Cécile B. Evans, Reality or Not, 2023, Production still made with IncWorks
CECILE B. EVANS, REALITY OR NOT
FOTO/INDUSTRIA VI BIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY ON INDUSTRY AND WORK
18.10 – 26.11.2023
Musei Civici Bologna MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, 14, Bologna, Italy
Reality or Not is a video installation that narrates the intriguing tale of a group of students hailing from a high school nestled in the northern suburbs of Paris. They embark on a daring experiment, one that seeks to seize control of the reality enveloping them and reshape it according to their own vision. This project marks the latest milestone in the extensive research journey undertaken by the artist, Cécile B. Evans, spanning the entirety of their career. At its core, Reality or Not strives to redefine the very essence of reality in a society increasingly inundated with alternative digital realms. The installation challenges our capacity to differentiate between the tangible and the virtual in the contemporary world. Moreover, it delves into the psychological and cognitive consequences arising from this fusion of realities.
Cécile B. Evans, an American-Belgian artist residing and creating in La Plaine Saint Denis, France, has carved a niche in the art world by examining the intrinsic value of emotion and its defiance when confronted with ideological, physical, and technological constructs. Their impressive body of work includes notable commissions at prestigious institutions like Tate Liverpool, Tramway, Serpentine Galleries, Castello di Rivoli, Museum Abteiberg, and Centre Pompidou. Additionally, Evans' art has graced the galleries of Whitechapel Gallery, Haus der Kunst, Renaissance Society Chicago, Mito Art Tower, and many others. Notably, Evans' cinematic creations have garnered acclaim at renowned film festivals such as the New York Film Festival and Rotterdam International. Their artistic legacy also endures in esteemed public collections, including MoMA NY, the Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul.
LINK: Cécile B. Evans