VideoArt Festival Locarno: a Prospective
Curated by ECAL/François Bovier, Adeena Mey, Maud Pollien
8 August to 20 October 2019, Centro culturale e museo Elisarion, Minusio
Opening 7 August 6 pm with a sound performance by Francisco Meirino
This exhibition sheds a new light on the history of the VideoArt Festival Locarno, by selecting video tapes and installations presented in the context of its first editions to reflect on a renewed spirit of the Monte Verità and its rich avant-garde and utopian experiments in the age of electronic media. Along with archives and a reproduction of the homoerotic circular painting by Elisàr von Kupffer that fits the Elisarion’s architecture, we present video works by international artists.
An exhibition curated in the framework of the research project From Video Art to New Media: the Case of the VideoArt Festival Locarno (1980-2000) supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
10 am–6 pm, daily, 8- 18 August
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 3 pm–6 pm, 19 August – 20 October
Closed on 29 September
Centro culturale e museo Elisarion
Via R. Simen 3
Graphic Design: EUROSTANDARD