culture360.asef.org » Events http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:40:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Sensory Spaces | contemporary art from Beijing in Rotterdamhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/sensory-spaces-contemporary-art-from-beijing-in-rotterdam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sensory-spaces-contemporary-art-from-beijing-in-rotterdam http://culture360.asef.org/event/sensory-spaces-contemporary-art-from-beijing-in-rotterdam/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:14:52 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42701

Sensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects presented in the Willem van der Vorm Gallery at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Liu Wei was asked to...  Read More

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Sensory Spaces4_VFSensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects presented in the Willem van der Vorm Gallery at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Liu Wei was asked to make a site specific installation in the gallery; it deals with China’s rapid modernization and urban growth.

Exhibition runs till September 28 2014

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen asked Liu Wei (Beijing, 1972) to make a site-specific for the forth edition of Sensory Spaces. Liu Wei’s work deals with China’s rapid modernization and urban growth.

Literally using the materials a city is made of, he takes the power structures and dynamism of urban society as his subject. His two- and three-dimensional works consist chiefly of assemblages of materials and objects from everyday reality. He physically deconstructs our reality to expose the underlying urban dynamic.

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For the installation in the museum the artist has placed enlarged construction elements, which are both building blocks and sculptures, in the exhibition space. Collectively they form a larger-than-life do-it-yourself kit, like an urban landscape through which visitors can walk. The installation alludes to construction and decay, to possibilities and utopias.

For more information download the Liu Wei Sensory Spaces brochure

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Edinburgh International Culture Summithttp://culture360.asef.org/event/edinburgh-international-culture-summit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=edinburgh-international-culture-summit http://culture360.asef.org/event/edinburgh-international-culture-summit/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:14:50 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=41956

The 2nd Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2014 invites Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and arts leaders from around the world to come together to share ideas and discuss the power,...  Read More

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The 2nd Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2014 invites Culture Ministers, artists, thinkers and arts leaders from around the world to come together to share ideas and discuss the power, position and profile of the arts, culture and creative industries.

The 2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit has raised significant international interest from global cultural organisations, who join Summit 2014 as new programme partners. Connections are made with Asia through the new partner Asialink from Australia.

New programme partners include the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI); United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) Committee on Culture – Agenda 21; and Asialink, who will bring a balance of voices representing multiple perspectives to the Summit. In addition, the MIT Media Lab will also collaborate on this event. Together these organisations will bring a fresh wave of interest to complement the unique collaboration of the five founding partners, the British Council; Edinburgh International Festival; Scottish and UK Governments and Scottish Parliament.

Set against the incomparable backdrop of the world’s greatest cultural events, the Edinburgh Festivals, the Edinburgh International Culture Summit is uniquely placed to facilitate genuine exchange between practitioners and policy-makers.

The inaugural Summit in 2012 was a resounding success, with 33 countries attending and a host of leading international artists and cultural commentators taking part. Presenting a significant opportunity for direct and open dialogue between politicians, policy-makers and artists, the Summit provided a forum for in-depth discussion on, and compelling accounts of, the power of the arts and culture to enrich individual lives and transform national ambitions. Summit 2014 will build on these strong foundations to encourage further sharing of ideas, debates and future collaborations.

The theme for Summit 2014 is ‘Culture – a Currency of Trust’, reflecting the Summit’s belief in the capacity of the arts and culture to foster mutual understanding between nations, states and cities.

The list of speakers for Summit 2014 is announced

This year’s programme will offer plenary sessions in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber which are open to the public via a ballot system, with detailed private policy discussions around three interlinking strands; Values and Measurements, Cities and Culture, and Advocacy and Identity.

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China International Performing Arts Fair | Guangzhouhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/china-international-performing-arts-fair-guangzhou/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=china-international-performing-arts-fair-guangzhou http://culture360.asef.org/event/china-international-performing-arts-fair-guangzhou/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42566

China International Performing Arts Fair 2014 (CIPAF) takes place in Guangzhou November 22-24 – participants, exhibitors and performers are invited to apply and register for this large-scale event attracting...  Read More

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China International Performing Arts Fair 2014 (CIPAF) takes place in Guangzhou November 22-24 – participants, exhibitors and performers are invited to apply and register for this large-scale event attracting performing arts professionals from China, Asia and beyond.

The three-day conference, occurring during a month-long performance festival, is the local Guangzhou government’s efforts to foster a platform for international colleagues to see performances by leading troupes from throughout China, network with colleagues from China and other Asian countries, and exchange ideas about our increasingly globalized field.

