Contemporary Art

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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.
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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.
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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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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Pau Waelder

Pau Waelder is a researcher, art critic and curator who recently finished his PhD about the art market, its displacement on internet platforms and the interactions between contemporary art and New Media Art. His research acknowledge the explosion of the Post-Internet Art, as example of an artistic sector connected to New Media Art that stimulated the interest of the traditional art market.
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Media Art and Art Market: an interview with Christa Sommerer

The 10th of October 2016 at the Lentos Museum in Linz took place the Media Art and Art Market symposium. This event aimed to discuss the current situation of the art market segment which focuses on the Media Art. The organization of the symposium has been led by Christa Sommerer, artist and pioneer of Interactive Art togheter with Laurent Mignonneau. Christa Sommerer is active in the in the art market with several galleries worldwide, she gained a special expertise in this sector.
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The Intersectional Self – The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to announce The Intersectional Self, an exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics in the age of trans-identity. Featuring the work of Janine Antoni, Andrea Bowers, Patty Chang, Abigail DeVille, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Adrian Piper, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cindy Sherman, and Martha Wilson.
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(Italiano) Un lavoro nell’arte si può: ci vuole fantasia e perseveranza

(Italiano) Se c’è un aspetto che in Italia trova la sua massima espressione è proprio l’arte: parliamo di un settore che vanta nel nostro Paese una moltitudine di fiere e di artisti pronti a dare il loro contributo alla nostra cultura, ed elevare a grandi livelli l’appetibilità del marchio made in Italy. Soprattutto se parliamo di città come Bologna, da sempre uno dei principali epicentri dei linguaggi artistici che animano il nostro Paese
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Unstable Geographies, Multiple Theatricalities – São Paulo | DEADLINE 15/01/2017

The Intermediality in Theatre and Performance Working Group examines the interrelationships of theatre with other media as well as combinations of different media in performance. Papers and proposals for the São Paulo conference in 2017 on the theme of “Unstable Geographies, Multiple Theatricalities” are welcomed until 15/01/2017.
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The 2nd Cultural Innovation Prize | Climate Change. Deadline 31/01/2017

The 2nd Cultural Innovation Prize is open to innovative cultural projects that raise awareness about climate change, empowering and involving society actively in the global commitment to environmental responsibility. Is designed so that the winning proposal can be featured in the framework of the exhibition «After the End of the World» in October 2017.
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Dark Society: Obscurity in Science, Body/Identity, Technology and Environment

The media construct of Reality is something which is not easily approachable even through technological means of what is perceived, measured, and to be understood. The truth of a model, the efficiency of a system, our living together all encompass some hidden aspects that, by definition, are creating an obscure shadow which subtly influences and effects our visible world. The open call "Dark Society" questions artistic processes of building media works which unfold relationships with those ´hidden sides´ made available to us by looking at their extreme effects and consequences.
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Jens Brand: Tetraktys

Four automated aerial drones make up the sound installation TETRAKTYS, which the Berlin-based artist Jens Brand developed specifically for the Project Space of ... READ MORE...
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The relaxing area of Art Basel Miami. The Soothing Center at Satellite Art Show

The Soothing Center, made its debut at Satellite Art Show in Miami the last weekend. Curated by Jesse Firestone, is an artist-made pop up spa aimed at actively combating the disruptive influences of contemporary electronic media-driven stimuli. It’s supposed to be a relaxing area for the stressed visitors of the nearby Art Basel Miami Beach
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Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest

At the New Museum is now open Pixel Forest by Pipilotti Rist. The most comprehensive exhibition of the artist in New York The event includes the first videos of the 1980s which explore the representation of the female body in popular culture, to her recent expansive video installations, transforming the architectural spaces in dream environments
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Announcing Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology

Last October 27, Rhizome presented Net Art Anthology. An online exhibition that, for the duration of two years, will tell the story of net art, from the eighties to the present day. Organized by the artistic director of Rhizome, Michael Connor, the event is dedicated to those artworks known, but often inaccessible, creating an innovative network.
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Ai Weiwei, not only Free

The first big retrospective of Ai Weiwei opened last month in Florence, Italy. This event not only brought to Italy for the first time works that left a sign in the recent history of contemporary art, but it also marks the reactivation of the contemporary art network that connects Palazzo Strozzi to other centers in Tuscany, like Pecci, in Prato.
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A major retrospective of Ai Weiwei at Palazzo Strozzi

At Palazzo Strozzi is presented the first major retrospective dedicated to Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists. The exhibition, curated by Arturo Galansino, hosts past and present works by this artist known worldwide for his provocative practice, for his political activism and its mixture of genres.
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