Everyone will tell you that the quality of art you can see or buy at the 798 art area in Beijing is getting scarcer by the day. Yet, the ex-factory district remains a unique and irresistible place. There’s even a new media art gallery
A modern wunderkammer in Los Angeles, where the boundaries between history and fiction, magic and reason, narrative and scientific method are completely fluid.
The International Symposium on Electronic Art takes place biannually in various cities throughout the world. This year, the main exhibition features 16 works developed specifically for ISEA2008 by international and local artists. Priscilla Bracks reports from Singapore
Some twenty music icons are brought together for the first time, not to give a concert but to present their visual works. This is not about a movement, but about artists who have all followed individual roads, approaching art and music with an undivided soul
The last two themes of the Beijing exhibition are questioning technologically-mediated reality and tackling the issues raised by the network
Beijing is the capital of media arts this month. Among the events organized is a show which has been dubbed “the biggest exhibition of new media art in the world.” That’s the kind of superlative that rubs me the wrong way. The exhibition nevertheless turned out to be a wonderful panorama of contemporary media art practice
Modernist public spaces are in decline in our cities. The privatisation of the analogue commons has been blamed for this process, victim of a form of capitalism in which markets are understood as strategies for seizing and remaining in power by pressure groups. Freire’s brilliant talk sees beyond the current situation and deals with the reinvention of public spaces, the “hyper-realistic” culture of the network society and the re-birth of the notion of the commons
Three independent curators from china offer a critical reflection on the ‘China phenomenon’, the current cultural production and on the impact it has on the international art system
Sightseeing of an exhibition which presents works from 30 artists depicting and commenting on various phenomena influenced by the continually growing tourist industry
Goth – Reality of the Departed World introduced goth / gothic in contemporary art through approximately 250 works. Vicente Gutierrez reports
An exhibition of artworks which makes more tangible the contradictions and responsibilities that we encounter personally and as a society, giving the public the possibility of broadening and analyzing our perceptions and actions
Videos, models, original drawings, inflatables from a group of experimental architects and critical artists who had more stamina and attitude than the Rolling Stones themselves
An exhibition of media art works which invites us to consider the brain as a site for interpretation, for scientific and philosophical debates, for examining our relationship to the world – and for questioning our common sense.
Black-bag operations and cultural jam services improving corporate advertisement since 1977.
Featuring Critical Art Ensemble’s video Immolation and The Office of Experiments investigation into truth serums
The concept of Territories is the focus of an excellent exhibition in the small Belgian city of Liège. Gorgeous image galore inside
The exhibition invited visitors to look at the relationship between the artist, the artwork and themselves, in the light of the latest discoveries in the neurological sciences about the human brain and its effects on the emotions
How Gordon Pask’s 1953 Musicolour Machine and Cedric Price’s proposed Fun Palace and Generator seeked to strategically deploy boredom as impetus for interaction.
3 artists had a peak in the Museum of Technology’s storage facility in Stockholm and tried to position this technological cultural heritage in relation to their own artistic expression
Bjarke Ingels from BIG about a super harbour visible from the space, buildings shaped like Chinese characters and social housing with premium view on football fields
Kazys Varnelis, Richard Saul Wurman, Charles Renfro from Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Patrik Schumacher from Zaha Hadid Architects discuss the impact of the new media on cities and architecture
An exhibition in Paris suggests an alternative way to think about living creatures, questioning their place in our society and proffering ideas about cohabitation that might inspire the world of the future.
Second part of the report from Ecomedia. The projects presented in the exhibition are founded on progressive ecological models and conceive utopian horizons in the process.
The exhibition presents artistic projects founded on progressive ecological models. Besides, the show examines the role of art and new media over and above science, technology, and ecoactivism
Rose White’s talks at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin looked at the overlapping issues in the knitting and hacking worlds.
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