Cinema

Jan Švankmajer: The Alchemical Wedding

The 1200-square-metre exhibition space at Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam has been transformed until March 3 into an extraordinary cabinet of curiosities containing works by the celebrated Czech animator, artist, writer and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. A selection of twelve of his short films is presented amidst tactile objects, fetishes, collages and medium drawings.... READ MORE...

“Amos’ World: Episode Three” by Cecile B. Evans at Madre Museum

The Madre museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina of Campania Region presented the italian preview of the last episode of the Amos’ World trilogy – Amos’ World (Episode Three)– by the artist Cécile B. Evans (Cleveland,1983). In the exhibition, curated by Cloé Perrone, the film, conceived by the artist as a fictional TV series, will be presented in a setting that includes a series of sculptureous seats.... READ MORE...

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

International Film Festival Rotterdam has always celebrated the ways in which art and film intersect. Every year, the festival incorporates exhibitions, performances and screenings of artist film and video on the big screen. At the 48th edition in 2019, artists’ moving image occupies a more central position in the festival programming than ever before.... READ MORE...

The New Alphabet Opening Days

Are algorithms, the binary code and our DNA the alphabets of today? Until 2021, The New Alphabet will spell out both utopias and dystopias. To seek out answers to these questions of our contemporary condition, artists, musicians, scientists, scholars, and activists will gather at HKW from January 10–13, 2019.... READ MORE...

What Ought to Be Done? Work and Life of Harun Farocki

After the exhibitions of Philippe Garrel– A Dazzling Despair (2015) and Jonas Mekas – Again, Again, It All Comes Back to Me in Brief Glimpses (2017), the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) is proud to introduce the work of Harun Farocki (1944–2014). Offering insights into the way images are used to understand and control the world, Farocki criticizes the violence of media and industrial technology toward humanity.... READ MORE...

A reflection about the image. Interview with Lesley Johnstone

Reflection is a series of discussions with curators, philosophers, artists and cultural workers about the image in its broadest sense. Thinking about image-making, the diffusion of images and their mirroring of society, we will take the pulse of contemporary art. To do so, we will use exhibitions, publications, and cultural events as a material to start the discussion.  For this first edition our collaborator Pierre Chaumont met Lesley Johnstone, curator and head of exhibitions and education at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, for their new exhibition Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt on view until January 20th2019.... READ MORE...

Strange Days: Memories of the Future

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Edlis Neeson, Artistic Director of the New Museum, in partnership with The Vinyl Factory, an exhibition at The Store X London considers how images shape memories while anticipating visions of what the future may hold through the work of 21 acclaimed artists and filmmakers.... READ MORE...

Metaheaven: EARTH

This fall the Stedelijk Museum presents the first major museum survey of Metahaven and the premiere of their new film installation Eurasia (Questions on Happiness).... READ MORE...

The New Museum presents the first American survey of the work of John Akomfrah

At the New Museum the first American exhibition of artist, film director, and writer John Akomfrah. The centerpiece of the survey is the celebrated three-screen video installation Vertigo Sea, here at its first New York presentation. Although Akomfrah’s work has had a profound influence on subsequent generations of British artists working across media, the importance of his work has yet to be fully felt in the US.... READ MORE...

On view in Belgrado “Meccanicismo” by Fabrizio Bellomo

On the occasion of his first solo exhibition in Serbia curated by Mario Margani, Fabrizio Bellomo carries on his research about the role and ascendancy of the mechanical means upon the development and persistence of the mechanistic thought in the contemporary society. In Belgrado the artist presents latest films together with a selection of video works from the last ten years.... READ MORE...

“Hometown”: a new film work by Metahaven premiered in Kiev

On April 26 IZOLYATSIA premieres Hometown, a new film work by Dutch artists Metahaven presented in the form of an immersive installation. Filmed in Beirut and Kiev, it continues the series of “truth-futurist” films by Metahaven initiated with The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) and Information Skies.... READ MORE...

“Purple”: an immersive video installation by John Akomfrah

Bildmuseet presents a new work by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, his most ambitious project to date. Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing man's relationship to nature and to the planet. At a time when greenhouse gas emissions are at historically high levels and glaciers are melting, Purple poses the question of human responsibility.... READ MORE...

“de-leb”: a group exhibition on value accrued through data

de-leb, meaning a dead celeb, is a group exhibition that questions how value is accrued through data analysis of the quantified self, by companies such as Cambridge Analytica. Developed by Ami Clarke in collaboration with Paul Purgas, and Tom Pearson, the show becomes a site for a collectively authored writing experiment, with artists, technologists and writers.... READ MORE...

“William Kentridge: O Sentimental Machine”

William Kentridge brings his works into dialogue with the collection of the Frankfurt museum, which spans 5,000 years. Showing over 80 works and installations, the exhibition exemplifies the whole range of the South African artist’s oeuvre, focusing on his fundamental interest in the phenomenon of movement and its material-mechanic and optical-illusionist generation.... READ MORE...

Michael Snow at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents the exhibition Closed Circuit, featuring works by Michael Snow, a major figure in the development of experimental cinema, video installation, and conceptual photography. With this new exhibition the museum launches the 2018 program for its Film & Video gallery, devoted to the presentation of key works of video art, film, and contemporary practices addressing the moving image.... READ MORE...

IFFR 2018: a boundless dialogue between art and film

The 2018 edition of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam offers a high-quality line-up of screenings, live performances, installations, masterclasses and talkshows, with artists' moving images taking a more central position than ever, and taking into consideration also the consequences of new technologies and our obsession with progress.... READ MORE...

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