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Social-genic Architects | MARIA NOVOZHILOVA

Pending the proclamation of the 2014 Pritzker winner, below are the results of a popularity test conducted last year on a sample of 200,000 posts. The aim was to find out who is the most discussed, commented and appreciated architect on the social ...

February 2014 | English, General

Cardboardia: developing cultural mobility in and out of Russia | MAYYA LOBOVA

  Panoramic view of Kartonkamsk  Since time immemorial the territory of the present day Russia was an area of high mobility and frequent interactions. Without any doubts this mobility has affected many aspects of life including art and culture. ...

February 2014 | English, Notes

The 55th Venice Art Biennale and the Net. Who is the real winner of the exhibition? | VOICES FROM THE BLOGS & MARIA NOVOZHILOVA

. . The 55. International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale that ended last November was, according to the recorded number of visitors, a great success. Yet, the public who attended the Exhibition was not the only one to open discuss the ...

Revolution as Aesthetics [PART II] | AHMAD HOSNI

Click here to read PART I . III.         The two vanguards   Revolution is the forging of new horizons of social positioning and new possibilities for the count. It provided an incident for socialities that proliferated with the new ...

February 2014 | English, Exhibitions, General

Hotel Jugoslavija: Spatio-temporal Mosaics of Memorabilia | AMANI MAIHOUB

  An eerie, abandoned building awaiting reconstruction today, the Hotel Jugoslavija was once considered the finest embodiment of the ideals of modern architecture in Novi Beograd. It was the biggest hotel in the Socialist Federal Republic of ...

February 2014 | Artists, Contemporary Art, English

The word as a weapon | AMOR MARSE

 español Shirin Neshat writing Persian poetry on the image of a young Iranian. Series Patriots All images published here are courtesy of the artist. Curator Catherine David[1] ensures that exile is about attitude. This attitude is what ...

Revolution as Aesthetics [PART I] | AHMAD HOSNI

. Abstract The Egyptian revolution will probably remembered as one of the most aestheticized political events in decades. On a more global level, it will remain as a moment of intense liaison between politics and art. The paper puts the notion ...

“The wilderness in the machine”: Glitch and the poetics of error | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Grand Wizard Theodore Scratching Bodies and machines are defined by function: as long as they operate correctly, they remain imperceptible; they become a part of the process of perception, as the extension of the action that engages the Self with ...

The Mobility of Struggle: Myanmar’s Performance Art as Protest | NATHALIE JOHNSTON

  More than ever before, the performance of protest is used to deem societies, governments and situations insufficient or unsatisfactory. While performative acts in the forms of poetry, theatre, paint and puppetry were employed for centuries to ...

Metacognitive Artefacts | MICHAEL HAMPTON

  Both Christina Mitrenstse (Greece) and Emmanuel Dundic (Belgium), whose work forms the exhibition 'Metacognitive Artefacts' currently installed on two floors of Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, have opted inter alia to display book ...

Writer today in southeast of Europe | STEFAN ÇAPALIKU

  1. What does “being a writer” in Albania mean? In the history of the Albanian thinking the first document which deals in an explicit manner with the liberty of word is “The Canon of Lekë Dukagjini”, a medieval code which was and still ...

Christina Mitrentse’s Wounded Books Series as a Metaphor for (Re-)Incarnation | ANNA MC NAY

      Christina Mitrentse (born 1977, Greece) began her Wounded Book series as a response to her contribution to the Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street project, organised by Beau Beausoleil in 2010, to reflect on the damage to ...

Indeterminate Hikes + | LEILA NADIR & CARY PEPPERMINT (ECOARTTECH)

. What is a waterfall? A cascade of water tumbling over boulders, brilliant in the sun, beckoning backpackers with sturdy leather boots to climb into remote, magical valleys? Or inspiring tourists to follow road signs to popular, sublime ...

