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“Original Narratives”: The Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH 2018

Every summer, SIGGRAPH conference is held in a different city, to present the highest level of creative technology, and research on the latest techniques of interactive, animation, VR, gaming, and real-time graphics to a global network of practitioners/users, artists and scientists. Since 1981 an Art Gallery has been part of the official program. Kathy Rae Huffman tells us about this year exhibition in Vancouver.... READ MORE...

Cyfest 2018: la quiete dopo la tempesta

Dal 22 giugno al 1 luglio la Reggia di Caserta ha ospitato la tappa finale dell'undicesima edizione del CYFEST, il festival di New Media Art che si svolge ogni anno presso il museo statale dell'Ermitage a San Pietroburgo. Curata da Anna Frants, Isabella Indolfi e Elena Gubanova, la manifestazione ha promosso l'emergere di nuove forme d'arte e l'interazione tra arte e tecnologia, in uno scambio tra Russia e Italia.... READ MORE...

“Seen”: there’s really “nothing to see”?

Quoting Fred Richtin we could say that “we’ve entered the surveillance era, and surveillance era came into us”. The exhibition Seen, shown until the 1st of July at Wei- Ling Contemporary gallery of Kuala Lumpur focuses on this issue, identifying contemporary surveillance as an undetectable grey zone, trying to elaborate strategies of resistance.... READ MORE...

Reimmaginare il nostro universo dopo Einstein: la mostra Gravity al MAXXI di Roma

Fino al 29 aprile al MAXXI di Roma è in corso Gravity, una mostra curata da Luigia Lonardelli, Vincenzo Napolano e Andrea Zanini e dedicata alla teoria della relatività generale di Albert Einstein, che esplora la fisica moderna e il rapporto di interdipendenza tra arte e scienza che è alla base della ricerca contemporanea, al limite tra passato e presente, materiale e immateriale.... READ MORE...

On Tino Sehgal: May a new ground flourish again?

Curated by Luca Cerizza, a new performance by Tino Sehgal is ongoing at the OGR in Turin, returning to Italy ten years after his last solo show. Dalia Maini recounts a work that stages a complex choreography of fifty performers, a tangle of apparently human bodies and stories focusing on immateriality and physicality, and on communication as a visceral need.... READ MORE...

“Dökk”, or the multimedia cosmic dance. The new project by fuse*

Modern physics has shown us that movement and rhythm are essential properties of matter; that all matter, both on Earth and in outer space, is involved in a continuous cosmic dance. These - and many other – suggestions gave rise to Dökk, the new live-media performance of fuse*, the new live-media performance of fuse*: an immersive multimedia narrative - in premiere on February 3rd at Teatro Testoni in Bologna.... READ MORE...

hyle. Dialoghi transdisciplinari sul design

Al Riot Studio di Napoli una mostra curata da Francesco Dell'Aglio, Enza Migliore e Chiara Scarpitti presenta una dimensione inconsueta del design italiano, in cui arte, design, poesia e artigianato dialogano tra loro intrecciandosi in una serie di progetti e visioni che propongono ciascuno un diverso modo di sentire la città.... READ MORE...

Abstracted reality and the hidden world. A fragmented report from Resonate 2017

Amongst the usual slew of corporate-funded projects that many of the artists and designers presented at Belgrade's Resonate festival this year, it was good to see a strand of work revealing ideas addressing cultural engagement and the contemporary political landscape. With Nora O'Murcha at the helm of the arts programme, it was reassuring to see her once again bringing her art and design take to the festival, following her 2015 curating of the "New Black" exhibition .... READ MORE...

How much of this is fiction. An Exhibition by FACT Liverpool

How Much of this is Fiction. A rhetorical question, you could say. There is a lot of doubt over the way things happen in society, so how much can we believe? The key message from the last exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool is about deception. To what extent are we being fooled or protected from the strange incidents that come to pass in political media?... READ MORE...

MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).... READ MORE...

Ai Weiwei, not only Free

The first big retrospective of Ai Weiwei opened last month in Florence, Italy. This event not only brought to Italy for the first time works that left a sign in the recent history of contemporary art, but it also marks the reactivation of the contemporary art network that connects Palazzo Strozzi to other centers in Tuscany, like Pecci, in Prato.... READ MORE...