Screening Program & Artist Talk


Thu 24 Mar and Wed 23 Mar 2022
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School

Above: Adrián Villar Rojas, El momento más hermosode la guerra (The Most Beautiful Moment of War)(film still), 2017, Courtesy of the artist.
Dates and locations
Thu 24 Mar 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School

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Wed 23 Mar 2022, 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School

In conjunction with the exhibition Negotiating Borders, Sydney at the Korean Cultural Centre Australia (28 January – 29 March 2022), Artspace is hosting a screening program that will take place on Thursday 24 March at the National Art School as part of their weekly after-hours program NAS NEO.

Negotiating Borders, Sydney is a touring exhibition in partnership with the REAL DMZ PROJECT, a contemporary art project based on research conducted on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea and its border area. Through collaborations with artists, as well as other experts in different fields of study including history, sociology, architecture and ecology, the REAL DMZ PROJECT has been conducting research and producing artworks, exhibitions, publications and more that examine not only geographical borders but also invisible borders such as ideological and psychological divides that operate in life and society.

The screening program will feature major video works by Korean and international artists responding to the DMZ, capturing the sensibilities that arise from being positioned in-between.

National Art School, Cell Block Theatre
Thursday 24 March, 5:30-8pm (bar open at 5pm)

박찬경 Park Chan-Kyong
임흥순 Im Heungsoon
전소정 Sojung Jun
아드리안 비샤르 로하스 Adrián Villar Rojas

National Art School, Cell Block Theatre
Wednesday 23 March, 12:45-1:45pm

Participating artist, Adrián Villar Rojas will present a Lunchtime Lecture on Wednesday 23 March.

Adrián Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Argentina. Lives and works nomadically.)

Solo exhibitions include La fin de l'imagination, Marian Goodman Galerie, Paris (2020); Poems for Earthlings, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2019); Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who is dreaming who?, Tank Shanghai, China (2019); The Theater of Disappearance, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (2017); NEON Foundation at Athens National Observatory, Greece (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2017), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017); Rinascimento, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2015); Fantasma, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Today We Reboot the Planet, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2013); and La inocencia de los animales, MoMA PS1, New York (2013).

Participation in international group exhibitions includes Portals, Hellenic Parliament + NEON, Athens, (2021); Carte-Blanche à Anne Imhof, Natures Mortes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2021); 12th and 13th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2020 and 2018); 2nd Lahore Biennial, Pakistan (2020); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2020); Layers of Time,Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019); 14th and 12th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2015 and 2012); 12  La Habana Biennial, Cuba (2015); 12th Sharjah Biennial, Kalba, United Arab Emirates (2015); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel and Kabul (2012); The New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); and 54th Venice Biennial, Argentina’s National Pavilion, Italy (2011). 

Villar Rojas has been the recipient of numerous prizes such as The Sharjah Biennial Prize (2015), The Zurich Art Prize at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv (2013); the 9th Benesse Prize in the 54th Venice Biennale, (2011); the Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe Scholarship for Young Artists (2006); and the First Prize National Art Biennial of Bah a Blanca, Argentina (2005). In 2020 he was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize. 

His 2013 film, Lo que el fuego me trajo (What the fire brought me), screened at the Locarno International Film Festival 2013. And his 2017 film trilogy The Theater of Disappearance, screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017.

This program is organised in partnership with the REAL DMZ PROJECT; Korean Cultural Centre Australia; Artspace; and National Art School.