Anatoly Shuravlev, Tran Luong & Vahap Avşar

Artists' Film International: Spring 2015

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    2013, Road to Arguvan, single channel video, 00.02.18 (videostill 3), Sanatçının ve Rampa’nın izniyle / Courtesy the Artist and Rampa

Past Exhibition

Artists’ Film International
Anatoly Shuravlev, Tran Luong & Vahap Avşar

29 April – 14 July 2015

This season of artists’ film and video from around the world explores the theme of conflict.

Russian-born, Berlin-based artist Anatoly Shuravlev’s Panic (2011) sees the artist shooting at the walls of a white cube gallery. It represents his violent demonstration against the blank conformity of exhibition spaces.

Vietnamese artist Tran Luong’s Lâp Loè / Welts (2012) is derived from a performance that began in 2007 in which the artist invites an audience to flick his body with a red scarf, an item of historical and political significance associated with Communism.

Vahap Avşar’s Road to Arguvan (2013) is filmed in the artist’s native Malatya Province, Turkey. It follows a road destroyed by unknown forces, leaving a long jagged rift that renders the road, which was once a major route to the east of the country, seemingly useless.

Films selected by n.b.k, Berlin, Germany; Hanoi DOCLAB, Hanoi, Vietnam; Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey.

About Artists’ Film International

Artists' Film International at the Whitechapel Gallery. Designed by Rachael MillsArtists’ Film International is a collaborative project established by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, featuring film, video and animation from around the world. A partnership between 16 global partner organisations, the programme brings together recent works which are presented over the course of a year in each venue. Find out more