MOST RECENT  PROJECTS,  EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS


Again, Multiplicities of Rewilding

Taking part at: 

 

Again, Multiplicities of Rewilding

 

28 August 2021 – 31 October 2021

 

Geumgang Nature Art Center

98 Yeomisangogae-gil, Useong-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea 


WerkZeuge(n)

Tools as an aesthetic stimulus in the mirror of art

Vernissage Friday 10th of September 2021, 19.00 h

10/09/2021 - 21/11/2021

Gallery ART FACTORY FLOX

Friesestrasse 31, 02681 Schirgiswalde-Kirschau, Saxony, Germany

 

My contribution to the exhibition is made up by a selection of photographic works and one installation related to the exhibition subject. The photographic work shows motives associated about tools and the process of creation from Ghana, India, China, Portugal and The Netherlands. The installation is "side-specific" as it is assembled from leftovers and tools from my lino cut project I was doing there


Nominated for 12th Art Award Wesseling

12th Kunstpreis Wesseling (12th Art Award Wesseling)

05.09.2021 – 26.09.2021

Kunstverein Wesseling.(Art Association Wesseling)

Kulturzentrum  Schwingeler Hof

Schwingeler Weg 44 , 50389 Wesseling , Germany

 

My photographic Work with the title “I can not see” was one of the 26 nominated works for the prize, selected from the works of 849 artists for the art prize of the Kunstverein Wesseling. The prize is awarded every three years in three categories (photography, painting, sculpture) with a particular chosen                                                                                                                       theme. This years theme was “Zeit aus den Fugen” (literally :                                                                                                                     Time out of its joints)


Venus in Alicante - ALC Video Festival 2021

ALC Video Festival

31.08.2021 – 04.09.2021

MACA     Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante

Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras (Espacio Anexo)

Alicante, Spain.

 

My Experimental art video V like Venus with Maria Sizova is screened at the MACA on 4th of September and at Centro Cultural Las Cigarreas daily in a loop. This work is a mix of alienation, metaphoric illusion, mythic identity and classical myths. Therefore the work is containing more then just one interpretation. In the video appear two performers (female and male) , but performing on two different levels and dimensions. But nevertheless there are related to each other.


Kunstinitiative Im Friese - artist residence July-September 2021

Since 7th of July until 30th September 2021 my temporary working location is in the province. In a small town called Schirgiswalde-Kirschau. Located in the federal state of Saxony, Germany . Around 65 km from Dresden and 11 km from Bautzen. What is the purpose to be there. It is a three month funded artist residency. However the projects I had in mind for to create during the residence begann quite arduous.

Not every project I would liked to developed and to work on was possible to start there. For several video and photography projects (with Alex Mars / Anna Grabowska) I had to go once to Berlin and once to Dresden (with Anne Rosenbaum). In the time between of these projects I started to work on a lino cut series at my location. However I only will be able to print this series at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden. Finally in the last half of August I was now able to create directly in collaboration on the spot a Screen Dance and Performance Video project with the local female dancer Jana Schmück (Bautzen), director and founder of tanzART 


"Cocoon in Space" - was awared the 3rd place ex-aequo at 1st Video Contest “Voci di Notte - SPACE”. 

“Voci di Notte”

28th of August 2021

Echorama Association

Via Principe 5, 15020 Villamiroglio (AL) , Italy

Including live broadcast on Saturday 28 August 2021 from 9.00 pm on Facebook and YouTube channels.

My video “Cocoon in space - Bozzolo nello spazio” was awared the 3rd place ex-aequo in the 1st Video Contest “Voci di Notte - SPACE”. 

The 1st Video Contest " Voci di Notte " on the theme " SPACE " was promoted by theEchorama Association with the aim of promoting digital culture and enhancing talent and creativity through storytelling in images. As for the other initiatives, the theme was inspired by the theme of physical, natural, but also metaphysical and symbolic space. Leading to reflect on our relationship with space, both with tangible and real ones, and with philosophical or figurative ones.


or-ga-nis-mus -pIAR 2021

27th of August 2021

Alliance Francaise Kumasi.

