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TAXONOMEDIA INTERVIEW: MEDIA ARCHIVING AND CONSERVATION: WHAT’S AT STAKE?

by Raquel Herrera


A look at Brian Mackern’s vintage computer, “toothless”, which he sold in a performatic move.

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Inaugura la exposición “Transductores. Pedagogías colectivas en red”

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Del 01 de octubre al 28 de noviembre de 2010.

Taller: 16, 17, 23 y 25 de noviembre de 2010.

Dirección: Ramon Parramon. Coordinación. Maite Palomo.

El proyecto está producido por ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies y dirigido por Antonio Collados y Javier Rodrigo. Archivo Móvil TRANSDUCTORES es un proyecto organizado y producido por el Centro José Guerrero.

TRANSDUCTORES pretende investigar y activar iniciativas en las que se articulen de manera flexible las prácticas artísticas, la intervención política y la educación, a partir de la acción de colectivos interdisciplinares.

TRANSDUCTORES se concreta en el despliegue de un archivo relacional con el que difundir, entrelazar y problematizar las prácticas arriba mencionadas a través del estudio de diversos casos, buscando su articulación directa en el contexto mediante la puesta en marcha de seminarios, talleres de formación y el trabajo en colaboración con agentes locales.

Los materiales compilados en el archivo visibilizan los procesos llevados a cabo por esos colectivos, o bien son los resultados formales de muchas de sus prácticas (publicaciones, carteles, diagramas, mapas, vídeos, etc.). Estas prácticas se presentan como modelos de pedagogías colectivas donde se abordan problemas sociales específicos (como por ejemplo el reciclaje, la salud, las basuras, las energías limpias, el concepto de ciudadanía, la regeneración urbana) mediante el desarrollo sostenible, la participación ciudadana o la cultura visual. Estas iniciativas incluyen el trabajo interdisciplinar de educadores, estudiantes, artistas, arquitectos, paisajistas o urbanistas, promoviendo el intercambio de habilidades y conocimientos, a la par que construyen un aprendizaje en colaboración e instituyendo espacios alternativos de educación y ciudadanía.

TRANSDUCTORES. Pedagogías colectivas en red pretende activar el trabajo de las prácticas y materiales presentados en el archivo relacional como un laboratorio pedagógico situado en ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies. Para tal propósito TRANSDUCTORES. Pedagogías colectivas en red se articula en torno a tres ejes:

- La presentación de cuatro casos de estudio incluidos en el archivo relacional del proyecto.
- La creación de un centro de recursos donde se recogen los materiales complementarios de los otros estudios de caso investigados en TRANSDUCTORES, así como un conjunto de publicaciones de los referentes de las prácticas y una programación de vídeos a la carta.
- Un taller abierto titulado “Estrategias para trabajar en el territorio” cuyo objetivo es activar los contenidos del proyecto cultural TRANSDUCTORES en colaboración con diversas redes e iniciativas locales del entorno.

www.acvic.org
www.centroguerrero.org
www.transductores.net

CONSERVING, DOCUMENTING, ARCHIVINGS meetings of electronic & digital art conversation to be held in Buenos Aires

These events, organized by Taxonomedia, will take place in the Cultural Centre of Spain at Buenos Aires (CCEBA), in the Space of Telefónica Foundation and in the Latin-American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (Malba), during the 1, 2, 3 and 6 of September.

Topics previously addressed in the first edition, Conserving electronic art: what to preserve and how to preserve it?, will resurface in the thematic areas that have proved fundamental: digitalization, documentation, storage of art-works/art-pieces, and information access.

The seminar will bring together national or international experts, among others  Timothy Murray (Rose Goldsen Archive, Cornell University, NY), Gabriela Previdello (Archive FILE- electronic language internacional festival, San Pablo), Lluis Roque (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona), Ricardo Dal Farra ( CeiArte, Untref Buenos Aires – Concordia Univerisity, Montreal), Glòria Munilla (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya),Verónica Vitullo (Mediateca FADU, UBA), Proyecto Ludión and Diego Alberti.

Check the full program at http://taxonomedia.net/encuentro2010/ .

