Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Animatronica Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 4.- 15.11. Hongkong

Animatronica showcases classical and cutting edge media-arts in the technical context of surveillance and real-time interaction. The exhibition is set out to explore the many dimensions of animated space: the public, the private, and the social. It is presented as a situation within which the audience's own imagination and willful exploration ignites the new dimension of seeing. The exhibition space becomes the matrix through which audiences discovers new ways of interacting with surveillance devices, and expand our repertoire of dynamic visceral experiences.

This year's Festival highlights the critical nature of animated images, both in the form of animation and by way of surveillance devices. Surveillance, usually perceived in a negative context, is being presented to the audience in a fun, enigmatic manner. The devices, mobilized by artists' creativity, allow viewers to witness extended dimensions of their physical existence: fantastic interactive elements emerge while they navigate through the exhibition space.

The exhibition venue is constructed as a technological laboratory where the public is invited to engage, participate and experiment: to explore the interactivity within an inviting social context and referential space. The show could not be defined without the active participation of audiences. The exhibition would not be complete without the interaction of the public.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hot Button New Museum, NY

Hot Button! represents the first programmatic initiative of the New Museum's recently appointed curatorial team: Richard Flood, Chief Curator; Laura Hoptman, Senior Curator; and Massimiliano Gioni, Curator.

Presented at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, these three panels - Passion: For Love or Money?; Location, Location, Location: Is Provincial a Bad Word?; and The "IT" Factor: What Makes Something Hot? - represent the spirit of an institution dedicated to new art and new ideas, and ready to embrace debate. The Hot Button panels are designed to encourage frank conversation on issues widely-discussed in private but less candidly so in the public arena. Leading figures in contemporary art, architecture, cuisine, design and fashion will participate.

Organized by the New Museum in association with the School of Art at The Cooper Union, these panels will be held in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue. General admission is $6 (free for New Museum members and Cooper Union faculty and students). Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Passion: For Love or Money?
November 1, 2006

Passion features a discussion of the driving forces behind creative acts and unconventional artistic gestures. Panelists include Marina Abramovic, performance artist; John Richardson, independent scholar and author of A Life of Picasso; Wylie Dufresne, chef and restaurateur, WD-50; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London; and Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, Village Voice. This panel will be moderated by Massimiliano Gioni, Curator, New Museum.

Friday, October 27, 2006


e-flux (electronic flux corporation)
is a New York-based information bureau dedicated to world wide distribution of information for contemporary visual arts institutions via the Internet. Established in January 1999, e-flux has already built a readership of more than 33,000 international visual arts professionals (42% North America, 47% Europe, and 11% other) and a client base of some of the most vital and prestigious institutions. Their focused and selective approach to the information they choose to distribute has been rewarded by an exceptionally high degree of attention and responsiveness from their readers.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

FIAC 2006 : 33rd EDITION 26.-30.10.

As from 2006 Fiac will permanently relocate to the heart of Paris. Two main venues, both of incomparable prestige, will house Fiac: the Louvre and the Grand Palais. Numerous synergies with the city of Paris, in resonance with its urban environment and cultural venues, will be developed (exterior projects, associated events…).
This configuration underlines Fiac’s ambition to durably found its identity on the criteria of prestige, selectivity, innovation and centrality.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Your Gallery at The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery has always aimed to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by established international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

The audience for exhibitions of contemporary art has increased widely during the last ten years as general awareness and interest in contemporary art has developed in Britain.

When The Saatchi Gallery first opened twenty years ago it was only those people who had a dedicated interest in contemporary art who sought out the gallery to see work by new artists. The audience, however, built steadily over the years and the gallery now receives over 600,000 visitors a year, and over 1,000 schools have organised student visits.

The Saatchi Gallery has worked with media sponsors on a number of shows including The Observer, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, The Independent on Sunday and Time Out.

Many artists showing at The Saatchi Gallery are unknown when first exhibited, not only to the general public but also to the commercial art world. Many of these artists are subsequently offered shows by galleries and museums internationally. In this effect, the gallery also operates as a springboard for young artists to launch their careers.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Scope London 12.-15.10. London

Scope London returns for its third year to challenge passive viewing and turn viewers into users with 63 of the most significant emerging art galleries and non-profit art spaces from across the globe, including Berlin, China, Mexico City, Japan, Iceland, Poland, USA and Canada.

Scope is proud to announce its move to the ground floor of the well-known Truman Brewery, 91 Old Brick Lane. Scope’s 25,000 square feet of prime location in the heart of London’s burgeoning contemporary art scene, the East End, is steps away from Hoxton Square, White Cube, White Chapel Gallery and London’s best emerging galleries.

As well as exposing visitors to a real-time international survey of the contemporary art world available nowhere else, Scope London will feature its award-winning video and film program, The Perpetual Art Machine. Presenting more than 600 videos by over 400 emerging and established artists from 60 countries, [PAM] allows the visitor to become part of the curatorial process.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Zoo Art Fair 13.-15.10 London

Zoo Art Fair returns to London Zoo for its third year as one of the most significant international platforms for emerging contemporary art talent.

This year the Fair moves into 1200 square metre marquee and will house a total of 46 under 5 year old commercial and non-commercial arts organisations, showcasing galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, curatorial groups and publications.

