culture360.asef.org http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:57:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 ICOM-ITC Workshop on Learning in Museums | Travel Grantshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/icom-itc-workshop-on-learning-in-museums-travel-grants/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=icom-itc-workshop-on-learning-in-museums-travel-grants http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/icom-itc-workshop-on-learning-in-museums-travel-grants/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:05:58 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=43443

The International Council of Museums’ International Training Centre for Museum Studies (ICOM-ITC) will hold its 3rd training workshop in Beijing 27 Oct – 4 Nov 2014. Travel grants available for...  Read More

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The International Council of Museums’ International Training Centre for Museum Studies (ICOM-ITC) will hold its 3rd training workshop in Beijing 27 Oct – 4 Nov 2014. Travel grants available for selected international participants.

The workshop is entitled ‘Learning in Museums’. A number of outstanding international experts will give lectures and conduct discussions on topics such as best practices in developing learning programmes and informal learning and several Chinese experts will showcase education programmes from their museums. Hands-on sessions and excursions are also part of the programme.

ICOM, ICOM China and the Palace Museum will award travel grants to international participants attending the training seminar. Both full and partial grants are available.

Candidates should be middle-management staff of ICOM member museums or institutions which have paid their membership dues for 2013 and 2014. They should be fluent in written and spoken English and be aged 45 years or under.

Around 30 participants will be selected for the workshop, half from China and half from other countries. The Chinese participants are selected by the Palace Museum, the international participants are selected by ICOM; both use the same selection criteria.

Applications should be sent by 19 September.

Application forms and additional information are available on ICOM’s website

Download the brochure on the training workshops

ICOM-ITC aims to promote research and exchange among museums at an international level and develop the museum expertise of professionals from developing countries, especially those from the Asia-Pacific region.

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TarraWarra Biennial | Australiahttp://culture360.asef.org/event/tarrawarra-biennial-australia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tarrawarra-biennial-australia http://culture360.asef.org/event/tarrawarra-biennial-australia/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:13:25 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=43623

TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask includes works by boat-people, coming from various countries of the world. It runs 16 August – 16 November 2014. The TarraWarra Biennial...  Read More

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TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask includes works by boat-people, coming from various countries of the world. It runs 16 August – 16 November 2014. The TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 as a signature exhibition to identify new developments in contemporary Australian art practice under an experimental curatorial platform.

The TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask, curated by Natalie King and Djon Mundine, is the fourth iteration of this signature event on the national exhibition calendar of Australia.

This year the Biennial includes the work of: boat-people (Safdar Ahmed, Zehra Ahmed, Stephanie Carrick, Dave Gravina, Katie Hepworth, Jiann Hughes, Deborah Kelly, Enda Murray, Pip Shea, Sumugan Sivanesan, Jamil Yamani) (NSW), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Søren Dahlgaard (VIC), Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser (VIC), Karla Dickens (NSW), Fiona Foley (QLD), Tony Garifalakis (VIC), Sandra Hill (WA), Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano (VIC), Romaine Moreton (VIC), Nasim Nasr (SA), Polixeni Papapetrou (VIC), Elizabeth Pedler (WA), Sangeeta Sandrasegar (VIC), The Telepathy Project (Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples) (VIC) and The Tjanpi Desert Weavers Project with Fiona Hall (SA/NT/WA).

Taking a line from the evocative song ‘Art Groupie’ (1981) by Grace Jones, the title of this year’s Biennial, Whisper in My Mask, signals an exploration of masking, secrets and hidden narratives as psychological states:

Love me in a picture,
Kiss me in a cast,
Touch me in a sculpture,
Whisper in my mask

Watch this beautiful video showing the amazing architecture, design and environment of the museum:

TarraWarra Museum of Art is Australia’s first significant privately funded public art museum, just one hour’s drive from Melbourne in Australia’s beautiful Yarra Valley.

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Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festivals | Riga and Umeåhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/survival-kit-international-contemporary-art-festivals-riga-and-umea/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=survival-kit-international-contemporary-art-festivals-riga-and-umea http://culture360.asef.org/event/survival-kit-international-contemporary-art-festivals-riga-and-umea/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:12:41 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=43496

The 6th Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festival takes place in Rīga 4-27 September 2014. More than 70 participants from 25 countries are taking part in the festival, with...  Read More

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survival kit-animation-gailisThe 6th Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festival takes place in Rīga 4-27 September 2014. More than 70 participants from 25 countries are taking part in the festival, with the Utopian City as this year’s theme.  Survival Kit Festival then runs in Umeå 20 September – 19 October.

