Screenings: Electronic Art Cafe
10:30 Tuesday 1 August > 19:30 Sunday 24 September
1) Catalogo 2017 Electronic Art cafè – Achille Bonito oliva e Umberto Scrocca
2) Biennale Venezia 2017 – Francesca Manca di Villa Hermosa
1) Joseph Beuys & Narm June Paik // Japan Konzert // 1986
1) Cheryl Donegan // Milk
2) Cheryl Donegan // Craft
1) Robert Longo // Imperial City
2) Andres Serrano // Autopsy
3) Klaus vom Bruch // Azimut
4) Yvette Torell // Y Na Na woman of a Thousand Places
5) Hunter Reynolds // Patina du Prey’s wearing Memorial Dress
6) E.X.I.L. // Vacance a Palermo
7) Natalia Pshenichhnikova // Cage
8) Narm June Paik & Paul Garrin // Mjorca Fantasia
9) Sanja Ivekovic & Dalibor Martinis // The Bridge, The Bachelors even
10) Dave Channon // Caution: Artists at Work
11) Manos Tsangaris/Schnelle Folge // Fast Sequences
12) Jenny Holzer // Jenny Holzer Compilation
13) Chris Costan // Untitled
14) Holly Miller // Untitled
15) Laibach // Life is Life
16) Rotraut Pape & Frigo // Boots
17) Lothar Hempel // A very sad Story
18) Ronny Cutrone // Untitled
Curated by Freddy Paul Grunert and Umberto Scrocca, Edited by Egon Bunne and Freddy Paul Grunert, interacting with Videomusic, Superchannel, in Coproduction with Zentrum Für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe and Stadeischule, Institut Für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, Realized By Freddy Paul Grunert cocurated by Dieter Daniels and Lisa Gaye installation by Norbert Meissner and Art Affair.
An installation of 70 monitors on a nomadic wagon under a tent in front of the Italian pavillon at the Biennale di Venezia in 1993.
With characteristic features of a provisional situation, videos are presented by international artists – the nomads of our times. A weaving of immanent relationships, a Non-War, for a new artistic alignment, confronting totalitarian institutions and powers, manifestations of misunderstood securities. The search for a place, where distinctions are no longer possible, a place of laughter, of desire, of subversion, of tumult, of change and production.
An ambulant place , xenography of nomadic people, inscribed (grapheir writing) by the pairing of notions: xenos (guest), nomos (stranger), nemein (relate), nemesis (revenge). Revenge in the sense of return to the place of justice, thus a philosophy of one’s own restless-ness, sensitivity and intensity
Achille Bonito Oliva (born 4 November 1939 in Caggiano) is an Italian contemporary art critic and curator based in Rome, where he is a professor of History of Contemporary Art at La Sapienza University.
Bonito Oliva has curated thematic and interdisciplinary exhibitions, including "Contemporanea" (Villa Borghese, Rome, 1974), "Aperto 1980" (together with Harald Szeemann, Venice Biennale, 1980), "Avanguardia Transavanguardia" (Mura Aureliane, Rome, 1982), "’Mythe, Drame, Tragedie", Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Paris (1982), "Art and Depression" (Museo Correr, Venice, 1984), and "Minimalia" (Contemporary Art Center, New York, 1998).
He directed the 45th Venice Biennale (1993), the 1st Valencia Biennale (2001), and was the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 7th Paris Biennale (1971). He has been awarded several prizes and recognitions, including the Valentino d’Oro, an international prize for art critics, in 1991.
In 1978 Bonito Oliva coined the term Transavantgarde to describe the Italian version of Neo-Expressionism, an art movement that rejected conceptual art, reintroducing emotions ― especially joy ― back into drawing, painting and sculpture. The artists revived figurative art and symbolism. The principal transavantgarde artists were Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Nicola de Maria and Mimmo Paladino.
Bonito Oliva has written many books and authored monographs on the work of artists such as Marina Abramovic, Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, James Lee Byars, Giorgio de Chirico, Braco Dimitrijević, Marcel Duchamp, Giuseppe Ducrot, Alex Katz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee, Nam June Paik, Joan Mirò, Pino Pascali, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mario Schifano, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol, Wolf Vostell and Robert Wilson.
The Electronic Art Café (EAC) is a touring art project, which consists of events and exhibitions by artists of international avant-garde. The seat was in the Exhibition Palace in Rome.
Located in New York City in 1994 from an idea of Umberto Scrocca, was hosted in the Great Hall of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art at the symposium "New York City – Sarajevo", was attended by Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sontag and Lisa Gaye.
Currently the seat is in Rome in Piazza Farnese at the Wine Bar Camponeschi and is curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, which invites artists on stage to perform with their work, a performance or a video, thus creating the brand of artist EAC.
Achille Bonito Oliva
Umberto Scrocca was born in Rome in 1960. He attended the Higher Course in Communication Sciences at the Centro Studi Enrico "Dream and Associates" (La Jolla University of San Diego), Rome. Founder of the Electronic Art Café in Rome at the Palace of Exhibitions.
Director of Multimedia Oasis "1st Videofestival of the Mediterranean" in Pantelleria (Italy). Director "1st Biennial of Natural Parks" Rome. Prize A.B.O. Golden. Curator of Xenography at the Venice Biennale 1993.