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BelVedere 2

a cura di Fabio Carnaghi

 

 

PROGRAMMA


1 > Nicolas Provost, Papillon d’amour, 2003, video (4’) / Courtesy the Artist & Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Credits / music: The Wrath of Köhn by Köhn AKA Jürgen De Blonde; producer: Nicolas Provost

Sottoponendo all'effetto mirror frammenti del film Rashomon di Akira Kurosawa, Provost crea una scena allucinante di una donna che diventa crisalide e poi farfalla. “Papillon d'amour” produce riflessi distorti sull'amore, le sue mostruosità liriche e l'atto ferito della sparizione.


2 > Andrew Norman Wilson, Ode to Seekers, 2016, HD video, colour, sound (8’ 30’’) / Courtesy the Artist 

Ode to Seekers celebra l’esistenza di differenti cercatori - zanzare, siringhe e torri di petrolio - attraverso una traduzione delle tecniche formali di Ode su un'urna greca di John Keats, da scrittura a video.


3 > Ursula Palla, flowers IV, 2004, digital video (7’48’’) / Courtesy the Artist

flowers IV è stato girato presso il mercato dei fiori di Aalsmeer (Amsterdam). Il video mostra sequenze di operai che tingono fiori ed erbe.  I fiori in natura bianchi – come garofani, astri, rose, velo da sposa  – sono immersi a mano nella tintura chimica, la tintura in eccesso viene rimossa e i fiori asciugati vengono impacchettati. I fiori, epitome di bellezza naturale, diventano metafora dell’artificialità, trasformandosi da oggetti spontanei e preziosi in rifiuti pericolosi.

 

4 > Miguel Arzabe, Reel Roll, 2016, HD video, color, sound (3’ 47’’) / Courtesy the Artist

Bobine audio scartate si aprono e si intrecciano su uno sfondo digitale mentre un narratore racconta la storia di un ragazzo Navajo che impara a tessere da sua nonna. Il video è realizzato utilizzando materiali e registrazioni audio recuperati dalla massa di rifiuti urbani durante il programma di residenza artistica Recology, San Francisco.

 

5 > Zhenchen Liu, Ici, là-bas, 2014, HD video (9’) / Courtesy the Artist
Credits / sound: yann leguay; production: Honda

Dopo aver vissuto e lavorato in Europa per oltre dieci anni, l'artista ha spesso sentito in Europa che la sua vita in Cina era un sogno, mentre sentiva in Cina che la sua vita in Europa era a sua volta un sogno. A volte, quando si svegliava, aveva bisogno di riflettere per qualche secondo per capire dove si trovava. I contenuti di questo video sono ciò che ha girato della realtà da "qui" e dai sogni da "là".

 

6 > Jonathas De Andrade, Voyeurístico (Voyeuristic), 2018, full HD video (4''24') / Courtesy the Artist & Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Credits / camera: Jonathas de Andrade; editing; Tita e Pedro Melo; sound: Mauricio D'Orey

Mani che aprono i loro portafogli e rivelano ciò che i loro proprietari tengono nell'intimità. Realizzato in momenti di esplicita corruzione dello stato e alta tensione politica, il video è stato girato con una telecamera a mano avvicinando le persone nelle strade di Recife e São Paulo e raccogliendo immagini che indagano ricchezza, individualismo, anonimato, privacy e potere.

 

7 > Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 4, 2007, digital video (10’ 54’’) / Courtesy the Artist & Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

La serie di video in 10 parti, “Whispering Pines”, documenta la ricerca della protagonista verso la salute e la pace perfetta attraverso oggetti di consumo. Cynthia, l'alter-ego video,  intimamente autobiografico,  di Moulton, interagisce in modo surreale con marginalia new age, i farmaci da prescrizione e i prodotti di bellezza in scene che affrontano le difficoltà della scoperta del sé e della realizzazione in una società moderna e consumista.

