Friday, 20 August 2010

Project 35 Screenings Lagos

Photo credit: Ho Tzu Nyen, Episode 3, Tang Da Wu – The Most Radical Gesture, from 4 x 4 – Episodes of Singapore Art, 2005

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria
August 26, 2010

Discs 1 and 2 of Project 35 will be screened on Thursday, August 26th. This event will also be accompanied by a talk.
Screening: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Talk: 12:00 pm

Lifehouse, 33 Sinari Daranijo, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
August 27, 2010

Discs 1 and 2 of Project 35 will be screened on Friday, August 27th.
4:00 - 7:00 pm

For more information contact Oyinda Fakeye on +234 7055680104 or email at

Project 35
Curated by 35 international curators

Project 35 is an evolving exhibition of video works selected by 35 international curators and designed in a flexible presentation format, reflecting the diversity and unique nature of the many national and international art spaces ICI partners with. For Project 35, each curator has been invited to select one artist’s video that they think vital for contemporary art audiences across the globe. The result heralds the new decade, and showcases a new exhibition concept for ICI, with an eclectic compilation of works that reveal the global reach that video has achieved as a contemporary art medium today. It is most fitting that this project begins with Guy Ben-Ner’s Berkeley’s Island (1999), which refers to George Berkeley’s famous dictum “to be is to be perceived”. It is the curators’ and ICI’s hope that these videos are “perceived” by diverse communities within the exhibitions spaces that Project 35 will travel to, inspiring debate and functioning as an international catalyst for dialogue and exchange.

The works are presented in 4 chapters, each containing 8 to 9 videos, and the exhibition unfolds simultaneously in multiple spaces, chapter-by-chapter, over the period of a year. Project 35 will show a diversity of approaches to making video, as well as the interests artists are addressing in their practice. Taking advantage of the medium’s versatility, Project 35 can be viewed in an auditorium, foyer, or in a gallery space. The DVDs can be projected or viewed on a monitor, depending on host venue needs and interests. It may be a key program component in a project space for a year; presented in weekly, monthly or quarterly screenings; or running in the cafe or education room every afternoon.

Project 35 recalls the founding initiatives of ICI. It was 35 years ago that ICI organized its very first exhibition, a seminal survey of video art titled Video Art USA for the São Paulo Biennial. It presented works by artists that included Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Keith Sonnier, Steina Vasulka, and Bill Viola among others. These artists were pioneers working in a medium that was just beginning to gain traction in the field of contemporary art, and ICI proved to be an early and committed proponent of it. The international scope of ICI was clearly indicated in this first exhibition, which went on touring 4 more countries across Latin America. With Project 35, ICI further draws from its extensive international network of curators formed over the past 35 years to organize a new exhibition of international video art, and support new collaborations between curators, artists and exhibitions spaces on national and international platforms.

Disc 1: Guy Ben-Ner, Yukihiro Taguchi, Dan Halter, Zhou Xiaohu, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn & Phù Nam Thuc Ha, Kota Ezawa, Edwin Sanchez, and Robert Cauble

Disc 2: Sammy Baloji, Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Andrea Büttner, Alexander Apóstol, Daniela Paes Leao, Ranbir Kaleka, Ho Tzu Nyen, and Stephen Sutcliffe

Curators include:
Mai Abu ElDahab (Egypt/Belgium), Magali Arriola (Mexico), Ruth Auerbach (Venezuela), Nicolas Bourriaud (France), Zoe Butt (Australia/Vietnam), Yane Calovski (Macedonia), Lee Weng Choy (Singapore), Joselina Cruz (Philippines), Sergio Edelsztein (Argentina/Israel), Charles Esche (UK/Netherlands), Lauri Firstenberg (U.S.), Alexie Glass-Kantor (Australia), Anthony Huberman (Switzerland/U.S.), Mami Kataoka (Japan), Constance Lewallen (U.S.), Lu Jie (China), Raimundas Malasauskas (Lithuania/France), Francesco Manacorda (Italy), Chus Martinez (Spain), Viktor Misiano (Russia), Deeksha Nath (India), Simon Njami (Cameroon/France), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Switzerland/UK), José Roca (Colombia), Bisi Silva (Nigeria), Franklin Sirmans (U.S.), Kathryn Smith (South Africa), Susan Sollins (U.S.), WHW (Croatia), and more

About ICI
ICI organizes public programs in New York, across the U.S, and around the world that provide a platform for curators to share their research and experiences with the public. Through partnerships with a range of institutions, ICI enables new audiences and curators alike to understand and navigate the rapidly growing field of curating, while also increasing access to current developments in contemporary art internationally.

Through ICI on the Move, ICI is expanding its public programming reach nationally, working with venues that host our traveling exhibitions, developing visiting curator tours, and organizing public discussions at art fairs to bring emerging and established practitioners together to exchange ideas and share their experiences.

In 35 years of operation ICI has organized 116 traveling exhibitions, profiling the work of more than 3,700 artists. The shows have been presented in 590 museums, university art galleries, and art centers in 48 states and 25 countries worldwide.

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