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Opening Light art Biennial 2010 – ARTPARK Linz – Mi. Sep 1st 2010, 7 pm

Opening Light art Biennial 2010 – ARTPARK Linz – Mi. Sep 1st 2010, 7 pm

ARTPARK contemporary art

Wienerstrasse 44, 4020 Linz, Entrance Möbel Leitner, 1st floor  (vis-à-vis Herz-Jesu-Church)

0043 680 1231059

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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Fr 20 August–Sun 5 September 2010
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Galerie im RWE Tower, Dortmunder U, PACT Zollverein Essen and Duisburg-Ruhrort
Opening at the different venues:
Thur 19 August 2010, 17:00h, 19:00h & 19:30h

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Light Art Biennale Lichtkunst Austria 2010


The first „Lightart Biennale Austria 2010“ is a non-commercial exhibition of lightart. There are light-artists as well as visual artists who uses light as an art-medium the first time.  The Biennale 2010 is using the slogan „private light in public spaces“.

The Lightart-Biennale Austria 2010 starts in autumn 2010 in Asutria, consultant is Peet Thomsen (USA/Copenhagen/Linz) and the works are selected by a jury.

The start of the Biennale will be September 2nd in Linz (OÖ) and September 4th 2010 in Perchtoldsdorf (NÖ), with a final exhibition in Vienna in November 2010.  We inform the public by documentation of the Biennale within a Blog, a Website and there is planned to print a catalogue. The submissions can be watched on Selected artists and exhibition spaces can be seen on

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FACT presents new commissions from Yves Netzhammer and Minouk Lim, and the first European exhibition of Tehching Hsieh, as part of the sixth Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial 2010 – International 10 at FACT
18 September – 28 November (Press View – 16 September)
Galleries 1, 2, Media Lounge and Public Spaces
FREE Entry

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) presents new commissions from artists including Yves Netzhammer and Minouk Lim, and the first European exhibition of acclaimed performance artist Tehching Hsieh, as part of the sixth Liverpool Biennial.

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The Zero Pavilion on webbiennial.or

Invited by Genco Gülan for the Webbiennal#10 of the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum. I would like to open a “zero curator” like “zero censor”: the topic of all the year 2010 is “anticensors”.

I propose to switch the “Better City Better Life” slogan from the World Exhibition in Shanghai today on a “Better Wor(l)d Better Web” for tomorrow as a free invitation for net-art, web-art and sofware-art.

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19 JULY – 2 NOVEMBER 2008

Press and Professional Preview: 17 and 18 July, 2008. All exhibition venues open from
10.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Official Opening: 19 July, 2008.


Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is hosted by the Trentino – South Tyrol Region from July 19 to November 2. It takes place in Italy for the first time, stretching across an entire regional territory, encompassing venues in four cities along a course of 150 kilometers joining the north and south of Europe along the Brenner axis: Fortezza (Bressanone), ex Alumix in Bolzano, the Palazzo delle Poste in Trento, and Manifattura Tabacchi and ex Peterlini in Rovereto.

Curated by Adam Budak, Anselm Franke / Hila Peleg, Raqs Media Collective
Fortezza / Franzensfeste

Shahid Amin, Hélène Binet, Brave New Alps, Adriana Cavarero, Mladen Dolar, Harun Farocki, Martino Gamper, Karø Goldt, Larry Gottheim, Renée Green, Ant Hampton, Hannes Hoelzl, Timo Kahlen, Karl Kels, Thomas Meinecke, Glen Neath, Margareth Obexer, Philippe Rahm, Arundhati Roy, Saskia Sassen, Michael Snow, Saadi Yousef.

