culture360.asef.org http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:05:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Denmark launches Cultural Season in Chinahttp://culture360.asef.org/news/denmark-launches-cultural-season-in-china/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=denmark-launches-cultural-season-in-china http://culture360.asef.org/news/denmark-launches-cultural-season-in-china/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:31 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44987

  Cultural exchange between Denmark and China will be intensified from the autumn of 2014 with a substantial cultural programme involving a number of major cultural stakeholders in both...  Read More

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Cultural exchange between Denmark and China will be intensified from the autumn of 2014 with a substantial cultural programme involving a number of major cultural stakeholders in both countries.  The cultural season includes exhibitions, concerts, film festivals, literary events, performing arts and theatre, design and architecture as well as special events dedicated to children and young people.

The Danish cultural season will kick off in China in September 2014, and the programme will run until July 2015. It will offer a great opportunity to strengthen the artistic and cultural ties between the two nations.

“Together, we can build long-term relationships for our cultural institutions and artists”, explains Danish Minister for Culture Marianne Jelved.

A wide range of Danish cultural institutions and stakeholders are actively participating in the cultural initiative including the National Gallery of Denmark, the Museums of South West Jutland, the National Museum of Denmark, the Viking Ship Museum, HEART, the Danish Dance Theatre, Granhøj Dance troupe and the Danish Film Institute. In addition, a list of Danish children and youth theatres and music groups will perform in China.

It is the largest single exposition to date of Danish art and culture in China – with a long-term strategy for establishing Danish-Chinese partnerships and collaboration that will leave a mark and have an impact on the future. The Danish Minister for Culture, Marianne Jelved, is expected to visit China in the autumn of 2014.

 

More information :

http://www.culturedenmark.com/zh-hans
http://www.kulturstyrelsen.dk/english/international-focus/projects/danish-cultural-season-in-china/

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Brussels | SZ-Day Shenzhen Design Award international exhibitionhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/brussels-sz-day-shenzhen-design-award-international-exhibition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brussels-sz-day-shenzhen-design-award-international-exhibition http://culture360.asef.org/event/brussels-sz-day-shenzhen-design-award-international-exhibition/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:57:39 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=44946

An exhibition featuring winners of the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZDAY) has opened in Brussels (10-30 October). Entitled Recovery: The Power of Design // SZ-DAY Shenzhen Design...  Read More

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An exhibition featuring winners of the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZDAY) has opened in Brussels (10-30 October). Entitled Recovery: The Power of Design // SZ-DAY Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents, the show consists of over 40 works by designers under 35 years from around the world.

Minister-Counselor Li Jianmin from Chinese Mission to EU, Jean-Francois Aguinaga, head of the unit in charge of creative industries at the European Commission, Philippe Close, Alderman for Tourism, Staff and Finance for the City of Brussels and President of MAD Brussels, together with other guests attended the opening reception at MAD in Situ.

In association and cooperation with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (CCN), SZ-DAY Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents is co-organized by Shenzhen City of Design Promoting Office and Shenzhen Creative Culture Center. It is the first time the event has been organized outside Greater China. It aims at rewarding young and talented designers in creative cities around the world.

sz-day exhibitionThe award encouraged participants to submit works that have contributed to the enhancement of environmental sustainability, social and economic development and, above all, quality of life in cities.  The awards were open to entries from natives or residents of one of the UNESCO Creative Cities.

60 entrants, including professionals and students from 16 creative cities such as Berlin, Saint-Etienne, Montreal, Bologna, Dublin, entered the final judging process with more than 150 pieces of work.

Designated City of Design by UNESCO in 2008, Shenzhen is a young city with 14 million inhabitants and 4th largest economy of CHINA. It has over 6,000 companies and 100,000 men and women working in the design area, including graphic, industrial and product, fashion, architectural, etc.

“Having an exhibition like this in “the Capital of Europe” would definitely enhance the exchange and cooperation between EU and China”, says Ting Xu, the director of Shenzhen Creative Culture Center, the organizer of SZDAY.

Next year celebrates the 40th anniversary of EU-China diplomatic relationship. As both sides try to push the development of culture industries especially creative industries, more exchange and cooperative projects in this area are expected.

“there are plenty of rooms for both parties to enhance cultural exchanges and cooperation”, says Counselor Li on the reception.

