SCREENGRAB is now entering its seventh year with an international call out for the AU$10,000 Media Arts Prize and the companion exhibition to be held in December 2015 for short listed applicants.
SCREENGRAB is looking for challenging and provocative works by media arts practitioners and theorists working in screen based media on the theme of RESISTANCE. All interpretations of resistance will be considered: the politics of resistance, the physics of resistance, the messiness of resistance, the urgency of resistance – and all its private, political and social connotations, (see the theme abstract below).
The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, the European Film Academy and ARTos Foundation with the support of NeMe Arts Centre invite for the ninth consecutive year, short film lovers to the Festival of Awarded European Short Films, Short Matters! The screenings will take place at ARTos Foundation in Nicosia on the 16th, 17th and 18th September and on the 23rd & 24th September in NeMe Arts Centre in Limassol.
Chronus Art Center, Rhizome, and TASML are pleased to announce the second edition of the Prix Net Art, a $10,000 prize for net art. The prize will recognize the future promise of an artist making outstanding work on the internet, as demonstrated by past achievement. A second distinction prize of $5,000 will also be awarded. Awards are made to acknowledge excellent artists who remain committed to working online. Nominations are now open, and guidelines available here. The winners will be selected by a jury of three international judges: Josephine Bosma, Chrissie Iles, and Domenico Quaranta.
Responding to an invitation by “LINK Center for the Arts of the Information Age” NeMe’s participation in “6pm your local time” Europe-wide event on 22 July 2015 is a specially organised happening conceived by Natalie Kynigopoulou which questions and extends the way exhibitions are perceived by the public, not only as a carefully installed dialogue between artworks but also as a process which eventually results in the exhibition’s own private demise – consisting of the dismantling, packaging and return of the artworks to their respective owners, thus re-subjecting the space into an introverted silence.
Using Debray’s metaphor of the ‘black box’, dis-LOCATE features both new and existing works created by young artists which may be seen as innovative vehicles of transmission. dis-LOCATE asks how we might begin to identify with our immediate environment, deciphering its ambiguity within the existing manifold debates on the current national and economic focus in search of cultural and political relevance so to provide meaning to our distinct regional contexts.
EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art will be curated by Koyo Kouoh, independent curator and founding artistic director of RAW Material Company, a centre for art, knowledge and society in Dakar, Senegal.
We are pleased to announce the call for the 2015 ISWC Design Exhibition.
After the Haiti Revolution, the formerly enslaved peasants had three tools for their ‘counter-plantation’ position; the Kreyòl language, the Lakou system and the belief-system and ritual practices of Vodou, a triumvirate of linguistic, territorial and cultural resistances. Laurent Dubois, writing in ‘Haiti: The Aftershocks of History’, notes that, ‘thanks to a remarkably strong and widely shared set of cultural forms – the Kreyòl language, the Vodou religion, and innovative ways of managing land ownership…- they built a society able to resist all forms of subjection that recalled the days of slavery.’
The 2015 Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is now open for entries, accepting short films of up to 30 minutes in any genre
The Archive of Documentary Arts is part of Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Its mission is to collect, promote, preserve, and provide access to audio, moving images, photography, and text from around the world related to the documentary endeavor for the purpose of inspiring reflection, research, creative expression, and dialogue in this moment, and for generations to come.