Tuesday, 29 November 2016

STRANGER THAN KINDNESS at NATIONAL GALLERY OF ARTS TIRANA

 
-->Karl Ingar Røys
The Generation of the Peacocks: Students (Yangon 2015) Single channel HD Video. 5 min
w/Zayar Lwin, Min Thu Kyaw, Paing Ye Thu, Aung Aung, Tint Tint Su, Paing Phyo Min, Nan Lin & Han Htoo Khant Paing




STRANGER THAN KINDNESS – MITRUSH KUTELI *
22nd International Onufri Prize, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana
From December 15, 2016 until February 1, 2017

Curator Fani Zguro

Hamra Abbas, Klodiana Alia, Luca Bolognesi, Guri Bulovari, Erik Bünger, Kajsa Dahlberg, Nico Dockx, Jakup Ferri, Ulrika Ferm, Regina José Galindo, Rä di Martino, Dora Garcia, Manuela Garcia, Yllka Gjollesha, Khaled Hafez, Pablo Helguera, Dejan Kaludjerovic, Ilir Lluka, Edson Luli, Christopher Milne, Haroon Mirza, Museo Aero Solar, Bruno Muzzolini, Ferhat Özgür, Klodian Pasku, Steve Piccolo, Leonard Qylafi, Pipilotti Rist, Damien Roach, Karl Ingar Røys, Anri Sala, Tomas Saraceno, Mariette Schiltz and Bert Theis, Arjan Shehaj, Bert Theis, Josephine Turalba, Esmé Valk, Daniëlle Van Ark, Desmond Xhixha, Helidon Xhixha, Shingo Yoshida, Ergin Zaloshnja


* … Ju e dini se gjoli ësht ë i madh, i thellë …

National Gallery of Arts in Tirana is proud to present the 22nd International Onufri Prize, “Stranger than Kindness – Mitrush Kuteli”, curated by the Albanian artist Fani Zguro… with the support of The Albanian Ministry of Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Sports. The exhibition will occupy all the spaces of National Gallery of Arts and part of this show are also the special projects “Cinema” and “Taxi” (originates by Anri Sala’s “No Formula One No Cry – Taxi”). Inspired from the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds hit (Stranger than Kindness), this edition is dedicated to the Albanian writer Mitrush Kuteli (1907-1967). The exhibition will be open for the public from December 15, 2016 until February 1, 2017.      

Fani Zguro was born in 1977 in Tirana. Lives and works in Berlin. Zguro studied at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. In 2007 he won the International Onufri Prize organized by National Gallery of Arts in Tirana, in 2016 the International Mulliqi Prize organized by the National Gallery of Kosovo in Prishtina and Best Video-Art organized by TIFF. Zguro is part of the program Artists-in-residence at Q21, Museumsquartier for 2017 in Vienna. He has exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Mediterranée Marseille, Filmoteca Espanola Madrid, Docva Careof Milan, 2nd Tirana Biennale, 3rd Mardin Biennale, 4th Young Artists Biennale of Bucharest, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Public Library New York and Centre Pompidou Paris.



NATIONAL GALLERY OF ARTS TIRANA
Address: Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, 1001, Tirana (Albania)
Tel: +355 4 222 60 33
E-mail: info@galeriakombetare.gov.al
Web: www.galeriakombetare.gov.al




 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Screening at Norwegian Consulate General in St. Petersburg




Generalkonsul Heidi Olufsen har gleden av å invitere

til en filmvisning av Karl Ingar Røys

under kunstkveld i residensen

mandag, 28. november 2016, kl 18:30 – 21:00


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I løpet av de siste årene har det vært et tettere samarbeid mellom kunstinstitusjoner, kuratorer og kunstnere fra Norge og Russland. Norske kunstnere har vært på Artist in Residence opphold i Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk og St Petersburg. Tilsvarende har russiske kunstnere hatt opphold ved ulike Artist in Residence steder i Finnmark, Troms og Nordland, samt hatt møter med institusjoner i Oslo og sett utstillinger der. Det har også vært konferanser i bl.a. Lofoten, Tromsø, Kirkenes, Svalbard og Arkhangelsk der man har hatt mulighet til faglig utvikling og nettverksbygging. Som et resultat har det vært flere utstillinger og prosjekter med deltakelse med en rekke kunstnere i begge land. Denne kvelden vil vi by på noen smakebiter fra dette samarbeidet.



