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In movement : UNESCO salutes Women Video Artists in the World

Paris, 9 February - 1 March 2004. Exhibit inaugurated by M. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO, "In Movement: UNESCO Salutes Women In Video Art", was on display at UNESCO Headquarters on the occasion of the Organization's celebration of International Women's Day. “In Movement” a show that kept us literally on our toes. It moves – and keeps us moving...

"“In Movement” is a show that keeps us literally on our toes. It moves – and keeps us moving. Video art is not a normal staples for UNESCO exhibits or shows, although video art has moved since a few years to the center of many cutting-edge art shows and biennials worldwide. The names of many leading video artists evoke however male accomplishments – if we think only of pioneers like Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Bill Viola. Yet, the reality is much more diverse – and exciting. Increasingly, women video artists capture attention and headlines. Names like Shirin Neshat, Vanessa Beecroft, Mariko Mori, Kim Sooja, Mona Hatoum, Sylvie Fleury, Pipilotti Rist, Yoko Ono and many others have steadily moved into the limelight – and often eclipsed their male counterparts in terms of innovation, artistic production, storyline and explicit or implicit messages. Thus, it is appropriate for UNESCO to honor and salute on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2004 these pioneers and shooting stars of the international arts scene, hailing from virtually all regions, while at the same time introducing
in a systematic manner the UNESCO community at large to this new mode and modality of artistic expression..."
- Excerpt from the exhibit Catalogue.

Hans d'Orville
Director, Bureau of the Strategic Planning, UNESCO

Curator: Kim Airyung

Invited Artists:

-Ana Laura Aláez
-Adriana Arenas Ilian
-Maja Bajevic
-Vanessa Beecroft
-Elisabetta Benassi
-Yaël Davids
-Sylvie Fleury
-Alicia Framis
-Mona Hatoum
-Runa Islam
-Olga Kisseleva
-Ingrid Mwangi
-Shirin Neshat
-Aixa Requena
-Salla Tykkä
-Minnette Vári

File/document catalogue unesco video en mouvement.pdf
Publication Date 29 Feb 2004
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