Directions - European Video Art Screening and Artist Talks
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European Video Art Screenings and Artist Talks

Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 October 2015
Goethe Institut Niederlande and Yunus Emre Instituut - Amsterdam
Artist Talks 20:30 - 22:30

The second edition of Directions will continue to investigate what lies between video art and cinema, revealing the influences that lead the artist through his or her creative process. The different interpretations of the cinematographic language that have followed from its origins to today are a fertile ground for artistic experimentation so that the interrelationships between cinema and video art are more and more frequent and the two scenes now seem to feed each other. The selected artists are able to use the cinematic language in a personal and unique way, in order to create their own universe reassembling the film grammar.
Developing interconnections between the selected artists by facilitating a dialogue that puts in the foreground relations and differences as well as the relationship with the cinematic form is one of the main goals of the project, which would favor so not only the screenings, but also the need to deepen them.

Curatorial Team

Lorenzo Benedetti (Roma, 1972) was appointed as director of de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam on June 1st, 2014.
Lorenzo Benedetti studied Art history at La Sapienza in Rome and attended the Curatorial Programme at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. In 2005 he founded the SoundArtMuseum in Rome, a space dedicated to sound in visual art. He has been the director of the art centre Volume! in Rome and a curator at the Museum Marta Herford , in Herford, Germany. He was guest curator at La Kunsthalle in Mulhouse, France. He is tutor at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and writes regularly for exhibition catalogues and art magazines. He has been the curator of the Dutch Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennial and director of the SBKM (the Middelburg non-profit Foundation for Visual Arts).

Marco Nember (Brescia, 1977) is founder and director of the Blue439 Foundation. He's based in Amsterdam since May 2009. He collaborated with Italiaans Cultureel Instituut (Amsterdam), Goethe Institut Niederlande (Amsterdam), Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag), Kunstverein (Amsterdam and Milan), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam) and Museum Beelden aan Zee (Den Haag). From April 2014 he began to curate a video art program with related artist talks for the Italiaans Cultureel Instituut in Amsterdam.