Thursday, March 17, 2011

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 /