New European Video, presented by Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy. Different/Diverse brings together European video artists from the UK, Finland, Estonia and Italy in a program that explores notions of normalacy and the abnormal. The screening and exhibitions give a strong look at current European video practice.
New European Video
Presented by Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
at grunt and Western Front
Featuring the following artists: Graham Fagen, Douglas Gordon, Gun Holmstrom, Kai Kaljo, Paolo Ravalico Scerri,, Giovanni Rizzoli, Terry Smith, Roi Vaara,
A Collaboration between Nuova Icona, Western Front and grunt
Different/Diverse brings together European video artists from the UK, Finland, Estonia and Italy in a program that explores notions of normalacy and the abnormal.
Curated by Vittorio Urbani with British artist Terry Smith Different/ Diverse is a production of Nuova Icona & Vortice and in Vancouver it will be co-hosted by grunt and Western Front.
The screening and exhibitions give a strong look at current European video practice.
The artists and works included are: Graham Fagen, "Theatre", 2000, UK, Douglas Gordon, "Blue", 2001, UK, Gun Holmstrom, "Cosmos", 2001, Finland, Kai Kaljo, "a loser", 1997, Estonia, Paolo Ravalico Scerri, "PietÃ ", 2000, Italy, Giovanni Rizzoli, "Fluanxol", 1997, Italy. Terry Smith, "Unnatural Acts", 2000, UK, Roi Vaara, "Artist's Dilemma", 1997, Finland.
Urbani says of the series:
"The show is conceived to investigate the tension existing between normality and abnormality.
Sometimes to act unnaturally helps to focus on the reasons for our every-day acts, our "normal" life and to discover new ways of thinking and creating different perspectives. What is not normal can be not only abnormal - already a pathological territory - but also different, or diverse."
grunt gratefully acknowledges funding from Canada Council for the Arts through the Visual Arts and InterArts Sections, The British Columbia Arts Council and The City of Vancouver as well as our sponsors and members.
For further information: Glenn Alteen 604 875-9516 or email@example.com
Screening: Thursday January 17 @ 8 p.m. @ grunt
Exhibition: Opening Friday January 18, 8-10 p.m. @ Western Front and grunt
Performance Paolo Ravalico Scerri, Friday January 18 @ 9 p.m.
Grunt Gallery 116
350 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8
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