Participate or DIE

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NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN is a contemporary art festival. The festival takes the form of a social experiment and is part of the official program for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009.



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NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN
Wooloo.org is organizing the people of Copenhagen to open their homes to 5.000 environmental activists during the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Denmark this December.

Utilizing this large-scale human meeting as its exhibition platform, the NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN festival invites artists and curators to submit work proposals.

New Life Happenings. Propose a happening or event for the thousands of NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN hosts and guests during the UN Conference. Your concept should involve collective action and will be implemented alongside works by artist groups Superflex (DK), Signa (DK/A) and Raketa (SE) among others.

To learn more about NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN and to apply for participation, go to: http://www.wooloo.org/festival



PARTICIPATE OR DIE

From December 7th to 18th, 2009, representatives from 192 nations will gather in Denmark for the UN Climate Change Conference to reach an agreement on a new global climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol. In addition to the large number of official UN delegates, thousands of activists and Non-Governmental Organizations are bound for the conference which has been called: “Humanity’s last chance to combat a climate problem that is now all but overwhelming.” (Tim Flannery, Scientist and environmental activist)

However, there will not be enough hotel space to accommodate most of these visitors, as all hotels in Copenhagen and the surrounding area (including Sweden) have already been booked for the official delegates. Furthermore, even if they were available, many visitors from all over the world would not be able to afford them anyway.

In order to help solve this substantial problem, NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN is running a volunteer-based campaign to get private Danish homes to open their door to the thousands of visitors. Through street campaigns and collaborations with local organizations, NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN aims to reach this goal by November.



ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE?

At the end of Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth”, Gore lists ten simple life rules to combat global warming. These include using less hot water, recycling more, etc. While Wooloo.org supports this sustainable thinking, we also believe that the real problem will not be solved by asking individuals to modify their behaviour but only through addressing the wrongs of a global economic system that thrives on exploiting natural resources and people.

Seen in this way, the climate crisis is not just a threat but also an opportunity: The opportunity to create transnational commitment around radical re-thinkings of a destructive system. The first step to create such change, is to develop alternatives to the current system and our existing cultural codes.



That is our mission with NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN.

By asking artists to develop happenings and reflections for a new life – and then request that thousands of participants implement them – Wooloo.org aims beyond the traditional art exhibition to become an active organizer of experiments in civic engagement and social empowerment.



PEOPLE BEHIND
NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN is organized by the artists-run community Wooloo.org.

Founded in 2002, Wooloo.org is today used by more than 13.000 artists from over 140 countries. Wooloo.org projects have been presented in such places as: Artists Space (USA), White Box (USA), Basel Kunsthalle (Switzerland) and the Third Guangzhou Triennial (China).

For further questions about NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN or Wooloo.org, please contact Martin Rosengaard;
email: contact@wooloo.org / phone: +45 6171 6101,

Wooloo.org,
Pastursvej 46,



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Bienal de Cerveira Winners


Isaque Pinheiro
at Galeria Presença – Porto



Milica Rakic



André Sier



Mário Ambrózio



Pavel FormanPavel Forman



Albano Afonso



DSC09013M. Fagundes Vasconcelos



Samuel Rama



Natureza_MortaMarta Moura



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Isaque Pinheiro, Milica Rakic, Samuel Rama, André Sier, Mário Ambrózio, Marta Moura, Pavel Forman, Albano Afonso e M. Fagundes Vasconcelos foram os artistas que viram obras suas adquiridas na XV Bienal de Arte Internacional que decorreu em Vila Nova de Cerveira de 25 a 27 de Julho.

Lemeh 42 e Marcin Dudek obtiveram ex-aequeo o Prémio IPJ – Instituto Português da Juventude – Obra Digital. Não se poderá esconder que a Bienal teve o impacto habitual.

Este ano estiveram presentes na Bienal de Cerveira 115 obras seleccionadas de um total de 430 que se apresentaram, perfazendo 32 os países representados no certame. As aquisições, patrocinadas pela Câmara Municipal de V.N.Cerveira e Lavazza, disseram respeito às seguintes obras: “Em cima da terra e debaixo do céu”, de Isaque Pinheiro; duas obras sem título de Milica Rakic; Três peças da série “Escavação”, de Samuel Rama; “Interestrelar”, de André Sier; Sem Título (da série “The strong man”, de Mário Ambrózio; “Limit II”, de Marta Moura; “Auto-Retratos Modernos Latino Americanos/Europeus” (Malevich), de Albano Afonso e “No-Return 7” de Pavel Forman.

