NeMe
Since the beginning
Works in Limassol Cyprus

BIO
NeMe is a non profit, non government, Cyprus registered cultural organisation founded in November 2004. NeMe works on two platforms - a virtual and an itinerant one - and focuses on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts.

NeMe's itinerant platform, the "IMCA" (Independent Museum of Contemporary Art) presents NeMe projects which include, exhibitions, performances, new media events, symposia and archives. The form of the IMCA is determined as a practice or process by the nature of each project with the notion of the exhibition "space" being constantly revised and redefined.

NeMe resides in two sites:

* http://www.neme.org
* http://neme-imca.org

http://www.neme.org provides a service by publishing critical texts and filtered cultural information which includes arts news, calls as well as providing a forum for public discussion. http://neme-imca.org documents of all NeMe off and on line activities.
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EVENT

It's the Political Economy, Stupid


Dates:
Mon Nov 10, 2014 17:00 - Sat Dec 06, 2014

Location:
Limassol, Cyprus

NeMe and the Art History and Theory Research Lab (Cyprus University of Technology) present:
It's the Political Economy, Stupid
an international exhibition and a pre-opening seminar.

With the collapse of the international markets in 2008 and the subsequent bail-outs of financial institutions in many countries including Cyprus, came the unprecedented criticism of governmental collusion with financial imperialism. This criticism has most recently given us waves of protest and resistance worldwide, at a time when the deterritorialised flow of finance capital is melting down all that was once solid, into raw material for market speculation. The exhibition represents a significant response to this crisis. It derives its title from US presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign statement, It's the economy, stupid, modified to It's the political economy, stupid, by philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

EXHIBITION

Curators: Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette.
Participating artists: Filippo Berta, Christopher Christou, Noel Douglas, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Paolo Cirio, Yevgeniy Fiks / Olga Kopenkina / Alexandra Lerman, Field Work, flo6×8, Melanie Gilligan, Institute for Wishful Thinking, Jan Peter Hammer, Alicia Herrero, Sherry Millner & Ernie Larsen, Suzana Phialas, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Isa Rosenberger, Dread Scott, Marios Theophilides, Pavlos Vrionides.
Venue: NeMe Arts Centre, corner of Ellados and Enoseos (opposite to Katholiki Church), Limassol.
Opening: Monday, 10 November, 8:00pm.
Duration: 11 November-6 December,
Tuesday-Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm,
Saturday: 10:00-13:00.

SEMINAR

Time and venue: Monday, 10 November, 5:00pm-7:30pm, Pefkios Georghiades Hall, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
Speakers: Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler, Areti Leopoulou, Andreas Panayiotou, Noel Douglas.
Moderator: Antonis Danos.
[Presentations and discussion in English].

Sponsors

Main Supporter: Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture
Supported by: The Austrian Embassy Cyprus, Municipality of Limassol, ndline, The Copy Shop.
Media Sponsor: Kanali 6.


DISCUSSION

NeMe database


NeMe is proud to inform you that we now have published over 100 critical texts and over 1500 calls and information on the arts www.neme.org. We take this opportunity to thank our many visitors and also our contributing authors: Andrew Benjamin, Andrew Vande Moere, Aristide Antonas, Belinda Barnet, Charles Esche, Christiane Paul, Christopher Gordon, Christos Barboutis, Denise Robinson, Eduardo Kac, Edward A. Shanken, Erkki Huhtamo, Faith Wilding, Geoff Cox, Gordon Winiemko, Gregory Sholette, Hakim Bey, Iannis Zannos, Ioannis MICHALOU(di)S, Jelena Vesic, Jeremy Hight, Jesse Cohn, Jette Sandahl, Joanne Morra, Timothy Murray, Judith Donath, Lanfranco Aceti, Lev Manovich, Luís Cláudio Ribeiro, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Marc James Léger, Marina Grzinic, Mark Amerika, Marquard Smith, Martin Knahl, Martin Rieser, McKenzie Wark, Michael Filimowicz, Michael Haerdter, Mike Sandbothe, Miya Yoshida, Nikos Papastergiadis, Paul Vanouse, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Richard Barbrook, Ryszard W. Kluszczyński, Sean Cubitt, Shaun Wilson, Sheila Pinkel, Simon Sheikh, Soraya Murray, Srećko Horvat, Stelarc, Steve Dietz, Svetlana Boym, Tiffany Holmes, and Jorge Bruno Ventura whose work is helping our aim to disseminate quality critical arts information to the public.

