Human life passes through two fundamental season, youthfulness and adulthood. What we become result from that which we have been. This is true for individuals, as well as communities.
The american videoartist Bill Viola has said that: “The digital era will overwhelm us, as it happened with the industrial revolution. And I am not talking about technological changes, such as the internet, Twitter or in art. The changes will hit all of life: from politics to science, from medicine to culture. Will change our way of life. The role of artists will be even more relevant. Our vision will communicate knowledge and compassion.”
Therefore, the role of artists is very important. Art can help us to observe and understand the transition between the two human seasons.
shift, step-by-step, entails reaching an understanding of what aspects of the past must be definitively archived.
Our past and our roots are firmly anchored in the 1900s.
Even in such an fast time, where all our lives are subjected to the stress and excitement of the accellerating speed of change, the greater part of our culture remains a child of 20th century.
Sometimes defined “the short century”, the 1900s were filled with many events that marked the history of humanity.
Videoart - a rather young art... - will celebrate its fiftieth birthday in 2013. It is time to re-examine this past we all share.
The project 100x100=900 (100 videoartists to tell a century) was born with this goal. It will celebrate the anniversary of 2013, conventionally considered the 50th year of videoart (dated from a Nam June Paik video installation in Germany).
100 videoartists, from all continents, will be invited to participate in this project. Every of them will produce a video artwork inspired by one of the previous 100 years, a century. The pairings will be done randomly. All the videos will form a show that will be taked around the world during 2013.
A printed catalogue will support the show.
To extend the worldwide tour, the project is open to explore partnerships and collaborations with organizations and curators.
The project is under the patronage of the Magmart festival.
Read more at the project website.
The project is now on Google Cultural Institute too.
You can buy the project catalog by here, or on Amazon.
Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. Through these five senses we interact with the world - and with other human peoples. They are our interface.F.I.V.E.
is the new international videoart project created by Magmart
. After the international succes of 100x100=900 Project
, and waiting for IX edition of Magmart Festival (that will start on 2014 fall), this new project want explore the five senses.
Like for previous project, the goal is always the same: look into the gaze of videoartists on the mankind. And if for 100x100=900
the subject was the human history of 1900s, F.I.V.E.
focused on our senses - so on how we relate with other than one self. Senses are the medium between the world and us. Are the instruments of feeling. They channel to us all the informations that become from universe, they supply - even literally - the food for our body and for our mind.
Like any interface, they are two-faced. So the artist's research can be oriented to one of two - or both.
Therefore, the theme of human senses should be an intriguing challenge for artists. And - as already occur for previous project 100x100=900
- this can generate a positive and intense answer by them.
The fil rouge
activities and research in videoart field can be summarized in "how videoartists see the world"
, so it's clear why this choice. It's a new step on the same path. Is our (new) challenge.
The number five is a joining link too. Between the 5 senses, the 5 continents (where we want bring the project's tour) and the artists. An international jury will select, among submitted videos, five videoartists for each continent, in a manner that give back 25 videos, 5 for continent and 5 for sense.
The project work on two, different tracks: the artists and the curators.
Through an international call, the project mean collect videos on every senses, by a wide parterre of videoartists.
Through a collaborative program - like that involved for previous project - F.I.V.E.
mean constitute a panel of curators, that will bring the project around the five continents.
Discover more at the project website
, the new Magmart project born with the aiming to coincide with the universal EXPO
, scheduled to start for 2015 june 16, in Milan (Italy), on theme "Feeding the planet - energy for life"
The aim of the project FOODS
is to explore the zone around the boundary line between abundance and famine, anorexia and bulimia, body and soul, and any other antinomy amenable to the concept of food/aliment.
The project involve 13 videoartists, each of which will produce a video freely interpreting the theme of the project.
The project schedule a public event in Naples (Italy), for the official presentation, coinciding with the inauguration of the EXPO
. Along the 2015 will follow an international tour - and other events.
Moreover, we are currently working to organize a residences in Naples for some of the artists - involving cultural institutes of some countries - with a program to be defined.
