MOST RECENT  PROJECTS,  EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS


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, 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