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RECONSTRUCTING EDEN IN HUNGARY

juin 19, 2018

International Video Art Review
19 June – 2 September 2018
ArtMill – 2000 Szentendre, Bogdányi utca 32, Hungary

With video works by
Janet Biggs (focus artist), Ursula Biemann, Shaun Gladwell, Ali Kazma, Clare Langan,
Violaine Lochu, Gianluigi Maria Masucci, Miguel Angel Ríos, Frank Smith

Curators: Paul Ardenne and Barbara Polla

A French and a Swiss curator – Paul Ardenne, art historian and author of an authoritative work on the art of the Anthropocene epoch, and Barbara Polla, writer and initiator of an Environment and Health Program of the University of Geneva – have been organizing yearly video reviews since 2011 for showcasing the most progressive works of video art. This year, exceptionally, the event is held in Hungary, within the framework of Art Capital. In terms of thematics, the works share in common references to the relationship between the natural and built environments, to the global effects of human interventions, as well as to the memory of Paradise Lost and the idea of creating a new Eden.

We are urged to imagine a sustainable, beautiful, inviting world: to reconstruct Eden and a post-human way of being in the world.
Bienvenue au Paradis !

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Publicités

Curiosités contemporaines ce soir au salon Salo VI

juin 14, 2018

Vernissage jeudi 14 juin de 18h à 22h.
Parution et distribution d’un hors-série Point Contemporain qui sera présenté et vendu en exclusivité sur le salon du dessin érotique SALO VI du 15 au 18 juin inclus au 111 boulevard de Ménilmontant Paris 11e.

Inspiré de No one may ever have the same knowledge again

Lee Yanor in both Paris and Tel-Aviv, same day, same time…

juin 13, 2018

In Tel Aviv:


In Paris :

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

juin 8, 2018

Image ABC: Catherine Zengerer

 

Here is the link to the Leon Compton, ABC Radio interview with Barbara Polla, Sam Wallman and Mary Knights. Also, the exhibition was covered in a Mercury online story.

Human history, worldwide, is characterized by an unending duality between imprisonment and freedom, and our humane Journey to Freedom is far from at an end, we have yet a long way to go. We still are prisoners of a mindset, as written by Rob White, professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania, who states that to achieve a better outcome of punishment in the Australian context, the best place for the offender is in the community – in our community, and may be in the community of art, too.

Art is one essential freedom. It is the light behind the door, the last image you will see, by mounir fatmi, all the way back in the Argyle galleries; it is the hand of Jhafis Quintero, reaching to the sun, the image that was chosen to communicate the exhibition.

So let’s all throw our harmless axes, high towards freedom, following the example of French artist Rachel Labastie, aiming high for freedom, for art and for life.

Freedom forever! with Janet Biggs, Nicolas Daubanes, mounir fatmi, Shaun Gladwell, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ali Kazma, Rachel Labastie, Ricky Maynard, Robert Montgomery, Jean-Michel Pancin, Jhafis Quintero and Sam Wallman.

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A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

juin 6, 2018



« Human history, worldwide, is characterized by an unending duality between imprisonment and freedom, and our humane Journey to Freedom is far from an end. The attempts to conduct our lives as Journeys to Freedom are endless, whether we consider our freedom as a way to live our lives or whether we consider it as a virtual expression of an ideal. Sometimes, even prisons may host such journeys to freedom from within.

Art is one essential freedom. Jhafis Quintero, who became an artist while in jail for ten years, states that: “Creation is indispensable to the inmates’ survival”. Creating – no matters what – is indispensable to survive incarceration in the most constrained conditions: this is also what Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige tell us in their film Khiam 2000-2007. May be creating is indispensable for everybody’s survival. Any exploration of imprisonment may be per se a journey to freedom and exhibitions on “art & prison” are one possible way to promote freedom, inasmuch such exhibitions always lead us to reflect on the binomial freedom/imprisonment.

“A Journey to Freedom” is first of all an artistic statement. Artists chosen for the exhibition are so for the artistic power and beauty of their works. The exhibition “A Journey to Freedom” brings together both renowned artists who have been working on imprisonment and younger ones for which imprisonment is the essential theme. The exhibition aims to get the viewers into a state of openness, to stimulate them thinking about their own imprisonments, the history of jails and the current worldwide status of imprisonment/jailing. This exhibition requires the viewers to take and give their time to the images. The time given will not be a loss, but a gain of insight.

Along these lines, “A Journey to Freedom” proposes many moving images: videos/films in the exhibition will necessarily require «viewing with time». Indeed, video – as stated by Pier Paolo Pasolini when talking about cinema – is as much a philosophical investigation as a visual and a linguistic one. It provides not only images, but an “environment”, (Sean Capone) that permits us to think of the world differently. Video art is also the most contemporary artistic medium of our time as it goes with the uninterrupted flow of moving images that submerge us. But video art opposes the flow of images and time, resists the tide and forces it to stop; it is the backflow, the creative counter-flow from the moving images. Video art generates a contemplative time, one of immersion and offers a unique new space-time. Video art is an art of resistance and freedom. »

Barbara Polla

With Janet Biggs, Nicolas Daubanes, mounir fatmi, Shaun Gladwell, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ali Kazma, Rachel Labastie, Ricky Maynard, Robert Montgomery, Jean-Michel Pancin, Jhafis Quintero, Sam Wallman.

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Art & mode, un engagement de longue date

juin 5, 2018

Et ce jeudi 8 juin, dans le cadre de l’exposition de l’atelier 8|02 au 2 rue de Hesse, la galerie est ouverte dès 14h jusqu’à 21h. Pendant la nuit des bains, retrouvez en VIDEO STREET ART un travail de Gianluigi Maria Masucci avec sa vidéo Déclaration d’amour. La vidéo de Masucci évoque le temps, celui qui coule, celui qui s’use. Le mystérieux ballet auquel s’adonne les draps filmés à Naples par Masucci est pour l’artiste une déclaration d’amour à cœur ouvert car, en quittant la sphère privée, les étoffes révèlent les histoires qu’elles contiennent. « Et en changeant le point de vue de la caméra, c’est comme si vous réalisez un acte d’amour envers la ville. Vous lui donnez le changement qu’elle recherche ». Les draps se meuvent ainsi au grès du vent, comme suspendus, pendant que le spectateur regarde la scène d’en dessous, depuis la rue. En changeant de point de vue, l’artiste prend celui d’un amant attendant au pied d’un balcon. Réunions d’amants, désirs secrets rêvés et tendresse s’expriment à travers ces corps désincarnés qui se balancent. Plus qu’une invitation à la nostalgie, Déclaration d’amour est une invitation à la rêverie, à la possibilité d’une rencontre…

Atelier 8|02 – Fashion as art at Analix Forever

mai 30, 2018

Collection SS 2018. Have you seen Elissa ?
De 14 à 19h du mardi au samedi jusqu’au 9 juin

Rue de Hesse 2, 1204 Genève

En savoir plus sur Trajectoire, ici


En savoir plus sur le projet de Maya Kadaan sur 20 Minutes Friday

Et pour découvrir les liens étroits entre art, mode et Analix Forever, découvrez la collaboration avec le designer Jeff Gaudinet et les étudiants de la HEAD en 2016, plus d’infos ici

 

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