Emil Memon
Memon, Emil - Emil Memon
Name: Memon, Emil
No. of works: 10
Countries: Slovenia, USA

 
Biography

Emil Memon is a visual artist and musician who lived and worked in New York (1982-2018) and from 2018 lives and works in Koper/Capodistria, Slovenia. He studied at art academies in Florence (Academia di Belle Arti - BA in Painting), in Ljubljana (Academy of Fine Art – MA in Spatial Design and Graphic Art) and in New York (MFA in New Forms at Pratt Institute) as a Fulbright scholar.


Creation is a conceptual act for him to promote social consciousness and critical thought. At the same time, as an aesthetic practice characterized by links between different media it works in conjunction with a certain context. With its diverse and multimedia artistic practice, it is tempting modernism and popular culture and with pop aesthetics the logic of capitalism.


In addition to installation art, painting and graphics, he deals with film (Super8, Digital), video and music. He has produced several CDs and music videos independently or in collaboration with New York musicians.


In the 1980s, he had several solo exhibitions in Yugoslavia (e.g., in Škuc Gallery Ljubljana, Gallery of Contemporary Art Zagreb, SKC Gallery Belgrade) and in the New York galleries, e.g. Leo Castelli Gallery, worked for artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Mario Merz, Donald Judd, and Dennis Oppenheim in New York galleries, f.ex. Leo Castelli. He participated in several group exhibitions around the world (New York, Berlin, Miami, Bogota, Munich, Ljubljana, Washington DC, Berlin, Miami, Bogota, Beograd, Hague, Manchester, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Lugano). In the New York's galleries and clubs, he has worked with installations and had concerts and performances (Club 34, Club USA, Super Club, Limelight, The Tunnel, The Roxy, Danceteria ...). His works are in some US private collections, the Slovenian Embassy in Washington DC, the ICC (The International Criminal Court) in The Hague and the DIVA Station Collection.

 
Author's Works
Emil Memon - Three Steps to Madness. Social Sculpture and Other Short StoriesEmil Memon - Three Steps to Madness. Social Sculpture and Other Short StoriesEmil Memon - Three Steps to Madness. Social Sculpture and Other Short Stories
Emil Memon - Three Steps to Madness. Social Sculpture and Other Short Stories (15:14)
Production: Emil Memon, 2020
Document of Emil Memon's exhibition / audio-visual installation entitled "Three Steps to Madness. Social Sculpture and Other Short Stories" (Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana, 2019). It consisted of spatial installations, video projections, sculptures, posters,...
Emil Memon - On the Run, an American songEmil Memon - On the Run, an American songEmil Memon - On the Run, an American song
Emil Memon - On the Run, an American song (08:05)
Production: Emil Memon, 2018
“On the Run, an American song” is Emil Memon’s song dealing with anguish and paranoia of American life. It is a cinematic song, lyrics describing young lovers, like in Hollywood movies, running away from the law across the vast U.S., som...
Emil Memon - Mishima FilmEmil Memon - Mishima FilmEmil Memon - Mishima Film
Emil Memon - Mishima Film (03:51)
Production: 2017
The film takes place in New York City. The prolific author, Mishima, arrives from Tokyo to promote his new book. He has conversations, monologues, and searches for meaning and love. Memon began planning the film before 2004; he wrote the screenplay, creat...
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Emil Memon - Twilight of the Gods (09:33)
Production: Emil Memon, 2016
Video was shot in NYC’s Soho, once an important neighborhood for the arts, a number of galleries and artists living and working there, including Emil Memon for a few years. The streets in 2016 seem to be more abandoned and empty than in the time of...
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Emil Memon - Washington Sq. Valhalla (12:16)
Production: Emil Memon, 2015
Emil Memon envisaged the video on a hot day in August while sitting in Washington Square and playing with some of the music Apps on his IPad. He then layered electronics and beat and recorded the song in his friend’s Brooklyn music studio with his v...
Emil Memon - Fireworks / Hot in a DiscoEmil Memon - Fireworks / Hot in a DiscoEmil Memon - Fireworks / Hot in a Disco
Emil Memon - Fireworks / Hot in a Disco (25:46)
Production: Emil Memon, 2014
Video consists of dystopian footages of the spectacle of the 4th of July Independence Day celebration on West Side of Manhattan recorded two years in the row (2012 and 2013). Each year Memom took the same spot of shooting the fireworks. Yet, it is far fro...
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Emil Memon - Dark Night / Titan (04:30)
Production: Emil Memon, 2013
Video "Dark Night" is a part of the set of "Music Videos", compressed works, merging music recordings with visual images as signifiers. Some of the music tracks are more Pop studio recordings with a band, some, as is the case of the "Dark Night" music tra...
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Emil Memon - Babies (00:10:08)
Production: E.M., 2003
Emil Memon - Blue Movie/SchizophreniaEmil Memon - Blue Movie/SchizophreniaEmil Memon - Blue Movie/Schizophrenia
Emil Memon - Blue Movie/Schizophrenia (00:05:37)
Production: Emil Memon, 1983/95
Video "Blue Movie/Schizophrenia" is a shorter edited version of Emil Memon's silent movie "1983/Blue movie" shot in NYC in 1983, reconceptualized as a music video (music by Emil Memon and Robert Aaron). (Music video for Emil Memo...
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Emil Memon - 1983/Blue Movie (00:51:00)
Production: Emil Memon, Pawel Wojtasik, 1983
"1983/Blue movie" was made on the basis of Memon's Diploma Work at the Florence Academy entitled 'History of Art and Non-Narrative Cinema', with references to film makers, such as Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, Maya Deren, Sergei Eisenstein an...
 