Norwegian Consulate General in St. Petersburg          
Mojka 11, Flat 37                                        
St. Petersburg
Russia

Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Art of Transition. Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão Lisbon

 




Welcome to a screening and following panel debate of my filmprojects Caminata Nocturna & Burmese Days at IIPPE.

7th annual conference for the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy 
(IIPPE) September 7 - 9. 2017

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão 
School of Economics and Management
University of Lisbon
Portugal



With generous support by 




Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Pique-nique vidéo at Aponia, Centre d'art Contemporain

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                       TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, 3’

Dans cette vidéo, Kar Ingar Røys mixe différentes publicités afin de leur donner un nouveau sens. Le message est présenté comme de rapides annonces qui donnent la possibilité d’interpréter le travail comme une critique.(…)
Ces publicités veulent nous séduire commercialement avec l’illusion de l’éternelle beauté, la jeunesse, le succès. Mais si vous écoutez plus attentivement, l’histoire dans ces publicités devient très différente.
C’est aussi une « vidéo-lettre » où deux personnes terminent leur relation amoureuse. Le couple présente alors une confrontation de leurs espoirs, de leurs rêves et la vie intime de leur relation.
« to whom it may concern » devient alors une histoire très personnelle. Ces deux écoutes font émerger le langage caché, intime, qui est commercialement utilisé dans les publicités pour nous séduire.

In his video Karl Ingar Røys mixes together many different commercials to give the work a completely new meaning.The message is presented just as fast as advertisings’ aesthetics, allowing the viewer to be tempted to interpret the work within an advertising critical context. One becomes seduced by the editing. (…) The commercial seduces us with simple solutions of eternal beauty, youth and success. But no; if you look closer at the video work, the video becomes something completely different. It is simply a video-letter where one person ends a relationship with another person. The couple, though seen only from one perspective has a confrontation with their wishes, their dreams and the life that this person has lived in the relationship. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN suddenly becomes something very personal. Since the idea suggests that it could be two separate interpretations of the work, the commercial and its language is stripped and revealed.
Anne-Britt Rage
 

