Art

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Rosa Barba: from source to poem to rhythm to reader

Rosa Barba’s films and sculptures bring together memory and fiction, documentary-style narrative and sci-fi storytelling, in a wide-ranging reflection on the poetic qualities of landscape as a place deeply engraved with the traces of history.
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Lanfranco Aceti: empty spaces for new heretical art views

Pasquale Napolitano in conversation with Lanfranco Aceti about the politics of art production in current economic conditions within the EU, in the light of the edition of dOCUMENTA taking place in a symbolic place of the economic crisis: Athens. The project Empty Pr(oe)mises Lanfranco Aceti is curating right now is a laboratory of forms of resistance and resilience in which contemporary art becomes method of investigation and a vehicle to create new communities.
AppArtAward: apps, creativity, art, new technologies

AppArtAward 2017 Open Call | Deadline 7/05/2017

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, CyberForum and their partners look for the best artworks in app format to celebrate the 7th AppArtAward anniversary. The AppArtAward honors apps that represent advanced artistic applications. Besides artistic aspects, the creative integration as well as the use of options offered by new technologies is important. Apply for the categories of Game Art, Sound Art and AppARTivism until May 7, 2017
Algorithms that Matter - questioning the algorithm in sound art and experimental computer music

ALMAT Call for Residencies: Algorithms that Matter | Deadline 16/04/2017

How do algorithmic processes emerge and structure the praxis of experimental computer music? Almat is happy to announce a call for three artistic research residencies to take place in 2017/18! Algorithms that Matter is an artistic research project by Hanns Holger Rutz and David Pirrò that aims at understanding the increasing influence of algorithms, translating them into aesthetic positions in sound. It is grounded in the idea that algorithms are agents that co-determine the boundary between an artistic machine or “apparatus” and the object produced through this machine. Experienced practitioners in sound art and experimental computer music are invited to develop series of interrelated sound pieces that interrogate specific aspects of algorithmicity. Deadline: 16 April 2017
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Steve Fletcher

Steve Fletcher in conversation with Alessio Chierico about the role of Media Art and media artists in the contemporary art context and its market conditions, taking as an example the activity of the Carroll/Fletcher Gallery in London, one of the main referencing points of the contemporary art which emphasises the use of new technologies and committed to enquiries political and social topics.
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Technologizing Throw-Away Culture

In January 2017, a group of artists and academics travelled through Kenya to examine the rise of cheap, throw-away quality electronics. They visited downtown shopping streets, rural markets, luxury shopping malls and wholesale traders to buy and document one of the cheapest electronics accessories: USB charging cables. This event will include a presentation of their archive of USB cables, video and photography artwork, and a panel discussion on the broader implications of the recent global proliferation of cheap electronics.
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(Italiano) EFFIMERA: Suoni, luci, visioni. Carlo Bernardini, Sarah Ciracì, Roberto Pugliese

(Italiano) Ha inaugurato sabato 18 marzo alle ore 18.00 al MATA di Modena una nuova edizione di Effimera – Suoni, luci, visioni, a cura di Fulvio Chimento e Luca Panaro e in collaborazione con la Galleria Civica di Modena, che quest'anno propone opere di Carlo Bernardini, Sarah Ciracì e Roberto Pugliese. La mostra è realizzata con il supporto di Coptip e del Gruppo Fotografico Grandangolo BFI.
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In and Out of Art History: The Video Games Conundrum | Deadline: 23/042017

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press) is inviting proposals from academics, art historians, video game theorists and practitioners, for an issue examining video games in relationship to and within art history. The issue aims to locate and investigate questions such as: Can we identify moments when art history and the history of video games are bound together? Can video games challenge now canonized and hegemonic discourses within art history?
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Memoria Esterna: Mika Taanila’s time machine

The first solo show of Mika Taanila in Italy, at the RITA URSO Artopia Gallery in Milan. On view: the video works produced by the artist using archive materials, and which deal with issues related to technology, media obsolescence, and the archaeology of the future.
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The never-ending performance that is living. An interview with Hugo Olim

The still image, which can be a photograph, or a frame of a video, or even a pixel, is a unity and as such it is a departing point for Hugo Olim’s artworks concept. Metaphorically, the still image, as is presented to us, results from a dialogue with sound from which it receives properties of rhythm and movement.
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Bill Viola – Electronic Renaissance

From March 10 to July 23, 2017 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, a significant exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art.
NEW INC Open Call 2017

NEW INC Open Call 2017 | DEADLINE 30/04/2017

NEW INC is an incubator and professional development program founded by the New Museum to support ambitious ideas and approaches to culture, tech, and business that strive for a more creative, diverse, and equitable future. The Open Call 2017 has officially started on the 13th of March, and it adresses independent practitioners, start-ups, studios and collectives working at the intersection of culture and tech.
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Media Art and art market: an interview with Wolf Lieser

Since 1998 Wolf Lieser is curator and founder of the Digital Art Museum (DAM), an online museum which has being very active in supporting and promoting the history of Digital Art, since its very firsts experimentations in the end of 50's. In 2003 the museum started to be supported by a physical space: “DAM Gallery” where are regularly exhibited works that span all the categories from pioneers of the 60's till major artists of the last years.
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What is happening to our Brain? Art & Life in times of Cognitive Automation

Culture and brain form complex systems of influence, control and resistance. The present brain seems to have been invaded by technology: machines increasingly perform the previously human tasks of language, memory, and imagination, with our learning processes taken up by automated and algorithmic procedures.
Athens Photo Festival

Athens Photo Festival 2017 Call for Works | Deadline 10/04/2017

The leading international festival of photography and related media in Southeastern Europe celebrates its 30 years anniversary! Exploring critical issues relevant to our times and the ongoing shifts in dialogue with the past, this broad framework, attempts to create an intellectual space, where the role of photography in contemporary society can be raised and discussed. The exhibition programme will be comprised of a series of solo and group exhibitions, as well as a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, community and participatory projects, and satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city. Submit your proposal until 10/04/2017
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Annette Doms

With a background in art history, archaeology and psychology, Annette Doms is a specialist in Digital Art history and market. Her activity as curator and art historian, successively took on several directions: the constitution of an agency for art market solutions (ICAA) and the UNPAINTED art fair. This has been the first art fair specialised in Media Art, of which Annette Doms is co-founder and art director
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Jeroen Van Loon: the future is almost all temporary

With a degree in digital media design and a relatively short career which began no later than 2010, Jeroen Van Loon has shortly become one of the most interesting media artist internationally. His research is able to surprisingly and ironically integrate a critical approach to the use of technological tools - in particular the Internet, with a solid theoretical and conceptual framework. Such an approach results in the production of objects and installations that enter the exhibition space with disarming immediacy.


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BIOESTETICA Open Call for Artistic Residencies | Deadline 03/04/2017

The Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation offers a total of 3 on-site residencies lasting for a maximum of two months that will take place between the months of May, June and July 2017 at Etopia, Centre for Art and Technology, of Zaragoza (Spain). Co-financed by the EU Creative Europe programme and coordinated by Ars Electronica, the project seeks to promote and exchange creative experiences that bring together both art and science. Artists and creators are invited to submit proposals that reflect on the concept of post-nature from the thematic perspectives of Identity, New Ecologies and Living/Dead Natures. DEADLINE 03/04/2017
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