Being Time

Two WomenTwo Women, 2008
Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall
Performers: Pamela Blackwell and Weba Garretson
Photo: Kira Perov

Being Time
UNTIL 5 September 2009

Bill Viola – Being Time is to be shown as part of the ARTIST ROOMS tour. ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with The Art Fund supported by the Scottish Government is an inspired partnership with the UK’s independent art charity and national government enabling Tate and National Galleries of Scotland to display ARTIST ROOMS throughout the UK.

Three of the works in the exhibition, Catherine’s Room 2001, Four Hands 2001 and Silent Mountain 2001 are from the Passions Series: an exploration of human emotions that express suffering and transcendence, inspired in large part by Viola’s study of devotional paintings of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance and by his experience of personal loss.

While the Passions pieces are silent the fourth work in the exhibition, Ascension 2000, is a large-scale projection that fills the room with image and sound. It illustrates the cyclical nature of birth and death as a figure plunges into the water from above, accompanied by a roaring sound. He then moves slowly through an aqueous world ascending to the surface, only to descend involuntarily once again, disappearing into the darkness below the edge of the frame. Then the cycle begins anew.

Practical Information

The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street
KW16 3AA

T. 01856 850209


Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday
10.30am – 5.00pm

12.00pm – 4.00pm (July – Sept)

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with
BILL VIOLA STUDIO supported by Haunch of Venison.


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Brazil goes Dutch!!!


Three Rotterdam museums –
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,
the Netherlands Architecture Institute,
the Netherlands Photo Museum
– are bringing the rich culture of Brazil
to the city on the Maas.

Ernesto NetoErnesto Neto, collection: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Brazil is inspiring, astounding, amazing. It is one of the largest countries in the world, with vast cities of millions of inhabitants that defy the imagination. Brazil is also developing at breakneck speed and is one of the economic giants of the future. But Brazil has its downside too: the depletion of the rainforest, the enormous contrast between rich and poor, the favelas. These phenomena are culturally reflected in an exciting cocktail of high and low art, of street art and politically committed art, and of different art disciplines and traditional craftsmanship. Brazilian culture will go to your head.

After the success of China Contemporary (2006), the three museums have decided to join forces again to focus on a country that has emerged as a global player in economic, social and cultural terms within a short period. Brazil Contemporary presents a broad panorama of Brazilian culture and introduces the public to young Brazilian artists, architects and designers.

MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN presents a dazzling survey of the contemporary art of Brazil. The work of Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) occupies pride of place. Oiticica considered that Brazil should not just passively undergo and imitate Western influences, but that artists should transmute these influences into a uniquely Brazilian culture. The exhibition shows to what extent today’s artists are still under the influence of Oiticica, with works by Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Cao Guimaraes and Ricardo Bassbaum. 30 MAY to 23 AUGUST

Visiting Address
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam

Phone | Email | Web
T. +31 (0)10 44.19.400

Opening hours
Tuesdays to Sundays
11.00 to 17.00

THE NETHERLANDS ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE introduces the public to one of the biggest cities in the world: São Paulo. With its melting pot of cultures and identities, São Paulo is the reflection of contemporary Brazil. The exhibition introduces visitors to the mind-boggling size, the social structures and the cohesive forces of this metropolis. There are three intertwining narrative threads. First is the story of a vast city with millions of inhabitants. Then there is the story about life in the city – neighbourhoods, communities and well-known architecture projects by Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and others. And finally there is the story of the Paulistanos, the residents of São Paulo, and their dreams for the city. 30 MAY to 23 AUGUST

Visiting Address
Netherlands Architecture Institute
Museumpark 25 3015 CB
Rotterdam Netherlands

Postal Address
P.O. Box 237 3000 AE
Rotterdam Netherlands

Opening Hours
Exhibition Galleries and Sonneveld House
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
Sundays and national holidays: 11.00 – 17.00
Closed on Mondays, January 1, April 30 and December 25
Closed on Saturdays in July and August.

