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Exhibiting Cinema

Thursday 2 June 2016, 11 — 10 am

Anthony McCall, Face to Face III, 2013-2014, Installation view, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Departing from the first Spanish survey dedicated to media artist Anthony McCall at the Fundació Gaspar (Solid Light, Performance and Public Works), independent curator and editor Gloria Moure converses with curators Caroline Bourgeois (Pinault Collection) and Sabine Breitwieser (Director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg) about the exhibition of cinematic sculpture or three-dimensional cinema in the art space.

Over the last few decades, we have indeed witnessed the recuperation of experimental film by galleries and museums as well as its resurrection as a plastic work of art, all of this being a symptom of artists’ general tendency to deploy always different formats and the testimony of a shared nostalgia towards the cinema’s early days. What does it mean for artists to address seemingly contradictory media such as film and sculpture? How does it change the gallery’s viewing conditions and how does it affect the audience’s reception? All of these questions will be tackled during the talk.