Action and Video 行动与录像

[2011/05/31 17:40 | 分类: info | by lizhenhua ]
Pro Helvetia together with Minsheng Art Museum is launching the project
Action and Video, CH/CN Art Now
from April to November 2011

Concept/Curate: Li Zhenhua

This project is meant to discover the culture temptation in Switzerland since the 60s, especially focus on the activism practice/media intervention and video as medium in the art and aesthetics development. The project will invite establish Swiss artists and upcoming stars from both countries, by giving presentation/screening and discussion, and printed text on a deeper sense of the clue of the parallel development in Switzerland and China.

We are planning to invite Swiss Talents:
Yves Netzhamme+Bernd Shure /April 19th - May 20th +images +videos
Anne-Julie Raccoursier  /Septemeber 5th-15th
Marc Lee  /Ocotber 2nd-17th
Beat Brogle + Aaajiao /November
Roman Signer  /December 13th - December 20th
Yan Duyvendak  /2012
Yves Netzhamme+Bernd Shure

Yves Netzhammer, born in 1970, studied Visual Design at the Zurich College of Art and Design. Since 1997, he has been working on a widely ramified, poetic imagery cosmos. His video installations, objects, slide shows and drawings fascinate through their bodily charisma and their formal clarity. The playful recombination of elements which seemingly can not be combined leads to the threshold of our existence’s dark side: Dulcet aspects interlock with displeasing ones, the dead melts with the alive into creatures never seen before, and the depicted scenarios run from microscopic to giant scales.

Solo exhibitions include Kunstmuseum Bern (2010), Palazzo Strozzi (2009), SFMOMA, San Francisco (2008), Venice Biennale (2007), Karlskirche Kassel (supporting program documenta 12, 2007), Museum Rietberg, Zürich (2006), Kunsthalle Bremen (2005) and Helmhaus Zürich (2003). Group exhibitions include Liverpool Biennale (2010), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2007), Witte de With and TENT, Rotterdam (2006), Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2006) and National Gallery Prague (2005). Yves Netzhammer lives and works in Zurich.

Bernd Schurer is an artist who mainly focuses on the work with sound in a variety of contexts. He has realized compositions and audioworks for film, media- and soundinstallations, as well as for the stage and he has realized one opera score, all of which cover a broad spectrum of distinct aesthethics. His main interest lies in conceiving systems, that are autonomous, interactive or self- contained, trough the use of digital- and computer aided techniques, mostly applying "experimental methods", as well as a healthy dose of research, "skepticism" and daydreaming. He often collaborates closely across different media with other artists.His works have been staged internationally and have received some acclaim and rewards.

*Born 1970 in Zurich; Studies in Philosophy and Film Science at the University of Zuerich. Bachelor of Arts, Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung Luzern.

Roman Signer
(b. 1938 in Appenzell, Switzerland) is principally a visual artist who works in sculpture, installations photography, and video. He holds degrees from arts institutions in Switzerland and Poland. He studied at the Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich and Lucerne between 1966 and 1971. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland from 1971-1972. His work has been shown at galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia over the last thirty years. In 2008 Signer was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize.

Signer’s "action sculptures" involve setting up, carrying out, and recording "experiments" or events that bear aesthetic results. Following carefully planned and strictly executed and documented procedures, the artist enacts and records such acts as explosions, collisions, and the projection of objects through space. Video works like Stiefel mit Rakete (Boot with Rocket) are integral to Signer’s performances, capturing the original setup of materials that self-destruct in the process of creating an emotionally and visually compelling event. Signer gives a humorous twist to the concept of cause and effect and to the traditional scientific method of experimentation and discovery, taking on the self-evidence of scientific logic as an artistic challenge. A recent example of his installation work was "Accident as sculpture" (Unfall als Skulptur)(2008) in which Signer had a three-wheeled delivery car, loaded with water barrels, roll down an 11 m high ramp and up the other side. At the apex, the vehicle overturned and crashed to the ground. The resulting chaotic arrangement constituted the exhibition at de:Kunstraum Dornbirn.

A collaborative film from 1996 with director Peter Liechti titled "Signer's Koffer" (English: "Signer's Suitcase") documents a series of his "action sculptures" along with interviews of Roman Signer and other characters encountered during his travels performing the work.

Yan Duyvendak
Born in Holland in 1965; has lived for many years in Geneva and Barcelona. Trained at the Ecole superieure d’art visuel in Geneva. Has worked in performance since 1995. Duyvendak regularly presents his performances at, among other venues, the Fondation Cartier in Paris (Nomadic Evening/Soiree Nomade, 1995), the EXIT performing arts festival in Helsinki (2001), Art Unlimited Basel (2002), the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid (Don’t Call it Performance, 2003), the Guangju Biennale (2004), the Image Forum, Institute of the Moving Image, Tokyo (2005), the crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine (Midnight Walkers, 2006), Vooruit, Gent (2007), at the Festival d’Avignon (2008), at the Theaterspektakel Zurich (2009), or at the Comédie of Geneva (2010).

His video work is in numerous public and private art collections, going from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, to the Museum für Kommunikation, Bern.

In 2004, Duyvendak received – for the third consecutive year – the “Swiss Art Award”, as well as the “Namics Kunstpreis fur Neue Medien”. He has been awarded with several “artists in residency” programs, for exemple the Cité des Arts in Paris, the Schonhauser artists’ space in Berlin, or the Swiss artistic Studio Pro Helvetia in Cairo (2007, 2008, 2009). In 2010, he received the Meret Oppenheim price.

Anne-Julie Raccoursier
Lausanne, 1974

Anne-Julie Raccoursier studied at the Ecole Superieure d'Art Visuel in Geneva and continued her studies in Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts in Critical Studies from the California Institute of the Arts. In her works, she focuses closely on contemporary issues such as identity, the culture of entertainment and its rituals as well as the art of displacement. Her video installations have been presented recently in the personal exhibitions “Wireless World“ at the Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva, “Non-stop fun“ at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, “Woodstock“ at St.Katharinen, St.Gall, “Crazy Horse“ at o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Luzern and “Loop Line“ at Kunsthaus Langenthal.

*thank you Gu Ling:-)

Marc Lee
*1969 *Switzerland creates network-oriented interactive projects since 1999.
Experimenting with information and communication technologies, his projects locate and critically discuss economic, political, cultural and creative "issue-clusters" that are essential for communication processes in digital networks.
Marc Lee has exhibited in major new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, Media Art Biennale Seoul, Transmediale02 & 04, Viper01 & 03 & 04 & 05 Basel, Ars Electronica, Read_Me Festival Moscow and ICC Tokyo.

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