Alfredo Cramerotti

Writer, curator, publisher and contemporary artist.

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Futuro Anteriore: 2015 EXPO VIDEO Chicago [curating]

Futuro Anteriore: 2015 EXPO VIDEO Chicago [curating]

17 Sep 2015 - 20 Sep 2015
EXPO CHICAGO The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, presents selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom), Alfredo Cramerotti, the program features more than 20 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 17-20, 2015).

Details of Exhibition

In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries as a part of this year's program.

Embedded within the contemporary art world's strategies of making and display, the combination of moving image works on view makes this program a unique chance to experience visual culture today, said Cramerotti. These exceptional artists’ films and videos open up a new territory of cinematic experience, where the viewer is at the center of the work, and encounters something rarely accessible outside film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys.

Titled Futuro Anteriore (Future Perfect), this year's program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. Featuring neither straight experimental video art that anticipates future trends, nor short film that exists as part of a visual tradition, the quality and innovative strength of the works presented make them unique in many respects. The chosen works immerse viewers in stunning exteriors and intimate situations. Various cinema industry mechanisms and established genres are present in this program selection from Hollywood glamour to the Lumiere brothers yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.

2015 EXPO VIDEO Artists Include:  
Yuri Ancarani  |  Il Capo , 2010, 15:00 min |  Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi    Hans Op de Beeck  |  Night Time , 2015, 18:41 min |  Marianne Boesky Gallery    Sue de Beer  |  Silver and Gold , 2011, 1:32 min,  Marianne Boesky Gallery    Johanna Billing  |  I'm gonna live anyhow until I die , 2012, 16:29 min |  Kavi Gupta    Jeremy Blake  |  Winchester Redux , abridged version of the Winchester trilogy, 2004, 5:00 min |  Honor Fraser    Chris Burden  |  The Rant , 2006, 2:10 min |  Massimo De Carlo    *Stan Douglas  |  Circa 1948 , 2014 (interactive app for iOS devices) | David Zwirner   Fischli & Weiss  |  The Way Things Go , 1987, 30:00 min | Matthew Marks Gallery    Morgan Fisher  |  Turning Over , 1975, 15:00 min | Bortolami    Luis Gispert  and  Jeff Reed  |  Stereomongrel , 2005, 12:00 min |  Rhona Hoffman Gallery    Runa Islam  |  Trust , 2008, 3:00 min | White Cube    Christian Jankowski  |  16mm Mystery , 2004, 3:54 min | Lisson Gallery    Malerie Marder  |  At Rest , 2011, 12:06 min | Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects    Ciprian Muresan  |  3D Rubliov , 2004, 4:49 min | David Nolan Gallery    Carolee Schneemann  |  Fuses , 1964-67, 18:00 min |  Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W    Cauleen Smith  |  Remote Viewing , 2011, 14:00 min | Corbett vs. Dempsey    Levi van Veluw  |  Spheres, The Collapse of Cohesion , 9:43 min | rosenfeld porcini  

Columbia College Chicago Film/Video Student Winners:  
 Kellee Terrell ,  Blame , 2015, 15:09 min   Julian Walker ,  Jordan Duke ,  Third Timothy , 16:21 min
*  Circa, 1948 by Stan Douglas, part of the film & video program, is an app that is functional on a smartphone or tablet and is not on view in the screening rooms or pods. To obtain the artwork, visit .

Image: Carolee Schneemann. Fuses , 1964-66. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. Courtesy of P.P.O.W and Hales Gallery. 

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