AlbumArte | VideoArtForum #1
First screening and discussion on Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 7.30pm
Introduced by Paola Ugolini
Screenings from Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 9pm
AlbumArte Via Flaminia, 122 Rome
Margherita Morgantin inaugurates the first appointment of the event AlbumArte | VideoArtForum on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10th 2016, with the first public screening and debate at 7:30pm. The curator Paola Ugolini will introduce the videoforum.
Margherita Morgantin, is an internationally renowned artist who was born in Venice in 1971 and who currently lives and works in Milan.
After showing her work in Istanbul in the context of the first edition of the Anteprima project in 2011, AlbumArte is now presenting an extensive selection of her work to the public in Rome. Morgantin’s artistic research is based on the observation and description of real situations that she reinterprets by means of an imagination that verges on the wistful and dreamy. The artist constructs her stories through sequences of photographs, upon which she often draws various additional elements, which she films, using effects of fade in and fade out and then shows as video-projections. In some works the narration is accompanied by a deliberately fragmentary soundtrack, which creates a timeless effect. The concept of time in the works of the artist is very particular, becoming a hazy and muffled dimension, which enhances and expresses a range of moods that the viewer can perceive in her works by directly experiencing them. The artist uses various means of expression, such as performance art, video, drawing, photography and installations.
* Image: Margherita Morgantin, Der Taupunkt, 2010, mm, frame da video Courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua
Wednesday February 10th from 7:30pm
Screening of Der Taupunk, 2011; 25’ 18”, color, sound and Air-Drawing, 2009, 6’ 21”, I.R. Image b/n, no sound. Following, there will be a debate introduced by Paola Ugolini.
In loop: untitled#1, 2005; 1’, loop sequence, color, no sound
Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday, February 13th from 4pm to 9pm, non-stop screening of:
Emotional long range navigation system, 2005; 10’15”, color, sound
Air-Drawing, 2009; 6’ 21”, I.R. Image b/n, no sound
untitled#1, 2005; 1’, loop sequence, color, no sound
untitled#4, 2014; loop sequence, color, no sound
Video Courtesy: the artist and Galleria Continua
Margherita Morgantin | Born in Venice in 1971; she graduated in Architecture at I.U.A.V. (dept. of Phisycal Science). She uses a range of media in her work: from performance and video to drawing. She has partecipated at art shows both in Italy and abroad. She published a book of short texts and drawings entitled Titolo variabile, Quodlibet, Macerata 2009, furthermore: Agenti autonomi e sistemi multiagente, in collaboration with Michele Di Stefano, Quodlibet, 2012. Main personal shows/and special project : Traduzioni, Carcere di San Vittore, corridoio Raggio 1, Milano 2014; 190cm, Biennale Danza, Venezia 2014; 2-495701, Galleria Continua, S.Gimignano 2013; Blu Brancaccio, L’A Project space, Palermo, 2013; Air drawing, Galleria Continua, S.Gimignano 2009; Margherita Morgantin, Galleria Civica del Contemporaneo, Mestre (VE) 2009; Il pensiero veloce e altre dimensioni, MAN, Nuoro, 2008; Osservare le norme di sicurezza, Aropia, Milano, 2001. Main group show: Chaotic Passion, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova; Follia Continua!, Centquatre, Paris; Synchronicity, Museo di Plazzo Pretorio, Prato; Aula 2B, Festival di Santarcangelo 2015; Italia Tropici 3, Angelo Mai Altrove Occupato, Roma 2015; 2014 Chromo memory line, August in Seoul, (in Line rangers di Michele Di Stefano), Seoul Art Center, Corea 2014; Glitch, PAC, Milano; Autoritratti, Mambo, Bologna 2013; Accademie Eventuali, Bologna 2013; Terre vulnerabili, HangarBicocca, Milano, 2011. Squares of Rome, MOCA, Shanghai, China, 2010; Anteprima artists’ video and film screening, Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul, Turkye, 2010; Videoreport 2009/2010 GalleriaComunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone; ‘re.act.feminism‘, for the Berlin based association ‘cross links e.v International Festival of Contemporary Art City of Women in Ljubljana, weiter ins Kunsthaus, Erfurt, DE, 2009; Passaggi a sud-est, PAC, Ferrara, 2008. Sweet taboo, Tirana Biennale 3, episode II, Kompleksi-Goldi, Tirana, Albania, 2005; Empowerment / Cantiere Italia, Museo d’arte contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, 2004; Art Film 35 Basel, Stadtkino, Basel.
Paola Ugolini | lives and works in Rome. She is an independent curator and art critic. She writes regularly for Exibart and Il Giornale dell’arte. Recent exhibitions include: Alice Schivardi, Fondazione Pescheria, Pesaro, 2015, Fair Play. Arte, video e sport oltre i limiti e i confini, Museo MAXXI, Rome, 2014, In queste stanze… Malandrino, Gianni Politi, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, 2014, And What is left unsaid… Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Museo Macro, Rome, 2014. She is part of the Scientific Committee of AlbumArte.