Check the CIPAF 2014 participant list and speaker list

The fair includes the opening ceremony, performing arts exhibitions, forum speeches and discussions, and live showcases, also serves as a gathering and reunion for producer, agents, theatres and government culture officers. The previous four summit forums focus on the insight and experience of the industry challenge and opportunity shared by elites and experts.

The fair, as an access for foreign peers and colleagues to know more about China, go into China market and face-to-face to Chinese audience, has an expo hall covering 12000 square meters. In the last Guangzhou Performing Arts Fair, over 500 theaters and troupes’ attended and showcased their works. Thanks to active promotion, over 60 world-renowned directors and arts-related professionals, as well as more than 600 senior managers from more than 32 Chinese provinces and cities attended the fair.

Image: Shanxi Yishu Zhiye Xueyuan -Dance Drama Opera Warriors

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International ChoreoLab Austriahttp://culture360.asef.org/event/international-choreolab-austria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=international-choreolab-austria http://culture360.asef.org/event/international-choreolab-austria/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:36:02 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42530

From 24 August to 6 September 2014, the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) organizes the interdisciplinary seminar “Sounding MOTION_MEMORY” – an art-based research workshop on dance, performance, music and space....  Read More

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From 24 August to 6 September 2014, the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) organizes the interdisciplinary seminar “Sounding MOTION_MEMORY” – an art-based research workshop on dance, performance, music and space. Experts and students from various disciplines are invited to engage in an expanded understanding of choreography.

Art-based research in the interface of body, mind and nature – celebrating memory and freedom.

Applications are invited for the workshop – either the CountryLab (24-30 August) or CityLab (1-6 September) or both. Some scholarships may be available – otherwise, the fees are 790€ for the full 2 weeks. There is no specific deadline but the workshop will be closed as soon as the maximum of 25 participants are selected.

Part one: ICLA Countrylab – fieldwork and research in the Art & Nature Santuary of St. Margarethen / Bgld.

Part two: ICLA CityLab – continuing research and staging in the “white cube” of Tanz Atelier Wien / Vienna

Topics such as memory and freedom, motion and emotion, sound, rhythm and space, are discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective – including analytical and applied forms of knowledge in the fields of dance/choreography, architecture, philosophy, music and visual art. Lectures, discussions, bodywork and site specific improvisations will raise the issue of how substantial changes in dealing with motion and memory, sound and silence, rural and urban can be achieved, and what the role of the performative arts and science will be.

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Dance pioneer of Australian Modern Dance, Elisabeth Dalman is going to travel from “Down Under” to the idyllic Pannonian Region of Eastern Austria – teaching in and around the Sculptors´ House – to celebrate motion through memory by introducing a different perception of the body. In the face of the fragility of our contemporary society – as made evident by the recent increasing crisis around Europe – she proposes an alternative to the rationalistic worldview. Her profoundly study of the tribal dance of the Australian Aborigines brought about her meditative cannon within a flowing motion. Elisabeth Dalmans’ dance deals with important cross-cultural topics.

Further theoretical and practical impulses are provided by the choreographer and dancer Othello Johns (Cologne), who relates his dance to narrative and rhythm language, Feldenkrais teacher and choreographer from Brazil, Alex Guerra, dancer/choreographer Ming-Shen Ku (Taipei, Taiwan), the architect and light scientist Renate Hammer (Vienna), the pianist Cecilia Li (Vienna), the Scottish sound artist and hornist Martin Mayes as well as the distinguished architect Johanna Rainer (Vienna).

Interdisciplinarity between Science & Art – Nature & Culture

Created and directed by choreographer and dancer Sebastian Prantl – director of Tanz Atelier Wien – the concept deals with the challenge of a flexible seminar structure, which is capable of being adapted to changing requirements. Being the first interdisciplinary performance study program in Austria, in the field of applied choreography, ICLA uses the synergy of two locations to question the mechanisms of knowledge transfer and fill a relevant gap in the life long education system.

ICLA addresses persons dealing with an extended, interdisciplinary understanding of choreography such as dancers, choreographers, musicians, architects, humanists, cultural and social scientists, pedagogues, psychologists but also economists and managers as well as students from these areas.

Studying in one of Europe’s most beautiful cultural landscapes: Pannonia

Located one hour from Vienna, one of the world’s regions of culture, the seminar takes place in the unique atmosphere of the Art & Nature Sanctuary of St. Margarethen in Burgenland/Austria. The rural topography and the extraordinary natural and cultural landscape of the wine growing region – which has been declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO – provide an inspiring learning environment.

