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XXII CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory by Renée Green: Cinematic Migrations

Fondazione Antonio Ratti , Como, Italy
Deadline: 03 April 2016

XXII CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory by Renée Green: Cinematic Migrations

Renée Green. Begin Again, Begin Again, 2015. MAK Center for Art + Architecture, Los Angeles. Courtesy: artist&Free Agent Media Photo: J. White

CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory is a project where dialogue and exchange among artists of different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a unique artistic and learning experience. The lab is open to sixteen young artists of all nationalities, selected among the applicants by a jury.

The programme lasts twenty-three days during which the participants attend a daily workshop activity and theoretical seminars run by the invited artist, the director, the curator and guest lecturers, as well as conferences held by artists, critics and experts of other disciplines.

The XXII edition of the laboratory, titled Cinematic Migrations will be held in Como from July 1 to 23. Renée Green will be leading the workshop.

“Desire for cinema perhaps existed before its creation. Questions regarding this speculation and the variety of ways this longing has been addressed in the past and present form the basis of inquiry in this workshop. Cinema can now be thought in the present as the umbrella term used for the variety of moving image and time-based forms that currently circulate and which have intersecting, yet specific histories of emergence. As the celluloid matter of film becomes more distant and as digital forms increase, cinema in its expanded sense is becoming further realized.

Cinematic Migrations will be a multi-faceted look at the role of cinema’s transmutations over time and its worldwide and circuitous shift, which include the integrations of its form into online video and television, spatial installations, performance and dance, as well as its appearance in many formats and portable devices.”

The laboratory is free of charge. Accommodation expenses in Como are to be covered by the participants. To apply, please fill in the form available online at The application and all required materials must be sent by April 3.

Renée Green is an artist, writer and filmmaker known for her highly layered and formally complex multimedia installations in which ideas, perception, and experience are examined from myriad perspectives.

Via films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events her work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories as well as what has been imagined and invented.

Green exhibitions, videos and films have been seen throughout the world in museums and art institutions, among them the MAK Center for Art + Architecture at the Schindler House, West Hollywood; the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum, all in New York; Musée cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Portikus, Frankfurt; Centro Cultural de Bélem, Lisbon; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Vienna Secession; Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; MACBA, Barcelona; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; International Center of Photography, New York; and Louisiana Museum of Art, Copenhagen. Her work has also been present at the Whitney, Venice, Johannesburg, Kwangju, Berlin, Sevilla & Istanbul Biennials, as well as in Documenta 11 and Manifesta 7.

Her most recent books include Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (2014, Duke University Press, Durham), Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams (2010, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco), and Ongoing Becomings (2009, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne). She is also the editor of the collection of essays Negotiations in the Contact Zone (2003, Assírio & Alvim, Lisbon) and a Professor at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture & Planning.


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