visual arts // cinematic arts
// digital // decentralization++
consulting // curatorial
// communications // publishing
public programs // research
. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester
. Images Festival, Toronto
. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
. Universe Contemporary, California
. Sudu Connexion, Paris
. Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Prague
. Media City Film Festival, Windsor-Detroit
. Embaúba Filmes, Belo Horizonte
. Marinis Media, Zagreb
. The Vlada Petric Foundation, Belgrade
03 June // 2021
The Brazilian documentary film Seeds: Black Women to the Front, directed by Éthel Oliveira and Júlia Mariano, recently had its North American premiere at BAM in New York City in the program FilmAfrica, part of DanceAfrica Festival, the largest festival of African dance in the United States. The film also had its Turkish premiere at International Labor Film Festival in Turkey in May 2021. EXPOBLVD Projects is consulting on general festival strategy for this film. Contact us with inquiries.
26 May // 2021
Visual Studies Workshop, a legacy center for visual arts founded in 1969 in Upstate New York, is publishing Measuring Time by Ephraim Asili through its new film artists’ books imprint within VSW Press. This debut book by Asili features his Polaroid photographs alongside image collages and a special 7-inch vinyl record addendum of sound collages. The book is currently available for pre-order in the VSW Press online bookstore and will ship in early June. An online book promotion is scheduled for 12 June, complemented by a double feature of Asili’s award-winning debut film The Inheritance programmed with Jean-Luc Godard’s prescient 1967 masterpiece La Chinoise, which served as inspiration for Asili’s work. EXPOBLVD Projects is organizing the book promotion and advising VSW Press on editorial and release strategies for their new imprint.
26 April // 2021
Images Festival, a leading presenter of independent film and media culture in Toronto, opens online on 20 May 2021. This year’s Research Forum, part of the festival’s education program, is organized under the theme “Decentralization as the Practice of Freedom”. The Forum will highlight collectives and collective-like groups of individuals invited to lead online sessions exploring the idea of decentralization and how it affects their practices. Featuring Forensic Architecture, The Nest Collective, the curatorial collective for the Toronto Biennial of Art and others. EXPOBLVD Projects is organizing the Research Forum and will also design and edit a catalog to present the outcomes of the event.
19 April // 2021
The documentary Nun of Your Business, the debut feature film by producer-director Ivana Marinić Kragić, a Croatian-Serbian co-production from Marinis Media, will have its international premiere at Martovski Festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, 19-25 April 2021. Martovski Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world, is presenting a dual 67th/68th edition this year. Immediately following this in late April the film will have its North American premiere at SEEfest – Southeast European Film Festival in Los Angeles. In May the film travels back to Europe to Prague for One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, founded in 1999 and one of the largest human rights documentary festivals in the world. Nun of Your Business received the HT Audience Award at ZagrebDox. EXPOBLVD Projects is consulting on general festival strategy for this award-winning film. Contact us with inquiries.
31 March // 2021
Universe Contemporary presents Meta_VS, from 5-10 April 2021. Meta_VS is a crypto art exhibition installed across the metaverses. Featuring 50+ artists and 30+ galleries, it bridges the traditional and digital art worlds. This group exhibition aims to inspire a new generation of collectors and art enthusiasts to explore limitless possibilities and to give the opportunity to purchase exclusive digital art backed by NFTs and the blockchain. EXPOBLVD Projects is a partner in this event and organized the pavilion for film and video art. Meta_VS is sponsored by LUKSO, the blockchain for the new digital lifestyle. Register here.
15 February // 2021
The exhibition Želimir Žilnik. Shadow Citizens continues at Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna until April 2021. Shadow Citizens offers an insight into the radical film praxis and extensive œuvre of legendary Yugoslav-Serbian filmmaker Želimir Žilnik within an exhibition context. This exhibition is an expanded version of a show previously curated by the collective WHW (What, How & For Whom) at Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art in Oldenburg and Gallery Nova in Zagreb. EXPOBLVD Projects translated and produced subtitles for a video conversation between Žilnik and the Yugoslav-Slovenian film director Karpo Godina about their decades-long friendship and collaboration.
08 February // 2021
Universe Contemporary in collaboration with EXPOBLVD Projects presents Crypto Fashion Week, from 22-26 February 2021. Crypto Fashion Week is the premiere event putting the worlds of fashion and digital culture in formation. Assembling an avant-garde community of designers, technologists, artists and enthusiasts for a week-long exploration of blockchain-powered wearables, Crypto Fashion Week is an innovative and informative way to encounter what’s next for trendsetting online, offline and hybrid houses of style. Register here.