Read more at the project website
The 100x100=900 screenings
- Richland College, Dallas (usa)
- Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome (italy)
- Moscow Museum Of Modern Art, Moscow (russia)
- East Art Gallery, Tehran (iran)
- Mem, Bilbao (spain)
- Jaaga, Bangalore (india)
- Espacio Avaart, Gijón (spain)
- One Minute One Shot Festival, Yerevan (armenia)
- Palladium, Rome (italy)
- Moszkva Café, Oradea (romania)
- Booze Cooperativa, Athens (greece)
- National Historical And Architectural Museum 'kiev Fortress', Kiev (ukraine)
- New Bulgarian University, Sofia, (bulgaria)
- Bs1 / Back To Square Juan - Pwu, (philippines)
- Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles (usa)
- Takesh Gallery (videoartist Iran), Isfahan (iran)
- Institut Für Alles Mögliche, Berlin (germany)
- Seedspace, Nashville (usa)
- Plateforme, Paris (france)
- Galleria Fuorizona Arte Contemporanea, Macerata (italy)
- Holdudvar Gallery, Budapest (hungary)
- Centre3 For Print And Media Arts, Hamilton (canada)
- Seedspace, Nashville (usa)
- Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory, Atlanta (usa)
- Regional Museum Of History Of Colima, Colima (mexico)
- Toldi Art Cinema (crosstalk Video Art Festival), Budapest (hungary)
- Peras De Olmo - Ars Continua (videoplay), Palermo C.a.b.a. (argentina)
- Lviii Premio Termoli, Termoli, Cb (italy)
- The Red House, Sofia 1142 (bulgaria)
- The Hub, London (uk)
- History Museum Katowice, Katowice (poland)
- Magma, Sfântu Gheorghe (romania)
- Xx.9.12 Fabrikarte, Venice (italy)
- Porta Degli Angeli (the Scientist), Ferrara (italy)
- Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea, Bari (italy)
- Accademia Carrara Di Belle Arti, Bergamo (italy)
- Krowswork Gallery, Oakland (usa)
- Webster University Film Series, St. Louis (usa)
- 500x Gallery, Dallas (usa)
- 5th Base Gallery, London (uk)
- Galleria Civica D'arte Contemporanea, Casacalenda, Cb (italy))
- Zeta Gallery & Art Center, Tirane (albania)
- Visiva, Rome (italy)
- Lxt Film Fund, Beijing (china)
- Espacio Miscellaneous, Madrid (spain)
- Galeria Santa Clara / Saint Claire Gallery, Coimbra (portugal)
- Artur Fidalgo Galeria, Rio De Janeiro (brazil)
- The Format Contemporary Culture Gallery, Milano (italy)
- #tag Temporary Gallery, Padua (italy)
- Qorikancha Museum, Cusco (peru)
- Inter Art Center / Gallery, Chaoyang District Beijing (china)
- Galeria Chartier, Derby Ct (usa)
- Jia Pingwa Art Museum, Xi'an (china)
- Zhengzhou Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zhengzhou (china)
The F.I.V.E. screenings
- Richland College, Dallas (United State)
- Elgalpon Espacio, Lima (Peru)
- Seed Space, Nashville (United States)
- Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton (Canada)
- VibraFusionLab, London (Canada)
- Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo (Uruguay)
- Webster University Film Series, St. Louis (United States)
- Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (United States)
- Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)
- Netsa Art Village, Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)
- Mediterranean Biennale of Contemporary Art, Oran (Algerie)
- Digital Marrakech Festival, Marrakech (Morocco)
- Beijing,stitute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), Beijing (China)
- Now & After, Moscow (Russian Federation)
-,Inter Art Center / Gallery, Beijing (China)
- Jaaga Gallery, Bangalore (India)
- LXT Film Funds, Beijing (China)
- Video Artist Iran, Isfahan (Iran)
- American University, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
- Muzaplus, Jaffa (Israel)
- Fonlad Festival, Coimbra (Portugal)
- King's College London, London (United Kingdom)
- New Bulgarian University, Sofia (Bulgaria)
- Film Studio JEB'YE production, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
- Light Vessel 21, Gillingham, Kent (United Kingdom)
- Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Erevan (Armenia)
- Demolden Video Project, Santander (Spain)
- Room, Kent (United Kingdom)
- Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
-,ternational Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor (Slovenia)
- Athens Video Art Festival, Athens (Greece)
- OLE.01,International Festival of Electronic Literature, Naples (Italy)
- Cinematica, Ancona (Italy)
- Photon Gallery, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
-,tramurs, Valencia (Spain)
- Pulimentos del Norte, Bilbao (Spain)
The FOODS screenings
- International Video Art Day at Santander
- TAM Torrance Art Museum at South Bay area of Los Angeles
- The Night in Plovdiv at Plovdiv
- Centro Nacional de las Artes at México City
- Cinematica Festival at Ancona
- La Neomudejar at Madrid
- PlutonCC at Valencia
- 22th Video Evening Kolektiva at Photon Gallery
- VideoBabel 2015 at Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano del Cusco
- Espacio Odeón at screening in the Façade
- Mutoscopio Festival at Puebla
- Inter Art Center / Gallery at Beijing
- Sarean at Bilbao
- ArtMusicEvent at Padua
- Center for Contemporary Art & cinema Lyumyer at Ivano-Frankivsk
- SF GastroArt at Valencia (Spain)
- Now&After at Moscow (Russian federation)
- Seed Space at Nashville (USA)
- FIVA at Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- Palaminga at Quito (Ecuador)
- Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) at Orange County
- California (USA)
- 1Shanthiroad at Bengaluru (India)
- Arab Media Lab at Marrakesh (Morocco)
Available Videoart Exhibits
100x100=900 (2013)(100 videoartists to tell a century)
A project to celebrate 50th of videoart
Any artists has been called to create a video artwork on a year of 1900s; the match between artists and years has been done randomly.
100 videoartists from:
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherland, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
100 videos, for about 7 hours of total lenght; suggested use is splitted on four steps (25 videos/years).
The partnership program has produced an international tour thanks to:
40 curators from - Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Slovenia, Ukraine, United States
For 67 screenings, 29 countries reached, over 450 days total
(Feelings International Videoart Experience)
A project around the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch.
25 videos (five for each sense) selected by an international jury between all submitted at an open call, for about 1 hour and half of total lenght.
25 (selected) videoartists from:
Austria, Belgium, Benin, France, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
The partnership program has produced an international tour in:
Algeria, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Togo, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
(currently ongoing until 2014 december)
A project to explore the zone around the boundary line between abundance and famine, anorexia and bulimia, body and soul, and any other antinomy amenable to the concept of food/aliment.
10 videos, for about 1 hour and half of total lenght.
11 videoartists from:
Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, United States, Venezuela
The partnership program has produced an international tour in:
Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Italy, México, Peru, Russian federation, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, USA
If you're interesting to exhibit one of these projects, contact us: director[at]magmart.it