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Civilization

(Civilización)
Argentina, 2012
Duration: 
00:56

Director: Rubén Guzman Producer: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Screenplay: Andrés Duprat Cinematographer: Rubén Guzman Editor: Jerónimo Carranza Principal Cast: León Ferrari

In 1965, the Argentine conceptual artist León Ferrari created a figure of Jesus Christ crucified on the wings of a US fighter jet, entitled “Western Christian Civilization,” as a symbolic protest against the Vietnam War. The piece marked a turning point in the Argentine art scene, and Ferrari’s work became associated with a radical criticism of certain Western ideologies. Civilización documents the now 92-year-old Ferrari’s vision of the world, which encompasses more than half a century of prolific and continual artistic activity, despite clashes with and ostracism from major institutions.

Ferrari builds works of art that aggravate the imaginary aspects of human relations. Andres Duprat

En 1965, León Ferrari presentó una figura de Cristo crucificado sobre las alas de un avión de guerra estadounidense bajo el título “La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana”, y fue un punto de inflexión en el arte argentino, además de que la personalidad y la obra del artista argentino quedarían fuertemente asociadas a la crítica radical de ciertas ideologías. este documental sobre Ferrari es un recorrido certero por una visión del mundo durante más de medio siglo de actividad prolífica y continua, a pesar de exilios y enfrentamientos con instituciones que no comulgan con su libertad para enlazar ideas y materiales.

07-Sep-2012
3:30 pm|SFU Harbour Centre (HARB) - Free Admission
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Rubén Guzman was born in Buenos Aires in 1959. He studied film and video at the emily Carr College (now University) of Art+Design, and worked closely with director Guy Maddin. His numerous works have screened in international solo and group exhibitions, retrospectives and festivals. Civilización premiered at BAFICI in 2012.