culture360.asef.org » Events http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:19:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Dear Curator Curate Me | touring video programmehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/dear-curator-curate-me-touring-video-programme/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/dear-curator-curate-me-touring-video-programme/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:19:17 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40637

‘Dear Curator Curate Me’ is a nomadic artistic project which develops an international curatorial response to a selection of 15 artist videos. Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta holds a...  Read More

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‘Dear Curator Curate Me’ is a nomadic artistic project which develops an international curatorial response to a selection of 15 artist videos. Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta holds a roundtable discussion on the project, and presents Indonesian curators involved in the programme.

The 15 videos have been selected by the project’s lead artist Kristoffer Ardeña (b. Philippines, living and working in Spain) and are by artists from Spain, Finland, Korea, Denmark, Singapore, France, Philippines and elsewhere. He invites a curator to write a discourse based on these 15 videos. Next, he invites another curator to write another discourse based on the same 15 videos. This process is repeated again and again, thus, the number of curators and discourses increases. The only invariable factor is that they have to write about the same 15 videos.

The website, www.dearcuratorcurateme.info acts as a platform to display the curatorial discourses. This provides easy access to the general public who wish to read it. The website is being developed and further information and the discourses will become available over time.

5 April: Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia presents a roundtable discussion on Dear Curator Curate Me. This time around, the following curators are invited: Akiq AW, Grace Samboh, Mira Asriningtyas and Pitra Hutomo. Kristoffer Ardeña will be present during the discussion, as well as Alia Swastika (artistic director Ark Galerie and independent curator). The discussion will be moderated by Roy Voragen (Roma Arts, which coordinates Dear Curator Curate Me in Indonesia).

Image: still from Elina Talvensaari (Finland) 2010 video How to Pick Berries. Savukoski is a municipality in northern Finland that has experienced a puzzling change. Some years ago the local berry company started collaborating with berry pickers from Thailand. The nearby villages saw the influx of people from Thailand trying to find an income picking wild berries in the swamps and forests and selling then to the berry company. How to Pick Berries depicts the strange change in people’s lives and identities caused by the global economy.

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Paris | Clemenceau and Asia exhibitionhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/paris-clemenceau-and-asia-exhibition/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/paris-clemenceau-and-asia-exhibition/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:20:32 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40473

The Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet (MNAAG) in Paris presents a major exhibition ‘Clemenceau, le Tigre et l’Asie’ examining the Asian art collections, interests and travels of Georges...  Read More

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The Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet (MNAAG) in Paris presents a major exhibition ‘Clemenceau, le Tigre et l’Asie’ examining the Asian art collections, interests and travels of Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), the French statesman. The exhibition runs 12 March – 16 June and is accompanied by various seminars, film screenings and performances.

Popularly known as “the Tiger”, Georges Clemenceau is recognised in French history and in the national collective memory as one of the most importance political figures of his time. Beyond his role as a statesman and the man who led the nation in the First World War, Clemenceau was passionate about Asia, its arts, civilisations and religions. The exhibition presented at MNAAG is dedicated to this unknown aspect of Clemenceau, who was an importance collector of Asian artefacts and travelled extensively in Asia.

The exhibition has been devised in collaboration with two partner institutions in France. As well as Paris, the exhibition tours to the musée de arts asiatiques in Nice and l’Historial de la Vendée near Nantes.

MNAAG, Paris has an ongoing cultural programme of Asian events in its auditorium. This features concerts, films, performances and seminars. Several events are connected to the Clemenceau exhibition, alongside performances from India, Japan, Mongolia, China and elsewhere in Asia.

More information on the Clemenceau exhibition follows in FRENCH:

Surnommé «le Tigre» ou «le Tombeur de Ministère», statufié en Père la Victoire, Georges Clemenceau s’inscrit dans l’histoire et la mémoire nationale comme l’une des figures politiques les plus importantes de son temps. Celui qui ne fut pas seulement homme d’État et chef de guerre nourrissait une véritable passion pour l’Asie, ses arts, ses civilisations, ses religions. L’exposition présentée au musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet sera consacrée à cet aspect méconnu de l’homme illustre, grand collectionneur d’objets asiatiques.

