Public Art

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MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

(Italiano) L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).
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Platform: Evan Roth

The cluster of screens presented at the Armory Show is the most ambitious presentation of Roth's latest body of Internet-based works, Landscapes (2014-ongoing), to date: an exploration into the physicality of the Internet is used as a gateway to enter nature and better understand the cultural shifts brought about by the increasingly frequent demands of technology.
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Evidentiary Realism

“Evidentiary Realism” features artists engaged in investigative, forensic, and documentary art. The exhibition aims to articulate a particular form of realism in art that portrays and reveals evidence from complex social systems. The truth-seeking artworks featured explore the notion of evidence and its modes of representation.
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How much of this is fiction.

How much of this is fiction. is an upcoming exhibition at FACT Liverpool, involving artists as tricksters and featuring work which involves the direct use of deception, tricks, hoaxes and hacks. These politically inspired media artists use trickery and deception to exploit the shifting boundary between fiction and reality in a world of ‘post-truth’ politics.
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Paolo Cirio’s “Internet Photography”: artworks on view at Berlin’s photography museums

Paolo Cirio’s artwork is on view in two upcoming major exhibitions at the C/O Berlin and Museum für Fotografie. Both of his series reflect on surveillance and privacy by combining photography, Internet and street art: Watching You, Watching Me. A Photographic Response to Surveillance at the Museum für Fotografie and Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography at C/O Berlin.
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The Authority of Taste. Mattin and theses on noise

Sound artist Mattin and Martina Raponi started a conversation which is still on-going, and of which this unusual interview is part. It culminated in the drafting of a manifesto about noise. In this they sketched some ideas about how to frame a new conception about noise without falling again into a necessarily sonic categorization
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IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant | Deadline: 17/04/2017

Applications are now being received for the 2017 IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant. The grant is worth €1,500 and supports communication and media research that advances understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. It gives priority to projects that feature innovative, inter-disciplinary, and creative approaches.
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Marco Barotti: listening to the different expression of sound

Marco Barotti is a contemporary artist and performer. Thanks to his collaborations with Plastique Fantastique and Asphalt Piloten, he joined the international art scene. His artworks are hybrid creation that involve architecture, design, sound and technology that interact with the space and the viewer, creating a total experience for the senses
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Choreographing Gestures: Interview with Rosana Antoli’

The new project by Rosana Antolì, Virtual Choreography, was exposed at the Arebyte in London. It is an online platform that functions as an open database of movements, gestures of a world map that allows the public to view and upload numerous movements recorded and created by themselves
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Justin Wiggan: Life Echo

Until January at BOM in Birmingham is on show Echo Life, the revolutionary experiment by Justin Wiggan,that interweaves sound and memory. Project born in collaboration with the John Taylor Hospice in Erdington, is an intimate journey through memory to identify key sound triggers in a person’s life.
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About Art (and) Failure: interview with Iocose

IOCOSE are a collective formed by: Matteo Cremonesi, Filippo Cuttica, Davide Prati and Paolo Ruffino. They work with a mix of media, such as websites, videos, social networks and portraits; and they are focused on the teleological narratives of technological and cultural development expressed through their enthusiastic and pessimistic visions
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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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Easy is Not a Concept. Reclaims the body as technology

At the Eyebeam studio in New York is present the solo exhibition by Nancy Nowacek. Through sculptures, digital and performative artworks the artist addresses the theme of the body, expanding beyond the grammar of functional movement to challenge and reshape the contemporary body schema, thereby returning the body to be an instrument
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High Line Performances

From June to July in New York is on show High Line Performances. A series of live events that transform the High Line space in an open-air theater. In this year's edition are present the performers Naama Tsabar, Hassabi Maria and Eduardo Navarro with sound games, bodily illusions and deviations perceptive.
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CairoTronica brings the electronic spring in Cairo

If we think to Egypt at this time, probably there are not many positive things that come to our mind, especially looking at the art and culture world and at the issue of freedom of expression. Still, good things also happen there. For example, the last edition of the Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Symposium, better know as CairoTronica
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