PERSONALE DI CONSTANTIN MIGLIORINI
DAL 17 FEBBRAIO AL 17 MARZO 2009
CUBO, VIA DELLA MOSCOVA 28
In questa serie di lavori ad acrilico ed olio, l’artista toscano Constantin, affronta il tema dell’esistenza proponendo un’umanità sospesa, al di là del tempo e dello spazio.
E’così che mette in mostra l’uomo, dove il tempo, quello fisico appare congelarsi e lo spazio va a vibrare d’atmosfere ed elementi che nascono nell’inconscio dell’animo umano più recondito.
Il corpo, come dice l’artista, è il solo mezzo che abbiamo per rapportarci con il mondo: occupa spazi, si muove alla ricerca di soddisfazioni, costretto però ad una continua dannazione. Affanni, fatiche, gioie, illusioni, speranze e dolori si accavallano ripetutamente nella grande giostra della vita.
mercoledì 18 febbraio 2009, ore 11.30
Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6, Milano
Davide Rampello, presidente della Triennale di Milano
Silvana Annicchiarico, direttore del Triennale Design Museum
Pierluigi Cerri, cura, progetto di allestimento e grafica della mostra
Triennale Design Museum
"SonicSENSE je projekt dvojice kalifornských umělců a pedagogů. Je to mezioborové a mezikulturní interface mezi člověkem a přístrojem, reagující na lokální podmínky a parametry. Sonic Sense umožňuje volný pohyb dat, myšlenek, materiálů a zdrojů. Je to forma komplexního interaktivního kineticko-audiovizuálního prostředí, open-source forma adaptovaná na místní podmínky. Oba autoři ve spolupráci se studenty zkoumají, jak uchopit výzkum na poli elektronických médií v reálném a virtuálním světě způsobem, aby byla zachována kvalita skutečné interaktivity.
První realizace SonicSense 1.1. je konstruovaná ze série skulpturálních, robotických a kinetických jednotek. Vyzývají diváka k dialogu, k interakci a reagují na setkání prostřednictvím zvukových dat, promítaných obrazů, pohybu a mechanických zvuků. Instalace odpovídá na podněty návštěvníků nejen ve fyzickém prostoru, ale dialog je umožněn také díky speciálním programům prostřednictvím internetu. Míra komplexity dialogu s umělou bytostí narůstá počtem a charakterem jednotlivých setkání, obohacující je o další chování. Barney Haynes a Jennifer Parker začali spolupracovat na SonicSENSE v lednu roku 2008 a SonicSence vystavili na pozvání kurátorky Barbary Benish Galerie Califa v Horažďovicích"
Školská 28 komunikační prostor
23. May - 31. May
Film & Video Festival Zurich Switzerland
Videoex , international experimental film and video festival, is a place of exchange between filmmakers and the audience. The festival is constantly trying to examine the perception of images, different aestethic strategies, new ways of using technology in experimental film and video works and serves as a get-together for experimental film makers and video artist.
V I D E O E X - F E S T I V A L
Noa Giniger's work is conceptual, established on facts. The creation of a work is an intuitive, emotional, sometimes arbitrary process for the artist. Her works – which range from sculptures, sound pieces, photography to installation – are an attempt to grasp and take hold of the idea; of the moment or an event when the artist is moved or inspired. She attempts to turn 'essence' into 'something' that has a distinct, separate existence.
The works in :-)-: encapsulate Giniger's increasing interest in the transitory; in creating objects or situations that have only a limited lifespan, from which their only trace and remainder becomes the impression left with the viewer.
The show's title renders a similar effect. It is an emoticon, which contains both signifiers of happy and sad. It captures the mutual connection of the two states, as well as that fragile balance upon which most things frequently exist. It is in this spirit that many of Giniger's works can be viewed. She frequently takes actions, words and phrases that hold personal meaning – that are closely connected to her own experiences – and proposes them to others. There, stripped of their biography or location, they might strike a similarly personal chord or appear cold and emotionless.
The subtle and often fragile relationships between her pieces demand a balanced and contemplative presentation. Though many of her works have a minimal and temporal appearance, they require a space, a quiet, a secure environment of the artist's creation, where they can most effectively reach that elusive state of :-)-:
Giniger has also commissioned Controllar, an Amsterdam-based experimental pop duo comprised of Anat Spiegel (IL), vocals and Thomas Myrmel (USA), electronics, to compose a piece responding to Intervention, which features in the show. On February 25th and March 4th, Controllar will perform in the gallery at 17:45 for fifteen minutes precisely.
Noa Giniger (Israel, 1977) received her diploma in 2005 from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris. Today she lives in Amsterdam, where she recently completed her two years residency in De Ateliers. Her work has been shown in Nieuwe Vide (Haarlem), De Appel’s offsite exhibition at Het Gebouw (Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht), Attitudes (Geneva) and in Paris in different venues such as La Général, Passage du Retz, , Quai Malakias, and Le Georges, as part of the Abstraction Surface Air screening. In March she will be creating a special work for De Inkijk, SKOR’s exhibition space, in Amsterdam. Later in the year she is participating in The 2nd Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art in Israel.
www.gabrielrolt.com - Amsterdam
Chorus. The pendulums swinging in the Howard Assembly Room..
Commissioned to celebrate the re-opening of the Howard Assembly Room, ‘Chorus’ is simultaneously an intensely physical and yet ephemeral experience. An array of motor-assisted pendulums, suspended from the roof, swing through the space emitting light and sound. As the dynamic system evolves, the rhythms revolve through chaos and return to unison, producing a hypnotic and seductive performance that heightens the viewer’s awareness of the space and their relationship with it. ‘Chorus’ is effectively a new kind of musical instrument, one in which the spatial location of each sound is a critical part of the composition of the piece.
