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North Carolina Museum of Art Presents First Video Exhibition International contemporary artists use video to explore global themes Raleigh, N.C. ―Thirty-five curators around the world were asked one question: “Which video artist do you think is important for audiences to experience today?” Their answers shaped Project 35, a yearlong rotating exhibition that is now on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Project 35 presents the work of 35 video artists and demonstrates how important and far-reaching video is as a medium of contemporary art. The international perspective of this project is reflected in the wide-ranging topics of the videos, including protests in South Africa, youth culture in Ho Chi Minh City, news broadcasts in China, and street crime in Bogotá. Project 35 also reveals the diversity of approaches used by video artists, including documentary, YouTube, claymation, and digital animation. A recurring theme is the power of images and the role of the media in shaping collective experience. Among the artists featured are Dan Halter (South Africa), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (U.S.), Zhou Xiaohu (China), Kota Ezawa (Germany/U.S.), Ranbir Kaleka (India), Tracey Moffatt (Australia), Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain (Brazil), and Vartan Avakian (Lebanon). This is the NCMA’s first special exhibition solely devoted to video art, but the Museum’s permanent collection has also expanded to include time-based art, including videos. “Video, as an avenue of artistic expression, is an integral element of the NCMA’s contemporary art collection, with acquisitions such as Bill Viola’s The Quintet of Remembrance [on view in East Building] and Jennifer Steinkamp’s Mike Kelley [the “tree video” in West Building],” said Jennifer Dasal, associate curator of contemporary art. “Project 35 continues in this tradition by celebrating video as an ever-growing, diverse, and important forum for global artists today. It is exciting and refreshing to expose our audiences to works created by artists from around the world.” Organized by Independent Curators International, New York, the series is presented in four installments, changing every two months for nearly a year, with eight to nine video art projects shown at a time. Part I: Through October 28, 2012; Part II: November 4, 2012–January 13, 2013; Part III: January 20–March 24, 2013; and Part IV: April 2–June 2, 2013. Individual works range in length from two to 26 minutes. Visitor Information Location Project 35 is presented in East Building, Gallery 3, Level B Museum Hours Tuesday–Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission Free

Media Resources Online Newsroom: www.ncartmuseum.org/media Exhibition Overview: www.ncartmuseum.org/Project35 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncartmuseum Twitter: www.twitter.com/ncartmuseum About the Exhibition Project 35 is produced and circulated by ICI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from the Cowles Charitable Trust, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Foundation To-Life, Inc., the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and The Toby Fund; the ICI Board of Trustees; and ICI benefactors Barbara and John Robinson. Project 35 also benefited from donations made to ICI’s Access Fund, created to widen the reach of ICI programs - Burt Aaron, Bobbie Brown and Steven Plofker, Jim Cohan, Phillip Drill, Leslie Fritz, Marilyn and Stephen Greene, Agnes Gund, Ken Kuchin, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, Jo Carole Lauder, Janelle Reiring; Patterson Sims, Bill and Ruth True, August Uribe, Frank and Margo Walter, Helene Winer, and Virginia and Bagley Wright. In Raleigh, the exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Image Captions, from top The Propeller Group, Uh . . . , 2007, single-channel color video and sound, 7 minutes, Courtesy of the artists, © 2007 The Propeller Group Kota Ezawa, Lennon Sontag Beuys, 2004, single-channel color video and sound, 2 minutes, 10 seconds, Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco, © 2004 Kota Ezawa Nestor Kruger, Analog: Three cameras through a model of Haus Wittgenstein for single channel, 2010, single-channel color video with sound, 18 minutes, Courtesy of the artist, © 2010 Nestor Kruger

### About the North Carolina Museum of Art The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts. The Museum opened West Building in 2010, home to the permanent collection. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Beverly Eaves Perdue, governor, and an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Linda A. Carlisle, secretary. Hours and Admission Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free. Museum hours are Tuesday–Thursday and Saturday– Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Monday. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.

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