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Visions in the Nunnery 2009

Exhibition preview

VISIONS in the Nunnery, which has become an event not to be missed in the moving image calendar, takes place at The Nunnery in May – on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24, and Saturday 30 and Sunday, 31.

It focuses on recent work produced by global, established and emerging artists and is the most relevant snapshot and showcase for new ideas and emerging artists today. The event features a variety of conceptual approaches and aesthetic choices, which highlight an exciting art form thriving with enthusiasm and challenges.

Event curators Cinzia Cremona and Tessa Garland said: “Submissions to this year’s Visions have been of the very highest quality, we have had the opportunity to select from over 1000 entries received from 37 countries around the world. Our final selection features 54 artists from 12 countries including South Korea and India.”

Visions Special Curated Events: “The Body and the Beholder”: Each year, a unique collaboration with an invited profiled curator complements the international open submission. This year’s exciting programme of work is selected by curator Myriam Blundell, and includes the UK première of EXerciceS EXerciceS EXerciceS by Isabelle Arnoux, as well as recent works by Michael Nyman and Karen Knor.

Visions Critical Forum 2009: “Collecting Moving Images” – Sunday, May 24 from 3pm to 5.30pm.

The Critical Forum is a pivotal event within Visions in the Nunnery. Its aims are to explore the practices that shape the production, exhibition, and distribution of the moving image as well as establishing connections between practitioners, their audiences and collectors.

This year the Critical Forum will focus on the collection and circulation of the moving image. Topics of discussion will include cultural and economic concerns; the dynamics of private collections, educational archives and changing technologies. The speakers will share their personal experiences and expertise in the field, and activate an open discussion with artists and viewers.

The Forum will be chaired by Cinzia Cremona with invited speakers Myriam Blundell, Michael Maziere, Neil Cummings and Lucy Bayley (CAS).

The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.