The North Carolina Museum of Art

Project 35

The Propeller Group, Uh . . ., 2007, single-channel color video and sound, 7 minutes, Courtesy of the artists, © 2007 The Propeller Group

August 19, 2012–June 2, 2013

Project 35 is an eclectic compilation of works exploring video as a contemporary art medium. Selected by an international group of 35 curators, the videos in this yearlong series present the work of 35 contemporary video artists from around the world and demonstrate how important and far-reaching video is as a medium for contemporary artists.

The series will be presented in four installments, changing every two months over the course of nine months, with eight to nine video art projects shown at a time. Among the artists included are Dan Halter (South Africa), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (U.S.), Zhou Xiaohu (China), Kota Ezawa (Germany/U.S.), Ranbir Kaleka (India), Tracey Moffatt (Australia), Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain (Brazil), and Vartan Avakian (Lebanon). Individual works range in length from two to 26 minutes.

The international perspective of this project is reflected in the wide-ranging topics addressed by the videos. Protests in South Africa, youth culture in Ho Chi Minh City, news broadcasts in China, and street crime in Bogotá are among the subjects explored. The series also reveals the diversity of approaches used by video artists, including documentary, YouTube, claymation, and digital animation. A recurring theme is the power of images and the role of the media in shaping collective experience. [Some material in this exhibition may be unsuitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.]

Part I August 19–October 28, 2012
Part II November 4, 2012–January 13, 2013
Part III January 20―March 24, 2013
Part IV April 2– June 2, 2013

Project 35 is produced and circulated by ICI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from the Cowles Charitable Trust, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Foundation To-Life, Inc., the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and The Toby Fund; the ICI Board of Trustees; and ICI benefactors Barbara and John Robinson. Project 35 also benefited from donations made to ICI’s Access Fund, created to widen the reach of ICI programs - Burt Aaron, Bobbie Brown and Steven Plofker, Jim Cohan, Phillip Drill, Leslie Fritz, Marilyn and Stephen Greene, Agnes Gund, Ken Kuchin, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, Jo Carole Lauder, Janelle Reiring; Patterson Sims, Bill and Ruth True, August Uribe, Frank and Margo Walter, Helene Winer, and Virginia and Bagley Wright. In Raleigh, this exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.