FESTIVAL DELLE BIODIVERSITA' 2008 - Parco Nord Milano:
"il 2° Festival della Biodiversità promosso dal Parco Nord Milano insieme a numerosi altri enti e associazioni, è realizzato in concomitanza con la Giornata Europea dei Parchi (24 maggio) e la Giornata Mondiale dell'Ambiente (5 giugno) e propone tre settimane di conferenze e incontri con esperti e scienziati, rassegne teatrali e cinematografiche, visite guidate naturalistiche, mostre fotografiche e didattiche, giochi e laboratori creativi di grande impatto emotivo, assaggi e degustazioni.
Verso un'ambizione che coltiviamo nel tempo: Milano Capitale della Natura e della Sostenibilità."
Die Ausstellung STABILE UNRUHE im CON-SUM / Düsseldorf präsentiert eine Auswahl an Künstlerinnen, die in den letzten Jahren von der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung gefördert wurden.
Stabilität ist der für uns immer wieder anzustrebende Zustand nach einer Phase der Störung, Schwäche oder – Unruhe. Stabile Verhältnisse werden herbeigesehnt und verordnet in Politik und Wirtschaft, Gesundheit und Psychologie. Ein stabiler Kurs verspricht an der Börse ebenso Hoffnung auf Erfolg wie bei politischen Wahlen. Ist eine Partnerschaft stabil, hat sie ihre größte Krise überwunden. Ein Patient in stabilem Zustand ist außer Lebensgefahr, und auch die stabile Seitenlage hat schon so manchen vor dem Tod bewahrt. Bei der Wiederherstellung von Gleichgewicht, Beständigkeit, Sicherheit und Kontrolle scheint die Unruhe größte Widersacherin der Stabilität zu sein, ist sie doch der Störfaktor, den es zu beheben gilt. Zugleich ist Unruhe der unverzichtbare Motor menschlicher Entwicklung, denn sie sorgt für Revolution, Reflexion und Kreativität.
In occasione di Numero Due, che si avvale della cura artistica di Gabi Scardi, le 15 Associazioni della rete - aMAZElab, AR.RI.VI, Assab One, Atelier Spazio Xpo', Careof, Connecting Cultures, FreeUndo, Isola Art Center, Museo Teo, Neon>FDV, O', Reporting System, Viafarini, Wurmkos, Xing, cui si affiancano esterni e Uovo - avranno l'occasione di illustrare il proprio lavoro, proponendo progetti, opere ed installazioni di artisti selezionati accanto ad un fitto calendario di eventi.
Uovo propone Blue Tired Heroes durational performance di Massimo Furlan, artista svizzero di origini italiane che lavora sul personaggio di Superman. O' (già O'artoteca) presenterà al pubblico di Numero Due un concerto del pianista-compositore newyorkese Charlemagne Palestine che sarà in Triennale venerdi' 23. Careof ha chiamato a lavorare a Milano per un periodo di residenza la coppia di artisti inglesi Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman e Joe Gerhardt): il risultato del loro lavoro sarà visibile in Triennale.
inCONTEMPORANEA la rete dell'arte - Provincia di Milano
Die Videoarbeiten Gerosas lassen sich nur schwer mit herkömmlichen Definitionen adäquat einordnen, sie bewegen sich zwischen Video und Tafelbild, zwischen Stilleben und inszeniertem Tableau vivant. Die Künstlerin selbst nennt es "video speaking pictures."
[ TONY WUETHRICH GALERIE ]
"El Ayuntamiento de Bilbao ha descubierto hoy al público tres esculturas del artista valenciano Manolo Valdés, de la serie "Meninas", adquiridas recientemente por el consistorio e instaladas en la céntrica calle peatonal de Ercilla."
Bilbao instala tres esculturas de Manolo Valdés . El Correo:
Theft at Taj Mahal, close circuit TV cameras go missing:
"In a serious jolt to high security arrangements at the Taj Mahal, at least 15 closed circuit TV cameras, which were installed at vantage points to monitor activities of all visitors, have been found missing"
"New England/New Talent" sponsored by Bank of America, is open through June 1. A juried selection of established and emerging contemporary artists from New England present thought-provoking paintings, drawings, prints, and installations.
Artists include Diane Ayott, Eugenie Lewalski Berg, Edith Borax-Morrison, Rebecca Clark, Taiga Ermansons, Heather Kasunick, Chris Nelson, Jennifer O'Connell, Jon Petro, Judy Riola, Cameron Schmitz, Jennifer Simms, Heidi Whitman.
