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Without Reality There Is No Utopia. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco

CAAC Sevilla

CAAC Sevilla

February 15–June 9, 2013
YBCA Galleries

Without Reality There Is No Utopia was organized by the Centro Andaluz de Arte Conteporaneo in Seville, Spain; and curated by Alicia Murría, Mariano Navarro and Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes. Artists in the exhibition include: Alfredo Jaar, Artur Zmijewski, Carlos Motta, Chto Delat?, Ciprian Muresan, Daniel García Andujar, Dora García, Ed Hall, El Roto, Federico Guzmán, Fernando Bryce, Ignasi Aballí, Jan Peter Hammer, Judi Werthein, Katya Sander, Lene Berg, Manolo Quejido, Oliver Ressler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Superflex, Zeina Maasri, and Zhou Xiaohu.

In the Age of Information, actual reality has been supplanted by virtual reality, computer simulation, and false narratives. Since the concept of utopia is based on the improvement of reality, the disappearance of the real also signals the end of utopia.Without Reality There Is No Utopia illustrates this premise by examining false narratives that masquerade as truth; the collapse of Communism in the 1980s; the current financial crisis, which heralds the demise of Capitalism; the contradictions inherent in geopolitics; and the explosion of democratic uprisings around the world. The exhibition includes work by more than two-dozen international artists, and features works of photography, video, drawing, painting, collage, and more.

The exhibition is organized into two asymmetric sections that consider shifts in global political realities.

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TOOLS OF DISTORTED CREATIVITY Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP Berlin/DE:29.01-03.02.2013

Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP Berlin/DE:29.01-03.02.2013

 

To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Mark TwainSoftware is mind control—get some. – i/o/d

Through a selection of 13 artists, Tools of Distorted Creativity questions the notion of creativity that has been instrumental to the development of the personal computer, from its first stationary instantiations in the 1980s to today’s mobile devices. Since its introduction, the personal computer has embodied the dream of the creative machine that allows the user to expand and explore her creative potential, rather than making her a slave of the machine. The personal computer itself is, however, only half of this story about machine-aided creativity. The other and equally important half of the story are the software tools at the user’s disposal within the machine environment. Each of these hundreds of thousands of tools presents certain forms of perception, ways of thinking and modes of acting, that in turn activate certain kinds of creativity. So rather than being a general notion, creativity needs to be recognized as a multiplicative and diverse form of practice. Creativity also needs recognition as the source of open potential for tools yet to be invented.

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“Art and Crisis”

ICI and INPUT JOURNAL ANNOUNCE

“Art and Crisis,” A Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 17, 2013
6:30 – 8:30pm
@
ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP Art Center
57 Walker St. NY 10013

On the occasion of the book release of INPUT #5: Blockhouse

Avelino Sala, Blockhouse, 2012. (Photo courtesy of artist and INPUT Journal)

ICI and INPUT Journal are pleased to announce a panel discussion on the occasion of the book release of INPUT #5: Blockhouse (Winter 2013). Under the curation of guest creative director Avelino Sala, “Blockhouse” as a metaphor for a bunker, explores the capacity of artists to confront crisis, and to question of the symbolic function of art and the role of creation during a critical moment of metaphorical entrenchment.

Panel Participants:
Renée Vara (Moderator), Editor, INPUT Journal; Curator; NYU Professor
Chus Martinez, Director, Museo del Barrio, NY
Imma Prieto, Professor, ERAM (University of Girona); Art Critic and Curator
Avelino Sala, Artist; Editor, Sublime magazine; Curator, Commission Curatorial Collective

INPUT #5 featured artists:
AES+F, Marc Bijl, Fernando Bryce, Paco Cao, Josechu Dávila, Wim Delvoye, Democracia, Mounir Fatmi, Carlos Garaicoa, Daniel García Andújar, Chus García Fraile, Kendell Geers, Goldiechiari, Regina Jose Galindo, MK Kaehne, Rogelio López Cuenca, Teresa Margolles, David Maroto, Mateo Matè, Pepe Medina, Jorge Mendéz Blake, Eugenio Merino, Santiago Morilla, Antonio Muntadas, Dan Perjovschi, PJSM, Anri Sala, Avelino Sala, Santiago Sierra and Pelayo Varela.

