SERGIO VEGA, born in 1959 in Buenos Aires, lives in Gaines-ville, Florida. Professor of Photography at the University of Florida since 1999. Selected solo shows: Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Naples (2019) and Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris (2017). Selected group exhibitions: Kiasma Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki and the Atchugarry Gallery, Miami (2019). Participation in documenta 13 (2012) and the 51st Venice Biennale (2005).
KINO DER KUNST 2020
Courbet (The Artist Politician)
USA 2018, 4K, 10’, STUMM, ENGLISCHE TEXTTAFELN/SILENT, ENGLISH TEXT BOARDS
CAST: Camilo Racana, Lane Kelman
During the revolt of the Paris Commune in 1871, the city is surrounded by the Prussian army. As the bombs drop, the celebrated painter and Communard sympathizer Gustav Courbet is relaxing with wine and cheese in his studio. The Communards proceed to tear down the column honoring Napoleon at the Place Vendôme, the idea and initiative for which came from Courbet who lives in the neighborhood. As the monument falls, the painter has a vision in which Marianne, the female symbol of a democratic France, appears to him. —Adapted from an almost true story.