From 07.08.2019 to 20.10.2019
Centro culturale e museo Elisarion, Minusio [map]

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.

  • Laurie Anderson
  • René Bauermeister
  • Lorenzo Bianda
  • Robert Cahen
  • Geneviève Calame
  • Ed Emshwiller
  • Jacques Guyonnet
  • Ivan Ladislav Galeta
  • Sanja Ivekovic
  • Francesco Mariotti
  • Dalibor Martinis
  • Gérald Minkoff
  • Muriel Olesen
  • Jean Otth
  • Nam June Paik
  • Gianni Toti
  • Steina and Woody Vasulka
  • Robert Wilson

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.

Opening hours
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
6648 Minusio

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