What is the relationship between art and cinema today? At least a decade has passed since contemporary art first began to turn its attention to cinema, its imagery, its world and its techniques. What remains of this reciprocal fascination, and how has this sometimes fatal attraction been transformed?COLLATERAL is the first exhibition in Italy to offer an in depth exploration of the many possible similarities between art and cinema. Video installations will be shown where the explicit subject is the imagery of cinema or its evocation. However COLLATERAL is also an exploration which, whilst not ignoring the spectacular element typical of cinema, allows us on one hand to outline an evaluation of that which has been undertaken so far, and on the other to theorise about the next developments of the artistic practice connected to the moving image.The research of artists using video shows the full attraction for the imagery and the structure of cinema, and at the same time makes use of the possibility to examine and show cinema in a new light. In the majority of cases for the generation of artists in the exhibition, the work consists in an intervention on a cult film, a key scene, the star or the gestures of the star, or is a work which changes the essence of the cinematic material and all the processes connected to it – that is, not only the film itself, its form and its possible memory, but also the cinema theatre, its scenery and even the method of projection.Over the last few years, thanks to the possibility of directly accessing materials and manipulating them more or less freely, it has been possible to rediscover the history of cinema in all its episodes. Artists have been able to confront the myths and traditions with an independent approach, often going beyond the limits and freely re-inventing the emotions it evokes.COLLATERAL, through the works of 18 emblematic international artists – and with its unique and original installation, both spectacular and respectful of the independence of each single work – offers a journey where works by artists from different generations, places, backgrounds and fields of training are shown next to the founding figures and guiding lights of the medium. Some are more connected to the tradition of “cult” cinema, some more to that of video art, some to an installation in the exhibition space, and some more to experimental cinema.
Cory Arcangel, Pierre Bismuth, Candice Breitz, Brice Dellsperger, Charles De Meaux, Omer Fast, Thomas G., Liam Gillick & Philippe Parreno, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Pierre Huyghe, Runa Islam, Mike Kelley, Dimitris Kozaris, Melik Ohanian, Carola Spadoni, Clemens Von Wedemeyer.
31 de janeiro a 30 de março de 2008
Terça a sexta, das 11h às 21h
Sábado, domingo e feriado, das 11h às 20h
Fórum Discussões Colaterais
30 de janeiro, das 18h30 às 21h
Moderadores: Adelina von Fürstenberg, Anna Daneri e Andrea Lissoni
Participação de: Carlos Adriano, Pierre Bismuth, Charles de Meaux, Brice Dellsperger, Solange Farkas, Michel Favre, Cao Guimarães, Runa Islam, Melik Ohanian, Carola Spadoni, Noah Stolz, Batman Zavarese e outros convidados.
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