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Aglaia Konrad


Vidéo expérimentale | 16mm | couleur | 11:21 | Autriche, Belgique | 2018

In 1968, the island of Sicily suffered a huge earthquake that completely devastated several villages, including Gibellina. Il Grande Cretto, the intervention projected by the Italian artist Alberto Burri for the ruins of Gibellina, a small village in the western part of the Island. This intervention - which took over thirty years to complete, after successive interruptions and recommences - is for me the most crystalline and powerful implementation of what may be described, in an apparent paradox, as a contemporary monument. The radical aspect of this place is that the monument coincides with the memory of the event. It is therefore, a performative piece - a living monument. The monument is the place, on a 1:1 scale. Aglaia Konrad’s films are careful and rigorous approximations to certain places or realities. In her films she works with matter (light, sound, memory and perception), on the one hand, and with language (editing, rhythm and repetition) on the other. The 16mm film IL CRETTO (transferred to video), uses of a split-screen (recorded in- camera) and dual projection.

AGLAIA KONRAD Austrian, self-taught as an artist, lives in Brussels and teaches at the LUCA School of Arts. She participated in numerous international exhibitions such as Dokumenta X, 1997 in Kassel; "Cities on the Move" 1998 and 1999 (Bordeaux, New York, London, Helsinki, Wien); Shanghai Biennale 2000, "Gazes of Architecture on the Body", Tokyo Wonder Site and Museum of Contemporary Art, Kumamoto, "In the First Circle", Tapies Foundation Barcelona, EMINENT DOMAINS (proper names), Robert Miller Gallery, New York City; Hollein, MAK Vienna; The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV Dortmund, 2009 a soloshow at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Siegen; Sainsbury Gallery Norwich; Fotohof Salzburg; STUK und Netwerk Aalst; in 2016 M Museum, Leuven. "Aglaia Konrad. From A to K", kam bei Koenig Books heraus. Published books: Elasticity (2002); Iconocity (2005); Desert Cities (2008); Carrara (2011 ); Zweimal Belichtet (2013); Aglaia Konrad: From A to K ; SCHAUBUCH: Skulptur (2017).