Contemporary Art

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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
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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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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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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
intermediality call for papers

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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