Phone | Email | Web
tel. +31(0)10-4401200
fax +31(0)10-4366975

THE NETHERLANDS PHOTO MUSEUM zooms in on the rapidly changing Brazilian visual culture with its mixture of high and low, élitist and populist, artistic and applied. The exhibition shows not only photography, but also other old and new media, television and internet, with an excursus on fashion and design. 30 MAY to 23 AUGUST

Visiting Address
Nederlands Fotomuseum
in Las Palmas Building (gallery 1)
Wilhelminakade 332
NL-3072 AR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Postal Address
Nederlands Fotomuseum
Postbus 23383
3001 KJ Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday
10:00 to 17:00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 to 17:00 hrs

Phone | Email | Web
tel. +31 (0)10-2030405
fax +31 (0)10-2030406

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JOHN WOOD & PAUL HARRISON at Vera Cortês Art Agency – 29MAY » 25 JUL


1kmJohn Wood & Paul Harrison
Another one kilometre
16:9, 2’12’’, Colour, sound

No Time

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de 29 de Maio a 25 de Julho
na Vera Cortês Agência de Arte

from the 29th of May to the 25th of July
at Vera Cortês Art Agency

Av. 24 de Julho, 54 – 1.º Esquerdo

T. +351 213 950 177
F. +351 213 950 178

Loop Festival 09 – 21 May » 31 May, 2009 | Barcelona | Spain


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Dossier | ENG | PT | ES

LOOP Festival
May, 21 – 31, 2009

May 28, 29, and 30, 2009

LOOP Panels
May 28, 29, and 30, 2009

Where to get looped?
C/ Diputació, 239 4rt 1ª
08007 Barcelona

Tel. +34 932 155 260

Special Attention to:

Alexandre Reigada | David Arantes | André Marques | César Rodrigues | Vera Mota | Paulo Menezes

at MAUMAU Underground | 22 May | 21h30

Curated by: Cláudia Camacho | AntiFrame – Independent Curating Project

Contemplations gets together six videos from 6 Portuguese video-artists. Their videos converge to each other in many ways:
suggestion / metaphor, doubt / ambiguity, blindness / death psychological, oscillations / continuity, memory / time.

“Living” by Franz Zwartjes – MAY 15 | OPORTO

by Franz Zwartjes

16 mm, colour, stereo sound, 15 min, 1971

Franz Zwartjes is the father of experimental film in the Netherlands and one of the first visual artists to use film as primary media.

Zwartjes is a true DIYer, a film master whose awkward thoughts influenced a whole generation of artists and film makers. With his peculiar camera-editing techniques, artful use of wide angle lenses (a 5.7) and singular camera movements his films are perplexing essays on human behaviour.

InLiving a couple scans an empty apartment planning for an uncanny use.

“Home theater blues”

Alexandre Estrela

May 15, 2009,

Calçada Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2.º Frente
Miradouro de Santa Catarina
(café Noobai)
1200 – 399 Lisbon

oportoT. +351 93 485 91 54


Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet – until September 27, 2009 | BAM/PFA

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Juggernaut, 2008; Super 16mm film digitized to HD video projection; 5:44 video loop; courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch, New York. Installation view, MCASD, photo: Pablo Mason.

| Can art inspire conservation? |
| Can conservation inspire art? |

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BAM Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Sunday
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gallery Admission Prices
Free BAM/PFA Members
UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
Children (12 & under)

$8 Adults (18-64)
$5 Non-UC Berkeley students

Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Young adults (13-17)
Reservations are required for group visits. For information, rates, and schedule, please call (510) 642-5243.

Entrance to the Theater Gallery, Museum Store, and Cafe Muse is always free.
Admission to public programs is included in museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Free First Thursdays at BAM/PFA
Free admission to the galleries and public programs on the first Thursday of every month.

Buy Tickets

BAM Gallery Entrances
2626 Bancroft Way
2621 Durant Ave
Between College and Telegraph
Directions / Parking

Telephone Numbers
General Information (24-hour recording): (510) 642-0808
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PFA Charge-by-Phone: (510) 642-5249
Membership: (510) 642-1412
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Jovens Criadores 2008 – LISBON



Isabel Pereira
Simão Costa
João Pedro Vieira
Raquel Carteiro
Lucy Pereira
Diogo Martins
André Neto
José Loureiro
Jorge Reis


