Hamza Halloubi Work

Nature Morte, 2013

Single-channel video installation 11 min 24 sec color, sound


Nature Morte is a film about the Italian painter Georgio Morandi (1890-1964). It shows his images, paintings and photographs in a book. The film juxtaposes the still life paintings made by the artist with striking images drawn from art history and events of the 20th century. It is a reading of Morandi’s work in relation to the unstable history of the last century, termed by the Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm ‘the age of extremes’.

The film questions the relationship between the artist and the political and artistic news of the time.