LIGHT LUNCH WITH ROSA BARBA AND VISIT TO THE TANKS AT TATE MODERN TO DISCOVER HER WORKS
Join us for a light lunch with Rosa Barba followed by a visit to The Tanks at Tate Modern to discover her works.
Rosa Barba (born 1972, Agrigento, Italy) is a German-Italian visual artist and filmmaker. Barba is known for using the medium of film and its materiality to create cinematic film installations, sculptures and publications, which inquire into the ambiguous nature of reality, memory, landscape and their role in their mutual constitution and representation. Barba currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
In the Tanks, Barba interrogates the medium of film and its ability to articulate space and time. The Hidden Conference is a film in three parts. Each projection investigates the storage facilities of a European museum, where artworks are kept while not on display. About the Discontinuous History of Things We See and Don’t See, projected in the first room, was filmed at the stores of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin in 2010. About the Shelf and Mantel, shown in the following gallery, was shot in 2015 at Tate Stores in London. It is displayed alongside A Fractured Play, on the left as you enter, which documents the stores of the Musei Capitolini in Rome in 2011.
In each film Barba brings hidden artworks to life, mysteriously moving on invisible wheels. Paintings and sculptures become film characters. They come together in conference, holding imagined conversations across mediums and eras.
Image: Rosa Barba, The Hidden Conference, 2010–15. Photo © Tate (Reece Straw)