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Film Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014 Overview

In ABMB, Art, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Art Video, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, David Gryn, Film, Miami, Screenings, SoundScape Park, Video on 26/11/2014 at 6:19 pm


Film: Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Curated by David Gryn, Artprojx – Overview


Playfulness – Wed Dec 3, 8pm

Hayal Pozanti, Wood & Harrison, Alex Rodríguez, Mark Leckey, Brian Bress, Elizabeth Price, Rachel Rose, Camille Henrot, Tomislav Gotovac, Taro Izumi, Laure Prouvost, Martin Creed


Armchair Surfers – Wed Dec 3, 9pm

Saya Woolfalk, Chris Doyle, Charles Richardson, Nate Boyce, Dashiell Manley, Florian Meisenberg, Leo Gabin, CAR (Conceptual Artists Research/Michelle Grabner) and David Robbins, Clunie Reid, Jayson Musson


Ex-Romance – Wed Dec 3, 10pm

Charles Atlas, Parker Ito


The Digital Revolutionaries – Thurs Dec 4, 10pm

Tabor Robak, Jon Rafman, Oliver Laric, Harun Farocki


Radio Ga Ga – Fri Dec 5, 8pm

Bill Balaskas, Frank Heath, Wagner Malta Tavares, Vartan Avakian, Susan Hiller


The Night of Forevermore – Fri Dec 5, 9pm

Ciprian Mureşan, Tomislav Gotovac, Olaf Breuning, Jose Dávila, Laure Prouvost, Maya Watanabe, Tim Davis, Marnie Weber, Hans Op de Beeck, Alex Prager


Rites of Spring – Sat Dec 6, 8pm

Rania Bellou, Dara Friedman, Pilar Albarracín, Marcel Dzama, Ana Roldán, Brian Bress, Rashaad Newsome, Babette Mangolte, Trisha Brown, Liu Chuang


The Magic of Things – Sat Dec 6, 9pm

Atsushi Kaga, Brian Alfred, Hiraki Sawa, Takeshi Murata, Robin Rhode, Theo Michael, David Shrigley, Mark Wallinger, Cécile B. Evans, Brent Green


Artists’ Surround Sound at Film ABMB – Wed 3/Thurs 4/Fri 5/Sat 6 at 6pm

Larry Achiampong, Jennie C. Jones, Stephen Vitiello, Raed Yassin


Playfulness: artists as online gamers, surfers and armchair digital revolutionaries. Talk at the ABMB Salon – Fri Dec 5, 2pm

Chrissie Iles, Rachel Rose, Tabor Robak and David Gryn


Art Basel Film Library

Includes all artists in the outdoor program plus

Gabriel Acevedo, Rita Ackermann, Chantal Akerman, Julien Berthier, Johanna Billing, Julien Bismuth, Botner & Pedro, Pia Camil, Stephen Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Matthew Day Jackson, Daniel Jacoby, Zdjelar Katarina, Maria Laet, Pablo Lobato, Gerald Machona, Marcellvs L. De Caro Marina, Ana María Millán, Carlos Motta, Shana Moulton, Mark Neville, Jim Shaw, Alyson Shotz, Diana Thater, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Adrián Villar Rojas, Jacques Villeglé & Raymond Hains, Heimo Zobernig

selected by David Gryn


11 More Musts in Miami

Auto Body




Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014 – in general


MEEM – Ryan McNamara/Performa


Public curated by Nicholas Baume


Conversation and Salon


Bass Museum


Rubell Family Collection


Design Miami


The Miami Beach Cinemateque


Pedro Reyes – ICA Miami



David Gryn




skype: Artprojx



SoundCloud: Miami Soundscapes 2013 by Max Reinhardt, DJ on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3.

David Gryn notes for LOOP Barcelona on his engagement with the Artists Moving Image World

In Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Barcelona, Central Saint Martins, Cinema, David Gryn, Film, Gryn, Jane Bustin, London, LOOP, Miami, Miami Beach, Video Art on 12/06/2014 at 10:21 am





David Gryn, Founding Director of Artprojx.

