Over three nights, Art Video will present six screening programs. The Art Video Nights will open on Wednesday, November 30, with ‘Landscape’, a program that brings together film and video works with a literal or figurative take on the theme. Each work will take viewers on a curious journey to extraordinary places and unpossessed landscapes. Videos will include Tracey Emin’s ‘Sometimes the Dress is Worth More Money than the Money’, 2000/2001, and Lauren Grasso’s ‘1619’, 2007. The second program of the evening will feature Dara Friedman’s latest film ‘Dancer’, 2011, which turns Miami’s street corners into a stage. Filming its performers from a slow-moving van and simultaneously transmitting an upbeat soundtrack into various neighborhoods, passersby appear to be breaking into dance.
On Friday, December 2, ‘Americania’ will present a selection of short films inspired by Martha Rosler’s one-minute film ‘God Bless America’, 2006. The program will offer a distinctive window onto the United States and the multi-faceted reactions towards the country by various artists, including Yael Bartana and Marilyn Minter, who will show the premiere of ‘I’m not much, but I’m all I think about’, 2011. The ‘Music and Dance’ program will consist of a selection of films that play on the themes of music and dance and share a simplicity and an engagement that allow the viewer to observe the ordinary through extraordinary means. The selection will include ‘Paganini Caprice No.5′, 2011 by Cory Arcangel and Laurel Nakadate’s ’51/50’, 2009.
‘Painterly’, on Saturday, December 3, will combine film, animation, sculpture and painting in an intriguing way. The vigorous artists’ gestures will correspond with the potential of digital technology. The program will include work by Thomas Julier and Cédric Eisenring who have created a new soundtrack for ‘Font màgica de Montjuïc’, 2011 especially for its presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach. The ‘Brief Features’ program will present works by artists that hold the tension, visual captivation, imagination and quality of a full-length arthouse movie, and then offers a little bit more. It will include a special trailer of Christian Jankokwski’s ‘Casting Jesus’, 2011 for Art Basel Miami Beach and Ryan McGinley’s ‘Entrance Romance (it felt like a kiss)’, 2010.
Art Video Nights will start at 8pm each day with the second program of the evening commencing at 9pm. Admission to Art Video Nights is free and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and deck-chairs.
Within the specially designed viewing pods in the Miami Beach Convention Centre, 22 films from the Art Video Nights will be presented in a continuous loop. Admission to Art Video is free with an entry ticket to the show.
List of Art Video artworks:
Cory Arcangel: Paganini Caprice No.5, 2011 | Team Gallery
Yael Bartana: Tuning, 2001 | Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Pierre Bismuth: Following Elvis Presley’s Hands in Jailhouse Rock, 2011 | Team Gallery
Slater Bradley: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 2009 | Team Gallery, Blum & Poe
Jordi Colomer: What Will Come: The Hamptons, 2011 | Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Meessen De Clercq
Tim Davis: Dollar General Drive By, 2011 | Greenberg Van Doren Gallery
Brice Dellsperger: Body Double 27 (after ’A Year with 13 Moons’), 2010 | Team Gallery, Air de Paris
Tracey Emin: Sometimes the Dress is Worth More Money than the Money, 2000/2001 | Lehmann Maupin
Kota Ezawa: Beatles Über California, 2010 | Murray Guy
Dara Friedman: Dancer, 2011 | Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Theaster Gates: Breathing, 2010 | Kavi Gupta Gallery
Katy Grannan: The Believers, 2010/2011 | Salon 94
Amy Granat: Landscape Film, 2009 | Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Galerie Kamm
Laurent Grasso: 1619, 2007 | Sean Kelly Gallery
Cao Guimarães: Peiote, 2007 | Galeria Nara Roesler
Neil Hamon: Invasion, 2008 | Galeria Leme
Camille Henrot: La Songe de Poliphile, 2011 | kamel mennour
Alex Hubbard: Cinépolis, 2007 | Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Christian Jankowski: Casting Jesus Trailer, 2011 | Lisson Gallery
Thomas Julier and Cédric Eisenring: Font Màgica de Montjuïc Miami Version, 2011 | Karma International
Cristina Lucas: La Liberté raisonnée, 2009; You Can Walk too, 2006 | Galería Juana de Aizpuru
Marilyn Minter: I’m not much, but I’m all I think about, 2011 | Salon 94
Ryan McGinley: Entrance Romance (it felt like a kiss), 2010; Friends Forever, 2010 | Team Gallery
Laurel Nakadate: 51/50, 2009; American Gothic, 2006 | Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Rashaad Newsome: The Conductor, 2005/2010 | Marlborough Gallery
Lorraine O’Grady: Landscape (Western Hemisphere), 2011 | Alexander Gray Associates
Michele Oka Doner: A Walk on the Beach, 2011 | Marlborough Gallery
Jacco Olivier: Revolution, 2010 | Victoria Miro Gallery
Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquility, 2011 | Galleria Continua
Martha Rosler: God Bless America, 2006 | Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Galerie Christian Nagel
Matt Saunders: Mirror Lamp, 2011 | Blum & Poe, Harris Lieberman
Lorna Simpson: Momentum, 2011 | Salon 94
Penny Siopis: Communion, 2011 | Stevenson
Jennifer Steinkamp: Orbit 11, 2011 | Lehmann Maupin
Tony Tasset: I am U R Me, 1998 | Kavi Gupta Gallery
Mungo Thomson: Untitled (TIME), 2010 | Gavlak Gallery
Clemens von Wedemeyer: Occupation, 2001/2002 | Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
The full Art Video program is online at artbasel.com/video.
Important Dates for Media
Media Reception: November 30, 2011, 10am, Art Collectors Lounge
Opening Day (by invitation only): November 30, 2011, 11am – 9pm
Public Show Dates: December 1 – 4, 2011