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Amsterdam | Vietnam Now exhibitionhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/amsterdam-vietnam-now-exhibition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=amsterdam-vietnam-now-exhibition http://culture360.asef.org/event/amsterdam-vietnam-now-exhibition/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:05:37 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42204

Vietnam Now: Changing Society is a group exhibition of contemporary art from Vietnam – paintings, video, installations and photography – presented at Canvas international art gallery in Amsterdam. It...  Read More

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Vietnam Now: Changing Society is a group exhibition of contemporary art from Vietnam – paintings, video, installations and photography – presented at Canvas international art gallery in Amsterdam. It runs until 31 July 2014.

The exhibition demonstrates the distinct visual language of Vietnamese contemporary artists and shows how they are embedded in a unique social and economical context. Vietnam Now: Changing Society is curated together with Vera Poelmann Wolfs, who lives and works in Hanoi. The exhibition comprises of paintings, video, installations and photography that reflect upon contemporary culture in Vietnam.

Artists in this exhibition: Uudam Tran Nguyen, Lena Bui, Phan Thao Nguyen, The Propeller Group, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen The Son, Ngo Van Sac, Nguyen The Dung, Bui Thanh Tam, Hoang Duong Cam, Nguyen Phuong Linh

Image: Uudam Tran Nguyen

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Tasmania | Washing River exhibitionhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/tasmania-washing-river-exhibition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tasmania-washing-river-exhibition http://culture360.asef.org/event/tasmania-washing-river-exhibition/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:50:10 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42253

Beijing artist Yin Xiuzhen has taken her time-based artwork, Washing River, to Tasmania. During Dark Mofo Festival 2014 Yin built a wall of ice on the Hobart waterfront, using...  Read More

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Beijing artist Yin Xiuzhen has taken her time-based artwork, Washing River, to Tasmania. During Dark Mofo Festival 2014 Yin built a wall of ice on the Hobart waterfront, using frozen water from the River Derwent. Footage of the artwork’s installation, washing and melting is screened at an exhibition at Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery.

Washing River exhibition at TMAG: 20 June – 6 July

Yin Xiuzhen, a luminary of Chinese contemporary art, built a wall of ice on the Hobart waterfront as part of the Dark Mofo Festival. This is the latest iteration of a project she began in 1995, when she was shocked to discover the polluted condition of the Funan River in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Yin assembled 10 cubic metres of frozen contaminated river water and asked people to help wash the blocks of ice – a symbolic act that has parallels with ritual baptism.

washingriver_smlIn Tasmania, Yin constructed the ice wall again earlier this month – this time using water from the nearby Derwent (another polluted river). People were invited to take a Chinese mop and ‘wash’ the wall with river water, symbolically cleansing the dirty water as the ice slowly melts and returns to the river.

Read a review of the Washing River artwork installation and show in The Guardian

Top image: Artist Yin Xiuzhen symbolically washes Tasmania’s Derwent River. Photograph: Rémi Chauvin/MONA

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Manifesta 10 in St Petersburghttp://culture360.asef.org/event/manifesta-10-in-st-petersburg/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=manifesta-10-in-st-petersburg http://culture360.asef.org/event/manifesta-10-in-st-petersburg/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:24 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=41868

Manifesta 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, travels for the first time to Russia. Manifesta 10 takes place at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg from 28 June...  Read More

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Manifesta 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, travels for the first time to Russia. Manifesta 10 takes place at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg from 28 June – 31 October 2014.

Manifesta was conceived in the early 1990s as a nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art, responding to the new social, cultural and political reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War. Formed from the desire to explore the psychological and geographical territory of Europe and provide a dynamic platform for cultural exchange throughout the region, it takes place every two years in a different European city. Along with the Venice Biennale and documenta in Kassel, Manifesta is one of the foremost art events in Europe.

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Since 1996, Manifesta has taken place in Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Donostia/San Sebastián, the regions of Trentino–South Tyrol and Murcia, and most recently Genk in Belgium. Over the course of its nine Biennials and twenty years, over a million people have visited Manifesta’s events and participated in its programs. It has successfully presented artists, curators, young professionals, and trainees from as many as forty different countries, and in each edition continues to innovate and reimagine contemporary art practices. The tenth edition is hosted by the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and will run from June 28 until October 31, 2014.

Check out the full list of exhibiting artists at Manifesta 10

Read about the concept and curator of Manifesta 10

Read more on e-flux about the Manifesta 10 programmes

In the lead up to Manifesta 10, various debates and events have taken place in London and Amsterdam.

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Melbourne | ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conferencehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/melbourne-icom-cc-17th-triennial-conference/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=melbourne-icom-cc-17th-triennial-conference http://culture360.asef.org/event/melbourne-icom-cc-17th-triennial-conference/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:33:26 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=41913

The 17th Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) takes place in Melbourne, Australia 15-19 September. Registration is now open with earlybird rates until...  Read More

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The 17th Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) takes place in Melbourne, Australia 15-19 September. Registration is now open with earlybird rates until July 4.

