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Interactions with the City: YOUR Art Beat

Interactions with the City: YOUR Art Beat by Drugomore on Mixcloud

City and its Citizens: YOUR Art Beat
(Panel No.3, Mine Yours Ours festival)

Artistic intervention in the public space and artistic practices present in the city movement.

1 – Artistic works underline the importance of a certain space, and in turn, the space becomes more present, more visible, and citizens become aware of such space
2 – Artistic works that make protests more visible

Panel moderators: Nebojša Zelić and Davor Mišković
Panel duration: 2 hours

Speakers: Nikoleta Marković, Sven Marcelić, Adrian Evans, Daniel Andujar, Hans D. Christ, Yvonne Doderer, Bernardo Vaz Pinto, Anne Pulli, Iwona Preis, Agnieszka Wlazel, Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda…

Organizer: Drugo more, Rijeka, Croatia
April 10-12 2014

Jingle: Ducks Records (Szilo)
http://soundcloud.com/szilo-ducksrecords

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Interactions with the City: OUR Public Space

Interactions with the City: OUR Public Space by Drugomore on Mixcloud

City and its Citizens: OUR Public Space
(Panel No.2, Mine Yours Ours festival)

Citizens fighting against projects from the government:

Can we talk about Project capitalism?
How can civic actions become more visible and more successful?

Panel moderators: Nebojša Zelić and Davor Mišković
Panel duration: 2 hours

Speakers: Slaven Tolj, Emil Jurcan, Daniel Andujar, Hans D. Christ, Yvonne Doderer, Adrian Evans, Bernardo Vaz Pinto, Anne Pulli, Iwona Preis, Agnieszka Wlazel, Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda…

Organizer: Drugo more, Rijeka, Croatia
April 10-12 2014

Jingle: Ducks Records (Szilo)
http://soundcloud.com/szilo-ducksrecords

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Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014. Ecological Fallacy + Objects on Oil

Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014
Ecological Fallacy + Objects on Oil
27 March–14 May 2014
Helsinki, Finland

www.hpb.fi

Helsinki Photography Biennial is a series of events on photo/lens-based contemporary art that opens March 27 in Helsinki. The biennial features contemporary art from Finland and beyond, and is organized every two years in the spring. HPB14 is produced by Union of Artist Photographers / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte in collaboration with The Finnish Museum of Photography.

In 2014, the biennial aims to examine causal relations regarding ecological issues.

The curatorial framework of HPB14 has been developed by Istanbul-based curator and designer Basak Senova, Finnish Mustarinda Association, and Branko Franceschi (Zagreb).

The publication for HPB14 doubles as a special issue of Mustarinda magazine and develops the theme of the biennial. These topics are also discussed in the HPB14 Seminar organized on 29 March.

Ecological Fallacy

The title of the biennial, Ecological Fallacy, refers to the term ecological fallacy in statistics. It is a logical error or a mistaken assumption in the interpretation of statistical data. Derived from this analogy, the biennial questions analogous errors and assumptions, which are deliberately and systematically made by the ruling powers that violate the ecological balance of the world. In this context, Basak Senova’s curatorial framework addresses fallacies of ecological knowledge and fosters collaborative connections between ecological data and photography-based archives. The biennial seeks correlated artistic approaches and perspectives as a way of producing and processing evident critical, social and cultural discourses on these fallacies. It serves as the suture that draws the accumulated data about fallacies on ecology into visual evidences and lens-based realities.

The Ecological Fallacy exhibition features 19 projects from artists around the globe.

The Ecological Fallacy exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography includes works from the following artists: Ali Cherri (Beirut/Paris), Daniel García Andújar (Barcelona), Hana Miletic (Zagreb/Brussels), Jawad Al Malhi (East Jerusalem), Jesper Just (New York), Mary McIntyre (Belfast), Olof Jarlbro (Helsingborg/Sofia), Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi), Serkan Taycan (Istanbul/Helsinki), Société Réaliste (Paris), and Willie Doherty (Donegal/Derry).

