Tuesday 20th May 2014
PHOTON – Centre for Contemporary Photography
Trg Prekomorskih Brigad 1
Alexis Milne & Tom Bresolin (UK), Amina Zoubir (Algeria), Anahita Razmi (Iran), Anders Weberg (Sweden), Anne Lise Stenseth (Norway), Antonello Matarazzo (Italy), Arnaud Brihay (France), Belle Shafir (Israel), Carlo Giuseppe Zuozo (Italy), Eva Olsson (Sweden), Francesca Leoni (Brazil), Gianluca Capozzi (Italy), Evelin Stermitz (Austria), Guli Silberstein (Israel), Grace Kim (Korea), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Joas Nebe (Germany), Jose-Man Lius (France), Justyna Scheuring (Poland), Laura Focarazzo (Argentina), Marcello Mercado (Germany), Marie-Paule Bilger (France), Marina Fomenko (Russia), Margarida Paiva (Portugal), Matthias Mollner (Austria), Maximilian Schmoetzer & Fabian Heitzhausen (Germany), Max Hattler (Germany), Monica Elkelv (UK), Nao Sakamoto (Japan), Nina Lassila (Finland), Otto Berchem (USA), Rahman Hak-Hagir (Afghanistan), Rehema Chachage (Tanzania), Robert Croma (UK), Riham Isaac (Palestine), Said Afifi (Morocco), Said Rais (Morocco), Sandra Bouguerch (UK), Saul Levine (USA), Sheri Wills (USA), Simone Stoll (Germany), S/N Coalition (USA), Sylvia Toy St-Louis (USA), Tina Hochkogler (Austria), Veronique Mouysset (France), William Esdale (UK).
TIME is Love is a video art project gathering several artists, and has traveled to major cities in the world. Preoccupied with love, the project represents love stripped from its traditional cliches 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.
(c) Image: Sheri Wills
About the curator
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, consultant and producer who studied photography and museology. Currently living between London, Paris and Lomé, his practice primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary african cultures. His projects have been shown internationally including the Whitechapel Gallery, 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.
Kisito has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.
He was also member of jury for the Award Letters From The Sky in Cape Town (South Africa) as well as the 28th Prix Videoformes in Clermont-Ferrand (France). Kisito is the founder/curator of TIME is Love Screening and Project [SFIP] – Platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting video art from Africa.