Indifference [Still Detail], 2014, © Nicola Brandt
Thursday 18 January 2018 ore 18:00 - 19:30

MAXXI Talk.Nicola Brandt

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.

The lives of two women through fragments of their experiences

In the video installation Indifference by the artist Nicola Brandt, the stories are narrated through a monumental triptych that represents the coastline and the inland areas of the Namib desert. These decrepit landscapes with their deceptive beauty conceal a number of places stained by a history of violence.
Nicola Brandt, originally from Namibia but born into a German family, discusses together with the German art historian Elisa Schaar how the legacy of the colonial war between Germany and the Herero and Nama African peoples (1904-1908) has left traces in the present. The work focuses on the role of photography, the moving image and the landscape in mnemonic processes and the capacity for new documentary practices to provide a subtle criticism of these interconnected stories and their contemporary perception.

Introduced by
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Director MAXXI Arte

Nicola Brandt, artist
Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura
Elisa Schaar, art historian