culture360.asef.org » Events http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Thu, 28 May 2015 07:44:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Singapore | Asian Festival of Children’s Contenthttp://culture360.asef.org/event/singapore-asian-festival-of-childrens-content/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=singapore-asian-festival-of-childrens-content http://culture360.asef.org/event/singapore-asian-festival-of-childrens-content/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 21:47:51 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51672

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) takes place in Singapore 31 May – 6 June, a festival that brings together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians...  Read More

The post Singapore | Asian Festival of Children’s Content appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
afcc2015

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) takes place in Singapore 31 May – 6 June, a festival that brings together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians and anyone interested in quality Asian content for children around the world.

Now in its 6th year, the 8-day festival will feature over 140 speakers including authors, illustrators, publishers, and media professionals from countries like Singapore, China, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, the United States and United Kingdom.

With a mix of professional conferences, masterclasses and workshops, rights fair and media mart, and public events, AFCC is a unique and popular event right here in Asia that provides an opportunity for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, children, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, develop their craft, and discover business opportunities.

The National Book Development Council of Singapore has been organising the highly popular Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference for the past ten years. Leveraging on its success, the conference was expanded to form AFCC which has emerged as a very popular professional and trade event since 2010 into the foremost professional and trade event for Children‘s Content in Asia.

AFCC impacts 1.5 billion children in Asia as well as their parents, professionals, and businesses involved in their development.

Last year, the AFCC had 171 Speakers and Moderators, 938 Conference Delegates and 11,320 participants from Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Sri Lanka, China, India, Korea, USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Lebanon, Slovakia!

The post Singapore | Asian Festival of Children’s Content appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/singapore-asian-festival-of-childrens-content/feed/ 0
1st Changjiang International Photo & Video Biennalehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/1st-changjiang-international-photo-video-biennale/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1st-changjiang-international-photo-video-biennale http://culture360.asef.org/event/1st-changjiang-international-photo-video-biennale/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 21:27:50 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51596

Chongqing is hosting China’s first biennial dedicated to photography and video. The Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art launched the Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale. On the theme Real/Unreal, the...  Read More

The post 1st Changjiang International Photo & Video Biennale appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
changjiangopening

Chongqing is hosting China’s first biennial dedicated to photography and video. The Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art launched the Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale. On the theme Real/Unreal, the biennale is co-curated by art experts from China, Spain and France.

Dates: 26 April – 26 July 2015.

The event inaugurated the brand new Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art (CMCA) and is co-curated by Lima-based Spanish curator Alejandro Castellote, French curator and former director of the renowned French photography festival Rencontres d’Arles, Francois Hebel, and Beijing-based artist Wang Qingsong.

changjiang3

It features hundreds of works, by around 100 artists from China and abroad. The central theme is Real/Unreal, examining the verisimilitude or otherwise of photography and video in documenting the past and capturing the present.

Read an interview with Alejandro Castellote on BlouinArtInfo and a review in The Art Newspaper

changjiang2

Read more from the press conference launch

China already has several renowned photography festivals, most notably in Pingyao, Shanxi province, and last year saw the debut of its first dedicated fair Photo Shanghai. Long a chosen medium by the avant-garde, Chinese video art has recently garnered increasing mainstream recognition.

Chongqing meanwhile is on its way to becoming one of China’s second-tier art centres. Changjiang is the Mandarin name of the Yangtze River, and the museum is situated on its convergence with the Jialing River, near the Chongqing Grand Theatre and other new cultural developments. The museum was established in August 2012, and with its 22,000 sq. m construction area claims to be the largest private contemporary art museum in south-west China.