Over the last 15 years I have presented major artists projects and screenings of artists’ moving image including during major international art fair periods such as during Frieze, Armory NY, Independent NY, Art Basel in Miami Beach and at LOOP and also working with leading art galleries, artists and institutes around the world, and always thinking about their prospective and potential audience. The logic being that of creating generally cinematic based screening events focusing the attention on the art work and delivering an audience for the projects often at a time when there are always plethoras of other audience demanding events going on. However in our current art climate – the art fair is dominating the art experience landscape and thus the audience, but screenings of artists films are probably one of the only times an audience is truly watching a work or works of art during an art fair period, whilst the main activity in the art fair is mainly focused on the sale of the art work. We have to put the moving image, performance and sound at the heart of the art fair experience to create a perception and a reality of its powerful place in our contemporary art world.

There are ever-more artists making moving image as their focus, part of their practice or even as purely documentation and technologies are making the quality ever-better, far easier and cheaper, the galleries, institutes and art fairs are showing ever-less. The artist moving image, the installation, the live event are a kind of ‘last bastion’ of pure art, where it remains ‘art’, fairly untainted by commercial attributes and demands, it is not easy to sell, own, view or digest easily.

My view is of an egalitarian, enabling, engaging and empowering environment for all parties involved to feel they have a role; artists, galleries, general public, art fairs, collectors, students. This is achieved by venerating and putting the artists and artwork at the centre of the live, public, commercial and digital art experience. Utilizing all platforms for the showing of artists’ work and creating social events and experiences in our digitally focused, time-limited and commercially dominated age. I believe we have to create audiences focused programming that operates with philanthropic and passionate attributes to the showing of moving image art works.

I hear film and often know instinctively whether it is great, good or not. Films like all art works have charismatic characteristics and it is often clear of the author’s voice, ego, charisma coming through based on techniques, sound, tone, visual impact, fonts, titles, which all combine and their chemistry results in the art work and its impact. A great work of art may linger in my head and heart for weeks and sometimes years after viewing it. I am most often lead by the sound of a film and that is what captivates me and can remain trapped in my mind far beyond the actual memory of the moments of watching the film. Film is primarily a visual language, however my memory is activated by the music, sound and the audio sense of what I see. I often distractedly look at films on my computer, but with the detritus of daily life, I look away to do other things and yet a good film will be heard throughout my distractions, as it may have a pace, a melancholy, a tension that keeps my listening focused, in much the same way as a great piece of music may leap out or emerge on the radio from the generally mundane or bland selections.

The world we inhabit is avowedly a human one and the work we do is best served and benefited from when done so with a modicum of love and passion, it is the unaccountable and immeasurable ingredient that we all know is there and vital in so many other walks of life. The art world at its most crassest end is just about business, albeit sometimes done with genuine appreciation and value of it being art, but rarely more than about the shifting of commodities. At the coal-face of the art world – it is not a business, it is a process more akin to love and passion and not commercially quantifiable and the best artists, gallerists, art fairs, collectors all show these traits to some degree. When I do a project showing artists film, I aim to think about the space, the place and the context of the screening and how we can make connections, how does it all relate and interact and how can all parties involved benefit. I am fascinated by the relationship between the makers, the audience, the venue and locality and the spaces in-between, how audience reacts and how we can work together for projects. In brief, my work is joining together all the dots.

My work is often connecting to and collaborating with a screening project, either via the artist or their gallery and to enable an audience to understand directly what they are coming to and that the environment is suited to them sitting for lengthy periods, basically managing expectations where possible and sometimes surprising people too. In brief I see my role as an orchestrator of encouragement for all parties on any given project. This is made simple in the context of the cinema, as they are designed for viewing film, and our now cultural awareness and expectations in these places are durational, to be focused, observational, as well as suspending our reality and allowing fantasy to reign. However, there are always exceptions to rules – and some works are simply made to have fleeting glances at them and thus the looped film rears its complicated head.

I had hoped by now in this decade that the ‘cinema’ would be host to regular artists screenings and that there would have been a box office revolution and we would now be in a nirvana of artists earning money via ticketing or even downloads (akin to music concerts/Hollywood film screenings and online music purchase) and not dependent on ownership, sales and complex public funding. In reality, there is not yet wide and unlimited interest in artists moving image, as it remains a medium that is not mass commercial entertainment, and that is also a really huge relief. Whilst we want the largest number of people to see works we show or make, art as magical rarity, unique and the unfathomable is where much of its value lays. We are living in a wonderful changing world, with our digital revolution in full swing.

