January 21, 2007 - ART for The World - COLLATERAL When Art looks at Cinema
January 21, 2007

COLLATERAL When Art looks at Cinema

copyright 2005 Melik Ohanian, Invisible Film
 Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris/Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, Photo copyright Melik Ohanian COLLATERAL

When Art looks at 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

Concept and Curatorship: Adelina von Fürstenberg
in collaboration with Anna Daneri and Andrea Lissoni

Exhibition Design: Arch. Andreas Angelidakis
Catalogue: Charta

Dates & Time:
February 2 – March 15, 2007
Tuesday to Sunday 11am 7pm
Thursday 2.30pm 10pm<br>
Opening Reception: February 1, 7pm

Location: Hangar Bicocca
Via Chiese, Milan, Italy
http://www.hangarbicocca.it
Organization: ART for The World
www.artfortheworld.net
info@artfortheworld.net

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.

For further information please contact:
Laura Frencia, Coordinator
ART for The World
Via Darwin 20
20143 Milan Italy
T. 39 02 36524881
Fax 39 02 36524171
info@artfortheworld.net

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