Close to the internationally contemporary art city Venice, the mountain town Asolo in the Northern Italy holds Asolo Art Film Festival, the oldest art film festival in the world. Founded in 1973, this film festival is famed for its special feature of Art and Artists’ Biographies. The ancient Asolo inspired the Old Masters such as Giorgione, Andrea Palladio, Paolo Veronese, Antonio Canova with its Arcadian paysage. As Venice Biennale is always the spotlight of contemporary art, the annual Asolo Art Film Festival is the conflux of art video creativeness and interdisciplinary art energies, as well as the encouragements of young video artists and the achievements of international cultural exchanges. The 34th edition of Asolo Art Film Festival will take place from October 30 till November 7 in 2015. The focal theme will be “BRICS Art”, including the curatorial projects of art films and performances from Brazil, Russia, India, China, Brazil and South Africa. The Taiwanese curator Yunnia Yang is invited by the 34th Asolo Art Film Festival with her curatorial projects-《TAIWAN VIDEA》The Taiwanese Avant-Garde Video exhibition,《Imagining Crisis》The International Creative Video Exhibition. The former infuses the features of criticism, originality and diversity from the Taiwanese video art and experimental videos. These 13 videos have been awarded in the national and international film festivals, including video art, performance art, experimental videos, experimental animations, digital animations, MV animations, etc. The artists Tsui Kuang-Yu, Pu Shuai-Cheng, Wu Tzu-An, Wang Ding-Yeh, Zhang Xu Zhan, Wang Deng-Yu, Rau Kao, Chang Huei-Ming, Chen I-Chun, Wu Chi-Tsung, Chiang Iuan-Hau, Christian Rizzo, Huang Zan-Lun, and Ho Wei-Ming will subvert viewers’ given impressions on the Taiwanese culture and arts, crossing over the boundaries between fine art and popular culture. The issues of 《TAIWAN VIDEA》are only concerned about Taiwan, but also about the globally contemporary situations. The universal values of creative thinking are the fundamentals of avant-garde images with subversive strengths. 《Imagining Crisis》 explores the origins of creativity ( death instincts, imagination about crisis ), the mutual influences between them and the contemporary survival crises, and the representations of multimedia related to the above-mentioned subjects, which interest Asolo Art Film Festival most. Since 2014, 《Imagining Crisis》has toured around MOCA Taipei, and the contemporary art institutions in Poland, Serbia, Bulgaria and Colombia.
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