Our expectations are ever changing and evolving, our viewing habits are shifting and accommodating new technologies. A recent comment by a leading USA museum director to me was that in the age of Netflix, how can we compete and show film in the museum and still attract an audience? My view is that we have to be more vigilant, inventive and create the right environments for showing this area of artist practice and output.

The future is always going to be changeable – but the fact is that we must engage better with the online experience for viewing of and interacting with art, but that instead of being a mirror to an art world, it has to learn how to make its own world and be seen as true art as any other platform art is shown on or made for.


Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach selected by David Gryn

In Art, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, Dara Birnbaum, David Austen, David Gryn, Film, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Martin Creed, Miami, Miami Beach, Shirin Neshat, Takeshi Murata, William Kentridge on 29/11/2013 at 10:53 pm
Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)

Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)







Wednesday, December 4, 8pm
Shuffle Notes – Beauty in Danger
A selection of artists’ films with a view towards animation and perception.
Liliana Sánchez, Gulana Dressed as a parrot, 2003, 2’36”, Casas Riegner
David Shrigley, New Friends, 2006, 1′, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Yvon Lambert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Brian Alfred, Beauty in Danger, 2013, 2’1”, SCAI The Bathhouse
Marco Rios, At Loulou’s door, 2013, 3′, Simon Preston Gallery
Alice Maher, Godchildren of Enantios, 2010, 6’41”, David Nolan Gallery
Miljohn Ruperto & Suntek Chung, As Himself, 2006, 4’58”, Koenig & Clinton
Shimabuku, Leaves Swim, 2011, 2’30”, Zero…
Regina Silveira, Mil e um dias (1001 days), 2007, 11’16”, Alexander Gray Associates
Oscar Muñoz, Hombre de Arena, 2006-2009, 3’40”, mor charpentier
David Shrigley, Headless Drummer, 2012, 1′, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Yvon Lambert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, BQ
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Deceiving Looks, 2011, 5’58”, Lisson Gallery
David Austen, Smoking Moon, 2006, 13′, Ingleby Gallery

Wednesday, December 4, 9pm
New Dream Machine and Other Films
This program features four very different films, varying in rhythms and themes. Martin Creed’s ‘Work No. 1700′ (2013) is presented as an international premiere.
Mickalene Thomas, Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, 2012, 23’07”, Lehmann Maupin.
Shezad Dawood, New Dream Machine Project, 2011, 15′, Chemould Prescott Road.
Martin Creed, Work No. 1700, 2013, Gavin Brown’s enterprise.
Shirin Neshat, Turbulent, 1998, 10’, Gladstone Gallery

Thursday, December 5, 9pm
Tango at the Edge of the Fair
The program focuses on works that incorporate elements of dance and look at movement as an abstract narrative.
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Nicky), 2009, 6’15”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Linder, The Ultimate Form, 2013, 31’19”, Blum & Poe
Nevin Aladağ, Top View 29,53 ft, 2012, 2’48”, Wentrup
Jeremy Shaw, Best Minds Part One (excerpt), 2007, 5’40”, Johann König
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Phillip), 2009, 10’06”, Marian Goodman Gallery
William Kentridge with Philip Miller, Tango for Page Turning, 2013, 2’48”, Goodman Gallery

Thursday, December 5, 10pm
Arabesque and Reanimation: Dara Birnbaum and Joan Jonas
Dara Birnbaum and Joan Jonas have transformed our way of seeing and responding to the world. Dara Birnbaum’s ‘Arabesque’ (2011/2013) was specifically re-edited for the program.
Dara Birnbaum, Arabesque, 2011/2013, 6’37”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Joan Jonas, Reanimation, 2010, 19’11”, Yvon Lambert
Dara Birnbaum, Fire! Hendrix, 1982, 3’13”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Kiss The Girls: Make Them Cry, 1979, 6’50”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, PM Magazine/Acid Rock, 1982, 4’09”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, General Hospital/Olympic Women Speed Skating, 1980, 6′, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Kojak/Wang, 1980, 3′, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes, 1980, 4’18”, Marian Goodman Gallery