 

ON SITE > Karim Forlin, stratoconcept, 2019, site-specific installation, wood, foam rubber, wall painting / Courtesy the Artist & Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève

L’installazione di Karim Forlin è un intervento paesaggistico, laddove la natura si incontra con l’artificio. La scultura – seduta ha riferimenti con i progetti modernisti di Roberto Burle Marx e il design di una seduta stratificata, chiamata Terrazza, di Ubald Klug. Questa comoda e policroma orografia dialoga con il paesaggio selvaggio di un erbario volgare e infestante che si ispira al libro “Flora ferroviaria” dello svizzero Ernesto Schick, spedizioniere e botanico dilettante. (Fabio Carnaghi)

 

ON SITE > Beatrice Scaccia, Is There An Outside?, 2018, digital animation / Courtesy of the Artist & Ricco / Maresca Gallery, New York
Scaccia ha tratto ispirazione da Los Ensacados (1816 circa), un'incisione di Francisco de Goya che descrive un gruppo di uomini dentro grandi sacchi a tutto corpo senza aperture per braccia o collo. Nella visione di Scaccia, i sacchi diventano borse della spesa utilitaristiche che si adattano ai movimenti di un gruppo di personaggi irrequieti in cui riconosciamo lo slancio feroce che spinge la vita in avanti e le istanze in cui precipita nel nichilismo, nell'inerzia e nella malinconia. (A. Russi) 

 

APPENDICE BIOGRAFICA

 

Miguel Arzabe

Miguel Arzabe è un artista visivo che vive e lavora a San Francisco, California. Sue opere sono state presentate in Festival come Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal) e in Musei e Gallerie tra cui RM Projects (Auckland), FIFI Projects (Mexico City), Marylhurst University (Oregon), Berkeley Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, de Young Museum e San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Jonathas De Andrade

Jonathas De Andrade (Maceió, 1982) vive e lavora a Recife, Brasile. Il lavoro di De Andrade è stato esposto in Musei, Istituzioni e Gallerie d’Arte, tra cui Guggenheim, NY; 11th Dakar Biennial; 12éme Biennale de Lyon;  2nd New Museum Triennial; 12th Istanbul Biennial;  29th Bienal de São Paulo; 7th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre; Cité des Arts, Paris; Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo; Stedelijk Museum Bureau , Amsterdam; SculptureCenter,  Long Island City; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art , San Francisco; Casa de Vidro e SESC Pompéia, São Paulo. Nel 2012 De Andrade è stato finalista del Future Generation Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv.


Zhenchen Liu

Zhenchen Liu, nato nel 1976, vive e lavora tra Parigi e Shanghai. Ha ottenuto numerosi premi ed ha presentato suoi lavori presso Film Festival e Musei tra cui Festival del Film, Locarno; Oberhausen Film Festival;, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo Festival; Nuit Blanche,  Paris; Transmediale, Berlin; Ars Electronica a Linz; Grand Palais, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Parigi; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Contemporary Art Museum, Marsiglia;  National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. Il suo lavoro è stato inserito nella collezione permanente del Centre GeorgePompidou, Parigi.

 

Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton è nata nel 1976 a Oakhurst, California, dove attualmente risiede, dopo aver vissuto e lavorato per un lungo periodo a New York. È stata artista residente presso LMCC Workspace Program, Smack Mellon, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Harvestworks, De Ateliers ad Amsterdam e The Sommerakademie a Berna.  Moulton ha presentato il suo lavoro e ha realizzato performance presso New Museum, MoMA PS 1, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Electronic Arts Intermix, Art in General, SFMOMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art a Bruxelles, Migros Museum a Zurigo e De Appel in Amsterdam, tra gli altri.


Ursula Palla

Ursula Palla è nata nel 1961 a Coira, Svizzera. Sue opere sono state presentate presso gallerie e musei tra cui Kunstmuseum, Berna; Museum Langmatt, Baden; Bündner Kunstmuseum, Coira; Art Basel, Basilea; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Amburgo; Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken;  Kunstmuseum, San Gallo; Kunsthalle, Zurigo.

 

Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost è nato nel 1969 a Ronse, Belgio. Vive e lavora a New York. Le mostre personali annoverano sedi come The Seattle Art Museum; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg; Muziekgebouw Amsterdam; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp; Haunch of Venison London / Berlin. Sue opere sono state acquisite da musei internazionali tra cui  Birmingham Museum, SMAK, Gent e Royal Museum of Fine Arts Belgium. La sua carriera è stata costellata da un lungo elenco di premi e partecipazioni a prestigiosi festival tra cui Sundance Film Festival, Festival del Cinema di Venezia, Berlinale, San Sebastian Film Festival e il Festival del Film di Locarno.

 

Andrew Norman Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson (nato nel 1983) vive e lavora a New York. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto presso MoMA PS1, New York; Centre Pompidou e Palais de Tokyo a Parigi; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Pechino; CCS Bard,  Anandale-on-Hudson New York; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Project Native Informan, Londra; Yvon Lambert, Parigi; New York Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival e Images Festival. Ha tenuto conferenze presso Oxford University, Harvard University, Universität der Künste a Berlino e CalArts.

