Washington Project for the Arts and The Phillips Collection Present:
WHEN ABSENCE BECOMES PRESENCE
SCREENING AND CURATOR'S TALK THIS THURSDAY
DECEMBER 11, 6-8pm
curated by Sonja Simonyi + Niels Van Tomme @The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Washington Project for the Arts announces the launch of the fourth annual Experimental Media Series: "When Absence Becomes Presence," an exhibition and screening program that explores the play between two separate, but linked conditions of absence and presence, and which reflects upon the very nature of time based media. Curators Sonja Simonyi + Niels Van Tomme have selected a staggering variety of experimental artworks that include sound art, music, literary readings, video art, as well as a mysterious sound recording. In addition to the screening of selected works from the exhibition, winners of the Kraft Prize for New Media and the WPA Experimental Media Prize will also be announced.
Artworks from the exhibition include: Herman Asselberghs, The Conet Project, Paul Chan, Martin Creed, Andrea Geyer, Ibro Hasanovic, Damir Niksic, and Douglas Ross
During the screening, the Kraft Prize for New Media and the WPA Experimental Media Prize will be presented to two winning artists from the When Absence Become Presence Call for Entries competition. The finalists are:
Sonja Simonyi is a film researcher, currently pursuing a PhD in Cinema Studies at NYU. Previously, she has worked at the National Gallery of Art’s film department where she organized the film series Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe, which traveled to the Guggenheim Museum in New York, among other venues.
Niels Van Tomme is a curator and researcher. His exhibitions and screenings are shown internationally and investigate the sociopolitical aspects of contemporary audio-visual culture. Since fall 2007, he is the Curator and Director of Arts and Media at Provisions Library in Washington, DC.
All events are free and open to the public.
Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036