Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival presents the fourth edition of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images.
VISIO consists of an exhibition and a series of seminars and meetings dedicated to expanding the vision and themes of artists, who use moving images in their artistic practice. By promoting encounters and international mobility, VISIO has favoured the development of a wide network of institutions, artists and professionals working with moving images.
The VISIO Programme, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence, within the context of the 8th edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival (17th -22nd November 2015). The participants will be 12 young European artists, who work with moving images; they will be selected with an open call, in collaboration with some of the most important European Art Academies, Schools and Artist Residencies. Thanks to the generous contribution of our partners, this year there will be no participation fee. The deadline to apply is September 21st 2015.
This year the Programme will include for the first time an exhibition, titled VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images, and a special Acquisition Prize.
The exhibition will take place at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (17th November – 20th December 2015) and will present a video work for each of the 12 participating artists as an overview on the practice of a new generation of visual artists working with moving images in Europe. The exhibition is produced and organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival.
The new VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize will be assigned to one of the participating artists and consists in the acquisition of one of his/her video works by the Seven Gravity Collection, a private Italian collection that focuses on video works by contemporary artists. Through this Prize Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, thanks to the partnership with the Seven Gravity Collection, aims to support young artists by promoting the practice of collecting moving images works and video installations.
VISIO is creating a significant archive by mapping a new generation of artists working with film and video and based in Europe. Over 200 visual artists have applied to participate in the first three editions of the Programme. While maintaining its original identity as a training and networking project, VISIO has now developed into a much wider exhibition platform that is generating new opportunities and collaborations on an international level.
VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images has a 6-part structure:
1. VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images
The exhibition will take place at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (17th November – 20th December 2015) and will present a video work for each of the 12 participating artists as an overview on the practice of a new generation of visual artists working with moving images in Europe.
Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, the exhibition intends to reflect on the variety of themes and languages used by young visual artists working with film and video, and provide an opportunity to discuss exhibition formats and audience reception of moving images works. The selection will try to reflect the diversity of mediums and formats in contemporary moving image practice: from analog to digital works, single-channel video and films projected on screens or played on monitors, and video installation and multichannel works.
The exhibition will have a strong laboratory approach and workshop activity. A dedicated space will be set-up for the seminars, meetings and workshops included in the VISIO Programme, some of which will be opened to the public. Round tables and presentations will be held during the week of the Festival and the 12 artists will illustrate their work to the public in brief 15 minutes lectures. Further meetings with important art professionals will take place every Thursday until the end of the exhibition.
The participating artists are invited to attend screenings, meetings and lectures of the Festival’s official program, and are encouraged to actively participate in the discussions. The main topics will then be expanded and developed during the seminars and conversations with the curators and artists hosted by the Festival. This year’s edition will feature works by Runa Islam, Harun Farocki and Martial Raysse among others.
3. VISIO. Young Talent Acquisition Prize
The Prize will be assigned to one of the participating artists and consists in the acquisition of one of his/her video work by the Seven Gravity Collection, a private Italian collection that focuses on video works from contemporary artists.
The Prize will be assigned by the Founding Members of the Seven Gravity Collection and the winning artist will be announced during Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival.
4. Artists Presentation
The participating artists will be asked to introduce their work in a 15 minutes presentation in the context of the Exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi. Here, they will have the opportunity to present the fundamental themes of their artistic practice to the other participants and to a selected audience.
A series of seminars will be conducted by artists and curators who will speak about various aspects of their artistic practice and research methods with the participants. The seminars, which will last 2 hours each, will be structured in such a way as to allow also moments of discussion and sharing of experiences between the professionals and the participants. In the previous editions the seminars have been conducted by Isaac Julien, Marine Hugonnier, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Filipa Ramos, Deimantas Narkevicius, Mark Nash, Maria Lind, Alain Fleischer and Heinz Peter Schwerfel.
