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Manifesta 8, la Bienal europea de arte contemporáneo comienza el 9 de octubre de 2010.

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 1, 2010

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Manifesta 8, la Bienal europea de arte contemporáneo, tendrá lugar en la Región de Murcia (España) en diálogo con el norte de África, desde el 9 de octubre de 2010 hasta el 9 de enero de 2011.

Inauguración para prensa y profesionales: 7 y 8 de octubre.
Inauguración oficial: 9 de octubre.
http://www.manifesta8.es / http://www.manifesta.org

Durante 100 días, Manifesta 8 tendrá lugar en las ciudades de Murcia y Cartagena en edificios históricos, museos, espacios no convencionales y varios canales de medios de comunicación. Manifesta 8 está dirigido por tres colectivos curatoriales independientes, cada uno de los cuales desarrollará un proyecto propio como contribución curatorial. Los colectivos son ACAF (Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum), CPS (Chamber of Public Secrets) y tranzit.org .

ACAF – Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, se plantea una pregunta: ¿Cómo puede cualquier proyecto artístico tocar auténticamente la sofisticada y azarosa maraña de la complejidad de la vida? Como respuesta proponen OVERSCORE (Tachadura), un proyecto polifacético que mantiene su coherencia por la lógica de una interfaz creada especialmente para ello y llamada The Theory of Applied Enigmatics (La teoría de la enigmática aplicada).

Comisario: Bassam El Baroni / Comisario asociado: Jeremy Beaudry / Asistente de comisariado: Yolanda Riquelme García.

Artistas: The Action Mill / Gonzalo Ballester / Lene Berg / Michael Paul Britto / Pablo Bronstein / Ergin Çavuşoğlu / Common Culture / Céline Condorelli / Willie Doherty / Juan Downey / Sherif El-Azma / Alfonso Escudero / Simon Fujiwara / Ryan Gander / Melanie Gilligan / Nav Haq / Ann Veronica Janssens / Jeleton / Mahmoud Khaled / Hassan Khan / Irene Lucas & Christoph Euler / Suhail Malik / nOffice / Ana Martínez / Rosell Meseguer / Metahaven / Nástio Mosquito / Charles Mudede / Kenny Muhammad & Adam Carrigan / Lorraine O’Grady / Olivia Plender / Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz / Jasper Rigole / Red 76 / Alexandre Singh / Jean-Marc Superville Sovak / Take to the Sea / Mariusz Tarkawian.

CPS – Chamber of Public Secrets. A través del uso crítico de la producción de medios de comunicación, realización de documentales, investigación artística y periodismo estético, el proyecto curatorial de CPS, ¿THE REST IS HISTORY? (¿El resto es historia?, ocupa y se cuestiona las estructuras que definen la realidad hoy en día, así como de su historia.

Equipo curatorial: Khaled Ramadan & Alfredo Cramerotti / Asistente de comisariado: Rian Lozano de la Pola.

Artistas: AGM / Mounira Al Solh / Abed Anouti / Eşref Armağan / The ARTS ASSEMBLY / Michael Baers / Ghassan Ben Jeddou / Brumaria / Filipa César / Danilo Correale / Anders Eiebakke / Aida Eltorie (con Fateen Abdel Wahab, Dalia Neis, Sergio Leone, Bassem Yousri, Naiza Khan, Pauline M’Barek, Jan Ijäs, Aissa H. Deebi, Ghamkin Saleh, Madeline Djerejian, Yto Barrada) / Marcelo Expósito & Verónica Iglesia / Thierry Geoffroy-Colonel / Laurent Grasso / Khaled Hafez / Ralf Homann / Erlea Maneros Zabala / n.e.w.s.: Renée Ridgway & Rick van Amersfoort / Ángel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere  / Fay Nicolson (en colaboración con Rasheed Araeen, Mark Ashurst, Katerina Gregos, John M. Kennedy , Huda Smitshuijzen, Alex Vesudevan) / Nada Prlja / Ariel Reichman / María Ruido / David Rych / Nikolaus Schletterer / Michael Takeo Magruder / Stefanos Tsivopoulos / Wooloo (en colaboración con Gema Alava, Helidon Gjergji, Pedro Guirao, Clarinda Mac Low, Matthias Neumann) / Raed Yassin.

