TIME is Love.8
International video art program
Curated by Kisito Assangni
20-21 march, 2015
Abdelaziz Taleb (Morocco), Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo), Alexandre Braga (Brazil), Anna Sileks (Poland), Anthony Rousseau (France), Carlos Aires (Spain), Cesar Schofield Cardoso (Cape Verde), Cristina Pavesi (Italy), David Blandy (UK), Dorthe Slej Pedersen (Denmark), Ella Manor (Israel), Flavio Sciole (Italy), Francesca Lolli (Italy), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Isabelle Lutz (Switzerland), Isidora Ficovic (Serbia), Joas Nebe (Germany), Kai Welf Hoyme (Germany), Laura Celada (Spain), Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), Marc Neys (Belgium), Margarita Novikova (Russia), Michael Meldru & Marina Moreno (UK), Monica Paradela (Spain), Monika K. Adler (Poland), Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia), Muriel Montini (France), Nao Sakamoto (Japan), Niclas Hallberg (Sweden), Paako Sallah (Ghana), Prashan Danushka Marasinghe (Sri Lanka), Ramia Beladel (Morocco), Rhasaan Oyasaba Manning (USA), Sandrine Deumier (France), Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand), Sinasi Gunes (Turkey), S/N Coalition (USA), Sydelle Willow Smith (South Africa), Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (USA), Tommy Becker (USA), Triny Prada (Colombia), Tyrone Brown-Osborne (USA), Wolfgang Lehrner (Austria), Yuri Pirondi & Ines Von Bonhorst (Portugal), Yvana Samandova & Borjan Zarevski (Macedonia), Zierle & Carter (UK).
TIME is Love is an international video art project gathering several artists. Established in 2008, the program has traveled to major cities in the world attracting a vibrant mix of media professionals, researchers, young people and families.
Preoccupied with love, the project represents love stripped from its traditional clichés and timeless idealism. Each of the artists leads an interdisciplinary practice bringing a questioning and a criticism on a system of relation to others which appears to us as being dying.
Taking these ambivalent feelings as a starting point, the artists develop their own language according to their sensibility and history. The selected videos deal with prevented communications, disturbed feelings, globalisation, memory and spirituality. As a result, each video inspires the viewer to question the normative understandings of relationships in the occidental world.
About the curator
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, consultant and producer who studied Museology. Currently living between London and Paris, his practice primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary cultures. His projects have been shown internationally including the Whitechapel Gallery, Ben Uri Museum, London; Arnot Art Museum, New York; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany among others.
He has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.
Assangni is the founder/curator of TIME is Love Screening and Project [SFIP] – Platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting video art from Africa.
The video art program was supported by French Embassy, Tirane