Irina Gabiani – video at TIME is Love.8, International Video Art Exhibition,KALAO PANAFRICAN CREATIONS, Bilbao, Spain, May 2015

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16 May – 24 June 2015

KALAO PANAFRICAN CREATIONS
Arbolantxa N°6
48001 BILBAO
Spain
www.kalaobilbao.com
www.timeisloveshow.org
www.facebook.com/timeisloveshow

Saturday 16th May

Sala Rekalde
11.30 : Screening introduced by Kisito Assangni

Kalao Panafrican Creations
18.30 : Screening
20.30 : Love & Noise session: experimental sound-performance by MAGMADAM : Itziar Markiegi & Myriam Petralanda, Bilbao.

With:
Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo), Cristina Pavesi (Italy), Flavio Sciole (Italy), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Isabelle Lutz (Switzerland), Joas Nebe (Germany), Kai Welf Hoyme (Germany), Laura Celada (Spain), Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), (Marc Neys (Belgium), Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia), Ramia Beladel (Morocco), Sandrine Deumier (France), Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (USA), Yuri Pirondi & Ines Von Bonhorst (Portugal).

TIME is Love is an international video art project gathering several artists. Established in 2008, the program has traveled to major cities in the world attracting a vibrant mix of media professionals, researchers, young people and families. The screening is accompanied by exciting events, including talks and live performances.

Preoccupied with love, the project represents love stripped from its traditional clichés and timeless idealism. Each of the artists leads an interdisciplinary practice bringing a questioning and a criticism on a system of relation to others which appears to us as being dying.

Taking these ambivalent feelings as a starting point, the artists develop their own language according to their sensibility and history. The selected videos deal with prevented communications, disturbed feelings, globalisation, memory and spirituality. As a result, each video inspires the viewer to question the normative understandings of relationships in the occidental world.

About the curator

Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, consultant and producer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between London and Paris, his research primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary cultures. Kisito investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice.

He’s heavily involved in video, performance art and experimental sound. His projects have been shown internationally including the Whitechapel Gallery, Ben Uri Museum, London; Arnot Art Museum, New York; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Foundation 3.14, Bergen, Norway; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany among others.

He has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.

Kisito is the founder/curator of TIME is Love Screening and Project [SFIP] – Platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting video art from Africa.

Special Thanks to Jesus Ahedo.

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Screenshot from Irina Gabiani’s video “Part of the whole” 2013 

https://irinagabianivideos.wordpress.com/

Irina Gabiani – video at TIME is Love.8, International Video Art Exhibition, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain, May 2015

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Bilbao Art District & Kalao Panafrican Creations present

16 May 2015

SALA REKALDE
Alameda Rekalde 30
48009 BILBAO
www.salarekalde.bizkaia.net

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16 May – 24 June 2015

KALAO PANAFRICAN CREATIONS
Arbolantxa N°6
48001 BILBAO
Spain
www.kalaobilbao.com
www.timeisloveshow.org
www.facebook.com/timeisloveshow

Saturday 16th May

Sala Rekalde
11.30 : Screening introduced by Kisito Assangni

Kalao Panafrican Creations
18.30 : Screening
20.30 : Love & Noise session: experimental sound-performance by MAGMADAM : Itziar Markiegi & Myriam Petralanda, Bilbao.

With:
Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo), Cristina Pavesi (Italy), Flavio Sciole (Italy), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Isabelle Lutz (Switzerland), Joas Nebe (Germany), Kai Welf Hoyme (Germany), Laura Celada (Spain), Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), (Marc Neys (Belgium), Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia), Ramia Beladel (Morocco), Sandrine Deumier (France), Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (USA), Yuri Pirondi & Ines Von Bonhorst (Portugal).

TIME is Love is an international video art project gathering several artists. Established in 2008, the program has traveled to major cities in the world attracting a vibrant mix of media professionals, researchers, young people and families. The screening is accompanied by exciting events, including talks and live performances.

Preoccupied with love, the project represents love stripped from its traditional clichés and timeless idealism. Each of the artists leads an interdisciplinary practice bringing a questioning and a criticism on a system of relation to others which appears to us as being dying.

Taking these ambivalent feelings as a starting point, the artists develop their own language according to their sensibility and history. The selected videos deal with prevented communications, disturbed feelings, globalisation, memory and spirituality. As a result, each video inspires the viewer to question the normative understandings of relationships in the occidental world.

About the curator

Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, consultant and producer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between London and Paris, his research primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary cultures. Kisito investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice.

He’s heavily involved in video, performance art and experimental sound. His projects have been shown internationally including the Whitechapel Gallery, Ben Uri Museum, London; Arnot Art Museum, New York; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Foundation 3.14, Bergen, Norway; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany among others.

He has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.

Kisito is the founder/curator of TIME is Love Screening and Project [SFIP] – Platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting video art from Africa.

Special Thanks to Jesus Ahedo.

picture-17 Screenshot from Irina Gabiani’s video “Part of the whole” 2013  https://irinagabianivideos.wordpress.com/

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Irina Gabiani – Micro e macro cosmi at Galleria Giampiero Biasutti, Torino, Italy, 2015

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Irina Gabiani, artista italiana di origine georgiana è nata a Tbilisi, Georgia nel 1971. Compiuti gli studi d’arte presso il liceo “Y. Nikoladze” di Tbilisi (1986-1990), ha continuato il percorso formativo presso l’Accademia d’arte di Tbilisi (1990-1994) e successivamente la Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art di Amsterdam (1994-1997). Vive in Lussemburgo, dove lavora con disegno, pittura, installazione, video-arte e performance.

