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Home is Where Mom is | DEEMA SHAHIN

Home is Where Mom is Gozo 2016 Through an open call for artists to submit their ideas on Global Grand Central in partnership with Roberto Cimetta Fund and many other European artistic and cultural institutions namely Valletta 2018 ...

Malta, Culture in Transformation | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

  Il-Warda Tar-Riħ In 2014, I wrote an article entitled “Malta: A silent pathway towards a cultural boom?” in which I attempted to highlight some facts and figures clearly indicating a potentially successful new case study in the field of ...

Valletta 2018: plotting a map of our time | KARSTEN XUEREB

Ode to Joy | EU2017MT The aim of the first European Capital of Culture to be held in Malta is clear. Valletta 2018 wants to motivate people to set in motion a number of coordinated actions that are cultural in nature and able to reach across ...

Futuring MUŻA … and a manifesto for European public art museums | SANDRO DEBONO

    In a few months time, Malta’s capital city, Valletta, will be European Capital of Culture for 2018, which shall also be European year for Cultural Heritage. The legacy of this milestone has been works-in-progress for quite ...

The Development of Contemporary Art in Malta: An Overview | KATYA MICALLEF

  Contemporary visual art in Malta has been undergoing a significant development since the turn of the 21st century. Artists have been the protagonists of this change, together with passionate individuals who have been ready to place such ...

BLITZ | Interview with Alexandra Pace

  Truth||Lies exhibition, photo by Alexandra Pace   Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio: Can you please tell me about the history of Blitz, the history and description of the space, your personal involvement and role, and explain the ...

Art in Public Space. A case study of FRAGMENTA Malta told in its own words | BETTINA HUTSCHEK

(page from leaflet by Sonya Schönberger, distributed during Fragmenta event FIELD TRIP, January 2017) . The loudspeaker system of the ferry terminal announces in a solemn female voice: “There is nothing that man fears more than the touch ...

At the crossroads of cultures and people. The Valletta 2018 Artist in Residence programme | ANN LAENEN

    “Chance is always welcome in the work I aspire to do, I enjoy random encounters, and I had plenty in Gozo and I was lucky to include some into the work. The people and their outlook and enthusiasm to life and the other has ...

Past perfect? | VERONICA STIVALA

EKHO, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta 2017. Photo by Rafael Mielczarek   This page was left blank for a very long time; weeks I dare say. The reason? Fear of offending, fear of coming off as judgemental, condescending ...

We are here. Interview with Gandolfo Gabriele David | MODESTA DI PAOLA

Gandolfo Gabriele David’s work reveals the ontological necessity to establish an ethical and political dimension of hospitality between cultures and societies in contemporary artistic production. This ontological necessity has led his interests ...

MINUS EGO | Renouncing – Disappearing – Sharing | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

In the era of the narcissist selfie it is both urgent and necessary to reflect on the nature of Ego, on how it influences and affects our existence. As stated by Alejandro Jodorowski: “The ego is a cage with no bird that believes it’s a ...

Interview with Anna Lascari: Athens Report, An interactive documentary and installation project | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά "Athens Report is an interactive documentary and installation project that collects and archives interviews, reports, photographs and graffiti of life and protest in Athens during the greek debt crisis." ...

Athens Report: Documenting the debt crisis in the era of post-truth | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά athensreport.org Marching through the Urban and Digital space When I learned about Anna Lascari's Athens Report, a few months ago, I took a look into the digital platform and came across well known images. I had witnessed the ...

January 2017 | English

Shifts in perspective: The Impact of Virtual Reality Art on the Human Brain | CAITLIN BURKE

  Many different influencers have been attributed over time as prompts for mental transformations. Religion, hallucinogens, and even exercise are frequently cited as causes for shifts in perspective. But while these influencers are enormously ...

January 2017 | English, Street Art

The Classroom Collides With the Streets: My Night as a Renegade Street Artist | LIZY DASTIN

Aside from a brief stint liberating Hello Kitty pencils from their owners in elementary school, I have always been a consummate rule follower. In fact, being an Art History professor for the last decade, I’m actually one level lamer and ...

