Agricola de Cologne

was launched on 1 January 2000 as an artist brand, standing for the

--> interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos, curator of media art and the designer of culture
--> founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2010),
--> founder & director of CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival (2006)
--> founder and director of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne –the experimental platform for art and new media (2000), a global network on different virtual and physical levels

Besides for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical & virtual space like JavaMuseum (2001), NewMediaFest (2002), Violence Online Festival (2003), SoundLAB & VideoChannel (2004), CologneOFF (2006), netEX (2007), Agricola de Cologne is standing also for
the co-curator & co-organiser of events like festivals & exhibitions of contemporary art, but also for the jury member of divers festivals.

Since its introduction in 2000, Agricola de Cologne is represented as an artist on more than 500 festivals and media art exhibitions in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Marseille, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Seoul, Bangkok, New Delhi, Basel, Vienna, Linz (Ars Electronica), Graz, Kiev, Riga, Moskow, St.Petersburg, Tallinn, Tokyo, Rome, Milan, Turin, Karlsruhe (ZKM), Berlin & elsewhere, but also on Biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, Biennale of New Media Art Merida/MX 2003, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth/Australia (2004), Biennale de Montreal (2004), Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile (2005), ISEA Singapur 2008.

His most recent media art context "CologneOFF 2011/2012 - videoart in a global context" is travelling as a nomadic festival project during 2011 and 2012 once a round the globe.

His media art works received numerous prizes and awards.


Agricola de Cologne --> http://www.agricola-de-cologne.de
Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection --> http://movingpictures.agricola-de-cologne.de
artvideoKOELN --> http://video.mediaartcologne.org
Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne --> http://www.nmartproject.net

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Actual Positions of Italian NetArt on Neural.it

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Feature on JavaMuseum: Italian NetArt

Press Release

Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

is happy to launch the first feature
within the 2nd of Java series 2002, entitled:

"Actual Positions of Italian NetArt"

The title already says, that in Italy exists a "scene" of artists working
with and in the new environment: Internet, and further that this growing
scene is more than worth to be spotlighted.

"Italy represents the craddle of European culture and art. During the
centuries, continously came exciting impulses from there which gave the
development of art new directions. People might ask themselves, how it would
be in these technologically dominated times with New Media, where currently
a special education is obviously only is in the beginning and no
institution is currently focussed on these new formes of contemporary art
Regarding this situation, it may surprise, that it is Italy where some of
the most active and influencing online publications on New Media and art
come from, to mention only these: Neural, Noema or Random.
And reagarding these conditions, it may not surprise on the other and, that
especially from Italy come some very
active netartists, even if some of them are continously under way between
Italy and USA, especially New York.
This feature would like to spotlight 20 of them. It is an exciting mixture
between allready well known and upcoming, emerging artists. Each of them
represents a fascinating new aspect in appoarching this new art form:

Each artist is represented with a selection of exemplary net based art

These are the featured artists:

Caterina Davinio, Carla Della Beffa, Mauro Ceolin, Bugs, ego,
Isabella Bordoni, Domiziana Giordano, dlsan, Sergio Maltagliati,
Speranza Casillo, Domenico Olivero, Coniglioviola, Giocomo Verde,
Luigia Cardarelli, Avatar project, 80/81, Francesca di Gregorio
Gruppo A12, Carlo Zanni, 0100101110101101.ORG

The online exhibition is designed, created and curated by
Agricola de Cologne, curator and director of JavaMuseum.

The durance of the show is not limited,
but the "Feature" will remain online for permanent.
Further more, the show is open for any new upcoming
net based working artist from Italy.
In so far it is an ongoing project to be updated from time to time.

Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
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JavaMuseum : Final call for entries

Final call for entries: deadline 15 July 2002
JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art www.javamuseum.org
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

extended deadline 15 July 2002
1. Call for Artists for
'2nd of Java - Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics'

What are the fundamental patterns of contemporary living and art,
what kind of peripheral basics are defining them?
What are the fundamental patterns of the virtual
environment of Internet? Mere simulation?
Or rather something profoundly new?
In which way changed patterns and the peripheral
basics from physical to virtual level?
How do they influence sensual and intellectual perception ?
Since there is much space for any interpretation,
the categories set up for this competitions are intentional
vague and flexible, any possible approach is welcome!

The categories are:
works in which the image component is dominating
works in which the script component is dominating
works in which the sound component is dominating.

