Art

2018 Ars Electronica Festival: “Error. The Art of Imperfection”

At what point does an error become a fail, and what makes it the celebrated source of unprecedented ideas and inventions? Big Data surveillance takes preventative action upon detecting any deviation from our habitual ways, but it is precisely this imperfection that offers the greatest potential for new solutions. Ars Electronica is summoning artists, scientists, technologists worldwide to investigate how can we rethink our ambivalent relationship to technology.... READ MORE...

“In Tune With The World”: an exhibition about man’s place in the universe

In Tune with the World unveils a new selection of artists from the Foundation Louis Vuitton collection in Paris reflecting with several different mediums today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.... READ MORE...

On memory, precarity and visual methods to undermine distance. Interview with Yara Haskiel – part 2

Following some considerations on one of her two most recent long video works, Tsakalos Blues, video artist Hara Haskiel and our author Mario Margani continue their conversation dwelling on the artist's latest work: I don't write diaries I & II. In this second part they deal with technical question as the relationship between the image and the observer, audience involvement and precarity.... READ MORE...

REFRESH02: “ #LAYERS_Contemporary Art in the Digital Era”

The second event of REFRESH is coming, an exhibition series that wants to research Italian contemporary art and offers an update on practices that confront with the issues, languages and forms emerged with the digital turn of the last twenty years. Curated by Fabio Paris and organised by iMAL, The exhibition presents 15 contemporary Italian artists in the attempt to present their work on an international platform.... READ MORE...

“Still Life”: the second iteration of an exhibition by Rhonda Holberton

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions presents Still Life, the second iteration of an exhibition by San Francisco Bay Area based artist Rhonda Holberton at Transfer Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). As virtual environments and autonomous bots infiltrate our homes, and the omnipresent computer in our hands change the role of the body— in all areas of life and commerce, Still Life is Holberton’s attempt to rediscover the value of the biological body through labor and material transformation.... READ MORE...

Open Call : Ageing companions | Deadline: 18/04/2018

The lifecycles of different species are linked via electronic circuits with limited lifespan : accessories that measure biorhythms or monitor the growth-rate of specimens ; interactive medical implants, networked pacemakers or wireless defibrillators are an everyday reality. ... READ MORE...

Technology, art and contemporary culture. The Digicult experience

In the frame of the “Art Talks” series curated by Silvia Grandi at Alma Mater University in Bologna, Marco Mancuso will talk about the impact of digital technologies and sciences on art, design and contemporary culture, and about Digicult which is from 2005 one of the main online critical and curatorial platforms in the field.... READ MORE...

“William Kentridge: O Sentimental Machine”

William Kentridge brings his works into dialogue with the collection of the Frankfurt museum, which spans 5,000 years. Showing over 80 works and installations, the exhibition exemplifies the whole range of the South African artist’s oeuvre, focusing on his fundamental interest in the phenomenon of movement and its material-mechanic and optical-illusionist generation.... READ MORE...

Live Works Award | Deadline: 12/04/2018

Live Works is a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles. The award LIVE WORKS includes a creative residency period, for nine selected projects. Artists and professionals from any geographic location and with no limits on age can enter the competition, as individuals or in groups, with a single project.... READ MORE...

SIMPOSIO #4: A relation network

On Thursday, April 19 th NONE collective organizes the fourth date of Simposio: a meeting, performance and installation program that investigates the man-machine relation within the contemporary society. It was conceived to trigger a network, a public debate and a reflection on the digital contemporaneity and its implications on a perceptive, cognitive, social, and economic level.... READ MORE...

Michael Snow at The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents the exhibition Closed Circuit, featuring works by Michael Snow, a major figure in the development of experimental cinema, video installation, and conceptual photography. With this new exhibition the museum launches the 2018 program for its Film & Video gallery, devoted to the presentation of key works of video art, film, and contemporary practices addressing the moving image.... READ MORE...

Machine Art In The Twentieth Century: interview with Andreas Broeckmann

Starting from the assumption that machine art is not an artistic genre or category, but rather a “discursive formation”, in “Machine Art in the Twentieth Century” Andreas Broeckmann examines artworks from the twentieth and early twenty-first century in the light of new technologies developments, leading to a deeper investigation about the complex and articulate human-machine engagement.... READ MORE...

Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art

This exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich brings together 28 international artists who view the body as their material in the most literal sense. In the search of reality and truth in the world, sensual perception as well as alternative psychological states are investigated adopting a wide range of media and with a view to their potential for expanding consciousness.... READ MORE...

“Joan Jonas”: a groundbreaking survey at Tate Modern

Tate Modern presents the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, where key themes from Jonas’s five decades of performance will be explored reflecting the way she works across many different disciplines and combining a gallery exhibition, a ten day live programme featuring performances by the artist herself, and a film retrospective.... READ MORE...