This year the festivals forms part of the Rīga 2014 European Capital of Culture  and Umeå 2014 European Capital of Culture programmes.

‘Survival Kit’ is an annual contemporary art festival organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art since 2009, when it began as a reaction to the global economic crisis which forced the public to find new survival strategies and encouraged artists to discover new ways of existing.

Survival Kit is the most noticeable and internationally best-known contemporary art festival in Latvia. Each year, the Festival attracts and involves up to 15,000 visitors.

Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda’s audio visual concert datamatics [ver.2.0] will be held at Splendid Palace Cinema on 7th September. The event, organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, is part of the Survival Kit 6 Festival and the Rīga 2014 programme. In his works, Ryoji Ikeda, one of Japan’s most famous electronic music authors, focuses not only on the most characteristic basic features of sound,  but uses light as a substance and mathematics as a method just as successfully. The datamatics project is a long-term one, and consists of a number of parts – moving image, sculptural elements, sound and new media technology. The visionarism of artist’s works stimulates one’s imagination about a future model of the utopian city, and corresponds with this year’s “Survival Kit” Festival’s theme, the “Utopian city”.

Solvita Krese, curator of the Survival Kit 6 Festival comments on this year’s theme, Utopian City, as follows: “Looking back at the history of utopian ideas, we end up in the relatively recent past. There we can find surprising modernist visions, the splendour and failure of the dominating ideology, and searches for alternative living spaces and awareness of places through the framework of various subcultures.” 

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For the first time, the festival will also take place in Umeå, 2014 European Capital of Culture where it is being organised by Verkligheten, Bildmuseet, Vita Kuben and Umeå Academy of Fine Art.

Survival Kit Festival Umeå takes place 20 September – 19 October.  It is an international contemporary art festival exploring the theme of local and global survival. The month-long festival is filled with visual art, music, food and film as well as discussions, seminars and lectures by invited artists and activists. The festival runs in collaboration with Survival Kit 6 in Riga. This year, when the two cities are European Culture Capitals, there will be two parallel Survival Kit Festivals, first in Riga followed by Umeå.

In the Umeå festival programme, you can find works by several artists from Asia (Japanese artists Ohya Rica and Atsuko Otsuka, Pakistan artist Basir Mahmood and Mark Salvatus from the Philippines) as well as Chto Delat collective from Russia and more great artists from Europe.

Around 30 artworks made by international and local artists all have their starting point in the theme of survival. There is a great variety in techniques, aesthetics and conceptual ideas and the artworks range from installation and sculpture to video and performance. Some artworks are site-specific and built on location, others are finished works installed on-site in Umeå. Many of the artists will also be present in person during the festival!

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Memefest 2014 | call for entrieshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/memefest-2014-call-for-entries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=memefest-2014-call-for-entries http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/memefest-2014-call-for-entries/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:54:01 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=43561

For the 11th MemeFest – the Festival of Socially Responsible Communication and Art – international entries are invited on the theme: RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES, with categories...  Read More

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For the 11th MemeFest – the Festival of Socially Responsible Communication and Art – international entries are invited on the theme: RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES, with categories for visual communication practice; critical writing and participatory art.

Memefest is an artist-led project run by Memefest Kolektiv, based in Slovenia and Australia.

Dialogue is tirelessly presented as ‘the’ solution to the problems of ‘our’ times – in art, war, love, democracy and even in the workplace. In fact, dialogue has been central to the ethos of Memefest since its inception back in 2002. But what if dialogue is not working?

RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES is the theme of this year’s Memefest. We’re trying to ask a dfficult question in order to honestly explore all the complicated failures and the hopeful potentialities that feed our faith in dialogue – politically, creatively, laboriously and intimately.

Respond to this proposition in the Memefest 2014 Friendly Competition.

Read more about the festival’s outlines here, or go directly to the category that interests you the most and check them out here: Visual Communication practice, Critical Writing and the participatory art/communication category ‘Beyond…’!

Deadline for your submissions is September 20th.

Participation is free of charge and there is no age limit or any other restriction.

AWARDS

A special Award in each category will be given in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Arts and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne: Memefest/Swinburne Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention.

