Julia Stoschek Collection. LOOP Talks 2018. ©Carlos Collado

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

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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 (BEEP collection for electronic art).

Dates and venues
November 20-22, 2018
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 619, 621, 08007 Barcelona
Download the complete programme here (pdf)

COMMISSIONING TIME: Art Institutions And The Production Of Moving Image

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Whose Screen Is It Anyway? New Formats Of Artist’s Film

Maxa Zoller, Laura Walde and Rä di Martino

Wednesday 21 November 2018

NETWORKED PRODUCTION: On The Collaborative Creation Of Artists Films And Videos

Sandra Terdjman and Haro Cumbusyan

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Domestic and Urban Landscapes

Paola Ugolini, Hans Op de Beeck and MASBEDO (Nicolò Massazza and Iacopo Bedogni)

Wednesday 21 November 2018

On the Online Circulation of Video

Sandra Terdjman, Hans Op de Beeck, Barbara London and Carolina Ciuti

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Horizontal Vertigo: Curating As A Form Of Production

Monika Kerkmann and Lisa Long

Thursday 22 November 2018

Together We Are Barrelling Towards The Scene Of The Accident At 120 Kilometres An Hour

Maggie Ellis, Rose Cupit, Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler

Thursday 22 November 2018

Forms Of Collecting: The Evolution of the Practice In the Catalan Context

Llucià Homs, Nimfa Bisbe, Cristina López Palacín and Andreu Rodríguez

Thursday 22 November 2018

Made In China: The ‘Whereabouts’ Of Moving Image Production In Asia

Barbara London and Marko Daniel

Thursday 22 November 2018


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.

Alfabet Inacabat per L’Hospitalet

Monday 12 November 2018