Cinema Empire. Dutch Edition
30.08 - 27.10.2013
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
NCCA Volga region branch
with support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
part of the official program of the Russia-Netherlands Year
present exhibition of contemporary video art
Cinema Empire. Dutch Edition.
30 August – 27 October 2013
Arsenal (Nizhny Novgorod, Kremlin, building 6)
Exhibition at the Arsenal will present video art from Holland. Artists actively explore cinematograph in their works; cinematograph as a language is the basis of aesthetics and stylistics of works of the exhibition’s participants. Exposition includes five video installations.
Using works of artists from Netherlands as an example, the exhibition will introduce audience to diverse methods of cinema language in video art. In his video Gravity Nicolas Provost consistently and dynamically clashes together dozens of kissing scenes from the Hollywood classics; special cinema effect used in film editing causes dizziness. Elodie Pong continues the tradition started by Provost in a sense. One of her works was created with infinite series of movie finals with “The End” caption, arranged in a melodramatic movie sequence. Cinema becomes a character, it forms a “body” of works of Elodie Pong and Nicolas Provost. On the contrary, Sonja Wyss doesn’t use “ready-made shots”; instead she turns to fiction films. She explores nature of cinematograph and experiments with its visual language.
Undoubtedly, behind any representations of formal artistic methods in video art there are vivid, often ironic artistic statements on various subjects – from eternal questions of love and death to contemporary topical issues.
Artists: Nicolas Provost, Elodie Pong and Sonja Wyss.
Curator – Karina Karaeva, film expert, head of cinema and video art department of NCCA (Moscow)
Press screening will take place on the 29th of August at 17.00, opening ceremony will begin at 19.00.
Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 – 20:00. Admission fee 100 rub., discount tickets 50 rub.
ADDRESS: Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Kremlin, building 6
CONTACTS: 8(831) 423-57-41 www.ncca.ru/nnovgorod