Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

CAZ England Video-performance





Silvio De Gracia is present at SQUARE EYES 3 & DIRECT ACTION 2011 FESTIVAL

Performances on / for / at video screenings


Saturday 1st October
CAZ Projet space, The Basement, The Exchange, England






EPIPIDERME 20


SILVIO DE GRACIA at EPIpiDERME 20

Encontros a volta da performance

September 29
Espaco do urso e dos anjos
Rua Palmira n°5 / Lisbon, Portugal

http://www.epipiderme.blogspot.com/

3rd THESSALONIKI BIENNALE



BIOS Athens








Saturday, September 10, 2011

Videoplay - Riga/Latvia





VIDEOPLAY Selection is presented at
CologneOFF 2001 Baltic Sea
Riga / Latvia
8 -10 September 2011
Waterpieces
Contemporary Art & Videoart Festival

Location:
Semi Island (AB -Dambis) and the floating Art Center NOASS and BETANOVUSS Riga / Latvia

Video Selection
ARGENTINIAN DREAMERS
Curated by Silvio De Gracia
Selected Artists: Gustavo Galuppo / La Nariz en la Taza / Marcela Rivera / Gabriela Alonso / Ricardo Rojstaczer / Silvio De Gracia

The PDF catalogue can be dowloaded for free
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2011_Riga.pdf



Friday, July 29, 2011

CHAIN LETTER



SILVIO DE GRACIA IS PRESENT AT CHAIN LETTER

CHAIN LETTER is a global group show wherein 10 artists have been to participate. Those 10 then invite artists that they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days. The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show based entirely on admiration.

CHAIN LETTER, Samson Gallery, Boston, USA


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

[Hyper Body] Festival Miden



[HYPER BODY]
Curator Silvio De Gracia


Curator partner: The UnifiedField

A new curatorial project of VIDEOPLAY.
FESTIVAL MIDEN
7-9 July Kalamata, Greece


[Hyper Body] introduces a serie of video-performances where artists explore the most extremes possibilities of subversion and manipulation of the body. Through the use of the body in shocking and intense actions, these works reveal unexpected situations of psychological and physical tension. Most of the videos presented a body subjected to high stress states, involved in activities that require contortions, unusual movements, effort and resistance. The extreme body condition constructs images that impact and encourage the viewer to consider their own body under unusual emotional states that are beyond the field of their everyday experience. By manipulating the body in a hyper body dimension, artists can develop new forms of experimentation that articulate surreal approaches, absurd visions, and the crudest forms of a poetics of carnality. At the same time this type of work shed light on contrasting emotions that force the viewer to rethink their own emotions and thoughts in relation to extreme experiences of the body in the context of performance art. Silvio De Gracia


Selected artists


Angélica Chio [México] "Illusion" Marta Moreno Muñoz [Spain] "In Girum Imus Nocte"
Baggenstos-Rudolf [Switzerland] "Balloons" Suka Off [Poland] "XY Sex" Nerea Martínez de Lecea [Wales] "Untitled" * Bean [UK] "Sometimes I Feel Like A Pitbull Terrier" * Martha Atienza [Philippines] "Habagat" * Jennifer Campbell [Canada] "Point No Point" *


* Curated by The UnifiedField



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Direct Action 2011

Silvio De Gracia is present at DA2011


DIRECT ACTION Performance Art made on-for-at video

29 May 2011 Institut für alles mögliche, Berlin


Organized by Stefan Riebel and Marion Ritzmann http://da2011.i-a-m.tk/


Next exhibition: Konnektor #4 "Sommerfest" - Direct Action Performance Video Show 15-17 July Konnektor - Forum Für Künste, Hannover, Germany

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Argentinian Dreamers




ARGENTINIAN DREAMERS
Curated by Silvio De Gracia

Kharkiv - 19 March
Kharkiv City Art Gallery, Ukraine
Silvio De Gracia participates as guest curator in CologneOFF 2011 - videoart in a global context - Cologne International Videoart Festival