Friday, December 6, 8pm
An Elegy for Voice and Silence
The program looks at themes such as communication, self-reflection, introspection and the sense of belonging.
Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Jamaica, 2013, 6’57’, Stephen Friedman Gallery
Cevdet Erek, Studio, 2005-2007, 12”, mor charpentier
Ari Marcopoulos, Anything, 2012, 59”, Kavi Gupta Gallery
Chris Johanson, Encinitas Realization, 1999, 3′, Altman Siegel
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, My Mouth is a Temple, 2009, 3’51”, Luciana Brito Galeria
My Barbarian, The Cassandra, 2013, 13’30”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Luz María Bedoya, Dirección, 2006, 4’48”, 80M2 Livia Benavides
Christian Jankowski, Orientación, 2012, 8’25”, Proyectos Monclova
JR, Women are Heroes, 2010, 9’11”, Galerie Perrotin
Nicola Thomas, Imitation 34/59, 2013, 3’20”, courtesy of the artist
Cheng Ran, The Last Sentence, 2013, 12’34”, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing – Lucerne
Stanya Kahn, Who do you Think you Are, 2012, 8’05”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Friday, December 6, 9pm
Farewell to the Past: Yinka Shonibare MBE
Yinka Shonibare MBE – known for work exploring cultural identity, colonialism and post- colonialism within the contemporary context of globalization – uses music and dance to captivate and engage the viewer by mirroring our world in a regal, beautiful and unexpected way.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), 2004, 34′, Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Addio del Passato, 2011, 16’52”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Odile and Odette, 2005, 14′ 28”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery

Friday, December 6, 10pm
Prelude to a Syncopation
Artists connect sound, choreography and social media – the results reveal diverse relationships between the visual, music and the meditative repetition of the ordinary and urban.
Leo Gabin, Stackin, 2010, 2’38”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Dance of Succubus, 2011, 4’04”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Girls Room Dance, 2010 4’15”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Shezad Dawood with Mukul Deora, The Body Electric, 2008, 3′, Chemould Prescott Road
Rashaad Newsome, Painting Opponents Red, 2011, 3’14”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Hair Long, 2013, 1’53”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Grand Duchess of Gainesville, 2011, 2’34”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Cleaning, 2012, 2’32”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Devices, 2011, 3’03”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, With Me, 2012, 2’43”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Behave or You Jump, 2010, 1’34”, Stevenson
Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Chic, 2012, 3’34”, courtesy of the artist

Saturday, December 7, 10pm
Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies
In all the films in this program, the soundtrack plays a crucial role. The relationship that is developed between the visual and the audio builds a bridge to the location of the screening: the New World Center, Home of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.
Mahony, Los Tres Invitados, 2011, 3’03”, Galerie Emanuel Layr
Ana Gallardo, A boca de jarro, 2008, 6’36”, Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Lucien Smith, I Like America and America Likes Me, 2013, 3’39”, Salon 94
Karen Kilimnik, …introducing Tabitha, 1991, 1’10”, 303 Gallery
Nicola Thomas, Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2’55”, courtesy of the artist
Takeshi Murata, Monster Movie, 2005, 4’12”, Salon 94, Ratio 3
Carlos Amorales with Julian Lede, Orellana’s Fantasia, 2013, 7′, Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Tin Ojeda, Daughter, 2013, 7′, 303 Gallery
Friedrich Kunath, You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Crazy, 2012, 16’53”, Blum & Poe
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Lefu La Ntate, 2005, 3’1”, Stevenson
Avinash Veeraraghavan, Breathing charcoal soaked in a shallow forest stream, 2010, 4’20”, GallerySKE
Bill Balaskas, Parthenon Rising (II), 2011, 2’45”, Kalfayan Galleries
Pietro Roccasalva, Giocondità, 2002, 3’53”, Zero…
Bruce McLean, EARACHE: an Opera Bouffant, or ‘How Elvis’s Quiff Killed Johnnie Ray’, 2’08”, 2013, Tanya Leighton Gallery
William E. Jones, The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan, 2011, 2’55”, David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute

