For this new edition of Art in the Auditorium (subsequent to its presentation on March of 2009), Fundación 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 d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Bérgamo), City Gallery (Wellington, New Zealand), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Oslo, Norway) y Fundación 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).

Patrizio Di Massimo
Inci Eviner, Lars Laumann
Ursula Mayer
Charlie Nijensoh
Nova Paul
Aïda Ruilova

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Texas, USA
Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Galleria d´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, Turquía
City Gallery, Wellington, Nueva Zelanda
Whitechapel Gallery, Londres, Inglaterra

Camila Jurado
Programming Department

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