22.11.2012

24.02.2013

Reprezentačné sály - Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

FILM. Directed by Artists / Film in Contemporary Art

The conception of the exhibition FILM. Directed by Artists/Film in Contemporary Art is based on mapping of works created by domestic and international authors and authoresses, in whose production a specific phenomenon is reflected – film...

artists:

Zbyněk Baladrán (CZ), Jan Brož (CZ), Ladislav Čarný (SK), Ivan Dudáš (SK), Mira Gáberová (SK)/Ivan Svoboda (CZ), Daniel Hanzlík (CZ), Alena Kotzmannová (CZ), Marek Kvetan (SK), Peter Meluzin (SK), Daniel Pitín (CZ), Michal Pěchouček (CZ), Ludmila Pohlová (CZ), Katarína Poliačiková (SK), Alexander Roitburd (UA), Peter Rónai (SK), Matěj Smetana (CZ), Marcel Stecker (CZ), Dušan Zahoranský (SK)

exhibition opening: Thursday, November 22th, 2012, at 5 pm

curator: Barbora Geržová

venue: Representative Halls, Nitra Gallery, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

duration of the exhibition: until February 24th, 2013

The conception of the exhibition FILM. Directed by Artists/Film in Contemporary Art is based on mapping of works created by domestic and international authors and authoresses, in whose production a specific phenomenon is reflected – film, which has since its discovery by the end of the 19th century influenced the character of our culture in a fundamental way. The aim of the exhibition is to examine not only connections among contemporary fine art, classic film and video image, but also to search for, analyze and present various attributes of film art that are present in works created by contemporary artists throughout the whole spectrum of the media including painting, structures and installations. Unlike the numerous domestic and international exhibitions where autonomous videos and films created by graphic artists were presented, this project emphasizes such works which were influenced by film but they do not necessarily need to have a form of film art and video art. At the exhibition there are works that approach the film image as found footage (ready made). They react to specific film makers’ techniques (work with time, editing, montage, camera movement), they use principles of pre-production (script) and post-production (subtitling, dubbing), they utilize the strategy of re-mediation or reflect film perceived as a social event, i.e. not the film itself but rather what is going on around, including critical comments regarding commercialization of the film industry.

The exhibition is divided into several fundamental thematic spheres, e.g. Found Footage, Re-mediation, Media Archaeology, Film as an Event, Film without Film, each of which shows a different aspect of the relation between contemporary fine art and film production. However, the thematic spheres interweave and the works presented overlap their borders freely. Numerous works exhibited can be interpreted in a parallel way through the optic of several categories.

The aim of the exhibition is not to map the history of the relation between film and fine art. Emphasis is put on selected phenomena and authors’ strategies, in which film played an important role and became a means for articulating problems of art. The selection of the works presented is framed by time and falls into the period from the 1990s (the oldest work dating back to 1994) to the present.

Barbora Geržová

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