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videoakt - international videoart biennal

Second edition of VIDEOAKT, Videoart International Biennial – Barcelona, May 2011, among the celebrations of Loop Festival and Fair. Homesession will collaborate with a videoscreening during the biennial the 17 of May at the Hotel Amister

See the program Videoakt program here (in spanish)

Artists: Aggtelek, Gwenael Bélanger, Fito Conesa, Gabriel Desplanque, Virginie Laganière, Minna Suoniemi.

homesession / OFF LOOP festival 12/05-22/05

LOOP Barcelona, videoart festival and fair, displays again an impressive video art showcase throughout Barcelona. OFF LOOP aims to bring video art closer to the public through its integration in different areas of the city.

Loop festival
Image: Mickaël Tramoy

homesession participates to OFF LOOP with "bringing privacy out", a program that gathers four videoworks by spanish and international artists, that give a differential point of view on the relation between privacy, intimacy and public space:
- Fito Conesa, «Sado» (3’08’’ - 2010 - España), realized for the Invited-one-Day program
- Ramón Guimaraes «Das Model», (4’05’’ - 2009 - España)
- Delphine Pouillé «Le Jaco ?» (8’42’’ - 2003 - Francia)
- Mickaël Tramoy «homesession» (2’58’’ - 2008 - Francia) realized for the homesession residency program

We'll be glad to see you during the next two weeks at homesession, May 12th-22th
(info@homesession.org):
- Wednesday to Friday 7-9pm
- Saturday and sunday: 2-7pm

Sabrina Harri in art-action, MNCARS - Reina Sofia Museum, 14-04

The MNCARS-Reina Sofia Museum hosts the art-action's "rencontres internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid" around new cinema and contemporary art with the screening of many film premieres, a video program, a media art exhibition, multimedia concerts, a cycle of debates and panel discussions. A selection of 150 works from Germany, France, Spain and 50 other countries, made up of internationally-known artists and filmmakers as well as young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time has been realized around 5500 submissions.

Sabrina Harri, the artist currently in residence at homesession, forms part of the selection: her work "Discussion Room 005" will be shown in the salón de acta Sabatini on april 14th at 3.30pm in a section called "Capitalismus".

In a state of claustrophobia, I jump against lightboxes with advertisements representing bodies in an urban landscape. It is an attempt to push away the representations, to broaden the space that surrounds me or to pass through.

Where: MNCARS-Reina Sofia Museum, Salon de Actos Sabatini, Santa Isabel Street , 52 - Madrid
When: april 14th at 3.30 pm

Delphine Pouille in Singulier... Multiples, La Ferronnerie Gallery, Paris 23/01 - 20/02

La Ferronnerie Gallery presents a new exhibition including Delphine Pouille's new video works and some of her sculptures.

The collective exhibition Singulier... Multiples will showcase works by Dominique Dehais, Julie Giraud, Marie-Amélie Porcher and Delphine Pouillé.

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When: 23/01 - 20/02 - opening on 23/01 from 3 to 8 pm
Where: La Ferronnerie Gallery, 40, rue de la Folie-Méricourt 75011 Paris

François-Xavier Courrèges: My night video projection for Nuit Blanche, Paris

François-Xavier Courrèges will show his video "My night" during the parisian artistic event "Nuit Blanche": this piece, created in 2008, will be installed in the Forum des Halles, which is known as an underground transit hub. It will introduce, through a simple and obsessing video, a sentimental and nostalgic touch in this special place.


2008 / SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO, DURATION 10:44 MIN.

The music was created by the group "That Summer".
When: October 3, 7PM to 2AM
Where: Allée Jules Supervielle, Paris-Forum des Halles

Delphine Pouille intervention for the museum night in Luxembourg

The museum night will be held in Luxembourg on October 10th.
Delphine Pouille, our third resident, has been selected to present an urban intervention with four different developments:


- a nomad intervention from museum to museum which will establish a temporary link between 7 different places, including the MUDAM and the Casino Art Center
- three object-performances will stand for an ambiguous visitor-artwork inside the museums
- The video "Le_Jaco" will be shown on city buses
- another video will be presented in the Casino Art Center



When: October 10th from 6pm to 1am
Where: different museum in Luxembourg including MUDAM and Casino art Center.

Maria Das Dores presents Simultaneous at HongMerchant of Shanghai, 25/04

In her recent works, Maria Das Dores captures the urban landscapes in constant mutation or fixed landscapes of some romantic times. Through her video installation, she offers glimpses of reality, mixing documentary and fiction, in an attempt to adapt her subjects with her own personal comprehension: series of portraits, landscapes, urban motion, search of identity, poetry.

