23 al 26 de Octubre
Máquinas y Almas
La decimonovena edición de ArtFutura llega entre el 23 y el 26 de octubre, con un extenso programa que explorará los proyectos más importantes en el panorama internacional del new media, el diseño de interacción, los videojuegos y la animación digital.
El Mercat de les Flors de Barcelona, el centro neurálgico del festival, acogerá cuatro intensos días de presentaciones, conferencias, talleres, instalaciones interactivas, exposiciones y actuaciones en directo.
Simultáneamente, en museos y centros culturales de otras 10 ciudades (Alicante, Cádiz, Gijón, Granada, Madrid, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Valladolid, Vigo y Zaragoza) hace parada Circuito Futura, con el amplio programa audiovisual del festival y, en algunas sedes, la videoconexión directa con el programa de conferencias en Barcelona.
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Ecology, Art, and Technology Digital and Networked Environmentalism Digital and Networked Environmental Art New Media Environmental Art
"Co-founded in 2005 by Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint, EcoArtTech works with digital, networked, and sustainable technologies and contemporary environments to create art about the environmentality of modern life."
New Media Days is where Scandinavian professionals from both traditional and new media converge to create the media of tomorrow. The event takes place in Copenhagen on October 8-9 2008 and will bring together more than 800 participants from all parts of the media world.
New Media Days
Fluxus East. Fluxus networks in central eastern Europe
Time: September 5th-November 23rd 2008
Place: Kumu Art Museum, (V floor)
Artists: Gábor Altorjay, Eric Andersen, Azorro, Miklós Erdély, Robert Filliou, György Galántai, Tibor Hajas, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Tadeusz Kantor, Danius Kesminas, Milan Knížák, Alison Knowles, Július Koller, Jarosław Kozłowski, Vytautas Landsbergis, George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Larry Miller, Ben Patterson, Mieko Shiomi, Slave Pianos, Tamás St. Auby, Endre Tót, Gábor Tóth, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Jiří Valoch, Ben Vautier, Branko Vu�?ićević, Emmett Williams etc
ANK’64, Mart Lille / Arvo Pärt / Kuldar Sink / Toomas Velmet, SOUP’69 / Leonhard Lapin, Jüri Okas, Raul Meel, Peeter Volkonski, Raivo Kelomees, Ilmar Kruusamäe, Kiwa / Kaarel Kurismaa / Tõnis Vint etc
Fluxus is well-known as an (anti-)artistic, international network with centres in the USA, Western Europe and Japan. But what about this "intermedia" art – encompassing music, actions, poetry, objects and events – beyond the "Iron Curtain"? What echo did Fluxus find in the states of the former Eastern Bloc, which contacts between Fluxus artists and local artists emerged, and what parallel developments existed there?
As a "programme of action", Fluxus – according to its self-styled "chairman", the exiled Lithuanian George Maciunas, in a letter to Nikita Khrushchev – was predestined to bring about unity between the "concretist" artists of the world and the "concretist" society of the USSR. Maciunas planned Fluxus as a collective based on the model of the Russian LEF (Left Front of the Arts). But these plans – e. g. for a performance tour by the artists on the Trans-Siberian Railway –, developed with polished communist rhetoric in manifestos and letters, were to remain no more than a utopia.
After 1962, a different Fluxus East developed through creative exchange between Fluxus artists and artists/musicians of the former Eastern Bloc. Fluxus was received in many different ways, sometimes through personal contacts, leading to very different Fluxus activitiesons. These included a few concerts with Fluxus compositions organized by the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio (1964), and organized through Józef Patkowski, a journey by Danish Fluxus artist Eric Andersen through several Eastern European countries with performances in private apartments, Fluxus concerts in Lithuania, (organized by Vytautas Landsbergis, George Maciunas` former school pal in 1966), in Prague (in 1966, organized by Milan Knížák, who was appointed" "Director Fluxus East"" by Maciunas) and in Budapest (in 1969, Tamás St. Auby organized a concert without personal contact withto Fluxus artists, using a compilation of Fluxus scores, 1969), and later in a Fluxus Festival in Poznań (1977), organized by Jarosław Kozłowski, in the Galeria Akumulatory 2.
