Blockbuster: Cinema for exhibitions explores the way in which many contemporary artists, working with video and film, have been influenced by the great filmmakers of the twentieth century.
Many of the works included on Blockbuster: Cinema for exhibitions use strategies from cinema to analyse the way in which sense, narrative and convention are established; others break down the medium itself into its constituting parts to reveal some kind of manipulative power.
Some of the pieces exhibited refer to the work of directors who make emphasis on context and location, provoking a general atmospheric effect. In a very different way, some artists use a conceptual structure, establishing a comparison between the role of movies and the meaning of conceptual gestures.
The documentary film genre is also quoted, either to question our confidence on what its being told or to explore the history of a specific narrative. Finally, other group of works examine the potential of film and video as an alternative performative work, using strategies borrowed from dance, choreography and music to explore the rich intersection between physical movement and film.
As a fundamental part of the exhibition, each of the artists selected a movie that had influenced his work. The selected films will be screened in a special program that will run parallel to the exhibition.