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Play at your own risk. Art Games in pandemic mode

This international exhibition brings together the work of artists who use video game languages to address emerging issues in contexts of isolation, distancing and uncertainty. An invitation to play and at the same time, to reflect on the impact of sudden behavioral changes in society during the Covid-19 pandemic. After more than a year of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have undergone changes in the way we interact with others and the environment. Confinement and social distancing, extreme disinfection, online education, and remote work became part of the daily scenario. These modalities have bought new habits and caused psychological effects that directly affect all areas of our life, including the way we relate to art.... READ MORE...

ROBOT12 – Borders

Confini da attraversare, limiti da superare, per sprigionare energie che non credevamo di possedere: sulla via della conoscenza e della sperimentazione, la nuova edizione di ROBOT. Il festival di musica elettronica e arti digitali si svolgerà a Bologna dal 18 al 20 giugno 2021 negli spazi della ‘rigenerazione’ urbana di DumBO (via Casarini 19), che, data la vastità, permetteranno la fruizione dell’offerta musicale in assoluta sicurezza e nelle più confortevoli condizioni possibili. Preview il 12 giugno con il live di uno degli artisti più rappresentativi della via italiana all’elettronica internazionale, Alessio Natalizia in arte Not Waving, che presenta in anteprima nazionale il suo ultimo disco How To Leave Your Body nel quale sono presenti grandi nomi della musica come Marc Lanegan e Jim O’Rourke (gratis su prenotazione).... READ MORE...

La fabbrica è esplosa: evviva la fabbrica. Intervista con Fabrizio Bellomo

Fabrizio Bellomo porta avanti da alcuni anni la ricerca sulle interconnessioni tra strumenti, rappresentazioni e retoriche del lavoro. Con FILM, presentato nel 2020 con il debutto a novembre al Torino Film Festival (che si è svolto interamente online) nella sezione ITALIANA.DOC, affronta la rielaborazione di proprie esperienze e ricerche sviluppate tra l’Italia, la Serbia, l’Albania e la Germania, paesi nei quali Bellomo ha prodotto interventi e realizzato mostre negli ultimi anni. Il cortocircuito, illuminate e talvolta ironico, tra vecchi e nuovi paradigmi visivi e sociali nella relazione tra essere umano e macchina mette in risalto il continuo ritorno e rinnovamento di dinamiche di smaterializzazione del lavoro, managerializzazione dell’esistenza umana, appiattimento, omogeneizzazione culturale e (auto)sfruttamento.... READ MORE...

theVOV – Collective Intimacy: Reviving a Live Programme

The Showroom is excited to join Season One: Revive the Archive of theVOV, a new virtual arts ecosystem, combining cutting edge XR technology with pioneering micro-philanthropy hosting 15 of the UK’s leading arts organisations to revive some of their most celebrated exhibitions of the recent past. The Showroom chose to revive their immersive Collective Intimacy platform to be accessible in a special digital archive format. This project, originally in collaboration with Prada and The Vinyl Factory, was hosted by The Showroom and The Store X in October – November 2019, launching within the Black Image Corporation installation by Theaster Gates. It took on a journey through multiple narratives of the current Black experience, offering futuristic imaginaries as jumping off points for a collaboration.... READ MORE...

From Black Boxes to Open Systems: NFTs and the Law

From Black Boxes to Open Systems is a knowledge-sharing initiative presented by the New Museum’s digital art affiliate Rhizome. The project aims to support artists and art organizations develop a better understanding of the concepts, skills, and infrastructure necessary for the exhibition, collection, and stewardship of born-digital art. Organized in collaboration with Serpentine Legal Lab, which promotes collaborations across art, science, and technology, this event convenes leading art lawyers to discuss the legal implications of NFTs for collectors and artistic collaborators.... READ MORE...

23rd Annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art 

NAISA introduces its new programming theme Digital in Nature, which is prompted by a reflection on the pervasive presence of digital technology in public life that plays out in parallel to a compulsion to leave the technology of the city behind and disappear up north to be closer to the natural world. The works curated for this year's Sound Travels Festival slide in and out of different points of tension in their relation to digital technology and nature.... READ MORE...

The frontiers of contemporary robotics and bionics at Mudec

From May 1st to August 1st 2021, Mudec - Museo delle Culture in Milan presents the exhibition ROBOT. The human project. From the first mechanical devices of ancient Greece to the new frontiers of Artificial Intelligence, man has always been attracted to the idea of creating an artificial fellow creature. The exhibition retraces the relationship between human beings and their doubles, revealing to the public the results achieved so far, the extraordinary technological developments and the frontiers of contemporary robotics and bionics.... READ MORE...