Project 35 Volume 2
OCTOBER 30 – DECEMBER 18, 2014
Stamp Gallery is proud to host a traveling video art exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.
In 2010 ICI launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than 30 venues, inspiring discourse in places as varied as Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Skopje, Macedonia; Storrs, Connecticut; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tirana, Albania, assuring a place for video’s reach on a global scale.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. ICI again draws from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches used to make video. This new selection of 35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation, touring September 2012 through December 2015.
Leeza Ahmady (Afghanistan/US), Meskerem Assegued (Ethiopia), Daina Augaitis (Canada), Defne Ayas (Turkey/The Netherlands), Regine Basha (US), Valerie Cassel-Oliver (US), Rosina Cazali (Guatemala), Stuart Comer (US/UK), Veronica Cordeiro (Brazil/Uruguay), Christopher Cozier (Trinidad and Tobago), María del Carmen Carrión (Ecuador/US), Rifky Effendy (Indonesia), Özge Ersoy (Turkey), N’Goné Fall (Senegal), Amirali Ghasemi (Iran), Vít Havránek (Czech Republic), Hou Hanru (US/China), Virginija Januskeviciute (Lithuania), Abdellah Karroum (Morocco), Sun Jung Kim (South Korea), Pablo León de la Barra (Mexico/UK), Maria Lind (Sweden), Yandro Miralles (Cuba), Srimoyee Mitra (Canada), Nat Muller (The Netherlands), Sharmini Pereira (Sri Lanka/UK), Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (France/Slovenia), Kathrin Rhomberg (Austria), Mats Stjernstedt (Sweden/Norway), David Teh (Australia/Thailand), Philip Tinari (US/China), Christine Tohme (Lebanon), Raluca Voinea (Romania), Jochen Volz (Germany/Brazil), and Adnan Yildiz (Germany).
Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon), Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech Republic), Michael Blum (Israel/Canada) and Damir Nikšić (Bosnia/Sweden), Deanna Bowen (US/Canada), Pavel Braila (Moldova), Aslı Çavuşoğlu (Turkey), Park Chan-Kyong (South Korea), Josef Dabernig (Austria), Elena Damiani (Peru), Shezad Dawood (UK), Annika Eriksson (Sweden), Antanas Gerlikas (Lithuania), Annemarie Jacir (Palestine), Lars Laumann (Norway), Aníbal López (A1 53167) (Guatemala), Reynier Leyva Novo (Cuba), Basim Magdy (Egypt), Cinthia Marcelle (Brazil), Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry (US), Ivana Müller (France/The Netherlands/Croatia), Ahmet Ögüt (Turkey), Jenny Perlin (US), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Sara Ramo (Spain), Wok the Rock (Indonesia), Sona Safaei (Iran), Heino Schmid (The Bahamas), Prilla Tania (Indonesia), Alexander Ugay (Kazakhstan), Sun Xun (China), Jin-Me Yoon (Korea), Dale Yudelman (South Africa), Helen Zeru (Ethiopia), Chen Zhou (China).
PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2 is a traveling exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Robert Lehman Foundation; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI’s Access Fund.
Independent Curators International (ICI) connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making around the world, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has worked with over 1,000 curators and 3,700 artists from 47 countries worldwide.
The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the gallery offers the University community an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.
The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-6:00PM; Fridays and Saturdays 11:00AM-4:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to thestamp.umd.edu/gallery or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 or email@example.com.