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Image of the Exiled- Traces, a Solo Exhibition by Amos Gitaï

Posted in Between Art & Cinema by sylvielin on February 27, 2013

(View images on the original webpage of the article, http://www.atfm.asia/en/article.php?id=37)

Internationally renowned Israeli filmmaker, Amos Gitaï (1950~), began to make films in the seventies. The battle in Kippour, Israelin1973 represented the turning point of his life : Gitaï survived miraculously after his helicopter was shot down. He described the experience in his feature filmKippour(2000). In the same way, the history of and the political situation in Europe as well as those of Israel and the life of the exiled become the motif of his documentaries and feature films (Gitaï himself has lived in Paris in the eighties and returned to live in his homeland, Israel in the nineties).
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From Flying Carpets to Experimental Cinema

Posted in Uncategorized by sylvielin on February 23, 2013

The art of carpets has a great influence on the art of the 20th Century : the fauvism and abstract art were inspired by Islamic rug art and foregrounded the visual effects produced by the flatness of carpets, the harmonious repetitions and variations of their patterns or their decorative characteristic. Such concepts are based on the assumption that the carpet represents a flat and abstract surface. However, through the Flying Carpet exhibition (held in Académie de France – Villa Medici in Rome ; dates : May 30~ October 21, 2012), Philippe-Alain Michaud (curator of the Film Department of the Centre Pompidou) proposed a different conception : the carpet is regarded as a metaphor for movement. Through the repetitive patterns, various compositions and textures, the surface of carpet is animated and thus becomes interwoven images and cyclic representations of figures. Such ‘carpet effect(effet-tapis)’ is represented in certain experimental films and the Flying Carpet exhibition attempts to reveal the similarities between the art of film and the conception of carpets (such as flying carpets) through juxtapositions of experimental films and contemporary artworks from the collection of Centre Pompidou with carpets from the collections of Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Tissus de Lyon, among others. (more…)

The Disappearance of Film - Interview with Philippe-Alain Michaud

Posted in Uncategorized by sylvielin on February 23, 2013

(Philippe-Alain Michaud is Curator of the Department of Film at the National Museum of Modern Art -Centre Georges-Pompidou)

‘Personally, I would think that in ten years, all will be shifted into digital but film archive professionals consider that, from now on, the procedures accelerated and that we must envision the transition in a very short term.’

―― Philippe-Alain Michaud (quoted from this interview)

Exhibition view of ‘Movement of Images : Cinema, Art’ exhibition curated by Philippe-Alain Michaud for the Pompidou Center, 2006. The exhibition represents an example of transforming traditional film works into digital formats to create new experience of film-viewing : no longer fixed on the seats of the movie theater, the viewers become flâneurs/strollers in the galleries. Photo – Sylvie Lin
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Interview with Jérôme Glicenstein, Theorist of History of Exhibition

Posted in about Art, Interviews (uncategorized) by sylvielin on February 16, 2013

“As you said, there are particular tendencies in the art world at certain historical moments. It’s like fashion: we repeat the same styles every twenty years. In contemporary art, for example, in the 1980s, there was a global return to traditional or figurative art forms: many artists who produced conceptual art in the 1970s shifted to painting and sculpture.”
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