Video Medium Intermedium
10 a.m- 7 p.m.
An exhibition of artists’ videos from the collections of the ASAC – Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts. La Biennale, with its archives, offers a first chance to discover a selection of 32 videos selected by Bice Curiger and realized by 53 artists between 1969 and 1975, along with photographs and other documents from the Collections of the ASAC for public display as well as for consultation by scholars and followers of the history of this Institution.
The title Video Medium Intermedium indicates how video became a means of self-reflection on artistic practices and a medium capable of joining artists from different environments (visual arts, literature, theatre, dance, music)
In the Portego on the ground floor of Ca’ Giustinian, monitors are set up to view the videos selected for each theme chosen by Bice Curiger, a series of backstage photographs took by Gianni Melotti along with other documents from the Historical Archive (artists’ letters, invitations, magazines, catalogues, photographs and video stills). In the two small rooms on the sides is possible to view the videolibrary containing the works of over 100 artists from the ASAC collections and a daily program of videos, in order to view the selection more comfortably. Each day is dedicated to a single thematic group.
Tel. 041 5218711
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