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.
Artists’ 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