Old Bekwai Street, Ahodow Roundabout, Kumasi, Ghana

(also stream it live on zoom, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube )

presented by perfocraze international Artist Residence 2021 in collaboration with Alliance Francaise. or-ga-nis-mus is the final exhibition of this year's pIAR residence period. The show presents video, performance, installation, photography and graphic work of 15 artists who stayed at pIAR this year

Two video’s work of mine will be screened which I created during my stay at pIAR in February 2021

train journey

I can not see – Stay behind (art video version of the live performance with Eric Kofi) 


The Fleeting Moment of Water / Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival 2021

Fri, August 27, 2021 – Sun, August 29, 2021

Venue : Shiano Hall, Lake Kizaki, Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture. Japan

 

Organizer NPO Primitive Sense Company, Co-sponsored Nishimaru Seiya Memorial Museum

Curators : Art director Nobuyuki Sugihari Program directorTaeko MoriPrimitive Sense

This year’s primitive sense art festival has the theme of “The Fleeting Moment of Water.” It is an attempt to see what kind of festival is needed under the current situation.

When people straightly face to the nature, primitive sense will return to our feeling. we think fine art is born at that moment. “Nature” is not only at outside of us, contains the life of ourselves, inherited from the origin of life. It is to create a festival as a cultural boundary that connects the outside and the locals, connects art and tradition, and cities and regions.

 

My work “Constanly Floating and So Rising” will be screened on 27th of August at Shiano Hall


Pink Bike wins Award

My photo “Rosa Fahrrad / Pink Bike” is one of the Award winners of the IV H-TEAM artist award 2021 with the topic: "Everything in order ...?" , Munich, Germany

 

For the fourth time, the Munich social aid association H-TEAM e.V. in Munich has one International art competition held as part of its series of events Social meets art and culture. Patron of the event is the Rotary Club Munich - English Garden

With the competition, the H-Team wanted, to bring the event series “Social meets art and culture” back to life after more than a year, to draw attention to this everyday statement and, on the other hand, to stimulate reflection. Furthermore, the H-Team want to bring up social issues through artistic expressions


12th SMIFF - Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival

My work COCOON II will be screened at 12th SMIFF in the category International Special Screens : 60 seconds in Seoul, Korea

The 12th SMIFF - Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival  will be held from 17th August to 10th September 2021.

Venues:

CGV Yeongdeungpo

Monitors on Seoul Metro subway lines

Permanent screening inside Seoul Metro Stationen

Seoul Metro International subway Film Festival website

Seoul Metro’s YouTube

 

COCOON II is a short one minute version of my live performance and video performance COCOON.

Subway, the place of our everyday life is being reconstructed as the place of culture with film! Through extreme short films of 90 seconds, subway becomes a moving theater and through production of subway films, it becomes a filming location. Subway can be transformed as a new cultural place when we deconstruct the border of art and daily life by stimulating our imagination hidden in our life.


kunstBUS / Art Bus 

The exibition “Putzlappen / Cleaning Rags in which I took part last year, was again present during the culture event KunstBUS (art bus) in Kulturkirche (Culture Church) of Lauta between 14 and 15th of August 2021. A yearly returning event in the Upper Lusatia area of Saxony, Germany. Every year on a fixed weekend selected locations will be connected by two special bus lines stopping at art institution, museums, cultural monuments, theater and music performances ... This year is was towns of Hoyerswerda and Lauta. 


Festival für Freunde ( Festival for Friends)

Screening in the Forest

Festival für Freunde ( Festival for Friends) - "Whether analog or digital: the main thing is with friends"

29.07.2021 – 01.08.2021 - 14806 Dahnsdorf /Planetal, Germany

My video work BROKEN VISION with Kuo Yu-I is present this time in a forest during the whole time of the festival.