This Award will be part of our artist/designer-communicator/theorist in residence program. We will fly one author of a chosen project in each category (Visual communication practice, Beyond…, Critical writing) to Melbourne, Australia.

You will be able to participate in an international symposium and a special workshop for extradisciplinary investigation at the Swinburne Faculty of Health Arts and Design. You will be invited to collaborate with some of the best hearts and minds in communication/design/art on projects that will result in a public intervention in the city of Melbourne.

About Memefest: Memefest Kolektiv is interested in creating situations that have the potential to engage people in transformative social relations through communication, design and art. We are based in Slovenia and Australia. The loose Kolektiv enjoys its many different roles and integrates education, curatorial and editorial work, publishing, investigation, organization of events, facilitation and production of various media including communication in the public sphere, theory, photography, design and art. We work in both- physical and virtual public space and usually like to connect them.

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Lê Cát Trọng Lý, a unique voice in Viet Namhttp://culture360.asef.org/magazine/le-cat-trong-ly-a-unique-voice-in-vietnam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=le-cat-trong-ly-a-unique-voice-in-vietnam http://culture360.asef.org/magazine/le-cat-trong-ly-a-unique-voice-in-vietnam/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:13:21 +0000 Magali An Berthon http://culture360.asef.org/?p=43608

Songwriter Le Cat Trong Ly stands out as the new leading figure of contemporary folk music in Vietnam, mixing Western influences to more traditional Vietnamese sounds  Read More

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In 2014, culture360 invites a  to get an insight on issues that are highly discussed in the cultural sector across Asia and Europe.

Magali An Berthon, will explore arts, crafts and design topics focusing on Southeast Asia and France. Through a number of in-depth articles and interviews, she will attempt to portray creative profiles emerging from a new young generation of artists and designers without borders. She will also focus on inspiring initiatives renewing and promoting local crafts and traditions.

In this fourth article, Magali An invites you to listen to a unique voice which has raised in Vietnam in the last five years. Songwriter Le Cat Trong Ly stands out as the new leading figure of contemporary folk music in Vietnam, mixing Western influences to more traditional Vietnamese sounds, appearing as the worthy representative of Tring Cong Son’s heritage with her distinctive music and lyrics.

 

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Since Vietnam has opened its borders to globalization leading to an extensive economic growth, new generations of Vietnamese have started to listen to international songs directly imported from the Western world along with other influential Asian countries such as Korea and Japan.

In this highly saturated music market, there is little room for the independent voices of Vietnamese artists. Contradicting this overall trend, music phenomenon Lê Cát Trọng Lý has gathered more and more attention for the past five years with her one-of-a-kind music, offering a successful alternative to the Vietnamese standardized music scene.

 

An original path in music

Born in 1987, Lê Cát Trọng Lý originally came from Danang city in central Vietnam, where she grew up between the hills and the sandy beaches. She then moved to Saigon in 2007 to pursue classical music studies and viola practice. Initially she never intended to become a singer and she modestly started in 2007 in a small bar in Saigon called the Nep Café, with only a dozen people attending. Benefiting from an increasing positive and enthusiastic feedback, she kept playing at this venue for the next two years, gathering more and more aficionados wishing to see her sing american covers in English and original songs in Vietnamese. During her time at Nep Café, she has composed over twenty-four songs demonstrating a surprising mix between Western sounds and Vietnamese folk music.

It is in this sway that the artist has found her own style. Lý admits having been listening to American folk music from a very early age and she also acknowledges being strongly influenced by the Vietnamese folk melodies and Trịnh Công Sơn‘s music in particular, the music master who passed away in 2001. He is considered the « Vietnamese Bob Dylan » with his famous anti-war songs. These two main influences are very noticeable in her songs.

Lý made ​her first official media appearance in 2008 on television when she won the Young composer and Song of the Year Awards at a Vietnamese national contest with her song “Chenh Vênh” (Trembling).

Following this breakthrough, she released her first eponymous album in early 2011 with nine original songs such as « Lúng Ta Lúng Túng » (Intrigued), « Mùa Yêu » (Love season) or the awarded « Chenh Vênh »…

 

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A poetic icon

With her simple look, her short hair and make-up free child-like face, and always carrying a guitar, Lê Cát Trọng Lý stands out from the more common Vietnamese artificial divas modelled on Korean k-pop girlsbands.

