Curated by 35 international curators
This September audiences in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Hanoi, will join a global art video community when they take their seats for the first session of PROJECT 35, an international exhibition of video works screening in 19 countries worldwide over the course of 2010 and 2011. This video project was initiated by Independent Curators International, New York and made possible in Vietnam by San Art, Ho Chi Minh City.
Project 35 has already screened in Albania, Mexico, Sweden and USA amongst others and will continue to proliferate weekly as more venues and new chapters in the series emerge.
On Thursday 23 September, the first of four screenings in Vietnam will take place simultaneously in 3 cities across the country with thanks to ‘mê phim’ in HCMC; ‘New Space Art’ in Hue and ‘Doclab’ in Hanoi who are co-hosting the events. Audiences in these three cities will be connected via a live video link.
PROJECT 35 celebrates 35 years of Independent Curators International (ICI); an organization that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions and forges international networks. For Project 35, 35 curators were invited to select one artist’s video that they think vital for contemporary art audiences across the globe. The result heralds the new decade, with an eclectic compilation of works that reveal the global reach that video has achieved as a contemporary art medium today. It is also one of the first programs of contemporary video art to tour Vietnam.
SESSION 1 of 4 » Thursday, 23 September, 2010 – 6.30 PM – across Vietnam
Artists : Guy Ben-Ner (Israel), Tuan Andrew Nguyen & Phù Nam Thuc Ha (both Vietnam), Zhou Xiaohu (China), Yukihiro Taguchi (Japan), Kota Ezawa (US/Germany), Robert Cauble (US), Edwin Sánchez (Colombia), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (US), Dan Halter (Zimbabwe)Curators : Mai Abu ElDahab, Mami Kataoka, Kathryn Smith, Lu Jie, Franklin Sirmans, Zoe Butt, Constance Lewallen, José Roca, and Raimundas Malasauskas
ICI (Independent Curators International) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. [pdf format]…………
Sàn Art is an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City. Dedicated to the exchange and cultivation of contemporary art in Vietnam. We aim to support the country’s thriving artist community by creating opportunities that provide exhibition space, residency programs for young artists, lecture series and an exchange program that invites international artists/curators to organize or collaborate on exhibitions. www.san-art.org
DOCLAB is a center/lab for documentary filmmaking and video art based at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi. Its activities include basic film and video training, workshops, screenings and discussion, an editing lab and video library accessible to the public.www.hanoidoclab.org
mê phim – passionate about film – is a HCMC based film initiative that runs a programme of live film events incorporating elements of discussion, live music and art where local and international film makers show their work. facebook – mê phim – passionate about film
The New Space Art Foundation [NSAF] is an independent art space in Hue city which aims to increase contemporary art appreciation amongst general public, NSAF’s main activities are financially and spatially supporting young Vietnamese and international artists by giving them the opportunities to uninhibitedly express their ideas. www.newspacearts.com