Taxonomedia- Asociación para la conservación digital
http://taxonomedia.net
info@taxonomedia.net

FUSO: 2nd International Video Art event in Lisbon

This initiative, produced by Duplacena and The Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, will be held between July 28th and July 31st, 2010.

Eight programs of video and digital art will be screened, mainly in open air, in the BES Arte & Finança Centre, the garden of Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, the garden of The Goethe Institute and the terrace of The Berardo Musem in Belém.

Sergio Edelstein (Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv), Thierry Destriez (Heure Exquise! France) and Elsa Aleluia (independent curator) have been invited as guest curators.  Special screenings include a retrospective of Marcel Odenbach (Germany) in presence of the artist.

More information of all events and works at www.fusovideoarte.com

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-Operative and Supporters

Gordon Syron painting
Happy NAIDOC everyone

heres some info regarding good exhibitions – for you to mark NAIDOC

SYDNEY ->

Michelle Blakeney:
http://artnews.com.au/details.php?e=1747
http://artnews.com.au/details.php?e=1748

Gordon Syron:
http://www.cooeeart.com.au/a2frameset.php?folder=a2displayset&page=allworks&displaysetid=55

Adam Hill:
http://www.harrisongalleries.com.au/exhibitions/caste-ing-call

and opening on the 12th July:
the Keeping Place Exhibit at the Australian Museum
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MELBOURNE ->

Jacky Jacky in the Box
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sistagirls:
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outblack:
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BRISBANE ->

colourise screenings as part of Black History Month

Alain Depocas (Daniel Langlois Foundation) @ Macba: lecture and workshop

Since 1999, Alain Depocas is head of Daniel Langlois Foundation’s CR+D (Centre for Research and Documentation). This lecture will present an overview of the centre’s documentation resources, and the results of DOCAM, a project on media arts documentation and conservation.

This lecture will be followed by a conservation and archival workshop to be also held at Macba museum, aimed at conservation professionals.

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Follow online the Medialibraries and Archives for the 21st century international symposium

This symposium to be held at Laboral, Gijón, Spain, gathers for two days some of the most prominent international and Spanish researchers, curators and directors regarding (new) media conservation. A few names to consider: Margaret Smith (UbuWeb), Bery Graham (CRUMB), Jane Burton (Tate Modern)…

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/simposio-internacional-de-mediatecas-y-archivos

http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/seminarios/proximos/19?contenido_id=186

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to present “Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions” May 7 to July 26

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to showcase expansive nature of contemporary photography May 7 to July 26

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Andrea Fraser (American, b. 1965). Untitled (Pollock/Titian) #4, 1984/2005. Digital C-Print, 40 x 61”. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Parsons Fund, 2006. High-res version available upon request.

Over the last several years, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has built an exceptional collection of works by an international array of contemporary artists who both examine and expand the parameters of traditional photography. For these artists, photography is not a single, rigidly defined discipline or practice, but a versatile medium that can be filtered through a wide range of artistic processes and used to address a wide range of aesthetic questions and concerns.

Christian Jankowski (German, b. 1968). From Poster Sale, 2005. Color photograph, 14 x 11”. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Parsons Fund and Art Acquisition Fund, 2005. High-res version available upon request.

Next month, the Kemper Art Museum will showcase this collection in Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions. Organized by assistant curator Karen Butler, the exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces by more than 20 artists, ranging from historical figures who helped define early photographic standards to contemporary photographers working within what art historian George Baker has termed “photography’s expanded field.” Taken together, these artists offer a lens through which to address the question: What is photography today?

The earliest works on view are rooted in photography’s documentary tradition. Edward Curtis sought to record and preserve the culture of disappearing Native American tribes, yet he also was deeply influenced by aesthetic conventions — the portrait, the pastoral landscape — borrowed from traditions of painting. This dichotomy reflects the complex nature of early 20th-century photography, which frequently negotiated between scientific instrument and artistic endeavor. Conversely, in artfully staged portraits such as Picasso, Cannes (1955), Lucien Clergue consciously attempted to supplant the painted portrait with a photographic image capturing the individual’s psychological essence.