tranzit.org . Si preguntamos sobre las convenciones de la exposición colectiva, CONSTITUTION FOR TEMPORARY DISPLAY (Constitución para una exposición temporal) de tranzit.org es el resultado de un pensamiento colectivo sobre el potencial para un espacio auto constituido, modelado por las condiciones estéticas, sociales y políticas; un espacio donde artistas y comisarios abren su trabajo a la reflexión, imaginación y reelaboración.

Equipo curatorial: Vít Havránek, Zbyněk Baladrán, Dóra Hegyi, Boris Ondreička, Georg Schöllhammer / Asistente de comisariado: Anna Pahissa Deulofeu.

Artistas: Basma Alsharif / Babi Badalov / Neïl Beloufa / Erick Beltrán / Igor & Ivan Buharov / Banu Cennetoğlu & Shiri Zinn / Boris Charmatz / Loulou Cherinet / Heman Chong / Kajsa Dahlberg / Cristina David / Stephan Dillemuth / Carla Filipe / Pedro G. Romero-Archivo F.X. / Alexandra Galkina / Karl Holmqvist / Sung Hwan Kim / Adela Jušić / Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc & Sarah Maldoror / Darius Mikšys / The Otolith Group / Bouchra Ouizguen / Emily Roysdon / Ruti Sela / Catarina Simão / Tomáš Vaněk / Martin Vongrej / Tris Vonna-Michell / Tanja Widmann.

Educación: Manifesta 8 presta especial atención a las actividades educativas. Se ha creado un programa especial de mediación en arte para investigar y reflexionar junto con nuestros visitantes sobre las obras y los conceptos que se presentan en Manifesta 8. Durante las horas de apertura se realizaran visitas guiadas en español, inglés, árabe, francés, alemán e italiano, al igual que un abanico de proyectos especiales, material educativo y actividades para escuelas y estudiantes de arte. http://www.manifesta8.es/medular .

Simposio: El domingo 10 de Octubre de 10:00 a 14:00, tendrá lugar el simposio Dando respuestas antes de conocer las preguntas: cuatro posiciones sobre la idea de una bienal pan – africana itinerante en el Centro Párraga de Murcia.

Para más información sobre el programa de inauguración:

Página web: http://www.manifesta8.es / http://www.manifesta.org
Teléfono: +34 868 950 750
Email: contact@manifesta8.es / accreditation@manifesta8.es

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English

Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, takes place in the Region of Murcia (Spain) in dialogue with northern Africa, from October 9, 2010 until January 9, 2011.

Preview days: October 7 and 8 in Murcia and Cartagena

Official opening day: October 9 in Murcia and Cartagena

www.manifesta8.es / www.manifesta.org

Running for a period of 100 days, Manifesta 8 will be taking place in the cities of Murcia and Cartagena in historical buildings, museums, unconventional spaces and several media channels. Manifesta 8 is curated by three independent curatorial collectives, each of them developing a project as an autonomous curatorial contribution. The collectives are ACAF – Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, CPS – Chamber of Public Secrets and tranzit.org.

ACAF – Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, raise the question ‘How can any art project genuinely touch on the sophisticated and haphazard web of life’s complexity?’ In response, they propose OVERSCORE, a multifaceted project held together by the logic of a specially devised, theoretical interface called The Theory of Applied Enigmatics.

