culture360.asef.org http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:42:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalists announced | vote nowhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/sovereign-asian-art-prize-finalists-announced-vote-now/ http://culture360.asef.org/news/sovereign-asian-art-prize-finalists-announced-vote-now/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:42:44 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=40822

The Sovereign Art Foundation in Hong Kong has announced the 30 finalists whose work has been selected from over 300 nominated entries for this year’s Sovereign Asian Art Prize,...  Read More

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The Sovereign Art Foundation in Hong Kong has announced the 30 finalists whose work has been selected from over 300 nominated entries for this year’s Sovereign Asian Art Prize, the tenth edition of the competition.

The 2013-14 finalists come from Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.  Many of the finalists have undertaken fine art studies and work in Europe and Australia. You can view the finalists here and vote for your favourite.

The Sovereign Asian Art Prize was initiated in 2003 when the Sovereign Art Foundation was established as a charity in Hong Kong.  The prestigious first prize of US$30,000 cash will be announced at the start of the finalists’ exhibition. The “Schoeni Prize”, named in memory of the foundation’s advisor Manfred Schoeni, is decided solely by public votes cast at the exhibition and through the Sovereign Art Foundation website. The prize carries a nominal award of US$1,000.

After the exhibition the works, other than the first prize which becomes the property of the Foundation, will be auctioned off by Christie’s at a charity dinner. 50% of the proceeds of each sale go to the artist and the other 50% goes to the Foundation to be applied to its charitable work.

Image: Jung Lee (Korea), The End, from the ‘Aporia’ Series

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Culture and Urban Space | call for texts and artistic projects for publicationhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/culture-and-urban-space-call-for-texts-and-artistic-projects-for-publication/ http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/culture-and-urban-space-call-for-texts-and-artistic-projects-for-publication/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:59:34 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=40828

  For the publication of issue #65 the digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Culture and Urban Space....  Read More

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For the publication of issue #65 the digital journal InterArtive will publish a special issue dedicated to diverse aspects of the current discussion about Culture and Urban Space. InterArtive invites theorists, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject to participate.

Which dynamics emerge within the urban space? How do they affect cultural production? What is the relation between political movements (online and on the streets) and artistic expression? What is the role of globalization within a political and artistic context? How are the existing hierarchies challenged by crisis and protest?

This call seeks to reflect on the political and cultural transformations that take place within the city, to highlight the links between the urban space and artistic production and to think about the concept of art and the city, within a global context.

Texts should be around 800 to 3000 words: see the Format Guidelines (pdf)

The works and art projects will be published in the form of Online Exhibition (images and short text): Format Guidelines (pdf)

Proposals should be submitted up until May 31, 2014

The 65th issue of Interartive will be published at the end of July 2014.

See website for more details of the subject scope on Culture and Urban Space

InterArtive is an open platform for dialogue that attempts to bring together different theoretical and practical fields of criticism and reflection on contemporary art and thought. Developed from an academic context in Barcelona, but emerging from a need to reach beyond it and to establish links with the artistic production, InterArtive functions as an online monthly journal and as a cultural association that carries out projects off-line.

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Paris | Photoquai residencies call 2014http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/paris-photoquai-residencies-call-2014/ http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/paris-photoquai-residencies-call-2014/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:41:11 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=40569

The musée du quai Branly in Paris announces an open call for Les Résidences de Photoquai, an artistic creation subsidy programme for photographers and visual artists, open to non-European contemporary...  Read More

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logo-residence-photoquai_01The musée du quai Branly in Paris announces an open call for Les Résidences de Photoquai, an artistic creation subsidy programme for photographers and visual artists, open to non-European contemporary artists (with a main focus on photography).  “Les Résidences de Photoquai” (Photoquai Residencies’) programme connects to the Photoquai photo biennial.

This call for applications concerns exclusively non-European artists, and non-North American artists, using the photographic image. The creation subsidy, in the amount of € 15,000, should allow the selected artist to successfully complete a specific project in line with his current research and production. This amount integrates both the artistic fees (author’s rights) and the general expenses due to the residency costs in the countries of the artist’s choice.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2014

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Focused on non-European contemporary creation, in particular in the plastic arts and photography from these four continents – Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas – the musée du quai Branly has implemented since 2008 an artistic creation subsidy program. Every year, this program gives one or several non-European contemporary artists the chance to submit a creative project related to the mission of the musée du quai Branly, “where cultures meet in dialogue”, and coherent with a personal aesthetic path.

The photographic works created so far all contribute to a testimony of a different outlook on the world. For the artists, it is an out-of-place residency that can take them closer or further: some stayed in their own countries, others came to Paris or travelled to wherever it was they had chosen to execute their project. For the audience, it is yet another occasion to discover a personal artistic work, whilst receiving news about contemporary creation in the countries where the collections of the musée du quai Branly originated.

