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12 May 2011 - 20 Jun 2011

Spain | Move on Asia videoart exhibitions

[caption id="attachment_9866" align="alignright" width="400" caption="TEAMLAB. Flower & Corpse, 2008 "][/caption] The «Move on Asia» project covers a decade of Asian videoart, 2001 - 2010, from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, now showing for the first time in Spain. Two exhibitions are organised concurrently in Spain. Move on Asia: the End of Videoart shows at LABoral in Gijon from 15 April to 20 June while the Move on Asia exhibition at Casa Asia, Barcelona runs12 May to 20 June. The exhibitions are organised in collaboration between the two Spanish partners and the alternative gallery space LOOP in Seoul, directed by Jinsuk Suh, who has organised the five editions of the Move on Asia project. In the past few years, a growing number of artists have been using video as part of their artistic research. Whereas video art could be considered a category of its own in the past, its wide use by artists who also work with other media has brought the question of whether it can still be considered as a separate activity. Indeed, this media has become easier to use, with the advent of smaller and more powerful equipment, ranging from miniaturised HD video recorders to laptop computers, for on-the-fly editingof recorded and found images. As a result, both the production and distribution of video has evolved, and permeated all kinds of artistic practice. This selection of works drawn from the archives of Move on Asia aims at offering a perspective on the profuse production of works in video in the Pacific Rim, as well as its diversity in scope. Initiated in 2004 by Jinsuk Suh, curator and Director of Alternative Space Loop in Seoul, Move on Asia celebrated its fifth edition in 2010. The programme consists of a presentation of works in video and animation, selected each year by a different team of Asian curators, and includes artists from such countries as Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.