Project 35 part 3
In the Main Space
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work from an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection is released in four installments, and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.
Drawing on ICI’s extensive network of curators to trace a complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners, Project 35 demonstrates the extent to which video is now one of the most important and far-reaching mediums for contemporary artists.
List of works:
1. AZORRO GROUP (OSKAR DAWICKI, IGOR KRENZ, WOJCIECH NIEDZIELKO, AND LUKAS SKAPSKI), WE LIKE IT A LOT, 2001, Single-channel color video with sound, 7 mins., 30 secs. Courtesy the artists and Raster Gallery, Poland. Selected by SERGIO EDELSZTEIN
2. YASON BANAL, UNTITLED/AGAIN (MARIENBAD), 2009, 13 mins. Courtesy the artist. Selected by JOSELINA CRUZ
3. TRACEY MOFFATT WITH GARY HILLBERG, OTHER, 2009, Single-channel color video with sound, 7 mins. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Selected by ALEXIE GLASS-KANTOR
4. MERIS ANGIOLETTI, 14 15 92 65 35 89 79 32 38 46 26 43 38 32 79 50 28 84 19 71 69 39 93 75 10, 2009, Single-channel black-and-white video without sound, 12 mins., 10 secs. Courtesy the artist. Selected by FRANCESCO MANACORDA
5. MICHAEL STEVENSON, INTRODUCCIÓN A LA TEORÍA DE LA PROBABILIDAD, 2008
25 mins., 38 secs. Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold, London. Selected by MAGALI ARRIOLA
6. VYACHESLAV AKHUNOV, ASCENT, 2004, Single-channel color video with sound, 11 mins., 16 secs. Courtesy the artist. Selected by VIKTOR MISIANO
7. BERYL KOROT, FLORENCE, 2008, Single-channel black-and-white video with sound, 10 mins., 30 secs. Courtesy the artist. Selected by SUSAN SOLLINS
8. ANJA MEDVED, SPOVEDNICA ZA TIHOTAPCE (SMUGGLERS’ CONFESSIONARY), 2010, Single-channel color video with sound, 22 mins. Courtesy the artist Selected by CHARLES ESCHE
9. TRACEY ROSE, THE COCKPIT, 2008, Single-channel color video with sound, 3 mins. Courtesy the artist. Selected by SIMON NJAMI
Mai Abu ElDahab (Egypt/Belgium), Magali Arriola (Mexico), Ruth Auerbach (Venezuela), Zoe Butt (Australia/Vietnam), Yane Calovski (Macedonia), Amy Cheng (Taiwan), Lee Weng Choy (Singapore), Ana Paula Cohen (Brazil), Joselina Cruz (Philippines), Sergio Edelsztein (Argentina/Israel), Charles Esche (UK/Netherlands), Lauri Firstenberg (U.S.), Alexie Glass- Kantor (Australia), Julieta Gonzalez (Venezuela), Anthony Huberman (Switzerland/U.S.), Mami Kataoka (Japan), Lars Bang Larsen (Denmark), Constance Lewallen (U.S.), Lu Jie (China), Raimundas Malasauskas (Lithuania/France), Francesco Manacorda (Italy), Chus Martinez (Spain), Viktor Misiano (Russia), David Moos (Canada), Deeksha Nath (India), Simon Njami (Cameroon/France), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Switzerland/UK), Jack Persekian (Palestine), José Roca (Colombia), Bisi Silva (Nigeria), Franklin Sirmans (U.S.), Kathryn Smith (South Africa), Susan Sollins (U.S.), Mirjam Varadinis (Switzerland), and WHW (Croatia)
Presenting Venues include:
Al Hoash Gallery (Jerusalem, Palestine), 2nd Annual Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival (Downtown Greenfield, MA), Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (Lagos, Nigeria), ceroinspiración (Quito, Ecuador), The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), E Për7shmja (Tirana, Albania), The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Götenborgs Konsthall (Götenborg, Sweden), Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, Indiana), LAXART (Los Angeles, California), Lifehouse, 33 Sinari Daranijo, Victoria Island, (Lagos, Nigeria), Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, Alabama), New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, Louisiana), North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, North Carolina), Press to Exit Project Space (Skopje, Macedonia), Qendra Social (Social Center) (Tirana, Albania), The Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery (Conway, South Carolina), Saint Joseph College Art Gallery (West Hartford, Connecticut), San Art (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Serialworks (Capetown, South Africa), TheCube Project Space (Taipei, Taiwan), Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), William Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, Connecticut), Yaba College of Technology, Yaba (Lagos, Nigeria)
Project 35 recalls the founding initiatives of ICI. As a fledgling organization, ICI was an early proponent of video as an art form—the first ICI show in 1975 was organized for the São Paulo Biennial, presenting a survey of video works that included Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Keith Sonnier, Steina Vasulka, Bill Viola, and others; artists who were pioneers working in a medium that was just beginning to gain traction in the field of contemporary art. For this significant anniversary, iCI is inviting curators from its past and present exhibitions as well as other leading professionals in the field today, aiming again for
Project 35 is produced and circulated by ICI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from the Cowles Charitable Trust, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Foundation To-Life, Inc., the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and The Toby Fund; the ICI Board of Trustees; and ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson. Project 35 also benefitted from donations made to ICI’s Access Fund, created to widen the reach of ICI programs – Burt Aaron, Bobbie Brown and Steven Plofker, Jim Cohan, Phillip Drill, Leslie Fritz, Marilyn and Stephen Greene, Agnes Gund, Ken Kuchin, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, Jo Carole Lauder, Janelle Reiring, Patterson Sims, Bill and Ruth True, August Uribe, Frank and Margo Walter, Helene Winer, and Virginia and Bagley Wright.
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