MOTHERLAND ▷ CHRISTIAN OFFMAN
On the occasion of the exhibition SEDIMENTS. After Memory, we caught up with Christian Offman to talk about his work, Barocco, a site-specific installation commissioned by SPAZIO GRIOT that reflects on status and citizenship. SEDIMENTS. After Memory, curated by Johanne Affricot and Eric Otieno Sumba, is open from June 30 to September 4, 2022, at Mattatoio museum, Rome.
Christian Offman (Rwanda, 1993) lives and works between Munich and Bologna. He moved to Italy in 1999, growing up between Rwanda and Italy: the sum of these two cultural and geographical poles is reflected in his aesthetics and practice. Focal point of his research are identity, memory and historical repression that drive the contradictions and ideological flaws that demarcate a postcolonial contemporaneity.
Starting from his own personal condition, in this new episode of MOTHERLAND ▷ Offman tells us about Barocco, a work in which he analyzes the concept of status related to precarious citizenship that affects 1 million of minors born and/or raised in Italy, and how art, activism and politics interact in his work.
Created and directed by | SPAZIO GRIOT
Video and editing | Atlantide
SEDIMENTS. After Memory
Curated by | SPAZIO GRIOT
Promoted by | Roma Culture e Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Co-produced and organised by | SPAZIO GRIOT in collaboration with Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Main Sponsor | GUCCI
Supported by | Museo delle Civiltà
In collaboration with | American Academy in Rome, British School at Rome, British Council
Techniacl sponsor | Orbita Spellbound
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