Recovery : The Power of Design // SZ-DAY Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents

10-30 October in Brussels
@MAD IN SITU – MAD Brussels’ designers workshops
Rue Vautour, 4, 1000 Brussels – Annessens tram stop.

If you are a young designer, based in one of the UNESCO Creative Cities, keep an eye on the SZ-DAY Shenzhen Design Award website for announcement of call for entries in the first half of 2015.

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ODYSSEE 2015 | call for projectshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/odyssee-2015-call-for-projects/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=odyssee-2015-call-for-projects http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/odyssee-2015-call-for-projects/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:19:43 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=44909

The Odyssee 2015 artist-in-residency program in French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments is now open. Artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries outside France are invited to present residency...  Read More

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The Odyssee 2015 artist-in-residency program in French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments is now open. Artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries outside France are invited to present residency projects.

With the support of the French Ministry of culture and communication, the ACCR has been coordinating, the Odyssée artist-in-residency program. The program is aimed at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries other than France wanting to develop projects within French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments. More than 400 artists from over 50 different countries have taken part in the program, developing projects in different areas such as music, architecture, arts and crafts, visual arts, dramatic writing, novel writing, scriptwriting, animated film-making, photography and journalism.

The 2015 call for projects is aimed at artists, researchers and culture professionals coming from countries other than France. Applications from the following countries will be examined in priority:

− Algeria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar

− Afghanistan, Burma, China, Korea, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore

− Brazil, Haiti, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru

−Canada

Hungary and Poland and other countries members of the European Union since 2004

−Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

Applications for a residency period in the area of artistic and cultural projects must be in line with the artistic project of the selected French cultural center (see website for list).

  • Artists, researchers and culture professionals wanting to apply for a residency period in 2014 within a French Cultural Center, have to send their projects to the selected center, with one copy to the ACCR office, before November 22nd 2014
  • Applications for a residency period in the area of cultural management and networking are to be sent directly to the ACCR, before November 22nd 2014

Length of residence : 1 to 6 months

Deadline for applications: November 22 2014

For more information on how to apply please see website for full guidelines in French and English

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ASEF supports the 2nd Conference of the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education & Research | Singaporehttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-supports-the-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research-singapore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-supports-the-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research-singapore http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-supports-the-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research-singapore/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:54:49 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44962

As part of the new network Network As Learning Experience, supported by ASEF through the ASEF Creative Networks programme, the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER)is organising the conference New Voices, Current Perspectives: Arts Management, Policy and Development in Asia on 13-15 November 2014 at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.  Read More

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As part of the new network Network As Learning Experience, supported by ASEF through the ASEF Creative Networks programme, the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER) in partnership with the European Network of Cultural Administration Training  Centers (ENCATC) is organising the conference New Voices, Current Perspectives: Arts Management, Policy and Development in Asia – 2nd Conference of Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education & Research on 13-15 November 2014 at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.

The 2nd ANCER Conference aims to discuss the larger cultural identity frameworks connected with the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia region and challenges, visions, strategies, and decision-making in the field. Speakers and panels will involve interesting and intellectually provocative academics, public intellectuals and artists from Southeast Asia and beyond.

The conference will host a special session on Saturday 15 November on cultural collaborations and exchanges between Asia and Europe, organized in partnership with ASEF and ENCATC.

The event is supported by the programme ASEF Creative Networks.

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For more information on the programme and registration:

http://www.lasalle.edu.sg/events/new-voices-current-perspectives-arts-management-policy-and-development-in-asia-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research/  

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Peeppol Networkhttp://culture360.asef.org/organisation/peeppol-network/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=peeppol-network http://culture360.asef.org/organisation/peeppol-network/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:58:40 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=organisation&p=44955

Peeppol Network is a website builder and database for the contemporary performing arts community and its performances. Our members are able to build, design and publish websites in a...  Read More

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Peeppol Network is a website builder and database for the contemporary performing arts community and its performances. Our members are able to build, design and publish websites in a minutes to promote themselves or/and their projects.

Beside that, we want to support our member with funds by opening a competition of performance projects “The Crowdaward”

The goals are to give the tools to our members to promote themselves and to build a database that will allow our members and visitors free access to discover the performing arts community, their artists and their workd.

