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PROJECT 35 part 4

Jan 16, 2013 – Feb 1, 2013
In the Gallery

Project 35 is  a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work from artists they think are important to experience today. The resulting selections are released in four installments, the first of which we debuted in Maine in 2011, and the fourth of which we present this month.

List of works:

1. ULLA VON BRANDENBURGTHE OBJECTS, 2009, Super 16 mm transferred to DVD (no sound), 5 mins., 37 secs. Selected by Lauri Firstenberg

2. ELODIE PONG, AFTER THE EMPIRE, 2008, Single-channel color video with sound, 13 mins., 50 secs. Selected by Mirjam Varadinis

3. CHTO DELAT/WHAT IS TO BE DONE?, PERESTROIKA SONGPEIL, 2008, Single-channel color video with sound, 26 mins., 40 secs. Selected by WHW

4. CHEN CHEIEH-JEN, THE ROUTE, 2006, 35mm transferred to DVD, color and black-and-white (no sound), 16 mins., 45 secs. Selected by Amy Cheng

5. MANON DE BOER, DISSONANT, 16 MM film transferred to color video with sound, 10 mins., 12 secs. Selected by Lars Bang Larsen

6. ANGELA DETANICO & RAFAEL LAIN, FLATLAND, 2003, Single-channel color video with sound, 7 mins., 36 secs. Selected by Ana Paula Cohen

7. NESTOR KRUGER, ANALOG: THREE CAMERAS THROUGH A MODEL OF HAUS WITTGENSTEIN FOR SINGLE CHANNEL, 2010, Single-channel color video with sound, 18 mins. Selected by David Moos

8. VARTAN AVAKIAN, SHORTWAVE/LONGWAVE, 2009, Single-channel color video with sound, 7 mins., 15 secs. Selected by Jack Persekian

9. TAMAR GUIMARAES, UNTITLED (CANOAS), 2010, 16mm transferred to color with sound 13 mins. Selected by Julieta Gonzalez

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.

Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.


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