As well as being able to see and buy the most exciting art talent from the UK, the Fair will introduce young spaces from Berlin, Los Angeles and Mexico.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


DEVIATIONS OF NOW. The second staging of OPEN SPACE, which will take place at the 40th ART COLOGNE 2006, is a pilot project that attempts to present the public with a new, urban kind of art fair. On an expanded space of 2,500 square metres, 38 galleries from around the world will be presenting different standpoints from the world of contemporary art. Some of these installations and spatial works have either been specifically developed for OPEN SPACE or will be shown here for the first time. OPEN SPACE aims to meet the expectations of a well-informed, networked international public as well as reflecting the contemporary contexts of artistic creation and professional mediation and marketing.

For the first time, OPEN SPACE 2006 will offer a platform for other art-related projects in order to open up a discussion of the urban contexts and networking structures of contemporary art. For example, “a-musik” and “Heimat” will represent the positions of experimental music and the young fashion avant garde. “Schnittraum” and the “European Kunsthalle” operate as alternative projects that participate in the general discussion of contemporary art. All of this year’s guests from areas that share an interface with art originated in Cologne. This principle of selection was deliberate, as the aim was to present important reference points of Cologne’s art scene to an international public. The restaurant, bar and lounge areas have also been expanded and consolidated in a central square that will serve as a stage and a showcase for a daily programme of events. The design of the restaurant and bar has been another art project, which was carried out by Georg Herold and Josef Z ehrer.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Frieze Art Fair 12.-15.10 London

The Frieze Art Fair takes place every October in Regent's Park, London. It features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. As well as these exhibitors, the fair includes specially commissioned artists' projects and an ambitious talks programme.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Nuit Blanche 7 October, Paris

Ville de culture et de création, Paris propose chaque année depuis cinq ans Nuit Blanche.

Manifestation culturelle gratuite et ouverte à tous, Nuit Blanche ouvre la ville au monde de l’art et invite chacun à découvrir de nuit, au détour d’une rue, dans un lieu insolite ou dans un bâtiment prestigieux, l’art d’aujourd’hui. Ouverte au plus grand nombre, Nuit Blanche sort l’art du cercle des initiés et en propose une vision généreuse et accessible. L’art contemporain se mêle à la ville et génère un espace-temps singulier où chacun est invité à circuler, redécouvrant son quotidien transformé ou explorant des lieux inattendus. Le temps d’une nuit, les œuvres construisent une architecture temporelle éphémère pour découvrir l’art contemporain au grand jour, en pleine nuit.

Le 7 octobre 2006, la cinquième édition de Nuit Blanche transforme Paris en lieu capital pour l’art contemporain.

Concentrée sur plusieurs quartiers - La Goutte d’Or, le Marais, Bercy/Tolbiac, Beaugrenelle, Carpentier et Champs-Elysées/Concorde -, Nuit Blanche 2006 propose une vision de la création actuelle faite de métissage et de croisements de cultures. Chaque quartier devient l’espace d’une exposition conçue à grande échelle, où les œuvres se font écho et résonnent entre elles. Rassemblant les propositions artistiques de jeunes artistes et d’artistes de renommée internationale, Nuit Blanche 2006 propose de transformer plusieurs quartiers en lieux de vie, d’échanges et de découvertes. En dialogue constant avec les artistes, nous avons souhaité tisser une trame artistique dense qui vient se superposer, se fondre, puis se croiser avec la logique urbaine.

Pour favoriser une meilleure compréhension des œuvres et des enjeux de l’art actuel, des médiateurs sont présents sur chaque site toute la nuit.

Chacun est invité le 7 octobre 2006, de 19 heures à 7 heures du matin, à réinventer Paris, un Paris métissé et inédit, un Paris pluriel et unique.

Nicolas BOURRIAUD et Jérôme SANS
Directeurs artistiques

PooL Art Fair - New York – 2006 6 & 7 October

Frere Independent is proud to present its annual independent art fair, PooL.
This third edition of the PooL Art Fair is slated for October 6 & 7, 2006 at Guest House. Focusing largely on artists that do not have representation in art galleries, the fair's ambition is to create a meeting ground for artists, art dealers, curators, and buyers. PooL is the successor to the acclaimed Independent Art Fair (November 2000), a groundbreaking exhibition that attracted thousands of US and international visitors. PooL was created by Frere Independent, a non-profit arts organization that also produces the DiVA Fair.
PooL Art Fair is the first world web-based art fair. 30 selected artists from around the globe will share directly with the public their most recent art: unique, origin! al, and challenging. The artists themselves will use 30 tables to show works on their laptops, creating a private, intimate setting. They will also display a Portfolio including original works. The show will be comprised of artists, artists' collectives, curators. Hence, the fair will serve as an invaluable resource for the artistic community and the general public.
Our goal with the PooL Art Fair is to provide the public with access to art and encourage them to support emerging artists.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

don’t misbehave! the 2006 SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch (NZ)

The theme for the 2006 SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space is don’t misbehave! — a directive with an ironic twist. Working with public space brings to the fore the rules and preoccupations which influence contemporary art in the public realm. don’t misbehave! highlights works that playfully inhabit public space, intervening with the regulations which govern, private, public and commercial occupation of that space. This year’s Biennial intersperses works of art throughout the central urban area, with this exhibition at the Christchurch Art Gallery providing a focal point. Until 12.11.06.