Screening Real

Film screening, Installation


Kunsthaus Graz / Space 02

Production specifics
Produktion Kunsthaus Graz

In Kooperation mit steirischer herbst

We have long come to regard moving images as an integral component of visual art. Often projection seems to be a kind of ambient painting, evoking realities between the media, while at the same time calling them into question. Sharon Lockhart uses film as the central image carrier, seeing it as part of an artistic and cinematic tradition. She treats film like a canvas, time as a process of creation.

Starting out from Lockhart’s works, “Screening Real” attempts to find possible definitions of the real, looking back half a century, when such approaches were still unusual even in the context of the avant-garde. The Californian artist Bruce Conner, a key figure of “New American Cinema”, saw his films projected in exhibitions as an extension of the space of art, while pop art protagonist Andy Warhol also used many of his film works in the context of actionism and performance.

Kuratorin / Kurator: Peter Pakesch
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Bruce Conner
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Sharon Lockhart
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Andy Warhol