Fondazione Merz


ZACiak_Inter | sezioni_ Yuri Ancarani “The roots of Violence” (2014-2019)

Screening of Yuri Ancarani’s trilogy Le radici della violenza (The Roots of Violence), consisting of the videos San Siro (2014), San Vittore (2018) and San Giorgio (2019)


second event of the video review “Inter | sezioni”, part of ZACiak programme


23 January – 4 February 2024 – ZACentrale, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa


curated by Beatrice Merz

Fondazione Merz presents, as part of the ZACiak project by ZACentrale and simultaneously with the exhibition Giorni Felici? (Happy Days?), the second event of the “Inter | sections” video review, with the screening of Yuri Ancarani’s trilogy “Le radici della violenza” (The roots of Violence), consisting of the videos San Siro (2014), San Vittore (2018) and San Giorgio (2019).

The trilogy The Roots of Violence outlines an additional chapter in Yuri Ancarani’s research dedicated to places of socialization, of work, and of social control. The artist’s practice focuses on the interaction between human bodies, architecture, technology, and the resulting emotional relations of communities. (Marcella Beccaria)

Yuri Ancarani is an Italian video artist and filmmaker. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art and are the result of a research aimed to explore regions which are not very visible in the daily life, realities in which the artist delves in first person


The Inter | sections is part of the ZACiak programme. The review constructs – in physical terms too – a meeting place and crossroads between visual art, cinema, theatre and music. The programme will feature artists’ films, performances, events and encounters. The aim being to explore, deepen and at the same time support the various contemporary artistic languages and their specific fields of research. Through the selection of films directed by visual artists, the desire to explore and defend the mingling or fusion of different disciplines in the world of culture and the visual arts is thus confirmed. This section of ZACiak takes place also in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino, which for the occasion becomes one of the partners of the ZACentrale project..