Commissioned by Opera North
Music by Mira Calix
The Howard Assembly Room, Opera North, Leeds.
February 6th - March 1st"
Galleria Massimo Minini is delighted to present their first Roger Ballen exhibition in Italy .
The exhibition will feature twenty photographs taken from the book entitled Shadow Chamber and ten from his latest book Boarding House.
Ballen’s pictures are journeys, day dreams – striking and seductive images that feature varying levels of detail. Reference to black humour and an entirely personal sense of space straddle the line between photography and art, placing Ballen’s work halfway between a firm social statement and in-depth psychological analysis.
In Shadow Chamber there is a unique approach, a construction of the work that can just about be pigeon-holed in the vast context of the history of documentary photography and critical theory. The Shadow Chamber photographs are entirely honest, though manufactured (please rewrite – ambiguous and contradictory for the sentence below). The mysterious rooms in these photographs are real environments, disturbing and strange, logical yet impossible at the same time. The walls are covered with scribbled drawings, stains and dangling wires, the floors are strewn with bizarre props. The humans and animals in Ballen’s photographs appear isolated, estranged and lost, yet strangely empowered at the same time. The resulting images are surreal allegories of human destiny.
Boarding House blurs the boundaries between documentary photography and art forms such as painting, theatre and sculpture. The pictures are sophisticated and increasingly emphasize the drawn and sculptured elements. The human figure is absent and the structure of the pictures is immediate. The photographs are populated by objects required for basic existence; they are decorated with evocative drawings, traversed by the unexpected appearance of animals. The space remains altered and the artist succeeds in creating a sense of alienation, of breakdown – a launch pad allowing the imagination to wander around from one photograph to the next. The works on display instantly become a part of the mind; the spatiality of our interior state is reflected in the images.
The works in Roger Ballen’s latest project are collected in a volume entitled Boarding House, published by Phaidon Press. The book contains an introduction by David Travis (the former chief Curator of Photography at the Art Institute in Chicago ) who relates Ballen’s work and career within a wide context and with reference to his previous books, Outland and Shadow Chamber, also published by Phaidon.
Roger Ballen was born in New York in 1950 and has lived and worked in South Africa since 1982. In the last few years he has held over fifty exhibitions around the world. His work is on display in numerous museums and in public and private collections.
Galleria Massimo Minini
Mostra dei lavori degli allievi del corso di fotografia digitale
Saranno esposte le fotografie che 15 allievi hanno realizzato nell'ambito di un lavoro collettivo sui Giardini di Porta Venezia a Milano. Ogni allievo ha condotto una ricerca personale su un tema diverso e specifico all'interno del parco.
Fotografie di: Sabrina Albertini; Laura Silvia Battaglia; Veronica Biglia; Annalisa Carena; Gilda Ghezzi; Alberto Iapà; Luca Matarazzo; Barbara Pedron; Barbara Però; Valeria Maria Piva; Alberto Pozzi; Alessandro Russo, Giorgio Maria Sardo; Alessandro Sposato; Lorenzo Valgoi.
in mostra dal 20 al 27 febbraio 2009 - ingresso libero
Inaugurazione Venerdì 20 febbraio 2009 dalle ore 18.30
Orari sabato dalle 15.00 alle 19.00 - domenica chiuso - da lunedì a venerdì dalle 10.00 alle 18.00
Sede Polifemo - Fabbrica del Vapore - www.polifemo.org
ICIDS 2009 Second International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling
"Recognizing outstanding achievement in museum media, the AAM Media and Technology Committee announces the 20th annual MUSE awards competition. Presented to institutions or independent producers which use digital media to enhance the museum experience and engage new audiences, the MUSE awards celebrate scholarship, innovation, creativity and inclusivity. Projects must be produced by or for a museum, including websites, podcasts, multimedia installations, interactive kiosks in the museum or cell phone audio tours in a garden. Winning projects for each category are chosen by an international group of museum media professionals and the awards will be presented at the AAM annual conference in Philadelphia, PA."
Media and Tech | MUSE Awards
"The International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations (ITNG) is an annual event focusing on state of the art technologies pertaining to digital information and communications. The applications of advanced information technology to such domains as astronomy, biology, education, geosciences, security and health care are among topics of relevance to ITNG. Visionary ideas, theoretical and experimental results, as well as prototypes, designs, and tools that help the information readily flow to the user are of special interest. High Performance Computing, Computing Architectures, and Innovative Methods of Computing are examples of the related topics. The conference features keynote speakers, the best student award, poster award, service award and a technical open panel, and workshops/exhibits from industry, government and academia."
"Organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) and curated by Dan Goods and David Delgado, designers and educators at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Data + Art explores the hidden stories revealed in data through emerging forms of data expression. This exhibition challenges viewer’s assumptions by exploring the beauty inherent in data and asks them to see complexity in a new light. These interpretations of data will empower the average person to see the invisible, hear the inaudible and understand the impossibly complex."
Pasadena Museum of California Art
"The international jury of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest have selected a black-and-white image by American photographer Anthony Suau as World Press Photo of the Year 2008.
The picture shows an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department moving through a home in Cleveland, Ohio, following eviction as a result of mortgage foreclosure. Officers have to ensure that the house is clear of weapons, and that the residents have moved out. The winning photograph, taken in March 2008, is part of a story commissioned by Time magazine. The story as a whole won Second Prize in the Daily Life category of the contest."
World Press Photo
Thinking Digital is an annual conference where the world's greatest thinkers and innovators gather to inspire, to entertain, and to discuss the latest ideas and technologies.
Thinking Digital – 13 – 15 May 2009 – a conference on technology, ideas and our future