Today, art workers around the world are struggling to contextualize their practice in a period marked by human rights, labour, and anti-war campaigns, on the background of an ever violent and oppressive global climate. They are trying to reconcile their artworks, texts, exhibitions, projects with a desire to act politically in line with these campaigns by blurring the lines between artistic, non-artistic and political activist types of work. Their strategies have taken the form of non-violent actions directed at the museum and gallery system, the art market and even at local governments.
Kunsthalle Exnergasse invites you to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2017.
Corresponding exhibition programmes are decided in a two-step application and review process upon by an Advisory Panel.
On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica hereby issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS, prestigious and – with two €20,000 grants – highly endowed awards. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.
Nico Carpentier will be present for the duration of the Iconoclastic Controversies exhibition to discuss his research on the statues and commemoration sites in the southern regions of Cyprus. Carpentier’s research on the country’s historical sites is part of his research interest in dominant and alternative discourses in relation to conflict and war that structure political realities. Previous research on these matters has been carried out in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France and other European countries. Simultaneously, he has been looking into alternative ways of communicating research, using mixtures of textual and visual languages to convey academic analyses.
After extensive recommendations and careful selection by members of the PSA Academic Committee and the 11th Shanghai Biennale Academic Committee, the Indian artist/curator group Raqs Media Collective has been appointed the chief curator for the 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale, which will be open on November 11th 2016 until March 12th 2017 at the PSA.
3rd Istanbul Design Biennial will be held from 22 October to 4 December 2016. The curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley announced the concept of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial at a media meeting held on Tuesday, 1 December in the Istanbul Archaeological Museums Library.
La Biennale de Montréal is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Pirotte, Director of the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule and of Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, as Curator of its 2016 edition.
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum has appointed French curator Corinne Diserens as guest curator for the 10th Taipei Biennial. Titled Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future: A new lexicon for the biennial, the biennial is scheduled run from 10 September 2016 to 5 February 2017.
The 32nd edition will focus on notions of “uncertainty” to reflect on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to harbour or inhabit uncertainties
Sharing the “post-museum” vision of Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul is a recurring international survey of contemporary art, with a focus on media art and other art forms that pertain to the concept of media. Founded in 2000, Mediacity Seoul has reflected the city of Seoul as a center of media art and technology, and expanded the identity of Seoul Museum of Art.