January 2017 | English, Street Art

Street Art and Urban Spaces: A catalyst for community engagement? | ZIANA SAJID and NADIA BERTOLINO 

Architecture is often known to be the art and science of designing a space. It is often perceived from a very technical aspect that deals merely with the field of construction and building. With the rapid advancements in the present day world, the ...

Malta: Culture in Transformation | Call for texts and art projects | INTERARTIVE

. Malta: Culture in Transformation. Projects and processes of a contemporary cultural development Deadline: April 30th, 2017. Aaron Bezzina, Memento Mori, 2016. Photo by Bettina Hutschek. In the history of every single region, country or city ...

October 2016 | English, Technology

Otherness in the world experience: a brief essay on augmented reality | ILDO FRANCISCO GOLFETTO and MARIA JOSÉ BALDESSAR

português Augmented reality (AR) has its origin in the virtual reality (VR), in an attempt to simulate reality and create other realities through the illusion of the senses. According to Braga [1] the AR is a hybrid interface composed by real ...

October 2016 | Contemporary Art, English

Two Bodies | ROBERTO FREITAS

português Two Bodies, 2016 (wood and electronic circuit) in memory of Raquel Schembri Two apparently identical wooden cubes sit side by side on a base. Despite looking the same, one of them levitates. For some years I have been investigating ...

Editorial

Street Art and its languages | MODESTA DI PAOLA and MARCO MONDINO

Street Art is one of the artistic languages today increasingly present in the media and cultural debate. Born as an expression of a spontaneous intervention, Street Art has imposed itself as an artistic practice that takes a lot of forms, shapes, ...

When Street Art is Politics: The Case of the Italian Blu | MARIA DOMENICA ARCURI

When we talk about the phenomenon of street art we have to consider both its features and the urban space with which it interacts. Many of the street art interventions have some features typical of subculture, such as rebellion, reappropriation of ...

October 2016 | English, Politics, Street Art

STATE-SANCTIONED ICONOCLASM: A question and an answer concerning the damnatio memoriae of a radical gesture | LIA YOKA and ORESTIS PANGALOS

In this town, nobody seems to be afraid of graffiti. Many would call it “creative intervention” and might even see it as anticipating the true Commons, a space that transcends fake public/private divides. They count “street art” among ...

October 2016 | English, Interviews, Street Art

Purring session with M.CHAT | ALEX DE QUERZEN

français Hello. If in a previous interview, I’ve talked about my coulrophobia (ask Mimi the Clown for details), I need to admit I’m a cat person. In fact, I know two of them. Err, no, 4. Mmh maybe 8. Or more. So, just before the private view ...

Imaging a Transient History: Murals in the Lower East Side, NYC | DIPTI DESAI AND PRRIYANKA DASGUPTA

Walking to work each day is a visual experience, as one passes several larger than life murals painted on every other street, in the Lower East Side of New York City. This public gallery provides a glimpse into the history and transformation of this ...

Gentle Interventions. Street artist Hioshi’s fragile critique of Russian ways | IAROSLAV VOLOVOD

Public art is conventionally associated with formidable forms and colossal sizes. However, recent artistic practice occasionally testifies to quite the contrary. Working incognito under the cryptic pseudonym Hioshi, the Siberian-born post-graffiti ...

L.A. Streetwalkers: Female Artists Telling Stories on the Streets | ELIZABETH DASTIN

Since the beginning of the 20th century, artists have treated the streets as their canvas and political platform. For instance, in 1917 during the Russian Revolution, members of the Russian avant-garde relied on cutting edge posters to inspire, ...

October 2016 | English, Street Art

Proud? | MANOLIS ANASTASAKOS

Cologne / Germany / 2016 Aug Artwork title : " Proud? " Art Proposal : Manolis Anastasakos Mural team : Manolis Anastasakos Billy Gee Operation team - Colour Revolution John Iven Ron Volgt Barbara Deppner Milosz ...

Ludic Subterranea | CANDICE P. BOYD WITH PANDA

There is something unique about art making that takes place underground—in drain tunnels, bunkers, or abandoned crypts. Dark, cavernous spaces offer urban artists the freedom to experiment with forms of expression apart from, but not excluding, ...

Animistic Temples | ALEX SIMOPOULOS

Animistic temple 1, 2015 Animistic temple 4, 2015 Animistic temple 5, 2015 “The term animism is derived from the Latin word anima meaning breath or soul.Animism is the world­view that non­human entities (animals, plants, and ...

