Newsarchive 2014

28.05.14
Frieder Nake in conversation

Watch now Frieder Nake in conversation at the DAM GALLERY Berlin. The german artist about his work and the development of digital art.

The german artist Frieder Nake in conversation with Wolf Lieser at the DAM GALLERY in Berlin, November 2010.
Frieder Nake about his work and the development of Digital Art since the early 1960s.

Watch it now on Vimeo:

Frieder Nake Interview @ DAM GALLERY from DAM Berlin on Vimeo.

11.05.14
ZKM App Art Award 2014

APP GOES ART // ART GOES APP APPARTAWARD 2014 After three succesful competitions in 2011, 2012 and 2013 on the 11th July 2014 the award-ceremony will be held for the fourth time by ZKM | CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE, CYBERFORUM E.V. and their partners.

APP GOES ART // ART GOES APP
APPARTAWARD 2014

After three succesful competitions in 2011, 2012 and 2013 on the 11th July 2014 the award-ceremony will be held for the fourth time by ZKM | CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE, CYBERFORUM E.V. and their partners.

The Prize honors the best artworks in app format that represent advanced artistic applications. Besides artistic aspects the creative integration as well as the use of options offered by new technologies is important.

The AppArtAwards categories for 2014 are «Prize for Artistic Innovation», «Special Prize for Art+Science», «Special Prize for Sound Art» and « Special Prize for Crowd Art». Apps for the AppArtAward 2014 may be submitted till May 11.

Have you developed an artistic App? If so, then apply with your App for the AppArtAward 2014. A well-known jury will select the winner in each of the categories.

Exhibition AppArtAward 2014 - Highlights / / from 16.07.2014 / / ZKM
The exhibiton at the ZKM_Mediamuseum invites visitors to try out the winning-apps plus a selection of highlights from this years competition.

http://en.app-art-award.org

23.04.14
William Latham - Exhibition at iMAL Brussels

Mutator 1 + 2 : Evolutionary Art William Latham - Exhibition at iMAL Brussels 23 April - 25 May 2014

Mutator 1 + 2 : Evolutionary Art
William Latham - Exhibition at iMAL Brussels
23 April - 25 May 2014

Video, drawings and interactive installations

William Latham was one of the first UK artists in the 80s to create computer art, and he rapidly gained an international reputation as a pioneer in the field. His work blends organic imagery and computer animation, using software modelled upon the processes of evolution. Starting with a simple shape, Latham introduces random 'mutations' of a form in order to generate increasingly complex three-dimensional creations that resemble fantastical, futuristic organisms.

Mutator 1 + 2 is Latham's first major exhibition in Europe after his show in 2013 in Brighton (UK) in over twenty years. The show at iMAL proposes his latest interactive installation where the visitors are invited to participate in the evolutionary generative process. The new scenography integrates large translucent digitally printed curtains and the videoprojections.

The show includes his early hand-drawn works, large computer generated Cibachrome prints, video art and his most recent interactive projected imagery that explores and embodies evolutionary processes, physical and virtual space. William will also execute some large scale hand drawings in the iMAL space.

Workshops
William and his assistant P.Todd will give 2 exceptional workshops: Evolutionary Hand Drawing on Sunday 27 April and Live Coding workshop on Saturday 24 May. Register on the online form!

Arts/Sciences Lecture
William will give a lecture in our Arts/Sciences series on May 22, 20:30.

http://www.imal.org/en/activity/mutator-1-2-evolutionary-art

Picture: William Latham

16.04.14
HOLO Magazine

HOLO – a magazine about emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology HOLO is dedicated to rich, detailed stories that demand time and attention. With HOLO we are committed to telling these stories – attentively and expertly – in a composed, spacious medium that does them justice.

HOLO – a magazine about emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology

HOLO is dedicated to rich, detailed stories that demand time and attention. With HOLO we are committed to telling these stories – attentively and expertly – in a composed, spacious medium that does them justice.

Published twice per year, and weighing in at more than 200 pages, each issue of HOLO provides intimate views into fascinating studios, workshops, and institutions around the world, as seen through the eyes of stellar photographers and talented writers. The pace, depth, and sensibility of print allows us to invest heavily in each story, and draw on months of travel, research, and conversation to craft nuanced portraits that you won't find anywhere else.

