Program VIVA CaixaForum Madrid 2012:
CaixaForum Madrid Auditorium
On May 24th, 25th and 26th, 2012, VIVA presents an international selection of single-channel video art by artists from 22 countries at CaixaForum Madrid.
The VIVA program was conceived in 2006 to provide a continuous dialogue between historical artworks from private collections with the latest contemporary visual art practices, creating an intellectual current in the visual arts. VIVA is exhibited in an annual tour through the major art centers Worldwide, i.e. Centre Pompidou in Paris,Hara Museum in Tokyo and Seoul MoCA, among others.
Organized as a cultural educational project in collaboration with curators, galleries, collectors and institutions, VIVA has established a network of international artists, carefully selected and personally invited to participate.
Founder and Director: Ana de Alvear
Chief Curator: Macu Moran
19.30hs. May 24th, 2012. Approx. duration 67 minutes
Cecilia Barriga - Donde empieza la Violencia, 2004, 1′, Chile
Yang Fudong - Lock Again, 2004, 3′, China
Francis Alÿs - El Gringo, 2003, 4’37”, Belgium
Marina Nuñez - Ocaso, 2007, 56″, Spain
Shirin Neshat - Passage, 2001, 11’30”, Iran
Simone Hooijmans - Campsite Hortus, 2004, 1′, The Netherlands
Nathalie Djurberg - The Rhinoceros and the Whale, 2008, 4’47”, Sweden
Anthony Goicolea - Class Room, 2003, 6’05”, Cuba
Bjørn Melhus - No Sunshine, 1997, 5’30”, Germany
Ira Schneider - How Bill Viola Does It, 1975/2000, 2’13”, USA
Andrezza Valentin & Guilherme Marcondes - Tyger, 2006, 4’30”, Brazil
Alicia Framis - Ajax Football Stadium Amsterdam 02, 2002, 3’52”, Spain
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba - The Ground the Root and the Air: The passing of the Bodhi Tree, 2007, 14’30”, Japan
Floris Kaayk - Parts, 2008, 2’32”, The Netherlands
19.30hs. May 25th, 2012. Approx. duration 67 minutes
Manuel Saiz - Being Luis Porcar, 2005, 1′, Spain
Mark Leckey - Fiorucci made me Hardcore, 1999, 15′, United Kingdom
Joanneke Meester - Pregnant, 2004, 1’30”, The Netherlands
Ricardo Calero - Sea Flooding, 2001/2011, 2’53”, Spain
Yusuke Sakamoto - Yakizakana no Uta, 2004, 4’36”, Japan
Nesimi Yetik - My Mother Learns Cinema, 2007, 4′, Turkey
Pipilotti Rist - Pamela, 1997, 5′, Switzerland
Martin Sastre - The Martin Sastre Foundation, 2003, 5’11”, Uruguay
Reynold Reynolds - Secret Life, 2008, 10′, USA
Aldo Giannotti - A rewinding Journey, 2005, 10′, Italy
Florian Gwinner - Das Model, 2006, 6’18”, Germany
Ana de Alvear - Nothing ever happens, 2006, 2’20”, Spain
19.30hs. May 26th, 2012. Approx. duration 65 minutes
Bruce Nauman - Violent Incident, 1986, 2’57”, USA
Isaac Julien - The Attendant, 1993, 10′, United Kingdom
Rui Calçada Bastos - Same old tune, 2005, 1’49”, Portugal
Martha Colburn - Triumph of the Wild, 2008, 5′, USA
Santiago Morilla - Gioco monstruoso, 2010, 4′, Spain
Douwe Dijkstra - Fragmenten uit ‘Backpacking’, 2006, 3′, The Netherlands
Hans Op de Beeck - All together now… 2005, 6’59”, Belgium
Mariko Mori - Kumano, 1999, 12′, Japan
Ruth Gomez - El artista de la vida moderna, 2003-2004, 1’56”, Spain
Aili Chen - Niñas, 2006, 2’50”, Argentina
Stan Douglas - Monodramas, 1991, 4′ , Canada
Wolfgang Lehmann - Route to Cape Town, 2005, 5′, Germany
Berni Searle - Seeking Refuge, 2008, 5’56”, SouthAfrica
Joost Bakker - Laagtevrezers, 2004, 3′, The Netherlands
Simone Lecca - Souvenir, 2001, 1′, Italy
Program VIVA OFF Madrid 2012:
May 24th, 25th and 26th 2012
Circuit of 22 Art Galleries from Madrid
In this occasion, VIVA collaborates with Imagery Affairs to develop VIVA OFF Madrid, a parallel project from VIVA towards the promotion and support of the audiovisual medium. It involves a circuit of 22 art galleries in Madrid, which during those three days, will exhibit contemporary audiovisual works.
This program, designed by Macu Moran, was carried out with the support of VideoArtWorld, ArtConsultant, Digits without Borders, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain and 22 galleries of the city of Madrid.
