The winner of the 14th edition of the Taishin Arts Award is Hsu Che-Yu for Microphone Test. Artwork that indicates a new trend of inter-textural reference between visual art and creative writing in contemporary art scene, intersecting private stories with social stories through a multilevel narration.
Joan Jonas a pioneer of video and performance art, and an acclaimed multimedia artist whose work typically encompasses video, installation, sound, text, and drawing is on show at the Fundación Botín with her new multimedia installation that will be produced on site, in collaboration with a roster of fifteen international young artists.
Jon Rafman is on show until August at the Stedelijk Museum. The Canadian artist that makes the digital and the online gaming the heart of his creative philosophy. Combining real and virtual scenarios where the viewer can get lost in a world of avatars, online subcultures, and fetish communities in the far-flung corners of the web
It is in progress at the Museion in Bolzano the first solo show in Italy of Korakrit Arunanondchai. Polyhedric and multi-media artist who moves between imagination and reality territories, introducing the digital component as an element of reflection to investigate the phenomena of globalization and the mass media communications.
It is on show at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Silvestre Pestana. Experimental artist that from the Sixties creates artwork in which are linked together: performances, poetry, politics and technology. Inventing new spaces and physical mappings where every mental and physical limit fades, assuming on new meanings.
Pipilotti Rist, the pioneer of video art, is on show until August at the Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. Thanks to its irreverent, ironic and sensual art, the Swiss artist collects success and recognition since the early eighties. Her videos act as a perceptual and sensorial dip, where vision is overturned and all certainty is canceled.
At DHC / ART in Montreal is present until September the first retrospective of the multimedia artist Jonas Jonas. The exhibition follows step by step the American artist's career, that mixes languages, signs and cultures where the geographical and ideological borders are canceled, crossing aesthetic visions from past to present.
Upon release in 2012 they returned to the US and made Car Wash Incident, a film Jack and Leigh Ruby had been planning for several years that is the first in a series inspired by the scam portfolios from their past life. Car Wash Incident is a video installation consisting of 25-minute two-channel video loop with an eight-channel audio system.
The fusion between art and science, the contemporary and baroque art, illusion and reality are the atmospheres present at the Gl. Holtegaard gallery, through the exhibition 7 Films, One Photo and a Silver Nose by Ulrik Heltoft. An artistic path where everything is reversible and the boundaries between reality and fiction are confused and uncertain.
At Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle until July is on show Basim Magdy, Artist of the Year 2016. His artworks introduce in a psychedelic trip conducted between photos, installations and videos, in which through the use of techniques and chemical processes the vision of reality is distorted, offering at the viewer a most open and free way to see.
The exhibition Just Dig/It! presents the large-scale installation Inside the Tunnel under the Atlantic created by Maurice Benayoun. The virtual project that linking the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, trying to connect the people and let them explore the space in a different and virtual way.
Digital Canvas on air Exhibition of Digital Art by Ikono Tv, brings together a selection of outstanding international artists with more than 80 video works that explicitly employ the use of electronic and digital tools while making direct references to art history. Digicult curated a Carte Blanche entitled "Hyper Reality"
Secondary Stories is the new installation signed by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander, present at the Linda Pace Foundation until 2017. Hypnotic artwork where the spectator tries a multi-level perceptive, caused by the mixture of reality and distortion, all included in a colorful setting that remind a pop art party.
Through very different languages Alterazioni Video, Filippo Minelli and Carlo Zanni burst in real and / or constructed scenarios imagining a turning point, the arrival of an external event, something probably envisioned, but never fully understood, to change both the perception of the landscape as a political result both the relationship with the information and what it alters or keeps silent.
From March 12 to June 12 at the MoMA in New York is exposed the first solo exhibition of Neil Beloufa. French-Algerian artist who in his installations combines moving images and sculptural forms to create immersive viewing spaces, in which the spectator is always the protagonist and where the tangible reality and virtual are mix together.
The fourth Trondheim biennale - Meta.Morf 2016 - will showcase artists, writers and scientists that in various ways take a closer look at man as interstellar traveller, and how we at the beginning of this millennium are about to redefine our relationship with the stars and, consequently, ourselves.
With the topic Changing City – Shifting Spaces, Videonale in Lagos explores the dynamics of urban space in a video art workshop for artists based in Nigeria, led by the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Ethiopian video artist Theo Eshetu.
The exhibition is constructed along two main curatorial axes. The first highlights the literal act of staging through which each of the featured artists conceives and presents their video(s) within a distinct physical space. The second, a metaphorical one, emphasizes the process by which the artists present their subjects within the films themselves.