Exhibition

Are you Ready for TV?

05 Nov. 2010 to 25 Apr. 2011

 Douglas Davis

Douglas Davis "Ménage à Trois", 1986. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

  • Fecha:
    20 May - 18 Sep. 2011
    Lugar:
    CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela

Film critic Enrico Ghezzi claims that television's interest in contemporary art goes beyond mere cultural documentaries, because art offers television a means to transcend the looming obsolescence of news and conquer small patches of the future.

Are You Ready for TV? was not an exhibition about television, but from the perspective of television. It presented 145 programs produced by artists and thinkers specifically for the television medium. Eschewing any kind of chronological approach or encyclopaedic development, the exhibition was organised into ten sections that analysed the strategies employed by these directors to process images, address viewers and reflect on the encounter between art and TV.

The exhibition featured works produced between 1960 and 2010 by authors such as Judith Barry, Samuel Beckett, John Berger, Dara Birnbaum, Chris Burden, Jef Cornelis, Paloma Chamorro, Guy Debord, Harun Farocki, Martin Kippenberger, Alexander Kluge, David Lamelas, Muntadas, Martha Rosler, Richard Serra, Marta Traba, Bill Viola and Andy Warhol, among others; a total of eighty hours of programming. In addition, there was a specific website that covered day to day events linked to the project (TWM), a television production set (ZERO TV) that took over the MACBA Study Center and accepted visitor proposals, and a wide range of related activities and publications.

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For secondary education and high school students

Data inici:
From 11 June 2010
Data fi:
to 25 Apr. 2011
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA

Guided tour by Chus Martínez, Chief Curator

Data inici:
10 Nov. 2010
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA

Talks and screenings

Data inici:
From 05 Nov. 2010
Data fi:
to 14 Mar. 2011
Horari:
Espai:
Auditori Meier
Data inici:
From 23 Feb.
Data fi:
to 26 Feb. 2011
Horari:
Espai:
Auditori Meier
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