November 3, 2016 - Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève - Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement 2016
November 3, 2016

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

Wu Tsang, Duilian, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin.

Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement 2016
November 9, 2016–January 29, 2017

Opening week: November 9–13, with a program of performances, special screenings, conversations and round tables
Vernissage: November 9, 6–9pm

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers
1205 Geneva

The celebrated Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (Biennale of Moving Images) returns to the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève this November, proposing once again a new configuration for the biennial format. This hybrid event—situated somewhere between a cinema festival, a constellation of solo exhibitions and a site for research and experimentation—will propose 27 brand new works commissioned and produced for the occasion by 26 cutting-edge Swiss and international artists and artist duos.

The 2016 edition will be inaugurated in Geneva between November 9 and 13, 2016, the exhibition will then remain on show until January 29, 2017.

Curated by Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève in collaboration with Cecilia Alemani, director & chief curator of High Line Art; Caroline Bourgeois, chief curator and conservator of the Pinault Collection, and Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator, lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, and member of the Thought Council at Fondazione Prada, the BIM 2016 aims at broadening the scope of the moving image beyond the digital condition under which we often reductively see the world in 2016. It will feature an exhibition of multimedia installations, as well as performances, film premieres and encounters with artists at the Centre d’Art Contemporain and in various partner locations (Mamco, Théâtre de l’Usine TU, Cinéma Spoutnik, Head-Genève).

The 2016 Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement also marks the return of the international competition which was held during the first editions of the Biennale. BIM special projects: Generations is a prize aimed at encouraging and promoting young film directors studying in prestigious local and international art and cinema schools.

The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2016 is organized by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and co-produced with the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC) and the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, Genève (FCAC), Faena Art and In Between Art Film.

Participating artists 2016:
Sophia Al-Maria, Yuri Ancarani, John M. Armleder & Stephan Eicher, Karimah Ashadu, Trisha Baga, Bertille Bak, Hicham Berrada, Phoebe Boswell, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Boychild & Wu Tsang, Brian Bress, Loulou Cherinet, Massimo D’Anolfi & Martina Parenti, Alessio Di Zio, Bodil Furu, Jenna Hasse, Emilie Jouvet, Evangelia Kranioti, Salomé Lamas, Cinthia Marcelle & Tiaga Mata Machado, Boris Mitić, Tracey Rose, Cally Spooner, Kerry Tribe, Emily Wardill

The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement was founded by André Iten in 1985. It was initially called the “International Video Week” and was one of the first events of its kind in Europe. Since its inception, it has provided a platform for art and ideas by surveying the ever-shifting territories of the moving image while aiming to make sense of this extraordinary profusion of images that has progressively invaded all aspects of contemporary art. 

Over a period of 30 years the BIM has brought together the very best in video art, showing works by artists such as Vito Acconci, Chantal Akerman, Laurie Anderson, Ed Atkins, Guy Debord, Harun Farocki, Robert Filliou, Philippe Garrel, Jean-Luc Godard, Gary Hill, Rebecca Horn, Chris Marker, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, James Richards, Anri Sala, Jeremy Shaw, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol or William Wegman.

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