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Hic Et Nunc: About Democratic Paradoxes

March 1 – April 5, 2014 Temp Art Space

Opening Reception – Saturday March 1, 7 – 10pm

47 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

Curated by Imma PrietoArtists: Daniel G. Andújar, Eugenio Ampudia, María Cañas, Mateo Maté, Chus García-Fraile, Jordi Colomer, PSJM, Avelino Sala, Marta de Gonzalo and Publio Pérez, Núria Güell, Jorge García, and Pelayo Varela

TEMP Art Space and Spain Culture New York – Consulate General of Spain: Member of the Network Spain Arts & Culture are pleased to announce Hic et Nunc, a curatorial project gathering a selection of artists whose works demonstrate how art stands as a symbolic act of resistance to the affronts that characterize our society. Hic et Nunc (Here and Now) is a proposal to look and see without complexes. Twelve audiovisual works respond to a cumulus of social inequalities and political humiliations, offering an open interpretation of politics that departs from the Aristotelian definition zoon politikon (political animal).

This consideration, which examines the place of the citizen as an active participant. This idea implies the imperfect parts that constitute those in democracy, locating citizens in a space with no visibility. Neoliberalism, nationalism, state,  and economy are just some of the concepts that designate our present time. An enlightened absolutism with a numeric root, based on individual greed, has led and leads our future, from yesterday and today.

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ARCO.- CASA SIN FIN.- STAND 7A04

Daniel G. Andújar. Casa sin fin
Transcripciones desclasificadas de Bengasi (sobre el 11 de septiembre de 2012)
[Declassified Transcripts of Benghazi (on September 11th 2012)]
2014
Instalación. Impresiones sobre papel mate 192 gr./m2 en A3 plus. Dimensiones variables. Edición de 5
Installation. Prints on uncoated paper 192 g./m2 in A3 plus. Variable dimensions. Ed. 5

“Lo que fascina a todo el mundo es la corrupción de los signos, es que la realidad, en todo lugar y en todo momento, esté corrompida por los signos”.
Jean Baudrillard, Las estrategias fatales

La inocencia de los musulmanes (Innocence of Muslims) es una película escrita y producida por el egipcio cristianocoptoNakoula Basseley Nakoula y difundida en 2012. De acuerdo con el director, esta película de carácter políticoreligioso,producida en Estados Unidos, se llevó a término con el fin de demostrar la “hipocresía” del Islam. En ellase muestra una imagen caricaturesca y ridícula del profeta Mahoma retratado como un inepto, manteniendorelaciones sexuales, defensor de la pedofilia y la homosexualidad, e incluso se pone en entredicho que fueseportador de la palabra de Alá. Un tráiler de unos 13 minutos publicado en YouTube y doblado al árabe pudo estarentre las causas que generaron revueltas en diversas partes del mundo árabe y musulmán. Violentasmanifestaciones y protestas contra la película estallaron el 11 de septiembre de 2012 en Egipto y Libia,extendiéndose posteriormente a otros países árabes, así como también a algunos países occidentales. Uno de estosataques fue la toma de la embajada de Estados Unidos en El Cairo, Egipto. Pero sin duda los ataques más graves secentraron en Bengasi, Libia, donde los combates provocaron la muerte de varias personas, entre ellas la del embajador estadounidense en el país, Christopher Stevens, así como la de varios soldados de la fuerza deoperaciones especiales del Ejército de los Estados Unidos, un funcionario, numerosos miembros del ejército libio yun indeterminado número de asaltantes. El ataque contra el consulado de Bengasi generó una notable polémicapolítica en Estados Unidos, después de que legisladores republicanos culpasen al Gobierno de haber tratado deocultar, por razones electorales, la naturaleza terrorista del suceso. Los hechos tuvieron lugar un 11 de septiembre,aniversario de los atentados contra las Torres Gemelas de Nueva York y el Pentágono estadounidense, lo queparecía corroborar la sospecha de que Al Qaeda estaba detrás. Diversas investigaciones, sin embargo, descartanque fuera Al Qaeda quien dirigió el ataque y apuntan a combatientes que se habían beneficiado del apoyo logísticode la OTAN en la rebelión contra Gadafi. También añaden que el atentado fue alimentado en gran medida por la iracontra el vídeo que denigraba al Islam. El atentado se produjo en plena campaña de las elecciones presidenciales denoviembre de 2012, en las que el presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, se presentaba con un expedienteintachable en la lucha contra Al Qaeda, con un éxito tan rotundo como la localización y muerte del líder de laorganización terrorista, Osama Bin Laden. La oposición republicana acusó al Gobierno de tapar la verdad y obligó acomparecer ante el Congreso a la entonces Secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton, para que explicara lo sucedido ydiera cuenta de cómo gestionó la información su departamento. Lo cierto es que el espectáculo de la política, de latecnología de los medios de comunicación producen una relevante distorsión de los hechos que queda reflejada através de una cínica representación de la realidad. En esta ocasión Andújar se ha servido de material recientementedesclasificado, transcripciones de interrogatorios y testimonios aportados ante la Cámara de Servicios Armados delSubcomité de Supervisión e Investigaciones de Estados Unidos. “Por más singular, irreductible, testaruda, dolorosao trágica que sea la ‘realidad’ a la cual se refiere la ‘actualidad’, ésta nos llega a través de una hechura ficcional”,como decía Derrida. Una hechura ficcional, que en este caso arroja más preguntas que respuestas, y que no es másque un ejercicio de seducción al que nos hemos acostumbrado, formando parte de la gramática que nos ayuda aconstruir nuestras imágenes y que define la calidad de nuestra —“realidad”— democracia.

