Screening: The Little Lantern

Mario Rizzi

Salt Beyoğlu

September 12 – September 13, 2019

The Little Lantern Still Mario Rizzi’nin 2019 yapımı <i>The Little Lantern</i> filminden bir kare
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Still from Mario Rizzi’s 2019 film The Little Lantern (courtesy the artist)
Walk-in Cinema

Screening at 16.00:
Mario Rizzi, The Little Lantern, 2019
Arabic and English; English subtitles
61 minutes

Screening at 19.00:
Mario Rizzi, The Little Lantern, 2019
Arabic and English; English subtitles
61 minutes
Q&A at 20.10: Mario Rizzi and Merve Elveren

The last chapter of Mario Rizzi’s BAYT (“home” in Arabic) trilogy, The Little Lantern (2019) will be presented for the first time in the Walk-in Cinema at SALT Beyoğlu on September 12-13. Began with the 2013 film Al Intithar [The Waiting] and followed by Kauther next year, BAYT aims to provide a sensitive and complex vision of ongoing issues such as female identity in the Arab world, the concept of home and uprooting, and the driving forces between innovation and conservation that have traversed the Mediterranean.

An Italian artist and filmmaker living in Berlin, Rizzi mainly concentrates on Middle East, questions the notion of border in terms of identity and belonging while focusing on social outsiders, their individual stories—often forgotten or untold—as well as the traces left in collective memories. Rizzi’s next solo show including his latest film The Little Lantern will open on November 7 at Centro Pecci, Italy.

Rizzi will hold a Q&A after the screening on September 13 and will be in conversation with curator Merve Elveren particularly on his trilogy and the main themes he’s had explored in the last 20 years of his artistic practice. Both public screenings are free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.

The Little Lantern project is promoted by the Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum (The Netherlands), SALT (Turkey), Helsinki Art Museum (Finland), and realized with the support of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, under the Italian Council call, 4th edition, 2018.