“Parade of Vanity”, de M.Fagundes Vasconcelos, foi adquirida pelas Águas do Minho e Lima.

À semelhança de edições anteriores esta edição contou com quatro projectos de curadoria, nomeadamente de Fátima Lambert, Carlos França, Orlando Britto Jinório e Silvestre Pestana.

A escolha das obras adquiridas, após visita dos espaços expositivos – Fórum Cultural, Galeria Projecto e o Salão dos Bombeiros – coube a um júri composto por José Manuel Vaz Carpinteira (Presidente da Câmara Municipal); Laura Castro (Crítica de Arte); Paulo Reis (Crítico de Arte); David Barro (Crítico de Arte); e Henrique Silva (Representante da Fundação Bienal de Arte de Cerveira).



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SO CLOSE YET SO FAR AWAY

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The 2009 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale explores women artists’ understanding and perception of space; where they reside, struggle, and strive to realize their dreams. It embraces their psychological, personal, and individual spaces as well as the socio-political and cultural realms that affect and influence their existence as artists and women.

The global stage imposes upon us quantum leap transformations, often those escaping even our personal radar, one that is vital to our survival. Women artists as individuals are faced with competitive physical, social, and cyber-space situations. The 2009 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale welcomes international contemporary artists who embrace these issues to exhibit under three subsections entitled “Personal Space,” “Fluid Interior,” and “Contested Space.”



The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale Organizing Committee
Zip 400-190, 34-5 Jeon-Dong, Jung-Gu, Incheon, Korea
Tel. 82-32-772-7727 Fax. 82-32-772-7274
E-mail. iwab@hanmail.net
www.iwabiennale.org



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BURGHER KING LEAR

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O 9.º Festival de Teatro Clássico em Alcana de Hanares vai apresentar até dia 28 de Junho de 2009, um grupo de peças de teatro que reavivam as peças clássicas com uma abordagem contemporânea. Burgher King Lear (BKL) é uma peça que representa uma das tragédias mais importantes da história do teatro – “King Lear” de William Shakespeare. A peça foi adaptada para um “formato em pequena escala” reduzindo o enorme elenco de Shakespeare a um par de Actores. Esta é uma adaptação premiada que é dirigida pelo autor João Garcia Miguel.

Lear é nesta peça o simbolo da fragilidade, uma personagem que resgata o essencial da peça original, um Rei que às margens da morte, quer partilhar os seus bens equitativamente pelas suas três filhas, prometendo-lhes um terço do seu reino a troco de confessar qual delas ela amava mais.

Burgher King Lear de João Garcia Miguel foi premiado com o prestigiado prémio de artes cénicas FAD Sebastià Gash 2008. Esta actualização da peça de William Shakespeare exigiu alguma excentricidade que relacionou a personagem principal King Lear à famosa cadeia alimentar de fast-food Burgher King.

A tradução, adaptação e Direcção ficou a cargo de João Garcia Miguel, professor de Teatro e Animão Cultural especializado na área performativa e instalações. Anton Skrzypiciel e Miguel Borges são os dois únicos actores desta peça, actuam nos próximos dias 19 Sexta-feira e 20 Sábado no Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares, às 20:00 horas. A peça Burgher King Lear tem aproximadamente 2 horas de duração, e marca presença na nona edição de espectáculos internacionais que participam no Clásicos en Alcalá.



LINKS

www.clasicosenalcala.net/

www.emedous.com

www.joaogarciamiguel.com



Written by Jorge Reis



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Loop Festival 09 – 21 May » 31 May, 2009 | Barcelona | Spain


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LOOP Festival
May, 21 – 31, 2009


LOOP Fair
May 28, 29, and 30, 2009


LOOP Panels
May 28, 29, and 30, 2009



Where to get looped?
LOOP
C/ Diputació, 239 4rt 1ª
08007 Barcelona
Spain

Tel. +34 932 155 260
email: info@loop-barcelona.com
www.loop-barcelona.com



Special Attention to:

Contemplations
Alexandre Reigada | David Arantes | André Marques | César Rodrigues | Vera Mota | Paulo Menezes

at MAUMAU Underground | 22 May | 21h30

Curated by: Cláudia Camacho | AntiFrame – Independent Curating Project

Contemplations gets together six videos from 6 Portuguese video-artists. Their videos converge to each other in many ways:
suggestion / metaphor, doubt / ambiguity, blindness / death psychological, oscillations / continuity, memory / time.

