:Towards the end of 2016, 12 independent emerging curators came together thanks to BLOCKFREI Curator’s Agenda Residency Program in Vienna, Austria. Throughout 2017, they will come together once more for a 4 part screening series titled “All the world’s a display.” For three continuous nights during the months of June, August, October and December these curators will each curate one night of video art screenings of various artists on display at Veinti4/Siete Galería in San José Costa Rica.
ALL THE WORLD’S A DISPLAY I
Aviya Cohen is a writer, scholar and curator working between Jerusalem and Berlin, focusing on the fields of philosophy of technology and theory of art, as well as documentary and experimental film making and new media.
Adelina Luft is a freelance curator, art manager and writer based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She has been involved in several art projects such as Biennale Jogja XIII as well managed the programs and exhibitions at Redbase Foundation Yogyakarta. Her current research revolves around curatorial practices in biennials from a peripheral country in the context of art globalization.
Lorena Parada is a curator from Colombia. She holds one MA in Contemporary Curating and has worked as director and curator of BAC Gallery in Colombia for over 2 years. Among her curatorial experience, Lorena has co-curated exhibitions such as Tobacco, photography exhibition at Don Bosco Institute in Kept City, Cambodia; Docu_Merz part of Merzman festival in honor to Kurt Schwitters in Manchester UK and participated in the art exhibition preparation for Digital an Electronic Art Festivals likes ondotzero and FutureEverything, as well as Sounds from The Other City in London, Manchester and Salford respectively. She is currently freelancing as curator in her native country and doing research on new media art.
ARTISTS and WORKS _
VOID, Curated by Aviya Cohen
Karam Natour, Israel. Heat in my head I 2015 I 18:18 min
Ishai Shapira Kalter, Israel – NY. Arabesque Mnemotechnics (1&2&3) I 2017 I Single Channel Video From Installation I 14:04 min
Itay Marom, Israel. Surveying I 2014 I Single Channel I 20:20 min
VIDEO BATTLE, Curated by Adelina Luft
Arief Budiman // Bayu Pratama // Jim Allen Abel // Kevin Aldrianza // Nangski // Wok the Rock
Wimo Ambala Bayang // Yudha Kusuma Putera
The selections for the video night screening brings to the fore a particular type of video production in Indonesia and which has been continued as a practice for almost two decades now. The videos explore artistic elements of video making while enhancing an accentuated sense of humor and parody mostly characteristic of artists in their incipient phase of their careers. This subtle irony and humoristic approach is what connects the selected videos which keep a critical standpoint. Besides their contents, the video also present how the different familiar techniques of home-made videos, video art and experimental video-making become blurred in the practice of the selected video works.
Video Battle has been taken over by young students who now are on the verge to finish their bachelor studies at the Art Institute in Yogyakarta, taking the inherited vast materials of videos from the first generation era of VIDEO BATTLE and adding up new video works in a compilation they present to the public periodically.
NUESTRO, Curated by Lorena Parada
Nuestro abre un espacio de reflexión y cuestionamiento sobre nuestras relaciones humanas y de ellas, qué es Nuestro.
Ours opens a space of reflection and questioning about our human relationships and frrom them, what is Ours?
Mauricio Rivera Henao:
AMOR, 2014, 4:13 min
TU, YO, TUYO TÚYO, 2014, 2:21 min
MOVIMIENTO, 2015, 3:03 min
AQUITAMIENTO, 2016, 3:00 min