# Dirtynewmedia Street Art | DOMENICO BARRA

Stickers Berlin Brussels Brusseles Brusseles Napoli Berlin Chicago Chicago Chicago Working with digital media in the web scenario, digital artists have many things in common with street artist. A Facebook wall, a tweet, ...

Painting Finca Bonita | JOSÉ FAUSTO MOTA MATA

 Español Al empezar la pinta de mural Camión y mural de pájaros Camión Cancha de futbol Ciencia, Sero Colibrís Meraz, Revs y Ciencia One Mujer, venados, letras y pájaros Niños ayudando en la pinta Soker, Ciencia ...

Why uncommissioned public art? | ORESTIS PANGALOS

Interview by MODESTA DI PAOLA Why public art?/ What is the “art” in public art?   Let us start with two of the most characteristic examples of public art, monuments and sculptures, in all sizes, from small statues to complex ...

If you have something to say, just say it | MANOLIS ANASTASAKOS

Interview by MODESTA DI PAOLA Some color for nature.   Why public art? Because public street art is the only art that can communicate with everyone without considering the history of art, or the education background of each ...

Living is public | TEOBALDO LAGOS PRELLER

Interview by MODESTA DI PAOLA   Why public art? Because there is hardly a dimension of art which is not public. The Atelier is for sure a private place without which we couldn't imagine any creative process taking place. You need a ...

Public Art: We don’t need more monuments! Don’t we? | FABIO CIARAVELLA

 Italiano In Favara, a small town close to Agrigento, Sicily, a place deeply touched by north-african immigration and by the shipwreck tragedies, a Franciscan friar recently decided to transform one of the hope (and sometimes death) ships of the ...

Surveillance Countermeasures: Expressive Privacy via Obfuscation | DANIEL C. HOWE

[T]o radically automate and to automate radically as a careful ethical and aesthetic gesture.[1]   The ubiquity of the web-browser as an interface to the web, and to digital content in general, has by now surpassed that of any other ...

Atis Rezistans: The Visual Rhetoric of Haitian Art and Haitian Trash | CHRISTOPHER GARLAND

I Between November 2009 and November 2015 the Grand Rue neighborhood in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti has played host to four Ghetto Biennales—a celebration and exhibition of art beyond the country’s well-renowned folk painting. In recent ...

June 2016 | English, Review

Review of A.O. Scott’s Better Living through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Literature, Beauty, and Truth | RANDY LAIST

In his 1981 film, History of the World, Part I, Mel Brooks depicts the birth of art: a cave man paints a portrait of a large mammal on a cave wall as a crowd of onlookers grunts in approval.  In Brooks’s movie, this epochal moment is followed ...

ORLAN // Narrating Ideas for the Future of “Self” | JAYNE BUTLER

  ORLAN // FEMINIST THEORY by ABSTRACT MEANS “Beauty is becoming less about luck and more about choice.”[1] Orlan, a female artist from France, exercised her right of choice, as well as control when she received nine consecutive ...

Kowloon, by LRM Locus: filming the underground | PAZ OLIVARES

español I was lucky to be guest on one of LRM Performance (aka Locus) open studio sessions in which they present their latest piece, "Kowloon" to press, historians or curators. It's a quite presonal experience, since their main creative aim is ...

Speculations from the Field – Notes on Rohini Devasher’s Archaeologies of the Future: Chaos and Coincidence | SRINIVAS ADITYA MOPIDEVI

  Looking deeply is a question of scale: How close? How far? It may not matter; you might see the same thing. Laura Raicovich [1] .   Shivering Sands, Single channel video (still), 21’, 2016.  In a present where the effect of ...

Death from television broadcasting via Bullet data image | TAIDA KUSTURICA

In the past we watched Television, now They watch disappearance of us!   Death of 35mm but death in 35ms Disappearance of social body, together with the death of TV and 35 mm tape as analogue body document is witnessing today our brad new death ...

Mugwort, Wormwood, and how little we know about the end of the world | SHANE FINAN

On April 26, 1986 at 01:23 (EET), one of the largest and most devastating nuclear accidents in history took place in Chernobyl, northern Kiev Oblast, Ukraine (Socol 2015). The disaster involved an explosion and fire in an operating nuclear power ...

