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.
WRO 2015 opens on May 13th with an extensive program of opening events that will run through May 17th, consisting of exhibitions, video premieres, performances, concerts, conferences and artistic interventions in public space. The main WRO 2015 exhibitions will run through June 30th in multiple venues, including the new library building of the University of Wrocław (which will be opened to the public for the first time), the National Museum, the Renoma shopping center, the WRO Art Center, WRO Atelier and private apartments.
Exhibitions, art events, a performance festival, workshops, symposia, meetings, guided tours and educational programs, consist the program of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, which will be held from June 23 till September 30, 2015, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The Lumen Prize Exhibition, the global award and tour for digitally created art, is delighted to announce that it is opening its fourth call for entries on 9th March 2015.
This year, there will be a US$10,000 prize fund as well as a global tour to Asia, Europe and the US.
NeMe invites you to Video March, a series of workshops, discussions and screenings programmed for the NeMe Arts Centre.