This year the festival takes place in a hybrid , physical with public as well online and with live streams

A metaphorical visual poem with no spoken or written words. About the soul and the body in a place that goes beyond time, space and visions, and crosses the boundaries of our everyday social and spatial environments that we have created ourselves.  


VIDEO PEACE TRAFFIC - "train journey"

 

 

VIDEO PEACE TRAFFIC – Festival of Moving Images

03.07.2021 – 11.07.2021

CCA – Center of Contemporary Art, D.Abashidze Street 10, Tbilisi, Georgia

Curators Alexis Soselia / Georgian Video Art Archive

“train journey”

With Martin Toloko, Marlene G. Prinz, Amudzi Mawuenya, Johannes C. Gerard / Camera: Sammy

“train journey” was created in Kumasi, Ghana, during my stay at pIAR in February 2021

It is the world premiere of “train journey” and another premiere because for the first time a work of mine will be shown in Georgia.

The work is about a group of people with different culture backgrounds who undertake a train journey. Until the journey is interrupted by an obstacle

With the kind support of pIAR , perfocraze international artist residence, Kumasi, Ghana and Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands.


VIDEOFENSTER 2021

VIDEOFENSTER 2021, 22 June - 27 June 2021

Different venues in the Ehrenfeld suburb of Cologne

Cologne, Germany

 

My video work “intervallum” is part of VIDEOFENSTER 2021

The Latin word “intervallum” means the distance but it also can describe difference or space between. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic the work reflects in an intimate manner the isolation of people within urban environments. With Yelena Petrunina and Tsai Hsin-Ying

VIDEOFENSTER 2021 is an immersive urban video-art and film project that will take place in Cologne’s Ehrenfeld neighbourhood, from the 22nd to the 27th of June 2021. The Event will run between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and from 9.30 p.m. to midnight during the night. The streets will come alive thanks to a trail of audio-visual pieces by international artists and filmmakers. VIDEOFENSTER 2021 will reflect and communicate our experiences and feelings about the changed world we live in.

Additional the videos will also be screened online on VIDEOFENSTER’S 2021 website www.videofenster.net. On the same website more information about the project and the video-route can be found.


PRINT MEET II International Printmaking Exhibition

21 June to 30 June 2021

Trakya University - Fine Arts Faculty / Sanal Sanat Gallery 

22050 Karaağaç, Edirne, Turkey

International Printmaking Exhibition with work by printmakers from 52 countries. My print ZEN II from my Zen portfolio was presented in the exhibition 


An unnoticed Art Festival 

Selection photos Nico (morning)

Selection photos Ineke (evening)

2nd Nieuwstraat Festival, Dordrecht, Netherlands

 

The festival took placed on 19th of June 2021.The date is not announced to the public, neither to the artists who created the performances concepts. This non-announcement belongs to the festival concept.

The Nieuwstraat Festival fits in a series of Unnoticed Art Festivals. It balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behavior in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders. Passers-by will observe the actions, but may not recognize them as performance art.Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. Artists send their concepts more or less as manuals. The chosen works are carried out by a group of (both experienced and inexperienced) volunteers.

 

My Performance Concept for volunteers

To document by photographic means objects lying on the ground in Nieuwstraat.The objects should not be permanently attached or fixed to the street level.

The objects which should be looked for includes everything what is movable. Among others dead inspects, dead birds, paper, plastic pieces, metal objects, feathers, leaf's, lose stones, broken glass, cigarettes stubs, garbage, mouth masks, blood stains and grease stains. Regardless how big or how small.