6. Conversation room
In this informal environment participants will meet every day, in 45-minutes round tables and individual encounters, artists, curators, critics, producers and directors of international institutions hosted by the Festival. Ranging from the presentation of their own portfolios to simple conversations, these moments are conceived as an occasion for encounters and exchanges that can foster the participants’ professional growth and extend their networks of international contacts
Candidates must be young artists who:
- work with moving images as part of their artistic practice
- are under 35 years old
- are citizens or residents of one of the 47 member countries of the European Council (for the complete list)
- have a degree (M.A. or equivalent) or have had at least a solo-show in the last two years
- have an excellent knowledge of the English language
2. Application and Deadlines
Please download the Application Form here
Together with the Application Form you need to submit also the following files/documents in order to complete your application:
- Curriculum vitae (specify date of birth and nationality and/or country of residence)
- Portfolio with web links to previous video works and if available exhibition photos
- One photograph of the artist with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (format: JPG or TIFF)
Applications must be sent to Maria Hernández Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 21th 2015.
The 12 selected artists will be notified by Monday October 5th, 2015 at the latest.
The official opening of the sessions will be at 5 p.m., on Tues., November 17th, and will end at 11:30 p.m. on Sun., November 22nd.
Participants must attend all meetings for the whole duration of the Programme.
All meetings and seminars will be in English.
3. The selected artist will be granted:
- Pass providing access to all parts of the Festival (screenings and lectures)
- Participation in all the Programme’s Sections
- Hotel accommodation (November 17th -22th, 6 nights)
Transportation to and/or from Florence is not included
VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images
Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi
17 November–20 December 2015
Opening: Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30pm
The exhibition VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will take place at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi and will present a video work for each of the 12 participating artists at VISIO. European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images. The exhibition offers an insight into the film and video production of a new generation of artists, all born in the eighties, which lived the full transition from analogue to digital.
This exhibition aims at featuring the multiplicity of codes and themes used by these young artists who move between reality and fiction facing socio-political issues, working on the nature of digital images or even challenging the very structure of the language of cinema. At the same time, this is an occasion to reflect on the use of different types of video works in the exhibition space. The selected works therefore represent the scope of media and formats used in the practice of contemporary video making: from analogue to digital, from single-channel videos and films on monitors or projected on screens up to more complex video installations.
A part of the exhibition area will be devoted to seminars, encounters and workshops, which will be held every Thursday until the exhibition closes, with guests such as Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Erika Balson, a lecturer at King’s College London, and Jason Wood, Art Director (Film) with HOMEmcr in Manchester.
While the artists themselves will be presenting their work to the public on Wednesday 18 November.
The exhibition is produced and organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival.
TALKS with artists, curators and authors on occasion of the exhibition VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images
November 20, 2015 at 15:45 pm | Strozzina di Palazzo Strozzi
On the occasion of the 2015 edition of Feature Expanded. European Film Strategies, Friday November 20 2015 at 3:45 at Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, will be held the round table Audience Development & Exhibition Models for Artists’ Films, with a group of international curators and experts, intended to deepen understanding of new distribution models for films by artists, as well as the use of new technologies to reach an increasingly diverse audience. The round table is part of the international project Feature Expanded developed by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival and HOMEmcr (Manchester), supported by Creative Europe MEDIA e directed by Leonardo Bigazzi e Sarah Perks.
Guest Speakers: Erika Balsom (lecturer at King’s College London), Lisa Marie Russo (producer and co-founder of Fly Film), Jason Wood (Art Director Film HOMEmcr in Manchester). Moderator: Leonardo Bigazzi (co-director Feature Expanded and curator VISIO Programme).
November 26, 2015 at 18:30 pm | Strozzina di Palazzo Strozzi
In occasione della mostra VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images (Strozzina, 17 novembre-20 dicembre 2015) giovedì 26 novembre alle ore 18.30 presso la Strozzina di Palazzo Strozzi si terrà la lecture di Andrea Bellini dedicata alla Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement di Ginevra.
Rilanciata nel 2014 dal Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, La Biennale è una delle prime e più importanti manifestazioni in Europa dedicata ai film d’artista, installazioni video e opere multimediali. Andrea Bellini, direttore del Centro e curatore del progetto, in collaborazione con Hans Ulrich Obrist e Yann Chateigné, ha commissionato e prodotto per l’ultima edizione 22 opere di giovani artisti internazionali. Fasi progettuali e sviluppi futuri della manifestazione saranno discussi e presentati anche attraverso estratti dei film prodotti.
