Curated by: Elena Volpato
VideotecaGAM celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its artist video collection. For the occasion, GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Turin is delighted to announce its collaboration with the Historic Archive of the Venice Biennale in making possible a series of six exhibitions, curated by Elena Volpato, that will be held over the course of two years. The six events, hosted at VideotecaGAM, will be dedicated to Gino De Dominicis, Giuseppe Chiari, Alighiero Boetti, Claudio Parmiggiani, Vincenzo Agnetti, and Jannis Kounellis.
They will present videos from the Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia in dialogue with works and materials from the GAM collections. The six exhibitions complete the events program that began in 2014, with the goal of narrating the history of Italian artist videos between the 1960s and 1970s. This exceptionally significant period represents the main core of the VideotecaGAM collections, to which a publication will be dedicated next year, along with material and testimonies gathered from key protagonists in the events proposed.
The first exhibition, a homage to Gino De Dominicis, compares Videotape, 1974, from the Historic Archives of the Biennale, with Tentativo di volo, 1969, from the GAM collections. Both works display the centrality of the temporal dimension in the artist’s practice and face the theme of eternity in different ways.