update_7. Mémoires Vives
From Nam June Paik to SLIDERS_lab
du 12 Janvier au 10 Mars 2019
Zebrastraat, Ghent and BOZAR, Bruxelles
Avec Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Maria Barthélémy & René Sultra, Anne-Marie Duguet, SLIDERS_lab [M. Billon, F. Curien, J.-M. Dallet, A. Sedes] et Joost Rekveld
Organisation : Liedts-Meesen Foundation
There is a secret affiliation between the artists who used the video medium in the 1960s, the first of which was Nam June Paik, and those who decided in the early 90s to use digital language. To develop this hypothesis, the exhibition follows three axes : those of the use of machines and their language ; then that of the memory and thus the archive ; finally, that of the multiplicity of screens as the construction of a new mental universe.
To explore these themes, Jean-Marie Dallet, curator of the exhibition, and Don Foresta, former director of the US Cultural Embassy in Paris, will lead a debate in the presence of the artists of the exhibition : Steina and Woody Vasulka (ISL), pioneers of video art, Frédéric Curien, Anne Sedes and Marc Billon from SLIDERS_lab (FRA), Maria Barthélémy and René Sultra (FRA), Joost Rekveld (NLD) and Anne-Marie Duguet (FRA), director of the Anarchive collection. Also participating in this conversation will be Jinsuk Suh, director of the Nam Jun Paik Art Center, who is responsible for the loan of outstanding works by the artist Nam June Paik and Halldór Runólfson (ISL), former director of the National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavik.
Introduction by Alain Liedts, chairman of Zebrastraat / Liedts-Meesen Foundation and Paul Dujardin, director of BOZAR.