 

More information and images on my blog (Images by volunteers Nico and Ineke) :

https://www.johannesgerard-visualart.com/2021/06/unnoticed-art-festival.html


BREAD - BROT

BREAD - BROT

Fascination with bread in the mirror of international art

Vernissage Friday 11 June 2021  Open to the public 13 June 2021 – 22 August 2021

ART FACTORY FLOX, Schrigiswalde-Kirschau, Saxony, Germany

 

 

Photos from my small series Lavash (Armenia) are part of the exhibition  


9th International Video Poetry Festival 

My video work “Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy” with Theatre group STAGE DFT is part of the:

9th International Video Poetry Festival 

The Institute of Experiential Arts, Athens, Greece

6th of June 2021

Now online 9th International Video Poetry Festival - Digital Platform (filmpoetry.org)

The work is visual interpretation of the poem with the same title written by the Russian poet Aleksandr Blok


3rd International Video Art Forum 

3rd International Video Art Forum ,

25.05.2021 – 30.05.2021,  Headquarters Culture and Arts Association, Dammam, Saudi Arabia,

My video work “Parallel Universes” takes part at the Forum. “Parallel Universes” is one of the most recent creations made in 2021 and one of the very few animation videos I created until now


VAF ed. 3 - The Faenza International Video Art Exhibition 

VAF ed. 3 - The Faenza International Video Art Exhibition (VAF) is a projection of contemporary Video Art

VAF ed. 3 screening dates for :

May 20, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. The screenings will take place at Teatro Municipal Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Bogotá,

The event has several programme sections . My work "DARK" will be screened under HUMANO 3 and "VIEW" will be screened under HUMANO 1

The videos that compose the series of work in HUMANO present a variety of visions, analysis and relations made by the artists towards the fact of being human and experience happenings with nature, technology and among us

Detailed information about each program with the name of the artists and list of works can be found here https://vafaenza.com/programas


procul ab animo - CosmiX Festival

One of my most recent work “procul ab animo” (at a distance from the soul) was screened at

CosmiX festival, Paris France, 24 & 25th of April 2021

C.O.S.M.I.C presented CosmiX festival which is dedicated to experimental cinema. On the program were screenings, live shows, workshops and cinema discussions!

C.O.S.M.I.C. is a collective gathering international creators and thinkers who share a same vision and willing regarding the World and the art scene.


nude affiliation & portraiture

Mia in Ireland . One work from my portfolio Mia takes part at

nude affiliation & portraiture

Pepney Gallery, Cavan, Ireland

Opening 7th of April 2021 at 7 pm GMT (live on Facebook and Instagram simultaneously).

7th of April - 7th of March 2021 (will continue as online exhibition on the galleries website)

This exhibition focuses on nude as well portrait art works to examine the enduring challenge of and fascination with the depiction of the self, from the perspective of both artist and subject

From full-scale paintings to intimate photography, jewel-like statuettes to large scale moving digital works, they contrast idealized beauty with the aging body, and public images with more intimate, private works. The nude affiliation & portraiture exhibition explores also important changes in contemporary terms, by a selection of exquisite works. Together, they offer an insight into a visual tradition that became central to European art, which still resonates with artists and audiences today.


ELLOS X ELLAS

International Virtual Art Exhibition organized by Salieries de Van Gogh, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 19.03.2021 - 19.04.2021

Male artists pay a thoughtful tribute to women


I can not see - Stay behind

On the 9th of February 2021 I conducted in collaboration with Eric Kofi a live performance on a pedestrian bridge in the center of Kumasi, Ghana. The performance had two parts the first part had the title I Can Not See and the second part "Stay Behind" . The performance is part of my currently art project. Beside the performance the project includes a workshop and two presentations

The project is supported by Stroom, The Hague, NL and perfocraze international artist residence, Kumasi, GH 


Social Sculpture Workshop Unfolding-Unwrapped in Kumasi, Ghana

On the 13th of February 2021 I conducted my Social Sculpture Workshop “Unfolding-Unwrapped” with a small but very creative group of participants. The workshop was presented in public space in the Aparde suburb of Kumasi, Ghana. The workshop is part of my recent art project at pIART 2021 (perfocraze_international). Curator Va-Bene E.K Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT)

Supported by Stroom, The Hague, NL / perfocraze_international artist residency, Kumasi, Ghana 


CORPOLOGIE II

CORPOLOGIE II

My videos work “Broken Wall” with Tsai Hsin-Ying and “V like Venus” with Maria Sizova are part of the exhibition

OGA - Ospizio Giovani Artisti, via Cernaia 15, Rome, Italy

Opening: Monday, February 8, 2021, 6pm until 8.30pm.