YEARS 25 decades present
Kovačič, Marko - Song of Flesh and Image Was Made Body
Kovačič, Marko - Song of Flesh and Ima... (00:15:56)
ŠKUC - Forum / koprodukc..., 1985
Vipotnik, Miha - Space 2
Vipotnik, Miha - Space 2 (01:53)
Max-Max (Brut), 1986
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled (00:06:38)
Marjan Gumilar, 2002
Korenc, Jurij - Svetloba sence
Korenc, Jurij - Svetloba sence (0:27:20)
Cankarjev dom, Viba film,..., 1987
Katja Šoltes, Emir Jelkić - How Do You Say Ćesma? / Kako se kaže fountain?
Katja Šoltes, Emir Jelkić - How Do You... (00:07:30)
Ljudmila, Ljubljana in SCCA/p..., 2000
Lenardič, Zmago - Big Blue Subway
Lenardič, Zmago - Big Blue Subway (00:12:42)
VPK & White Balance, 2000
Lupinc, Andrej - V 8. minutah okoli sveta / In 8 Minutes around the World
Lupinc, Andrej - V 8. minutah okoli svet... (00:09:38)
TV Slovenija, filmski lab..., 1990-2000
Kugler, Ema - Homo Erectus
Kugler, Ema - Homo Erectus (00:43:28)
ZANK, 2000
Prosenc, Nataša - Ne poznaješ me
Prosenc, Nataša - Ne poznaješ me (00:04:56)
TV Sarajevo, 1989
Dragan, Ana Nuša - Lyhnida
Dragan, Ana Nuša - Lyhnida (00:08:47)
TV Skopje, 1989
Simić, Mirko (Skinny Puppy) - Assimilate
Simić, Mirko (Skinny Puppy) - Assimilat... (00:08:18)
VS VIDEO / Škuc - Forum Lj..., 1989
Simić, Mirko  - Miladojka Youneed
Simić, Mirko - Miladojka Youneed (00:04:32)
VS VIDEO / Škuc - Forum Lj..., 1989
Vipotnik, Miha - Path of Crazy Wisdom
Vipotnik, Miha - Path of Crazy Wisdom (09:20)
CalArts, Los Angeles, 1988/1996
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