The submission form and more details can be accessed via startpage of
JavaMuseum www.javamuseum.org

or http://www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/2nd_of_java_series.htm

or simply fill out this following form:

Name, Firstname
Title of work
URL of work
Year of Origin
Used technology
Description of work (max 300 words, may be also attached as .txt or .doc
Artist's biography/CV (max 300 words. may be also attached as .txt or .doc
1 still image for each submitted work ( max 800x600 pixels - .jpg or gif)
Cut and paste this form and send it together the the non-compressed

extended deadline 15 July 2002 -
the finalists and the winners of the 'JavaArtist of the Year Award'
will be notified by 1 September 2002.

Opening of the Online Show and publication
of the 2002 Award winners: 1st week of October 2002

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)


Tiia Johannson Memorial now online!

In Memoriam Tiia Johannson

On 11 June 2002 died, only 36 years old, much too young Tiia Johannson,
net.artist from Estonia in her hometown Tallinn.

Tiia Johannson leaves quite a large oeuvre of net based art works. She
participated in a variety of international media festivals and exhibitions.
Her work has been honoured with a lot of prizes and awards,
in 2001 she received "JavaArtist of the Year Award" given by JavaMuseum. In
the same year, her complete work had been presented in a solo show on

This exhibition has been transformed now into "Tiia Johannson Memorial" in
order to keep vivid the memory of this highly talented New Media artist.

All those, who knew Tiia Johannson personally or virtually, are cordially
invited to express some words of sympathy/condolence or give some
comments/statements about the artist and her work, and send it via email to
tiiamemorial@javamuseum.org .

All appropriate email submissions will be posted on the condolence page of
the Memorial on JavaMuseum www.javamuseum.org,
which can be accessed via the start page.

Thanks in advance for all contributions which will come in.

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
director of JavaMuseum
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Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)
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AVM News July 2002

A Virtual Memorial News 2002/07
the New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne -
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Table of Contents:
**Violence Festival - List of participants
*Features of the Month July 2002
** Featured projects
1. "Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves
2. Fields of Identity: Graffiti
**Artist of the Month Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte (Colombia)

In June, a number of multi-media works
originating from "A Virtual Memorial participated in
COOP 2002 Media Festival (Bucaresti/Romania)
Con|text on Stasis_Space
FreeManifesta/Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt/Germany)

b) Violence/Violens Festival Tabor 15-26 August 2002
The call for entries lasted only 6 weeks.
On 15 June was deadline. 163 artists submitted
more than 350 works.

See the list of the selected and participating artists on
or www.newmediafest.org/violence/index.html

The festival exhibition will go online
in the beginning of August.

***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
"Identity - dogma or experiment?"

Selected Memorial Days in July

*02 July 1976 Re-unification of Vietnam
*11 July 2002 World Population Day
*20 July 1944 would-be-assassination of Graf Stauffenberg against Hitler
*21 July 1964 Neil Armstrong enters the moon as first human being

*The Features of the Month are monthly changing
collections of multimedia works and links which form in the
totality of the composition an artwork of theirown
to be created on a webpage of theirown
within the Memorial project.*

Subject of the Month : Identity - dogma or experiment?

Roots 1 Artist of the Month: Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte (Colombia)
Roots 2 featured project 1
"Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
Roots 3 - featured project 2
"Graffiti-Fields of Identity"
Roots 4 Gender Identity
Roots 5 Subjective Identity
Roots 6 Objective Identity
Roots 7 Loss of Identity
Roots 8 Identity of Art
Roots 9 Multiple Identitiy
Roots 10 [dis]tortion_projected

** Featured project 1
"Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
organized by A Virtual Memorial and le Musee di-visioniste
curated by Agricola de Cologne

"Artists' self-portraits belong to the most fascinating artistic formats
since here the viewer gets a lot of more information about an artist than
through his working in other type of formats.
The view through the mirror at the bottom offers a critical reflection
either connected to an ideal image or its contrary.
153 artists submitted about 300 works. Each artist represents in his
individuality a different unique approach to self-reflection and to art as
This online show encompasses a wide range of media and individual styles.
It represents a composition from virtual, net based "new media" to
traditional, physical
"old media" (but digitalized) artworks, and, in this way, an art work of

Visit this extraordinary online exhibition on
or www.nmartproject.net/cur/mirror/index.html

In coming September, Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
will take the show in the framework of different featured shows.

** Featured project 2
"Fields of Identity: Graffiti"
curated by Agricola de Cologne

This project has been published in a previous version one year ago.
It has been revised and reconstructed in the version 02.
Some additions has been made, to mention
Aine Scannell, photographer from Ireland.

Visit the Memorial

All the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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