Infrastructures of the Digital: Critical Approaches from Art Practice (Part II) | MARISA GÓMEZ

Spanish Go to Part I As we have already mentioned, another main issue related to the material infrastructure of the digital deals with the submarine cables, which involve several political, social and economical factors. In 2010, Wikileaks ...

Call for papers and artworks: STREET ART AND ITS LANGUAGES | INTERARTIVE

  español italiano Deadline: September 20, 2016 Street art is a visual art language now increasingly present in urban spaces and also in the media and cultural debate. Founded as a spontaneous expression of intervention it has been able ...

May 2016 | Calls, English

Open Call | Blitz Residency 2017

Applications now open for 2017 Blitz Residency – deadline 31 August 2016. The Blitz residency programme provides the opportunity to live and work in Valletta and to develop individual projects while experiencing and engaging with city’s rich ...

May 2016 | English, Performance

Monica Siedler and dance spectrality in “The Worst of Me”| JOSIMAR FERREIRA

português "The image withdraws as ghost or as a ghost of the Idea, destined to disappear in the very ideal presence. It withdraws so as image ‘of'’, as image of something or someone who would not, she or he, be an image. It fades itself as ...

Infrastructures of the Digital: Critical Approaches from Art Practice (Part I) | MARISA GÓMEZ

Spanish Go to Part II For decades, the discourses about ICTs have been dominated by the paradigms of virtualization and immateriality. Aimed to question those paradigms, the present text deals with the infrastructures of the digital, meaning the ...

May 2016 | English, Politics

“The rebel woman”: Τhe early years of Greek Feminism | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά "She was no longer the calm maid, sweet in nature, with a somehow absent minded expression. She was the rebel woman, the one who would not cede to others the right to define her future and life according to social requirements and ...

Patricia Osses: traces of an (un)mounted landscape | JOSIMAR FERREIRA

português The fragility of the sight, which allows considering as existent the visible and the invisible, Didi-Huberman identifies the vision mode. Precisely, the two forms that this human activity takes; the separation between two states that ...

(My) Neighborhood: An urban interventionist practice | TUBA DOGU & MELIS VARKAL DELIGOZ

. UrbanTank Intervention: “(My) Neighborhood . Through a discussion of “(My) Neighborhood”, an ongoing public project conveyed by UrbanTank, this article disseminates how urban praxis intervenes in public spaces, how civic engagement and ...

February 2016 | English, Philosophy

Working Barthes | JOSSELINE BLACK

In a concerted effort to understand and connect to the theory, thrust, and conceptual mapping of Roland Barthes, it is necessary for the purpose of this essay to use examples, objects which can reveal through analysis the spectrum and ...

Theatre minus representation: Breath, body and emotion in Antonin Artaud | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

The theatrical tradition of India and the myths about the birth of theatre from ritual constitute an integral part in the thought of Antonin Artaud, who focused on the actor’s body and breath, aiming to renew the theatrical language of the ...

Interview with New American Public Art | MODESTA DI PAOLA

Italiano The latest production of Public Art reaffirms the multifaceted identity of the contemporary metropolis. Artistic research, the observer and the city are linked by the transformation of the public space and its regeneration. The public ...

ANT’S WAY: Interview with Elvin Flamingo | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Elvin Flamingo, ANT'S WAY. Kunsthal Aarhus. Image provided by the artist. Entering the Kunsthal Aarhus the sounds and lights coming from the strange machinic sculptures by Elvin Flamingo (Jarosław Czarnecki) instantly draw the visitor close. ...

The Curitiba Biennial seen by its director, Luiz Ernesto Meyer Pereira | MARISA GÓMEZ

Spanish    Portuguese The Curitiba Biennial - one of the key events of contemporary art in Brazil, which in 2015 has turned 22 years old - will close the next December 6th. Under the title Luz do Mundo, it has been dedicated to the theme of light ...

Ripping into the realtime: The Fizz & Mods of Let’s Play Poetics | MARIAN ZIKU

Digital streaming services: The networked mega-structures of interfaced realtime data flows. A vast platform of multiple communication vectors taking the form of bewildered limbo heaps. Wide-bandwidth flowing dialogues, meme noise, baffled fan ...

