From 25 November 2016 to 15 January 2017, GAMeC is proud to present the eighth Artist’s Film International, a project that derived from an initiative of the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Since 2008 it has involved numerous contemporary art institutions on the international scene and artists from all over the world, some of whom have won major awards over the years and achieved great success on an international level (from Ryan Trecartin to Kelly Nipper, Ursula Mayer and Yuri Ancarani, to name but a few).
The eighth Artist’s Film International at GAMeC will open with the screening of the video Dark Content by the museum’s chosen artists Eva and Franco Mattes. This video will continue to be shown until Monday 5 December 2016. Then, over the following weeks, until 15 January 2017, the museum will present videos proposed by a number of other institutions, invited ‒ as in previous years ‒ to pick an artist from their country who uses video as their main line of research. Here is a list of this year’s artists and institutions:
Igor Bošnjak / Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
Andrés Denegri / Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rohini Devasher / Project 88, Mumbai, India
Fareeha Ghezal / Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul, Afghanistan
Igor Jesus / MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
Rachel Maclean / Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Eva and Franco Mattes / GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
Zeyno Pekünlü / Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
Mateusz Sadowski / Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Karin Sander / Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
The Institute for New Feeling / Ballroom Marfa, Marfa – Texas, U.S.A.
Tor Jørgen van Eijk / Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway
Mak Ying Tung / Para/Site, Hong Kong
Once again, the event will feature videos, films and animations from a variety of different cultural contexts, offering up a selection of what has now become a global medium used by artists to recount their and our reality, employing different genres such as documentary and fiction, and registers ranging from poetry to social criticism. The theme common to all the videos presented this year is the relationship between art and technology, in the broadest and most diverse sense.
Opening: Thursday 24 November, 7:00 p.m.