La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi. Interview with Ilaria Freccia and Ludovico Pratesi

June 11, 2021
Magazzino Da Casa

Magazzino Italian Art is pleased to present an interview with filmmaker and director of La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi Ilaria Freccia and art critic and writer Ludovico Pratesi about the movie La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi.

Opening Magazzino Italian Art's 2021 series, Cinema in Piazza, La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi, Ilaria Freccia’s 2020 film, documents the period between 1967 and 1977, when Italian art experienced a moment of glory on the international art scene as the center of the avant garde. Through curated footage and interviews with prominent cultural figures of the time, the film documents and analyzes significant events that mark the transition of art away from its traditional institutional framework and movement towards permeating the outside world as it took to the streets.

These years were vibrant, dynamic, and nourished by continuing and fertile exchanges between the visual arts, theater, literature, music, and cinema, during a turbulent time. Gallerists and Italian critics opened their doors to the boldest international artists, like Joseph Beuys, Herman Nitsch and Marina Abramović, who found the opportunity to freely experiment with visionary and challenging languages in Italy. At that time the country was a hub of international contemporary cultures which viewers can see through interviews with some of the protagonists of those years (artists, critics, gallerists, actors, photographers, architects) and through the use of partially unreleased archival material.

In the interview, directed by Domenico Palma, Ilaria Freccia discusses her inspiration behind the film and why it was critical to make it. With commentary by art critic and writer, Ludovico Pratesi, the interview outlines the history and the importance of art movements in Italy in the '60s and '70s, a period when Italy was the center of the international avant-garde, and how art became an expression of social and political change.

Video by Domenico Palma.