November 2013 | Artists, Contemporary Art, English

Perspectives on motorways and elevated roadways | CAMILLA BRUETON

. Looking up at the Westway[i] in London as it spans above my head, I find myself viewing it as a monument from a former time[ii], a time that promised an ambitious, permanent solution to fast auto-mobility, fuelled by cheap, limitless ...

Encountering the Pilbara | SHARMILA WOOD

There was a sense of trepidation preceding a creative development trip to Australia’s remote Pilbara with some of India’s finest photographers, Ketaki Sheth and Bharat Sikka. My experience as a Curator working with the photographers ...

Exchange, Cooperation and Cultural Mobility: Visions from Vietnam. Interview with Nguyen Phuong Hoa | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

. The increasingly important issue of cultural mobility and its multiple aspects involve not only artistic and cultural organizations, or artists and cultural practitioners, but also those political institutions that deal with culture, diplomacy ...

Last Call to the 55th Venice Biennale | VASSILIKI TZANAKOU

ελληνικά The 55th Venice Biennale opened its doors on the first of June, and - for those who did not manage to visit it during the summer months - it will remain open to the public until the 24th of November, 2013. Anyone who has been ...

The Double Face of Collaborative Art: The Exchange of Theory and Practice | LAIA GUILLAMET & DAVID ROCA

Spanish . 1. Introduction The collaborative art is an aspect of contemporary art whose earliest manifestations can be located in the sixties of the last century. Its origins are drawn in compromised political art proposals, together with the ...

The “Space of Flows” as Social Imaginary: Interpretation and Representation in Digital Artistic Practices (Part II) | MARISA GÓMEZ

Part I The Spatial Logic of Flows As we have pointed out, the material practices of the Informational Society are organized according to the virtualization of all types of information that can be produced and broadcasted in real time. Throughout ...

Translation in Visual Arts | MODESTA DI PAOLA

  During the last two decades the versatile concept of “translation” has been increasingly connecting Translation Studies with other fields of study. The dividing line between some disciplines such as Cultural Studies, Diaspora Studies, ...

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Interview with Luckana Kunavichayanont | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

        “BACC visualizes itself as a centre of cultural diversity for a sustainable social development”. BACC Mission . In an effort to bring Asia and Europe closer, to know better the cultural, artistic and creative ...

And now, what? Cognitariat and collective intelligence in times of crisis | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

C. "To Resist is to Create", Occupy movement poster. Source: occuprint.org . It's a great way […] to be part of a successful start-up. It will look great on your CV. Since we are a start-up there is no pay at this time. Trust me when I say you ...

Searching for Kalpana Chakma | SHAHIDUL ALAM

  A Photo-Forensic Study Part of the “No More” public awareness campaign of Drik. ____ Let me ask a silly question, my partner Rahnuma had said. “But isn’t it all in your imagination?” Of course it was. The images I’d ...

The “Space of Flows” as Social Imaginary: Interpretation and Representation in Digital Artistic Practices (Part I) | MARISA GÓMEZ

. Part II According to many scholars, the cultural change produced by the ICTs has entailed a modification in the traditional notions of space and time, as basic coordinates of human experience and as socially and historically constructed ...

“Plant your Siyadeh”: An Interview with Alia Farid | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

español Images of workshop taken by Dan Wileman . CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU: The project of “sidayeh-planters” forms part of your artistic residency in Casa Arabe in Cordoba. Does the urban and cultural landscape in Cordoba reflect your ...

Ethnographies of Social Networks: How Artists Negotiate Digital Identity | STACEY KOOSEL

. Introduction The use of the Internet in cultural research has opened up many new dimensions for ethnographic fieldwork. The Internet can be used both as a research tool for gathering data and as a cultural artefact or object of research ...

Instances of the transparent | LIA YOKA

Ljilja Jaric: Drawings 2009-2012 and Vladimir Milanovic: Landscape as a poetic metaphor 2008-2010 . Mini chronicle of an artistic term Two dominant uses of the term “transparency” exemplify the wealth and arbitrariness of descriptive language ...

