29/1/17

FIVAC: Previews




Only a week before the end of the selection process of artworks in competition for the 7th International Video Art Festival of Camagüey, the Organizing Committee of the event has released some good news as a foretaste of what´s coming:
-          Up to this moment, the festival has received almost 250 artworks from more than 30 countries representing each of the five continents. Even though most of the pieces are single-channel, there is a wide variety of video creation. There is video dance, video performance, video documentation, video animation, and digital art.  In a nutshell, there´s a little bit of everything. 

-          Nine curatorial projects have been confirmed to be screened at The Next Resistance, such as “Over the real”, by the Italian curator Maurizio Marco Tozzi, “VIDEOsPAIN” by Iuri Lech from Spain, and “Under the subway” by the Spanish artist and curator Antonio Ortuño. This section of the event will also present curatorial projects from other festivals, such as the International Video Art Festival “Between Islands”, and Cortos de Soria, as well as video arts from Cuba and the Caribbean. According to the coordinator of The Next Resistance, “the space will exhibit an appealing and diverse gamut of visual languages”.

-          The Theoretical Event will welcome Dr Martha Pérez Ibáñez, consultant professor at the University of Nebrija, Spain, who will deliver her lecture “The essence of the immaterial: the artists and the Spanish video art and new media market.” Similarly, Antonio Ortuño will introduce his topic “Low Cost Events, the other side of art”. They all add up to the current complex, controversial, and context-dependent changing topics in the fields of art. Also, Dannys Montes de Oca, director of Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art will provide details about the upcoming edition of the Havana Biennial.

-          Among the guest artists, the event will welcome the American artist Andrés Serrano who will present some of his current projects. Likewise, the Cuban curators Juan Delgado and Pepe Fernández will talk about the project “Detrás del muro” (Behind the wall).

The participation of other artists, art theoreticians and projects that will continue to raise the bar for this 7th edition of FIVAC, are subject to confirmation over the next days. But up this moment, everything seems to be right on track…

Por:José Raúl Gallego Ramos
Traducción: Odeiny Gavira 

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