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Where: Hong Merchant of Shanghai: Xing Guo Road, Lane 372, House n.3. Cross Wukang lu
When: 25/03, opening from 5 to 8 pm

Ramon Guimaraes at Espace Cultural Ample Gallery / Barcelona, from 26-03 to 05-06

The Espace Cultural Ample Gallery presents the individual show of Ramón Guimaraes: Identity Code.

Ramón Guimaraes has developed during last years works focusing on clichés, stereotypes and human relations, always referring to the identity as one of its most important guidelines.

Working with medias such as video, photography, drawings and objects, Ramon Guimaraes uses daily life as a raw material for his work, transforming everydaylife actions, sentences or thoughts, touristic or cultural clichés into real performances. This work allows him to achieve a deconstruction of what this ordinary material implies about us, our feelings and our relations with the outer world.

Deconstruction which remain obvious in the use he makes of the masks, disguise and role-plays gathering ressources such as comedy, surprise and alarming atmosphere. Converting himself (say, his character) into more or less typical or recognizable stereotypes, he plays with the audience and seat ourselves in front of the things as they are: full of prejudices, fake appearances and deceptive freedom. From all the angles Ramon Guimaraes imagines, the audience will attend an image of the way we remain totally stuck in a social conception that's incompatible with the individual freedom we're convinced to have reached.

Where: Espace Ample Gallery, Barcelona
When: opening 26/03 at 7pm. Exhibition from 26/03 to 05/06

Aggtelek at CCCB Barcelona, UNAM Mexico, Jozsa Gallery and Cervantes Institute Brussels, March-Abril

Busy times for Aggtelek : they will be present in 4 different events during during march and april.

First step: installation and performance at Casa del Lago UNAM, Mexico
"Now. Transformation Spaces" is a project formed by seven interventions of mexican, colombian and spanish artists: Aggtelek, Catalina Lozano and José Arnaud, Felipe Arturo, Jessica Wozny, Jerónimo Hagerman, Marco Rountree and Miguel Rael. This project is sponsored by the Jumex foundation and is supported by the Cultural department of the Spanish Embassy in Mexico. Where: Casa del lago Juan José Arreola, UNAM
When: 05/03/2009

Second step: Video Projection for the LP'09 Danza o no Festival at CCCB Barcelona, curator: Alex Brahim
LP'09 Danza o no offers a program that turns to movement as the best way to "publish" the ideas, processes and actions of guest artists: a vision of the evolution of dance as a vehicle for perception and knowledge. Alex Brahim will broadcast a video program during the festival, including 3 aggtelek videos: Untitled (2006), Performing the Scenography (2006), Ensayo Escultórico (2008).
Where: CCCB, Barcelona
When: Saturday 07/03 at 1:15 and 5 pm, Sunday 08/03 at 1:15 and 4 pm, Friday 13/03 at 9:15 pm

Third step: Ass-Dialectics, Jozsa Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
A new solo show at the Jozsa Gallery for Aggtelek.
When: 26/03 - 9/05

Fourst step: Installation Tale, Cervantes Institute in the framework of Art Brussels off programme.
When: 24/04 - 15/05

Sebastian Christoffel, new artist on homesession

Sebastian Christoffel, who was the 6th homesession resident, presents his work on homesession. You can find on his page some pics and an extract of his video work as well as a text from dutch art curator Margriet Kruyver.

Aggtelek "Performing the scenography", Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón - 12/12 - 07/01

Aggtelek present their video installation "Performing the scenography" in the Espacio Líquido Gallery, in Gijón (Spain). Performing the scenography plays with the exhibition space (invaded by materials which are actually used also in the video) and with the creation process timeline, by repeating construction and destructions on the screen and in the installation, with many references to architecture, cinema, litterature, monuments and ephemeral constructions.

Aggtelek Performing the scenography

This video installation takes place during the Al Norte contemporary art week: program.

Where: Espacio Líquido Gijón When: From December 12th to January 7th.

Ramón Guimaraes performances and videos in LABoral Art Center, Gijón. From 19/12 to 15/01

Ramón Guimaraes participates to the Identidades project, in LABoral Art Center, Gijón. The intention of Identidades is to bring a wide range of creations about the emotional elements and behaviours referring to identity, stereotypes, transexuality, gender etc., we have to deal with in each of the moments of our personal development.

Videoart exhibition
Ramón Guimaraes present the Dialogue video (2008): a metaphor about love and end of love, misunderstandings and interdependence, which plays with the relations of power that constitute most of our sentimental and social experiences.