Images: from the opening event – courtesy Tendance Floue

The post 1st Changjiang International Photo & Video Biennale appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/1st-changjiang-international-photo-video-biennale/feed/ 0
WOMEX World Music Expo in Budapesthttp://culture360.asef.org/event/womex-world-music-expo-in-budapest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=womex-world-music-expo-in-budapest http://culture360.asef.org/event/womex-world-music-expo-in-budapest/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:17:14 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=50553

The 21st edition of WOMEX World Music Expo will take place in Budapest, Hungary, 21-25 October 2015. The annual 5-day international networking platform for the world music industry is open for...  Read More

The post WOMEX World Music Expo in Budapest appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>

womexfb2

The 21st edition of WOMEX World Music Expo will take place in Budapest, Hungary, 21-25 October 2015. The annual 5-day international networking platform for the world music industry is open for registration and to book a stand at the busy trade fair.

Smart reduced rate for advanced registration is available until 19 June.

Lying at the heart of WOMEX, the Trade Fair – 660 exhibiting companies from 47 countries at 280 stands – hums with energy and activity and is one of the top drawcards of the event. This is where the international world music community meets to do business.

Celebrating creativity and diversity, from ground-breaking new talents to established maestros, from innovation to tradition, and from acoustic to electronic. The WOMEX Showcase Festival spotlights more than 60 acts from around the globe every year.

Tackle the latest music industry trends and innovations at the WOMEX Conference. Experienced peers and special guests offer delegates their expertise in over 20 Conference Sessions, Networking Meetings & Presentations, Speed-Dating and a Mentoring programme.

Immerse yourself in the world of cinema. Travel with your eyes and explore the current movements in music documentary films. Every year WOMEX invites filmmakers to showcase their work and to participate in an onstage Q&A session.

The post WOMEX World Music Expo in Budapest appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/womex-world-music-expo-in-budapest/feed/ 0
Triennale Brugge 2015http://culture360.asef.org/event/triennale-brugge-2015/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=triennale-brugge-2015 http://culture360.asef.org/event/triennale-brugge-2015/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 21:54:32 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=50817

The Triennale Brugge / 2015 Bruges Contemporary Art and Architecture Triennial (20 May – 18 October) examines different aspects of global urbanisation together with internationally renowned artists and architects...  Read More

The post Triennale Brugge 2015 appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
bruges_town_hall

The Triennale Brugge / 2015 Bruges Contemporary Art and Architecture Triennial (20 May – 18 October) examines different aspects of global urbanisation together with internationally renowned artists and architects from Europe and Asia, scientists, curators and the general public.

Every year, five million tourists visit Bruges in Belgium. What if they all decided to stay? What if a small, preserved, historic city should suddenly become a megapolis? This is the premise for the Bruges Contemporary Art and Architecture Triennial 2015.

This scenario opens up a plethora of possibilities and challenges. Would a small city be capable of coping with the dynamics of a metropolis? And conversely: could a city on a human scale contribute to a new, better form of urbanism?

studiomumbaibridgehouse

Eighteen international artists went to work on this idea. They created new works that can be viewed on an art trail through the centre of Bruges. The artists pose questions and reflect on the future and potential of the city, of urbanisation, citizenship, lifestyle, community, economics, energy, space, sound and the values that guide us.

Three indoor exhibitions illustrate the concept of ‘city’ – in visions, dreams and real-life images – as a living, growing and evolving organism.

Among the 14 temporary outdoor installations, you can find the Bridge By the Canal by Studio Mumbai, Tadashi Kawamata’s Tree Huts in Bruges and Vermeir & Heiremans’ video installation Masquerade.

brugge

Explore the streets and canals of the city, unleash your imagination and discover a side of Bruges that you never knew existed.

Read more on Universes-in-Universe

Bottom image: ©Tracey Snelling

The post Triennale Brugge 2015 appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/triennale-brugge-2015/feed/ 0
Curating Batik | workshops on Batik collections in Asia and Europehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe http://culture360.asef.org/event/curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 09:58:34 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51423

Curating Batik involves the exchange of batik collections between museums in Asia and Europe towards an exhibition in 2017. This year, curators from Austria, Indonesia, Czech Republic and Switzerland...  Read More

The post Curating Batik | workshops on Batik collections in Asia and Europe appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
curating batik poster_revised1

Curating Batik involves the exchange of batik collections between museums in Asia and Europe towards an exhibition in 2017. This year, curators from Austria, Indonesia, Czech Republic and Switzerland will meet for a series of workshops to exchange ideas and visit batik collections in preparation for this exhibition.