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Visible City 2015 | call for proposalshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/visible-city-2015-call-for-proposals/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=visible-city-2015-call-for-proposals http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/visible-city-2015-call-for-proposals/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:45:39 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=44929

Call for proposals for artistic scenarios, using new media/data visualisation/hybrid technology to intervene in / interact with cities across Europe and beyond for Visible City 2015. Today’s modern cities...  Read More

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Call for proposals for artistic scenarios, using new media/data visualisation/hybrid technology to intervene in / interact with cities across Europe and beyond for Visible City 2015.

Today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives. With the curatorial theme of InVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities we want to develop an awareness on the changes which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities.

Please submit your project proposal until 31 October, 2014 here

Introduction

In 1972 Italo Calvino wrote about his Invisible Cities a romantic love poem to the city, which has the variety and liveliness of overlapping stories and interdependences in it. Our today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives. These cities produce real-time urban data and introduce control mechanism. In a state of digitalisation, between surveillance and data collection, we look out for a tangible manifestation of immaterial structures.

Curatorial Theme

With the curatorial theme of InVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities we want to develop an awareness on the changes which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities.

The In/Visible City perspective aims to rethink the debate of visible versus invisible without falling in the trap of focusing on new gimmicks at the expense of content, where drones or QRcodes, VR, phone apps, GPS, Kinect, EEG interfaces, large urban displays, become the core of a discourse, which goes much further beyond its technological surface.

We call for artistic scenarios to visualise invisible, embedded ‘smart’ urban infrastructures and analyse their impact on the technological transformation of our society in a broad and public discourse. Open or hidden data should be provided a visible layer beyond the aesthetics of data visualisation. Different positions frame this discussion of our future cities within the urban challenges i.e. of climate change, energy consumption and transport systems. We want to approach the ‘In/Visible City’ through these three main questions:

Hybrid Cities: How can we read and interact with the urban space and which stories / processes are hidden within?
Digital Citizenship: How can citizen shape their digital urban environment and find new strategies for active / critical data collection processes and citizen’s engagement?
Translocal Connectivity: How can we act physically in one place but mentally / emotionally appear in a different place through interactive urban scenarios and various interfaces?

The aim is not to represent reality, but to make a transformative/critical proposal with the question: Beside enhancing and optimizing (Smart City), empowering and improving (‘open source urbanism’), do we also want to explore other approaches, maybe less “useful” but as meaningful; more poetic, narrative, contemplative or situationist? The call wants to encourage projects that reveal new levels of perception to an invisible layer of our nowadays cities.

Visible City 2015 will take place in Berlin, Brussels, Helsinki, Linz, Liverpool, Madrid, Marseille, Montreal and São Paulo and Zagreb. The Connecting Cities infrastructure to be considered by the artists for this Call for Proposals corresponds to the permanent and temporary urban media infrastructures of these cities (see www.connectingcities.net/infrastructure). Nevertheless we also welcome proposals directed to other partner cities of the Connecting Cities Network. We will forward these proposals to the partner cities who might then decide to join our 2015 Connecting Cities Events.

The Connecting Cities Network is initiated by Public Art Lab Berlin in cooperation with 23 international partners in 21 cities: Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz – Medialab-Prado Madrid – FACT Liverpool – Foundation Bauhaus Dessau – Videospread Marseille – Marseille – Provence 2013 – iMAL Brussels – Riga 2014 – BIS (Body Process Arts Association) Istanbul – FACT Liverpool – m-cult Helsinki – Media Architecture Institute Vienna – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb – University of Aarhus – MUTEK Montreal – Quartier des spectacles Montreal – verve cultural Sao Paulo – Federation Square Melbourne – xm:lab Saarbrücken – Media Arts Lab Sapporo – The Concourse Sydney – Etopia Centre for Art and Technology Zaragoza – 403 International Art Centre Wuhan

The Connecting Cities Network is supported by the Culture Programme 2007-13 of the European Union.

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EUNIC Global to launch Crossroads for Culture projecthttp://culture360.asef.org/news/eunic-global-to-launch-crossroads-for-culture-project/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eunic-global-to-launch-crossroads-for-culture-project http://culture360.asef.org/news/eunic-global-to-launch-crossroads-for-culture-project/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:21:28 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44023

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC Global) has been awarded EU funding from the European Commission Creative Europe Support to Networks Programme for the project EUNIC –...  Read More

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eunic-logo-110x150The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC Global) has been awarded EU funding from the European Commission Creative Europe Support to Networks Programme for the project EUNIC – Crossroads for Culture – Enhancing EU member states transnational and international cooperation.

