Art Conversation: Bertille Bak

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
H 6:00 PM


In compliance with the Prime Ministerial Decree of 25 October 2020, the event at the Teatrino is cancelled.


Tuesday 27 October at 6 pm
Art Conversation: Bertille Bak

Artist Bertille Bak is at the Teatrino o discuss her time spent at the artist residence of the Pinault Collection in Lens and the work she developped there.

The screening of two video works Faire le mur (2008, 17') and Transports à dos d'hommes (2012, 15') is followed by the talk with Alain Fleischer, Director of Le Fresnoy, and Caroline Bourgeois, curator at the Pinault Collection.

The artist used her time in Lens, at the heart of a mining territory, to explore her family history and develop a project dedicated to child labour in mines today. The video installation she is currently producing will be the result of a common action led with children who currently work in mines in Madagascar, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Bolivia.
The project will be presented in a solo exhibition at Fondazione Merz in Turin and at Louvre Lens in 2021.

Faire le mur is screened in French with English subtitles. Transports à dos d'hommes is a sound film with no dialogue.
Talk in French with simultaneous interpretation in Italian.


Access to the event
Access to the Teatrino is free until capacity is reached. In line with the rules to prevent the spread of Covid, the capacity of the Teatrino has been reduced to guarantee a safe experience.
Doors open 30 minutes before the beginning of the event. Priority access for the Members of Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana.
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