Ramon Guimaraes Dialogue

Dialogue will be shown as a part of the videocreation exhibition held during the event, from december 19th to january 15th with artists such as Cui Xiuwen, Maria Das Dores or Mariokissme:

- Dani Marti (UK / Australia) Andrea greeted by a pu smile, Under the recining Buddha.
- Blanca Prendes (Spain) En blanco.
- Cui Xiuwen (China), Sanjie.
- Sheng Li& Ji Sheng Li (China).
- Alicia Jiménez (Spain)
- Maria Das Dores (France), Falta
- Rubén Santiago (Spain), Dalí.
- Mariokissme (Spain) Spain Needs a Homo Sexual Monu Mentoo

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Maria Das Dores, Falta, video, 2008

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Mariokissme, Spain Needs A Homo Sexual Monu Mentoo, video-performance, 2008

Performances festival
Ramón presents also with Mariokissme usuarios2, an action conceived for the performances special night organized at LABoral for the Identidades project. David Oca (Soy), Dominique Sánchez Blanco (Mira como me pongo) or Franco de Toledo (Fashion emergency 2) also present their own performance.

Where: LABoral Art Center, Sala Artagal, Gijón
When: Performances, december 19th&20th When: Videos exhibitions from december 19th to december 15th.

Ramón Guimaraes'work are presented on the homesession webpage.

Paris Photo fair

We'll visit Paris Photo Fair on november 14th-15th.

For the first time y after inviting Italy last year, Paris Photo turns to the Far East and is inviting Japan as guest of honour. Many Japanese galleries will be present: the Statement section, comprising eight invited Japanese galleries, will present exciting work from a young generation of artists born mainly in the mid-sixties and in the seventies. The Project Room will present a series of contemporary videos by Japanese photographers. A publishers' space will highlight the central role of the book on the Japanese photography scene.

Sebastian Christoffel in NO BORDERS (Just N.E.W.S.*), Valencia (Spain) 8/11-15/12

SEBASTIAN CHRISTOFFEL's video work is going to be shown in Algemesí Museum (Valencia - Spain) in a collective exhibition organized by the AICA (International Association of Arts Critics), which gathers works by 29 recent graduates from art schools in 22 European countries.

The exhibition No Borders (Just N.E.W.S.*) arrives in Spain after two previous stops at la Centrale Électrique of Brussels (Belgium) and the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (Greece) in coincidence with the XLII AICA Congress that will take place in the IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern) of Valencia between the 7th and the 9th November.

The exhibition is divided in two different spaces: Grupo Forja in Valencia (11 installations) and the Museu Valencià de la Festa in Algemesí (18 installations). Nonetheless Valencia and Algemesí won’t be the only Spanish cities receiving this exhibition, as it will also travel to the Faculty of Arts in neighbouring Cuenca.

List of artists:

Museu de la Festa, Algemesí Kristoffer Akselbo (Denmark) Nina Canell (Sweden/Ireland) David Cantera (Spain) Sebastian Christoffel (Germany/ The Netherlands) Coolturistes (Lithuania) Marjan Denkov (Macedonia) Brendan Earley (Ireland) Willehad Eilers (Germany/ The Netherlands) Erica Eyres (Canada/United Kingdom) Tellervo Kalleinen (Finland) Ulrike Knorr (Germany/ Belgium) Kristina Müntzing (Sweden) Katerina Sedá(Czech Republic) Ivana Smiljanic (Serbia) Mayra Vázquez (Spain) Babis Venetopoulos (Greece) Pernille With Madsen (Denmark) Zorka Wollny (Poland)

Grupo Forja, Valencia Ece Burgaz (Turkey) Rudy Decelière (France/Switzerland) Kristina Draskovic (Serbia) Merike Estna (Estonia) David Ferrando Giraut (Spain) Caroline Froissart (France) Simon Hitziger (France) Maria Lusitano (Portugal) Ailbhe Ní Bhriain (Ireland) Randi Nygard (Norway) Lala Rascic (Croatia)

Curatorial Team: Henry Meyric Hughes President of AICA Ramon Tió Bellido Secretary General of AICA, Chief Curator Alexandra Gillet General Assistant to the Curatorial Team Maité Beguiristain Vice President of AICA Toni Calderón President of AVCA Julio Blasco the Director of Museu de la Festa (Algemesí) Alejandro Villar Head of the Museu de la Festa (Algemesí)

Sebastian Christoffel was the homesession 6th resident: - Sebastian Christoffel residency - Sebastian Christoffel homesession page