|Loop 2013 Celebrates Its 11th Edition With An Outstanding Selection Of New Films By Leading Artists (16.4.2013)|
||Produced by Screen Projects and in parallel to SCREEN Festival, LOOP is a dynamic hub created from the collaboration with more than 200 active professionals, institutions and organisations.|
LOOP 2013 will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May in Barcelona.
LOOP was born in 2003 in Barcelona as the first fair exclusively devoted to video art, in order to provide the space, attitude and attention required by these practices and which has become a rarity amongst general fairs. LOOP has forged a strong community coming equally from the concomitant fields of contemporary art and cinema throughout its 11 editions, and is considered a highly efficient occasion to promote artists’ video and film amidst a specialized audience.
LOOP is a showcase of selected artists’ video and films presented by their galleries. The selection, in which premières are taken into special consideration, is undertaken by the LOOP Committee, chaired by collector Jean-Conrad Lemaître and composed by collectors Isabelle Lemaître, Josée and Marc Gensollen and gallerist Christopher Grimes (Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica).
For the upcoming 2013 edition, the committee has selected a programme of 42 films, artists & galleries, including recent works by Harun Farocki, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Ryan Gander, Hans Op de Beeck, Ínci Eviner, Claire Hooper, Koki Tanaka, Emily Wardill or Adam Chodzko, amongst others. LOOP reaffirms its nature as a platform for premièring and discovering the latest works of artists and filmmakers, presenting over 18 new unseen works by among others Gary Hill, Carlos Motta, Javier Pérez, Ivan Argote, Ferhat Özgur, Adela Babanova, Diego Bruno, Adrian Melis, Gaëlle Boucand, La Ribot, Elena Asins, Rob Carter, Jhafis Quintero.
The LOOP 2013 Jury, composed by Bartomeu Marí (Dir. MACBA) and Dirk Snauwaert (Dir. WIELS), will distinguish the most outstanding work exhibited, as well as the most remarkable gallery proposal from this edition.
In parallel and developed in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, LOOP Studies will be a space for professional discussion that aims to provide a collective examination on the concerns and challenges emerging in the fields of production, diffusion and management of artists’ films and videos specifically and culture production more generally. This years edition of LOOP Studies entitled On Collaboration will examine forms, strategies and structures of collaboration throughout the artistic and cultural spectrum- in order to devise a new horizon for the production of common and sustainable modes of working in the light of the current socio-political climate. Keynote speakers and participants include: Bartomeu Marí (dir. MACBA), Casey Spooner, Vincent Fremont, Mark Coetzee (ZEIST Collection), Fernanda Nogueira (Independent curator), Anastasia Mityushina (Curator at Garage, Moscow), Anne-Marie Charbonneux (former president of the CNAP, Paris) and Timothy Persons (Curator and lecturer an Senior Lecturer at Aalto University School of Art and Design). LOOP Studies will take place at LOOP & MACBA’s Auditorium.