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DREAD
"The Dread exhibition investigates fear in the age of technological acceleration. It is curated by Juha van 't Zelfde , and will open at De Hallen Haarlem in September 2013.

The exhibition has been made possible by the De Hallen Curatorial Scholarship 2013, generously funded by the Dr. Marijnus Johannes van Toorn & Louise Scholten Foundation."
exhibition  inspiration  museum  juhavan'tzelfde  technology  change  technologicalacceleration  fear  society 
may 2013 by robertogreco
stillspotting nyc
"While the vitality and stimulation of the urban environment can be pleasant, those living in or visiting densely populated areas, such as New York, can have wildly different experiences. The ever-present cacophony of traffic, construction, and commerce; the struggle for mental and physical space; and the anxious need for constant communication in person or via technology are relentless assaults on the senses. One wonders how locals and visitors can escape, find respite, and make peace with their space in this “city that never sleeps.”

The Guggenheim Museum responded with stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that took the museum’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the streets of the city’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Every three to five months between June 2011 and October 2012, “stillspots” were identified, created, or transformed by architects, artists, designers, composers, and philosophers into public tours, events, or installations.

In conjunction with the projects organized around the city, the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University was commissioned to develop a mapping study on silence and noise in New York City. The interactive map developed by SIDL presents actual noise complaints generated by New York residents when calling 311, the city’s phone number for government information and non-emergency services. Reading the complaints offers insights into the city’s noise, and the contrasts between private and social space and between residential and commercial necessities."

[via: http://studiox-nyc.tumblr.com/post/44630860758/sound-city ]
maps  mapping  silence  nyc  stillspotting  curating  exhibition  soundscapes  sound  space 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Atlas of Transformation
"Atlas of Transformation is a book with almost 900 pages. It is a sort of global guidebook of transformation processes. With structured entries, its goal is to create a tool for the intellectual grasping of the processes of social and political change in countries that call themselves "countries of transformation" or are described by this term. The Atlas of Transformation was first published in Czech and it contains more than 200 "entries" and key terms of transformation. Several dozen authors (more than 100) from the whole world contributed to this book and also some influential period texts were republished here."
toread  exhibition  guidebooks  socialtransformation  socialchange  politicalchange  czech  process  transformation  gamechanging  change  mapping  maps  atlas  books 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Art Wants to be Ninety-Nine Cents | Scott Sona Snibbe Blog
"Over the past few days my first three apps became available on the iTunes store: Gravilux, Bubble Harp, and Antograph. I’ve been dreaming of this day for twenty years: a day when, for the first time, we can enjoy interactive art as a media commodity no different from books, music, and movies. But is there a market for this new medium?...From 1988 to 1997 I refined my aesthetic for screen-based interaction, noting that the cursor is the only thing on the screen with true personality, since through the mouse it’s the connection from your body to the computer. For years I created gestural interactive programs inspired by the abstract masters like Lye and Oskar Fischinger, but I couldn’t find an audience...then Apple announced the iPad...the perfect medium for interactive art. The iPhone...is still mostly a tool for your working life...the iPad is an object of leisure: a portable screen for our precious free time. So what do you do with a recreational screen?"
ipad  iphone  experimental  interaction  installation  art  cinema  exhibition  interface  innovation  music  sound  scottsnibbe 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Performing Public Space
"Bringing the work of 11 LA-based artists & artist collectives to La Casa del Túnel, Tijuana, Performing Public Space presents new performances and artworks alongside growing archives of ‘non-art’ actions documented on the streets, parks and plazas of LA & Tijuana.

As towns & cities are increasingly overwritten by the needs and desires of globalized capital, so public spaces and the behaviors they support are becoming evermore shrunken & controlled. At the same time however, everyday examples of common usage – a skate boarder curving past a crowd, a girl chopping & bagging melon on the sidewalk, a child dancing up a mountain of steps – counterpoint homogenization & regulation.

Curated by Owen Driggs, Performing Public Space is both a celebration of artists who consciously adopt such tactics and instrumentalize their bodies in an effort to bend, expand, or puncture dominant spatial narratives, and an inquiry into the ways in which public space is articulated through real use."
events  exhibition  mexico  tijuana  publicart  public  publicspace  borders 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Bétonsalon
"Bétonsalon is designed as a place for work, production, activities and leisure, for the students, teachers and university staff, inhabitants, shopkeepers and employees of the neighbourhood, and people working in various disciplines: artists, philosophers, playwrights, choreographers, scientists ... and all of those who wish to contribute to make it a space of exchange."
education  culture  art  performance  france  paris  artists  exhibition  everyday  contemporary  glvo  lcproject  science  philosophy  exchange  crossdisciplinary  crosspollination  multidisciplinary  interdisciplinary  discourse  conversation  thirdspaces 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet
"pioneering artist residency & collaborative exhibition project that, for the 1st time on this scale, uses contemporary art to investigate the changing nature of some of the most biodiverse regions on earth & the communities that inhabit those regions. Organized by UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, in partnership with international conservation organization Rare, Human/Nature sent eight of the world’s most thoughtful and innovative artists to eight UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites around the globe for two mini-residencies. Through harnessing the power of art, we hope to build global support for the protection of environmental biodiversity, & to create a new model promoting conservation worldwide. The project will address many themes, including: the relationship between the natural environment & human culture; assumptions about the value of preserving biological & cultural diversity; & global exploration & exchange."
art  environment  sustainability  activism  nature  artists  consumption  residencies  glvo  earth  exhibition  installation  mcasd  sandiego  conservation  contemporary  photography 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Making art a team sport - Los Angeles Times
"Of all the city’s cultural resources – prestigious schools, ambitious museums, a robust gallery scene – the most significant by far is its ever-welling population of artists, and it’s from this pool that these organizations have arisen: institutions that function, to one degree or another, as art projects in themselves, driven by ideas and a spirit of collaboration, whose offbeat programming aims to challenge the boundaries of what we conceive art to be."...“The idea with Machine,” says Allen, “was that we would feed in ideas & different people & different technologies and it would be generative, it would be constantly producing projects, so that the people who might be our audience one day might be teaching a class the next day, and somebody who learns something in one of the classes might be producing a project with that knowledge later in the gallery. So that there was more of a flow of resources, more of a rhizomatic model, if I dare, than the sort of traditional gallery system.”
machineproject  museums  museumofjurassictechnology  centerforlanduseinterpretation  farmlab  batelevel  lcproject  culture  art  arts  institutions  organizations  dangerouscurve  music  technology  tinkering  make  diy  accessibility  nonprofit  sundownschoolhouse  activism  gardening  losangeles  community  education  politics  california  artists  exhibition  via:grahamje  collaborative  collaboration  nonprofits 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net
"Was modernism complicit with colonialism, and did the struggle for decolonisation also entail a targeting of imperial modernist architecture? Mark Crinson visits the exhibition In the Desert of Modernity to see if the charge will stick" exhibition site: http://www.hkw.de/en/programm2008/wueste_der_moderne/_wueste_der_moderne/projekt-detail_wueste.php
modernism  colonialism  architecture  design  politics  history  urban  exhibition 
november 2008 by robertogreco

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