Organization: Macu Moran
Comunication: Ted Delano
Coordination: Amparo Lopez Corral
Lope de Vega 22, 28014 Madrid
Guillermo Martin Bermejo & Rosana Antoli - The Carradine Kids, 2012, 1’50″
In reference to David Carradine, and his ‘rugged’ death, pictures of women players by Rosana Antolí seek interaction with the anxious children by Guillermo Martin Bermejo, in a desire to experience and seek together new risky forms of pleasure. It is therefore an ode to the death and resurrection. A mirror of a generation defined not temporarily, but by avoiding sexual games evades, and place the viewer in a voyeuristic position, becoming the observer of the atrocious maneuvers masturbation. The drawings leave the flat support to interact with each other or even with machines, in a romantic at heart scenario, which emphasizes this almost theatrical drama.
The constant search for new experiences through drawing, has joined the career of of artists Antolí Rosana (Spain, 1981) and Guillermo Martin Bermejo (Spain, 1967) in the project “The Carradine’s Kids”.
Orellana 10, Bj., 28004 Madrid
Elina Talvensaari & Mauro Fariñas - How to pick berries, 2010, 18′ 45”
Economy is stranger than fiction. Visitors from a distance appear hazy in the swamps of northern Finland. The growing concern among the locals – things are changing, they discover the secret places of berries and everything becomes uncomfortable. Who is to blame and who is benefiting from this? “How to pick berries” is an exploration of the Finnish mind and the absurdities of the world economy.
Mauro Fariñas (Madrid, 1982) graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Cuenca in 2005 and earned his MBA at the Art Academy of Helsinki the following year. He has benefited from support from the Youth Institute of the Community of Madrid, Spain and the Photography Council of Finland, among others. His photographic work is regularly exhibited, mainly in Finland and Germany.
Monte Esquinza 8, 28010 Madrid
Almale Bondia - Insurmountable, 2010, 3 ́39”
The first step toward an organized space is the definition of a territory. The border is the most basic element in any landscape, which protects and excludes. Controls and the signs assure the surveillance. This piece is at the Spanish-French frontier, between Canfranc and Le Pas d’Aspe, to question the political role of the landscape and challenge the concept of “insurmountable”, title of the video.
Exploring the perceptual mechanisms that build the scenery is the central issue of the common project that in 2002 joined Javier Almale (Zaragoza, 1969) and Jesus Bondia (Zaragoza, 1952). Through photography and video, both artists make work that conceptually and artistically addresses the task of “reinventing the dramaturgy of landscape.”
Limon 28, 28015 Madrid
Linarejos Moreno - Architectural Intersections II, 2011, 50′ loop
The video “Architectural Intersections II” is comprised of 68 high resolution pictures showing action taken by the artist in an abandoned mine at dawn. Inspired by a mechanism of scientific proof of the nineteenth Century, Moreno projects through threads forms of the architectural elements of the building, in its opposite wall. The result is the intersection of these geometric figures in space, some delicate “tunnels of threads” that provides the ruin with a new temporary significance, until the artist makes them disappear. The work is performed like a ritual, slowly cutting the wires and capturing the fall of the fragile fibers. The purpose is supported by the stills taken of slow poses, which dismisses the importance of the human figure as a mere ghostly entity.
Linarejos Moreno (Madrid, 1974) seeks architectures steeped in history to lift them briefly out of their role and turn them into places where the ritual is mixed with the past and its personal memory in a kind of living space open to multiple narratives.
Blanca Soto Arte
Alameda 18, 28014 Madrid
PSJM - Corporate Armies, 2008, 2’44”
As a trailer, “Corporate Armies” anticipates a pattern that simulates the procedures used by the factories of the entertainment market when launching its multimedia products. In this story, made in 3D, describes a world governed by corporations where marketing and totalitarianism unite to create a dystopia. Pursuing the audience in thinking about the fate of global capitalism, once freed from any limitations imposed by democratic institutions.
PSJM artistic team is composed of Pablo San Jose (Mieres, 1969) and Cynthia Viera (Las Palmas, 1973) operating from Berlin. PSJM behaves as a trademark of art posing questions about the work of art on the market, communication with the consumer or function as artistic quality, using communication resources of the spectacular capitalism relevant to the paradoxes produced by its chaotic development.
Claudio Coello 19, 28001 Madrid
nadamasmate M. Nogueiras y J. Adan - Without Titles, 2009, 1’55″
The video sets a particular treatment of artist’s desperation to pass into different art scenes, using a humorous tone.
nadamasmate group arises in 2009, through the collaboration of Mayte Nogueiras (BBAA- UCM) and Julio Adan (BBAA - UCM and Camberwell College of Arts, London). It has exhibited in venues such as Midi Girl, Gregorio Prieto Museum, The Clock House or Fotojaen11.
Centro Mexico Madrid
Alameda 3, 28014 Madrid
Rivelino Diaz Bernal - The Prophet (Le prophète), 2004, 3 ́24”
A man in Paris crosses the same street corner mechanically for hours, entering into a trance, fight and scream with some being, a prophet who would like to say something, to evasion and indifference of the people.
Rivelino Diaz studies social anthropology, works with video, installation, object, performance and photography, with subjects such as technology and social mores, so critical and ironic. Diaz lives and works in Madrid.
Alcala 115, 1°, 28009 Madrid
Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller - Maybe Siam, 2009, 12’20″