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FUTURO ANTERIORE: EXPO CHICAGO presents the 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 17, 2015
EXPO CHICAGO presents FUTURO ANTERIORE, the 2015 EXPO VIDEO PROGRAM with select words by major international artists,
Presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago and curated by MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti, more than 20 film, video and new-media works are featured on the main floor of Festival Hall.
Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann. Fuses, 1964-66. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. Courtesy of P.P.O.W and Hales Gallery.

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, presents selections for the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program, presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 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).

In addition, Cramerotti has chosen two pieces of work from Columbia College Chicago students to be displayed alongside major international artists from leading galleries including Marianne Boesky Gallery, Bortolami, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Massimo De Carlo, Honor Fraser, Kavi Gupta, Hales Gallery / P.P.O.W, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, rosenfeld porcini, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, White Cube and David Zwirner as a part of this year’s program.

Christian Jankowski
Christian Jankowski, 16mm Mystery, 2004. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
“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 Lumière brothers—yet, a huge range of visual innovations and experimental artistic approaches are embedded within these works.

Stan Douglas
Stan Douglas, Circa 1948, 2014. Courtesy of David Zwirner.
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

*Please note that 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

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