Curated by Raqs Media Collective
Bolzano / Bozen, ex Alumix

David Adjaye, Stefano Bernardi, Kristina Braein, Yane Calovski, Candida TV, contemporary culture index, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, Harold de Bree, Latifa Echakhch, Marcos Chaves, etoy.CORPORATION, Anna Faroqhi, Ivana Franke, Matthew Fuller, Francesco Gennari, Ranu Ghosh, Rupali Gupte and Prasad Shetty, Anawana Haloba in collaboration with Francesca Grilli, Graham Harwood, Nikolaus Hirsch Michel Müller, Hiwa K, Emre Hüner, Helen Jilavu, Sanjay Kak, Zilvinas Kempinas, Reinhard Kropf and Siv Helene Stangeland, Anders Krueger, Lawrence Liang, Charles Lim Yi Yong, m-city, Teresa Margolles, Walter Niedermayr, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Martin Pichlmair, Piratbyrån, Jaime Pitarch, Prof. Bad Trip, Kate?ina Šedá, Dayanita Singh, TEUFELSgroup, Meg Stuart, Melati Suryodarmo, Jörgen Svensson, Hansa Thapliyal, Alexander Vaindorf, Judi Werthein, Graham Harwood, Richard Wright, Matsuko Yokokoji, Darius Ziura.

Special Projects:

“Hot Desking: Four broadsheets, four cities, four events”
A project in collaboration with Konstfack Curator Lab
Hot Desk Paris: J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites
Hot Desk Istanbul: Muhtelif
Hot Desk Stockholm: Site Magazine
Hot Desk Rome: Nero Magazine

“Tabula Rasa: 111 days on a long table”
A project by Denis Isaia in conversation with Raqs Media Collective

“THE SOUL (or, Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls)”
Curated by Anselm Franke / Hila Peleg
Trento, Palazzo delle Poste

Nader Ahriman, Maria Thereza Alves / Jimmie Durham / Michael Taussig, Tamy Ben-Tor, Attila Bruni, Beth Campbell, Fabio Campolongo, Marcus Coates, Peter Coffin, Keren Cytter, Jos De Gruyter / Harald Thys, Massimiliano Gianluca De Serio, Brigid Doherty, Omer Fast, Peter Friedl, Stefano Graziani, Tom Holert / Claudia Honecker, Karl Holmqvist, Hannah Hurtzig, Joachim Koester, Andree Korpys / Markus Löffler, Kuehn Malvezzi, Daria Martin, Angela Melitopoulos, Xisco Mensua, Valérie Mréjen, Rabih Mroué, Andreas Müller, Sina Najafi, Rosalind Nashashibi, Luigi Ontani, Ria Pacquée, Bernd Ribbeck, Pietro Roccasalva, Roee Rosen, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Florian Schneider, Eyal Sivan, Josef Strau, Javier Tellez, Althea Thauberger, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Barbara Visser, Klaus Weber, Eyal Weizman.

Curated by Adam Budak
Rovereto, Manifattura Tabacchi and ex Peterlini

Alterazioni Video, Michelangelo Antonioni, Knut Åsdam, Bernadette Corporation, Margrét H. Blöndal, Michal Budny, BURGHARD, Nina Canell, Libia Castro Ólafur Ólafsson, Claire Fontaine, Oskar Dawicki, Evelina Deicmane, Rä di Martino, Miklós Erhardt and Little Warsaw, Igor Eskinja, Tim Etchells, fabrics interseason, Famed, Didier Fiuza Faustino, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Heide Hinrichs, Heidrun Holzfeind, Runa Islam, Ricardo Jacinto, Ragnar Kjartansson, Barbora Klímová, Daniel Knorr, Adam Leech, Deborah Ligorio, Miks Mitrevics, Christian Philipp Müller, Ewa Partum, Gianni Pettena, Riccardo Previdi, Philippe Rahm, Pamela Rosenkranz, Janek Simon, Luca Trevisani, Tatiana Trouvé, Uqbar Foundation, Guido van der Werve, Nico Vascellari, Danh Vo, Johannes Vogl, Stephen Willats, ZimmerFrei.