Axée sur sa découverte de l’Inde et du bouddhisme, sur l’orientalisme et son intérêt pour l’Asie, la collection de Clemenceau sera rassemblée au musée; soit quelque 800 objets dont une partie fut dispersée en 1894 lorsque, frappé par le scandale de Panama, Clemenceau dut se résoudre à vendre sa collection aux enchères. Estampes, peintures, kôgôs ou boîtes à encens japonais, masques, céramiques, mais aussi photographies sont les témoins de cette passion pour les arts de l’Extrême-Orient.

Écrivain, critique d’art, collectionneur, ou commanditaire, Clemenceau fut fondamentalement un esthète. Homme politique de premier plan, il avait en outre accès à des canaux diplomatiques pour sa collection.

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Sydney | REMIX Summit | early registration advisedhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/sydney-remix-summit-early-registration-advised/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/sydney-remix-summit-early-registration-advised/#comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:38:08 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40161

Early registration is advised for the first global REMIX Summit, to be held on 8 – 9 MAY 2014 AT CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY, Australia. Explore the intersection of Culture, Technology...  Read More

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Early registration is advised for the first global REMIX Summit, to be held on 8 – 9 MAY 2014 AT CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY, Australia. Explore the intersection of Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship alongside nearly 2,000 global creative leaders.

REMIX goes global! First stop Sydney

• Follow up to the sell-out 2013 summit at Google Town Hall, London

• Over 75 inspirational speakers including Google, Vice, Buzzfeed

Join nearly 2,000 global creative leaders at REMIX Sydney at our biggest event yet; part of a unique series of international summits in leading creative capitals including New York, London and Sydney exploring the intersection of Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

REMIX brings together thought-leaders and decision makers from across industries to tackle the big ideas shaping the future of the cultural and creative sectors.

Remix brought together a host of people and projects pioneering real change across culture, entrepreneurship and technology. It was both exhilarating and incredibly useful, with inspiring ideas and speakers who really had something new to say, and delegates I couldn’t wait to talk to.   Sian Brittain, Barbican Centre, London

Conference Day 1: Inspirational talks, debates and panel discussions from cultural leaders, corporate directors, technologists and entrepreneurs. Topics include Digital Culture, The Rise of Creative Capitals, Building Big Ideas and Passion Branding.

Conference Day 2: More inspirational talks, debates and panel discussions addressing the big issues facing the cultural sector. Topics include the Content Revolution, Growing the market, Building Creative Businesses and The Future of Partnerships.

Earlybird ticket rates for REMIX Sydney run till 28 March

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Bucharest IPA 2014 | International Performance Association workshophttp://culture360.asef.org/event/bucharest-ipa-2014-international-performance-association-workshop/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/bucharest-ipa-2014-international-performance-association-workshop/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:10:49 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40297

IPA Bucharest 2014 – Workshops, Platform and Symposium - register now for the International Performance Association Summer event, happening for the first time in Bucharest, Romania. Yes! Bucharest needs more...  Read More

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IPA Bucharest 2014 – Workshops, Platform and Symposium - register now for the International Performance Association Summer event, happening for the first time in Bucharest, Romania. Yes! Bucharest needs more action art! August 24th – September 7th, 2014

IPA is happy to invite you to reside and work in Romania’s capital city at the end of this summer. We endure here, like everywhere, the daily struggles, the corporate fascism, the cold distance of passers-by on the street. We have too many huge statues per square meter, while the green spaces are diminishing and the outdoor advertising puts a lot of stress on the public space. If you are looking for inspiration and for a great deal of work, now this is the place.

IPA Bucharest host for the workshops is Platforma Space, an independent artistic space, located in the center of the city. This year, their interest is mainly oriented towards art interventions in a social and political context.

For all basic information about the IPA Summer, please check the IPA Summer History page.  Workshop: There will be 3 workshop groups, 10 – 15 participants per group.  Open Stage: We have open stage in the evening/night for exchanges between groups.

photo credits: Mihai Ţuţu

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London Book Fair | Korea Market Focushttp://culture360.asef.org/event/london-book-fair-korea-market-focus/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/london-book-fair-korea-market-focus/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:29:57 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40284

Now in its 43rd year, The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and...  Read More

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Now in its 43rd year, The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels and takes place 8-10 April 2014. Korea has been chosen as the London Book Fair Market Focus.

The London Book Fair, in partnership with The Publishers Association (PA), and the Korean Publishers Association, is delighted to announce the Korea Market Focus Professional Programme for The London Book Fair 2014, providing an insight into the Korean publishing industry for international visitors and exhibitors to The London Book Fair.