The singer therefore appeals to a more mature crowd, composed by an intellectual generation of Vietnamese, curious of their own culture and sensitive to her poetic lyrics.

Writing all her songs herself, Lý’s style is mostly acoustic, using a guitar or a piano, sometimes along strings and drums, to support her crystalline voice on melancholic heartfelt ballads. The minimalist feeling of the ensemble allows the audience to deeply feel the depth and tone of her words and to be caught by her clear voice.

Do not underestimate her petite silhouette and soft voice ! Often compared to Joni Mitchell or Tracy Chapman, the song-writer has a very strong presence on stage, enchanting a solid crowd of followers and having all her concerts sold out.

 

A free-spirited heart

Two years ago, Lê Cát Trọng Lý has left a swirling Saigon for a quiet Hanoi, to seek a more peaceful environment to create her music. Not very career oriented, she keeps herself away from media coverage and self promotion, only dedicated to singing and pleasing her growing audience.

Free-spirited, untied to any specific music label, she is only driven by her passion for music, staying remotely away from any stardom aspiration.

Deeply rooted in the Buddhist philosophy, her poetic lyrics appeal to the beauty of natural elements, considering the universe as a whole,  linking nature to people and their emotions. In a very fascinating and refreshing way, her view on life stands far away from the usual consumerist spirit driving most of the young Vietnamese generation.

Lý has released her second album entitled « Tuổi 25 » meaning « 25 years old » at the end of year 2013. In this new record, she has integrated more traditional Vietnamese folk music sounds using instruments such as traditional lutes and strings. She currently is promoting it on stage touring in the whole country, appearing more than ever as a leading figure of contemporay Vietnamese music.

 

More informations:

 

Magali An Berthon is a French Vietnamese textile designer and editor based in Paris. Graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, she has gathered a valuable experience as a textile designer for fashion and home collections.  She finds inspiration in her many travels especially in South-East Asia and has developed a deep interest for ethnic arts & crafts, natural fabrics and dyes. In parallel, she works as a writer and documentarist specialized particularly on textile know-how from all over the world. 

 

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VIVA | Valletta International Visual Arts Festivalhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/viva-valletta-international-visual-arts-festival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=viva-valletta-international-visual-arts-festival http://culture360.asef.org/event/viva-valletta-international-visual-arts-festival/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:17:47 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=43569

A major new international event on Malta’s cultural calendar, the first Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, VIVA, will serve as a new platform for Maltese and international visual arts...  Read More

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VIVA programme

A major new international event on Malta’s cultural calendar, the first Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, VIVA, will serve as a new platform for Maltese and international visual arts practitioners. Running 1-7 September 2014, VIVA has a special focus on curatorial practice with the first international curatorial school and invited emerging curators in residence.

With this year’s programme, VIVA is creating a unique platform for contemporary art in Malta whilst initiating a process of change in the local cultural scene. With a wide variety of local and international artists presenting recent work or collaborating in joint projects, VIVA is creating new international networks which will last far beyond the festival itself.

Check out the VIVA programme of exhibitions, screenings, discussions, curatorial interventions and more …

Curatorial School

Cultural theorist and critic Mieke Bal and art centre director Maria Lind, will be among the leading speakers in an intensive one-week curatorial programme in Valletta, from the 1st to the 6th September.

The Valletta 2018 Foundation is organising this Curatorial School as part of the Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA), in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity and with the support of the Faculty of Education, University of Malta.

“VIVA, and particularly the Curatorial School, is a strong and important step towards developing the creative sector and especially the visual arts which have not been given the necessary attention over the past years,” said Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman, Jason Micallef. “The Valletta International Visual Arts Festival is a high calibre example of the direction the Maltese creative sector will be taking in the years to come”.

The Curatorial School programme is intended for practitioners and students in a variety of related areas including fine arts, art education, arts administration, curating and history of art. Participants in the course will follow a programme of lectures and will also be able to present their curatorial ideas or their own art-work for feedback from invited speakers.

The theme for this first edition of the Curatorial School is Curating: Politics, Publics, Pedagogies. It deals with power relations in displays, social practices in curating contemporary art, engaging audiences and methods of mediating contemporary art, alternative pedagogic models and different museum practices.

