press release

Initiated in 2006, H BOX, a commissioning program that has offered stipends to four artists every year, in order to produce single-channel works in video. These works are presented in a collapsible screening room designed by architect Didier Faustino, which travels the world with a selection of works updated yearly. To date, 21 videos by artists from all over the world have been produced, and H BOX has screened in major museums and art centers in Europe and North America (USA and Mexico). It was also presented at the Yokohama Triennale in 2008 and will travel to Beijing and Guangzhou later in 2011.

In Seoul, the H BOX screening room features videos produced in 2009 and premieres four new works produced in 2010.

Video is the first medium that has been appropriated by all cultures; it has been used by artists all over the world from the very beginning of its existence, to document performance and/or experiment with new narrative structures and image formats.

The H Box is an object that blends references: a screening room, a travel kit, and a modern curio cabinet of sorts. It creates a specific context for the viewing of exciting new works by artists who, for the most, have lived and worked in numerous places, and often have a multiplicity of cultural references and bases.

H BOX is a program of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès. Curated by Benjamin Weil

2011 H BOX program Rosa Barba (Born in 1972 in Sicily, lives and works in Germany) The Empirical Effect, 2010 16mm transferred to HD Cam 20min.

Ali Kazma (Born in 1971 in Turkey, lives and works in Turkey) Taxidermist, 2010 Digital Video, color and stereo sound 13 min.

Mark Lewis (Born in 1958 in Canada, lives and works in Canada) TD Centre, 54th Floor, 2009 Single screen projection 35mm and 4K transferred to 2K 6min. 18sec.

Julika Rudelius (Born in 1968 in Germany, lives and works in Netherlands) Dressage, 2009 HD video transferred DVC pro 8min. 40sec.

Nikhil Chopra and Munir Kabani (NC: Born in 1974 in India, lives and works in India) (MK: Born in 1976 in India and works in India) Man Eats Rock, 2011 HD-CAM mastered tape 20min.

Omer Fast (Born in 1972 in Israel, Lives and works in Germany) Sunday Morning (Part III of the Tunnel), 2010 HD video with sound 5min. 30sec.

Hwayeon Nam (Born in 1979 in Korea, lives and works in Korea) Do not harm your ghost, 2010 HD video transferred HD-CAM, color and stereo sound 17min. 56sec.

Wang Jianwei (Born in 1958 in China, lives and works in China) Zero, 2010 HD video transferred to digital beta, color and stereo sound 18min.

Curator: Benjamin Weil Benjamin Weil has worked on the H BOX project since its inception. Working in close collaboration with the Hermès team, he has conceptualized the project and participated in its implementation. Since the beginning he has also selected the artists whose work have been commissioned (to date H BOX has commissioned 21 works in its 5 years of existence).

Architect: Didier Fiuza Faustino Didier Fiuza Faustino is an artist and architect. In 1996 he set up the Laboratoire d'Architecture, Performances et Sabotages (l.a.p.s.), and in 2002 founded Bureau des Mesarchitectures.

Fondation d'entreprise Hermès The Fondation d'entreprise Hermès was founded in April 2008. Within the framework of its support for contemporary artistic creation, it sets the programme schedules for six art spaces worldwide (Brussels, Tokyo, New York, Singapore, Seoul, Bern) and produces their exhibitions. This ensemble of galleries devoted to contemporary art and photography has been completed by H Box, dedicated exclusively to showing video art all over the planet. The Fondation d'entreprise Hermès is also committed to several project sponsors in the spheres of solidarity and culture.

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a nomadic video art screening room
Ort: Artsonje Center 3fl.
Kurator: Benjamin Weil

Künstler: Rosa Barba, Ali Kazma, Mark Lewis, Julika Rudelius, Nikhil Chopra / Munir Kabani, Omer Fast, Nam Hwayeon, Wang Jianwei