Fear of the void / Horror Vacui | ALIKI TSIRLIAGKOU

"Nature abhors a vacuum" Aristotle In the time of crisis, when more and more shops cease to function, we transformed our distaste for empty spaces into creation and decided to conquer them creatively. According to Aristotle, nature abhors a vacuum ...

Intro | RU’A / VISIONS

español An intersection between western criticism and the islam rhizome To deconstruct the media monotype imposed on islamic realities A reflection on the image in its relationship with the dream and visionary and on the images ability ...

Repetition, submission and menace in Vito Acconci’s work | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

español During the past five decades Vito Acconci has experimented with different types of art and style, starting from poetry and moving forward with performance, video, architecture and landscape design. The diversity of his interests and ...

Loading R-evolution. TNS>BCN 03. Rania Werda | LATIFA MOUELHI KACEM

 Français From my first contact with these works, I was shaken by a multitude of questions. I was flooded by emotions, as I confronted multiple time spans intersecting with trampled commemorations, lost in the emotion of an interlocked ...

January 2013 | English, Performance, Theatre

Ritual, reality and representation: From ancient theatre to postmodern performance | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

español The 20th century marked a dramatic change in the way performance was perceived and carried out; from a text-based representative act, it turned into an a self-sufficient reality, where emotions and ideas were transmitted through ...

Desire Paths that go through the landscape | ISMAEL TEIRA

 español Sometimes, common, pedestrian citizens - and on foot - show their discontent with the imposed path and demand to improve it. A good example for this are the paths of desire, which are, definitely, visible and passable traces of such an ...

A coffee with Mimi | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

français Mimi the Clown, Johnny Clown. Paris, 2008 (left) and Lille, 2012 (right). Photo courtesy of Alexander de Querzen When I was younger, I was afraid of clowns. But after a discussion over a coffee in his studio, I was no longer afraid ...

New Brasilian Art | CRISTIANA TEJO

A continent and a generation in transit The current decade in Brazil began with a so-called new phenomenon: the artist group. More than following an international tendency or a new urge toward sociability, the Brazilian artists’ initiatives ...

LINEAR B -introduces ‘Performing the collection’- a new species and mode of curatorial practice | CHRISTINA MITRENTSE

Linear B, exhibition views LINEAR B was initiated in 2009 by artists, curators Christina Mitrentse and Jonas Ranson when its theoretical framework was first presented publicly at the annual symposium of Stephen Lawrence gallery London in ...

Repetitive actions, mumbled whispers: Some notes on Bruce Nauman | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

  Bruce Nauman, Beckett Walk (left), Clown Torture (right) . Bruce Nauman’s work brings to life uncanny visions of fragmentation and stillness, repetition and obsession. The de-contextualization of simple actions and the creation of a ...

The Therapeutic Art of Lygia Clark | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Curing through Breath and Odour  . Perfumes […] have infinite resonances. They bind memories to desires, an enormous past to an immense and unformulated future. […] Odours are perceptible bonds. There is a continuity in their very bodies. ...

Remote Sensing | MARTINA CORGNATI

“Remote sensing” is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon, without making physical contact with the object. In modern usage, the term generally refers to the use of aerial sensor technologies to detect and classify ...

Adrift. Photographs by Lela Martorano | LUCILA VILELA

português español "The camera lens is an instrument like the pencil or the paintbrush; the photograph is a procedure like drawing and engraving, because what makes the artist is feeling and not procedure." Louis Figuier, La Photographie au ...

Yang Li’s “Mustard Seed Forest” | STACEY KOOSEL

español     Yang Li’s Mustard Seed Forest is an installation that brings together Eastern tradition and history with Western contemporary aesthetics. She sourced inspiration and theory from a Ming and Qing dynasty didactic ...

Augmented Sensations. An interview with Scenocosme | MARISA GÓMEZ

español français Since 2003, French artists Grégory Laserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt, work together as Scenocosme. Their interactive installations, objects and performances have been around the world, captivating both audience and ...

