Contemporary Art

Philippe Parreno Synchronicity

The first exhibition by Philippe Parreno in China is hosted in the Rockbund Art Museum of Shanghai, curated by the director Larys Frogier. With a special dedication to Xavier Dourox, an inspiration for Parreno, the exhibition challenges the traditional notion of museum space and architecture.... READ MORE...

Lucio Fontana: Ambienti/Environments

Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan presents Ambienti/Environments, a groundbreaking exhibition that brings together for the first time nine of Lucio Fontana’s seminal Ambienti spaziali and two key environments. Fontana's pioneering work in the realm of installation art highlights the farsighted, innovative genius of this 20th century master.... READ MORE...

Julieta Aranda: As the Ground Becomes Exposed

For her second solo exhibition at Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Julieta Aranda creates an installation that offers a cryptic glimpse of the life of the many millions of tiny organisms that may have been trapped under the polar ice-caps: a lost world of ancient creatures awaiting another chance at life... READ MORE...

Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Gerfried Stocker

As director of Ars Electronica Gerfried Stocker has a fundamental role in the promotion and creation of recognition of Media Art. The sociological aspect that determines this cultural field is recognised in this interview, which express hope about a fruitful dialogue between Media Art and contemporary art... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal: Digital Identities, Self Narratives. Out Now

Curated by Silvia Bertolotti and Marco Mancuso, Digimag Journal | Issue 75 "Digital Identities and Self Narratives" gathers 13 contributions from artists, researchers, theorists and curators from all over the world, who suggest critical insights about the role of digital art and technology in the shaping of identity. Digimag Journal new issue is available for free download in PDF, ePUB, MOBI and PRINT ON DEMAND on Digicult Editions.... READ MORE...

How much of this is fiction. An Exhibition by FACT Liverpool

How Much of this is Fiction. A rhetorical question, you could say. There is a lot of doubt over the way things happen in society, so how much can we believe? The key message from the last exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool is about deception. To what extent are we being fooled or protected from the strange incidents that come to pass in political media?... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Segni leggeri. Internet non è per sempre

(Italiano) BAG Gallery di Parma ha aperto da qualche giorno “Segni Leggeri. Internet non è per sempre”, la bipersonale di Guido Segni e Luca Leggero. Una mostra inconsueta che la BAG decide di ospitare per la particolarità e la forza concettuale che contraddistinguono le ricerche dei due artisti toscani, posti in un dialogo di confronto che ne mette in evidenza i punti di tangenza, le peculiari caratteristiche e gli originali punti di vista su ciò che concerne l’uso e la presenza di Internet nella vita quotidiana di ciascun individuo contemporaneo.... READ MORE...

TOTAH presents Transient

TOTAH art gallery in New York, has just opened Transient, an exhibition of California Light and Space artists Helen Pashgian and Brian Wills. Both Pashgian, pio... READ MORE...

Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul is a renown theoretician and curator who has largely treated arguments that embrace Media Art, Digital Art and the wide spectrum of sectors that relates art and technologies. She is currently associate professor at the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York: coined the term “neomateriality”, which can be considered as a central concept in the definition of certain touching points between the realm of contemporary art and the general understanding of Media Art.... READ MORE...

Heribert Friedl at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien

In the site-specific works of art that the artist Heribert Friedl (*1969 Feldbach, lives in Vienna) made for his exhibition at the Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst & Medien there is little to see—because Friedl believes that the visual allure that’s generally crucial to viewing art has worn thin. For the Künstlerhaus he’s developed a sound installation whose starting point is its location in the middle of the Graz City Park... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...
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... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...

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.... READ MORE...

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?... READ MORE...
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