André Oliveira & João Ataíde
José Rodrigues Pereira


Pedro Amado
Rudolfo Quintas


Inês Jacques


André Gouveia & Gonçalo Pimenta
Sílvia Duarte
Filipa Ricardo & Renato Silva


Alcachofra – Movimento Lento
Catarina Carreiras
Daniela Faria


Gonçalo Coelho Silva
Tiago de Sousa Lopes
Mário Ambrósio
Mafalda Santos
Alexandre Delmar
Raquel Vieira da Silva


Bruno Roda
Maria Remédio
Sara dos Santos Vieira
Ricardo Pereira Cabral
Suzete Azevedo Ferreira
Maria Pinto de Oliveira


Luís Lourenço
Tiago Patrício
Ana Queiroz
Frederico Carreira da Costa
Maria Inês Castanheira
Nuno Teixeira
Hélio Teixeira


Typhaine Le Monnier
Cintya Ayumi de Almeida Hobo
Alcachofra – Movimento Lento


Filipa Malho Rodrigues
Catarina Benzinho
Javier Ortega
Susana Bettencourt
Mathieu da Costa
We fight for diamonds
S. Nogueira, A. Trigo, A. Duarte
Ana Torres, Ana Gonçalves
Marco Godinho


A CORDA – Vocal project
Bruno Estima


Paulo Vinhas Baudouin
Carlos Conceição
Maria Loff de Almeida
Pedro Maia Pereira
Sérgio Cruz
Maria Costa Cruz/Rui Ribeiro
Frederico Carreira da Costa

Oporto presents – “Diwan” by Werner Nekes

“Diwan” by Werner Nekes
16 mm, color, 85 min,1973. Sound: Anthony Moore

A film anthology in five installments:

1. sun-a-mul (16 min)

2. alternatim (15 min)

3. kantilene (17 min)

4. moto (16 min)

5. hynningen (21 min).

We can not think of someone as central to the history of experimental film as Werner Nekes. This restless researcher is one of the last heroes of the moving image, a scholar that seeks for the immaterial truth laying between images and frames.

In his quest, Nekes uses all sorts of procedures and techniques, from structuralist to narrative, trying to break the granted laws and realities of life and art.

The film that Oporto is now presenting, DIWAN, is a paradigmatic example. DIWAN is a five part mysterious odyssey into the realm of existence.

Não podemos pensar sobre alguém na história do vídeo experimental sem primeiro pensarmos em Werner Nekes. Este incansável investigador é um dos últimos heróis da imagem em movimento, um intelectual que procura a imaterialidade da verdade que existe entre as imagens e os frames.

Na sua indagação, Nekes utiliza todas as técnicas de procedimento desde o estruturalismo à narração, tentando quebrar as leis e as realidades da vida e da arte.

O Vídeo que Oporto apresenta, DIWAN, é um exemplo paradigmático. DIWAN é constituído por cinco partes de uma misteriosa odisseia que nos projecta para o reino da existência.

“A momentary trap of vision.”
Alexandre Estrela

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 10.30pm [7 de Março, às 22:30 de Sábado]

The entrance of Oporto is made through the exit stairs of Noobai café – Miradouro de Santa Catarina- Lisboa

A entrada do Oporto é feita pelas escadas de serviço do café Noobai – Miradouro de Santa Catarina- Lisboa

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OPORTO apresenta [Presents] – Matemática

oporto - matemática

Saturday, Dec 20, 2008, 11 pm
Entrada [Entrance] – Noobai café, Miradouro de Santa Catarina

“Matemática” by Vasco Lucena
VHS video, colour, 42 min, n/d

Contacto [Contact]


Cç. Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2º frente

1200-399 Lisboa

” I saw what does not exist in the cosmic world around a star.”

Vasco Lucena

For uncountable years Vasco Lucena (1913-2001) passionately taught Art History in high-school. At age 69 he started to build these incredible kinetic light machines. Until his death he mastered in solitude these machines, recording the resulting light shows with a VHS video-camera. These resonant light experiences were followed by Lucena´s insightful comments that would direct the viewer into a more poetic vision or instruct him on the structure of what was being seen.

The videos that we are honored to present here in Oporto are part of a vast body of work called “Matemática”. The first video is a true auroric experience accompanied by an electronic sound made by his friend and poet, engineer Artur Brites. The second video “Disco G parado”, is a precise and dynamic exercise on optical effects.

“Bright thoughts in curved air.”

Alexandre Estrela

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