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Post date:2018-04-20

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OVNi at 2018 MOCA International Video Art Festival
Event Time
2018-02-03~2018-04-29
Event Location
NO.39 Chang-An West Road, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
OVNi at 2018 MOCA International Video Art Festival is MOCA Video’s first program in 2018. Co-organized with OVNi – Objectif Video Nice and curated by Haily Grenet from France, the exhibition featured seven videos that have been widely acclaimed by the OVNi festival’s audience.

The French term Ovni , the abbreviation for objet volant non identifié (Unidentified flying object), is generally defined as a perceived object in the sky, not identifiable by standard criteria. Ovni at 2018 MOCA International Video Art Festival gathered 8 artists from France, Italy, Brazil, South-Africa and Korea. Each of the selected artists focuses in their research on bodies, comportments and gestures; the videos are often characterized by the sumptuosity of their sets or their choreographies. It offering a peek into singular stories and artistic realm of Video Art, whether it is by creating performative actions, playing with a dialogue between sound and image or appropriating popular movie-imaginaries. In this program, the video medium allows the converging of various artistic practices, it also provides an artistic responses to our modern society where unceasingly experiencing cultural conflict and fusion.

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Every November, the collaborative project OVNi is structured as a game of invitations, hosting programs and shows from prestigious international institutions, art schools, festivals and galleries. Exhibiting artists’ works from New York to Seoul, to Tasmania... OVNi brings together artists, curators, critics, collectors, gallerists, students in the city of Nice. The presented works are hosted in unique places of the city such as hotel rooms, art-spaces, design and architecture galleries, music and literature’s venues. From neophytes to initiated art lovers, the festival enjoins the public to discover or revisit Nice’s singular cultural scene.

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