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Center for Art and Culture


The sites:

GMG Gallery
2A/1, Leont'evskiy lane
+7 (495) 626-88-80

Moscow Museum of Modern Art
9, Tverskoy boulevard
+7 (495) 694-28-90

Solyanka Club
11/6, Solyanka street
+7 (495) 221-75-57

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
19A, Obraztsova street
+7 (495) 645-05-20

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
14 bldg.5A, Bersenevskaya emb.

XI Media Forum — The official program of the 32 Moscow International Cinema Festival

19-23 June 2010

The most avant-garde program of the Moscow International Film Festival, once again, gathers its fans. This year's program promises to be especially vivid and intense. We have invited artists from the US, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, the classics of video art and ultramodern media-artists, the founders of the interactive art for the Internet, and those who particularly appreciate the live exchanges with the public.

This year, the MediaForum is planning to give the Moscow audience a most thorough introduction to the oeuvre of Gary Hill — one of the most renowned American video artists, one of the pillars who shaped the video-art of today as we know it. His most recent work will be exhibited in GMG Gallery. Classic videos of this artist will be shown at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture where his workshop will also take place.

Trendy net artists JODI are responsible for Media Forum parties, and if you know something about net.art, explanation of who they are just isn't necessary. This time around, they will arrange a live performance at Solyanka club. Also, the best works selections from PRIX Ars Electronica, Transmediale, PIKSEL and Japan Media Art Festival will be shown in the club format.

One of the main events of this year — the Transitland retrospective of video art from Central and Eastern Europe spanning from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day. There will be events in various formats for this project. For those who like to browse leisurely through artworks returning to see missed parts or favorites again, there will be an exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Those who prefer movie theatres will be able to attend screenings at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. The whole program is divided into three thematic video selections, which will be shown separately. Those who appreciate personal conversations with the artists will enjoy the workshops of Anri Sala and Egon Bunne.

The panel discussion will bring together critics and art historians, who won't miss the opportunity to express their opinions about video art after the fall of the Berlin Wall. However, those members of our audience who would like to get a thorough impression of the project, shouldn't miss any of these events: different video works will be shown at each venue.