LOOP Talks 2018: “What about Production? II”

LOOP Talks 2018: “What about Production? II”

LOOP Barcelona

MASBEDO, Until the End, 2011. Courtesy of In Between Art Film. 

October 25, 2018

LOOP Talks 2018: “What about Production? II”

November 20–22, 2018
LOOP Barcelona
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08007 Barcelona

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Artistic creation is irremediably bound to production. The relationship between the conceptualization of an artwork and the processes through which it takes form—be it material or immaterial—is complex and worth investigating. Six years after a first edition of the talks titled “What About Production?,” we hence propose to review that same question in light of the current cultural and economic panorama.

Through a series of roundtable discussions gathering together international art professionals, the Talks will provide the space to debate and exchange ideas on contemporary modes of production, or the cluster of acknowledged practices and concepts that form a context within which the moving image is used and circulated.

While trying a definition of what production means today (the conceptualization of a work? the manufacturing? the preliminary idea? the final product? an individual act? a collective effort? the hybridization of disciplines and means?), the Talks will then look at the still slippery boundaries between artists’ films and cinema—and the related differences in terms of production and circulation—and explore the role of artists, gallerists and collectors as producers.

Register here to attend LOOP Talks / LOOP Fair selected artists and galleries / LOOP Festival exhibitions and activities


LOOP Talks programme

Sunday, November 18

Screening of Fiona Tan’s film Ascent (2016) followed by a conversation between the artist and Laura Walde at Cinemes Girona in collaboration with Casa Asia

Monday, November 19

SQUEAK, SQUEAK, screening of Marianna Simnett’s works, followed by a conversation between the artist, Claude Adjil (Associate Curator, Serpentine Galleries) and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries) at Macba

Tuesday, November 20 

“Commissioning Time: Art Institutions and the Production of Moving Image”
Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Founder and President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin)

LOOP Fair professional preview and opening

Wednesday, November 21

“Whose Screen Is It Anyway? New Formats of Artist’s Film”
Maxa Zoller (Film Curator, Art Basel and Artistic Director, International Women’s Film Festival, Cologne) in coversation with Laura Walde (Film Programmer, Winterthur International Short Film Festival and PhD researcher University of Zurich “Exhibiting Film: Challenges of Format”) and Rä di Martino (artist and filmmaker)

“Networked Production: On the Collaborative Creation of Artists Films and Videos”
Sandra Terdjman (Co-Founder, Council and Kadist) in conversation with Haro Cumbusyan (collector and Founder of Collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey)

“Domestic and Urban Landscapes”
Paola Ugolini (Curator, In Between Art Film, Rome) in conversation with Hans Op de Beeck (artist), and MASBEDO (artists)

“On the online circulation of video
Presentation of VIDEOCLOOP - KADIST VIDEO LIBRARY initiative. Sandra Terdjman and Carolina Ciuti (LOOP Artistic Director) will engage in a conversation about online distributing platformes along with Barbara London (independent curator) and Hans Op de Beek.

LOOP Fair  

Thursday, November 22, 2018

“Horizontal Vertigo: Curating as a Form of Production”
Monika Kerkmann (Director, Julia Stoschek Collection) in conversation with Lisa Long (Curator, Julia Stoschek Collection)

“Together we are Barrelling Towards the Scene of the Accident at 120 Kilometers an Hour”
Maggie Ellis (Head of FLAMIN, London) and Rose Cupit (Manager of FLAMIN, London) in conversation with Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler (artists)

“Collecting Contemporary Video in Spain” with private collectors and Llucià Homs (Director, Talking Galleries, Barcelona)

“Made In China: The ‘Whereabouts’ Of Moving Image Production In Asia”
Barbara London in conversation with Marko Daniel (Director, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona)

LOOP Fair 


LOOP Barcelona is proud to announce THE HAN NEFKENS FOUNDATIONLOOP VIDEO ART PRODUCTION AWARD. This new collaboration with the Han Nefkens Foundation and Fundació Joan Miró is dedicated to support new productions. The jury composed by Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries), Barbara London (independent curator), Marko Daniel (Director, Fundació Joan Miró), Emilio Álvarez (Co-Founding Director, LOOP Barcelona), and Han Nefkens (collector and Founder of the Han Nefkens Foundation) will announce the winner on the first day of LOOP Fair.

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