 

Karim Forlin

Karim Forlin (Locarno, 1977)  vive e lavora a Ginevra, Svizzera. Il suo lavoro è stato presentato presso Musei, Gallerie e spazi-progetto, tra cui Galerie Laurence Bernard, Ginevra; Palais de l'Athénée, Ginevra; MASI, Lugano;  Kunstmuseum, Luzern; Swiss Art Awards 2015, Basel;  Villa du Parc, Annemasse; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurigo.

 

Beatrice Scaccia

Beatrice Scaccia è nata a Frosinone nel 1978. Vive e lavora a New York. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto presso Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; Cara Gallery, New York; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY; Steven Harvey Fine Art Project, New York; Ex Elettrofonica, Roma; Macro, Roma; PAN, Napoli; Padiglione Italia,  Expo Aichi; Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Seoul.

 

BelVedere 2

curated by Fabio Carnaghi

 

PROGRAMME

 

1 > Nicolas Provost, Papillon d’amour, 2003, video (4’) / Courtesy the Artist & Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Credits / music: The Wrath of Köhn by Köhn AKA Jürgen De Blonde; producer: Nicolas Provost

By subjecting fragments from the film Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa to the mirror effect, Provost creates a hallucinating scene of a woman‘s reverse chrysalis into an imploding butterfly. Papillon d’amour produces skewed reflections upon love, its lyrical monstrosities and wounded act of dissappearance.

 

2 > Andrew Norman Wilson, Ode to Seekers, 2016, HD video, colour, sound (8’ 30’’) / Courtesy the Artist 

Ode to Seekers celebrates the existence of various “seekers” - mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks - via a translation of the formal techniques of John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn from printed text to video.

 

3 > Ursula Palla, flowers IV, 2004, digital video (7’48’’) / Courtesy the Artist

flowers IV was produced at Aalsmeer's flower market (Amsterdam). The video sequences show workers dyeing flowers and grasses. First white flowers – preferably carnations, asters, roses and baby's breath - are immersed by hand in dye lots, theexcess dye shaken off, and at last the flowers are packed. The video shows excerpts of the dyers' of synthetic colours. Flowers, the epitome of natural beauty, become the metapher of artificiality - and precious objects become ordinary and turn into hazardous waste.

 

4 > Miguel Arzabe, Reel Roll, 2016, HD video, color, sound (3’ 47’’) / Courtesy the Artist

Discarded audio reels unfurl and weave together against a digital backdrop as a narrator tells the story of a Navajo boy who learns to weave from his grandmother. Made using materials and audio recordings salvaged from the municipal waste stream while an artist in residence at Recology, San Francisco.

 

5 > Zhenchen Liu, Ici, là-bas, 2014, HD video (9’) / Courtesy the Artist
Credits / sound: yann leguay; production: Honda

Having lived and worked in Europe for over 10 years, the artist often felt in Europe that his life before in China was a dream, while feeling in China that his life in Europe was also a dream. Sometimes, when waking up, he needed to reflect for a few seconds to realize where he was. The contents of this video are what he shot of the reality from here and the dreams from there.

 

6 > Jonathas De Andrade, Voyeurístico (Voyeuristic), 2018, full HD video (4''24') / Courtesy the Artist & Galleria Continua, San Gimignano Credits / camera: Jonathas de Andrade; editing; Tita e Pedro Melo; sound: Mauricio D'Orey

Hands opening their wallets and revealing what their owners take in intimacy. Made in times of explicit state corruption and high political tension in the air, the video was made with a camera approaching people in Recife and São Paulo streets and recording images that narrate about wealth, individuality, anonymity, privacy and power.

 

7 > Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 4, 2007, digital video (10’ 54’’) / Courtesy the Artist & Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

The 10-part video series, Whispering Pines follows the protagonist's search for perfect health and peace through consumer objects. Cynthia, Moulton's intimately autobiographical, surreal, video alter-ego, interacts with appropriated new-age marginalia, prescription drugs, and beauty products in scenes that address the difficulties of self-discovery and fulfillment in a modern, consumerism-driven society.

