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.
The Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project space at the Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland) is an open-application exhibition space. The open call is now organized for the sixth time.
90 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. The countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique, and Republic of Seychelles. Other countries are participating this year after years of absence: Ecuador (1966, then with the IILA), the Philippines (1964), and Guatemala(1954, then with the IILA).
Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. All over the world governments and tech companies are investing in smart systems for cities, using communication networks and sensors to join up services, collect data and make efficiencies. The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015.