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Filippo Berta

Born in 1977 in Treviglio, Italy
Lives in Bergamo

Homo Homini Lupus. 2011. HD-video. Courtesy of the artist

Homo Homini Lupus reflects how a homogeneous society is composed of totally different and conflicting identities. Standardized society is represented by a group of identical wolves, which, excited by a survival instinct, are fighting for a flag as if it were the sole source of vitality and power. The flag expresses a double meaning; in human history a flag has always marked the territory within which fratricidal struggles occur, whilst it simulatenously symbolizes the imposition of its power. I want to analyze the states of tension inherent in the individual and in social relations, interpreting them in my works as forms of transitory equilibrium generated by combinations of irreconcilable dualisms.

Filippo Berta

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.