Apart from Fluxus concerts, there wereas a considerable number of solo exhibitions and performances by Fluxus artists, especially in Poland up tountil 1989. Aside from Emmett Williams and Geoffrey Hendricks, who travelled eastwards for the first time in the 1980ies, this meant primarily the artists who had already travelled to Warsaw or Prague in the 1960s: Eric Andersen, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, and Ben Vautier. Very few galleries intensely promoted this artistic exchange: Galeria Akumulatory 2 in Poznań, the Warsaw galleries Foksal, Riwiera-Remont, and Piwna 20/26, and the Galeria Potocka in Cracow. In Hungary, it was Artpool that built up contacts with Fluxus artists, and created a documentation centre for Mail Art, Fluxus and other alternative art forms.
Toward the end of the 1980s, the reception and spread of Fluxus entered a new phase. Still, in socialist times, it was now possible (at least in Poland), to carry out such events as the ETC Festival, organised by Emmett Williams in 1987 and 1988, and the exhibition Otwarcia/Zamknięcia (On/Over) in the Warsaw National Museum.
Fluxus East represents a first stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the exhibition shows parallel developments and artistic practices inspired by Fluxus, which are still adopted by some young artists today. Besides the "classic" Fluxus objects, the display will include photographs, films, correspondence, secret police files, interviews and recordings of music that document the presence of Fluxus in the former Eastern Bloc.
Although Fluxus as such was not widely known in Estonia in the 1960ies and 1970ies, and there were not personal contacts between Fluxus artists and artists in Estonia, striking parallel developments (in musical happenings, happenings, mail art and, visual poetry) existedcan be discovered. Selected examples of these will be presented in the exhibition in Tallinn.
As an interactive exhibition, Fluxus East aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works, and texts – some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study. In addition,Above that visitors will be able to play at Flux Ping Pong.
Exhibition curator: Petra Stegmann
Produced by: Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Funded by: Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Thanks: The Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Goethe-Institut Tallinn, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Estonia, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Estonia, Danish Cultural Institute, Hungarian Institut
Organized by The Horticultural Society of New York and sponsored by UBS
On view at The UBS Art Gallery, August 7 – October 31, 2008
A new exhibition at The UBS Art Gallery (1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City) will investigate the intimate bond between artists and plants through the perspective of contemporary art. On view from August 7 through October 31, 2008 and organized by The Horticultural Society of New York, Implant will present the work of 45 artists, including Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Pipilotti Rist, Peter Coffin and Tacita Dean. Ranging from botanically accurate sculptures and paintings, to abstract gestures inspired by flora, to conceptual works suggesting artist/plant collaborations, each work is furthered by the artist’s personal connection with plants.
Curated by Jodie Vicenta Jacobson of The Horticultural Society of New York, Implant will feature works in a wide variety of media, including photography, painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, film and sound, dating from 1865 to 2008. Influenced by horticultural writer Michael Pollan’s book, The Botany of Desire, Jacobson’s exhibition concept exposes the plant’s power to infiltrate the artist’s psyche, eventually immortalizing itself as a work of art.
Implant is made possible by UBS.
One highlight of the exhibition is a work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996, Cuba) that employs flowering plants to symbolize identity, sexuality and mortality. This complex set of associations is at work in Gonzalez-Torres’ photograph - "Untitled” (Alice B. Toklas’ & Gertrude Stein’s Grave, Paris). Without a point of reference, the composition of flowers and plants can be interpreted simply as a beautiful picture or a conceptual gesture, as a celebration or a memorial.
A pair of photographs by Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962, Switzerland) entitled Unfrisiert mit Schneeblumen is dreamlike, depicting a silhouette of a woman’s hair and a detail of magnolia flowers, offering ephemeral connections between the forms. Tacita Dean’s (b. 1965, United Kingdom) film stills of African baobab trees address obsolescence and its relationship to nature, while representational paintings by Jane Freilicher (b. 1924, United States) and Ann Craven (United States) demonstrate the hauntingly seductive quality of flowers and the landscape. Robert Gober (b. 1954, United States) takes the theme of seduction a step further by literally costuming a tree in a dress in an untitled graphite drawing.