There are four key Market Focus Professional Programme seminars taking place within The London Book Fair, as part of an extensive programme of meetings and networking opportunities between Korean and international publishing colleagues, including a daily Korean tea on the pavilion. The Korean delegation will comprise 27 companies, including publishers, e-book specialists, digital pioneers and print companies.

Market Focus Korea also enjoys a rich Cultural Programme, featuring 10 contemporary writers from Korea, curated by The British Council.

Korea was chosen as The London Book Fair Market Focus for 2014 to reflect the country’s status as one of the top ten publishing markets in the world, and its expanding reputation within the international literary community, as exemplified by Kyung-sook Shin winning the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011.

The London Book Fair Market Focus initiative has done much to open doors, creating both commercial and cultural partnerships around the world since it was first introduced in 2004. The objective of the Market Focus is to put the spotlight on publishing trade links with the country or region that is showcased, highlighting its publishing industry, and the opportunities for conducting business with the rest of the world.

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Manchester | FutureEverything Festivalhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/manchester-futureeverything-festival/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/manchester-futureeverything-festival/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:29:39 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40252

FutureEverything returns in March 2014, with a two day conference, world premières of participatory artworks, and a city-wide programme of innovative live music. Now in its 19th year, FutureEverything...  Read More

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FutureEverything returns in March 2014, with a two day conference, world premières of participatory artworks, and a city-wide programme of innovative live music.

Now in its 19th year, FutureEverything brings people together to discover, share and experience new ideas about the future. Pioneering the idea of a ‘festival as laboratory’, it combines innovative art and performance with new technology, insightful discussion and playful social experimentation. The conference bringing together over 700 international delegates from design, urbanism, art, business and academia.

Taking the theme of ‘Tools for Unknown Futures’, the festival will explore how we can collaborate on new tools, devices and systems to transform many spheres of life, from the arts to democracy. Drawing on powerful currents in today’s design scene, it will debate our fascination with tools as the most natural path towards social change, and open up new ways to question, imagine and make the strange, troubled thing called the future.

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Several European projects will be showcased including Apps for Europe and City SDK, alongside the live programme of events.

Registration is open for the Conference (31 March – 1 April)

The Live programme runs from Thursday 27 March to Tuesday 1 April. The Conference is on Monday 31 March and Tuesday 1 April at Manchester Town Hall. Art and Design events include City Fictions, a pop-up speculative city, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March, and exhibitions and events at the National Football Museum, FACT and other venues.

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India | Nirbhaya play tours to Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluruhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/india-nirbhaya-play-tours-to-mumbai-delhi-bengaluru/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/india-nirbhaya-play-tours-to-mumbai-delhi-bengaluru/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 06:25:10 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40360

Nirbhaya: Breaking The Silence:  the acclaimed play, based on the performers’ real life experiences, and the events  that shocked Delhi and the world, now comes to India after its...  Read More

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Nirbhaya: Breaking The Silence:  the acclaimed play, based on the performers’ real life experiences, and the events  that shocked Delhi and the world, now comes to India after its powerful opening at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  It is performing in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru between 17-28 March.

NIRBHAYA premiered at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, in August 2013. It won the coveted Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award given to an outstanding Fringe production which raises awareness of human rights. It also won the Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Award for Outstanding New Play.

A dramatic performance based upon a true incident.

On the night of December 16 2012 a young woman and her male friend boarded a bus in urban Delhi heading for home. What followed changed the lives of these two people and countless others forever.

Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yael Farber creates a searing new work that cracks open the silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.

The production is by the team based at the UK’s Assembly and Riverside Studios. It was presented earlier in March at London’s South Bank Centre as part of the Women of the World Festival.

Mumbai – March 17th – 20th

New Delhi – March 22nd – 24th

Bengaluru – March 26th – 28th

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19th Biennale of Sydneyhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/19th-biennale-of-sydney/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/19th-biennale-of-sydney/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:08:19 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40174

On the theme of ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, the 19th Biennale of Sydney opened in Australia on 21st March and runs till 9th June 2014.  The event has...  Read More

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On the theme of ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, the 19th Biennale of Sydney opened in Australia on 21st March and runs till 9th June 2014.  The event has been the subject of major recent controversy with a threatened artist boycott in response to the sponsorship partner, since overturned, a decision now questioned by the Arts Minister.

