Reframing Reality — Glimpses into the Lowave video archive

22 November 2010 — 27 February 2011, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde

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The exhibition Reframing Reality - Glimpses into the Lowave video archive gathers for the first time in Denmark a number of videos from the Lowave's growing archive and provides an insight into the vibrant world of contemporary artistic creations. From the groundbreaking Resistance[s] anthologies, which put into perspective thematic video art from the Middle East and North Africa to the urban landscapes where man almost dissolves like in HC Gilje's Cityscapes or videos in the City2City collection, the exhibition highlights unknown affinities and underlying trends in the way video artists from around the world are still experimenting with the medium.

From the abstract fusion of nature and sound in Yuki Kawamura's Slide to the food-based performances in Triny Prada's Food for thought, via the "warm" rationality of Hugo Verlinde's Cosmogonies, the videos tell the story of our fragmented experience of the world and man's almost desperate attempt to explore his feelings and surroundings. Sensual images side by side with political observations, trance-like sounds and postcolonial realities are made visible and form the background for Lowave's aesthetic choices.


Curators: Enrico Passetti, Silke Schmickl
Artists: HC Gilje, Yuki Kawamura, Triny Prada, Hugo Verlinde, Johanna Vaude, Mounir Fatmi, Mireille Astore, Fabian Astore, Basma Alsharif, Larissa Sansour, Ismaïl Bahri, Halida Boughriet, Danielle Arbid, Waheeda Malullah, Khaled Hafez, Nazim Djemaï, Usama Alshaibi, Taysir Batniji, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Frédérique Devaux, Lamya Gargash, Waël Noureddine, Jayce Salloum, Katia Kameli, Bouchra Khalili, Zineb Sedira, Pauline M'Barek, Jalal Toufic, Nassim Amaouche, Al Fadhil, Joude Gorani, Nesrine Khodr, Hatice Gülzeryüz, Güldem Durmaz, Sener Özmen, Burçak Kaygun, Erkan Özgen, Ethem Özgüven, Ferhat Özgür, Berat Isik, Pushpamala N, Ayisha Abraham, Raqs Media Collective, Ashish Avikunthak, Sarnath Banerjee, Tejal Shah, Debkamal Ganguly

Lowave Exhibitions

Lowave has curated and produced exhibitions since 2008. Often inspired by our research projects and publications, these projects have been realised in close collaboration with international exhibition spaces. Some, such as Resistance[s] at the 3rd Triennial of Guangzhou, responded to invitations from major art events, others, more intimate, paid tribute to Lowave's unique art identity.  

Exhibition overview