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Remai Modern debuts new video work by Rosa Barba on its website

Saskatoon, Canada — Remai Modern is very pleased to announce the debut of Unprocessed in States (part 2) by renowned Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba. The new video piece is composed of footage gathered during the first phase of Barba’s web commission for Remai Modern. During the month of January, the artist placed a camera in both private and public locations throughout the city of Berlin and live-streamed video to Remai Modern’s homepage. Now the edited version of the project is available in the form of a 16-minute video capturing the month-long shoot.

Unprocessed in States (part 2) will be displayed on the museum’s homepage April 1-30, and will remain viewable thereafter through the web commission archive. Remai Modern web commissions are curated by Gregory Burke, Executive Director & CEO, and Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs & Chief Curator.

“We are pleased to present this culmination of Rosa Barba’s recent web commission, Unprocessed in States,” said Burke. “This engaging work focuses on sites of transformation, where action, patterns and variation unfold at varied paces. Through its two-part presentation, this work explores experiential aspects of the Internet and new technologies, including voyeurism, boredom, acceleration and memory.”

“Barba makes us think differently about the concepts of space and time,” said Guimarães. “She portrays the intensity of particular moments that exist at the intersection of past and present. This poses questions about how different types of media contribute to the way we experience the world.”

About Rosa Barba

Rosa Barba (b. Sicily, 1972) lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and is a PhD candidate in Fine Arts at the Malmö Art Academy. Barba has had residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Iaspis, Stockholm; and Artpace, San Antonio, among others.

Barba has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions at major museums throughout Europe and the US, and her work has been exhibited in numerous art biennials and triennials, including the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014); International Triennial of New Media Art, Beijing, China (2014); 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); Performa, New York City (2013); International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2014); Liverpool Biennial (2010) and the 53rd and 56th Venice Biennales.

Barba’s films have been screened in many film festivals and institutions worldwide, including MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. Her work has been widely published and is represented in many important international collections. In 2015, Rosa Barba was awarded the 46th International Prize for Contemporary Art by the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco.

About Remai Modern

Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art coming to life in Saskatoon, a growing city on the vast Canadian Prairies. Opening in 2017, it aims to be a vibrant, imaginative and prescient museum committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. The building, by eminent Canadian architects KPMB, overlooks the South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon. Remai Modern is home to the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints, and aspires to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art programming.

For further information, contact:
Sheila Robertson
Communications Manager
Ph +1 306 975-2242

Remai Modern gratefully acknowledges funding from the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture and Canada Council for the Arts.