Fitchburg Art Museum
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London Festival of Architecture, 20 June - 20 July 2008:
"London Festival of Architecture 2008, a celebration and exploration of the city's buildings, streets and spaces - with over 600 exhibitions, lectures, public space installations, guided walks, bicycle rides, boat tours, parties, design workshops and debates" view events
inside - Sustainab.Italy - Contemporary ecologies. Energies for Italian Architecture
GreenPix is a groundbreaking project applying sustainable and digital media technology to the curtain wall of Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, near the site of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Simone Giostra holds DATA LAND workshop on the integration of interactive systems in the lanscape from May 19 to 26 at the Mater Program "Paesaggi Straordinari" at NABA and Politecnico in Milan.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota Bradenton Tampa Florida:
"Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence is a traveling exhibition co-organized by ICI (Independent Curators International), New York, and the Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia, and circulated by iCI. The guest curator for the exhibition is José Roca. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, by the iCI Exhibition Partners and the iCI independents."
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The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces is an exhibition of thirty-six works of art, each of which considers The Veil, its many manifestations and interpretations and puts veils and veiling into context.
Visible and Invisible Spaces intends to engage received wisdom about the veil - particularly current clichés and stereotypes about Islamic practices - and to reflect on the great ubiquity, importance and profundity of the veil throughout human history and imagination. Visible and Invisible Spaces asks artists to investigate the veil in its broadest contexts. The exhibition will be divided into three categories to be interpreted widely: The Sacred Veil, The Sensuous Veil , and The Sociopolitical Veil. Visible and Invisible Spaces, however, is not a documentary exhibition.
Visible and Invisible Spaces is a visual companion to Jennifer Heath's edited volume, The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics (University of California Press, forthcoming 2008). The exhibition, Visible and Invisible Spaces, invited visual artists - including videographers, filmmakers and new media artists, as well as painters, sculptors, performance and installation artists - from around the world to investigate and re-vision the veil.
The veil is infinitely visual, yet it is also a means of concealment. The veil is itself mystery, even as it is the shroud that guards the mystery. Veiling is found everywhere and begins in Nature - such as eclipses and the periodic shedding of animals' outer bodily layer (feathers, skin, fur or horn) before re-growth. As much as the veil is fabric or a garment, the veil is also a concept. Veils can be illusion, divination, vanity, artifice, architecture, clothing, hair, deception, curtains, magic, alchemy and transformation, dream, euphemism and metaphor, depression, hallucination, masquerade, beauty, eloquent silence, holiness, birth, liberation, imprisonment. Veils are the ethers beyond consciousness, the hidden hundredth name of god, the final passage into death, even the biblical apocalypse - the lifting of god's veil to signal the "end times."
To be veiled is, to some degree, to be unseen, the condition of both great attraction and repulsion. The artists featured in Visible and Invisible Spaces will speak to these myriad aspects of the veil and more.
Visible and Invisible Spaces begins traveling in 2008. Didactics will be provided and each artist offers a statement describing how her work relates to the veil. The exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity for community and co-curricular activities.
May16-June 20, 2008 - The Dairy Center for the Arts, www.thedairy.org
September 10-October 20, 2008 -- University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery - Fayetteville, http://art.uark.edu/fineartsgallery/
November 13-December 12, 2008 -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, http://www.aux.uwm.edu/Union/events/gallery/exhibitionsindex.htm
January 23 -February 22, 2009 -- Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut at Avery Point, http://www.averypointarts.uconn.edu/
March 30 - April 30, 2009 -- East Indiana University-Richmond, http://www.iue.edu/artgallery/
February 03 - March 10, 2010 - California State University-Dominguez Hills, http://cah.csudh.edu/dnp/art_gallery/index.asp
"Hong Kong Art: Open Dialogue" Exhibition Series I
16 May - 20 Jul 2008
Contemporary Hong Kong Art Gallery, 2/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art
"What would happen if you crossed Wii with Chinese ink painting? We don't really know, but maybe you would.
Media art has always combined the infinite possibilities of imagination with the rationality of technology to construct a whole new creative realm. Media arts have revolutionized our cultural dialogue: a dialogue that is not only one of memory or invention, but one that is participatory and forward moving, therefore the exhibition is called "Digit@logue".
