Rosa Barba is an Italian artist and filmmaker, living in Berlin. She explores cinema as both a medium and art object and creates installations and site-specific interventions to analyze the ways space is articulated and reflected by Time, placing the work and the viewer in a new relationship. Her films often focus on natural landscapes and man’s interventions in the environment. They probe the
relationship between historical archives, personal anecdotes, and cinematic representation, creating spaces of memory and uncertainty, more legible as reassuring myths than the unstable
reality they represent. Her work has been exhibited at prestigious institutions and biennials around the world including: Tate Modern, London (2023); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2023); Villa Medici, Rome (2022); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2021).
For its second edition, OFFSCREEN is dedicating an entire level of the Grand Garage Haussmann to the work Inside the Outset: Evoking a Space of Passage (2021) by Rosa Barba, which refers both to the film shot in the underwater waters of Cyprus at the site of the famous Mazotos shipwreck, and to the perennial outdoor film installation specially built to project it at the heart of the green line between Cyprus and the territories under Turkish control, recreated in the spaces of the Grand Garage Haussmann. Two others pieces will be presented : “Color Clock (Blue): Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints”, 2012 and “Weavers (Blue)” 2021.
Vistamare was established in Pescara in 2001. Located in a historic 18th century palace in the heart of the city, the Gallery, in more than twenty years, has hosted a series of exhibitions presenting established artists alongside upcoming international ones, such as Joseph Kosuth, Ettore Spalletti and Armin Linke. In 2018, together with Lodovica Busiri Vici, Benedetta Spalletti opened a second venue in Milano, Vistamarestudio, in which artists, like Tom Friedman, Rosa Barba and Israeli collective Public Movement, could express ideas and projects specifically conceived for the space. In 2022, with the opening of a new space in the Porta Venezia district, the two galleries merged into one: Vistamare Milano / Pescara.