The work of artists such as Andy Warhol and Louise Lawler would further transform our understanding of the photographic image, radically undermining it’s apparent promise of objective knowledge or truth. Warhol, who lived life both through and for the camera, is represented by a large group of working Polaroids and black-and-white snapshots, the latter of which portray personal and public activities but, paradoxically, reveal very little about Warhol himself. Lawler, meanwhile, is represented by Not Yet Titled (2004/05), a recent example from a long line of photographs that investigate the life of artworks after they leave the studio and enter the public domain.

These figures set the stage for a vast array of artists whose varied forms of critical engagement define the state of photography today. In Ecrivain public / Public letter writer, Rafaèle Decarpigny (2007), Sophie Calle uses photography to explore questions of subjectivity and identity, creating an unconventional portrait out of the response of one woman, a professional letter writer, to an upsetting email that Calle received from a boyfriend. Questions of identity also inform Christian Jankowski’s series Poster Sale (2005), which depicts 40 Washington University students posing with images they had selected to decorate their dorm rooms, thus allowing viewers to glimpse the ways popular culture contributes to the construction of individuality.

David Goldblatt (South African, b. 1930). Abandoned farmhouse near Molteno, Eastern Cape, 25 February 2006. Digital print on 100 percent rag cotton paper in pigment inks, 36 x 44″. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Yalem Fund, 2006. High-res version available upon request.

In Untitled (Pollock/Titian) #4 (1984/2005), Andrea Fraser deploys photography as a form of institutional critique by juxtaposing and then re-photographing slides of well-known paintings by two renowned male artists. Wolfgang Tillmans, in Wald (Briol II) (2008), addresses the issue of photographic representation head-on by photocopying his own photograph, of a man walking through a forest, rendering it dark, flat and blurry. Tillmans then scanned, enlarged and printed the photocopy again, this time as a singular image, thus placing it somewhere between a photograph and a unique artwork.

Rounding out the exhibition will be recently acquired works by Howard French, David Goldblatt, Doug Hall, Ulrike Kuschel, Sharon Lockhart, Alen MacWeeney, Abelardo Morell, Simon Nieweg, George Rousse, Georgina Starr and John Stezaker.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is committed to furthering critical thinking and visual literacy through a vital program of exhibitions, publications and accompanying events. The museum dates back to 1881, making it the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River. Today it boasts one of the finest university collections in the United States.

Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 7, and remain on view through July 26. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The Kemper Art Museum is located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is closed Tuesdays. For more information, call (314) 935-4523 or visit kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.

SalonEco – Denver’s NEW Venue for Eco-Friendly Affairs – Opens Tonight for Earth Day!

REVOLUTIONARY GREEN EVENT SPACE OPENS IN DENVER, FOR ECO-FRIENDLY AFFAIRS
– SalonEco Promotes Environmental Practices, Products, and Parties –
Thursday, April 22, 2010 – DENVER, CO – SalonEco, Denver’s NEWEST venue for eco-friendly affairs, launches tonight, now “home to local, change making events with a global impact”. Fully designed as a catalyst for connections, the 5,000-square-foot, stylized loft has been outfitted with essentials for socially minded professionals and networking night-owls: vintage furniture, ecological artworks, lounge and lobby, kitchen, on-site rickshaw rides home, and zero-waste production.

SalonEco in Denver will open it’s doors tonight for the ReDirect Guides Earth Day 2010 Release Party, paired with the Green Drinks Denver meetup, from 7 pm – 11 pm. Open to the public, the party feature tastings from Beet Box, Helping Hand Bakery, Raw Kin, Root Down, SAME Café and The Shoppe and beverages from Guayaki Yerba Mate, Leopold Bros., Oogave Sodas, Parducci Wine and Wynkoop Brewing Co. Enjoy live music from Jonny 5 (of the Flobots) and DJ Cavem Motivation. $5 door charge includes one FREE drink, complimentary admission for ReDirect Guide members. All proceeds will benefit Flobots.org.

RSVP and get on this list: http://www.facebook.com/#!/
event.php?eid=108906152473340&ref=mf.