Our database is continuously growing and our invitation is always open to all who would like to read or submit a text for inclusion in our site on www.neme.org/texts/

NeMe is Cyprus registered NGO and has a virtual and an itinerant platform both of which can be viewed on www.neme.org and www.neme-imca.org

DISCUSSION

Metadesigning for the Future - Gene Youngblood's conversation with Erkki Huhtamo


We have the great pleasure to inform you that NeMe has published a conversation by Erkki Huhtamo with Gene Youngblood. This text and the images which illustrate it have never been published before.

Huhtamo's systematic approach of understanding new media by looking back into history and Youngblood's visionary insights remain a highly germane and valuable contribution to contemporary discussion of this field.

Twenty-three years have passed since the initial interview between Huhtamo and Youngblood which makes this conversation a historical document but more importantly, and as Youngblood mentions in his Preface, it remains 'a call for the revolution.'

The text is dedicated to the memory of Sherrie Rabinowitz (1950-2013)

http://www.neme.org/1627/metadesigning-for-the-future


DISCUSSION

Metadesigning for the Future - Gene Youngblood's conversation with Erkki Huhtamo


We have the great pleasure to inform you that NeMe has published a conversation by Erkki Huhtamo with Gene Youngblood. This text and the images which illustrate it have never been published before.

Huhtamo's systematic approach of understanding new media by looking back into history and Youngblood's visionary insights remain a highly germane and valuable contribution to contemporary discussion of this field.

Twenty-three years have passed since the initial interview between Huhtamo and Youngblood which makes this conversation a historical document but more importantly, and as Youngblood mentions in his Preface, it remains 'a call for the revolution.'

The text is dedicated to the memory of Sherrie Rabinowitz (1950-2013)

http://www.neme.org/1627/metadesigning-for-the-future


EVENT

Q.E.D.


Dates:
Fri Oct 11, 2013 18:00 - Sun Oct 13, 2013

Location:
Limassol, Cyprus

NeMe, The Department of Communication and Internet Studies of The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and Brave New Culture present Q.E.D., a selection of six documentaries and artists presentations to be screened in the Pefkios Georgiades Amphitheatre on the 11, 12 and 13th of October 2013.

Q.E.D. (Quod Erat Demonstrandum), an abbreviation which signals the completion of proof or simply 'it has been proved' is an appropriate title for the current crisis in Cyprus together with all collateral events taking place which are described by the media as "unprecedented" catastrophe. This description reflects the Cypriots' tendency to forget other adversities that have occurred in recent history. Although Cypriot banks have never before collapsed, the living memory of a large number of the population can return us not only to the events of 1963 and 1974 but also the crisis of the tourist industry and the crash of the stock-market, all of which, in various degrees, had immediate and devastating effects upon most people.

The current bank crisis was foreseen by many, both in Cyprus and abroad, and was a subject of discussion as far back as 2007 when the so called Global Financial Crisis instigated by the US housing market collapse impacted many countries. In Cyprus there was either an over confidence or false optimism among the population, reinforced by the media which overwhelmingly published statements about the strengths of the economy recalling Marshal McLuhan's observation that "all media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values" (1964). The selected documentaries expose vital truths about our world as well as offer methods of critical analyses regarding the many inappropriate decisions made on our behalf.

Reinterpreting Rahm's statement "Never let a serious crisis go to waste" (2009), Yiannis Colakides (NeMe) and Angeliki Gazi (CUT) have selected six documentaries and artists talks which generate the urgency of the much needed discussion and evaluation of the process by which we can determine the value rather than the price of lives referencing the "construction and transmission of meaning" (McGuigan 2004) interpreted by cultural parameters and not the tools and concepts of economics. Unfortunately, 'it has been proved' that this vital concern has been ignored by the imposed austerity measures, not only in Cyprus but several other EU countries, whose cost benefit analyses, at this point in time, are only calculated in monetary terms.

The documentaries to be screened are: !Women Art Revolution (dir. Lynn Hershman Leeson), The Corporation (dir. Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott), Strange Culture (dir. Lynn Hershman Leeson), The Yes Men Fix the World (dir. Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr), My Name Is Janez Janša (dir. Janez Janša) and Wonderful Macroeconomics (dir. Yorgos Avgeropoulos). Steve Kurtz, Joel Bakan, Paul Vanouse, Lanfranco Aceti, Janez Janša and Yorgos Avgeropoulos will present their work and answer questions from the audience via skype.

Entrance to the event is free.