On the occasion of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018, the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève started a new partnership with OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin. This is an unprecedented collaboration, at least in this form, in the long history of the Biennale. The dialogue between the two institutions has taken place on three different levels: the co-production of works such as those by Meriem Bennani and Tamara Henderson, the creation of a comprehensive catalogue, upcoming in the Fall of 2019, and most importantly the realization of a brand-new, site-specific version of the Geneva exhibition, purposely designed by Andreas Angelidakis for OGR.
This volume is the catalogue of the 16th edition of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (BIM). The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement was founded in 1985 in Geneva and was reinvented in 2014 as a platform for producing new works. A unique hybrid event— at the crossroads of a film festival, a plethora of solo exhibitions, performances and a platform for research and production—the BIM brings together visual artists, performers, musicians and filmmakers. The latter engage in a dialogue with the curators throughout the production process of a new work, financed or co-financed by the Centre and premiering in Geneva. The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva has therefore become a full-fledged production platform, with each edition presenting only new works.
The OGR series, curated and published by Corraini Edizioni, takes up a key theme of the institution itself, that of movement, particularly in the sense of progression and forward projection. Each of the books produced is more than just a catalogue that brings together texts and images from the exhibition.
Andrea Bellini - holds a degree in philosophy and a Postgraduate specialist diploma in archaeology and art history. He has been director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève since 2012. Previously he has been co-director of the Castello di Rivoli (2009–12), director of Artissima fair (2007–09), curatorial advisor to MoMA PS1 (2006–08), and editor-in-chief of Flash Art International (2003–07). Since 2014 he has been artistic director of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva, an event that Bellini has relaunched, turning it into a production and research platform.
Andrea Lissoni - has been Senior Curator, International Art (Film) at Tate Modern since 2014. He has a background in art history, holds a degree in the history of modern art from the University of Pavia and a PhD from the University of Udine/Université Paris 1. Lissoni was professor of the history of contemporary art at the Brera Academy in Milan (2001–13), taught at Bocconi University, Milan (2007–13), sits on the board of Film London, and is a board member of the EYE Prize, Amsterdam. At Tate Modern he launched a yearly cinema
program in 2016 conceived as an exhibition unfolding throughout the year and the 2017 and 2018 BMW Live Exhibition.