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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.

Structure

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.

2. Festival
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.

5. Seminars
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

  Participants  

exhibition

VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images

The exhibition take place at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi and will present a video work for each of the participating artists. VISIO. Next Generation Moving Images offer 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.

VISIO. European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images 4th edition

curated by Leonardo Bigazzi

promoted and organized by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival

in collaboration with
FST – Mediateca Toscana
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi

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
  • Cecchi

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