29 January // 2021
The distribution company Sudu Connexion has launched the sixth season of their touring short film program Quartier Lointains. The world premiere took place at Majestic Cinema in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 29 January 2021. The theme of this sixth season is Afrofuturistik, featuring award-winning work by Baloji, The Nest Collective, Sofia Alaoui and others. The delegate for this season of the film program is fashion designer and artist Selly Raby Kane, and the media partner is the journal ARTS.BLACK. EXPOBLVD Projects is arranging the North American premiere and tour for this program in 2021. Contact us with inquiries.
28 December // 2020
Universe Contemporary is a boutique consultancy and gallery focusing on the formation and development of digital art collections. The company maintains a unique specialization in crypto art and blockchain technology. Universe Contemporary organized Crypto Art Week in October 2020 for the purposes of uniting artists, collectors, curators and thought leaders. Following that in December 2020 they organized the renegade intervention Crypto Basel, which featured actor Hill Harper, XR artist Sutu, DJ and music producer Jon Blok and more. EXPOBLVD Projects advises Universe Contemporary on program development and artist relations, with a dedicated focus on their slate of art and technology events in 2021.
09 December // 2020
Media City Film Festival, which operates in Windsor-Detroit between Canada and the United States, will soon announce the 2021-22 cohort for the Chrysalis Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to support artists in the production of adventurous new films and related experimental forms, and it builds on the festival’s lengthy tradition of initiating award-winning commissioned works. The inaugural group of 2019-20 fellows included Sky Hopinka, Ana Vaz, Karimah Ashadu, and Ben Rivers among other celebrated artists. EXPOBLVD Projects is consulting on strategy and management for the fellowship and also advising the festival on the development of its 25th anniversary edition, scheduled for the second half of 2021.
02 November // 2020
The Paris-based speciality distribution company Sudu Connexion is preparing to launch the 6th season of their touring short film program Quartier Lointains. The theme of this sixth season is Afrofuturistik, featuring award-winning work by Baloji, The Nest Collective, Sofia Alaoui and others. The delegate for this season of the film program is fashion designer and artist Selly Raby Kane, and the media partner is the journal ARTS.BLACK. EXPOBLVD Projects is arranging the North American premiere and tour for this program in 2021. Contact us with inquiries.
27 October // 2020
The 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic is organized as an online edition from 27 October through 8 November 2020. The special program Black Cinema Matters is a selection of key documentary films and videos from the mid-to-late 20th century that deal with a wide spectrum of Black culture in the United States. Directors and artists featured in this program include Marlon Riggs, Madeline Anderson, Tony Cokes, Coco Fusco, William Greaves and many others. EXPOBLVD Projects provided consulting on the program selection and presentation and is also handling media requests for the program. Contact us with inquiries.
11 October // 2020
The documentary Nun of Your Business, the debut feature film by producer-director Ivana Marinić Kragić, a Croatian-Serbian co-production from Marinis Media, had its world premiere at ZagrebDox, International Documentary Film Festival Zagreb in Croatia in October 2020. The film received the HT Audience Award at the festival. EXPOBLVD Projects is arranging the international premiere for this award-winning film and consulting on general festival strategy. Contact us with inquiries.
09 October // 2020
Embaúba Filmes, a distribution company in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is representing the documentary film Seeds: Black Women to the Front, directed by Éthel Oliveira and Júlia Mariano. The film introduces an exciting new generation of Black women in Brazil who are entering politics for the first time and campaigning for public office. EXPOBLVD Projects is arranging the international premiere for this film and consulting on general festival strategy. Contact us with inquiries.
28 September // 2020
Media City Film Festival, one of the leading events for independent and avant-garde cinema in North America, which operates on both sides of the border in Canada and the United States, is planning its 25th anniversary edition in 2021. As a prelude, in September 2020, the festival launched an online exhibition space for digital art called Dark Dark Gallery. The space was inaugurated with a multidisciplinary exhibition titled Radical Acts of Care, featuring such artists as Simone Leigh, Cauleen Smith, Kelly Gallagher and others. EXPOBLVD Projects consulted on the development of the online gallery and also provided curatorial services for the first exhibition. EXPOBLVD Projects is also advising the festival on the development of its 25th anniversary edition as well as the development of its new online cinema.
21 September // 2020
The Vlada Petric Foundation is the caretaker of the legacy of Professor Vlada Petric (1928-2019), who was the Henry Luce Chair of Cinema at Harvard University and also Founding Curator of the Harvard Film Archive. The Foundation collaborates with Harvard Film Archive on preserving the Vlada Petric Collection and also with the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade, Serbia in the archiving and preservation of the numerous papers and objects that form the extensive holdings of Vlada Petric. EXPOBLVD Projects advises the Vlada Petric Foundation on general institutional strategy as well as strategy for a wide portfolio of philanthropic and cultural activities.