The Delfina Foundation: Mobility and Dialogue between the UK and the MENASA region. Interview with Aaron Cezar | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

español       To reflect and to research on mobility means to be in a state of permanent travel. Theory and practice come together thanks to the potential of mobility and exchange, facilitating the development of a complete ...

Reading between the lines: “Add To My Library” Vol. III by Christina Mitrentse | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Article by the curator Christina Grammatikopoulou and interview with the artist Christina Mitrentse about the experience of "Add to My Library", Vol.III. Barcelona, Library of the Faculty Philosophy, History and Geography, University of Barcelona, ...

Oblivion | OVNI * WWW.DESORG.ORG

español català   This program (*) in the form of an essay aims to shed light on some of the more disturbing aspects of contemporary life. Specifically, it looks at experiences involving conflict with power and at the imminent ...

Hosted In Athens | DAILY LAZY PROJECTS

  Hosted in Athens // 22-29 May 2012 Hosted in Athens has invited groups of artists and collectives of different background and nationalities to present their activity in various buildings in the center of Athens through ...

Prophètes, A vision of unity. An interview with C215 (Christian Guémy) | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

  read "Prophets" text   “Religious tolerance”: those two words were almost the first ones Christian Guémy spoke out, when we talked a couple of months ago, while he was still preparing his exhibition “Prophètes” ...

Christian Guémy: “Prophètes” | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

read C215 interview   C215, Prophètes. Photo courtesy of Laurence Dentinger GHPS/AP-HP   ‘Every single work of art is the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every work of art is the conversion of an idea into an ...

Recycle and explode: A note on Robert Bradford’s toys and 3-D fires | LIA YOKA

Robert Bradford, Left: Space Face (Him), Right: Hot Dog   In Dolní Věstonice, the well-known Paleolithic site in the Czech Republic, thousands of fragments of clay figurines have been uncovered in a kiln. The figurines exhibit rather ...

Limits of Utopia in outer-space: Contemporary sci-fi art representations | MARIAN ZIKOU

ελληνικά “Oh, hell! I can’t sleep!” “Neither can I! But I might as well try — as a matter of principle.” Twelve hours later, sleep was still just that — a matter of principle, unattainable in practice. The storm had arrived ...

Christina Mitrentse “Add To My Library Vol.III” (Barcelona) [2012, MAR]

International Art Book Project Initiative by London Based Artist Christina Mitrentse Curated by Christina Grammatikopoulou ESPAÑOL: leer texto · descargar información · descargar descripción CATALÀ: llegir text · descarregar ...

Shades of the immaterial: Different approaches to the ‘non-object’ | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

. The discourse about immateriality has prevailed during the last decades in diverse theoretical schemes, including art, economy, society and psychology, especially in relation to information technologies. The question of the immaterial is of ...

Marina Abramović: Rituals of Breath, Voice and Void | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

  From Eastern philosophy to western culture, from primitive rituals to stage performance and from agonizing actions to silent and still contemplation, Marina Abramović has studied every possible inch of the performance act and has ...

On ‘Supercargo’ | BERNHARD GARNICNIG

Deutsch   Supercargo tells the story of an artist who gets invited to participate in a group exhibition in Shanghai, China. He boards a container vessel to maximise the cultural and subjective experience of difference, making his trip to ...

Art as a Response. A visit to the exhibition “Linear B” | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά From the floor plan of a renaissance square or a byzantine building, to a constellation in the sky or the staging of an Ancient Greek tragedy, Nikos Alexiou’s artistic work seems to be an open dialogue with art and ...

November 2011 | English, Interviews, Street Art

Break fast with C215 | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

français © Photo by Alexander de Querzen   I think the first time I discovered Christian Guémy, aka C215, it was totally by hazard, through two little books : The Blue Book and The Red Book. Texts by C215, illustrations by different ...

Med Art Spaces. Makan | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

. Med Art Spaces. Beirut Art Center (BAC) Med Art Spaces. PIST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space Images: Courtesy of Makan / http://makanhouse.net/   The third stage of the “Med Art Spaces” project brings me to Amman, the capital ...

