Liu Chuang (China)、 Micheal Sailstorfer (Germany),、Jorge Peris (Spain),、Martin Skauen (Norway) 、WAZA Group (China)、 Youngmi Chun (Korea)、 Mai Thu Parret (Switzerland)、 Toshinari Sato (Japan)
There Is No Story To Tell
There Is No Story To Tell is a world that is constructed by the concept of spatial and visual representations. Making use of “something special”, artists’ individual work to illustrate “universality”. We can conclude such universality as a state of Art making, it also parallels with other areas in the society, such as the economy, politics, ethics, morality an so on. Under the influence of the concept of global neoliberalism, a unique way and form of appreciation arised, it penetrates into our lives and culture. Neoliberalism is the economic theory in which markets guarantee the best outcomes, a neoliberal state is characterized by limited government and free trade. Neoliberalism is also a political philosophy and ideaology that has a major impact on economic globalization and the reforms of many developing countries. While neoliberal discourse utilizes a rhectoric of choice, individuals are blamed for poor choices, and choice only takes place within a closed idealogical system. Furthermore, the neoliberal narrative cannot see a way out of the problems it describes and offers no other sense of possibility. In this project we are hoping to get some insights on this issue through the Art experience. As Terry Eagleton once said, it worships a style or mere appearance, has passion for technique and enjoyment, it can materialized such ideas and so the kind of confused yet compelling emotions will be able to substitute words.
The exhibition brings together a group of exciting artists from all over the world, including China, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Japan and Korea. Along with the global markets and economy liberalisation, different cultures and political meanings slowly open up. The relationship between space and time changes our perceptions and gives rise to the new liberalism. We hope to present a new vision of international art at its most dynamic presence by “comparing different cultures”. Hopefully, to examine and analyse the state of cultural production within such an international economic and political ideology as neoliberalism.
Tang Contemprary Art
29th May - 28th June 2008
Thinking Through The Human Body
In Some Recent Art From Bangkok
Curated by Brian Curtin
Opening Party on Thursday, May 29th from 6.30pm
+ Michael Croft
+ Thomas Donaldson
+ Checksant Gangakate
+ Warawut Intorn
+ Wuttikorn Khongka
+ Maitree Siriboon
+ Nattarika Thanpridanant
The Art Center of Chulalongkorn University is delighted to announce an exhibition of painting and mixed-media works that offer insights into what it means to imagine notions of the ‘self’ in terms of the physical body.
Featuring expatriate and Thai artists, Sensational Selves addresses questions of the physical self as opposed to metaphysical concepts of soul, mind, or, in Buddhist thought, atta. These artists raise critical issues, propositions and revelations about the matter of physical identity in a world of appearances; the capacity of the human body to represent sensation as the result of social experience and states of mind; and the place and relevance of the humanist tradition in visual art for local contexts.
The artworks in Sensational Selves are, by turns, provocative, subtle, contemplative and cerebral. However, the artists are essentially united by a concern to produce challenging images of the human form and engage the complexities of embodied subjectivity.
THE ART CENTER, Chulalongkorn University
From May 15 to June 23, 2008
A nomadic screening room conceived and produced by Hermès
Mudam is hosting H Box, an original project from Hermès intended to travel between several museums around the world. After the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Musac in León, H Box is now presented at Mudam Luxembourg before leaving for the Tate Modern in London and the Yokohama-Triennale in Japan. In a productive-innovative spirit, Hermès created H Box, both an annual commission of video art works, and a travelling screening space. Created by the artist, architect and designer, Didier Fiuza Faustino, H Box is a work of art in itself, a sort of mobile and functional “camera obscura”. The programme of video works has been entrusted to Benjamin Weil, director of Artists Space in New York. For this first edition, the choice has fallen upon eight very diverse, upcoming artists.
Consisting of two entirely collapsible modules constructed of aluminium and Plexiglas, H Box can be assembled, disassembled and transported as required. Raised 30 cm above the ground on its adjustable feet and swivel wheels, it might look as if it were taking off were it not for the gangway that offers access to the interior. The principal facade, entirely transparent, is more than a window or an invitation to enter: an eye on the world, a direct access to light, it makes H Box a private space open to the images around. The cutting-edge sound and image technology draws viewers deep into the projected art.
Shahryar Nashat (Switzerland), Plaque (Slab), 2007
Dora García (Spain), Film (Hôtel Wolfers), 2007
Yael Bartana (Israel), Mary-Koszmary, 2007
Judit Kurtág (Hungary, France), Midway, 2007
Valérie Mréjen (France), Bulles, 2007
Alice Anderson (UK), Bluebeard, 2007
Sebastián Diaz Morales (Argentina), Oracle, 2007
Su-Mei Tse (Luxembourg), Open Score, 2007
Didier Fiuza Faustino
H Box touring
Centre Pompidou, Paris, 29.11.2007 – 07.01.2008
Musac, Castilla y León, 26.01.2008 – 04.05.2008
Mudam Luxembourg, 15.05.2008 – 23.06.2008
Tate Modern, London, 02.07.2008 – 31.07.2008
Yokohama Triennale, Japan, 13.09.2008 – 30.11.2008
Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, v3.0
media technology society: Youtube, MySpace, Wikipedia und Co.
This Sunday, 05/18/08, 2.00 p.m.
The new series of events "media technology society" adresses an audience with little knowledge. It aims at conveying phenomenons of media technology and society in a comprehensible way on the basis of examples and demonstration - and art that deals with these topics.
The first event deals with social networking and user generated content.
[plug.in] - Kunst und neue Medien. Medienkunst in Basel, Schweiz. New media art institution in Basel, Switzerland.
Dal 23 al 25 maggio Faenza sarà il punto di incontro dell'arte contemporanea internazionale. Il festival dell'arte Contemporanea sarà infatti un'occasione unica, per "vedere" l'arte attraverso le parole dei suoi protagonisti, per capire dove sta andando, a quali bisogni risponde.
Non ci saranno opere, ma oltre 100 relatori da tutto il mondo, tra artisti, curatori, critici, rappresentanti di musei, spazi culturali e scuole d'arte, galleristi, ma anche imprenditori, amministratori pubblici, editori, giornalisti.
In 3 giorni, il programma del festival si articola in più di 30 appuntamenti, con conversazioni, tavole rotonde, forum che avranno al centro l'arte contemporanea, le sue crescenti contaminazioni con gli altri settori creativi, le sue relazioni con la società.
L'evento è promosso dal Comune di Faenza e da goodwill, nell'ambito del progetto Moto d'idee. Faenza verso il distretto culturale evoluto.
Il tema fondativo, che è anche il titolo di questa prima edizione, curata da un comitato scientifico composto da Carlos Basualdo, Pier Luigi Sacco, Angela Vettese, è "futuro presente / present continuous", a indicare la necessità di un momento di riflessione sulle direzioni di un'arte in continua espansione e trasformazione.
festival dell'arte Contemporanea