Viewing Pod Selection
Shown in conjunction with the outdoor program, in addition to all the listed works above, the following works are presented exclusively within the five interactive touchscreen viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center:
Adela Jušić, The Sniper, 2007, 4’09”, Alan Cristea Gallery
Kathan Brown, John Cage at Work (1978-1992), 2013, 44′, Crown Point Press
Ciprian Mureşan, Untitled (Monks), 2011, 12’13”, David Nolan Gallery
Suh Dongwook, Light on the water, 2011, 19’08”, One and J. Gallery
Song-Ming Ang, Be True to Your School, 2010, 12′, Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Raed Yassin, The New Film, 2008, 12′, Kalfayan Galleries
Carlos Amorales, Amsterdam, 2013, 21′, Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Philippe Gruenberg, Domestic Landscape, 2010, 14’17”, Revolver Galería
Wiliam E. Jones, Bay of Pigs, 2012, 3’56”, David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute




Communion by Nina Danino and Art, Cinema and the Soul

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Arts Council, Barbara Monteiro, Billy Williams, Cinema, Communion, David Gryn, Ewan King, Film, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, GalleriesNow, Gilda Williams, Hampstead, Heath Street, Heath Street Baptist Church, London, Nina Danino, Sarah Cooper, Screenings, Video on 16/10/2013 at 8:16 am
Communion by Nina Danino

“As a truly sublime respite and brief pause to the hurly-burly overwhelmingness of the brilliant Frieze Art Fair week, pop into see Communion by Nina Danino.”

Artprojx Cinema presents

COMMUNION, 35mm, 10 mins (2010)


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.

Thursday 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.

Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England.

Transport to Heath Street Baptist Church:

Underground: Northern Line (Edgware Branch) to Hampstead.

Bus Routes:  N5, 603, 268, 46


For more information on this project contact:

David Gryn, Artprojx






Curatorial Assistant: Barbara Monteiro

Artprojx presents – the poetics of mountains – 27 July in Verbier

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, Darren Almond, David Gryn, DJ Spooky, Sanford Biggers, Screenings, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Verbier, Video on 13/07/2013 at 2:28 pm

Artprojx poster A3_050713-2

Artprojx presents: the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things

Selected by David Gryn

A Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27 July 2013
Verbier 3-D as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme


Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid.


20th July to 4th August 2013

Collective Perspectives: A Museum without walls. Photo exhibition @ Caisses Médran by the lift station. 1:30 to 5:30 daily, free entry

Ship of Tolerance: Children’s paintings in Place Médran by the lift station. Outdoor exhibition. A 3-D collaboration with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

27 July

Panel Discussion Mutations: 3:30  @ Caisses Médran by the lift station, free entry (It is a big room, so no need to reserve). ‘Mutations’: Moderator: Paul Goodwin (UK), Verbier 3-D curator • Sanford Biggers (US) (installation, video, sculptor) • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (US) (artist in residence at Metropolitan Museum of Art) • David Gryn (UK) (film curator, Art Basel in Miami Beach and other Artprojx events worldwide) • Kiki Thompson (CH) (sculptor and co-founder Verbier 3-D)

Artprojx presents: The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things. On the big outdoor screen at Place Médran 27/28 July 5:30 to 6:15 parts I and II

Mutations: Live music and multimedia collaboration. Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid with Crista Kende with videos selected by David Gryn @ Pub Mont Fort 10pm to closing, free entry (capacity of 450). Located behind Médran just off of the Rue de Ransou.

28 July

Artprojx presents: The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things @ Médran conference room (follow Festival signs), free entry 2 to 3:30pm


Verbier 3-D Presents ‘Mutations’: 27 July 2013

On the 27th of July 2013, Verbier 3-D presents ‘Mutations’ in Verbier. The event epitomises 3-D’s appetite for innovation, with artists at the forefront of influencing and changing the shape of contemporary art globally. As well as a photographic exhibition at Médran Ticket Office (from the 20th of July to the 4th of August), there will be an Artists Talk on the 27th of July inviting the public to listen to the guest artists discuss their interpretation of the theme of ‘Mutations’ and how they express it in their art.

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky: That Subliminal Kid and David Gryn, Founder of Artprojx will be joined by Sanford Biggers, eminent artist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Visual Arts program and Kiki Thompson, Chief Executive and co-founder of Verbier 3-D. The talk will be moderated by Verbier 3-D’s Curatorial Director, Paul Goodwin.

