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The documentary Factory of Martyrs on display at MAXXI

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The documentary Factory of Martyrs on display at MAXXI it has been modified: 2014-12-16 di Benedict Flowers

When the images tell the Revolution.

This is a summarythe content of the documentary co-produced by Fabrica and CSRRadio Switzerland chosen by the curators of the exhibitionUnedited History. Iran 1969-2014 to tell the visual cultureIranian sixties to today.

Factory of Martyrs Camilla Cuomo and Annalisa Vozza,proposes a reflection on the values ​​and memories of the companyIranian. Starting point are the giant, colorful muralsthat cover the walls of the city, commissioned and sponsoredthe revolutionary government and proliferated in the aftermath of the outbreakthe war against Iraq.

Portray the leader Khomeini, hissuccessors and revolutionary martyrs. But above all tellthe story of ordinary men who, thanks to the sacrifice and martyrdom,are now celebrated as heroes. The artists authors of these imagesaccompany the viewer revealing the background to this"Factory" of collective myths: how it has adapted to the developmentIslamic society, trying to talk to the new languagesyounger generations who have not experienced the revolution andwar.

While trying to preserve its identity, the messages arebecome more and more elaborate, favoring abstract images andmystical, or real trompe-l'oeil, the will to givea modern face to the country.

Unedited History. Iran 1969-2014 takes its title borrowed fromfilm language to emphasize the idea of ​​a storystill completely readable and shared. In this perspectiveheterogeneous materials such as paintings, photographs, installations,documents, newspapers, posters, videos are put together torecount events, ideas and changes that have given risethe different manifestations of visual culture and modernity inIran.

The exhibition is designed by the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Parisedited by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami,Narmine Sadeg and Vali Mahlouji for the section of Archaeologyfinal decade and realized in co-production with the MAXXI.

Unedited History. Iran 1969 - 2014

11 2014 December - March 29 2015
MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
Via Guido Reni, 4 / 00196 A Roma
info: 06.3201954 info@fondazionemaxxi.it
opening hours: 11.00 - 19.00 (mart, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun) -11.00 - 22.00 (Sat) | closed on Mondays

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