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Video Medium Intermedium

From November 27, 2011, Ca 'Giustinian opened the exhibition of art video from the ASAC collections entitled "VIDEO MEDIUM INTERMEDIUM".
The works were arranged on display according to a selection curated by Bice Curiger around 7 themes.

After the exhibition on historical posters, La Biennale, with its archive, offered to the public, scholars and enthusiasts of the history of the Institution a first opportunity to rediscover a selection of 32 videos made by 53 artists between 1969 and 1975, and photographs and other documents belonging to the ASAC Funds.

Video Art and Biennale

Dopo un’anteprima dei lavori digitalizzati presentati alla 52. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte nel 2007, e a 24 anni dalla storica rassegna Gli Art/tapes dell’ASAC tenutasi a Ca’ Corner della Regina nel novembre 1977, è stato possibile vedere un ricco patrimonio che documenta la nascente videoarte in Europa all’inizio degli anni Settanta. Si tratta di un fenomeno transnazionale che si intreccia ai contemporanei movimenti d’avanguardia come Body Art, Land Art, Performance Art, Lettrismo e Minimalismo, e che anche in Italia ha avuto notevoli risvolti fino ad ora non sufficientemente valorizzati.

After a preview of the digitized works presented at the 52nd International Art Exhibition in 2007, and 24 years after the historic ASAC Art/tapes held at Ca’ Corner della Regina in November 1977, it was possible to see a rich heritage documenting the emerging video art in Europe in the early 1970s. This is a transnational phenomenon that is intertwined with contemporary avant-garde movements such as Body Art, Land Art, Performance Art, Lettrism and Minimalism, and that in Italy has had considerable not so far up to date.

Reconstruction and restoration

La Biennale di Venezia has launched a comprehensive program of physiological reconstruction and restoration of more than 200 video tapes with the retention of matrices in the original U-matic and Open format and playback of digital content (DVD). Recovery was conducted by the Biennale, using the collaboration of a group of researchers from the University of Udine. Part of these works came from art / tapes / 22, a famous Florentine production studio directed by Maria Gloria Bicocchi between 1973 and 1976.