The exhibition has been conceived on the basis of the digital works held by the museum, indepent artists as well as archive from "Videotage" and the Hong Kong Art Centre's digital collection that it has built up over the past 20 years. The exhibition is divided into 2 parts: Cultural Evolution and Cultural Revolution. Each part aims at juxtaposing the cultural and aesthetic discourse of our heritage of moving images within the global context. Apart from budding local artists, we have also invited a star-studded group of Chinese and Taiwanese artists. The works exhibited will generate discussions that will shape our cultural technosphere. Through this exhibition, we hope to foster an understanding that reaches beyond technological determinism and invite you to plunge into our dialogue of possible impossibilities and rational imagination." - Guest Curator : Miss Ellen Pau
Ellen Pau is a well-known media artist and curator. She is extremely active in the field both locally and internationally.
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Doodle 4 Google is a competition where we invite K-12 students to reinvent Google's homepage logo. This year we asked U.S. kids to doodle around the theme "What if...?"
Etichette: Walter Gropius
Nastro Azzurro Design Award invita giovani studenti e professionisti, esperti di design, comunicazione visiva e grafica a presentare la propria visione creativa di un mondo alternativo, in cui la produzione in serie assume le caratteristiche dell’originalità e unicità.
La richiesta è di rinnovare l’identità degli oggetti dando vita a creazioni ironiche, inaspettate, fuori dagli schemi, di ideare oggetti improbabili ma possibili a partire dall’utilizzo di una bottiglia 33cl di Nastro Azzurro, nel segno della creatività italiana più vivace e inusuale.
Il concorso e’ stato aperto ufficialmente il 7 aprile e terminerà il 31 maggio 2008.
Tutte le informazioni sul concorso e le modalità di iscrizione e partecipazione sono disponibili sul sito www.nastroazzurrodesignaward.com
"Nell’ambito del “Genio fiorentino 2008”, dalle ore 17 di domenica 18 maggio, a Vinci, nel nascente “Giardino di Leonardo”, il Museo Ideale Leonardo Da Vinci propone tre percorsi emblematici di arte-natura per concentrarsi e riflettere su Leonardo come nodo della conoscenza: leggi su Nove.Firenze.it: "
Association Biennale des Jeunes Createurs de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee:
The XIII Edition of the Biennial of young artist from Europe and the Mediterranean will be held in Puglia (south Italy) from 22nd to 31st May 2008.
It will be promoted by the Bjcem and organized by Regione Puglia.
The Biennial arrives in Puglia at its 13th edition, from 1985 on it passed from Barcelona (1985/1987), to Thessaloniki (1986), Bologna (1988), Marseille (1990), Valencia (1992), Lisbon (1994), Turin (1997), Rome (1999), Sarajevo (2001), Athens (2003), Naples (2005).
"The theme for the XIII Edition of The Biennial 2008 is: "Our Creative Diversity: kairos " (Greek word pronounced keeros, meaning fit time, opportunity, a point in time where change is possible).
"Our Creative Diversity: kairos"
"kairos" is a possibility of change in the city, and feel the vigorous urge towards its further evolution. We have witnessed so much damage and dismay, there is a will building towards that "kairos" point in time where change can take place all over the Mediterranean Region and especially in the south and Middle East.
"kairos" time is also approaching for artists of all kinds. Art has its uses as well as beauty that addresses our deepest feelings. Art can be intense and provoke, raise our awareness, and soothe our feelings. Young artists especially have a fresh approach and can urge their audience to face up to new standards, see new ways. Young artists can transcend the limits that tradition and inertia have imposed and face the new possibilities. They can depict and interpret, raise issues, propose a change, add comprehension, express dismay, raise hope. So also it can be used to enhance and encourage evolution of thought at critical times, at a "kairos" time. "
The selected artists in 48 Euro-Mediterranean countries are divided in the following disciplines:
- Visual Arts (Plastic Arts, Photography, Installation, Performance, Video Art, Comic Strip, Cyber Art, Public
- Applied Arts (Architecture, Visual/ Industrial/ Web design, Fashion, Digital Creations)
- Show (Theatre, Dance, Urban Acts)
- Literature (Writing, Poetry)
- Music (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk/ Ethno, Contemporary, Digital, Dj's)
- Images on the Move (Film, Video, Animated Films)
Integra 2008's opening concert, in Birmingham's Town Hall, is also the first event in the 2008 New Generation Arts Festival, organised by Birmingham City University and featuring senior Conservatoire students and alumni. For more information on NGA 2008, visit New Generation Arts.