Daria Ghiu on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:01:25 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-ro] ROMANIA: "Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video" - The Jewish Museum, New York, February 28 - March 27, 2014

Intre 28 februarie si 27 martie 2014, la Jewish Museum din New York:

arta video din ROMANIA

in cadrul proiectului expozitional

November 8, 2013âFebruary 5, 2016

Works from Romania show an interest in how history is constructed
while referencing historical avant-gardes. Visitors can see Anca
Benera and Arnold Estefan's examination of the contested history of
Transylvania, Irina Botea's work questioning the purpose and authority
of national anthems, Pavel BrÄila's lovingly detailed study of
Moldova's capital city through the seasons, and Mona VÄtÄmanu and
Florin Tudor's haunting silent film featuring children at play.

curator: Daria Ghiu


Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan
Pacta Sunt Servanda (Agreements Must Be Kept), 2012
HD video, sound, 16 min., 37 sec.

Irina Botea
Before a National Anthem, 2010
Video, sound, 10 min., 55 sec.

Pavel Braila
Chisinau - City Difïcult to Pronounce. Winter, 2011
HD video, sound, 21 min., 43 sec.

Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor
Rite of Spring, 2010
Super 8 ïlm, 7 min., 51 sec.

"Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video" is a long-term presentation
of new film and video works made in the sphere of the visual arts. The
series offers a rotating selection of vigorous works by contemporary
artists from around the world. It introduces New York audiences to the
latest developments in filmmaking within the art context and
underlines The Jewish Museum's holistic and global approach to the
understanding and presentation of art and culture.

"Sights and Sounds" takes advantage of the straightforward way film
and video travel: shipped on discs or streamed online, these works
provide an instant connection to new creative practices from even the
most remote locations.

Twenty-five international curators have selected new film and video
work from their respective regions of the worldâranging from Argentina
to Vietnam, Nigeria to Romania, New Zealand to Egypt, and many places
in between. Their picks are screened for one month each in the
museum's Goodkind media center, which has been turned into a miniature
cinema for the occasion.

The works in "Sights and Sounds" touch on themes significant to both
Jewish culture and universal human experience: spirituality, exile,
language, conflict, family, humor, history. The series creates a broad
network of artistic expression and curatorial perspectives that takes
stock of what is happening in film and video art at this moment in
time across the globeâwith a particular emphasis on work being made
outside western Europe and the United States.

"Sights and Sounds" will culminate with a publication presenting
curatorial statements, essays, discussions among curators and artists,
and descriptions of the films in the series. There will also be a
conference for the conclusion of the project in 2016.


Next country:

Peru, curated by Miguel A. LÃpez
March 28âApril 24, 2014

"Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video" is organized by Jens
Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and
Rebecca Shaykin, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

The Jewish Museum, New York
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128

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