David Gryn will screen a selection of videos from acclaimed artists after the talk at Place Medran. Later in the evening at Pub Mont Fort, Verbier, Paul will collaborate with David to deliver a cutting edge music and art video performance with an appearance from Crista Kende, violist in the Verbier Festival Orchestra performing with DJ Spooky. Paul is currently the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The event will also see the launch of the ‘Ship of Tolerance’ exhibition, http://www.shipoftolerance.org, a 3-D collaboration with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, celebrated as Russia’s premier contemporary artists. Paintings from children from the Val de Bagnes on the theme of tolerance will become the sails of the Ship that will be displayed in New York at the Dumbo Arts Festival. Verbier 3-D is supporting Swiss junior pianist, Fanny Monnet, who will play at the exhibition opening in New York and in Moscow at the other ‘Ship of Tolerance’ exhibition this year. The children’s work will be exhibited in Verbier before being sent to New York and returning to Verbier for next year’s ‘Ship of Tolerance’.

This is the start of a new biennial creative cycle for Verbier 3-D. Building on its immense success to date, it enables more high profile collaborations with leading contemporary artists which culminate in the next artists’ residency in 2014. Kiki Thompson, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of 3-D said, ‘We’re very excited to invite these world-class artists and curators to Verbier. ‘Mutations’ continues in 3-D’s tradition of crossing boundaries and creating a space for art and ecology to meet in the museum without walls. We’ve created an experience that combines art, learning, space and landscape. It is not restricted by age, only by the viewer’s imagination.’ Find out more about the event at the 3-D Foundation website www.3-dfoundation.com or email kthompson@3-dfoundation.com.


FIN by Eli Cortinas

Artprojx presents The Poetics of Unforgetting. Hackney Picturehouse.

In Art, Art Video, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film and Video, Film London, FLAMIN, Frieze, Hackney Picturehouse, Jumana Manna, London, Mickalene Thomas, Poetics, Screenings, Spike Island, Susanna Wallin, Video, Video Art on 03/06/2013 at 9:09 am


Artprojx presents: The Poetics of Unforgetting

Jumana Manna, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE 

Thursday 6th June 2013. 7-8.30pm

Blessed Blessed Oblivion by Jumana Manna

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman by Mickalene Thomas

Marker & Echo Park by Susanna Wallin

Introduced by David Gryn and Susanna Wallin

Tickets on sale NOW

Tickets £6 / £5 (concs) : Call 0871 902 5734 or visit Hackney Picturehouse website
www.picturehouses.co.uk  www.artprojx.com  https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

Twitter @Artprojx @HackneyPH @ArtprojxCinema 

Facebook event

First Thursday special artist’s film & video screening event #FirstThursday

Contact: David Gryn david@artprojx.com 07711127848


SPECIAL THANKS TO ANDY MOSS at SPIKE ISLAND for his brilliant compiling of these selected works.

Contact: Andy.Moss@spikeisland.org.uk

from Sonya Dyer http://sonyadyerprojects.wordpress.com/

‘I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Poetics of Unforgetting,’ organised by Artprojx at the Hackney Picturehouse. This heavyweight collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking work by a group of international artists (all women) haunted me in different ways. I was particularly affected by the kinetic charge of Susanna Wallin’s first film in the programme, Echo Park, by the often uncomfortable humour in Jumana Manna film, and the poignant beauty and grace of Mickalene Thomas’s Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman.’

The Poetics of Unforgetting – Hackney Picturehouse – June 6

In Art, Art Video, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, CRG Gallery, David Gryn, FAZ, Film, Film and Video, First Thursday, Hackney Picturehouse, Jumana Manna, Lehmann Maupin, London, Mickalene Thomas, Poetics, Susanna Wallin, Video Art on 23/05/2013 at 9:34 am


Artprojx presents: The Poetics of Unforgetting

Jumana Manna, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE 

Thursday 6th June 2013. 7-8.30pm

Blessed Blessed Oblivion by Jumana Manna

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman by Mickalene Thomas

Marker & Echo Park by Susanna Wallin

Introduced by David Gryn

Tickets on sale NOW

Tickets £6 / £5 (concs) : Call 0871 902 5734 or visit Hackney Picturehouse website
www.picturehouses.co.uk  www.artprojx.com  https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