Utopian Tomorrow. The Transart Experience | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

Español Exhibition at Goethe Institut Barcelona. 6.11.2015 - 31.01.2016   Honi Ryan, mindful encounters, 2013-2014 Utopian Tomorrow is an exhibition that moves from the experience and wealth of knowledge created and developed by ...

November 2015 | Calls, English

Open Call: International Residency Program 2016 | JA.CA Center of Art and Technology

JA.CA Center of Art and Technology, invites artists to propose original multimedia projects to be realized during a period of residency to propose projects The proposal should take in consideration the specificities of projects and ...

Interview with Raphael Vella – Artistic Director of VIVA Festival, Malta | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

  Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio: Since last year, Malta has finally had an important event devoted to Contemporary Visual Arts. Could you please explain a bit more about the history of VIVA? How did it emerge and what are its aims and ...

October 2015 | Digital Art, English

Behavioral Art: Is This Art? | judsoN

  In previous papers (as per this discussion, relevant discussions include [1–4]), I have theorized that art serves a neurological function, not unlike eating serves a biological need.  Humans (and probably all vertebrates, at the least) ...

VIVA. Opening Doors to Visual Arts in Malta | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

ESPAÑOL   Running from the end of August to the beginning of October 2015, the 2nd Edition of VIVA (Valletta International Visual Arts Festival), saw the Maltese capital offer up a wide range of activities, events and opportunities to ...

October 2015 | Contemporary Art, English

Experiencing the art of Kimsooja through breathing | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Kimsooja, To Breathe / Respirar. The Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation Teatro La Fenice, Venice. Jan 27 - Mar 20, 2006 The Korean artist Kimsooja seeks to bring into focus things that usually go unperceived, “working with the ghosts of the objects, ...

Interview with Elli Papakonstantinou. Vyrsodepseio and the Potential of New Artistic Production in Greece | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

Elli Papakonstantinou. Photo by Alex Kat Current events and developments have pushed Greece to the forefront of international attention. The cultural and artistic sectors are struggling to survive and must constantly imagine new ways to create, ...

TRANSLOCATIONS.
 Temporary experience, artistic practices and local contexts | RAMON PARRAMON

SPANISH Translocation is a term used in the field of genetics, defined as the displacement of segments between chromosomes, the phenomenon whereby a fragment of chromosome is transferred to another non-homologous chromosome and, therefore, ...

Creating Territorialities | GIUSY CHECOLA

Creating Territorialities residency at UNIDEE – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy with the mentorship of Giusy Checola in the frame of Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & ...

Reconceptualizing Body, Space and Place: Telepresence in Art* | MARISA GÓMEZ

Introduction The body is, in common terms, the physical and material structure of human being. It’s the framework of cells and tissues that articulates our complex biological system. The body is organic matter that, as such, gets corrupted, aged ...

Communicative paths of body and technology: Notes on the work of Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

español Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau. Top: PICO_SCAN, 2000. Bottom: Mobile Feelings II, 2003. Interactive Installation.] Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau’s work illustrates the alliance between art, technology and science. ...

An invitation to Re:Spond/Invent/Create. Christina Mitrentse at the Jewish Museum of Athens | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά Amid gentle folds and burning bullets, ritualistic performances and emblematic flags, Christina Mitrentse’s work articulates a dialogue with real and symbolic spaces that express knowledge and history – libraries and museums. ...

Agnese Purgatorio. Learning by heart | MARTINA CORGNATI

Italiano 21 January - 21 March, 2015 Gallery Podbielski Contemporary of Berlin   An indefinite crowd of refugees drifts forward uncertainly, on a precarious bridge projected into the void and materialised by an image: a map of ...

Perceiving through the body: A phenomenological approach to George Khut’s biofeedback interactive art | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

An omnipresence of technology and constant connectivity: our daily reality could be the realization of the cyberpunk and sci-fi visions of the 20th century. However, there was one thing that was largely absent from these u-/dys-topias and that ...