Andrea Bellini è storico dell’arte, critico e curatore. Dal 2003 al 2007 è stato U.S. editor di Flash Art International. Dal 2007 al 2009 è stato direttore di Artissima, la fiera internazionale di Torino, e successivamente è stato co-direttore del Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli. Dal 2012 è direttore del Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (CAC).
December 3, 2015 at 18:30 pm | Strozzina di Palazzo Strozzi
La ricerca intorno alle moving images da parte degli artisti è ormai un fenomeno pienamente consolidato che appartiene sia al mondo dell’arte contemporanea che al mondo del cinema. I film d’artista si vedono nei musei, nelle gallerie ma anche nei grandi festival internazionali. Tra arte e cinema, entrambi linguaggi della visione, è storicamente esistita una forte relazione. Oggi il dibattito verte sui temi della produzione e della diffusione. Qual è la destinazione di questi lavori? Quali sono le fonti di reperimento delle risorse? È possibile ipotizzare una circolazione per il cinema d’artista oltre alla presentazione in una biennale o in un museo?
Lo sviluppo degli strumenti di comunicazione e di nuovi mercati (televisione digitale e internet) sono esperienze che intercettano pubblici nuovi, di cui gli artisti sono consapevoli.
Ne parlano Silvia Lucchesi e Davide Giannella giovedì 3 dicembre alle ore 18.30 presso la Strozzina di Palazzo Strozzi, in un incontro realizzato in occasione della mostra VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images (Strozzina, 17 novembre-20 dicembre 2015).
Storica dell’arte, docente universitaria e curatrice di arte contemporanea, ha lavorato per molti anni sulla relazione tra cinema e arte contemporanea e ha pubblicato libri e saggi e organizzato mostre su questo tema.
Dal 2008 è direttrice di Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, che ha co-fondato.
Curatore indipendente, la sua ricerca è incentrata principalmente sulle possibili relazioni tra il sistema dell’arte e i differenti ambiti dell’orizzonte culturale contemporaneo (cinema, architettura, design, cibo, musica) e sulla traduzione e declinazione in contesti e piattaforme differenti di progetti e contenuti artistici. Ha elaborato una figura che fonda la pratica curatoriale a quella di produttore esecutivo sui set cinematografici, occupandosi dei contenuti, della produzione e della distribuzione su più piani delle opere filmiche.
December 17, 2015 at 18:30 pm | Strozzina di Palazzo Strozzi
The participating artists of the exhibition VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images Alessandro Di Pietro and Roberto Fassone in conversation with curator Leonardo Bigazzi.
Roberto Fassone makes works that explore and question the processes and the strategies regulating the production of contemporary artworks.
His works has been shown in galleries and museums such as: Carroll/Fletcher, London, ZHdK, Zurich, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, MAMbo, Bologna and Link Cabinet among many others. He was part of the Jury Selection of the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival and he has been recently selected for the Live Work Performance Act Award in Fies (Dro).
Alessandro Di Pietro’s artistic practice is focused on the process of normalization and deviation from the standard, in material and linguistic terms.
Recent exhibitions: TWO PERSON SHOW, CAB, Grenoble, 2015; Glitch, OCAT, Shanghai, 2015; HPSCHD 1969-2015, MAMBO – Museo Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna, 2015; Glitch.Interferenze tra Arte e Cinema, PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea Milan, Milan, 2014;Zodiaco, CAR drde, Bologna, 2014.
The conversation will be held in Italian.
Admission is free while places last.
VISIO European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images (Florence, November 17-22 2015)
Promoted and organized by
Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival
with the support
- Regione Toscana
- Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze/Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee
- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy
- Institut français Firenze
- Deutsches Institut Florenz
- Seven Gravity Collection
In collaboration with
- FST – Mediateca Toscana
- Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
The selection of the participants is conducted in partnership with
- Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan)
- Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze
- Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
- Central Saint Martins (London)
- De Ateliers (Amsterdam)
- Pavillon Neuflize OBC research lab del Palais de Tokyo (Paris)
- Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam)
- Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam)
- Royal College of Art (Lonon)
- Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen)
- Viafarini (Milan)
- Vilnius Academy of Arts, Zurich University of The Arts
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