“AUDITORY EPODE” curated by Tobi Maier
Florian Hecker, Anna Ostoya, the next ENTERprise, Chris Watson, Zafos Xagoraris.

“manifeSTATION” curated by the Office for Cognitive Urbanism (Andreas Spiegl, Christian Teckert)
Azra Aksamija, Andreas Duscha, Sonia Leimer, Christian Mayer, Kamen Stoyanov, Adrien Tirtiaux, Anna Witt.

“MATTER OF FACT” curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen
Jeremiah Day, Renzo Martens, Olaf Nicolai, Adam Pendleton, Falke Pisano/ Will Holder, Ricardo Valentim.

“SOCIAL ART PRAXIS” curated by Cornelia Lauf (IUAV, Venice)
Airswap, Aspramente, Publink.

Further information:

Manifesta 7
T: +39 0471 414 980 (Office Bozen / Bolzano)
T: +39 0461 493 670 (Office Trento) (for general information) (for press only) (for professionals only)


Creative Director:

May 2009

Claude Gosselin, Executive and Artistic Director of the Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC), is delighted to announce the appointment of Scott Burnham (Montréal/London) as Creative Director of La Biennale de Montréal 2009. The Biennale will take place throughout Montréal during May 2009 as a redefinition of a biennial, working within Burnham’s theme for 2009: “Open Culture”. As Scott Burnham explains:

“We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in society’s relationship with art and culture. The line between audience and artist is blurring to the point of invisibility, and in its place is a democratisation of the creative process and the demystification of the artist as shaman. In the same way that the open source movement has driven technological innovation, the philosophies and processes behind open, remix and mashup culture, Creative Commons licensing and collaborative creativity is driving cultural innovation — and ultimately redefining creativity itself. The 2009 Biennale de Montréal will be the international focal point for the exploration of this shift in culture.”

Working across visual art, design, architecture, theatre and music, La Biennale de Montréal 2009 will be a catalyst for new open culture projects and the exhibition and exploration of some of the most innovative projects exploring open creativity.

About Scott Burnham

Scott Burnham’s work exploring creative catalysts, urban culture and open innovation has appeared in numerous cities throughout Europe, North America and China. He is the curator of Urban Play, a project he created and is developing with Droog Design, Amsterdam. He is formerly Creative Director for the Urbis Centre for Urban Culture in Manchester, UK, where he directed “Ill Communication”, one of Europe’s largest overviews of street art; ‘SuperCity’, a multi-disciplinary collaboration with architect Will Alsop to re-think the future of the urban environment, “At Home”, with designer Peter Saville, “The China Show” exploring contemporary Chinese creativity, and Urban Oasis with The Office for Subversive Architecture. He has also created and directed projects for London’s National Theatre, The Royal Society for British Sculpture, the cities of Barcelona and Prague, and Jude Kelly’s METAL organisation
in London.

A frequent lecturer and writer on creative catalysts and cultural innovation, recent keynote lectures have been delivered to organisations in the UK, Portugal, Austria, Italy, United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. His work and commentary has been featured on BBC television, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Sky News, Spain TV1, Design Week, Grafik, The Guardian, Icon magazine, and The BBC Culture Show. He is a contributing author to the book “Visualising the City” (Routledge 2007), numerous periodicals, and maintains a series of international projects, consultations, and writing and lecturing appearances. For more information:

About La Biennale de Montréal

Organized by the Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC) since 1998, La Biennale de Montréal is curated around the axis of a focused survey of contemporary art and culture and presentations by established and emerging Canadian and international artists. The event induces the unexpected in new and recent art and presents artworks in the public spaces as well as original and important exhibitions in new venues to discover.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Claude Gosselin, C.M.
CIAC / Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal
C.P. 760 Place du Parc
Montréal, (Québec) H2X 4A6 Canada
T. 514 288-0811 /

For more information, please visit our website

PERFORMA07: Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance in New York City


NOVEMBER 20, 2007

PERFORMA07, the second biennial of new visual art performance, opens on October 27 in New York City, launching a four-week program of performances, exhibitions, screenings, symposia, and live events including ten major PERFORMA Commissions by Carlos Amorales, Sanford Biggers, Nathalie Djurberg, Japanther, Isaac Julien, Daria Martin, Kelly Nipper, Adam Pendleton, Yvonne Rainer, and Francesco Vezzoli. PERFORMA07 features the work of over ninety international artists at more than fifty leading cultural institutions and venues throughout the city, with the participation of more than thirty curators, and is organized under the artistic direction of its founder, RoseLee Goldberg.

