Friday 19 January 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
MAXXI Talk.

Eric Baudelaire

Video Gallery
admission €5; purchase of a ticket entitles holders to reduced price museum admission (€8) within one week of issue; admission free for myMAXXI cardholders with the possibility of reserving places for the first 10 to write to by the day before the event, while places are available.

Anabasi: a journey that at the same time is a meander towards the unknown and a return home

The artist Eric Baudelaire, one of the protagonists of the exhibition Home Beirut Sounding the Neighbors, is meeting the public to talk about his work The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, part of “Artapes. Home Beirut Sounding the Neighbors”

From Tokyo to Beirut, in the context of the post-’68 ideological ferment and from Beirut to Tokyo at the end of the red years: a thirty-year trajectory, the story of the most extreme fringe of the revolutionary movement told by two of its protagonists.
Two stories that intersect and swirl between personal history, politics, revolutionary propaganda and film theory. A recurrent theme is the question of the images: the public images realised by the media in response to the terrorist operations and the personal one lost or destroyed in the war. Produced as an experimental documentary, the stories of May Shigenobu and Masao Adachi intertwine with new images in the fûkeiron style, filmed in Super8 in the contemporary landscapes of Tokyo and Beirut.

Introduced by
Giulia Ferracci, curator MAXXI

Speakers
Hou Hanru, Artistic Director MAXXI
Eric Baudelaire, artist