On Saturday, 13 th December 2008, at 17.00’ hrs, at Hall B of Dom Kulture ‘Studentski grad’ (Akademski Filmski Centar) ALTERNATIVE VIDEO/FILM FESTIVAL 2008
Will host acknowledged Greek artist
who will present a compilation of contemporary Greek Video works
under the title:
“Contemporary Greek Video Art” / A contemporary artistic vocabulary that investigates the Greek reality.
Following the presentation and before the screening
of the Greek program
a light reception will be held
at Velika Galer ja at 19.15’ hrs
hosted by the Press Office of the Greek Embassy
WHAT IS 'VIDEOGRAPHY OF THE REGION'
Long term project Videography of the region was established in Academic Film Center in 2006, with the idea to contribute in mapping and connecting current centers of production, initiatives, authors and festivals in the region which deal with video and new media. So far, in the frame of this program we presented artists among which are Nasko Kriznar (Ljubljana), Davide Grassi (Ljubljana), Aleksandar Muharemovic (Osijek); curators Evgenija Teodosijevska i Zlatko Teodosijevski (Skoplje), Ibro Hasanovic (NBA projekat, Srajevo); festivals Videomedeja (Novi Sad) and Smotra kratke video forme (Podgorica); centers Kino klub Split and Protok (Banja Luka). This year we have the honour tpo present for the first time in Belgrade a selection of Greek video art, in collaboration with Stefanos Tsivopoulos, artist and curator.
This project is supported by the Ministry of culture of Serbia. Author of the project: Aleksandra Sekulic.
"...of City and Time"
Moving Image in Contemporary Greek Art“...Of City and Time" is an attempt to register the way Greek artists exploit the medium of video and film in order to react on critical issues of the Greek society.
The presentation has two distinct conceptual parts. In the first part the films are focusing in the relation between Public Space-Architecture-History and on the other in the triptych Private Space-Memory-Time while the succession of films create overlapping readings based on these two general themes.
The compilation of works underlines the intentions and aspirations of a younger generation of Greek video artists and filmmakers, that moving image is at the center of their practice and artistic research.”
SCREENING PROGRAM (17.00-19.00 hrs)
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CURATOR
Stefanos Tsivopoulos ( Prague , 1973), is a Greek artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Athens . He recently finished a 2 years residency period at the Rijksakademie van Beeldenden kunst in Amsterdam. He is the winner of Golden Cube Award 2008, at the Kassel film festival.
Recent shows include the 1 st Athens Biennial, Kassel Kunstverein, Center for Contemporary Art Birmingham, the 1 st Thessaloniki Biennial, the Deste Foundation, Museum Het Domein, Townhouse Gallery Cairo, Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Trafo Gallery Budapest, Montevideo Arts Institute Amsterdam, Center Photographique d_lle-de-France Paris, Sammlung Essl Vienna, Manifesta Foundation Amsterdam, Coffee Break Liverpool Biennial.
Upcoming shows include The Greenroom curated by Maria Lind and Hito Steyrel in CCS Bard College New York and a solo show in the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade curated by Ana Nikitovic. During 2009 he will be an artist in residence at the Platform Garanti in Istanbul.