VideoArt Week

VideoArt Week


Nico Vascellari, Horse Power (video still), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Lyon Biennale.

November 14, 2019
VideoArt Week
November 19–27, 2019
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More than half a century after video art emerged in the late 1960s, artists, curators and art critics are invited to the Eternal City, the capital of Italian filmmaking, to explore an artistic language in a constant fusion between contemporary art and the moving image. 

Following last year’s success, Rome’s MAXXI Museum, foreign Academies, private foundations and contemporary art galleries will host video artworks by more than 80 artists in 9 days for VideoArt Week, as part of the major event Videocittà dedicated to contemporary art and curated by Damiana Leoni and Lorena Stamo

Screenings and meetings at the MAXXI Museum, which will host the main program, include among others: Garrett Bradley, Chris Burden, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Daniele Puppi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nico Vascellari and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Highlights include conversations between artists, curators and art professionals such as Sophie Lauwers, Head of Exhibitions, BOZAR, Brussels, Alessandra Mammì, art historian and journalist, Rome, Vittoria Matarrese, Director of Performing Arts, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Director of MAXXI Arte, Rome, Davide Quadrio curator and art producer Arthub Shangai/Hong Kong.

And again: Gianfranco Baruchello, Will Benedict, Will Benedict & Steffen Jorgensen,Elina Brotherus, Melissa Durbin, Fischli & Weiss, Maryam Jafri, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pino Pascali, Marco Raparelli, Dan Rees, Martha Rosler, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Shimabuku, Jan Svankmajer, Ryan Trecartin, Jud Yalkutfor the screening of Blue-Plate. Food | Art | Activism, curated by Magic Lantern Film Festival - Maria Alicata, Adrienne Drake and Ilaria Gianni.

Elisabetta Benassi, Filippo Berta, Julien Bismuth, Carola Bonfili, Martin Creed, Iginio De Luca, Gabriele De Santis, Antonio Della Guardia, Matteo Fato, Marianna Ferratto, Valentina Furian, Benjamin Hir-te, Karen Kilimnik, Emiliano Maggi, Luís Lázaro Matos, Elena Mazzi, Rachel Monosov, Iris Ne-sher, Ekaterina Pianikova, Ruth Proctor, Augustin Rebetez, Alice Ronchi, Joan Ross, Mai Yamashita & Naoto Kobayashi, Andrea Zittel are the artists included in the video selection KIZART, curated by Raffaella Frascarelli for Nomas Foundation with the aim of introducing children aged 0-14 to contemporary art.

Related events will take place in collaboration with foreign Academies, such as the American Academy in Rome, the Real Academia de España in Rome, the Belgian Academy and the Swiss Institute; private foundations such as Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea, Fondazione VOLUME!, La Fondazione, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and Nomas Foundation; academic spaces such as RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts and non-profit spaces such as Untitled Association and INDIPENDENZA.

Contemporary art galleries are invited to participate throughout the entire week with site-specific projects. Among these: Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Ex Elettrofonica, Gilda Lavia, Monitor, Operativa arte contemporanea, The Gallery Apart, Z20 Sara Zanin, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome with the special collaboration of: Gagosian, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, neugerriemschneider and Studio Stefania Miscetti.

For the full program please click here. For further enquiries please contact videoartweek [​at​]

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