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Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2nd edition of Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 26–September 26 2013
Tito’s Nuclear Bunker, Konjic
www.bijenale.ba

 

The Biennial Directorate of Project D-0 ARK Underground announced 26–27 April 2013 as the opening dates for the 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The biennial will take place April 26 through September 26, 2013. Partner countries for the 2nd Project Biennial are the Republics of Turkey and Croatia. The curators of this edition, Basak Senova and Branko Franceschi, also announced their paired curatorial statements under the titles Time Cube and The Castle, along with the list of the artists invited to participate in the biennial.

Regardless of constructed histories and collective memories, remembering means jumping from one sequence to another. Each reading guides towards a new reality and each reality illuminates a new path to discover curves, waves, missing details, obscured secrets, and disguised opinions. By navigating through sequences of time, Time Cube aims at dwelling in past and future memories by (i) reconstructing narratives; (ii) experiencing diverse realities simultaneously; (iii) connecting the temporal with the spatial; and (iv) processing the evidences of fiction and fact together. Following the same line of thought, The Castle focuses on the unnerving sensation of paranoia, doom and egotism emanating from the inversion of the ancient concept of fortress to the underground haven for the political and military elite of the Cold War era and its contemporary transition into the tourist attraction. The central object of the Biennial is “Facility D-0, Tito’s Atomic War Command” located in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now, this very object still stands as a unique fiction, which is also a pastiche of industrial aesthetics and facts with working engines and ventilators as the backdrop of a historical fact. The bunker simply freezes time and is totally isolated from the outer world. At the same time, the bunker unfolds all the possible tensions, disappointments, dreams, hopes, and miseries of the entire geography.

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EL MIÉRCOLES 12 DE DICIEMBRE EN TRANSFORMACIONES, JOAO FERNANDES Y DANIEL GARCÍA ANDÚJAR

CURSO TRANSFORMACIONES. ARTE Y ESTÉTICA DESDE 1960 / 6ª edición
De Greenberg a Kosuth. De la idea de abstracción al arte como idea

TRANSFORMACIONES llega al CICUS en su VI edición.

Este curso, que profundiza desde diferentes perspectivas en la evolución y los fundamentos que han guiado la creación contemporánea desde los años 60 hasta nuestros días, se desarrollará íntegramente en el Auditorio del CICUS, en su sede de la calle Madre de Dios, desde el 10 de octubre al 19 de diciembre y cuyo plazo de matriculación estará abierto hasta el 4 de octubre.

Desde el compromiso de la Universidad de Sevilla con la Cultura Contemporánea esta VI edición supone el comienzo de una nueva época de este gran proyecto, en colaboración con la institución promotora del mismo, el Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, y tiene la clara vocación de ser a partir de ahora una de las ofertas habituales de la programación que el CICUS propone a la comunidad universitaria y a su entorno.

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Online/Offline. Encoding everyday life. Galería Valle Ortí

11.12.2012 / 19.01.2013escaparate

Online/Offline. Encoding everyday life “Comisariado por Lorenzo Sandoval. Artistas: Jodi, Constant Dullart, Daniel García Andujar, Nuria Güell, Sophia Lefraga, Eilis Macdonald, Kandis Williams.”

Valle Ortí D. C/ Avellanas, 22 – 46003 – Valencia T. +34 963923377 – F. +34 963910549 E. galeria@valleorti.com W. www.valleorti.com HORARIO: Martes a viernes de 11h. a 13.30h. y de 17.30h a 21h. Sábados de 17.30h. a 21h.

En los abundantes textos recientes sobre cartografía que encontramos, aparece a veces citado el relato de Borges Del rigor de la ciencia en el que se narraba la existencia de un mapa a escala 1:1 del imperio. Nos gustaría proponer como elemento reflectante a esa pequeña historia otra ficción del mismo autor: Funes el memorioso, en el cual se plantea la construcción de mapa de igual escala, pero de la memoria. Se trataba de un mapa del tiempo a la vez que un archivo (casi) infinito de variaciones y posibilidades. El protagonista tardaba un día completo en recordar la totalidad de un día. Además conseguía nominalizar, empleando un juego de asignaciones, cada uno de los recuerdos que poseía. En efecto, Funes no sólo recordaba cada hoja de cada árbol de cada monte, sino cada una de las veces que la había percibido o imaginado.