Dance, dance otherwise we are lost! Reflections on Wim Wenders’ ‘Pina’ | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

. “I’m not so interested in how they move as in what moves them” Pina Bausch . Is it dance? Is it theatre? Or is it… Life Soon after the curtains went up on the stage of the Liceu, back in 2008, I realized that the world I was ...

Visualizing “Hertzian Space” | MARISA GÓMEZ

Español I For centuries, we human beings have coped with our environment just thanks to the set of sensorial systems biologically developed for that scope. However, as we have built technological tools, our ways to approach the environment have ...

Image courtesy of the Guggenheim, New York. Previously published in the on line magazine Contemporary Art Daily and

The Color of Money. $1 bills by Hans – Peter Feldmann | MODESTA DI PAOLA

  Italiano   “So I must leave, I'll have to go to Las Vegas or Monaco and win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same” Abba, Money, Money, Money, 1976.       The color of money, their ...

LEA, ISEA y otros desafíos de Lanfranco Aceti | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

      La agenda 2011 de Lanfranco Aceti - profesor de la Universidad Sabanci de Estambul, Visiting Researcher en el Goldsmiths College de Londres, artista y comisario - se caracteriza en particular por dos grandes proyectos: la ...

Words of Air: Breath, Voice and Poetry | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Ἀερίων ἐπέων ἂρχομαι ἀλλ’ ὀν’ατων With words of air I begin, for this reason they are words soft in hearing) Sappho . Poetry has its roots in human breath and what would become of us if this breath ...

Add to My library: An Interview with Christina Mitrentse | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Video Produced and Edited by Rat Commander Productions Christina Grammatikopoulou: Your new project Add to My Library Vol. II consists of drawings that reproduce known symbols as constructions of books, an installation, as well as a performance ...

Holy Pop! The making of Icons in Contemporary Culture | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

The power to educate or to seduce, to heal or to scare, to tame or to arouse, to unite or to divide... From cave murals to digital pictures, images have always had a profound impact on human thought. Hence, they’ve been often seen as carriers of ...

Communions, litanies, rituals and apparitions | STEPHANIE BERTRAND

Written in response to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art’s invitation to speak on the subject of art and worship, the following three short essays suggest possible readings of selected works by three contemporary artists that engage with ...

Bill Viola: Mater Dolorosa. Imagines pietatis | MARO PSYRRA

ελληνικά BILL VIOLA, Dolorosa, 2000, Color video diptych on two freestanding vertical LCD flat panels framed and hinged together, 11 minute loop, 16 X 24 1/2 X 5 3/4 inches, Edition of 5   Blessed are those who mourn, for they ...

June 2011 | English, Visual Arts

Image and Public Ritual | GEORGE FEATHAM

ελληνικά   The subject in question revolves around the role of images in public ritual. The basic aim is to present the unalterable relationship people have with images. I hope it will be made clear that this relationship always ...

Tramp, profaner | ARTUR DE VARGAS GIORGI

português City Lights (1931) is one of Charles Chaplin’s most celebrated films. It is often remembered for having been made as a silent film (in pantomime) after spoken cinema had already been established. And, this, despite Chaplin’s choice ...

Portrait of an artist as a contemporary man | PEDRO DONOSO

  «The meaning of my work lays in the invisibility of my actions rather than in any representation in particular. Actually no representation takes place other than a written testimony that I may produce later, once the action has ended. The ...

Stones and numbers: new media and the production of space | GIOVANBATTISTA TUSA

  Before the end, something is coming to an end. The general digitalization of channel and information erases the differences among individual media. […] Inside the computer the computer themselves everything becomes a number: quantity ...

Breathe! Respiration, breath and whispers in contemporary artistic practices | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Notes and personal memories from a two day conference in Barcelona español ελληνικά Breath, present in the aristotelic philosophy as the element that unites the body with the soul and the person with the environment, is an act that ...

