TIME is Love , curated by Kisito Assangni, 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.
Abdelaziz Taleb (Morocco), Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo), Alexandre Braga (Brazil), Anthony Rousseau (France), Carlos Aires (Spain), Cesar Schofield Cardoso (Cape Verde), Cristina Pavesi (Italy), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Isidora Ficovic (Serbia), Joas Nebe (Germany), Laura Celada (Spain), Marc Neys (Belgium), Margarita Novikova (Russia), Monika K. Adler (Poland), Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia), Nao Sakamoto (Japan), Niclas Hallberg (Sweden), Paako Sallah (Ghana), Ramia Beladel (Morocco), Sinasi Gunes (Turkey), Sydelle Willow Smith (South Africa), Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (USA), Triny Prada (Colombia), Zierle & Carter (UK).
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.
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