The conference will attract leading international keynote speakers and up to 800 delegates, including conservators, scientists, historians and art historians, curators, librarians, archivists, students, collection managers and directors from the world’s leading cultural institutions and the private sector.

The culmination of ICOM-CC’s three-year cycle of collaboration and research, the Conference offers technical sessions of the twenty-one specialist Working Groups, keynote speeches, behind the scenes visits to local conservation laboratories and sites of historic interest, cultural and social events as well as numerous opportunities to meet and forge ties with colleagues from every region of the world.

Each Triennial Conference is a joint initiative of ICOM-CC and partners in the host country. The Australian National Organizing Committee for the 17th Triennial Conference is comprised of the The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation of the University of Melbourne and The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), Australia’s leaders in conservation training and practice. Together, we are working to provide an invigorating, productive, and exceptional Australian experience in September 2014.

Support for the selection and publication of papers and posters in our publication, ICOM-CC Triennial Conference Preprints, has been provided by the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation has provided support for travel grants for cultural heritage professionals from economically challenged and emerging countries.

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culture360 supports networking and training on cultural mobility in France and Luxembourghttp://culture360.asef.org/event/culture360-supports-networking-and-training-on-cultural-mobility-in-france-and-luxembourg/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=culture360-supports-networking-and-training-on-cultural-mobility-in-france-and-luxembourg http://culture360.asef.org/event/culture360-supports-networking-and-training-on-cultural-mobility-in-france-and-luxembourg/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:57:15 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=42038

culture360.asef.org will support a series of training and networking meetings in Metz, France and in Luxembourg on 16 - 19 June 2014, in partnership with the European Network On-The-Move, the Region Lorraine and the Agence luxembourgeoise d’action culturelle.  Read More

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Participants discuss the use of online platforms to access information on mobility

Participants discuss the use of online platforms to access information on mobility

 

culture360 will support a series of training and networking meetings in Metz, France and in Luxembourg on 16 – 19 June 2014, in partnership with the European Network On-The-Movethe Region Lorraine and the Agence luxembourgeoise d’action culturelle.

On June 16, in Metz, France, representatives of the cultural sector from the Lorraine region will meet with cultural organisations from Asia. This will be a great opportunity to share experiences and acquire a better knowledge of the landscape of creative industries in Asia.

Participants and speakers will convene again in Luxembourg on 17-19 June to discuss with speakers from Asia and Europe on the opportunities and challenges related to the mobility of cultural practitioners. Among the shared experiences from Asia, speakers from Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS), the Radian magazine (China) and the arts portal Planting Rice (Philippines) will present.

On 16 June and 18 June 2014 respectively, ASEF’s Project Manager Valentina Riccardi will present ASEF’s recent supporting activities targeting the development of cultural mobility between Asia and Europe. In particular she will introduce the upcoming 3rd edition of the Mobility Funding Guides for Asia, a comprehensive e-publication on funding for the international mobility of artists and cultural operators in Asia, available online on culture360.asef.org from July 2014.

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World Summit Community Arts Centers & Networkshttp://culture360.asef.org/event/world-summit-community-arts-centers-networks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=world-summit-community-arts-centers-networks http://culture360.asef.org/event/world-summit-community-arts-centers-networks/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:16:31 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40837

The First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks will be held September 24 – 27 2014 in the historic capital of Bulgaria, the city of Veliko Turnovo,...  Read More

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The First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks will be held September 24 – 27 2014 in the historic capital of Bulgaria, the city of Veliko Turnovo, on the theme: “Creativity and Well-being for All: Changing the Future!”

The International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C) invites participants to the First World Summit of Community Arts Centers and Networks. The Summit will be held in Veliko Turnovo – one of the most charming cities in the world with millennial history – under the Official Patronage of the President of Bulgaria.

The event aims to bring for the first time networks of community cultural centers from about 50 countries on 5 continents for an exciting and informative conference including expert  lectures, working groups, and visits to century-old cultural centers for participants from all around the world.

A wide range of potential participants from Europe, Asia and beyond are identified.

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The theme of the First World Summit is Creativity and Well-being for All: Changing the Future!”, inspired by the overall impact of these networks to society and as a continuity to an international project where I3C is a partner.  The topic addresses the role of the arts and creativity for sustainable community development and the rising demand for policies, including cultural policies, supporting what people themselves characterize as their well-being.

The organizer of the event is the International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C). I3C was established in 2008 in Bulgaria and aims to serve as the global platform for meeting, unity, coordination, and cooperation of national and continental networks of community cultural centers.

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