The Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present Super 8, an ambitious video exhibition featuring the works of forty international contemporary artists. With the roots of video art intertwined with that of cinema, Super 8 derives its title from the mid-century motion picture film format of the same name.
For this exhibition, the gallery has invited eight artists to curate a week’s worth of programming with fellow artists from their respective cities. Each week of Super 8 will focus on a different city. Within that week, a day will be dedicated to the work of one artist. Below is a listing of the featured cities and curating artists:
Lisbon: Julião Sarmento
San Francisco: Richard T. Walker
Tokyo: Takehito Koganezawa
Rio de Janeiro: Tunga
London: Wood & Harrison
Los Angeles: Marco Brambilla
Berlin: Reynold Reynolds
Dublin: Walker & Walker
Super 8 highlights key video artists from their respective cities, in addition to contextualizing their work within a global community of artists working in the same media. Through various approaches, from a variety of generations, Super 8 will present a cross section of this often misunderstood and underestimated form of art.
Super 8 will travel to venues throughout South America and Europe in the months following its premiere at the gallery. It will also act as a catalyst for symposia in each represented city with artists, curators and historians of video art.