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Artist Talk + Diskussion | 27.03.2007, 11.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Lehargasse 6-8, 1060 Wien, Medienklasse 1. Stock

Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung der Ordinariate Video und Videoinstallation und Kunst und digitale Medien

Mark Lewis is a Canadian artist who lives and works in London. His work explores the pictorial possibilities (or impossibilities) of film. Short (usually less than 5 minutes), silent and in most cases consisting of (or appearing to be) single uninterrupted shots, Lewis's films are mediations on everyday life and the way in which traditional modern forms (including film itself) are experienced both as 'failures' and horizons for continued utopic possibility.

Lewis is also a founding editor of Afterall Journal, and the series editor of the "One Work" series of books published by Afterall Books. His essay "Ist die Moderne unsere Antike?" is featured in the current Documenta Magazine No1 Modernity?

Solo exhibitions / group exhibitions (selection): Powerplant Toronto / BFI Southbank, London / PS1 international project, Long Island City, New York / Fact, Liverpool / Monte Clark Gallery / Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg / Galerie Cent8, Paris / Rooseum, Malmo / "Le mouvement des images", Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris / "Designing Truth", Wilhelm Lembruck Museum / "Art Video Lounge", Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida/ "to be continued../jatkuu", Helsinki Kunsthalle / "The Space of Making", Neuer Berliner Kuntsverein, Berlin / "3rd Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art", Martin Gropius Building, Berlin / "Fate of Alien Modes", Vienna Secession, Vienna / "[based upon] TRUE STORIES", Witte de With, Rotterdam / "The Liverpool Biennial", International Exhibition, Tate Liverpool / "Gwangju Biennale", Gwangju, Korea / "Endtroducing", Villa Arson, Nice (France)


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