Shanghai BizArt Art Center on 8 August 2007
Curators: David Barro, Sergio Edelsztein, Anna Jagiello, Mary Angela Schroth, Hamid Reza Severi, Babak Tavassoli
Artists: Mania Akbari, Alona Friedberg + Limor Orentstein, Marti Anson, Boaz Arad, Azorro, Rubén Ramos Balsa, Anna Baumgart, Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Maurizio Cesarini, Lionice Cola, Hubert Czerepok, Antonio D’Agostino, Morteza Darehbaghi, Effie + Amir, Ameneh Zohreh Eskandari, Javier Núñez Gasco, Barbad Golshiri, Katarzyna Gorna, Ebrahim Haghighi, Isaac Layish + Irit Garty, Farid Jafari-Samarghandi, Rozita Sharaf Jahan, Juande Jarillo, Simin Keramati, Khosro Khosravi, Elyasaf Kowner, Igor Krenz, Dana Levy, Cristina Lucas, Nico Macina, Jacek Malinowski, Dariush Mehrjui, Sylwia Narbut, Álvaro Negro, Maryam Niadazeh, Peñafiel Javier, Ayelet Ben Porat, Michela Pozzi, Neda Razavipour, Seifollah Samadian, Santomé Diego, Ruti Sela, Doron Solomons, Alejandro Vidal, Artur Zmijewski, Emiliano Zucchini
“Videzoom” is a series of exhibitions organized by the Video Gallery Room 1, in Rome.
These exhibitions, which were held from 2003 to 2007, have recently presented videos of contemporary art from different countries, including a selection from China by the BizArt Art Center.
In August 2007 BizArt Art Center will host Videozoom in Shanghai, showing the selection of video artists from Israel, Poland, Iran, Spain and San Marino (Italy).
These videos have participated in exhibitions around the world and includes renowned artists and emerging artists (like selecting video of San Marino for example). These events are an introduction to video art of these countries, which are rarely shown before in China.
This video collection is focused primarily on social, cultural and political: to criticize the consumer society, denouncing the repeated wars and their consequences.
The other video, more poetic and aesthetic, playing with special effects: slow motion, color effects, etc.
No comparison or categorization should be made between countries, this selection of 50 videos present only the comments and feelings from different artists on their countries.