Available at DAM GALLERY Berlin or order online.

http://holo-magazine.com

30.03.14
Vera Molnar - MKK Ingolstadt

Vera Molnar - Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt Exhibition 30 March - 29 June 2014

Vera Molnar at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt.
Exhibition
30 March - 29 June 2014

“Vera Molnar. (Un)Ordnung. (Des)Ordre” is an exhibition of Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst und Design in collaboration with Audi ArtExperience.
Part of the exhibiton is a film produced in february 2014 in Paris which shows insight in Vera Molnar work. Also there will be a catalog in collaboration with Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich.

http://www.ingolstadt.de/mkk/index.php/ausstellungen/

16.03.14
ZKM - High Performance. The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION

March 16−June 22, 2014 With over 50 key works of time based media art the renowned, in Düsseldorf based since 1996, JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is scheduled to be on show at the ZKM.

March 16−June 22, 2014
An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum
Opening: Sat, March 15, 2014, 6 p.m.

With over 50 key works of time based media art the renowned, in Düsseldorf based since 1996, JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is scheduled to be on show at the ZKM. With large-format video works and films, as well as multichannel spatial installations, the exhibition demonstrates that as an artistic medium, video art, which first began fifty years ago, has lost nothing of its force.

Across 3500 square meters on the entire ground floor of the ZKM | Media Museum, the exhibition offers in-depth insight into the most recent developmental history of the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION since 1996. In addition, a comprehensive compilation documents the most im-portant performances to have been on show at the Düsseldorf collec-tion building.

The exhibition will present above all most recent developments in video art on the subjects of "body and soul", "public space", "environment" as well as "virtual reality" including, among others, works by Doug Aitken, Francis Alÿs, Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga, John Bock, Monica Bonvicini, Robert Boyd, Matthew Buckingham, Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Simon Denny, Cyprien Gaillard, Christian Jankowski, Jesper Just, Mike Kelley, Klara Lidén, Helen Marten, Tony Oursler, Mika Rottenberg, Mathilde ter Heijne, Ryan Trecartin, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Andro Wekua, Aaron Young, Tobias Zielony.

Curators: Bernhard Serexhe und Julia Stoschek

http://www.zkm.de

photo: Francis Alÿs: Rehearsal II, 1999-2001, Courtesy of Julia Stoschek Collection

07.03.14
Edit-Russ-Haus for Media Art - LOOK INTO THE NET | NET.ARTography

07 March 2014, 14:00 - 21 April 2014, 18:00 The works shown in this exhibition of the internationally most relevant net artists belong to the collection of NETescopio, iniciated in 2008 and since then constantly developed by the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art of Extremadura and Latin America – MEIAC, Badajoz.

07 March 2014, 14:00 - 21 April 2014, 18:00
Opening: 06 March 2014, 19:00
Presstalk: 05 March 2014, 11:00


The works shown in this exhibition of the internationally most relevant net artists belong to the collection of NETescopio, iniciated in 2008 and since then constantly developed by the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art of Extremadura and Latin America – MEIAC, Badajoz. With NETescopio, the MEIAC is a pioneer in the availability of an Internet accessible art collection beyond the physical presence of the actual Museum. A selection of 120, partly no longer accessible, key works covers the panorama of net art production from the 1990s until today. This exhibition is in this sense a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the net art tendencies and their aesthetics. The main objective of the NETescopio archive, which makes also a historical classification of the collected works, is the preservation of the works, characterized by the incorporation of a large numbers of Spanish and Latin American net artists.



The curator Gustavo Romano has distinguished three strategies of artistic appropriation of the Internet with their various formats:

Disassemblings
During the web´s early years the artists started to experiment with the new medium and dealt with the possibilities of interactivity, the use of interfaces and alternative browsers. It is in the first years of web art, which can be seen in this category, that show a greater radicalism with a stress on experimentation and the deconstruction of the medium.

Re/appropriations
The reuse of symbolic materials and artistic reactions to existing content play a key role in this work. In digital media information can be reproduced and manipulated, developing constant mutation. This poses in discourses to copy, original and authorship, as well as to owner and collector of net art. The artist’s role on the web is of a "redirector" of information.


Intrusion
These works refer to artistic intervention in a new public space, the “Internet”, which involve commonly used sites such as Wikipedia or Google Maps, which parody or subvert private pages, in order to undermine them through artistic contexts. Stealthily infiltration of the user's computer or other computer systems is discussed here. The artist slips here into the role of spies, intruders and solitary flaneurs.