The first part of the programme will be held in June 2015 in Jakarta (Indonesia), while the second part will take place in September 2015 in the form of curator residency and research work in Prague (Czech Republic), Basel (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).

The first Curating Batik workshop will take place on 3 June 2015 at Museum Tekstil Jakarta. Mr Benny GRATHA, Assistant Curator Museum Tekstil Jakarta (Indonesia), Dr Jani KUHNT-SAPTODEWO, Curator of Insular South-east Asia, Weltmuseum Wien (Austria) and Mr Richard KUNZ, Curator of South-east Asia, Museum der Kulturen Basel (Switzerland) will present the history of Batik collection from their respective museums. The programme will include a tour through the museum in Jakarta, an exhibition on Indonesian textiles, the Batik Gallery, an exhibition of traditional looms as well as a conservation room and a storage room.

The project partners include Weltmuseum Wien (Austria), Museum Tekstil Jakarta (Indonesia) and National Museum - Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures(Czech Republic) and Museum der Kulturen Basel (Switzerland).

Curating Batik project has been selected through the 2nd edition of ASEF Creative Networks. These 4 museums are also members of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), a network of Asian and European museums supported by ASEF since the year 2000.

 

curating batik poster_revised

The post Curating Batik | workshops on Batik collections in Asia and Europe appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/feed/ 0
New Delhi | The Inclusive Museum international conferencehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/new-delhi-the-inclusive-museum-international-conference/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-delhi-the-inclusive-museum-international-conference http://culture360.asef.org/event/new-delhi-the-inclusive-museum-international-conference/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 21:13:41 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51271

The 8th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum takes place at the National Science Museum, New Delhi, India on 7-9 August 2015 with a special focus on ”Museums as Civic Spaces”. Information...  Read More

The post New Delhi | The Inclusive Museum international conference appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
national-science-center-665x498

The 8th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum takes place at the National Science Museum, New Delhi, India on 7-9 August 2015 with a special focus on ”Museums as Civic Spaces”.

Information on Conference Registration and fees is available here – higher ‘late registration’ fees apply after June 7th

Each year, the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum draws a diverse group of participants from all over the world. Our program development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive conference experience, including plenary speakers, paper presentations, workshops sessions, exhibits, and social events.

You can read about the Plenary Speakers and make your choice from the programme for Museum Day (August 8th) with site visits to locations around Delhi.

The post New Delhi | The Inclusive Museum international conference appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/new-delhi-the-inclusive-museum-international-conference/feed/ 0
Auckland Festival of Photographyhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/auckland-festival-of-photography/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=auckland-festival-of-photography http://culture360.asef.org/event/auckland-festival-of-photography/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 21:57:04 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=50469

The Auckland Festival of Photography in 2015 runs 28 May – 20 June. New Zealand’s only international photographic festival, it brings together artists, academics, curators, students, amateurs and professionals...  Read More

The post Auckland Festival of Photography appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
malachi

The Auckland Festival of Photography in 2015 runs 28 May – 20 June. New Zealand’s only international photographic festival, it brings together artists, academics, curators, students, amateurs and professionals for the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography.

Truth & Fiction is a central theme in 2015’s Auckland Festival of Photography – which features 100 events and exhibitions. 

“We are proud the 2015 line-up cements the Auckland Festival of Photography’s position as a leading event in the Asia Pacific region that attracts leading New Zealand-based and international photographers” says public participation director Julia Durkin. “AFP is a highlight in the winter events calendar. It has become the region’s largest free visual arts festival and we invite audiences to engage with and enjoy what’s on offer in our twelfth annual festival.”

The festival is a member of the Asia-Pacific Photoforum, a collaboration of festivals of photography from Asia, Oceania and the Pacific Rim.  Several exhibitions are organised as part of the exchange collaboration.

