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IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST / NEW: ART CENTER @BWA Zielona Góra


Dates:
Fri Feb 14, 2014 19:00 - Sun Mar 09, 2014

Location:
Zielona Góra, Poland

<< Between Me and You - online installation by Noviki

IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST
Opening: Feb 14, 7pm
Exhibition open through: Mar 9, 2014

Performance at the opening: Kym Ward

Artists: Ghislain Amar, Annemarie van den Berg, Andrew Birk, Tymek Borowski, Debora Delmar Corporation, Rafal Czajka, Jaś Domicz, Manuel Forte, Piotr Grabowski, HARD-CORE, Piotr Łakomy, Anna Maria Łuczak, Noviki, Pikaso, Gregor Rozanski, Kym Ward, Beata Wilczek

Curator: Romuald Demidenko

Using a variety of devices and applications every day, we look at more content and images than ever before. The Internet has become not only an important communication tool, but an essential reference tool for young artists. In the context of dynamic gradations of economic and political influence, the framework for the definition of contemporary art is becoming less tangible, and the role of the artist and their production model has transformed.

Andrew Keen in his book The Cult of The Amateur argues that the characteristic democratization of art which takes place on the Internet is a threat to high culture. His theory pretty quickly ceased to be valid, as people have become active users nowadays, not just remaining passive recipients of content, but partakers in going beyond the realm of social networking sites. Responding to the allegation that the lack of new content, it could be that the role of an artist is no longer to create new content and gestures, but to subtly compile those already existing in a way that their intentional meaning is changed. Because there are no external constraints to overcome and twentieth-century strategies of transgression or subversion are incorporated by cognitive capitalism as a common tool to gain attention by consumers - artists began to explore the reality from the inside, looking for real or radical experiences in accelerated everyday life, dominated by virtuality and global brand images.

The exhibition is a sequel of the project IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST, which began in 2013 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in collaboration with the exhibition platform Het Plafond. The aim was to characterize the selected attitudes present within the young artistic and curatorial scene, particularly in relation to the changing role of the internet and the interrelationships between the virtual world and the latest visual culture. We employed a survey and interviews plus discussions with representatives of the world of art and young professionals active in other areas to build a database on the future of their practices. The exhibition will run from the results of last year's draft and selected works of invited artists.

IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST is accompanied by two publications - supplementary reader and the #trendbook, available now online (bit.ly/1kDffrY). The Polish edition will be released shortly afterwards.

Contributors of the #trendbook: Ada Avetist, Andrew Birk, Billy Gallery, Anne de Boer, Eloise Bonneviot, Sebastian Cichocki, Gerardo Contreras, Martyn Richard Coppel, Debora Delmar Corporation, Guia Cortassa, DJ New Jersey Drone, Travis Egedy (Pictureplane), Julie Grosche, Hard-Core, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Sæmundur Þór Helgason, Blair Kneppers, Piotr Łakomy, Perla Montelongo, Museum of Internet, Kubiat Nnamdie, Wyatt Niehaus, Karolina Plinta, Lauren Reid, Manuel Roßner, Gregor Rozanski, ScreenSaverGallery, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Manuel Solano, Johannes Thumfart, Upominki, Guus Vreeburg, Beata Wilczek

IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST is a research project conceived by NEW: ART CENTER, a multifaceted communication platform for emerging artists and curators.



For more details go to www.newartcenter.info


EVENT

Artearen Irakurketa


Dates:
Tue May 07, 2013 19:00 - Tue May 28, 2013

Location:
Zielona Góra, Poland

NEW: ART CENTER presents INBOX
Artearen Irakurketa

7–28 May 2013

MuseumNight: 18 May, 20:00-23:00

INBOX N:AC Zielona Góra, Moniuszki 18 B 46
Hours: Monday-Friday 16:00–18:00
Free admission

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Artearen Irakurketa: selected books, unique zines, recent and archive publications, private and public spaces, self-organisation, artist-run initatives, pop-up stores, curatorial practices.

Soundtrack: Forms of Paper by Steve Roden, an experimental musical piece created solely from heavily distorted sounds of paper being handled. It is considered to be the first lowercase album, an ambient music movement where extremely quiet sounds are amplified using a computer. This project was originally commissioned by the Hollywood branch of the Los Angeles public library for the exhibition "Six Degrees - Art in the Libraries"

NEW: ART CENTER is a multifaceted organization aimed at art research and development. Inspired by the past digital era and motivated to look into the visual culture vortex of the future we want to share our observations and reflection. The premier project called INBOX is aimed at appearing as temorary hybrid spaces offering interactive program of events presenting new artistic and curatorial praxis.

Cooperation: BWA Zielona Góra, Fundacja Salony, Éditions Incertain Sens
DESIGN: Grzegorz Kowalczyk

ARTEAREN IRAKURKETA* (Basque language) = art reading room / AI = artificial intelligence
*the last remaining descendant of the pre-Indo-European languages of Western Europe


F.R.DAVID, Spring 2013. ...For Single Mothers. John Russel, Dear Living Person II:
Story Of The Eyes


EVENT

DEEP CHROME MSG


Dates:
Fri Jun 22, 2012 19:00 - Mon Jul 09, 2012

Location:
Wrocław, Poland

GREGOR ROZANSKI - DEEP CHROME MSG
Curated by Romuald Demidenko

Wrocław Contemporary Museum
/ Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław
22.06-09.07.2012


Opening of the exhibition: 22.06.2012, 7 PM

A blue light of old monitors displayed on the wall remains a trace of the generated image, a reminder of the early shadows of digital media technology and the beginnings of the Internet. Mobile communication has allowed for even faster data exchange and update, and the development of network media helped to identify the most important social instinct - the simultaneous admiration of past, present and future. Interpenetration of platforms - both virtual and real - reveals more details than ever before. The world of objects that have been proof for the physical evidence of technological processes - takes a new and unknown shape.

The exhibition in Wrocław Contemporary Museum (MWW) features a selection of projects by Gregor Różański, including the remastered version of Derek Jarman's Blue (1992). The last colour seen by the artist was blue and thus it was depicted as variety of significance, association, registering - at the same time - personal experience of the last stage of his disease.

Gregor Różański (1988) studies Visual Arts & Sculpture at Weissensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin. He focuses on contemporary issues and contexts including various conceptual practices, ephemeral projects, multimedia, internet, found objects, sculpture, installation and drawings. His works were presented on the solo exhibitions at Para_Site Gallery in Graz and O'Artoteca Project Space in Milan. He also participated in group exhibitions, i.a. National Library in Warsaw, Grimmuseum in Berlin, Vienna Biennale and Agency for Unrealized Projects during Art Basel 2011. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław
Wrocław Contemporary Museum

Plac Strzegomski 2a, 53-681 Wrocław
tel. 0048 (71) 356 42 50, mww@muzeumwspolczesne.pl
Mon 10.00–18.00, Tue – closed, Wed-Sun 12.00–20.00

Exhibition Partner: BWA Wrocław - Galerie Sztuki Współczesnej
Curatorial Support: Wiktor Komorowski, Piotr Stasiowski

For media inquiries please contact: Kamil Nowelli
k.nowelli@muzeumwspolczesne.pl