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Daniel García Andújar, Listen To The People‘s Wrath.November 22–25, 2012 WORKSHOP

November 22–25, 2012

WORKSHOP
November 22–25, 2012
Daniel García Andújar, Listen To The People‘s Wrath
In English Language

Based on the „anti-anti-riot-kit“ which Daniel García Andújar produced for the exhibition Acts of Voicing at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, this workshop understands itself as an open offer to explore analogue and digital techniques of protest, both in theory and practice. Protest forms that use the street as stage are of main interest here.

The basic tools of the workshop are a conversed ant-riot-gear, stencils, t-shirts, flags etc. The latter carry among other things the slogan “Let’s Democratize Democracy”. Further tools are mechanical movable types, a so called “action camera”, and a digital archive with materials from the fields of riot, anti-riot, and anti-anti-riot.

The workshop aims to develop horizontal and collective ways of working as well as a productive and at the same time (self)critical analysis of the forms and formats of protest: their performativity, choreographies and role allocations. Present, past as well as upcoming protests and protest movements can serve here as references.

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Cartographies Of Hope: Change Narratives

22. 11. 2012 – 21. 2. 2013 DOX PRAGUE

Daniel García Andújar, Kader Attia, Eva Bakkeslett, Michael Bielicky and Kamila Richter, Matthew Connors, Teddy Cruz, Amy Franceschini, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Michael Joaquin Grey, Ingo Günther, Toril Johannessen, Fran Ilich, OS Kantine, Krištof Kintera, Kitchen Budapest, Kultivator, Suzanne Lacy, Steve Lambert, Daniel Latorre and Natalia Radywyl, Lize Mogel, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nils Norman, Christian Nold, Sascha Pohflepp and Karsten Schmidt, Morgan Puett, Oliver Ressler, Abu Bakr Shawky, Superflex, Terreform ONE, Krzysztof Wodiczko,  The Yes Men and Ztohoven.

Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives builds on a series of similar previous projects organized by the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in the last two years, including the exhibition The Future of the Future (2010)
and the marathon of ideas 12 Hours of the Future (2010), the exhibitions
The Lucifer Effect (2011) and Democracy in Action (2012), and the two forums for public debates called DOXagora (2012) and What is the Vision
of Prague
(2011-2012).

“It’s not the story of the battle; it’s the battle of the story!”
Patrick Reinsborough

In the last few years we have witnessed how the corrosion of the three main modes of social imaginary that defined modernity – the market economy, the public sphere, and the self-government of citizens – has reached a critical point. As a result, the increasing number of people in different fields, social scientists, artists, public intellectuals, and activists are calling for rethinking and reinventing social change. Such voices, however, are too often fragmented in their respective boundaries, and, consequently, they have not yet been able to articulate a compelling alternative metanarrative that the public would identify with and which would thus result in a major positive change.

The project Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives was born out of the sense of urgency and the effort to address this situation. It seeks to bring attention to this condition and to call for joint effort to identify alternatives we can agree. The premise of the project is that narratives of social imaginary play a key role in generating positive changes. Social change is always seen as a certain story, which then becomes an important driver of the change itself. This double function of reflection and agency constitutes
a methodological core of the project.

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Listen To The People‘s Wrath (Hör‘ den Zorn der Leute)

Hinweis-Jetzt anmelden! / Info-Register Now!
WORKSHOP
22.–25. November 2012

Daniel García Andújar

In englischer Sprache / In english language
(english Version: please scroll down)Basierend auf dem „Anti-Anti-Riot-Kit“, das Daniel García Andújar für die Ausstellung Acts of Voicing im Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart produziert hat, versteht sich der Workshop als offenes Angebot, analoge wie digitale Techniken des Protests in Theorie und Praxis zu untersuchen und zu erproben. Dabei geht es insbesondere um Protestformen, deren Bühne die Straße ist.

Grundlegende Utensilien des Workshops sind eine umfunktionierte Kampfausrüstung, Stencil-Schablonen, verschiedene T-Shirts und Flaggen, Letztere u.a. mit der Aufschrift „Demokratisieren wir die Demokratie“ in verschiedenen Sprachen. Darüber hinaus gibt es bewegliche Lettern, eine sogenannte Action Kamera sowie ein digitales Archiv mit Materialien aus den Bereichen Protest, Aufruhr, Anti-Aufruhr und Anti-Anti-Aufruhr. 

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