Momentary Momentum: Animated Drawings
3 March - 12 May 2007
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents 20 international artists in Momentary Momentum, a special exhibition exploring the use of animated drawing in contemporary art from 3 March – 12 May 2007.
Presented as a series of special installations and films screened in the gallery, the exhibition includes an animation video installation by Francis Alÿs, an animated film by William Kentridge, a black and white ‘moving picture’ by Kara Walker, and a short animation by David Shrigley. These will be shown alongside pieces by emerging artists whose work has not been widely seen in London: Avish Khebrehzadeh (from Iran), Jochen Kuhn (from Germany), Zilla Leutenegger (from Switzerland), Christine Rebet (from France), Robin Rhode (from South Africa), Tabaimo and Naoyuki Tsuji (from Japan) and the French collective Qubo Gas (Laura Henno, Jef Ablézot and Morgan Dimnet),
The exhibition also includes two programmes of short films brought together specially for the exhibition, the first featuring the work of Robert Breer, Susanne Jirkuff, Arthur de Pins and Georges Schwizgebel and the second featuring Paul Bush / Lisa Milroy, Michael Dudok de Wit, Brent Green and Takashi Ishida.
The exhibition is co-curated by Ziba de Weck and Laurence Dreyfus. It will be accompanied by a publication that comprises a booklet and a DVD which will distributed worldwide by JRP| Ringier.
Ziba de Weck is a curator and founder of Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London. She gained an MA in Art History from Columbia University, New York, worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and was the first director of the City’s Swiss Institute. Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art was founded in December 2004 as a non-profit art space.
Laurence Dreyfus is an independent curator specialisiing in animation. She was educated in Paris at the Ecole du Louve and at La Sorbonne. She has co-curated exhibitions in the field of animation internationally, most recently Histoires Animées, Le Fresnoy, France (2006), Version Animée, Centre pour l’image contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (2006), Histoires Animées, Caixa Forum, Barcelona and Sala Recalde, Bilbao, Spain (2006) and NANO: PRAGUE BIENNALE, National Gallery, Czech Republic (2003). She is also consultant to the Honart Museum, Iran, Head of Multimedia for the French Ministry of Culture, Curator for Maison Rouge Central Station Collection Harald Fackenberg and Programmer for Multimedia at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She lives and works in Paris.
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art acknowledges the generous assistance from the Goethe Institute, London, the Japan Foundation, London, the French Institute, London and the Austrian Cultural Forum, London.