Curator: Bassam El Baroni / Associate Curator: Jeremy Beaudry / Curatorial assistant: Yolanda Riquelme García

Artists: The Action Mill / Gonzalo Ballester / Lene Berg / Michael Paul Britto / Pablo Bronstein / Ergin Çavuşoğlu / Common Culture / Céline Condorelli / Willie Doherty / Juan Downey / Sherif El Azma / Alfonso Escudero / Simon Fujiwara / Ryan Gander / Melanie Gilligan / Nav Haq / Ann Veronica Janssens / Jeleton / Mahmoud Khaled / Hassan Khan / Irene Lucas & Christoph Euler / Suhail Malik / nOffice / Ana Martínez / Rosell Meseguer / Metahaven / Nástio Mosquito / Charles Mudede / Kenny Muhammad & Adam Carrigan / Lorraine O’Grady / Olivia Plender / Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz / Jasper Rigole / Red76 / Alexandre Singh / Jean-Marc Superville Sovak / Take to the Sea / Mariusz Tarkawian.

CPS – Chamber of Public Secrets. Through the critical use of media production, documentary-making, artistic research and aesthetic journalism, CPS’s curatorial project ¿THE REST IS HISTORY? occupies and questions the structures that define reality today, as well as its history.

Curators: Khaled Ramadan & Alfredo Cramerotti / Curatorial assistant: Rian Lozano de la Pola

Artists: AGM / Mounira Al Solh / Abed Anouti / Eşref Armağan / The ARTS ASSEMBLY / Michael Baers / Ghassan Ben Jeddou / Brumaria / Filipa César / Danilo Correale / Anders Eiebakke / Aida Eltorie (featuring films by Fateen Abdel Wahab, Dalia Neis, Sergio Leone, Bassem Yousri, Naiza Khan, Pauline M’Barek, Jan Ijäs, Aissa H. Deebi, Ghamkin Saleh, Madeline Djerejian, Yto Barrada) / Marcelo Expósito & Verónica Iglesia / Thierry Geoffroy-Colonel / Laurent Grasso / Khaled Hafez / Ralf Homann / Erlea Maneros Zabala / n.e.w.s.: Renée Ridgway & Rick van Amersfoort / Ángel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere / Fay Nicolson (in collaboration with Rasheed Araeen, Mark Ashurst, Katerina Gregos, John M. Kennedy , Huda Smitshuijzen, Alex Vesudevan) / Nada Prlja / Ariel Reichman / María Ruido / David Rych / Nikolaus Schletterer / Michael Takeo Magruder / Stefanos Tsivopoulos / Wooloo (in collaboration with Gema Alava, Helidon Gjergji, Pedro Guirao, Clarinda Mac Low, Matthias Neumann) / Raed Yassin.

Tranzit.org. Querying conventions of the “group show”, tranzit.org‘s CONSTITUTION FOR TEMPORARY DISPLAY is the result of a collective thinking about the potential for a self-constituting space, shaped by aesthetic, social and political conditions; a space where artists and curators open up their work to reflection, imagination and re-elaboration.

Curatorial team: Vít Havránek, Zbyněk Baladrán, Dóra Hegyi, Boris Ondreička, Georg Schöllhammer / Curatorial assistant: Anna Pahissa Deulofeu

Artists: Basma Alsharif / Babi Badalov / Neïl Beloufa / Erick Beltrán / Igor & Ivan Buharov / Banu Cennetoğlu & Shiri Zinn / Boris Charmatz / Loulou Cherinet / Heman Chong / Kajsa Dahlberg / Cristina David / Stephan Dillemuth / Carla Filipe / Pedro G. Romero-Archivo F.X. / Alexandra Galkina / Karl Holmqvist / Sung Hwan Kim / Adela Jušić / Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc & Sarah Maldoror / Darius Mikšys / The Otolith Group / Bouchra Ouizguen / Emily Roysdon / Ruti Sela / Catarina Simão / Tomáš Vaněk / Martin Vongrej / Tris Vonna-Michell / Tanja Widmann.
Education: In Manifesta 8, particular attention is dedicated to educational activities. An art mediation program has been set up to research and reflect together with the visitors on the artworks and concepts presented at Manifesta 8. Guided tours in Spanish, English, Arabic, French, German and Italian are available during opening hours, as well as a range of special projects, education material and activities for school classes and art students. www.manifesta8.es/medular.

Symposium: On Sunday 10th of October, from 10.00 to 14.00, the symposium Bringing you the answers before we know the question: four positions regarding the idea of a pan-African roaming biennial will take place in the Centro Parraga, Murcia.

