Expo Video: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice

EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space Present
EXPO VIDEO: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto (Oct. 24–Nov. 25, 2016)

EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space collaborate to present a satellite iteration of the EXPO VIDEO program, highlighting a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video, and new media works by artists selected from EXPO CHICAGO 2016 Exhibitors at Spazio Ridotto in Venice, Italy. The programmatic partnership between the exposition and the satellite location extend on a programmatic partnership presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago.

The exhibition, running from October 24–November 25, features artists Virginia Colwell | MARSO, Mexico City; Jonas Dahlberg | Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Stockholm; David Hartt | David Nolan Gallery, New York; Jesper Just | Galerie Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul; Bettina Pousttchi, | Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano; and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica.

Participating Artists

  • Virginia Colwell, A Diptych, A Chronicle (2016) | MARSO, Mexico City
  • Jonas Dahlberg, One-Way Street (2002) | Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Stockholm
  • David Hartt, The Republic (2014) | David Nolan Gallery, New York
  • Jesper Just, Llano (2012) | Galerie Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul
  • Bettina Pousttchi, Double Empire (2016) | Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Lugano
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Alltagszeit (In Ordinary Time) (2001) | Courtesy of the Artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Program Statement

The curatorial direction of EXPO VIDEO at Spazio Ridotto features a program that responds to architecture through a collection of film, video, and new media works. The exhibition, an official satellite event of EXPO CHICAGO, will be on view in conjunction with the 15th International Architecture Biennale from October 24 – November 25, 2016. The thematic focus of the program is considered through the lens of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, a collection of prose that describes a myriad of imagined architectural frameworks through short, fragmentary narratives.

The works included in the program similarly interrogate questions of space, and how physical landmarks of civilization take form. As the protagonist, Marco Polo, states: each city is an imagination of Venice, “the first city before all others.” The program includes David Hartt’s “The Republic,” which traces proposed city plans by Greek urban planner Constantinos Doxiadis for both Athens and Detroit as the departure for a formal navigation of the two never completed projects, the films within this program lead us through their own “Invisible Cities” as a voyeur through the architecture—not as a citizen, but as a detached onlooker.

Selected by Director of Programming Stephanie Cristello and Programming Coordinator Alexis Brocchi


EXPO CHICAGO/2017, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is presented by Art Expositions, LLC. Entering its sixth year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 13 – 17, 2017) is a five-day art event featuring leading international galleries and offering diverse programming including /Dialogues, IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, EXPO VIDEO and the Curatorial Forum.

In addition, EXPO CHICAGO continues to publish THE SEEN, Chicago's International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, following the first printed edition, which launched during the 2015 exposition. Under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, EXPO CHICAGO draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while highlighting the region’s contemporary arts community and inspiring its collector base. For more information about EXPO CHICAGO, visit expochicago.com.

The opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with EXPO CHICAGO in 2017

  • Title

    EXPO VIDEO: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice Oct. 24-Nov. 25 2016
  • Type

    Exhibition Opening
  • Organizers

    Zuecca Project Space
  • From

    October 23, 2016 06:00 PM
  • Until

    November 25, 2016 06:00 PM
  • Venue

    Spazio Ridotto
  • Address

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Cite: "Expo Video: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice" 26 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/798218/expo-video-invisible-cities-at-spazio-ridotto-venice> ISSN 0719-8884

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