The project is expected to last 3 years and will be launched in December 2014 in Brussels.

The Crossroads for Culture project aims to strengthen EUNIC’s capacity to become a partner of choice for the European Union in the field of European cultural relations. The overall purpose of strengthening the EUNIC network and building capacity of EUNIC members and external cultural players is to enhance European influence and attraction in Europe itself and in the rest of the world.

Within the framework of the project, EUNIC will engage in cultural policy research and analysis at both European and international levels and will actively participate in raising awareness of EU cultural policy developments and debates. The aim is to lay the foundations for a new approach to countries’ promotional activities, moving from traditional flag-waving to a more holistic approach that embraces interdependence. EUNIC will explore concrete ways in which countries can work more effectively for the global public interest, such as stimulating innovation, framing an agenda for multilateral cooperation, building a platform of practitioners and thinkers and improving efficiency through resource pooling.

EUNIC will also launch an internal EUNIC Academy with the purpose of improving skills and knowledge among network members through a series of training and EU Culture Management Fellowship directed towards external cultural operators both within Europe and outside. The Fellowship will provide participants with hands-on training and knowledge in European Cultural Relations Management and will help them to become agents of social change and development.

Thanks to the professionalisation of EUNIC Clusters based in over 90 locations on all continents EUNIC will contribute to the deepening of mutual dialogue and the cultural exchange with local civil society actors and cultural operators. EUNIC will facilitate EU external cultural relations and establish itself as an operational downstream body with wide expertise and access to local civil societies.

EUNIC Global is the international network of the European Union National Institutes for Culture. It creates effective partnerships between EU National Institutes for Culture and other cultural organisations aiming to improve dialogue and to strengthen cultural cooperation with civil societies in Europe and worldwide. More information on EUNIC

EUNIC members: Austria Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Flemish department of Foreign Affairs, Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Foundation Croatian House, Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus, Czech Centres, The Danish Cultural Institute, Estonian Institute, The Finish Cultural and Academic Institutes, Foundation Alliance Française, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institut Français, Goethe-Institut, ifa – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Balassi Institute, Culture Ireland, Società Dante Alighieri, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Italy, Latvian Institute, International Cultural Program Center, Lithuania, Dutch Culture, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Instituo Camões, Romanian Cultural Institute, Slovakian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenian Ministry of Culture, Instituto Cervantes, Swedish Institute, British Council

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Fiskars Village Artist in Residence 2015 | call for applicationshttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/fiskars-village-artist-in-residence-2015-call-for-applications/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fiskars-village-artist-in-residence-2015-call-for-applications http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/fiskars-village-artist-in-residence-2015-call-for-applications/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:10:19 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=44935

Fiskars Village, Finland annual call for applications for the Artist in Residence programme – open to a wide range of artists, researchers, producers in all disciplines for 1-2 month...  Read More

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Fiskars Village, Finland annual call for applications for the Artist in Residence programme – open to a wide range of artists, researchers, producers in all disciplines for 1-2 month residencies. As one of the oldest ironworks in Finland, international exchange and community engagement has always played a natural part in Fiskars Village.

Today the village hosts hundreds of Artisans, Designers and Artists forming a unique, vivid community of creative professionals. Formed in 1996, the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars’ arranges international, high-quality exhibitions in Fiskars all year-round presenting crafts, design and art.

The mission of Fiskars Village AiR is to stimulate the professional exchange and networking between creative professionals in Fiskars Village and overseas. The village surroundings is characterized by an exceptionally rich flora, many peaceful lakes and ample forests. Fiskars nature serves as an endless and accumulating source of inspiration for both local and visiting artists.

Fiskars AiR offers fully furnished apartments with private kitchen, bathroom and work space in a traditional Scandinavian-style house in the heart of Fiskars Village. The residency is mainly self directed with one-month summer periods for research and social networking and two-month winter periods for in depth research and production.