 

ON SITE > Karim Forlin, stratoconcept, 2019, site-specific installation, wood, foam rubber, wall painting / Courtesy the Artist & Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève

Karim Forlin’s installation is a landscape architecture, where the nature meets the artifice. The sculpture-seat refers to Roberto Burle Marx’ modernist project and to design of multi-layered airmchairs, called Terrazza, by Ubald Klug. This orography, confortable and polychrome, combines with the wild landscape of a vulgar and infesting herbarium, inspired by the pioonering book, “Flora Ferroviaria” (Railway Flora) by the Swiss Ernesto Schick, freight forwarder and amateur botanist. (Fabio Carnaghi)

 

ON SITE > Beatrice Scaccia, Is There An Outside?, 2018, digital animation / Courtesy of the Artist & Ricco / Maresca Gallery, New York

Scaccia drew inspiration from Los Ensacados (ca. 1816), an etching by Francisco de Goya that describes a group of men clad in large full-body sacks with no openings for arms or feet necks. In Scaccia’s vision, the sacks become utilitarian shopping bags that adjust to the movements of a group of fidgety characters in whom we recognize the fierce momentum that pushes life forward and the instances when it plummets into nihilism, inertia, and melancholy. (A. Russi)

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX

 

Miguel Arzabe

Miguel Arzabe is a San Francisco-based visual artist. Arzabe`s work has been featured in such festivals as Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal) and in museums and galleries including RM Projects (Auckland), FIFI Projects (Mexico City), Marylhurst University (Oregon), Berkeley Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Jonathas De Andrade

Jonathas de Andrade (Maceió, 1982) lives in Recife, Brazil. De Andrade’s work has been exhibited in Museums, Institutions, Art Galleries including Guggenheim, NY; 11th Dakar Biennial; 12éme Biennale de Lyon; 2nd New Museum Triennial; 12th Istanbul Biennial;  29th Bienal de São Paulo; 7th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre; Cité des Arts, Paris; Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo; Stedelijk Museum Bureau , Amsterdam; SculptureCenter,  Long Island City; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art , San Francisco; Casa de Vidro and SESC Pompéia, São Paulo. In 2012 De Andrade is shortlisted artist at Future Generation Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv.


Zhenchen Liu

Zhenchen Liu, born 1976, lives and works between Paris and Shanghai. He has received a long list of awards and has presented his works on both film and visual arts platforms including Locarno Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo Festival, “Nuit Blanche” in Paris, Transmediale in Berlin, Ars Electronica in Linz, Grand Palais, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Contemporary Art Museum in Marseille, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

 

Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton was born in 1976 in Oakhurst, California, where she currently resides after spending a number of years living and working in New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the LMCC Workspace Program, Smack Mellon, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Harvestworks, De Ateliers in Amsterdam and The Sommerakademie in Berne. Moulton has exhibited or performed at The New Museum, MoMA PS 1, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Electronic Arts Intermix, Art in General, SFMOMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art in Brussels, The Migros Museum in Zurich and De Appel in Amsterdam, among others.

Ursula Palla

Ursula Palla was born in 1961 in Chur, Switzerland. Her work was featured in several exhibitions at galleries and museums, including Kunstmuseum, Bern; Museum Langmatt, Baden; Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur; Art Basel; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken;  Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; Kunsthalle, Zürich.

 

Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost was born in 1969 in Ronse, Belgium. He lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp and Haunch of Venison London and Berlin. His work has been acquired by major museums including the Birmingham Museum, SMAK Gent and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Belgium. His work has earned a long list of awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Venice Film Festival, The Berlinale, The San Sebastian Film Festival and The Locarno Film Festival.

 

Andrew Norman Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1983) is an artist based in New York. His work has exhibited at MoMA PS1 in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, CCS Bard in Anandale-on-Hudson New York, The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Project Native Informant in London, Yvon Lambert in Paris, the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Images Festival. He has lectured at Oxford University, Harvard University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and CalArts.

 

Karim Forlin

Karim Forlin (Locarno, 1977) lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. His work has been exhibited in Museums, Galleries and Project Spaces such as Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva; Palais de l'Athénée, Geneva; MASI, Lugano;  Kunstmuseum, Luzern; Swiss Art Awards 2015, Basel;  Villa du Parc, Annemasse; Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich.

 

Beatrice Scaccia

Beatrice Scaccia was born in Frosinone in 1978. She lives and works in New York. Scaccia’s work has exhibited at  Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; Cara Gallery, New York; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY; Steven Harvey Fine Art Project, NYC; Ex Elettrofonica, Rome; Macro Museum. Rome; PAN Museum, Naples; Italian Pavilion, Expo Aichi; Italian Cultural, Institute, Seoul.

 



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