Kathryn Smith, independent curator, and Senior Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch, and Susan Hapgood, Director of Exhibitions, ICI (Independent Curators International) discuss Project 35, ICI’s new evolving exhibition of video works selected by 35 international curators. A selection from the first issue of the series will be presented, featuring work by artists Robert Cauble (selected by Raimundas Malasauskas), Guy Ben-Ner (selected by Mai Abu ElDahab), Kota Ezawa (selected by Constance Lewallen), Dan Halter (selected by Kathryn Smith), Tuan Andrew Nguyen & Phù Nam Thuc Ha (selected by Zoe Butt), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (selected by Franklin Sirmans), Edwin Sánchez (selected by José Roca), Yukihiro Taguchi (selected by Mami Kataoka), and Zhou Xiaohu (selected by Lu Jie).
For Project 35, each curator has been invited to select one artist’s video that they think vital for contemporary art audiences across the globe. The result heralds the new decade with an eclectic compilation of works that reveal the global reach that video has achieved as a contemporary art medium today.
Project 35 is being launched this month at the Saint Joseph College Art Gallery (West Hartford, CT), and will also be presented at the Goldie Paley Gallery at Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA); Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science (Sioux Falls, SD); William Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, CT); LAXART (Los Angeles, CA); San Art (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam); Press to Exit Project Space (Skopje, Macedonia); and the NEXT Art Fair (Chicago, IL), with many more locations to be announced.
Image credit: Dan Halter, Untitled (Zimbabwean Queen of Rave), 2005