                        Pique-nique vidéo le dimanche 19 juin à la campagne.
Soleil haut, apéro, produits bios, gâteaux (en extérieur)
Et le meilleur de l’art vidéo et des films courts de ces dix dernières années 
                        (à l’intérieur).
Allées-venues entre l’art et la mousse de canard sur du pain de campagne frais et grillé servi avec un verre de côte du Rhône à ne pas piquer des hannetons.
Pour bien décoller du plateau des vaches, c’est au Centre d’Art Aponia de 11h à 18h
Prix : gratuit, amenez un léger paquetage alimentaire, des produits de bon goût seront aussi disponibles sur place et de la crème solaire bio.
Et pour le meilleur de l’art :
Bastien SIMON, Jean PREVOST, Céline TROUILLET, Cornelia EICHHORN, Sébastien DURANTE, Javi NAVARRO, Lucie MERCADAL, Jared KATSIANE, Ben JUDD, Célia BCHIR, Alison BIGNON, Von GIMENEZ, Markela PANEGYRES, Virginie FOLOPPE, Vanessa SANTULLO, Katarzina GONDEK, Pierre-Yves DALKA, Damien FROIDEVAUX, Alice PLANES, Ana APOSTOLSKA, COVACI family, ALSO sisters, François BELLENGER, Flora BRADWELL, Jean-Luc DANG, Primo ELAD, KLUB7, Eva OLSSON, Agnès QUILLET, Nenad MALESEVIC, Kate Stobbart, Laurent FIEVET, Rachel HINES, Vienne CHAN, Avi KRISPIN, Arnold PASQUIER, Laïa SOLE & Gloria SAFONT-TRIA, Soheila GOLESTANI, Y LIVER, Roland FUHRAMN, Milica RAKIC, Alexine CHANEL, Stephen GUNNING, POP GRAFICA, Gwenaelle PLEDRAN, Caroline HATEM, Guillaume ROBERT, Zhenchen LIU, Mariken KRAMER, Joël BARTOLOMEO, Eric VALETTE, Maïa FASTINGER, Dana SPERRY, M.A.L, Marie Christine KATZ, Olivier BOSSON, Daniel SABRANSKI, Karl Ingar RØYS, Ilya FALKOVSKI, Estelle ARTUS, Carine DOERFLINGER, Karinne BONNEVAL, Lynn LOO, Marie MAUREL, Angelika MARKUL, Justine TRIET, William ACIN, Mandra WABACK, Sandra VANBREMEERSCH, Sylvain CIAVALDINI, Monsieur MAILLET,
Maud QUEROL FERRER, Maike FREESS, Boris du BOULLAY…
http://www.aponia.fr/ - Plus d'infos sur les films et nouvel appel à candidatures vidéos-films courts sur http://www.brigadedesimages.com/


Brigade des Images.  
Aponia, 
Centre d'art Contemporain. 
6 avenue Montrichard
Villiers-sur-Marne
France


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival Screening Oslo








In the aftermath of the general election in Myanmar, Deichmanske Library Grünerløkka, Karl Ingar Røys and the newspaper Ny Tid organizes "Burma Week" between 10 and 15 November in Oslo, Norway.

Welcome to an evening of excellent Burmese documentary films from the 
Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival in Yangon.
Sunday November15 from 18:00-22.00.

Program for the evening:

TOUCHING THE FIRE
Min Than Oo / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 39 min
A clash between villagers and the Toyo Company from Thailand who try to set up the new Charcoal Factory.
WINNER of the Aung San Suu Kyi National Award

CHARRED BRICK
Sein Lyan Tun / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 15 min
A young boy from a small village works odd jobs for a living and looks after his family. He sometime goes to evening NFPE (Non Formal Primary Education) school. He wants to study like a day school student but he always struggles with work and taking care of his family. He has a dream but what will his future hold?

A BUFFALO BOY
Mai Ah Nway (Ta’ang Chitthu) / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 12 min
About a boy from the village of Paloung Mountain and how he become a buffalo boy.
WINNER of the Min Ko Naing Award
WINNER of the Hantharwady U Win Tin Award

ACROSS
Phyo Zayar Kyaw, Pyae Zaw Phyo, Kaung Sint / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 90 min
A big natural gas and petrol pipe line project, the first country-cross pipe line project, was launched in Myanmar. Since Myanmar government sold natural gas, a very valuable resource, a Project Named “GOLD” began from Yakhine off-shores to China. Because of these immediate projects, there were not only land confiscating processes but also many changes in the environment and lifestyle of people. So, people who spoke different languages from different regions responded in different ways.
WINNER of the Vaclav Havel Library Award

I WANNA GO TO SCHOOL
Nyan Kyal Say / Animation / Myanmar / 2015 / 3 min
A short animation about a brother and a sister who always dream of going to school together. They are trying to escape from obstacles such as gender inequality, poverty, child abuse, child labour, human trafficking, etc. that are blocking their chance to education.
WINNER of the March 13 Award

WELL GYI
Thu Thu Swe Thein, Htet Aung San, Kam Khan Sing / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 27 min
About one of the biggest human rights violation cases in Myanmar.
WINNER of the Peter Wintonick Award.

