Scope Foundation and Perpetual Art Machine presents
A Light at the End of the Tunnel
an epic video art trilogy about the human condition
curated by Lee Wells
with artwork by: Michael Paulus, Sirrin Mozaffari, Madame X, Den Marino, Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib, Nathania Rubin, Chris Coleman, Bruno Muzzolini, John Criscitello, Miranda Raimondi and Samuel Pellman, Stella Rey, Richard O'Sullivan, Nightmare City, Brit Bunkley, Dana Sederowsky, Francis Coy, Bo Lee, Julieta Maria, Eva Davidova, Jonathan Monaghan, Shiva Lynn Burgos, dNASAb, Fabel Kommunication, Alvin Case, Gratuitous Art Productions, Karl Erickson, Hye Yeon Nam, Celeste Fichter, Yoshiko Kanai, and PipiSCOPE BASEL 2010
Kaserne Basel - June 15-19, 2010
"The Avant Garde Doesn't Give Up" - Asger Jorn
'Increase your necessity so that you may increase your perception.' --13th century Persian Sufi mystic Rumi, quoted by Bill Viola¨
A Light at the End of the Tunnel is an epic video art trilogy about the human condition, including seminal works by 30 international emerging artists chosen based on an open call from over 200 submissions.
Why are we here? What does it all mean? How is it all relative to art in the 21st century?
Above image still by Den Marino (Russia), The Illustration of Life, 2009A Light at the End of the Tunnel videos will also be premiering on the internet at www.babelgum.com/newvideoart
A new intitative in collaboration with the Scope Foundatio, Babelgum and PAM.www.perpetualartmachine.comAbout the Curator
Lee Wells is an artist, independent curator and consultant currently living and working in New York. His artwork and projects primarily question systems of power and control and have been exhibited internationally for over 15 years, including the 51 st La Biennale Di Venezia, National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Kimpo International Airport, WRO07 XII Media Biennial, PS1/MoMA, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and Hermitage Museum in addition to numerous art fairs, festivals and galleries. He is a co-founder and director of IFAC-arts, an alternative curitorial program and nomadic gallery and since 2006, a co-founder of [PAM] the Perpetual Art Machine and has been a SCOPE Curator at Large since 2005. www.leewells.orgAbout SCOPE Foundation
SCOPE’S continued mission is to turn viewers into users. Since 2007, SCOPE International Art Fair is proud to announce the launch of the SCOPE Foundation, whose mandate is to help emerging contemporary artists, through grants, awards, and acquisitions. SCOPE is dedicated to not only supporting the international emerging artistic community, but local schools and not-for-profit arts institutions. www.scope-art.com
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