Curated by Gustavo Romano

artists:

0100101110101101.org (Eva & Franco Mattes); Ivan Abreu; Amy Alexander; Marcel·lí Antúnez; Kim Asendorf; Lucas Bambozzi; Ryan Barone; Giselle Beiguelman; Amy Berk; Luther Blissett; Natalie Bookchin; Christophe Bruno; Maite Cajaraville; Martin John Callanan; Azahara Cerezo; Paolo Cirio; Arcángel Constantini; Vuk Cosic; Andy Cox; Critical Art Ensemble; Minerva Cuevas; Young-Hae Chang; Santiago Echeverry; Vadim Epstein; Evru; Fiambrera Obrera; Gonzalo Frasca; Belén Gache; Dora García; Daniel García Andújar; Gazira Babeli; Emilio Gomáriz; Ethan Ham; Luis Hernández Galván; Robin Hewlett; Steev Hise; Ricardo Iglesias; Daniel Jacoby; Sergi Jordá; Scott Kildall; Ben Kinsley; La Société Anonyme (José Luis Brea); Joan Leandre; Les Liens Invisibles; Olia Lialina; Rogelio López Cuenca; Iván Lozano; Alessandro Ludovico; Peter Luining; Fernando Llanos; Brian Mackern; Miltos Manetas; Rafael Marchetti; Iván Marino; Antonio Mendoza; Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga; Antoni Muntadas; Mark Napier; Eduardo Navas; Santiago Ortiz; Christian Oyarzún; Paolo Pedercini (Molleindustria); Raquel Rennó; Ricardo Barreto & Paula Perissinotto; Gustavo Romano; Benjamin Rosenbaum; Mario Santamaría; Santo_File (David Casacuberta & Marco Bellinzoni); Mark Shepard; Alexei Shulgin; Mark Skwarek; Darren Solomon; Stanza; Nathaniel Stern; Igor Stromajer; Taller d'Intangibles (Jaume Ferrer & David Gómez); Philipp W. Teister; The Electronic Disturbance Theater; The Yes Men; Thomson & Craighead; Eugenio Tisselli; Ubermorgen; Sander Veenhof; Elo Vega; Angie Waller.

http://www.edith-russ-haus.de

31.01.14
ZKM - Sasha Waltz: Installations Objects Performances

September 28th 2013 – February 2nd 2014 An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum Concealed behind Sasha Waltz’s fascinating choreography is more than just dance and music. On the occasion of her birthday, the ZKM brings back the internationally celebrated choreographer, Sasha Waltz, to her native city Karlsruhe.

Sasha Waltz
Installations Objects Performances
September 28th 2013 – February 2nd 2014

An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum

Concealed behind Sasha Waltz’s fascinating choreography is more than just dance and music. Stage elements and spatial design contribute to lending expression to the choreographies of a unique, artistic form. On the occasion of her birthday, the ZKM brings back the internationally celebrated choreographer, Sasha Waltz, to her native city Karlsruhe.
Furthermore, the twenty-year anniversary of the dance ensemble “Sasha Waltz & Guests” which Waltz founded, now provides excellent occasion to present her work in an entirely new context beyond the world’s renowned stages at the ZKM | Media Museum.
With the special exhibition, the ZKM honors Sasha Waltz’s fundamental role in the world of international dance and stage. For some time the choreographer has played with the idea to disengage stage design and multimedia elements from the context of the stage and to present them as independent installations. Now, with the exhibition at the ZKM, this idea is about to be realized. Embedded in the context of the museum, this exhibition offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the visual-aesthetic dimension of the choreographic works by Sasha Waltz. At the same time, representational elements are captured otherwise reserved for the elusiveness of a performance.

The great Closing Event takes place on Sat−Sun, February 1−2. The pre-sale has already begun.

Performances
During the entire duration of the exhibition there will be performances with dancers, who were selected by Sasha Waltz in a workshop at the ZKM:

Wednesday
10.10 a.m.−11.10 a.m.
11.30 a.m.−12.30 p.m.

Friday
3.10 p.m.−4.10 p.m.
4.30 p.m.−5.30 p.m.

Saturday
3.10 p.m.−4.10 p.m.
4.30 p.m.−5.30 p.m.

Sunday
11.10 a.m.−12.10 p.m.
12.30 p.m.−1.30 p.m.

3.10 p.m.−4.10 p.m.
4.30 p.m.−5.30 p.m.

Operation Times of the Installations
Please note: These installations are without performances!

