ZET Foundation Presents
Irina Gabiani’s video: “Blind life”, that was shown in that occasion
THIRTEEN LIGHT MOVIES
Nur gallery video art
…of its own light
curated by Alessandro Trabucco
21 March-18 April- 23 May 2012 from 18.00 to 22.00
arsprima Nur Gallery
Corso Italia, 9 – Milan
For further information: arsprima, Corso Italia n. 9, Milan, 0258308360
arsprima continues its publicity and awareness-raising of video art by projecting a collection of films in the Nur gallery starting on 21 March for a total of 3 evenings (18 April and 23 May are the next dates) curated by Alessandro Trabucco. With 13 videos by 13 artists on the contemporary scene dedicated to light, for a total of 73’30” of projection, around 24 minutes per evening.
It is no coincidence that the very theme of light was chosen for a space of projection and experimentation carrying the Arabic name Nur, which actually means “light”.
The artists exhibiting, in order of their video presentations, are:
Isobel Blank , Elisabetta Di Sopra , Umberto Corni, Jessica Iapino, Leonardo Genovese, Silvia Camporesi, Irina Gabiani, Silvio Giordano, Alessia De Montis, Silvia Serenari, Andrej Mussa, JOYKIX, Francesca Arri.
The video collection is curated by Trabucco and entitled “…of its own light”, reflects on the concept of light from varying points of view, just like contemporary art is eviscerating through the search for artists sensitive to the subject matter. The medium used, video, has light as its principle characteristic and, in contrast to photography, emanates and illuminates its surroundings with moving images.
The participating artists therefore present their own creative light: “interior” light as an intimate awareness of our own essence and emotional nature; natural light as a pure, vital, archaic, primordial energetic emanation; electric light as a symbol of contemporary light, frenetic, changeable, technological.
The visual path thus sees a body of work which displays diverse sensations and different approaches suggested by the specific poetry of the artist, at times leaning more towards introspection, at others more removed and objective.
“The Sun is the only true reference point, the concept of “its own light” comes from this font of primordial energy, indispensible for the existence of man and the world.
But such a concept, symbolically speaking, may also refer to other aspects of life, with metaphorical references to situations or events which may be redefined, or reinterpreted, following this idea of luminous energetic emanation, identifying it in interior strength or in an object, in another person or in a passion, in a desire or an ambition.
“Light” is its own meaning of life, of Creation, of the beginning of everything, in opposition to darkness, absence, blindness, death, the end of everything.”A. Trabucco
Nur Gallery is the space where the ideas of Cristina Gilda Artese (collectionist, talent scout and founder of arsprima, association for contemporary art). Nur Gallery is the private space of arsprima where culture finds a constructive dialogue and the intimacy of a cultural salon, where the goal is the sharing of art.
CologneOFF 2011 Baltic Sea
includes following venues
Szczecin (PL) – 12,13, 14 May 2011
St.Petersburg (Ru) – 19, 20, 21 May 2011
Tampere (Fi) – 26, 27, 28 May 2011
Tallinn (Estonia) – 1-2 June 2011
CologneoFF 2011 Szczecin
is collaboration between Cologne International Videoart Festival, artvideoKOELN; Le Musee di-visioniste – the new museum of networked art
and OFFizyna Szczecin & Szczecin 2016 Culture’s Observatory
Irina Gabiani’s works at the 54 the Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale the Italian Pavilion, 2011
Irina Gabiani’s video ” Counting the infinite” at the 54 the Biennale di Venezia, Italian pavilion, 2011
Images from Catalogue :
“Padiglione Italia, 54° Biennale di Venezia. Lo Stato dell’Arte – State of the Arts. Istituti Italiani di Cultura nel mondo”, (Italy), 2011;
Time is Love.5 [show 5]8 March 2012
The Cornaro Institute
23 Mehmet Ali Street
Adamo Macri | Alicja Rogalska | Alysse Stepanian | Charlotte Merino | ELASTIC Group | Fernando Velasquez | Glenn Church | Hermelinde Hergenhahn | Hervé Penhoat | Irina Gabiani | Isidora Ficovic | Kokou Ekouagou | Larry Caveney | Laurent Fiévet | Masha Yozefpolsky | Michael Chang | Michael Douglas Hawk | Nadiah Shazana | Neven Allanic | Nina Backman | Pier Giorgio De Pinto | Saliou Traoré | Samba Fall | Simone Stoll | Ulf Kristiansen | Wai Kit Lam | William Esdale | Xavier Gautier
Special Thanks to Dr Michael Paraskos
Irina Gabiani at:
International video Art Exhibition
“Time is love”, 2012 Box Videoart Project Space, Milan, Italy
10 -30 Janury 2012, Milan, Italy
Adamo Macri (Canada) | Alicja Rogalska (Poland/UK) | Alysse Stepanian (Iran/USA) | Charlotte Merino (France) | ELASTIC Group (Italy) | Fernando Velasquez (Brazil) | Glenn Church (UK) | Grace Kim (USA) | Hermelinde Hergenhahn (Netherlands) | Hervé Penhoat (France) | Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg) | Isidora Ficovic (Serbia) | Kokou Ekouagou (Togo/China) | Larry Caveney (USA) | Laurent Fiévet (France) | Masha Yozefpolsky (Israel) | Michael Chang (Denmark) | Michael Douglas Hawk (Germany) | Nadiah Shazana (Maylasia/USA) | Neven Allanic (France) | Nina Backman (Finland) | Pier Giorgio De Pinto (Switzerland) | Saliou Traoré (Burkina Faso/Netherlands) | Samba Fall (Senegal) | Simone Stoll (Germany) | Tristan Mory (France) | Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) | Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong) | William Esdale (UK) | Xavier Gautier (France)
The new edition of Time is Love is based on the difficulties experienced by the earthmen to love. Simply love. Being in connection with the Other is not an easy thing in present times. We attend a fold of the individualities, a fainted solidarity and a blatant indifference for the Other. Love is a universal theme, within the reach of each. It comes along with the biggest human sufferings: the refusal, the solitude, the evil to be, the vengeance, the treason, the disappointment, the shame. The loving feelings recover the desert of our biggest troubles as our most beautiful enjoyments. Thirty selected artists venture on the thread of this tricky ambivalence. They deliver us without concession a range of complexities, bitternesses and passions generated by human relationships.
The selection operated by Kisito Assangni (artist and curator) states multiple sufferings, tearings and impossibilities of rapprochement. The presented bodies are in the heart of these individual and collective tightnesses. They are the main vectors passing on the notions of voracious passion, nostalgia and sensual slowness.
If Time is Love.5 raises a dark portrait of the human feelings, lights of hopes live and resist nevertheless. If today the time is synonymic money, Time is Love strives to avert the gaze towards more essential values so that the time can rhyme with that of the love, the gathering and the let go. Love as universal feeling extricates itself here from traditional clichés and from a timeless idealism. It is declined, scrutinized and translated with depth and intensity, just like the complexity of mankind.