It is the largest contemporary visual arts event in the Asia-Pacific region and features an extensive programme of artists and works from around the world.

Read this Sydney Biennale review by Moira Jeffrey for a-n, giving a balanced account of the story so far …

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Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, unveiled in October 2013 an exciting selection of works by more than 90 artists from 31 countries to be brought together across five venues in Sydney, for the highly anticipated 2014 edition.

However, the Biennale has since been dogged with controversy due to its sponsorship arrangements and a number of the artists first announced withdrew during February in protest. In early February, an open letter was published calling for a boycott of the 19th Biennale of Sydney because of sponsorship received from Transfield.  Read more about the Biennale Boycott

Then, on March 7th it was announced that the Biennale of Sydney was severing ties with its founding partner and sponsor Transfield Holdings and, as a consequence, was facing an uncertain future. However, some of the artists who had withdrawn were considering their participation options as a result.

Read more about the background to the decision and the reaction of Australia’s Arts Minister.

And the latest [as this item is published here] is the response of the Australian arts community to the Minister’s threat.

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SO …. watch this space and keep an eye on the Biennale website for the up to date list of participating artists and venues!

Bottom Image: Randi & Katrine, The Village, 2014, mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island. Courtesy the artists. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Photograph: James Horan/Destination NSW

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Art Paris Art Fair 2014 | Embracing Asiahttp://culture360.asef.org/event/art-paris-art-fair-2014-embracing-asia/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/art-paris-art-fair-2014-embracing-asia/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:04:25 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=39920

ART PARIS ART FAIR 2014 | 27-30 March | China is Guest of Honour and the fair adopts the slogan ‘Embracing Asia’ with a China platform and galleries exhibiting...  Read More

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ART PARIS ART FAIR 2014 | 27-30 March | China is Guest of Honour and the fair adopts the slogan ‘Embracing Asia’ with a China platform and galleries exhibiting from Thailand, Australia and Korea, alongside exhibitors from Europe and beyond.

parisartgrandpalaisSome 140 galleries from 20 countries will come together from 27th to 30th March 2014 under the celestial dome of the Grand Palais, presenting a wide-ranging panorama of modern and contemporary art that includes photography, design and art publishing.

The selection of galleries for 2014 goes one step further towards confirming the event’s new identity adopted three years ago: a European fair that explores the countries of the East (Central Europe, Middle East and Asia.)

A number of galleries have come from Asia and, while Art Paris Art Fair is becoming increasingly international (50% of foreign galleries this year compared to 43% in 2013), the fair remains committed to supporting those who constitute its foundations in Europe and France, where it remains deeply anchored

In addition to China as guest of honour, Art Paris Art Fair presents several thematic sections that encourage discovery: Promises devoted to young galleries, ArtDesign exploring contemporary design, Art Books Librairie Flammarion for art books and a space showcasing contemporary artistic binding.

The invitation of China as guest of honour in 2014 comes as France and China celebrate their 50-year relationship www.france-chine50.com.

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Hong Kong | Para Site International Conference 2014http://culture360.asef.org/event/hong-kong-para-site-international-conference-2014/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/hong-kong-para-site-international-conference-2014/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:42:08 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40261

“Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The new performance turn, its histories and its institutions.” Para Site International Conference 2014 takes place 3-5 April in Hong...  Read More

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“Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The new performance turn, its histories and its institutions.” Para Site International Conference 2014 takes place 3-5 April in Hong Kong, discussing the renewed encounter betweend dance and performance and contemporary art institutions. Live streaming is available.

Para Site is proud to present “Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The new performance turn, its histories and its institutions.” The 2014 edition of Para Site’s International Conference is a major international forum discussing the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, marking one of the most significant set of developments in the art field over the last decade.

The conference takes place over three days and has an impressive programme of speakers with artists, theorists, performers and curators from around the world. The conference is free of charge to the public. Live streaming is available at www.para-site.org.hk.

The past twenty years have seen contemporary dance emerging as a new field of discourse and thinking. While writing within and about these developments is still in its infancy, this scene has produced some of the most powerful works of our times, reflecting the major intellectual directions and the changes in the world over these decades. More recently, dance and performance have entered the institutional realm of contemporary art, with more artists working in and around these disciplines, and with more museums, art centers and biennials considering how to deepen their commitments to performance.

Thursday 3 April–Saturday 5 April 2014

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center
9 Justice Drive
Admiralty, Hong Kong

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