TIME is Love (12th edition) - Blue Oyster Art Project Space
1-18 July 2020 (Dunedin)
TIME is Love Screening – 12th edition
Universal Feelings: Myths & Conjunctions
Curated by Kisito Assangni
Blue Oyster and The Nomadic Art Gallery collaboratively present the 12th iteration of TIME is Love, an itinerant and serial video exhibition curated by Kisito Assangni. Established in 2008, the programme has been shown in art spaces around the world and Blue Oyster is pleased to host TIME is Love for its first screening in Aotearoa.
In 2020, TIME is Love brings together 17 works by a selection of international artists using video as a medium. The selected artists lead interdisciplinary practices and, accordingly, the works radiate formal and thematic freedom. Each artist develops their own language to explore everything from prevented communications, globalization and disturbed feelings to spirituality, memories, and sensory abstractions.
The 12th iteration of TIME is Love, titled Universal Feelings: Myths & Conjunctions, explores the structures, visible and invisible, which determine our relationships with others. Questioning and criticising systems of relation, the works in this exhibition scrutinise connection and communication and underscore the importance of attending to one another.
Curator Kisito Assangni writes, “TIME is Love Screening strives to avert the gaze towards more essential values so that time can rhyme with that of the love, the gathering and the letting go. Love as universal feeling extricates itself here from traditional clichés and from a timeless idealism. It is declined and translated with depth and intensity, just like the complexity of mankind. TIME is Love Screening brings to the world a refreshing perspective on video art.“
About the curator
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, art consultant, and farmer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between UK, France and Togo, his research focuses primarily on psychogeography and the cultural impact of globalisation. He investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice. He inherently aims at going beyond the usual relations between artist, curator, institution, audience, and artwork in order to engage audiences in encounters with art that are unexpected, transformative and fun.
Assangni is heavily involved in video, performance, and experimental sound.
His discursive public programs and exhibitions have been shown internationally, including the Venice Biennale, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Es Baluard Museum of Art, Palma, Spain; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Marrakech Biennale among others.
Assangni has participated in talks, seminars, and symposia at numerous institutions such as the British Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Ben Uri Museum, London; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen (Norway); Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Mali; Sala Rekalde Foundation, Bilbao; COP17 Summit, South Africa; Depart Foundation, Malibu (USA); Sint-Lukas University, Brussels; Motorenhalle Centre of Contemporary Art, Dresden (Germany); Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Switzerland.
He is also a contributing editor at ArtDependence Magazine. Assangni is the founder of TIME is Love Screening - International video art program and art advisor for Latrobe Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
Amy Bassin & Mark Blickey (USA), Speaking in Bootongue, 2015
Avant Kinema (UK), Alphonso’s Jaw, 2016
Cameron Platter (South Africa), U SAVED ME, 2016
Egle Oddo (Finland), Another National Truth, 2018 (Still need this file)
Haythem Zakaria (Tunisia), Interstices Opus I, 2016
Hicham Matini (Morocco), Hostage and not walking, 2017
Hiroshi Atobe (Japan), Drops and Stardust, 2018
Ilaria Di Carlo (Italy), The Divine Way, 2017
Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), World as yourself, 2013
Kent Tate (Canada), Catalyst, 2017
Kokou Ekouagou (Togo), Resurrection, 2019
Lisi Prada (Spain), Haiku Time, 2012
Pablo-Martin Cordoba (Argentina), Postdigital Flipbook, 2019
Monica de Miranda (Angola), Beauty, 2018 (Still need this file)
Sara Bonaventura (Italy), BDM, 2018
Sonia Laura Armaniaco (Italy), Do we heal, 2016
Virginie Follope (France), My name was Elisa, 2017