CUE: Artists’ Videos

January 23 to March 21, 2010

CUE: Artists’ Videos features internationally acclaimed artists, Fischli & Weiss, Gary Hill, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Paul Wong and UBC MFA alumni Marina Roy, Myfanwy McLeod and Tim Lee.

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents CUE: Artists’ Videos, an exhibition of video art displayed on the portico of the Robson Street facade. In transforming its exterior into a freely accessible, open-air exhibition space, the Gallery has created an opportunity for the public to experience contemporary experimental film and video in new ways. More than seventy artists contribute to this exciting international program, reinforcing Vancouver’s prominence as a major centre for contemporary art by bringing the best of the world to Vancouver and presenting the best of Vancouver for the world to see.

More than eighty titles from countries spanning the globe have been selected and arranged into seven thematic programs. Included are works that address cinematic language in video, utilize performances made specifically for the camera, or witness the unfolding of world events. Others speak to everyday occurrences, highlight music and sound, or examine the age of spectacle in which we live. Each program runs continuously on selected days between 5:00 A.M. and 2:00 A.M.

Video now occupies a central position in contemporary art and CUE offers audiences the occasion to explore relationships in subject matter, formal innovation and technique that define current video and film practices. Selections are based on videos that lend themselves to exterior display in a public space and range from short, dynamic works that will surprise and delight, to those that deeply probe the complexities of today’s world.

CUE: Artists’ Videos is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director, and Christopher Eamon, New York.

Image: Guido Van Der Werve, Nummer acht: Everything is going to be alright [production still], 2007, 16 mm film transferred to HD, Courtesy of Monitor Gallery, Rome; Gallery Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles,
Photo: Ben Geraerts

Vancouver Art Gallery