February 2015 | Contemporary Art, English, General

Lanchonete.org – A collective project on rights to the city in São Paulo | TODD LANIER LESTER

Lanchonete on Rua Matias Conceived over the past decade, Lanchonete.org celebrates São Paulo‘s ubiquitous lunch counters and their role in the life of the Center. The project invites a group of international artists to reside in the Center of ...

Music-Machine | VICTOR DA ROSA

português When participating in one of the auditions of the project "Máquina Orchestra", at the UFMG Conservatory of Music, in Belo Horizonte, it was impossible not to remember John Cage and his famous essay published in 1974, exactly forty ...

DECODE | STEPHAN GROSS

The artwork DECODE is a kind of picture puzzle that can be read “CODE CODE CODE …” as well as “DECO DECO DECO …” It confronts the viewer with the double nature of writing systems as visual form and communicative content. ...

“Shandies” and Witches: Notes for an essay on Art and Exile | CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ PONGA

She snatched up a tattered cloak lying in the cattle-shed to cover her nakedness, took wings, so to speak, and before midnight struck, found herself leagues away, far from any thoroughfare, on a desert heath all thistles and brambles. The heath ...

The Shake – Materializing the Distance | KHALED BARAKEH

The Shake, a project by Khaled Barakeh, 2013 Etymologically the term schizophrenia means a splitting of the mind. As an expatriate Syrian working internationally, I have become ever more aware of our tendency to harbour internal divides that ...

January 2015 | English, Exhibitions

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Quest of Query (part 4): Applied Altitudes | ESZTER SZAKÁCS

Nitra Gallery presents the newest chapter of the Quest of Query project by Theodoros Zafeiropoulos entitled Applied Altitudes. Quest of Query is an ongoing, collaborative project initiated in Bergen, Norway in 2013, and realized so far in ...

January 2015 | English, Notes

On Paper | JESSE CHUN

Click on any image to view gallery My answer to the question “where are you from?” usually starts with a pause and ends with a list of cities from Seoul, Hong Kong, New York to Toronto. I have always struggled to identify with a specific ...

Diego Mallo “Baugespanne”

Text by: Marisa Gómez Click on any image to view gallery   Abstract spaces for the senseless The work of Diego Mallo - a Barcelona-based artist and illustrator - passes through drawing, photo-ilustration and visual poetry to explore ...

Tony Camargo “Videomódulos”

Text by Lucila Vilela   A restless and clumsy subject is agitated with colorful balloons. The spaces are laden with scrubs and junk and a computerized rectangle insists in occupying their place. The body wants to liberate ...

December 2014 | English, Notes, Video Art, Visual Arts

The Hydrics & The Self Architect Image | TERESA NUNES ALVES DE SOUSA

Watch The Hydrics & The Self Architecting Image from Teresa Nunes Alves de Sousa on Vimeo.   Apparently there is an extraordinary ability nowadays: that of architecting information. But what architecture is this? What are these ...

December 2014 | Calls, English

Original vs. Copy: Call for papers and art projects | INTERARTIVE

español italiano português ελληνικά The 75th Issue of the Online Magazine Interartive will be dedicated to the diverse aspects of the current discussion about Copy and Original. We invite theorists, critics, curators and artists who ...

‘Double Exposures’: An interview with Manuel Vason | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Click on any image to view gallery Performance art constitutes a leap from the solid and unchanging art object towards the ephemeral, the transition from a mainly visual art perception to a corporeal presence, materialized through the ...

14th Venice Architecture Biennale: Lost in Modernity? | VASSILIKI TZANAKOU AND ISRAEL HURTADO COLA

español   ελληνικά Click on any image to view gallery Who can deny the complexity of a Modernity shaped by multiple and, ultimately, uncontrollable variables? In an era of prevailing randomnesses, we are continuously faced with a ...

VIVA: The first International Visual Art Festival held in Malta | KATYA MICALLEF

In September 2014 the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, VIVA, was held in Malta for the first time. This festival is the first of its sort in the archipelago. Contemporary Visual Art is seen by the majority of people living in big cities ...

October 2014 | English, New Media, Philosophy

The World Mountain or The Construction of the Virtual Real | ULRICH GEHMANN AND MARTIN REICHE

Abstract Based on World Mountains, the major forces towards an increased functionalization are examined, with a special emphasis on the city. The original conceptions of urban life as a major constituent of a conditio humana are compared with ...

