Cannes 2011 ARTSHOW Announces the 1st Prix AVIFF Film “Angel Orensanz”

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The award ceremony will take place May 17th at 4 p.m., Art Show Cannes, 13 rue du Dc Monod Cannes. It will be presented by the sculptor Angel Orensanz, in the presence of Mr Eric Harson, cultural Deputy Commissioner of the city of Cannes.

Chateau de Flacy du sculpteur Angel Orensanz

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From 14 to 17 May 2011 in the 4th edition of ART SHOW CANNES, contemporary art event photography and video will be held during the film festival of Cannes.

ART SHOW CANNES is part of this edition of AVIFF: International film festival of video art, four days of appointments, screenings, performances and meetings.

True to his mandate of diffusion of video art film, ART SHOW creates this year the AVIFF prize “ANGEL ORENSANZ” to promote the “avant-garde” creation.

This prize will award a video-maker from the selection “Carte Blanche Camilo Racana” among thirty films selected.

Angel Orensanz is a contemporary Spanish and American artist; interested in the function of the artist and the artist’s role, he initiated with friends of Serrablo the creation of the Angel Orensanz arts museum of Serrablo, awarded by Unicef in 2003 (Aragon, Spain) and his sculpture prize. In 1992, he created the Angel Orensanz Foudation at an emblematic building of New York.

He continues the project of restoration of the castle of Flacy in Bourgogne, 19th century monument used for over 20 years as a children’s center, in order to give it a public role.

His work includes social and political performances as “the gulf of Mexico”, submerged textils photography, summer 2010, or “la tienda aplastada” for the Kosovo, Streets of Beijing, etc...
His many creations, compositions, improvisations in wild landscape and urban spaces, gardens, streets, integrate and depend on outside reality: movement of people, wind, water and a variety of different kind of techniques and components utilized, chairs, wood, totemic cylinders.

His many trips throughout Europe, Asia and United States makes him discover other views: after a long period of monumental sculptures in public buildings, subways, and airports, he creates monumental installations with materials in oppositions, lighters, spheres, color canvas in stretch lycra, very thin and flexible wood.

The award ceremony will take place May 17th at 4 p.m., Art Show Cannes, 13 rue du Dc Monod Cannes au 1° étage du Cosy-Box.

It will be presented by the sculptor Angel Orensanz, in the presence of Mr Eric Harson, cultural Deputy Commissioner of the city of Cannes

Espace Angel Orensanz PARIS
angel(at)orensanz(dot)fr
http://www.artshow-cannes.com/aviff-en.html
http://www.angelorensanz.com
http://www.caiaragon.com/fr/actividades/index.asp?idAct=162&idSeccion=3&idTipo=90&idloc=16

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