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Artprojx Newsletter October 2013

In Art Basel, Artprojx, David Blandy, David Gryn, Frieze Art Fair, GalleriesNow, Jane Bustin, Lux, Meredith Danluck, Miami Beach, Nina Danino, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith, Video Art, Zarya on 11/10/2013 at 2:01 pm

Artprojx Newsletter October 2013

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Artprojx related projects include:

Nina Danino 12-23 Oct

Art, Cinema and the Soul – talk 22 Oct

David Blandy, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith – RCP. Oct

Nick Abrahams – ZARYA 1-15 Oct

Meredith Danluck – ZARYA 16-31 Oct

ART:FILM Think Tank and Public Panel – Frieze 17 Oct

Jane Bustin in Jerwood Drawing Prize – Oct

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013 – Film program – 5-8 Dec

Communion by Nina Danino

Communion by Nina Danino

Artprojx Cinema presents COMMUNION, 35mm, 10 mins (2010) by Nina Danino,

a film installation at Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DN

12-23 October 2013. Screening time 12 noon – 6pm (except Sundays 1- 6pm)

Communion by Nina Danino is a portrait of a young girl filmed by cinematographer Billy Williams BSC, creating a silent, translucent image, which draws on the paradox between beauty as iconic, secular glamour and as religious interiority.

Communion installation at Heath Street Baptist Church by Nina Danino (photo by Barbara Monteiro)

Communion installation at Heath Street Baptist Church by Nina Danino (photo by Barbara Monteiro)

Tuesday 22 October, 6.30 – 8pm: “Art, Cinema and the Soul” a discussion including Nina Danino (artist), Sarah Cooper (writer, lecturer), Ewan King (Minister of Heath Street Baptist Church), Gilda Williams (curator, art writer and critic). Heath Street Baptist Church, London. Followed by drinks.




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Still: David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog

Royal College of Psychiatrists. Film and Video Art Commission, 2013 at 21 Prescot Street. OCT 2013

David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog. Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Solstice. Terry Smith – About Face. Curated by David Gryn.

The foyer of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s new building at 21 Prescot Street proudly hosts three specially commissioned video artworks. These works, shown in rotation, were conceived for the space and presentation on a bank of three screens.


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Still: Ekki Mukk by Nick Abrahams

Ekki Mukk by Nick Abrahams in the Artists Focus Series selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 1-15 OCT



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Still: Good News/Bad News by Meredith Danluck

Cinema Series III (Good News/Bad News), 2013. 13min.

by Meredith Danluck 

Selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 16-31 Oct

Danluck’s ongoing body of work, The Cinema Series addresses cinematic tropes, archetypical identities and narrative expectation.  Good News/Bad News is the third in the series and explores the various interpretations of what our feelings “look like” when interpreted cinematically. Fifteen actors from different backgrounds were selected and given a sparse script and minimal direction to embody their personal version of how receiving both good news and bad news looks and feels. Exhibited here as a two-channel wall projection, the film demonstrates the common narrative device of receiving good news or bad news on the telephone.  Shown side by side we see each actor’s body language and face change as we follow them through opposing emotions.  Patterns emerged during this process; a hand to the face to show grief, a quick shuffling of feet to show joy, posing a question as to where consensus originates, with the audience or the screen?

Meredith Danluck graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MoMA, PS1 Museum, Venice Biennale and has a major film installation coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) Fall of 2012. She has screened films at a number of festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Byron Bay, Hamburg International and Margaret Mead. In the spring of 2008 Danluck directed her first documentary feature, The Ride, a documentary about cowboys and the American identity which screened at MoMA  as part of an exhibition about the American West curated by Eva Respini. The Ride had it’s official World Premiere at the South by South West Film Festival in March of 2010.After that she immediately flew to Siberia to  direct another feature documentary, Art Hard, about the world’s largest artwork in the world. Her most ambitious work up to date is a four channel feature film entitled, North of south, West of East which was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and screened at Sundance 2013. These four feature length narrative films play simultaneously in perfect symphony. She was selected for the Sundance 2013 Writers Lab as well as the 2013 Sundance Directors Lab for her upcoming feature. She most recently showed the first installment of the Cinema Series in a solo show with Leslie Fritz this summer.  Danluck lives and works in New York.


ART:FILM Think Tank and Panel Discussion – Frieze. 16/18 Oct


Wednesday 16 October, Frieze London auditorium, ‘New Partnerships Between Art & Film’, think tank (invitation-only): This think tank invites experts from the art world and film industry alike to discuss existing genres and markets as well as new possibilities for developing films in a hybrid financing landscape. The challenges of new types of ownership, exhibition and distribution will be addressed, so as to develop and propose new ways of working across art and film.

Friday 18 October, Frieze London auditorium, panel discussion (3pm): Outcomes of the think tank of 16 October are presented and challenged through a public panel, including questions on film production, financial models, ownership and audiences. Questions that will be addressed include: ‘How does the institutional context influence the creative process?’ and ‘How can film and art productions be integrated in the future?’

3D work by Jane Bustin

Jane Bustin – studio view

Jane Bustin in the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Oct



David Gryn – Curator FILM – Art Basel in Miami Beach. Dec 2013

Program to be announced very soon.




David Gryn




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