Conceptual works on view in the exhibition are by turns experimental, subversive and whimsical. Peter Coffin (b. 1963, United States) creates a functioning greenhouse with a variety of plant specimens that will serve as a venue for live and recorded musical performances during which plant and musician will interact. Simon Starling (b. 1967, United Kingdom) links unexpected coincidences in his work. His installation at The UBS Art Gallery of two objects—Weeding Aralia, a chaise lounge with vibrant botanical fabric by Josef Frank, and Muscled Moore, a photograph of sculptor Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure 1950—draws an interesting connection between these two - reclining modern works. Roman Signer (b. 1938, Switzerland) humorously tweaks the scientific method by testing various collisions and explosions, then capturing these - action sculptures in photographs and video, as seen in the video Weihnachtsbaum/Christmas Tree. Signer’s photograph Leiter/Ladder shows red balloons wedged between each rung of a wooden ladder that is leaning against an apple tree, mysteriously suggesting previous unseen events.
- UBS - Implant
- Art Review - 'Implant' - ‘Implant’ at the UBS Gallery, Where the Music Is for the Greenery - Review - NYTimes.com
- ArtCal - Midtown - UBS Art Gallery - Implant
- Flora! Flora! Flora! It's Plants as Muse in a Big Group Show at a Manhattan Bank - Art - Village Voicepage 1 - Village Voice
"Many Challenges Lie Ahead in the Near Future
Miloš Tomić, Bojan Šarčević, Vladimir Nikolic, Lulzim Zeqiri
Curated by Radmila Joksimovic
23.8.–28.9.08 Opening 22.8. 7 pm
Starting point for the exhibition Many Challenges Lie Ahead in the Near Future are subconscious expectations that artists and the art coming from the Balkans encounter.
When it comes to artists from the Balkan countries, the question of origin seems very often more important than other aspects or questions that their art works deal with."
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"The Boston Cyberarts Festival is the first and largest collaboration of artists working in new technologies in all media in North America, encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art, and public art. The 2007 Festival took place at more than 50 museums, galleries, theatres, universities, and public spaces in and around the Boston area. The next Festival is planned for April 24 - May 10, 2009. The Boston Cyberarts Festival is the first and largest collaboration of artists working in new technologies in all media in North America, encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art, and public art. The 2007 Festival took place at more than 50 museums, galleries, theatres, universities, and public spaces in and around the Boston area. The next Festival is planned for April 24 - May 10, 2009."
Boston Cyberarts Festival 2009
VlogEurope is a yearly meeting of videobloggers and vlog-interested from Europe and beyond. It took place first time in September 2005 in Amsterdam, and has since taken place twice - in 2006 (Milan) and 2007 (Heidelberg).
This year, VlogEurope takes to Hungary and Budapest which is a dynamic central European city.
vlogeurope : Message: VlogEurope 2008 practical info tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vlogeurope
Triennale Design Museum presenta Salvatore Ferragamo - Evolving Legend 1928-2008, mostra a cura di Cristina Morozzi e Stefania Ricci, un omaggio a uno dei protagonisti del made in Italy e della creatività italiana, inventore di un metodo e di un modello di progettualità che ha molti contatti con le contemporanee ricerche del design italiano.
La Triennale di Milano
Triennale Bovisa presenta la mostra Guido Crepax. Valentina, la forma del tempo, dedicata al lavoro del fumettista Guido Crepax e a Valentina, il suo personaggio più celebre, creato nel 1965.
1. EUROPEAN SOUND DELTA IN LINZ - SEPTEMBER 5TH & 6TH 2008
2. CALL FOR ENTRIES: UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
3. The Jeremy Bailey Show at HTTP Gallery. (marc garrett)
4. Conference "Creative Work and Copyright", PHOENIX Halle, Sep 26 - 28, 2008 (Inke Arns)
5. Call - Media Art Residency SUMU, Turku, Finland (Andreas Broeckmann)
SPECTRE Info Page
MAPI GIL + CARLOS GONZÁLEZ BOYE
Iguapop es una promotora de conciertos que, desde hace ya más de veinte años, trabaja para ofrecer el directo de las mejores bandas de la actualidad, con propuestas arriesgadas y minoritarias (como Smog, Clem Snide, Mark Eitzel,...) y también algunas de las giras más míticas de las que han pasado por nuestros escenarios (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Portishead, Beck...).