PERFORMA07 will open with a special premiere of a new PERFORMA Commission by celebrated Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli in the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In his first ever live performance, Vezzoli will present a restaging of Cosi’ e (se vi pare,) or Right You Are (If You Think You Are), the renowned play by Luigi Pirandello, which implicates the audience in its examination of celebrity while also pointing to the relativity of truth, the necessity of illusion, and the instability of the human persona. The evening will begin with a Gala Dinner, to benefit PERFORMA, hosted by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Tickets for the dinner can be reserved by calling (212) 366-5700.

Vito Acconci / David Adamo / Carlos Amorales / Ei Arakawa Amy Sillman / Are You Meaning Company / Fia Backström / Ronnie Bass / Jérôme Bel / Tamy Ben-Tor / Sanford Biggers / Ulla von Brandenburg / Pablo Bronstein / Trisha Brown / Tania Bruguera / James Lee Byars / Kabir Carter / Dimitri Chamblas / Boris Charmatz / Cheapcream / Zoila Imaculada de la Concepción / Douglas Coupland / Tom Cole Lovett/Codagnone / Tony Conrad / Marie Cool Fabio Balducci / Nick Curris (aka Momus) / Philippe Decouflé / Nathalie Djurberg / Pete Drungel / Nicolás Dumit Estévez / Emilio Fantin / Ryan Gander / Gang Zhao / Rainer Ganahl / Grand Union / Nicolas Guagnini / Deborah Hay / He Yunchang / Karl Holmqvist / Hans Isaksson / International Festival / Christian Jankowski / Joan Jonas / Japanther / Isaac Julien Russell Maliphant / Allan Kaprow / Alison Knowles / Elke Krystufek / Tove Leffler / Shaun El C. Leonardo / Long March Collective / Daria Martin / Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 01001011101011 / Dave McKenzie / Meredith Monk / Robert Morris Stan VanDerBeek / My Barbarian / Bruce Nauman / Maurizio Nannucci / Luigi Negro / Kelly Nipper / Giancarlo Norese / Michael Northam / Darren O‚Donnell / Yoko Ono / Serkan Özkaya / Adam Pendleton / Mai-Thu Perret / Cesare Pietroiusti / Michael Portnoy / Emilio Prini / Qiu Zhije / Yvonne Rainer / Robert Rauschenberg / Aïda Ruilova / Jelena Rundqvist / Carolee Schneeman / Second Front / Dexter Sinister / Markus Schinwald Oleg Soulimenko / Snöfrid / Barbara Sukowa The X-Patsys / Elaine Summers / Emily Sundblad / Eva Svuje / Min Tanaka / TM Sisters / Tomas Vanek / Francesco Vezzoli / Emily Sundblad / Marianne Vitale Agathe Snow / Tris Vonna-Michell / Jennifer Walshe / Lawrence Weiner / Michael Williams Melissa Brown / Ian Wilson / Xu Zhen / + MORE

Anthology Film Archives / Artists Space / Art in General / Art Radio / Aperture Foundation / Baryshnikov Arts Center / The Bronx Museum of the Arts / Brooklyn Academy of Music / China Institute / Creative Time / Dance New Amsterdam / Dance Theater Workshop / DISPATCH / The Drawing Center / Electronic Arts Intermix / Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts / The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Japan Society / The Jewish Museum / The Judson Memorial Church / The Kitchen / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council / The Museum of Arts and Design / Museum of Chinese in the Americas / New York University / Participant, Inc. / Performance Space 122 / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / SculptureCenter / The Studio Museum in Harlem / Storefront for Art and Architecture / Swiss Institute–Contemporary Art / WFMU 91.1FM-NYC and / White Box / White Columns / The Whitney Museum of American Art / WPS1 Art Radio / + MORE