THE OPEN SKY
Lin Six Kyal Yie, Nwe Lynnasatt, Zayar Kyaw Phyo, Kyal Yie Lin Six, Lynnsatt Nwe, Phyo Zayar Kyaw / Myanmar / 2014 / 22 min.
In 2013, a quarrel in the market of the Burmese town of Meiktila led to violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims during which dozens were killed and thousands were left homeless. This short documentary presents one of the victims of the riots, an elderly Muslim woman who was saved by her Buddhist friend during a fire in her house. Despite the dramatic circumstances experienced by the victims of the riots, the film has a positive message about the power of friendship between women of different religions. The authorities disapproved of the depiction of the discussion of violence on the Muslim population and banned the screening of the film at the Burmese Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival.

NO MUSIC IS AN ISLAND Aung Myint Myat Cho, Bo Thet Tun, Kaung Sint / Burma / 2014 / 28 min. / in Burmese lang. / English subtitles
Film about charismatic activist - musician from the youth movement Generation Wave in Burma. Documentary that is driven mainly by the charisma and determination of the main character and gives us a good insight into the way how activists operate and what they think.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Burmese Days - Deichmanske Grünerløkka



I forbindelse med valget i Burma søndag 8. november 2015 viser vi videoinstallasjonen Burmese Days av billedkunstneren Karl Ingar Røys.


Velkommen til utstillingsåpning tirsdag 10.november kl.19.00!



Om videoinstallasjonen:
Karl Ingar Røys’s videoinstallation Burmese Days (2015) looks at cultural production in Yangon – Burma’s former capital – and how it has managed to co-exist within the political regime. This multi-channel video installation takes its name from George Orwell’s novel of the same title. Orwell has been seen as a prophet by many Burmese who regard his books as prescient: tracking Burma’s recent history from colonial oppression in Burmese Days, the socialist military coup in Animal Farm, to the tyrannical dictatorship portrayed in his most famous novel 1984.

Burma was ruled by a military junta from 1962 to 2011, which controlled all artistic production; censoring works including George Orwell’s novels and forcing galleries to seek permission for the artworks they exhibited. Røys’s Burmese Days occupies the aftermath of the 2012 media reforms and intimately portrays Yangon as a site where the personal and the political are overlaid. Drawing upon the real experiences of individuals who lived under the regime – from the punk vocalist with outspoken lyrics and the artist who makes work out of rubbish – Røys intertwines subjectivity into an uncertain reality.

Videoinstallasjonen vises i vår black box i 2.etg.:
Tirsdag  10.11 kl. 19.00 - 22.00
Onsdag  11.11 kl. 12.00 - 19.00
Torsdag 12.11 kl. 12.00 - 19.00
Fredag   13.11 kl. 12.00 - 16.00
Lørdag   14.11 kl. 12.00 - 16.00
Søndag  15.11 kl. 12.00 - 16.00

Torsdag 12.11 kl.17.30 arrangerer vi en panelsamtale med fokus på den politiske situasjonen i Burma spesielt knyttet til valget den 8.11.15. I tillegg vil kulturaktivisme i regionen bli diskutert med utgangspunkt i arbeidet Karl Ingar Røys har gjort i Yangon det siste året.

Søndag 15.11.15 kl.18.00 - 22.00 presenterer vi et utvalg av filmer fra Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival 2015 som ble arrangert 14. til 19.juni 2015 i Yangon.

Arrangementet er et samarbeid mellom månedsavisen Ny tid og Deichmanske bibliotek på Grünerløkka og er støttet av Fritt ord.


https://www.nytid.no/skrothaugens-frigjorende-kraft/



Thursday, 15 October 2015

Seis Canciones Para La Democracia. Espacio Trapezio Madrid

 
LA SOLFONICA (2015)
Single Channel HD Video 5.17 min Dimensions Variable 







Saturday, 3 October 2015