Misleading Innocence (tracing what a bridge can do)
by Francesco Garutti

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 18.00

Objectif Exhibitions
Kleine Markt 7–9/26
2000 Antwerpen

Join us for the Belgian premiere of Misleading Innocence (tracing what a bridge can do) (2014), presented by the curator and author of the film, Francesco Garutti.

The film, directed by Shahab Mihandoust and produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, explores the controversial story of the planning and politics of a series of overpasses on Long Island, commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s by the influential American public administrator Robert Moses. The questions that the story raises engage with issues of secrecy and control, the morals of power and the effects of technology.

Francesco Garutti is a contemporary art and architecture curator and editor, currently Adjunct Professor of Exhibiting and Interior Design in the Department of Architectural Sciences at the University of Genoa. His recent editorial works include Fairland (2014), an edited collection of texts and images on the role of the art fair today, published by Koenig Books and Mousse Publishing, and the e-publication Can Design be Devious?, to be released by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal in 2016. In 2013–14, Garutti was Emerging Curator at the CCA Montreal, and Art Editor at Abitare between 2011 and 2013. He worked as architect and researcher for Peter Zumthor Architekturbüro between 2007 and 2008 and was Zurich Correspondent for Domus between 2010 and 2011. Garutti is a regular contributor to art and architecture magazines Domus, Mousse and Inventario and has written critical essays for volumes and catalogues published by Mousse Publishing, Bedford Press, Skyra Rizzoli New York and Lars Müller.

With thanks to the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

Event in collaboration with University of Antwerp, Master of Film Studies and Visual Culture