World Mountain Machine | ULRICH GEHMANN AND MARTIN REICHE

Combined audiovisual installation and 268-pages book   The World Mountain Machine shows architectural morphology as a historical process and translates it into a visual language. The spectator is offered a view of a process that ...

October 2014 | English, Notes, Review, Video Art

Take it or leave it. Marcel Odenbach | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

. Enigmatic, poetic, baroque, spiritual and crudely political, Marcel Odenbach crosses and becomes a protagonist of the history of video art of the past four decades. The book Take it or leave it. Marcel Odenbach. Anthology of texts and videos - ...

Augmented Archives: The Museum in the City or the City as Museum | MARISA GÓMEZ

Spanish Introduction* Over the course of the last decade, the convergence of the mobile communication technologies developed alongside GPS and georeferencing technologies, the spread of new participatory platforms for information sharing, and the ...

Collaborative Models and Shared Knowledge. Networks, Creativity and Interculturality | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

Español *  The growing interest in the collaborative models, participatory practices, and sociological aspects of networks is linked to and forms part of a broader global process of cultural, social and economic change. Beyond its ...

September 2014 | Artists, English, Notes

‘Wefts’ by Yota Andriakaina | STAVROS PANAGIOTAKIS

ελληνικά Click on any image to view gallery Yota Andriakaina’s "Wefts", freed of the charge of tradition, redefine the use of the yarn. They mix the present with the past of art history through the works of Velázquez and ...

September 2014 | English, Notes

Diasporean reflections on identity, and returning to the city with fresh eyes | EBELE MOGO

  This will be a new story about an old place-Lagos, Nigeria. About home, and returning to it for the first time. Once familiar, that ritual of returning becomes like waist beads one rubs in the intimacy of the shower, reminders of the self ...

June 2014 | Calls, English

Aeolian Currents Summer School | SOUND TECTONICS

Aeolian Currents Summer School will be one of the Sound Tectonics interdisciplinary workshops of a longer duration organized by the independent research centre Space Under. The research field of Sound Tectonics focuses on the realm of sound art ...

Alex Bunn: Limbo Stack | UNIT24 GALLERY

[gss ids="36456,36457,36458,36459"] Unit24 Gallery is pleased to present  an exhibition of new work by Alex Bunn: An exhibition of very large-scale macro-photographs of purpose-built assemblages, sculptures and tableaux.  Alex Bunn is ...

June 2014 | Dance, English

Once and now | ANDERSON DO CARMO

português To undertake a curatorial project it is not only to assume responsibility for selecting a program; it is assuming responsibility for an understanding of dance, body, movement and also to be responsible for everything that simply doesn't ...

June 2014 | Dance, English

Hybridizations | SARAH FERREIRA

português This essay refers to the videodance shows held within the programming Festival Multipla in the city Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.The series entitled "Videodance Brazil" brought a compilation of Brazilian videodances, a ...

June 2014 | Dance, English

I wished, deep inside my soul, that “Ninhos” was different. It was. | PEDRO COIMBRA

português Balangandança Cia, Ninhos, 2014. Foto: Cristiano Prim Kids arrived in masses and the internal court of João Alfredo Rhor basic seemed like it would not stand that swarm of little beings. The play "Ninhos"1 by the group ...

June 2014 | Dance, English

Bio+Graphy = tensions between body and writing | SANDRA MEYER

português To write about an event is to evoke the tensions between body and writing. To write about dance changes the event itself. However, it is not the case of refusing to write about dance just because of its uncontrollable transformation, nor ...

June 2014 | Architecture, English, Notes

Social Buzz and Venice Biennale: Art beats Architecture (for now) | MARIA NOVOZHILOVA & VOICES FROM THE BLOGS

. With the Golden Lion for Best National Participation assigned to Korea, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale has officially opened yesterday. A cultural even that places Italy every year, especially around ...

June 2014 | Dance, English

“Light… light… more light!” Considerations on Finite, Denise Stutz, Rio de Janeiro | VICENTE CONCILIO

português Denise Stutz em Finita, 2014. Foto: Cristiano Prim   Finite, a dance spectacle conceived and performed by Denise Stutz, was the result of a process in which, over two years, she investigated the issues of absence, loss and aging ...