14.01.2013  •  Art NEWS


VIDEO ART •  CCA Tel Aviv : Das Center for Contemporary Art zeigt die filmische Solo-Ausstellung von Gary Hill



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Das Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv zeigt noch bis Ende Januar die erste Solo-Ausstellung des Video-Künstlers Gary Hill auf israelischem Boden. Der Video-Pionier Gary Hill (geboren 1951 in Kalifornien) gilt als einer der ersten Künstler der sich seit den 70ern mit dem Thema Video-Art befasst hat.

Seine Arbeiten wurden bereits oft und international ausgestellt, so auch im San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, im Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, im Guggenheim Museum, New York, im Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, dem Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona sowie auf der Biennale in Venedig, um nur einige zu nennen.

Gezeigt werden in Tel Aviv vier Video-Arbeiten aus verschiedenen Schaffensphasen des Künstlers :

Viewer (1995) is a large-scale video installation in which the viewer comes face-to-face with a line of Latino workers, creating an intense eye contact that gives one the illusion of physical touch.

Wall Piece (2000) is a classic Hill video in which the artist tries to recite a text while bumping repetitively into a wall. Wir zeigen Euch einen Ausschnitt aus dem Film auf GoSee.

Remembering Paralinguay (2000) is another important single-channel installation in which a woman approaches the camera, making sounds that vary between singing and primeval, animistic language.

In Depth Charge (2012), a newly created work, five monitors and a screening installation create an intimate, bizarre atmosphere. The monitors lie on the floor, showing the artist on an L.S.D. trip, while projected on the wall above is an electronically distorted image of the infamous jazz musician, Bill Frisell, who hovers as if watching over the vulnerable artist.

"Even in his early work, Hill has recognized the potential of video, not only as a means of cultural critique in relation to television and cinema, but also as a tool for philosophical investigation, exploring the difference between the perception of image and the perception of sound, and their distinction from the physical. This investigation has led him to develop the phenomenological aspect of video, especially through the medium of video installation." so der Pressetext zur Ausstellung.

Zur Ausstellung erschien ein Katalog mit einem Interview von Gary Hill geführt von Sergio Edelsztein, dem Kurator der Ausstellung.

The Center for Contemporary Art (a registered non-profit organization) was founded in 1998 to promote time-based and contemporary artistic practices in Israel. Operating from a small room at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the CCA managed to revolutionize the art world in Israel by presenting the most cutting-edge local and international artwork. In addition to series of video art and experimental cinema screened between 1998 and 2005 at the Cinematheques throughout the country (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rosh Pina, and Sderot), the CCA initiated and curated Blurrr – International Performance Art Biennial (2007-2009) and VideoZone – International Video Art Biennial (2002-2008); established the Fund for Video-Art and Experimental Cinema to fund Israeli video art and experimental film; produced Artattack, a television program dedicated entirely to video art, broadcast from 2001 to 2004 on community TV channels throughout the country; and founded the Video Archive that contains over three thousands video works by Israeli and international artists from the 1960s to the present.

In November 2005, the CCA moved to its own building in the Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery in the center of Tel Aviv. Containing an auditorium, three exhibition spaces, offices and an editing room, as well as a charming entrance square, the building enables the CCA to curate and produce its renowned exhibitions, projects, screenings, lectures and performances on its own premises.

: Gary Hill
bis 24.01.2013

5 Kalisher St.
65257 Tel Aviv