From  8 - 19 February 2021 (Please make appointment first : wgermondari@mac.com)

Curator : Werther Germondari

The human body is once again the protagonist in this exhibition, followed by the previous one, in which it is also provocatively analysed in its infinite possibilities of social, psychological and naturally aesthetic interaction, through the works of nine artists, coming as always from the OGA Collection.


Perfocraze International at crazinisT artisT studiO, Kumasi, Ghana  

On the 2nd of February I had a presentation of a selection of my video works which include performance and collaboration works. Afterwards I gave an artist talk with a Q&A section.

It’s for the first time I am involved in a bigger project in Africa.. Furthermore I am planning to carry out more side specific projects during my stay

Director/Curator Ve-Bene E.K. Fiatsi

 

The project is supported by perfocraze_international artist residency, Kumasi, Ghana and Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands.

 

https://www.crazinistartist.com/piar-artist-in-residency/

 

(Address : No. 18, 10 A/G, Aparde, Kumasi)

 

 


7th International Biennial of Performance, - "Emancipation"

7th International Biennial of Performance, - "Emancipation"

30 January - 8 March 2021

My two videos "bare to you and me" and "conecta-no conecta " was shown in the 7th International Biennial of Performance, on the 30 and 31 of January 2021 at Sala E, Cinemateca Bogota, Bogota, Colombia.

Both videos were also presented on 2nd and 10th of February on the website of PerfoArtNet

Art has shown that it allows to liberate, point out, question, criticize and transform beings, minds and contexts, for this reason the VII Biennial is a space where art, body and thought. They reflect on emancipation; which is the act of liberating or freeing oneself from a person, circumstance, rule or control system. So we invite you to peacefully emancipate yourself with artistic-bodily events that make it easier for us to reflect on what is happening in our social environment. The use of the body and art are fundamental in the claim of many rights, it seems that the world is sick and we need to heal it with small and large actions.

More information

http://www.perfoartnet.org

http://www.perfoartnet.org/Biennial-2020-MENU...

Programming:


International Artist Panel - Yanjiao International Biennial

I was invited to take part in the International Artist Panel - Second part 24th of January 2021 - 19.00-21.20 h Beijing Time


Lusted Men

LUSTED MEN PROJECT SPACE

07/01/2021 - 28/01/2021,  Wednesday — Saturday 11h - 19h, Sunday 14h - 18h

8 rue Perronet,  75007 Paris, France

Curators : Flora Bleibt, Lucie Brugier, Salomé Burstein, Laura Lafon et Morgane Tocco


Time quarantined

The New Museum of Networked Art & ALPHABET Art Centre: 01/01/2021 - 31/01/2021

Time quarantined // curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

In these times of the pandemic many people become aware of the restrictions of the “usual”. Those things which were taken for granted before receive suddenly an unusual status. Time seems to be paralyzed, set in quarantine – or is it just a paradigm shift?

The program of the selected videos is a composition of different aspects of time in all their contradictions according to an artistic view manifested in 13 art videos:


Theme : Body 

December 28th, 2020 - March 28th, 2021

ZEST Hal, Birmingham, UK

ZEST Hall — Round Lemon

Zest Hall is a gallery project by Round Lemon.

The purpose of this show is to make a selection of artists from all around the world that associates their practice with the exploration of the human body, including artworks that investigate sexuality, gender, identity, objectification, abjection, nature, body art, and traditions - the body as material, etc.

A work from my series "I Can Not See" is included in the exhibition