Curators in Residence

Maltese artists will have the opportunity to meet Dutch emerging curators Lennard Dost, Mare van Koningsveld and Suzanne Wallinga as part of VIVA the Valletta International Visual Arts festival.

The curators are in Malta from 24th August to 7th September, to conduct initial research on Maltese contemporary art, with the aim of proposing an exhibition involving Maltese and international artists in 2015. Maltese visual artists will have the opportunity to discuss their art practice and ideas and the possibility of including their work in the 2015 exhibition.

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Among VIVA’s co-organisers, take a look at V.18, the visionary presentation of Valletta as European Capital of Culture 2018. The Valletta 2018 vision aims to set in motion a process of culture-led regeneration of Valletta and its surrounding harbour area in which the whole Maltese archipelago can engage. It calls for new infrastructure for the cultural sector, both physical buildings and spaces and the training of human resources, as well as a truly virtual network to support 2018.

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Canon Foundation in Europe Fellowshipshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/canon-foundation-in-europe-fellowships/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=canon-foundation-in-europe-fellowships http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/canon-foundation-in-europe-fellowships/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:04:01 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=43091

Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers in all fields. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of...  Read More

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canon-foundation_programmesAnnually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers in all fields. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe.

The Fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. The Fellowships are awarded regardless of discipline and existing employment positions.

European nationals should have permanent citizenship in the country. Candidates are required to have obtained at least a Master’s degree within the previous ten years. Exceptional candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years prior to application will also be considered. Such candidates are required to provide further supporting information in their application.

Canon Fellows from Europe are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Japan. The same freedom is given to Japanese Canon Fellows coming to Europe. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution.

Applications can also be submitted by members of commercial, industrial, governmental or professional organisations.

Application procedure for Fellowships
The annual deadline for applications is September 15. Consideration of the applications takes several months. The Selection Committee’s final decisions are convened to the applicants before end December of that year. Therefore, the earliest possible date to begin the Fellowship is January 1 of the following year.

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A Journey Through Asian Art | new series airs on Australian TVhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/a-journey-through-asian-art-new-series-airs-on-australian-tv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-journey-through-asian-art-new-series-airs-on-australian-tv http://culture360.asef.org/news/a-journey-through-asian-art-new-series-airs-on-australian-tv/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:02:50 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=43428

ABC TV in Australia broadcasts a new series of short films exploring contemporary Asian art. In ‘A Journey Through Asian Art’, art historian Alison Carroll shows how Asian art...  Read More

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Asian-Art-1-5-DVD-cover-onlyABC TV in Australia broadcasts a new series of short films exploring contemporary Asian art. In ‘A Journey Through Asian Art’, art historian Alison Carroll shows how Asian art came out of a century scarred by national independence struggles and bolstered by emerging economies.

Contemporary art emerges in an Asia where new ideas clashed with traditional ways.

Join Alison as she travels in Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, China, the Philippines and Australia, talking with artists in their studios and visiting museums, exploring storerooms and vaults and viewing some of the key art works from the 20th century that shaped Asian art.

Watch the trailer for the first 5 episodes:

DVD Series I (5 episodes) is out now and a second series will follow shortly.

Learn more about the series and check out the educational resources developed for art teachers to accompany the series.

Read the review by Gina Fairley for ArtsHub of the series.

A Journey Through Asian Art was directed by Catherine Gough-Brady and is available from Snodger Media

The project was funded by Film Victoria, Asia Education Foundation and Seoul Film Commission

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IETM Sofia | autumn meeting & travel grantshttp://culture360.asef.org/event/ietm-sofia-autumn-meeting-travel-grants/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ietm-sofia-autumn-meeting-travel-grants http://culture360.asef.org/event/ietm-sofia-autumn-meeting-travel-grants/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:48:53 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=43685

IETM international network for contemporary performing arts is holding its autumn meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria 16-19 October. IETM Sofia is on the theme ‘Space for Change’. Some travel grants...  Read More

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IETM international network for contemporary performing arts is holding its autumn meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria 16-19 October. IETM Sofia is on the theme ‘Space for Change’. Some travel grants are available, both for IETM members and non-members.

Check below for the travel grants available – deadline for applications is 19 September.

Change is not about tomorrow, it’s about right now. We accepted the crisis as a part of reality, but today is a moment to look at it as a step to new opportunities, partnerships and solutions. How can we, as artists and cultural operators, inspire a more human, bright and vibrant future? Can we give our society the new patterns needed, new ideas and incentives? Do we need to rethink deeply our position in the social ecosystem?

