Marco Poloni — Codename : Osvaldo

Exhibition

Film, installation, photography

Marco Poloni
Codename : Osvaldo

Past: April 22 → July 10, 2016

The work of Marco Poloni spans cinema, photography, text and installation. In 2014 the artist established an agency to bring together fifteen years of work, “The Analogue Island Bureau.” The agency seeks to build an index of plots, problems and tropes of the Mediterranean Sea. This archive documents and reformulates a number of geopolitical scripts and narratives of this area, focusing on relations between social invisibility and power, subjectivity and ideology.

Poloni’s most recent work, Codename: Osvaldo comprises a number of case studies which are currently juxtaposed at the Swiss Cultural Centre of Paris to form a large-scale constellation.

Codename: Osvaldo fans out from a biographical thread, that of the charismatic and complex figure of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Italian millionaire and Guevarist revolutionary, Feltrinelli founded the eponymous publishing house in Milan in 1954 and was active in the European anti-imperialist movements of the 60s and 70s under the battle name of compañero Osvaldo. In his work, Poloni approaches Feltrinelli as a shadow line of a rhizomatic narrative about repressed chapters of the construction of Italian national identity.

  • Opening Friday, April 22 6 PM → 9 PM
  • Marco Poloni — Una Cuba mediterranea Screening Tuesday, May 3 8 PM → 9 PM

    Una Cuba mediterranea est un essai filmique écrit et structuré comme un long-métrage. Son point de départ, inspiré d’une histoire réelle, est la tentative de l’éditeur italien Giangiacomo Feltrinelli de transformer la Sardaigne en une Cuba de la Méditerranée via la distribution d’armes et de moyens financiers aux « bandits locaux ». Le film suit le voyage de cinq personnages à bord d’une Citroën DS — la voiture de Feltrinelli — à travers divers sites historiques, dont la mythique maison d’Antonioni. Il prend la dimension d’une méditation anthropologique sur l’asservissement économique, l’autonomisme sarde, et la condition insulaire de la Sardaigne, comme du « sud » en général.

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Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 1 PM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

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Venue schedule

The artist

  • Marco Poloni