"Cloud" − Balloon from the piece "noBody", 2002 (Balloon in the Foyer)
Tuesday−Thursday: 10 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"Wind" − Objects from the piece "Medea", 2007 (Wind machines at the Subspace)
Wednesday−Friday: 9 a.m.−10 a.m. and 1 p.m.−2 p.m.
Saturday−Sunday: 10 a.m.−11 a.m. and 1 p.m.−2 p.m.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in German and English (to be published at the finissage, Feb 1/2, 2014)

Curators: Sasha Waltz and Peter Weibel

http://www.zkm.de

© photo: Sebastian Bolesch: Sasha Waltz: "Dido & Aeneas", 2005

22.01.14
transmediale 2014 afterglow

transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies.

transmediale 2014 afterglow
29 January 2014 - 2 February 2014

transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. In the course of its 25 year history, the annual transmediale festival has turned into an essential event in the calendar of media art professionals, artists, activists and students from all over the world. The broad cultural appeal of the festival is recognised by the German federal government who supports the transmediale through its programme for beacons of contemporary culture.

A LEADING MEDIA ARTS EVENT: ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In the scope of its acclaimed annual festival, transmediale presents 20 000 visitors with an extensive range of exhibitions, conferences, screenings, performances and publications. Each year, a specific theme provides the framework for hundreds of artists, media activists, researchers, designers and other creative tinkerers to engage in reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, culture and technology.

The exhibition programme presents thematically curated works in combination with a selection of entries from our   annual call for works. It is particularly oriented to artworks that challenge us to rethink our everyday relationship to technology, old and new.

The conference and workshop programmes depart from the festival theme and use it to explore the critical dimension of networking, hacktivism, media theory and the politics of technological development. Throughout the years, renowned speakers from the academic and artistic fields have taken part either as keynotes speakers or conference panellists. The workshop programme connects and expands on the projects presented in the other programme sections and offers both practical and discussion-based approaches in more specialised and intimate settings.

The video programme is devoted to contemporary artistic video works and experimental film screenings with historical references. It encompasses a wide, contemporary spectrum of short artistic video works and special programmes of artist retrospectives, thematically related feature films or documentaries.

Live audiovisual expressions of old and new media form the main focus of our performance programme. The programme presents cross-disciplinary projects in the fields of installation, sound, performance and video on stage, showcasing the search for new forms of expression between artistic genres. Moreover, CTM Festival (formerly club transmediale) takes place in cooperation with transmediale, presenting a parallel programme dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music.

http://www.transmediale.de

17.01.14
UNPAINTED media art fair 2014

How does the global network affect the creation and reception of art? How do artists react to the digitization of our world? This coming winter, UNPAINTED media art fair (January 17-20, 2014) will become Munich’s first-ever fair for new media art. UNPAINTED is a new art fair devoted to a special topic: media art / digital art

How does the global network affect the creation and reception of art? How do artists react to the digitization of our world?
This coming winter, UNPAINTED media art fair (January 17-20, 2014) will become Munich’s first-ever fair for new media art.
UNPAINTED is a new art fair devoted to a special topic: media art / digital art.

UNPAINTED begins at the roots, with art made since the first computers were switched on, means artistic practices that engage technology. Algorithmic plotter-drawings will be shown, computer animation, collages, photography, net.art, software art, interactive art, app-art, tablet-art, game art, etc.

The concept of the fair is embedded across a broad programme that is extremely informative about new media art, aimed not only at art-world experts, but also at the layperson.

PANELISTS

Rafaël Rozendaal (New York, Amsterdam), Dave Harper (Paddle8, NY), Steven Sacks (bitforms gallery, NY), Rory Blair (s[edition]), Aram Bartholl (new media artists, Berlin), new media artist Evan Roth, Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris), Lindsay Howard (Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam and Curatorial Director of 319 Scholes, New York), Belgian artist David Claerbout, new media art curator Li Zhenhua (Shanghai), Jeremy Abbett (Creative Evangelist, Google), Friedemann Dähn (CAMP Festival), Dr. Renate Buschmann (Director, imai – inter media art institute, Düsseldorf), Thomas Trummer (director Kunsthalle Mainz), Thomas Girst (BMW, Munich), Alain Servais (Collector of media art, Brussels), Wolf Lieser (Pioneer and specialist of digital art, DAM GALLERY Berlin|Frankfurt), Peter Weibel (curator, media theorist, director of ZKM Karlsruhe), et. al.

http://www.unpainted.net

Picture: LAb[au], framework f5x5x5, 2009

06.01.14
ZKM - Tag der offenen Türe / Open Day

For the 25th anniversary the ZKM in Karlsruhe is inviting you for an open house at the 6th of January 2014.

For the 25th anniversary the ZKM in Karlsruhe is inviting for an open house at the 6th of January 2014. From 11 AM untill 6 PM the ZKM and Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe open the doors and invites all visitors to explore their program with exhibitions, performances, talks and much more.

You find the full program on http://www.zkm.de