For more information on the preview/opening program:

Website: www.manifesta8.es / www.manifesta.org

Phone: +34 868 950 750

Email: contact@manifesta8.es / accreditation@manifesta8.es

MANIFESTA 8 | DESAYUNO DE PRENSA Madrid

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 8, 2010

09 DE SEPTIEMBRE 10,45H

Restaurante Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS)

Acceso por la Plaza Del Museo


Hedwig Fijen directora de la Fundacion Manifiesta, Esther Regueira Coordinadora general de Manifesta 8  y  representantes de los  equipos curatoriales Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Bassam el Baroni) y Chamber of Public Secrets Forum (Alfredo Cramerotti) presentarán en Madrid los avances de la preparación de Manifesta 8.

Se entregará dossier de prensa con información general, descripción detallada de proyecto, listado de artistas e imágenes para publicar.

Una de las innovaciones de esta edición es la introducción de un equipo curatorial compuesto por tres colectivos – Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Egipto), Chamber of Public Secrets (Escandinavia y el Medio Oriente) y tranzit.org (Europa Central) – responsables tanto del enfoque temático como de la selección de artistas. Como la muestra dinámica que es, Manifesta 8 se sitúa en una intersección, en un lugar en el que los tres colectivos curatoriales ofrecerán respuestas a los desafíos planteados por las nociones del diálogo transregional y transcontinental a través de diversos formatos. http://www.manifesta8.com

Manifesta 8 on TELEPRENSA.ES

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on February 19, 2010

TELEPRENSA.ES online newspaper

19 February 2010

Manifesta Coffee Break 2009

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on December 12, 2009

Manifesta Coffee Break is a recurring public meeting, serving as an active tool to discuss the concept of Manifesta within a larger critical context. The fifth Coffee Break takes place on 12 and 13 December 2009 in Murcia, Spain, in preparation for Manifesta 8, and in direct relation to the context of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will take place in 2010. Titled Towards Manifesta 8, this Manifesta Coffee Break brings together both local and international artists, curators, theorists, writers and other art professionals to reflect on Manifesta’s logic in direct relation to Murcia-Cartagena and its links with northern Africa. It is open for all who are interested, and consists of sessions by the three curatorial teams of Manifesta 8 together with invited speakers and guests.

Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS)
“Unfaithful Relations: Art, Engagement and Audience within the Biennial Model”
December 12, 10.00-13.30

with contributions by: Sara Black, Alfredo Cramerotti, Christine Eyene, Rian Lozano, Fay Nicolson and Khaled Ramadan

Through presentations and work groups at the Manifesta Coffee Break, CPS will start a dialogue about the role and involvement of the audience in the region of Murcia: visitors, artists, students and media presence. How can the local art scene, cultural producers and activists make a sustainable use of a biennial, in terms of time, space and continuity? What possibilities are there for audience development? And how to avoid or respond to the common skepticism of the local (art) scene towards a biennial which can be viewed as welcome/unwelcome or invited/invasive? The presentations by Sara Black (Great Britain) and Christine Eyene (France/Cameroon) do not attempt to answer these questions, but discuss potential approaches towards audience inclusion.

Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF)
“The Aesthetic Compass: Human Geography and its Reverberations in Art”
December 12, 16.00-19.30
with contributions by: Jeremy Beaudry, Sherif El Azma, Bassam El Baroni, Nida Ghouse and Yaiza Hernández Velázquez

tranzit.org
“Post-Communist as well as Post-Colonial”
December 13, 10.00-13.30

with contributions by: Zbyněk Baladrán, Erick Beltrán, Vít Havránek, Dóra Hegyi, Richard Kostelanetz, Boris
Ondreička and Georg Schöllhammer

For a video excerpt of MCB:

http://www.manifesta8.blip.tv/

Manifesta 8 Curators

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 19, 2009

Announced September 2009

Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art

Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, will take place in 2010 in the Region of Murcia, Spain, in dialogue with Northern Africa.

