For this new edition of Art in the Auditorium (subsequent to its presentation on March of 2009), FundaciÃ³n PROA is collaborating once again with international institutions towards forming a panorama on contemporary video art creation. The participating establishments are: Whitechapel Gallery (London), The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks hosted by The Istanbul Modern (Istanbul), Ballroom Marfa (Texas), Galleria dâArte Moderna e Contemporanea (BÃ©rgamo), City Gallery (Wellington, New Zealand), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Oslo, Norway) y FundaciÃ³n Proa (Buenos Aires).
The proposal explores the different presentation formats of video art, one of the most prolific and displayed mediums on the major international exhibitions. For its non-material nature, and for the different methods of exhibition it allows (projection, television, computer, screens), video art adapts to different spaces and situations, changing the traditional forms of relating with an artwork.
Each work demonstrates the formal and conceptual variety of the electronic medium. Some of them investigate the narrative possibilities of the audiovisual presented by the author, other works depict images that carry a strong symbolic meaning, others are based on cultural and historical investigations that resemble a documentary film but from a singular perspective. In other cases, there are visual explorations that through animation techniques and digital manipulation highlight the aesthetic value of the image. Thus, the account of the observant (Di Massimo, Laumann) co-existing with the philosophical considerations (Mayer, Ruilova) or with the dark landscape which displays the ecological metaphor ( Nijensohn) become a counterpoint with the exaltation of color and plasticity (Paul, Eviner).
The selected artists are: Patrizio Di Massimo (Jesi, Italia, 1983), Inci Eviner (Polatli, Turkey, 1956), Lars Laumann (Bronnoysund, Norway, 1975), Ursula Mayer (Upper, Austria, 1970), Charly Nijensohn (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1966), Nova Paul (Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1973) y Aida Ruilova (Wheeling, West Virginia, United States, 1974).
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The Education Department designed, for this exhibition, educational activities and guided tours in Spanish and English.
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Every Tuesday, presenting credentials, admission free for students and teachers.
Patrizio Di Massimo, Inci Eviner, Lars Laumann, Ursula Mayer, Charlie Nijensohn, Nova Paul, AÃ¯da Ruilova
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Texas, USA; FundaciÃ³n PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Galleria dÂ´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italia; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden, Noreuga; The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks, organizado por Istanbul Modern, Estambul, TurquÃa; City Gallery, Wellington, Nueva Zelanda; Whitechapel Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra.
Camila Jurado and Programming Department
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