Who’s Building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi? Art challenging the global system of exploitation | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

español   We always ask ourselves if art and creativity have some ability to change society, to influence it, if they are able to go against political powers or - even more complex and difficult – to go against the people that really pull ...

March 2011 | Artists, English, General

Crisis and critique | JOSÉ BENTO FERREIRA

In his 1917 lecture “Art and life”, the British art critic Roger Fry discusses the difference between historic interest in ancient art, which could be caused by the “lack of aesthetic sense”, and the aesthetic delight of modern ...

art.politics | GUVEN INCIRLIOGLU [XURBAN]

  "Contemporary mass-culture is historically necessary not merely as a result of the encompassment of life in its totality by monster enterprises, but as a consequence of what seems most utterly opposed to the standardization of consciousness ...

Escape from the attic, Escape from the crisis | MARIA KENANIDOU

"The superiority of inner vision"1 ελληνικά Even though in the contemporary art of the postmodern, or however contemporary art has settled in calling itself, the understanding of the history of art and the creation of new ways of ...

Found footage Art. Conversation with Péter Forgács | LORENZO MARMIROLI, VALENTINA VALENTINI, GIUSEPPINA VIGNOLA

* Italiano   Mr. Forgács, in every movie of yours, in every material there is a biography, the story of a human being. Can you tell us your artistic biography? An uncle of mine, in summer 1956, escaped successfully from Ukraine, ...

“The power of male and female grace”: Dzi Croquettes | LUCILA VILELA

português español 1. "Neither man. Neither woman. People." Free and libertarians, glittery dresses, skirts and fake eyelashes, a set of masculine forces entered the stage in full military dictatorship in Brazil. Dzi Croquettes, a theater group ...

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: When they were “Just Kids” | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Browsing through Patti Smith's Just Kids... Patti before Smith and Robert before Mapplethorpe meet in New York City in the late 1960s. What happens? Love. Art. Rock. And a fascinating story. In Patti Smith’s Just Kids we see the first ...

On art and revolution… | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

“Nothing painful is there, nothing fraught with ruin, no shame, no dishonour, that I have not seen in thy woes and mine.” Sophocles, Antigone, 442 B.C. Two brothers kill each other in the battle. One is honored, the other is left unburied. His ...

Dis_Reality | OVNI * WWW.DESORG.ORG

español català “You are asleep, and your vision is a dream; all you are see is an illusion.”[1] OVNI disReality aims to reflect upon different phenomena of the critique of reality, their repercussions and the horizons that they ...

Med Art Spaces. PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

/// Following the road of the “Med Art Spaces” project, I contact Didem Özbek, artist and co-founder of PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space, in Istanbul. The big Turkish city, on the crossroad among Asia, Europe and Middle East, ...

Fleeting or immortal glory: Art and Fame in the Digital Age | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά Our names in Lights: Art glorification and internet fame It’s late at night in Barcelona and I’m watching the screen on my computer, showing a live feed from the façade of the Australian Museum in Sydney, where it’s ...

On Becoming A Hacker: A new political and cultural practice | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά Hackers create the possibility of new things entering the world. Not always great things, or even good things, but new things. In art, in science, in philosophy and culture, in any process of knowledge where data can be gathered, ...

Body-House | IDA MARA FREIRE

português Casa, 2010, Lucila Vilela. Foto: Cristiano Prim   If to Lygia Clark "the body is the house" the exhibition of Lucila Vilela, held in October at a residence located at Rua Reinaldo Consoni Academic, 122, Córrego Grande, ...

… And they lived happily ever after. The End | STELA ANASTASAKI et.al.

ελληνικά A group exhibition in Partisan, Thessaloniki. Stela Anastasaki wrote the curatorial text; artists Eva Theodoridou, Iraklis Goudaras, Katia Kouliou and Art Minds Group interview themselves. Stela Anastasaki, Partisan, ...