In October 2014 IETM Plenary Meeting will gather performing artists and professionals from all around the world to address the vital issues of today and shape the strategies of tomorrow. New sustainable models in the cultural sector, measuring the impact of artistic practices, reinforcement of connections with the audiences, mobility of artists – these and other topics will be at the heart of the discussions. The meeting will also offer a unique opportunity to get to know the Bulgarian contemporary arts scene.

The location of the meeting in Sofia – a place, where the transition is a constant process, will encourage participants to create a space for exploring new possibilities and reflect on change as a way of strengthening and advancement.

There are two kinds of travel grants available for artists wishing to join the Autumn 2014 IETM meeting in Sofia (Bulgaria), 16-19 October:

1. Travel Grants Sofia 2014 in partnership with TEATROSKOP

TEATROSKOP is a project initiated in 2011 by the Institut français, the French Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs. Its aim is to boost exchanges between France and South-East European countries in the field of performing arts. After Athens and Montpellier, the IETM/TEATROSKOP travel grants are once again opened to arts professionals from South East Europe to help them cover some of their attendance costs to the meeting.

These grants are open to arts professionals and particularly representatives from venues and festivals from Albania, ARY Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. The grant is also open for the non-members of IETM.

2. IETM Travel Grants Sofia 2014

According to the decision of the Extraordinary General Assembly held in Vilnius in October 2009, IETM travel grants are intended for all IETM members whose annual turnover doesn’t exceed 100.000 euro, regardless the country where they are based.

READ INFORMATION ON TRAVEL GRANTS – Deadline (for both grants): 19 September

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Since 2010, ArtOxygen (ArtO2) has been organizing [en]counters, an international public art festival in Mumbai. A call for Indian artists, living and practising in India, for [en]counters Spaces in...  Read More

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Since 2010, ArtOxygen (ArtO2) has been organizing [en]counters, an international public art festival in Mumbai. A call for Indian artists, living and practising in India, for [en]counters Spaces in Transition 2015 festival, to address issues of transport and city mobility through art interventions.

By inviting artists to intervene in Mumbai’s public spaces, the [en]counters project explores issues which affect the city’s everyday life and which make it an extraordinary and unique place.

After investigating themes of identity, water, land, power and air in previous editions, the 2015 initiative is titled Spaces in Transition and will consider the issue of transportation and mobility in the city. Each day, over 14 million people move around on Mumbai’s public means of transportation. It is an outstanding amount of people, experiencing the city and relating to one another every day in a different way.

Scheduled between February to March 2015, the project is supported by Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.

GUIDELINES

We are looking for exciting, out-of-the-box works able to trigger a reaction from the audience by throwing different perspectives on the act of commuting and moving in the city, by questioning and challenging established norms.

We are not looking at permanent works to embellish public spaces, but rather temporary interventions able to prompt critical thinking.

We would like to include a variety of art forms: video works, performances, temporary installations, sculptures, interventions and guerrilla actions.

As our aim is to expand the knowledge and awareness of art practices in open spaces and in an Indian context, we will organize a series of outreach activities (seminars, conferences, and workshops with schools and art/architecture colleges).

This call is meant for artists of Indian origin living and practicing in India.

ArtO2 will be able to:

  • cover the production expenses incurred by the artist
  • pay an artist fee
  • cover travel and accommodation expenses for Indian artists not residing in Mumbai

Deadline for applications: 12 September 2014

Invited artists will be requested to prompt a reaction from audience-commuters on the following questions: how is Mumbai’s landscape perceived? How can trains, buses, cabs and rickshaws be turned into places for temporary sociability? And how can the suspended period between departure and destination become an occasion for critically re-think urban and public spaces?

About ArtOxygen – Founded in 2009, ArtOxygen (ArtO2) is a Mumbai-based art initiative curating and producing public art projects. Since 2010, ArtO2 organizes [en]counters, a public art festival dealing with issues affecting the everyday life of Mumbai. In May 2014, ArtO2 was invited to curate at Cattle Depot, Hong Kong, an exhibition of Indian and Chinese artists in collaboration with C&G ArtPartment. In September 2013, ArtO2 was invited to curate and organize the participation of Indian and international artists at the biennial Haein Art Project at Haeinsa Temple in South Korea.

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