Waiting for the Accident to Happen
5 November - 21 November 2015
curated by Antonella Croci
@Screen Space (Melbourne)
with Francis Alÿs, Meris Angioletti, Ivan Argote, Alice Cattaneo, Brice Dellsperger, Clorinde Durand, Chiara Fumai, Rä di Martino, Adrian Paci.
Credit photo: Thomas Baile
Waiting for the Accident to Happen forms part of an exchange between Careof (Milan) and Screen Space. In 2014, Screen Space co-directors Simone Hine and Kyle Weise presented the curated exhibition Moving Pictures / Expanded Space at Careof, and participated in the FDV residency program. In 2015 Antonella Croci, winner of an open call organised by both of the organisations, presents Waiting for the Accident to Happen, with artworks by Careof Video Archive. Both exhibitions explore interpretations and legacies of the ‘Archive’, taking inspiration from Careof Video Archive hosted at DOCVA: Documentation Center for Visual Arts, which is co-organised by Careof and Via Farini.
Alice Cattaneo, 1 minute 41 seconds, 2007, video, 1’41’’ Courtesy of the artist
Clorinde Durand, Naufrage, 2008, video, 7’’ Production Le Fresnoy 2008
Waiting for the Accident to Happen includes work by nine artists, sourced from the Careof Video Archive and beyond, which dwell on the fragmentary nature of the archive. The Careof video archive, built over 25 years, primarily by Careof founders Mario Gorni and Zefferina Castoldi, is the result of unique and varied contributions reflecting personal and professional histories as much as the history of video art and includes over 8000 video artworks as part of its collection. Careof Video Archive is a testament to the often unpredictable nature of the archive, and its construction, rather than a reflection of reality. Encircling this idea, the works in Waiting for the Accident to Happen play with the shifting borders between documentation, reality and fiction. The exhibitions includes video works from both established and emerging artists, based in Italy, France and Mexico.
Adrian Paci, Albanian Stories, 1997, video, 7’ Courtesy of the artist and kaufmann repetto, Milano/New York
Antonella Croci (b. 1985, Milan) holds a MA in History of Contemporary Art and another one in curating (Contemporary Art and its Exhibition) from the Sorbonne University, Paris. She also earned a BA in Art History (Sorbonne University) and another one in Communication and Management in the Art Markets (IULM University, Milan).
As a curator, she conceived and organized the exhibitions Échos at the Musée Nissim de Camondo, part of the Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris (2011) and Non è un paese per vecchi? (No Country for Old Men?) at Sala Dogana, Palazzo Ducale in Genoa (2013), following a national concourse. In 2013 she won the Prizes for the Jury’s Choice and Crowd Favorite for the virtual exhibition I Close My Eyes in Order To See, presented on Kapsul, a platform created by the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco.
She has been Assistant Curator and Exhibition Coordinator for ART for The World (President Adelina von Fürstenberg), an international ONG linked to the UN, for the exhibitions The Mediterranean Approach at Musée d’art contemporain [mac] in Marseille and at SESC Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012) and FOOD at the Musée Ariana in Geneva (2012-2013).
In 2014 her proposal for a video exhibition won the concourse Moving Pictures/Expanding Space, an exchange between Careof (Milan) and Screen Space (Melbourne). 'Waiting for the accident to happen', her last exhibition is presented in Melbourne in November 2015.
Screen Space is a not-for profit art gallery that opened in 2010 and which occupies a converted warehouse in Melbourne’s CBD. Screen Space is rent-free for artists and curators and incorporates a purpose-built gallery. The main exhibition spaces have been designed specifically to enable the gallery’s curatorial focus on exhibitions that incorporate screen technology or which engage with screen culture, regardless of medium. The gallery program aims to combine local and international, established and emerging artists at the forefront of moving image practice