Artists open houses – days 2 – 3 ; 9 – 10 ; 16 – 17 ; 23 – 24 | Brighton

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Provavelmente para quem é conhecedor do evento “Caldas Late Night“, vai sentir-se familiarizado com o que se trata neste “Artists Open Houses” a decorrer em Brighton – Inglaterra. A filosofia é mesmo esta – os artistas abrem a porta de suas próprias casas, para mostrarem o seu trabalho.

Em Brighton, paralelamente com o Brighton Festival, os artistas vão abrir a porta de entrada em motivo de convite às suas peças. Uma oportunidade que todos os anos desde 1982, coincide pela primeira vez com o festival de Brighton. A experiência vai ser decerto, mais intensa que nos outros anos, mas nada que os próprios artistas não queiram. Haverá provavelmente mais hipóteses de venderem o seu trabalho directamente, o que seria deveras a cereja em cima do bolo. Portanto fica aqui o convite para este evento, que pelas suas características, merece toda a atenção e que possibilita, quem sabe, a descoberta de novos artistas.



For those familiarised with the Caldas Late Night event, the concept behind Artists Open Houses, taking place in Brighton, England, can be easily understood. The idea is precisely that artists open the doors of their own houses to show their work.

Artists Open Houses is taking place at the same time as the Brighton Festival. Several artists are going to open their houses as an invitation for people to see their artwork. This is an opportunity that coincides with the Brighton Festival for the first time since 1982. The experience will certainly be more intense than in previous years, and that’s what the artists want. This is an ideal opportunity for them to sell their work directly to buyers: a cherry on top of the cake. The invite to this event is open, which by its characteristics is the perfect chance for new artists to be discovered.



Written by Jorge Reis and translated by Maria José Anjos



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MAY 2 – 3 | 9 – 10 | 16 – 17 | 23 – 24

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Anish Kapoor – May2 » May24 | Brighton Festival


Starts Today!



2-24 May
Guest Artistic Director: Anish Kapoor
Opening Weekend includes:
Diamanda Galás, Anish Kapoor, Willkommen Collective, Walk the Plank, les ballet C de la B, Takács Quartet, Ivo Papasov
48 hours of serious fun. Don’t miss it.
Watch this space for next week’s highlights.



‘British arts festivals will be hard pushed to match Brighton’s astonishing pizzazz.’ telegraph.co.uk



Festival Night Train

Squeeze more into your festival weekends with Southern railway’s late-night festival service. The Festival night train leaves Brighton at 23.19 and is fast to East Croydon and Clapham Junction (00:03) arriving at London Victoria at 00:13 in time for the last connecting tube home. You can also save money with advance tickets from £3 one way across the network. Visit southernrailway.com/advance.



Make a Festival Break of It

Why not make a real Festival break of it? We’ve linked up with VisitBrighton to set up some fantastic offers on accommodation and restaurants during this year’s Festival. Visit www.visitbrighton.com/offers

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anish_kapoor_4“I am often asked what my works mean, what they are about. And I have often countered that they are not ‘about’ anything, that I have nothing particular to say, no ‘message’ to give. But I am of course very concerned with a work’s content and a work’s context and the way in which meaning arises out of the encounter between body and object or non object. The intimate, the wondrous and perhaps even the sublime are all entities that cause us to question what, why and how? Art can and must engage these simple but fundamental questions.

There are works of real challenge and seriousness here alongside the humorous and entertaining, and they are all part of a total experience that I hope has a cumulative power to excite the mind, to be memorable and meaningful.

Brighton is a place of wonderful contradictions and juxtapositions, of energy and beauty, ideal for the sort of exploration that should be at the heart of an arts festival.”

Anish Kapoor, Guest Artistic Director


Sky Mirror, 2006
Stainless Steel
10 x 10 x 2 m
Organised by Public Art Fund
Installed: Rockefeller Centre, New York