From press release:
Eight international video artists will be presented during two months.
One week / one artist, followed by an artist talk.
The video's will be projected in public spaces, throughout the city Gjilan, Kosovo:
Amphitheater of Dardania park, Library of the City, Space In front of Hotel Kristal.
Sam Christie (UK)
Ewa Górzna (PL/FIN)
Cait Davis (USA)
Gili Avissar (IL)
Ulf lundin (SE)
Simone Hooymans (NL/NO)
David Alræk (NO)
Mischa Badasyan (RU/DE)
OOH is an urban, public video art festival, executed outside of the context of traditional art venues.The festival will present international video art of high artistic quality through public space projections in the city of Gjilan, Kosovo. The work of each artist will be presented non-stop during an entire week. Each week will be completed by a live or online artist talk.
One of the main goals of OOH is creating a platform which gives time and opportunity to a broad audience to interact with the phenomenon of video art. The viewers will be able to absorb the video art and subsequently relate it to their personal live and their society.
The relationship between the content and audience, what the art is saying and to whom, is just as important if not more important than its physical location. OOH is a cooperation between Varg e Vi Contemporary Art Center and curator Maureen Bachaus (NL).
The word OOH is slang/street language for 'Out Of Here'. It refers to the outside character of the festival, but also to the words : 'Ooh! Wow!'
Maureen graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht Netherlands and the Conceptual Post-graduate Academy, Amsterdam Netherlands. The last years she has been artistic director of Museum Romeinse Katakomben. Besides this she works as a freelance curator and a conceptual artist. Her work is presented by galleries in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands. She is also co-founder of the international art collective >BAUM<. Maureen has been artistic director of the yearly international MRK videofestival in the Netherlands since 2015, in cooperation with co-curator Ana Frangovska (Macedonia).
For more information: vargevi.wixsite.com