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The Video Contingency: Art Lecture Series with Curator in Residence Brunno Silva

Porto Vista Hotel Launches International Artist and Curatorial Residency with Berlin-based Curator Brunno Silva Porto Vista Hotel is pleased to welcome the first Curator in Residence, Brunno Silva. Brunno will live and work on site at the Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego from May 6, 2019 through July 18, 2019. While in residence, Silva will explore critical conversations surrounding the moving image through a series of lectures, seminars, studio visits and exhibitions that are free and open to the public. From Andy Warhol to Hito Steyerl, Silva will examine how video art has altered the art production landscape. Brunno Silva’s Curatorial Project “The Video Contingency” is comprised of 10 lectures each comparing and contrasting two video artworks by contemporary artists between 1960 and present. Lectures will be held at Porto Vista Hotel’s Conference Room Costa Del Sol every Wednesday from 6-7:30 PM starting May 8 through July 10, 2019.   May 8, 2019 | Lecture 1: Time May 15, 2019 | Lecture 2: Apparatus  May 22, 2019 | Lecture 3: Body May 29, 2019 | Lecture 4: Performance June 5, 2019 | Lecture 5: Document  June 12, 2019 | Lecture 6: Classic June 19, 2019 | Lecture 7: Cognition June 26, 2019 | Lecture 8: Politics July 3, 2019 | Lecture 9: Technology July 10, 2019 | Lecture 10: Affect    Register to secure your seat.  Brunno Silva (b. São Paulo) is a curator, art consultant and writer based in Berlin, London and Southern Italy. With a specialisation in Western (and Western-influenced) contemporary art, Brunno has a particular interest in moving image, installation, sculpture and photography. Whilst working with emerging artists in his curatorial practice, Brunno uses current technological and social-political theory to engage audiences with artworks in context with broader aesthetic and political debates. For updates follow @portovistahotel and @1805gallery on Instagram and Facebook. ABOUT PORTO VISTA HOTEL Porto Vista Hotel is a family owned and operated boutique hotel in Little Italy that welcomes all individuals seeking a unique experience of San Diego, California. After converting and expanding the original motel structure into a full-service facility in 2008, the hotel now offers 190 guest rooms, fitness room, spa pool, multiple rooftop venues, lounges, business kiosk, lobby art gallery and the GlassDoor restaurant on the 4th floor. In 2018, Porto Vista Hotel began working with 1805 Gallery Director Lauren Siry to launch an innovative art program that showcases contemporary local and international artists throughout the hotel, creatively activating unusual and unlikely spaces. The hotel features original works of art in each guest room and rotating art exhibitions in the lobby, restaurant and elevator, highlighting the potential of art to transform everyday places and experiences. In celebration of the special projects and exhibitions, the hotel regularly hosts complimentary art receptions that are free and open to hotel guests and the public. Porto Vista Hotel aims to engage arts and culture on a global scale with the launch of an international Curatorial and Artist Residency in 2019. The hotel invites international curators and artists to live and work on-site while engaging the local community. Porto Vista Hotel is located at 1835 Columbia Street in San Diego, California.

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