ISCP TalkAugust 10, 2010
Salon: Simone Bergantini (Italy) and Rachel Scott (Australia)
Simone Bergantini (1977, Italy) re-evaluates the concept of photography. In 2009, he won the Terna and the Foam Magazine Talent Calling Prizes. He recently participated in exhibitions in China and Italy, and just had a solo exhibition at the Jarach Gallery in Venice, Italy.
Rachel Scott will present a selection of short video works. “Rachel Scott’s 2006 video, (Like) watching paint dry was an utterly unidealized version of the creative process based on things going wrong, inspiration lost, loneliness, tracksuit pants and FM radio” (Sally Quin, Art & Australia, Vol. 47, No.2, 2009). Collapsing everyday life with art practice, Scott’s work includes informal, site responsive, expressive gestures and actions undertaken by the artist within acknowledged formal, conceptual, controlled structures and frameworks. Working critically with painting, performance, installation and the camera, Scott engages the personal to examine broader social and art historical concerns.
Rachel Scott graduated in 2005 from the Sydney College of the Arts witha Master of Visual Arts. Upcoming exhibitions include: Face to Face: Portraiture in a Digital Age, presented by d/Lux Media Arts, Arts Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and NAFA Nanyang
Academy, Singapore; and Lovesick, Stills Gallery, Sydney.