Argentinian dreamers
This curatorial project tries to show a minimal and partial portion of the video scene in Argentina. The selection reveals and panorama that is strongly marked by a hibrid tendency, where the genres are mixed or confuses, with an intense presence of human action and performative elements, including ludic approaches, caustic irony and even extremes experiences of body art. The discourse of a body that operates and transmits the rawness and reality of his flesh and presence is very relevant, much more so than abstraction or experimental exercises with the medium. Bodies are testimonies. They live and dream and speak of the passage of time, life, death, and the fragility.
Argentinian dreamers exposes much more than simple video art. The medium is intensely questioned from the inside of bodies dreamers.
Silvio De Gracia


Selected artists:
Gustavo Galuppo / Marcela Rivera / Gabriela Alonso / La Naríz en la Taza / Ricardo Rojstaczer / Silvio De Gracia /





Monday, March 14, 2011

More than Bodies


[ Visual TV Container ]
Presents:
MORE THAN BODIES
Transvideoplay / Argentina
Curator: Silvio De Gracia

1 March - 4 April 2011
Only on VisualcontainerTV
http://www.visualcontainer.tv/


MORE THAN BODIES includes video performances and other works which, though not clearly framed within the category f action art, reflect a deep anchorage in the performance sphere. It is an attempt to reveal the presence of the body that is trapped and mediatized by video technology or else, to highlight the no-presence of a body that become virtual and electronic. It's an exciting body discourse, but this time the body has ceased to be an object-means to become a mediatized object. More than bodies refers to new bodies in a new intensely ghostly and dissolving presence. Silvio De Gracia

Selected artist:
Suka Off (Poland) / Eva Drangsholt (Norway) / Kim Youn Hoan (South Korea) / Guillermina Buzio (Argentina-Canada) / Sinasi Gunes (Turkey) / Tulio Restrepo (Colombia) / Igor Bosnjak (Servia) / Marta Moreño Muñoz (Spain)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Interview Visual TV Container

[ VISUAL TV
CONTAINER]
PRESENTS:
Interview
SILVIO DE GRACIA
Argentinian independent curator
Curator: Giorgio Fedelli
1 March - 4 April 2011
Only on VisualcontianerTV
Together with the video selection MORE THAN BODIES from TRANSVIDEOPLAY International videoart festival (Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina), VisualContainerTV presents an interview to his curator Silvio De Gracia, an Argentinian artist and founder of several videoart festivals in Buenos Aires and all over the world.
Silvio here introduces to the video production in Argentina and explains about the current and prospective features of videoart. In particular, he focuses on the concept of "interferencia" and disturbing performance in urban environments and underlines the role of video distribution as a crucial step for the development of videoart in Argentina and beyond.
Curated by Giorgio Fedeli, this interview is the first step of a project involving exclusive interviews to international videoart curators and critics with the wish to inform about the most interesting and possibly unknown video experiences from the origin to the very contemporary days.
Interview produced by: VisualContainerTV in collaboration with Visualcontainer Italian Videoart Distributor.
Curated by: Giorgio Fedeli . Organization and editing: Alessandra Arno.
All right reserved VisualContainerTV 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Urban Disturbance [.BOX]

URBAN DISTURBANCE
VIDEO PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SPACE
Curator: Silvio De Gracia, Argentina
1 to 21 March 2011
Vernissage 1 and 2 March from 19:00 to 21
Tuesday, March 1st at 19:00 [.BOX] Video Art Project Space presents the exhibit Urban Disturbance video, directed by Silvio De Gracia, curator and founder of the several video art festivals in Buenos Aires and around the world.
In this review, [.BOX] proposes an approach to the performance through actions in public spaces, with predominantly destructive intent or conflict. These works are strategies and actions that demonstrate the evolution of urban art.
Among the videos is proposed in this work "Quien puede borrar las huellas" (Who can erase the traces) of Regina José Galindo, Golden Lion (artist under 35) at the 51st. Venice Biennale.
Urban Disturbance
is pure poetic subversion aimed at the demolition of rationality and standardization of urban and social behavior. It is an opportunity to see the "undisciplined body", the body does not function to the rule, the body that deals with rebel predictability, trying to cross with micro-destabilizing events, unexpected, strange, new paths, or cracks to open further bewilderment in the logic of urban territories. It's a disorder embodied in an artistic process, ephemeral, contingent, and repetitive. Disorder gaps through strategies that make us see the new boundaries and work to break the boundaries between the space of "reality" abd the size metaphorical art. Silvio De Gracia
Urban Disturbance [Selected Artists]
Marta Moreno Muñoz (Spain) / Regina José Galindo (Guatemala) / Eva Drangsholt (Norway) / OASIS Project (South Korea) / Richard Martel (Canada) / Yingmei Duan (China) / Michela Pozzi (Italy)
[.BOX] Via Confalonieri 11. Milano, Italy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

