Crossing #5 - (The Moon)
3 August 2022 / 9–11 pm CEST
Short-film programme curated by artist Ángela Bonadies
Following the co-invitation of Salzburger Kunstverein
and Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Venezuelan artist Ángela Bonadies curates a film programme for one of Sunset Kino’s nights, followed by Q & A with Marina Fokidis. The programme includes film-makers Ana Alenso, Valentina Alvarado, Carlos Castillo, Ciudad Artavazd Peleshian, Andrés Duque and Margret Tait, who respond to the notion of displacement either by living in exile, or through the loss of the motherland due to autocracy, militarism, exploitation and corruption. Their short films share similar poetics that move between humour, nostalgia, resistance to blind anthropocentrism, and ecology. Art practice is approached in this ensemble as a mother tongue: the house from which power and progress are questioned and where destinies intersect.
Ángela Bonadies is a Venezuelan artist whose work interrogates duration and memory: what endures, what resists, what remains, what vanishes, what is "out of place”. Her practice starts with photography and expands to other media, such as writing and drawing, and is nourished by collaboration with other artists. She has exhibited in venues including La Virreina Centre de la Image, Barcelona, 2022; BienalSur, Cúcuta, 2021; Bienal de Cuenca 2020; Cinemateca Distrital de Bogotá, 2020; Santa Fe SITELines Biennial: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, 2018; Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, 2018; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 2017; 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, 2017; Galería Abra Caracas, 2016; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, 2016; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (WKV), Stuttgart, 2015; MACBA, Barcelona, 2015; ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2013; Havana Biennial, 2006. She has received the following awards, grants and residencies: Artist residency at Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastián 2021; Investigation Programme, Casa Planas, Mallorca, 2019; grant from the Real Academia de España in Rome 2018; Artist Residency Program, Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia/Vila Sul, 2017; Experimenta-Sur 2017 Latin American Scholarship; Residency Award at 18th Street Arts Center awarded by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 2016.