LOOP Studies is a think tank platform aimed at reflecting on the historical trajectory of and current trends in moving art practices. In gathering together international art professionals, LOOP Studies consists of a series of talks, professional meetings and workshops and constitutes a space for both shared discussion and professional encounters.
LOOP Talks 2018
What about Production? II
Artistic creation is irremediably bound to production. The relationship between the conceptualization of an artwork and the processes through which it takes form – be it material or immaterial –, is complex and worth investigating. Six years after a first edition of the talks titled “What About Production?”, we hence propose to review that same question in light of the current cultural and economic panorama.
Through a series of roundtable discussions gathering together international art professionals, the Talks will provide the space to debate and exchange ideas on contemporary modes of production, or the cluster of acknowledged practices and concepts that form a context within which the moving image is used and circulated.
While trying a definition of what production means today (the conceptualization of a work? the manufacturing? the preliminary idea? the final product? an individual act? a collective effort? the hybridization of disciplines and means?), the Talks will then look at the still slippery boundaries between artists’ films and cinema – and the related differences in terms of production and circulation -, and explore the role of artists, gallerists and collectors as producers.
Among the participating speakers will be Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London), Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo(Founder and President, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin), Paola Ugolini(Curator, In Between Art Film, Rome), Maxa Zoller (Film curator, Art Basel and Artistic Director, International Women’s Film Festival, Cologne), Rä di Martino (Artist and filmmaker), Rose Cupit and Maggie Ellis (Manager and Head of FLAMIN, London), Haro Cumbusyan (Collector and Founder of Collectorspace, Istanbul, Turkey), Sandra Terdjman (Co-Founder, Council and Kadist), Laura Walde (Film Programmer, Winterthur International Short Film Festival and Ph.D. researcher University of Zurich ‘Exhibiting Film: Challenges of Format’), Hans Op de Beeck (Artist), Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler (Artists), Monika Kerkmann (Director, Julia Stoschek Collection), Lisa Long (Curator, Julia Stoschek Collection), Barbara London (Independent curator), Marko Daniel (Director, Fundació Joan Miró), MASBEDO (Artists), Carolina Ciuti (LOOP Artistic Director), Llucià Homs (Director, Talking Galleries, Barcelona), Nimfa Bisbe (Chief curator and conservator, Fundación “la Caixa”), Cristina López (Director, MACBA Foundation) and Andreu Rodríguez (BEEF collection for electronic art).
The professional meetings are a series of closed door sessions, which have the objective to offer a space for professionals to connect, formulate new ideas, exchange knowledge and debate common interests affecting the artistic community.
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LOOP’s Workshops present the opportunity to learn about the process of the production of video art by working directly with some of its most influential producers. The workshops, which cover a variety of subjects, are presented throughout the city in multiple languages.