by Samuel Gross (Head curator, Istituto Svizzero). The evening will end with the full screening of Characters With Unknown Power (2018, HD video, 22′, soundtrack 30“, loop).
H18:45 Rico Scaiola and Michael Meier in conversation. Moderation by Samuel Gross (Head curator, Istituto Svizzero)
H20:00 Screening of Characters With Unknown Power (2018, 22′)
Rico Scagliola (b. 1985) and Michael Meier (b. 1982) both live and work in Zurich. In 2010 they graduated from the University of the Arts Zurich with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts.
They teamed up in 2008 and mainly work in video, photography, language and installation.
Scagliola and Meier’s work is centered on the exploration of the aesthetic self-concepts of individuals or specific groups of people and how these are correlating with the self-perception of a larger social collective. Their latest body of work was presented in a solo exhibition at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen in Autumn 2017. At the same time their second book titled years later… was published by Edition Patrick Frey. In 2018 they were among the winners of the Swiss Art Awards.