Twitter @Artprojx @HackneyPH @ArtprojxCinema

Facebook event

First Thursday special artist’s film & video screening event

Artprojx news, update and recommendations April 2013

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Ben Rivers, blinkvideo, Cinema, David Gryn, Hans Op de Beeck, Jane Bustin, Jesper Just, Jumana Manna, Kerry Tribe, Matthew Stone, Meredith Danluck, Mickalene Thomas, MOCAtv, Nicholas Abrahams, Nicolas Provost, Paul Goodwin, Poetics, Sam Samore, Screenings, Shoja Azari, Susanna Wallin, Thomas Nordanstad, Video Art on 18/04/2013 at 5:09 pm
Jumana Manna Pink Foam copy

Jumana Manna: Blessed Blessed Oblivion (still)

Jane Bustin in the Drawing Room’s Drawing Biennial – auction and exhibition from 18 April


Nick Abrahams Films – Dukes at Komedia, Brighton 20 April



Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh – Transplant at Margaret Street Gallery from 18 April



Charlie Phillips – The Urban Eye, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, curated by Paul Goodwin from 20 April


Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)

Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)

Artprojx presents at Picturehouse, Hackney – 6 June

The Poetics of Unforgetting with Jumana Manna, Mickalane Thomas, Susanna Wallin


http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/  info coming soon.

a new monthly series

The Poetics of Anxiety and Melancholia … presented by Artprojx

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/

Part 2  http://www.youtube.com/

featuring: Nick Abrahams, Shoja Azari, Hans op de Beeck, Stuart Croft, Meredith Danluck, Jesper Just, Jumana Manna, Nicolas Provost, Ben Rivers, Sam Samore and Thomas Nordanstad, Matthew Stone, Kerry Tribe, Susanna Wallin.

Susanna Wallin: Echo Park (still)

Susanna Wallin: Echo Park (still)

Artprojx on blinkvideo

featuring Susanna Wallin



David Gryn




Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 – Art Video Nights

In Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, David Gryn, David Zink Yi, Film and Video, Gryn, Jesper Just, Miami, MOCAtv, Nicholas Abrahams, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sam Samore, Theaster Gates, Video, Video Art on 26/11/2012 at 9:41 am

Art Video Nights

Running from December 5 to 8, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in SoundScape Park. Presented by participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach, the program features works by artists including Julieta Aranda, Daniel Arsham, Guy Ben-Ner, Theaster Gates, Jesper Just, Mauricio Lupini, Ryan McGinley, Rashaad Newsome, Robin Rhode, Sam Samore, Adam Shecter, and Hu Xiangqian. Art Video Nights will also feature a special dusk-to-dawn screening of the 12-hour long film Bliss by Ragnar Kjartansson, presented by Art Basel in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center on Saturday, December 8 at 6pm. Art Video is organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx.



See the full e-flux announcement



Artprojx presents Penny Siopis films at Prince Charles Cinema

In Art, Artprojx, Cinema, David Gryn, FAD, Film and Video, Frieze Art Fair, Penny Siopis, Prince Charles Cinema, Stevenson, TJ Demos on 10/10/2012 at 10:02 am


Artprojx presents Penny Siopis at the Prince Charles Cinema



Thursday 11 October 2012, 8.15-9.45pm (doors open at 8pm).

Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY.

With TJ Demos and Penny Siopis in conversation and introducing the films.


Tickets £10 (discount £5 for artists, students, curators and PCC members).

Box office: +44 (0)20 74943654 www.princecharlescinema.com

(Each ticket is entitled to one free beer and popcorn).

Frieze VIP’s contact artprojxcinema@gmail.com

STEVENSON and ARTPROJX are pleased to present four short films by Penny Siopis at the Prince Charles Cinema in London as part of the Frieze Art Fair VIP programme. The screening will be introduced by writer/curator TJ Demos in conversation with the artist.






Penny Siopis screening preview on FAD written by Yvette Gresle http://www.fadwebsite.com/2012/09/22/frieze-penny-siopis-at-prince-charles-cinema/

For more information on Penny Siopis please contact press@stevenson.info

For more event information contact David Gryn at Artprojx david@artprojx.com +447711127848