VISUAL LIBROS


SILVIO DE GRACIA EN LA MUESTRA RETROSPECTIVA DE PUBLICACIONES VISUAL LIBROS (2001-2010)
Desde el 1 de febrero y hasta el 31 de octubre se estará presentando en el Taller de Poesía Visual y Arte Correo Corona del Sur, en Málaga, una de las muestras más completas y ambiciosas de publicaciones de poesía visual y experimental del Estado español. Coordinada por Francisco Peralto, la muestra pretende abarcar todo tipo de publicaciones vinculadas al campo de la poesía y arte experimental.
En esta importante muestra se presentan los dos últimos números de la revista de Arte Correo y Poesía Visual HOTEL DaDA: HOTEL DaDA 7 Poesía Visual Española, Selección de J.M. Calleja; y HOTEL DaDA 8 Poesía Visual Latinoamericana, Selección de Silvio De Gracia. También, estará exhibibiéndose el libro "Rubberstamps Siegt!", de Silvio De Gracia, un pequeño volumen que combina poesía visual y sellos de caucho.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Last Book / New York


SILVIO DE GRACIA EN EL ÚLTIMO LIBRO
EL ÚLTIMO LIBRO estará expuesto en la Biblioteca Aguilar de la New York Public Library desde el 2 de febrero hasta el 29 de mayo de 2011.
THE LAST BOOK will be on view at the Aguilar Branch of the New York Public Library from February 2 until May 29.
EL ÚLTIMO LIBRO
Curator: Luis Camnitzer
174 East 110 Street, NYC

DOC(K)S


DOC(K)S 2010-2011: "Melting_DOC(K)S"

Nuevo número de la legendaria revista DOC(K)S, editada por Akenaton [Philippe Castellin y Jean Torregrosa], en Marsella, Francia. Incluye poesía visual, arte sonoro, animación, textos, video y teoría, con la participación de algunos de los más reconocidos poetas y artistas experimentales del mundo.
Silvio De Gracia participa en la sección teoría, con un extenso estudio sobre copy art y arte electrográfico, acompañado de abundante documentación visual. [Copy art y electrografía: cuando la copia es más bella que el original].

www.sitec.fr/users/akenatondocks/DOCKS-datas_f/larevue_f/la_revue.html


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

INTER 107

INTER 107 ART et ACTIVISME

Inter 107, nuevo número de la prestigiosa revista editada por Inter Le Lieu, dedicada al tema ARTE y ACTIVISMO. Las preguntas surgen, las ideologías y las posiciones se confrontan. Textos de Paul Ardenne, Évelyne Goupy, Guy Sioui Durand, ATSA, Le Collectif Artivistic, Mélissa Correia, Marie-Eve Beaulé, Marc James Léger, Silvio De Gracia, Istvan Kantor, Christian Bujold, Adam Zaretsky, Jacob Wren.

Completan esta entrega, diversas reseñas e informes sobre Manif d'art 5 en Québec, la restrospectiva de Marina Abramovic en el MOMA de Nueva York, el festival de performances en Séte, en el sur de Francia, y las distintas actividades en el espacio de Inter Le Lieu.

Silvio De Gracia aporta un texto titulado "Estallidos de la memoria: la nueva escena del arte activista argentino en el cambio de milenio", un extenso artículo que da cuenta de los cruces y desbordes entre arte y política registrados en el accionar de colectivos como Etcétera, GAC, TPS y otros, sin olvidar momentos cruciales del arte activista argentino como Tucumán Arde y El Siluetazo.

Más info en: http://www.inter-lelieu.org/FR/inter_107.php


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

JIAAP


SILVIO DE GRACIA EN JIAAP
JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES
DE ARTE DE ACCIÓN DEL PUMAREJO
27, 28 y 29 de enero de 2011
Galería Weber-Lutgen, Sevilla, España
Comisaria: María A. A.