Iranian New York-based visual artist Shirin Neshat is Guest of Honor and Chair of the Committee for RUFA Contest 4th edition. Her look into the feminine world as a look marked by social, political and psychological contrasts that demands sensitivity and activism meets the theme of the year: “SOUND or SPACE or TIME in White and Black”.
Within a society where geographic boundaries are nullified, there lives a society that attempts to reclaim prejudice. Ninety–eight luminous spheres create floating patterns that descend from the theater’s sky and interact with three dancers’ naked bodies.
RUFA Contest, created by Emanuele Cappelli and promoted by RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, is designed to be a time for exchange and cultural contamination between Italian and international creative communities. Art, cinema and design merge into twenty-five selected projects, and dance and music performances to portray the theme of the year from different perspectives. The Guest of Honor, a world-class artist, gives the twenty-five selected students a master class during the day of the event, and subsequently picks the winner in occasion of the award ceremony, an engaging dialogue with a national and international audience.
Values, Bodies, Conditions. Force to Act.