Check out the calendar of events, across multiple venues in Auckland, including:

  • Annual Commission:The Auckland Festival of Photography 2015 features the 5th Annual Commission, this year presented by Sacred Hill. Each year, an Auckland-based photographer is commissioned to create a new body of work for exhibition during the Festival. The commission provides an opportunity to support and promote an Auckland photographer as well as create a cultural and artistic asset for present and future Auckland audiences to enjoy. This year’s commissioned artist is PJ Paterson. As part of the 5th year milestone celebration, the Creative New Zealand International Asia Co-commissioning Fund is supporting the 2015 Annual Commission. The new P J Paterson work will also be shown in China at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in September 2015.
  • Angkor Photo Workshop Projections (showcase of Asian photography from Laos): A projection of images created in the Angkor Photo Workshops, seen here in an Asia Pacific Photoforum exchange between Angkor and Auckland.
  • Lithuanian Photography: Presented by Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania. Three contemporary artists from Lithuania approach photography from the air, sea and street.
  • Polish Street: at the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, discover the old and new face of contemporary Poland.
  • Paramitapart of a cultural exchange through  the Asia Pacific Photoforum between Auckland and Pingyao, Chinese artist, Han Jianggang’s exclusive NZ presentation is a 3m high mural of individual photographic boats.

Image: Malachi 4-2, 2014, edition of 3 by PJ Paterson

The post Auckland Festival of Photography appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/auckland-festival-of-photography/feed/ 0
State of Life | Polish contemporary art in Beijinghttp://culture360.asef.org/event/state-of-life-polish-contemporary-art-in-beijing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=state-of-life-polish-contemporary-art-in-beijing http://culture360.asef.org/event/state-of-life-polish-contemporary-art-in-beijing/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 21:48:23 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51300

The National Art Museum of China in Beijing hosts the exhibition “State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance”. It is the first so comprehensive a presentation of Polish...  Read More

The post State of Life | Polish contemporary art in Beijing appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
Polish_art_in_China

The National Art Museum of China in Beijing hosts the exhibition “State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance”. It is the first so comprehensive a presentation of Polish contemporary art not only in China, but also in this part of Asia.

The exhibition gives a wide and thorough presentation of the most essential works and influential artists in Polish contemporary art. A total of 70 works will be displayed in the exhibition halls of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), considered one of the most important Chinese cultural institutions.

The year 1989 brought a radical change in Poland – when Poland broke away from the collapsing Soviet bloc, Poles faced a whole new reality which was, for the first time in many years, in their own hands. Last quarter of the century in Poland, was an extremely intensive time, when boundless opportunities, economic development and the sense of regained freedom mixed with discourses and tensions relating to the post-war period.

The exhibition “State of Life”, curated by Jarosław Lubiak, takes up different aspects of life and living conditions in Poland as well as the condition of the state itself. Going back to the early visions of modernity, through the dealing with the Second World War memory it traces different ways of conveying every-day life experience in Poland today.

Further information: National Art Museum of China

Exhibition dates: 11 May – 22 June 2015

The exhibition was prepared by the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź and Culture.pl, as part of Polish cultural program in China. This multidisciplinary program, coordinated by Culture.pl, presents Polish cultural projects in some of the most important cities on the cultural map of the country (Beijing, Wuhan, Tianjin), forming a coherent series of events aimed at raising awareness of  the brand ‘Poland’ and Polish culture in China.

As part of the Asia programme, the exhibition “Treasures from Chopin’s Country: Polish Art from the 15th – 20th Century” which enjoyed a huge popularity in Beijing, travels straight from China to the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. It will be presented there under a new title ”Polish Art: An Enduring Spirit“.  It runs in Seoul 5 June – 30 August.

