artbetween
Since 2005
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
artbetween is an independent artists network based in the UK, focussing on the exchange of ideas, projects and exhibitions between Europe, the USA and China.

The group is using the internet as a platform for their collaborations on public art projects with virtual and live outcomes, combining traditional and new media. The network has pioneered new applications for large format digital printing and established hybrid formats, for example 'walking' billboards and large-scale installations using digital print.

The artists share a common interest in re-evaluating interrelated roles of authorship, content and presentation, deconstructing traditional contexts for fine art practice and establishing new ones through live projects.
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EVENT

MISSMAO EXHIBITION LONDON/BEIJING


Dates:
Fri Jul 14, 2006 00:00 - Fri Jul 07, 2006

MISSMAO

LONDON/BEIJING JULY/SEPTEMBER 2006

Curated by Helen Marshall, Fei Fei Lu & David Goldenberg

PRESS PREVIEW AT: http://www.missmao.co.uk

' Pinocchio was a persistent liar and in Mao's time it was told that the communist party was the mother of all people.


EVENT

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Dates:
Fri Sep 01, 2006 00:00 - Sat Jun 10, 2006

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OPPORTUNITY

URGENT CALL FOR PHOTOS. WIN


Deadline:
Wed May 03, 2006 00:00

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WIN


OPPORTUNITY

URGENT CALL FOR PHOTOS. WIN


Deadline:
Wed May 03, 2006 00:00

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WIN


EVENT

THE UTOPIA OF HUGGING


Dates:
Sun Apr 30, 2006 00:00 - Sat Apr 22, 2006

THE UTOPIA OF HUGGING

A performance by the Gao Brothers from Beijing at Arboretum Park, Nottingham / UK

SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2006 FROM 11:30 AM

A video of the Nottingham Hug will be online 3 hours later [14:30 GMT] at

http://www.world-hug-day.net/Nottingham

As part of their global World Hug Day performances, internationally renowned Chinese artist brothers Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang invite you to participate in the most ambitious event of the series to date; a group embrace of epic proportions orchestrated at the Networking Artists Network [NAN] conference and representing the first ever mass hugging to be staged in the British Isles.

Volunteers wishing to take part in the performance are invited to come to Arboretum Park where they will be directed with hundreds of others by the Gao Brothers to embark on a hearty fifteen minutes hug with a stranger, followed by one gigantic hugging cluster formed by the entire group, all accompanied by the music of J.S. Bach.
Speaking about their first performance of a group hug THE UTOPIA OF HUGGING [Shangdong Province, China, September 2000] the Gao Brothers explain:

"We invited some 150 volunteers, who were previously strangers to each other, to participate. We asked the participants to choose a person at random for a hug, which they would then do simultaneously with hundreds of other couples. We then asked everyone present to cluster into one big group hug. Since then, we personally have hugged hundreds of strangers, and organised group hugs amongst strangers in different public locations and in different ways all across China."

World Hug Day series will continue in Marseille on the 9th of June, running concurrent with an international travelling photo exhibition documenting all performances so far.

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The event will be followed by a press-conference / presentation with the Gao Brothers and their co-organsing partners from artists group Digital Art Projects at the nearby Waverley lecture theatre of Nottingham Trent University from 12:30 onwards.

For further information, location map and visual material visit:

http://www.gaobrothers.net

http://www.world-hug-day.net

Or contact:

info@digitalartprojects.net

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