Bernardí Roig: The cinematographic construction of the place
Bernardí Roig. The cinematographic construction of the place
Opening 7:30pm Sept 6
Exhibition Period: September 6 - October 4, 2019 from 12pm-7pm
Videotage Hong Kong
Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong

The filmmaker is a celluloid architect. The cinema creates places that tell us about its builder, its visual universe and the human mind. In Bernardí Roig's films there are baroque halls, geometric structures, and abandoned factories but there is also the desert. These are places evoked and activated by the artist from fragments of his cinematic memory. These infernal and labyrinthine places constructed with images borrowed from the cinematic imaginary mean looking out into the darkest of the mind, the madness of horror and human reason that are so many times the same.
Bernardí Roig. The cinematographic construction of the place presents for the first time in Asia a careful selection of the work of the Spanish artist Bernardí Roig in the field of moving images, delving into the use of cinematographic grammar to build an evocative place, a universe that refers to the work of great filmmakers like Alain Resnais or Luis Buñuel, among others.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain. And has the special collaboration of the Es Baluard Museum collection, the Institut d'Estudis Balearics, the Kewenig Gallery Berlin / Palma, Videotage, AFIAS, Spain Moving Images Festival and xd culture platform.
The artist
Bernardí Roig (Mallorca, Spain, 1965) is one of the most representative artist’s figures in Spanish contemporary art, both for his hybrid, mestizo and transversal work and for his international career.

He has received the following awards:
International Prize for Contemporary Art. Prince Pierre Foundation, Monaco (2003); Official XXI Alexandria Biennial Award, Egypt (2002); Special Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Award, Fundació Pilar and Joan Miró to Mallorca, Palma (1997); Official Prize of the XXI International Biennal of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1995).


The curator
Susana Sanz is a Spanish curator, an expert in contemporary art and Asian cinema. PhD. in History of Contemporary Art (Complutense University, Madrid) and Master in Theory of Arts (Tsinghua University, Beijing). She has been working as Cultural Director at the Cervantes Institute in Beijing. Currently she is the Art Director of Spain Moving Images Festival (SMIF), the only Asian art-house film and video art festival in Madrid, Spain.


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