November 2010 | Cinema, English, Notes, Point of View

355 days of everyday life + 10 days of cinema: Thessaloniki Film Festival | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά If a good movie takes us to another dimension, where images, events and emotions enrich our everyday experience, then a good film festival is a long journey, far from everyday life. In the case of the Thessaloniki Film Festival ...

Natalia Calderón “Fractured Territories” [2010, NOV]

bio Text by: Marisa Gómez Fractured Territories is, more than a picture or a collage, a conceptual map. A map that positions and guides us trough the different mechanisms that, consciously or unconsciously, shape the subject in the context of ...

INTERVIEW | Med Art Spaces. Beirut Art Center (BAC) | HERMAN BASHIRON MENDOLICCHIO

español   The Med Art Spaces project wants to establish itself as a focal point in the identification of a creative network around the Mediterranean territory. Interviews, points of view, in depth studies, conversations, meetings, ...

White flag, love: In defense of the pride and authority of art | NUNO RAMOS

español português Nuno Ramos, Bandeira Branca (CLICK HERE to view video)        Summary Target of protests by graffiti writers, journalists and animal rights activists, the work "White Flag" by Nuno Ramos, was dismantled ...

ARTISTERIUM 3, 2010: a short review of a meaningful experience | ARETI LEOPOULOU and THEODORE MARKOGLOU

Greek – Georgian foreign relations are quite tight the last decades. Many people from Georgia immigrate to Greece, seeking for a better future and many Greeks have been living in Georgia since antiquity. For a few days two Greek curators and an ...

Philippe Laferrière “Cités polymorphes” [2010, OCT]

bio Text by: Christina Grammatikopoulou Click on any image to view gallery . Cités polymorphes* What is the city for us today? [...] The cities gather so many things: memories, desires, linguistic signs; cities are places of ...

September 2010 | Artists, English, Memory

Falling from a cliff | MILTOS MANETAS

ελληνικά Photos: metamanetas.com I lost my grip on the rock, and I started going down on my back, slowly for two seconds, and accelerating immediately after. I remember everything, the whole timeline. My memory has kept every detail ...

September 2010 | Cinema, English, Review, Street Art

Exit Through The Gift Shop | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

You don't have the sound, but imagine a dwarf with a fool's hat, running all over the place, screaming “I got it ! I got it ! I got it !”. You've got the picture ? Okay, 't was me when (finally) Play delivered “my” DVD copy of ...

Photography to the new five winds | VASILIS KARKATSELIS

ελληνικά Garbis[1] What reactions could be caused by the gradual installation of projects in a building that has been in construction for more than a decade for an experimental period of almost two weeks? The construction site (an ...

LADUMA! | ROLAND GROENENBOOM

LADUMA! An art project for the Afrikaanderwijk in the context of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa "For decades, football was by far the most popular sport among non-whites in South Africa. During the 1920s and 1930s a network of black ...

Football without Borders | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

Browsing through Caio Vilela's Futebol Sem Fronteiras: Retratos da bola ao redor do mundo español português ελληνικά Slideshow images and captions by Caio Vilela © 2009 Caio Vilela . No matter how many places I go to I find ...

ART-FOOTBALL: Romário, Zidane, Rivaldo, Messi, four films by Rafael Campos Rocha

JOSÉ BENTO FERREIRA

português To my father "It was a beautiful match, both teams played in advance, much better than those matches in which nothing ever happens!" How come nothing happens? As if nothing happened in abstract paintings, sculptures, films or ...

Street Art + Football: Apollon Kalamarias FC Stadium | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά If the glory of a football team is made of championships, money investments, number of fans, then Apollon Kalamarias must be one of the humblest teams on the planet -when it comes to origin and history. If, however, we ...

A talk with Louis Bec

DOROTHEA KONTELETZIDOU

ελληνικά Louis Bec. Malaskunodousse, 1997-99, artificial life model, softimage O Louis Bec is definitely a multi-faceted personality. We can say that this kind of scientist who combines classical with positive studies, a biologist ...