The residence is open to professionals from all creative businesses, nationalities and ages. This includes working craftspeople, designers, visual artists, architects, industrial designers, performing artists, composers, musicians, curators, producers, journalists, writers and researchers. We like to prioritize international guests however Finnish artists may be considered. Families and work groups are also welcome to apply. It is our wish that the visitor donates an art piece or product to the AiR collection at the end of his/her residency.

Artists/professionals are selected once a year on the basis of applications.

Application deadline for residencies 2015 is 31st October 2014.

Artists do not pay any rent for the residence apartment with work space. However, a monthly maintainance fee is required from all artists for the complete period of residence. The fee covers maintainence and hosting costs. Artists must finance their own travel to/from the village, her/his own food and other daily requirements, including working materials.

At selection, special attention is given to the applicants professional level and on the adequacy of the work in Fiskars Village. The selection is  made by an appointed advisory board consisting of 6 professionals within the creative bransches. The advisory board is appointed by the VP Fiskars corporation real estate and the board of the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars. For the year 2012 we received a total of 121 applications of which 14 were selected.

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Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker Prizehttp://culture360.asef.org/news/richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize http://culture360.asef.org/news/richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:59:45 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44899

Richard Flanagan has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  The Tasmanian-born author is the third Australian to win the...  Read More

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Richard Flanagan has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  The Tasmanian-born author is the third Australian to win the coveted prize which, for the first time in its 46-year history, is now expanded to include entries from writers of all nationalities, writing originally in English and published in the UK.

Flanagan joins an impressive literary canon of former winners including fellow Australians Thomas Kenneally (Schindler’s Ark, 1982) and Peter Carey (Oscar & Lucinda, 1988 and The True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001).

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is the sixth novel from Richard Flanagan, who is considered by many to be one of Australia’s finest novelists. It centres upon the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans in a Japanese POW camp on the now infamous Thailand-Burma railway. The Financial Times calls it ‘elegantly wrought, measured and without an ounce of melodrama… nothing short of a masterpiece.’

Named after a famous Japanese book by the haiku poet Basho, The Narrow Road to the Deep North is described by the 2014 judges as ‘a harrowing account of the cost of war to all who are caught up in it’. Questioning the meaning of heroism, the book explores what motivates acts of extreme cruelty and shows that perpetrators may be as much victims as those they abuse. Flanagan’s father, who died the day he finished The Narrow Road to the Deep North, was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway.

Richard Flanagan was announced as the 2014 winner by AC Grayling, Chair of judges, at an awards dinner at London’s Guildhall, which was broadcast live on the BBC News Channel. Flanagan was presented with a trophy from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and a £50,000 cheque from Emmanuel Roman, Chief Executive of Man Group. The investment management firm has sponsored the prize since 2002.

AC Grayling comments:

“The two great themes from the origin of literature are love and war: this is a magnificent novel of love and war. Written in prose of extraordinary elegance and force, it bridges East and West, past and present, with a story of guilt and heroism.”

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Yogyakarta | Equator Symposiumhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/yogyakarta-equator-symposium/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yogyakarta-equator-symposium http://culture360.asef.org/event/yogyakarta-equator-symposium/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:38:36 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=44894

The Equator Symposium is one of the main programs of Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation. The international forum takes place November 17-18 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on the theme: The One and...  Read More

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The Equator Symposium is one of the main programs of Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation. The international forum takes place November 17-18 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on the theme: The One and The Many: Ethical and Aesthetic Practices in Our 21st Century Democracy

Registration is open (until 31 October). Indonesian citizens may apply for fellowships to attend (till 24 October).

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  • 17 – 18 November, 2014
  • At Gedung Lengkung, Postgradute Faculty of the Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Equator Symposium is an international forum intended as an arena for the meeting of experts, theorists, practitioners and researchers from various disciplines. This is an event for sharing information and knowledge, exchanging thinking and opinions in an effort to build critical understandings of contemporary visual arts practice in its connection to social, cultural and political dynamics in the equatorial region.

Check out the programme for Equator Symposium 2014

The Equator Symposium 2014 attempts to reveal the ecosystems within groups of many people (artists groups, hobby-based communities, business groups, etc.) in the organisation of their places (whether in the city, village, neighbourhood, state or between all of these). Examining encounters, both physical and virtual, and how these encounters are then disseminated to more people, is the first step in our efforts to reveal the ecosystems of these groups.

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