FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Panel: May 31 (11am – 2:30pm)
a special event in conjunction with the exhibit CAPITAL OF NOWHERE
Programming by: DIGICULT (Italy), CYLAND (Russia) & Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy)
Venue / Site: Università Ca' Foscari
Address: Aula Baratto, Dorsoduro 3246 Venezia (Boat stop: Ca' Rezzonico or San Tomà)
Date: May 31 (11am – 2:30pm)
Venue / Site: Università Ca' Foscari
Address: Aula Baratto, Dorsoduro 3246 Venezia
Envisioning a variable landscape… In traditional societies, generations would come and go much faster than habitat would change. Catastrophes changed landscapes, be it natural or human in origin - from volcano eruption to migration to asteroid to cultivation. In contemporary times, variety is introduced quickly into landscapes by prosperity or adversity. Over the last century, industrialization, urbanization, revolution, wars, construction and reconstruction – each lead to a generation living under conditions different than previous ones.
Special programming uniting Russia and Italy New Media pioneers on May 31st …
11-11:30 / Ca 'Foscari welcome The Center for Studies on the Arts of Russia (CSAR) is promoted by the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Direction of International Programs with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is the first university center in Italy which aims to carry out systematic research and dissemination of the cultural heritage of Russia. Its activities include permanent and temporary workshops, international conferences, film festivals and supporting Performing Arts. Scientific publications, catalogs of art collections and promotion of cultural activities are done primarily to benefit future generations. Since opening in March 2011, the Center has created or collaborated on ten exhibitions.
11:30-13:00 / DIGICULT presents
A New Media discussion: “WE’RE ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE”
Curated and introduced by: Marco Mancuso (Digicult Director)
With: Alessio Erioli, Bertram Niessen, Domenico Quaranta, Valentina Tanni
Exploring the dynamics related to information dissemination, networks and channels promoting professional and artistic collaborations, esteemed panel guests will give their insight into nature and landscapes around us. Dialogue will exlore the technological complexity and variety of styles, expressions and languages that characterize contemporary art while reflecting on the meaning of identity and medialisation which is part of us, men and women of the XXI Century.
Digicult is a cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies and sciences on the arts, design, culture and contemporary society. Digicult was born to give voice and visibility to a new generation of interdisciplinary authors, expand their circuits into an international context, and simultaneously break the existing inflexible publishing rules of the press, by exploiting potentialities of the Web, and its free networks.
13:00-14:30 / CYLAND
A New Media discussion: "CAPITAL ON ISLAND"
Introduced by Anna Frants and Marina Koldobskaya
CYLAND MediaArtLab is one of Russia's most active New Media art nonprofit organizations. CYLAND houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online, organizes exhibits around the world and is the force behind CYBERFEST (Russia’s largest annual New Media art event.) CYBERFEST has been held across St Petersburg’s top art institutions: The State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, KURYOKHIN MODERN ART CENTER, Borey Gallery, the Gallery of Experimental Sound and Creative Space Tkachi. The 7th edition of CYBERFEST will take place November, 2013. CYLAND was cofounded by Marina Koldobskaya and Anna Frants.
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