Image: Włodzimierz Pawlak, Nostalgy, 1986, collection of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

The post State of Life | Polish contemporary art in Beijing appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/state-of-life-polish-contemporary-art-in-beijing/feed/ 0
Travelling the World . Art from Germany | Busanhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/travelling-the-world-art-from-germany-busan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=travelling-the-world-art-from-germany-busan http://culture360.asef.org/event/travelling-the-world-art-from-germany-busan/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 21:40:18 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=50894

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) exhibition Travelling the World . Art from Germany can be seen at Busan Museum of Art, Korea from 1 May – 12 July 2015. It presents...  Read More

The post Travelling the World . Art from Germany | Busan appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
ifa-exhibition

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) exhibition Travelling the World . Art from Germany can be seen at Busan Museum of Art, Korea from 1 May – 12 July 2015. It presents contemporary artworks from the ifa Collection, from 1949 to the present.

Drawing on the impressive collection of contemporary art of the ifa, curators Matthias Flügge and Matthias Winzen have compiled an overview that traces artistic key developments in Germany since 1949, and present 400 works of art by over 100 artists.

The presentation of works of art from East and West Germany, brought together for the first time in such density, breaks with the artistically ineffective FRG-GDR-schism. The actual development of art does not conform to the model of political history, as many artistic parallels and underlying relations have revealed. The history of photography since the 1950s can be succinctly presented from the ifa collection. What the East-West opposition has exposed is that East German photography was the most independent visual genre within the centralist system.

Information is available on the exhibition in German and Korean on the Busan Goethe-Institut website and on the Busan Museum of Art website

The post Travelling the World . Art from Germany | Busan appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/travelling-the-world-art-from-germany-busan/feed/ 0
We Are Museums | conference – Berlinhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/we-are-museums-conference-berlin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=we-are-museums-conference-berlin http://culture360.asef.org/event/we-are-museums-conference-berlin/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 21:25:40 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=50925

At the intersection of innovation and museum ecosystems, We Are Museums is a 2-day event for forward-thinking and imaginative professionals. It takes place in Berlin May 31-June 2 and...  Read More

The post We Are Museums | conference – Berlin appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
wearemuseums

At the intersection of innovation and museum ecosystems, We Are Museums is a 2-day event for forward-thinking and imaginative professionals. It takes place in Berlin May 31-June 2 and attracts museum professionals, digital strategists, curators and more.

We Are Museums attracts about 200 deciders, game-changers, researchers, students, bloggers and journalists from 15 countries. It has held events in the heart of emerging Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania (2013) and Warsaw, Poland (2014) and is aiming to become a comprehensive platform to train future museum and culture leaders.

Registration is open until 30 May

Created in 2013, We Are Museums is a platform for all the challenges that await museums in a globalized and more complex ecosystem. Over the last two years, 3D printing, copyright issues, digital strategy building, evaluation, smart business models and groundbreaking projects have been covered by outstanding senior professionals from the most renowned institutions worldwide.

We Are Museums is an empowering event, curating talks that are both inspiring for the future and helpful for the present. Through plenary sessions, workshops and collective work, delegates will be able to be an active part of the future of museums and to nurture their work experience with tools, skills and fresh perspectives. Delegates will be able to take part in a 3-session series with Sree Sreenivasan, Tech guru and Chief Digital Officer from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to challenge themselves professionally and learn all about the life of a museum professional running their department like a startup. Essential talks on team- building, mobile apps, storytelling, business models for museum merchandising, internet art and curation and conquering global audiences will be given by such institutions as the Palace of Versailles, the British Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, the Van Gogh Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art and more. A new addition this year will be the participation of some of the most dynamic startups evolving in the cultural world to come and share their vision as their role is getting more significant like Vastari, Museotechniki, or MadPixel.

Delegates will be able to complement their acquisition of new thought processes by choosing two 1-hour workshops working as toolboxes to give delegates practical skills to build their strategy on Twitter, free-licensing, or Ibeacons or digital empowerment.

We Are Museums will be held at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin, an exceptional and inspiring venue designed by Daniel Libeskind, within a museum known as on of germany’s digital pioneers. We Are Museums works actively with local partners such as the Betahaus, DDR Museum, Museumsportal Berlin, ArtConnect Berlin and Fountain of Youth.

The post We Are Museums | conference – Berlin appeared first on culture360.asef.org.

]]>
http://culture360.asef.org/event/we-are-museums-conference-berlin/feed/ 0