590 Madison (The Atrium) / The Box / Columbia University / Dance New Amsterdam / Dexter Sinister / Freemans / The Highline Ballroom / The Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel / Passerby / The New School / Second Life / Stephan Weiss Studio / World Financial Center / The Zipper Theater / + MORE

Canada / Chambers Fine Art / Deitch Projects / Fruit and Flower Deli / Greene Naftali Gallery / James Cohan Gallery / Metro Pictures / Salon 94 / Smith-Stewart / + MORE

PERFORMA Commissions and PERFORMA07 programs are supported by grants from the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the David Elaine Potter Charitable Trust, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Greenwall Foundation, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Fundación/Colección Jumex, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, IASPIS, Altria Group, Inc., New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Ken and Judith Joy Family Foundation, Dena Foundation, Bloomberg L.P., the Moon and Stars Project, Goethe-Institut New York, Austrian Cultural Forum, the PERFORMA Producer’s Circle, the PERFORMA Visionaries, and many generous individuals. Sponsors include: Time Out New York, Grolsch, Millennium Hotels, Christiania, and Fazioli.

A complete program of events and full ticketing information is available at

The statement of the Jury of the 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07

The 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07 Competition Jury, consisting of Dorota Monkiewicz, Elias Levin Rojo, Jan Schuijren i John Thomson, deliberating on May 20th in Wroclaw, Poland, after becoming acquainted with the works in the competition, decided to grant the following awards:

1st Prize – 5000 euros

Aki Nakazawa
Negai wohiku
Japan/Germany 2006

Aki Nakazawa’s work translates the personal into a more universal experience, condensing everyday thoughts and feelings into a rich statement that lingers long after the work has ended.

2nd Prize – 2000 euros

Pascual Sisto
28 Years in the Implicate Order
USA 2005

28 Years in the Implicate Order is a hypnotic and poetic work that transforms perceptions of reality, revealing hidden dimensions.

3rd Prize – 1000 euros

Kera Nagel & Andre Aspelmeier
Germany 2004-2007 ongoing

incite/ combined a strength of performance with intensity and presence. The music mixed a rhythmic base with an experimental form that connected directly and physically with their audience.

Special mention

Brian Mackern
Uruguay 2006

Brian Mackern’s elegant performance incorporates a transparency that enhances the meditative quality of the work.

Special mention

Austria 2007

Stadtmusik’s work is an intricate play with perception and duration.


Documenta 12, one of the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the world will start the “documenta year” with two presentations in the US: Roger M. Buergel, Artistic Director of documenta 12, will give two public lectures in the United States – in New York City on January 10 and in Philadelphia on January 11. You are warmly welcome to attend.
Interviews with Roger M. Buergel and curator Ruth Noack are possible. Just send your interview enquiries to and we will be happy to arrange them for you.

Panel Discussion with Roger M. Buergel
January 10, 2007
6.30 – 8.00 PM
The Cooper Union, Great Hall
7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue, New York City
Organized by the New Museum in association with the School of Art at The Cooper Union

The panelists will discuss the rise in importance of regional culture in the wake of global culture.

Further information is available at

Lecture by Roger M. Buergel
January 11, 2007
5.30 PM
University of Pennsylvania campus, Logan Hall 402
249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia

“Is the migration of form, understood not only as a historical and aesthetic fact, also viable as a curatorial method?” (Roger M. Buergel)
Roger M. Buergel will show how and why his agenda came to be expressed in the three leitmotifs of documenta 12.

Further information is available at