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Creative City Fair Cibeles 2013/2014

Creative City Fair Cibeles 2013/2014 from Gustavo Romano on Vimeo.

http://creativecityfair.net/

“The best-prepared cities will enjoy the most opportunities in the future.
The Creative City International Fair puts Madrid at the center of knowledge solutions
for smart cities, with the celebration of this global event.”

The Creative City International Fair Cibeles 2013/14 presents new social structures, artists and companies that are resisting the hypercartography of new communication and control agents; they attempt to break free from old capitalism, corporate, state nation and brand models, by creating networks of mutual dependence, solidarity, the defense of shared ideals, e.g. the environment, sustainable development, democracy; by giving priority to individuals, and promoting social equality; by offering sensitive and subjective alternatives in the face of the prevailing monitoring system and exchange models.
One of the main characteristics of the Fair is the support it provides to productive social sectors, professionals, artists, collectives and entrepreneurs. Because of this, in order to face the challenges of globalization and prepare for the demands of the market, it combines organisational experience, innovation, technological development and competitiveness.

The Fair is the fruit of the collaboration of more than 15 companies and institutions from all over the world, with the institutional support of the Madrid City Government.

Creative City Fair ® is a joint venture between
Psychoeconomy and Technologies To The People.

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TO THE READER. BAK. Utrecht

TO THE READER : OPENING 18 OCTOBER 17:00

WEDNESDAY, 30 OCTOBER – SUNDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 2013

TIME
13:00 – 18:00
WHERE
Lange Nieuwstraat 4 (BAK)

Opening: Friday 18 October 2013,  17:00h at BAK, Lange Nieuwstraat 4 (Utrecht)

Walk: Saturday 19 October, 14:00h
Talk: Saturday 2 November, 15:00h

Regular opening hours ‘To The Reader’: 19 Okt – 3 Nov | 13.00 – 18.00 (Closed on Mondays)

TO THE READER

‘you — hypocrite Reader — my double — my brother!’

– To The Reader, Charles Baudelaire (trans. Robert Lowell 1963)

‘Capital is not a thing, but a social relation between persons which is mediated through things’

– Capital Vol. 1, Karl Marx

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The exhibition To The Reader curated by Benjamin Fallon, Impakt Festival Utrecht

CC22-Impakt_Benjamin-Fallon_Capital-Reading-Group-1-570x734TIME
13:00 – 18:00
WHERE
Lange Nieuwstraat 4 (BAK)

Opening: Friday 18 October 2013,  17:00

TO THE READER

‘you — hypocrite Reader — my double — my brother!’

– To The Reader, Charles Baudelaire (trans. Robert Lowell 1963)

‘Capital is not a thing, but a social relation between persons which is mediated through things’

– Capital Vol. 1, Karl Marx

To The Reader emerges from the understanding that capitalism is, first and foremost, a social relation that defines our behaviour. The exhibition is grounded in our current historical period. The basis for capitalism as a mode of organization has never been weaker, but paradoxically has seen almost no credible articulations of dissent. Perhaps there have been some fairly weak moral pleas for it to behave more pleasantly, and vague ideas that a return to Fordism and Keynesianism might be a good idea.

In the art world, this has been echoed with a fetishization of the ideals of exodus and withdrawal and, more recently, a turn to the anti-politics of the object. The artists here alternatively opt, as theorist Donna Haraway would put it, to ‘stay with the trouble’. Instead of attempting to objectify capital to produce a critique from a safe ethical distance, the works rather inhabit and map the flows of the supposedly non-ideological system, making visible that which is hidden and complicating that which is presented to us as natural.

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