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Green Art Gallery Dubai at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair 2012
Green Art Gallery Dubai at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair 2012, with Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck & Media Farzin
“Chronoscope, 1951, 11pm” is a 24-minute video that uses original footage from “Longines Chronoscope”
Since the mid-nineties Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck has developed a hybrid practice that incorporates the activities of a researcher, archivist, historian and curator. Working across various mediums, his productions formally resemble or incorporate the works of others, stressing notions of authorship and cultural authority. His entangled narratives follow strict methodological rules that are inspired by the unusual relationships he establishes between different realms and disciplines. In his works he aims to reveal the political strategies and motives at work in the world by analyzing the dynamics of power and propaganda in modern history and aesthetics.
Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1972. Solo shows include “Chronoscope”
His work has been featured and reviewed in the Harvard Crimson, Oxford Art Journal, American Art – Smithsonian American Art Museum, ARTMargins – MIT Press, Frieze, Art in America, Flash Art, Modern Painters, Bidoun and Art Nexus among others.
Media Farzin (born 1972, San Diego) is a New York-based critic and PhD candidate in art history at the City University of New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Tehran University and MA in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. She is the author of numerous monographic essays on artists, and a regular contributor to Bidoun and Art-Agenda. Her curatorial work includes “Turning Points” (Neiman Gallery, 2004), and “Fluxus Scores and Instructions”
Green Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Dubai, UAE. Representing a multi-generational mix of artists, the Gallery's program is focused on contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Turkey and beyond, working across different media, traditional and new, who employ a research based approach.