Exhibition catalog of “VideoArt Festival Locarno: a Prospective” organized by ECAL / François Bovier, Adeena Mey, Maud Pollien from August 8 to October 20, 2019, Centro culturale e museo Elisarion, Minusio.
The bilingual catalogue (EN+IT) documents the exhibition held at the Elisarion Museum offering a new approach to the history of the VideoArt Festival Locarno, selecting videotapes and installations from its first editions, updating the spirit of Monte Verità and its avant-garde and utopian experiments. The works of international artists are presented alongside the festival archives and a circular painting by Elisàr Von Kupffer, historically inscribed in the architecture of the venue. Divided into two parts, the first is an essay by Lorenzo Bianda retracing the history of the festival, while the curators of the exhibition present the issues at stake. In the second, the exhibits are described and analysed.
EditorECAL/François Bovier, LausanneTextsKristen Alfaro, François Bovier, Enrico Camporesi, Katarzyna Cytlak, Larisa Dryansky, Tristan Lavoyer, Adeena Mey, Kris Paulsen, Cosetta G. Saba, Andrew V. Uroskie.DesignEUROSTANDARD, Clément Rouzaud + Pierrick Brégeon, LausannePhotographyMostly archives of Jean Otth + David Gagnebin-de-Bons, LausanneFont(s)Basel Regular, Chi-Long TrieuPaperMagno Gloss 90 g/m2, UPM Fine 140 g/m2Invercote G 280 g/m2ProductionOffset, Musumeci SpaObject231×308 mm, 268 pages, 700 exPublisherECAL/University of Art and Design LausanneEnglish editionISBN:978-2-9701157-0-0EAN : 9782970115700Year2017Award Most beautiful swiss books 2017Read the book