L’Universo nella sua olistica essenza è al centro della ricerca di Irina Gabiani, secondo la quale noi tutti apparteniamo ad un unico “grande organismo” immaginato come una sorta di complicata catena dagli anelli correlati, del quale noi, e tutto quanto attorno a noi, siamo parte. Cercando di vedere oltre quanto possiamo percepire con i nostri occhi, l’artista ricerca le innumerevoli somiglianze tra l’infinitamente grande e l’infinitamente piccolo all’interno della materia. Più conosciamo la materia e ne capiamo la complessità che ci sfugge alla visione immediata e più l’infinitamente piccolo ci conduce all’universo.

Tra le recenti esposizioni di Irina Gabiani si possono ricordare la partecipazione alla 54th Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione Italia, con contestuali personali presso l’Università del Lussemburgo e la Corte di Giustizia Europea, documentate da un ricco catalogo voluto e pubblicato dall’Istituto Italiano di Cultura del Lussemburgo; nel 2012 la personale presso il Museo Nazionale della Georgia e nel 2007 a Torino presso l’Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli (curata da O. Gambari e W. Darko, nell’ambito di Video Dia Loghi 2007).

Irina Gabiani, scrive O. Gambari nel catalogo citato, “manipola opere fatte di scultura, performance, disegno, fotografia e video. Il suo è un lungo ragionamento su forze e materie, visibili e invisibili, di cui è composta la vita e l’essere umano.”

Irina Gabiani è altresi’ attiva nel campo della video arte: i suoi video sono stati presentati in Musei ed Istituzioni, Teatri e Gallerie in Europa (tra i quali si possono citare il Museo della Civiltà Romana, la Mole Vanvitelliana, la Fondazione Benetton, il Malhoa Museum ed il Center of Contemporary Art Foundation Kiev etc.), Asia (l’AFA, Beijing Contemporary Art Centre), America (l’Arnot Art Museum ed il Torrance Art Museum). Nel 2007 è stata presentata una live-performance presso il Teatro Nazionale della Georgia “S. Rustaveli”.

“Irina Gabiani: Micro e macro cosmi” è il titolo della personale presso la Galleria Giampiero Biasutti di Torino. La mostra propone una selezione di opere dell’artista, che spaziano dai lavori della fine degli anni novanta, per concentrarsi sui recenti lavori bidimensionali, che uniscono pittura e disegno in un puro e raffinato equilibrio formale e testimoniano l’attuale approdo della ricerca dell’artista sull’Universo e sul rapporto tra l’infinitamente grande e l’infinitamente piccolo.

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Irina Gabiani, Italian artist of Georgian origin was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1971. Aftert the School of Art  “Y. Nikoladze” of Tbilisi (1986-1990), she continued her studies at the Tbilisi Academy of Art (1990-1994) and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam (1994-1997). She lives in Luxembourg, where she works with drawing, painting, installation, video-art and performance.

The Universe in its holistic essence is the focus of the research of Irina Gabiani according to whom we all belong to a unique system, to a “big organism” imagined as a kind of complex, interrelated chain, of which we, and everything around us, are a part. Trying to see beyond what we can perceive with our eyes, going beyond the vision of the world as we use to know, the artist researches the innumerable similarities between the infinitely big and the infinitely small within matter. The more we know matter and understand its complexity which escapes us at a simple glance, the more the infinitely small leads us to the universe.

Among the recent exhibitions of Irina Gabiani we can mention her participation at the 54th Venice Biennale – Italian Pavilion, and –at the same time- the two exhibitions of her works and videos at the University of Luxembourg and the European Court of Justice, documented by a rich catalogue published by the Italian Institute of Culture of Luxembourg; the solo exhibitions in 2012 at the National Museum of Georgia and at the Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli in Torino (curated by O. Gambari and W. Darko, within the 2007 edition of Video Dia Loghi Festival).

Irina Gabiani, writes O. Gambari in the catalogue, “manipulates works made of sculpture, performance, drawing, photography and video. It is a long reasoning on forces and matters, visible and invisible, that compose life and human beings. 

Irina Gabiani is also active in the field of video-art: her videos have been presented in Museums and Institutions, Theatres and Galleries in Europe (among which we can mention the Museo della Civiltà Romana, the Mole Vanvitelliana, the Fondazione Benetton, the Malhoa Museum and the Center of Contemporary Art Foundation Kiev etc.), Asia (the AFA, Beijing Contemporary Art Centre), America (the Arnot Art Museum and the Torrance Art Museum).In 2007, one of Irina Gabiani’s performances was staged at the National Theatre of Georgia “S. Rustaveli”.

“Irina Gabiani: Micro and macro cosmos” is the title of the solo exhibition at the Galleria Giampiero Biasutti in Turin. The exhibition shows a selection of works by the artist, ranging from the late 1990s, to focus on the recent two-dimensional works, which combine painting and drawing in a pure and refined formal balance and testify the current achievements of her research about the universe and the relationship between the infinitely big and the infinitely small.

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Article by Olga Gambari on Italian newspaper “Repubblica”: http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/2015/07/09/lo-sguardo-in-esplorazione-di-irina-gabianiTorino15.html?ref=search