Expo Chicago Announces The 2015 Video Program with select works by mayor international artists. Presented in Partnership with Columbia College Chicago and Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti. More Than 15 Film, Video and New-Media Works to be Featured on the Main Floor of Festival Hall.
The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, announces selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 17 – 20, 2015).
In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries including Marianne Boesky Gallery, Bortolami, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Massimo De Carlo, Honor Fraser, Kavi Gupta, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, rosenfeld porcini, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, White Cube and David Zwirner as a part of this year’s program.
“Embedded within the contemporary art world’s strategies of making and display, the combination of moving image works on view makes this program a unique chance to experience visual culture today,” said Cramerotti. “These exceptional artists’ films and videos open up a new territory of cinematic experience, where the viewer is at the center of the work, and encounters something rarely accessible outside film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys.”
Titled “Futuro Anteriore” (“Future Perfect”), this year’s program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. Featuring neither straight experimental video art that anticipates future trends, nor short film that exists as part of a visual tradition, the quality and innovative strength of the works presented make them unique in many respects. The chosen works immerse viewers in stunning exteriors and intimate situations. Various cinema industry mechanisms and established genres are present in this program selection—from Hollywood glamour to the Lumière brothers—yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.
The works on view are presented in a variety of screening formats including four viewing stations designed by Studio Gang Architects. New this year, two dedicated screening rooms on the west end of Festival Halls A and B, as well as an interactive app for mobile iOS devices (downloadable for free from the iTunes store) will allow patrons to experience this fluid program in a versatile way. Whether through entering the screening rooms, standing in front of the pods, or holding a mobile device, the viewer will have the chance to travel in space and time.
Once again, a designated viewing station will feature the work of Columbia College Chicago student video work selected by Cramerotti.
2015 EXPO VIDEO Artists Include:
Yuri Ancarani | Il Capo, 2010, 15:00 min | Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi.
Hans Op de Beeck | Night Time, 2015, 18:41 min | Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Sue de Beer | Silver and Gold, 2011, 1:32 min, Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Johanna Billing | I’m gonna live anyhow until I die, 2012, 16:29 min | Kavi Gupta.
Jeremy Blake | Winchester Redux, abridged version of the Winchester trilogy, 2004, 5:00 min |Honor Fraser.
Chris Burden |The Rant, 2006, 2:10 min, Massimo De Carlo.
*Stan Douglas | Circa 1948, 2014 (interactive app for iOS devices), David Zwirner.
Fischli & Weiss | The Way Things Go, 1987, 30:00 min, Matthew Marks Gallery.
Morgan Fisher | Turning Over, 1975, 15:00 min, Bortolami.
Luis Gispert and Jeff Reed | Stereomongrel, 2005, 12:00 min, Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
Runa Islam | Truth, 1998, 4:02 min, White Cube.
Christian Jankowski | 16mm Mystery, 2004, 3:54 min, Lisson Gallery.
Malerie Marder | At Rest, 2011, 12:06 min, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects.
Ciprian Muresan | 3D Rubliov, 2004, 4:49 min, David Nolan Gallery.
Carolee Schneemann | Fuses, 1964 – 67, 18:00 min, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W.
Cauleen Smith | Remote Viewing, 2011, 14:00 min, Corbett vs. Dempsey.
Levi van Veluw | Spheres, The Collapse of Cohesion, 9:43 min, rosenfeld porcini.
*Please note that Circa, 1948 by Stan Douglas, part of the film & video program, is an app that is functional on a smartphone or tablet and is not on view in the screening rooms or pods. To obtain the artwork, visit apple.co/1mn4DNm.