As you well know, 2013 is conventionally considered the 50th of videoart. Was in 1963 that Nam June Paik expose his first videoinstallation, in Germany.
To celebrate this event, Magmart Festival launch a new project: 100x100=900. 100 videoartists are be called to be part of project, realizing a video around one year of past century.
The artists are selected within the winners of previous editions of Magmart Festival, to assure the gross quality of project. The selection is done with the goal of include artists by five continents.
All these videos, will found a relevant corpus, a remarkable narration of this dense present perfect.
The project will start its exhibition stage in 2013, with a screening in Naples (Italy) in the course of Universal Forum of Cultures. After, we want take the project around the world, the must widely possible.
We are looking for partners, to bring the project around the world.
At partner, we ask to organize at least one full screening of the 100 videos, in their country. The look of any event must match the general guidelines of project. The name of partener organization will be listed as partner of project, au pair like all others, and the logos will be showed every where the project will arrive.
Any partner is free to find local sponsors for the project, and keep the contribution for the organization of local event; local sponsors will be listed and showed worldwide.
When the partners list will be closed, we’ll contact single curator to organize show in uncovered countries and – in case – in the same country of a partner but on different locations (always with the agreement of partner).
If you like to contribute at the project, we are at yours disposal to provide more exhaustive and/or detailed informations.

BS1 / BACK TO SQUARE JUAN - PWU (curator: Claro Ramirez)


Made up of artists and cultural workers who bring their own specific competencies in art production, education and research, curation, artistic direction, and art management unto the table, Back to Square 1(BS1) is a broad attempt to make connections as opposed to the further defining of territorialities in the artworld. It occasions a recurring confluence of both high-profile and comparatively modest art projects across the Philippines to celebrate creativity and the artists’ capacity to do work that engages various publics. In a deliberate moving away from the clichéd image of the artist as alienated and alienating, BS1 hopes to find multiple entry points into various sites of existing as well as emergent art practice to facilitate exchanges and the sharpening of thinking and doing in these spaces. Projects include visual art exhibitions, multimedia—live performance, film, music, installation, and new media collaborative initiatives, and public workshops and fora, among other activities, which underline the idea that individuals, however different and independent, make up a social whole. This year, BS1 activities will run fromFebruary to October 2013 at venues such as Lopez Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, UP Los Baños Sining Makiling Gallery, and the Philippine Women’s University, as well as in artist-run spaces such as 98B Escolta and selected galleries and pocket spaces not traditionally identified with the circulation of art. BTS1 programs are intended to run every four years in partner venues.
The Philippine Women’s University (PWU) has remained a steadfast institution. Turning almost a hundred years old, it has withstood the test of time from its early beginnings in 1919, being able to adapt to growing demands in the education system. What started out as Asia’s first university for women founded by Asians, has now grown into a co-educational university. It is also non-sectarian and multicultural. PWU’s holistic approach aims to cultivate leaders for national development and global competency. Nurturing young minds, PWU’s core values are fostered through a curriculum focused on academic excellence, character formation, respect for cultures, family solidarity, professionalism and a service to the community.

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