Located in downtown Denver’s historic River North Art District, SalonEco is the perfect sustainable space for intimate events, 25 – 125 people, and larger-scale parties of up to 300 people. To lead the way in promoting environmentally sound events, SalonEco also has a store of Sustainable Party products that make events environmentally safe, and preferred partners in sustainable food. SalonEco event experiences range from film screenings, product launches, tastings, art showcases, pop-up shops, and think-tank discussions to networking events and press conferences.

The venue offers an unparalleled atmosphere for experiential events and gatherings as part of a larger community space. Green Spaces, the parent company hub of nearly 70 startups, launched the venue as part of its commitment to be the place “Where Social Change Happens”.

ABOUT SalonEco Denver

Amenities include wireless Internet access, kitchen, dining area, soft lighting, compost and recycling by Waste Farmers and more. Enjoy on-site rentals for sound equipment, staging, projection, banquet chair seating and work with our on-site floral design artist, Shikibu. Green Spaces Colorado + SalonEco is located at 1368 26th Street, on 26th Street between Walnut and Larimer, in Denver. For further inquiries, visit www.SalonEco.org, call (303) 720-6859 or email info@greenspacescolorado.com.

ABOUT GREEN SPACES

Green Spaces’ vision is to support the sustainability movement globally through widespread local hubs that incubate environmental entrepreneurs. Green Spaces Colorado not only represents the city’s cutting edge entrepreneurs, but it connects companies who share a commitment to sustainable and ethical business practices. The Green Spaces network has nearly 3,000 people in Denver and thousands more nationwide as it has an additional location in New York City and one coming soon to Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.GreenSpacesColorado.com, call (303) 720-6859 or email info@greenspacescolorado.com.

“Sustainability trickles through all industries,” says Founder Jennie Nevin. “We want to educate businesses who are thinking of ‘converting’ or becoming more ecological. We hope offering free passes will make our business values more approachable. Anyone can adopt responsible practices.”

“Green Spaces is more than an incubator for social entrepreneurs and eco-friendly event venue,” says co-Founder Marissa Feinberg. “It’s a stomping grounds for cutting-edge organizations and innovative thinkers; a place where thought leaders unite and take action to change the world.”

MEDIA CONTACT
Erin Davey
Director, Green Spaces Colorado
www.greenspacescolorado.com

erin@greenspacescolorado.com
cell: 248.854.9772
office: 303.720.6850

_netart latino database_

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este libro ha sido editado para poner en circulación quinientas copias facsimilares (treinta y cinco de ellas numeradas y firmadas por el autor) de la _netart latino database_ de brian mackern, adquirida por el meiac el uno de enero de dos mil ocho por noventa y nueve céntimos de euro.

dirección editorial: nilo casares

textos: laura baigorri, giselle beiguelman, nilo casares, brian mackern, lila pagola y gustavo romano

traducción y revisión de textos: polisemia

imágenes: joaquín torres-garcía (pág 32), rafael marchetti (pág 107), brian mackern y los artistas capturados.

diseño: fündc < http://www.fundc.com>

publica: meiac (museo extremeño e iberoamericano de arte contemporáneo)
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imprenta: indugrafic

© consejería de cultura. junta de extremadura
© de los textos, traducciones e imágenes sus autores.
salvo en los casos de lila pagola, con licencia creative commons by sa argentina 2.5, y de nilo casares, cedido al dominio público.

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arriba español

this book was published for the purpose of distributing five hundred facsimile copies (thirty five numbered and signed by the author) of the _netart latino database_ by brian mackern, acquired by the meiac on the first of january, two thousand and eight, at the price of ninety-nine cents (euros).

edited by: nilo casares

texts: laura baigorri, giselle beiguelman, nilo casares, brian mackern, lila pagola y gustavo romano

translation and proof reading: polisemia

images: joaquín torres-garcía (p. 32), rafael marchetti (p. 107), brian mackern and the artists reproduced here.

design: fündc < http://www.fundc.com>

published by: meiac (museo extremeño e iberoamericano de arte contemporáneo)
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printers: indugrafic

© regional ministry of culture. regional government of extremadura
© of the texts, translations and images, their authors.
except in the cases of lila pagola, with creative commons licence by sa argentina 2.5, and nilo casares, granted to the public domain.

isbn: 978-84-613-4394-2
national book catalogue number: ba-56-2010

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