SCAPE Public Art is excited to announce Rob Garrett as the Managing Curator for the 8th SCAPE Public Art Christchurch Biennial that is to be held from 3 October to 15 November 2015. With more than 35 years’ experience in the contemporary arts sector, Rob Garrett will bring invaluable skills, expertise and creativity to SCAPE 8.
Since its creation in 1991, Thierry Raspail, artistic director of la Biennale de Lyon, has been inviting each guest curator to reflect on a word spanning three editions. La Biennale 2015 will start a new trilogy with the word “modern”, a word that Thierry Raspail gave to Ralph Rugoff, curator of the 2015 edition. Ralph Rugoff answers to this term with a title for 2015: La vie moderne. Below are his first thoughts on “modern”.
The New Museum announced the list of participating artists in the 2015 New Museum Triennial, the only recurring museum exhibition in New York devoted to presenting works by early-career artists from around the world. The Triennial provides an important platform for an emergent generation of artists that is shaping the discourse of contemporary art.
Alternative Topographies is a time-based, juried media exhibition that takes the broad idea of topography to delve into questions about place: how we define place, the roles we play in the preservation and transformation of place, and how place is represented in our memories, imaginations, and shifting experiences of reality.
One of the strategies applied in media art is to deal with topics and positions in an ironic, humorous and satirical manner. In so doing, irony does not only serve as background entertainment, but is rather a means of analysis, classification and criticism.
The 11th Pictoplasma Berlin Conference & Festival 2015 is calling for animation entries to be considered for the official Festival program, as part of the Characters in Motion screenings.
We are looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. It could be a short story, novel, poem, documentary or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.
Four to five hundred years ago Copernicus and Galileo ‘removed’ the Earth (and humanity) from the centre of the universe. In Western Philosophy this coincides with the ‘epistemological turn’ away from cosmology. Western civilization through the enlightenment and into the modern age has continued to place the human experience at the center of existence. Postmodernism, for example, has revelled in human subjectivity, almost to the point of denying all else.
From 11 June to 4 October 2015, Vienna will host its first interdisciplinary biennale: the Vienna Biennale 2015 will establish innovative creative alliances and combine contemporary fine art with design and architecture. Initiated by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, and realized in partnership with the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Architekturzentrum Wien, and departure, the Creative Unit of the Vienna Business Agency, with support from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as a non-university research partner, the first Vienna Biennale is dedicated to the theme Ideas For Change.
Okwui Enwezor has explained All the World’s Futures as follows…