The Construction of Fear. Lecture by Antoni Muntadas. 28.11.2022

The Fondazione Baruchello, on Nov. 28, 2022, at 7 p.m., invites to the Lecture The Construction of Fear given by artist Antoni Muntadas on the occasion of the screening of the film On translation: Fear / Miedo as part of the exhibition “Aprire la storia.”

The film weaves together interviews with people who experience the tensions of the U.S.-Mexico border area on a daily basis, archival television footage that references the idea of fear, and other journalistic material. On translation: Fear / Miedo investigates how fear is an emotion present in different ways on both sides of the border as a cultural/sociological construction based on politics and economics.

This meeting is proposed as a further stage of the exhibition “Aprire la storia,” linked to a new exhibit and a new phase of the project.

“Aprire la storia,” reflects on the adjacencies between the mass media universe of communication proposed by a newspaper and the reflection that artists of different backgrounds and training have devoted to history. In fact, the project stems from the paper archive of «la Repubblica», which became part of the Foundation in 2009: loose and bound copies, front pages and details of the newspaper tell the story of an era that extends from 1976 to the present. Alongside this narrative of facts and contexts, a series of artist’s films has been selected through which the roots of the mass media construction of facts are investigated, the gaps and censorships in the narrative are addressed, parallel gazes are enacted that do not neglect memory and affect, and the cultural systems underlying the telling of history are problematized.



28.11 – 09.12.2022
Antoni Muntadas – On Translation: Fear / Miedo | 2005, DVD, 30’27”, color, sound, subtitles

12.12 – 23.12.2022
Harun Farocki – Videograms of a Revolution | 1992, found footage, 106′, color, sound, subtitles

9.1 – 13.1.2023
Chantal Akerman – D’Est | 1993, 16 mm, 111′, color, sound

16.1 – 20.1.2023
Rogelio López Cuenca – Calor Humano | 2008, digital video, 3’38”, b/w, sound

23.1 – 27.1.2023
Gianfranco Baruchello – In su | 2001, VHS, 5′, color, sound
Gianfranco Baruchello – Ars memoriae | 2009, HDV, 21′, color, sound

30.1 – 03.2.2023
Fiamma Montezemolo – Traces | 2012, digital video, 20’28”, color, sound

6.2 – 10.2.2023
Dora García – Love with Obstacles | 2020, video, 60′, color, sound, subtitles

13.2 – 17.2.2023
Cesare Pietroiusti – Pensiero unico | 2003, video, 5’41”, color, sound

20.2 – 24.2.2023
Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli and Federico Lodoli – Fragment 53 | 2015, HD, 71′, color, stereo

“Aprire la storia” 20.10.2022 – 24.02.2023.
This exhibition was created with the contribution of Regione Lazio, Direzione Cultura e Lazio Creativo, Area Servizi Culturali e Promozione della Lettura, L.R. n. 24/2019, Piano 2022.

“Aprire la storia” received the patronage of the Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte
Spettacolo of Sapienza University in Rome.