The curatorial team of Manifesta 8 is composed of:
ALEXANDRIA CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM

CHAMBER OF PUBLIC SECRETS

TRANZIT.ORG

Manifesta 8 taking place in the Spanish cities of Murcia and Cartagena in 2010, will be curated by Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Chamber of Public Secrets and Tranzit.org as the three collectives, who will together form the curatorial team of the next edition.

In keeping with Manifesta’s aim to experiment with innovative curatorial models and methodologies, no individual art professionals were considered for the position of curator of Manifesta 8. Instead, curatorial groups, artistic and interdisciplinary collectives and/or existing institutions were invited by the Board and the Director of the International Foundation Manifesta to propose a new working model for Manifesta 8. In doing so, the Board wishes to initiate a transcontinental collaborative strategy, connecting regions and institutions located around the Mediterranean.

Opening on October, 2010, and continuing through the autumn in the Region of Murcia (Spain) in dialogue with Northern Africa, Manifesta 8 will explore the idea of Europe in the 21st century, focussing on the boundaries of the continent, and thus strengthening its international and intercontinental character. More specifically, the aim of Manifesta 8 will be to engage with Europe’s present-day frontiers and its interrelation with the Maghreb region.

As with each edition, the newly appointed curatorial team will develop Manifesta 8 in close collaboration with the permanent team of the Amsterdam based home offices of Manifesta together with local producers in Murcia and Cartagena.

Inherent to Manifesta’s nomadic character is the desire to explore the psychological and geographical territory of Europe, referring both to border-lines and the notion of nationality. This process aims to establish closer dialogue between particular cultural and artistic situations and the broader, international fields of contemporary art, theory and politics in a changing society.

ALEXANDRIA CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM
Curator/Team Executive: Bassam El Baroni
Associate Curator: Jeremy Beaudry
Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), founded in Alexandria (Egypt) in December 2005, focuses on contemporary art, new media and discursive practice, cultivating a deeper awareness of art in relation to all aspects of contemporary life and culture. Central to its mission is an ongoing engagement with projects that bring together established and emerging artists, university students, and diverse practitioners, in contexts that recognize the value of an informal, non-hierarchical, open-ended circulation of information and experience. The ACAF is in a constant state of flux and incorporates innovative activities, guided by its socio-cultural compass.

CHAMBER OF PUBLIC SECRETS
Curators/Team Executives: Khaled Ramadan / Alfredo Cramerotti
Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS), based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and the Middle East, works as a network of artists, curators and thinkers who have been collaborating since 2004 in the organization, production and circulation of film and video festivals, art exhibitions, TV and radio programs, political fictions and documentaries. CPS also develops forums for debate and publishes books and articles about socio-political and cultural issues such as migration, mobility, representation, colonialism, gender and difference. CPS wishes to stimulate the role of debate, while reconstructing the role of art, its responsibility and its relation to society.

TRANZIT.ORG
Team executive: Vít Havránek
Team assembly: Zbyněk Baladrán, Dóra Hegyi, Boris Ondreička, Georg Schöllhammer
tranzit.org is a network of autonomous art associations, existing since 2002 in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, who cooperate working across borders – between nations, languages and histories. Each tranzit group operates independently from each other, using different formats and methods – such as discursive platforms, exhibitions, publications and research initiatives – but always aiming to generate a deep involvement in the local artistic and intellectual context. At the same time each tranzit group carries out a re-assessment of contemporary history, challenging the canons, geography and master-narratives of post-war European (art) histories. The aim of tranzit is to act trans-locally, in constant dialogue with cultural narratives on a local and global scale.

In the next few months the three selected collectives will define a mutual working methodology which will culminate in the concept and realization of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Manifesta 8 is an initiative of the International Foundation Manifesta in collaboration with the Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia (CARM) and Murcia Cultural.
The International Foundation Manifesta is supported by the European Commission Culture Framework program, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of The Netherlands.
Sponsors and Collaborators
Government of the Autonomous Region of Murcia · City Council Murcia · City Council Cartagena

Hedwig Fijen, Director
International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam


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