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The Eternal Flame
On the promise of eternity
A project by Burkhard Meltzer and Sabine Schaschl
Claudia Wieser, Die Spitze des Titlis, 2008
“Eternity” is one of those words we use without really having a concept of what they refer to. As an existential experience of our life-time and a metaphysical idea of something “beyond time”, our relationship with time is a philosophical evergreen.
OSTRALE '08 - Inhaltliches:
"Die OSTRALE '08 - das internationale Ausstellungsprojekt für zeitgenössische Kunst - in Dresden lädt wieder Grafiker, Maler, Bildhauer, Plastiker, Klang-, Licht-, Installations- und Aktionskünstler, Performer und Musiker vom 5.-14. September 2008 ein, die leeren Gebäude, Räume, Hallen und Freiflächen auf der Ostra-Insel mit ihren Arbeiten zu besetzen, um sie für neue Gedankenspiele zu öffnen.Die OSTRALE '08 - das internationale Ausstellungsprojekt für zeitgenössische Kunst - in Dresden lädt wieder Grafiker, Maler, Bildhauer, Plastiker, Klang-, Licht-, Installations- und Aktionskünstler, Performer und Musiker vom 5.-14. September 2008 ein, die leeren Gebäude, Räume, Hallen und Freiflächen auf der Ostra-Insel mit ihren Arbeiten zu besetzen, um sie für neue Gedankenspiele zu öffnen."
Sound of Art. Music and Visual Arts.
Les Grands Spectacles III.
19/07/08 - 12/10/08
The exhibition trilogy „Les Grands Spectacles” will be completed this summer with the theme of the bonds between music and visual arts. The exhibition will present scores, objects, photographs, videos and video installations, records of actions and many more exhibits. Right at the beginning the exhibition focuses on its main themes: the radical break of the avant-garde art movements emerging at the beginning of the 20th century with 19th century bourgeois culture (dominated by the cult of genius, classical instruments, musical harmonies and melodies, etc.), and the various revaluations of its inherent categories, such as virtuosity.
The young artists of Italian Futurism, for example, contrast harmonious music with the sounds of everyday life and the rise of technology; Luigi Russolo even invents special instruments, the so-called “Intonarumori”. At a much later time, Günther Uecker alludes to the political aspects of Futurism with his “Orchestra of Terror” which consists of sound-producing objects.
During the second half of the 20th century the American musician John Cage introduces a fusion of different types of art with regard to sound organisation and listeners’ perception into the world of music and art. Since then, numerous artists have dedicated objects to this important intermediary between visual arts and music. As an important inspiration for the Fluxus movement, the show presents works by Fluxus artists that refer to Cage himself, his propensity towards changing technical aspects and integrating electronic elements, or to continue the principle of “calculated chance” in the actions of the Fluxus movement.
In 1959 Nam June Paik for the first time introduced the concept of action music in his “Hommage à John Cage”.
Curators: Brigitte Felderer, Eleonora Louis
Curatorial cooperation: Andrea Hofinger, Tina Teufel
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Far West is a unique shopping experience that transforms Arnolfini from an arts venue into a ‘concept store’, thematizing the consumer and cultural relationships produced by the shifting of the economic centre of the world towards the East. The store includes an ambitious programme of participation projects, off-site presentations, discussion forums, live art and film.
Cao Fei, Liu Ding, Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno, Xu Bing, Yoko Ono, Seven Samurai, David Blandy, SOI Project, Michael Lin, Surasi Kusolwong, Maverick Press, Support Structure, Unmask Group, Gunilla Klingberg, Janek Simon and Plan 9.
Arnolfini What's On Today
tank.tv has the pleasure of holding a weekend of screenings from its 2008 Guest Curators Programme. www.tank.tv invited some of the world's foremost curators of artist's film and video to create exhibitions exclusively for its online platform. Four of these shows have been re-thought and re-constructed specifically for screening at Tate Modern.
"Giornali, locandine, fumetti raccolti dall´editore Gallino sfrattati dalle depositerie comunali, la Provincia pagherà il nuovo allestimento.
Il materiale stipato in 400 scatoloni sarà schedato e diventerà consultabile nelle aule del Parini quarant´anni dopo tornano i capelloni, il libero amore e la psichedelia.
Nel liceo classico di via Goito sta nascendo infatti il più grande archivio italiano della beat generation."
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