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The project developed should be within the continuity of a personal artistic career. The “residency” does NOT consist of a long-term stay in Paris, unless the artistic project is anchored in France. The program’s aim is to show “elsewhere seen from elsewhere”. “Elsewhere” can consist of a theme, a country, a people, an artifact, or part of the musée du quai Branly’s collections.

The Residency’s primary interest should be photographic, beyond any documentary or ethnographic aspects.

Top image: from ‘Lost in Paradise’ series by Lek Kiatsirikajorn, Thailand, one of the 2012 Photoquai residency winners

Lower image: from a series by Evgenia Arbugaeva, Photoquai Biennial 201

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World Book and Copyright Day | 23 Aprilhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/world-book-and-copyright-day-23-april/ http://culture360.asef.org/event/world-book-and-copyright-day-23-april/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:16:09 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=40683

UNESCO designates 23 April as World Book and Copyright Day. By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property...  Read More

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UNESCO designates 23 April as World Book and Copyright Day. By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature, since 23 April 1616 was the date of death of Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. 23 April is also the date of birth or death of several other prominent authors.

In Asia, read about World Book Day 2013 celebrations in Cambodia and the Books for Asia programme. Hong Kong Public Libraries have organised a creative competition for World Book Day in 2014.

In Barcelona, April 23 is Sant Jordi’s Day, Catalunya’s version of Valentine’s day and is a one day festival of romance, roses and books all inspired by the legend of Saint George on 23rd April. There are bookstalls and book markets all over Barcelona on Sant Jordi’s day when, according to some traditions, women give gifts of books to men.

In the UK and Ireland, 23 April is World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading and books when passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. 20 books have been selected in 2014 and are given away free in libraries, bookshops and online.

So, check out what is happening in your country, city or village for World Book Day – maybe there’s still time to organise something yourself!

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Wochi Kochi magazine | on cross-cultural exchanges with Japanhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/wochi-kochi-magazine-on-cross-cultural-exchanges-with-japan/ http://culture360.asef.org/news/wochi-kochi-magazine-on-cross-cultural-exchanges-with-japan/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:05:31 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=40500

“Wochi Kochi Magazine” is a web magazine in English and Japanese offering stories and topics on cross-cultural exchanges between Japan and other countries. Wochikochi Magazine is produced by the...  Read More

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Wochi Kochi Magazine” is a web magazine in English and Japanese offering stories and topics on cross-cultural exchanges between Japan and other countries. Wochikochi Magazine is produced by the Japan Foundation and carries interviews, contributed articles and serialized stories written by experts in a variety of professional and academic fields on a special topic each month.

Among the most recent articles, you can read about:

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as well as reviews, interviews with up and coming artists and more …

The name “wochikochi” denotes places and times and expresses the desires to spread the Japanese language and culture overseas, deepen mutual understanding with other countries, and play a role as a cultural bridge that spans not only across countries but also among peoples. It derives its meaning from a word in the ancient Japanese “Yamato” language for “here and there” or “the future and the present“.

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Lisbon | InShadow – International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies | open callhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/lisbon-inshadow-international-festival-of-video-performance-and-technologies-open-call/ http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/lisbon-inshadow-international-festival-of-video-performance-and-technologies-open-call/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:10:24 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=40672

CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN for VIDEOS, PERFORMANCES AND INSTALLATIONS for the 6th InShadow – International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies, to be held in various venues in...  Read More

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CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN for VIDEOS, PERFORMANCES AND INSTALLATIONS for the 6th InShadow – International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies, to be held in various venues in Lisbon in December 2014.

DEADLINE: 30TH MAY

ELIGIBLE GENRES

a) Video Dance / the videos in competition run to 8 awards attributed by the Official Jury, Schools Jury, Vo’Arte Jury and Public. Entry form here.

b) Documentaries / the videos in competition run to an award attributed by the Documentary Jury. Entry form here.

c) Performance (solos) / Presented in alternative spaces in Lisbon. Entry form here.

d) Installations / Presented in alternative spaces in Lisbon. Entry form here.

SUBMISSIONS: Read the regulations thoroughly and complete the required application form/s.

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Bulgaria | Facade Video Festival 2014 | open callhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/bulgaria-facade-video-festival-2014-open-call/ http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/bulgaria-facade-video-festival-2014-open-call/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:33:14 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=40374

Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the fifth edition of Facade Video Festival that will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria...  Read More

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Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the fifth edition of Facade Video Festival that will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria between 18 and 20 September 2014.

Facade Video Festival is an annual video art exhibition where videos are projected onto the walls of houses both in the Old town of Plovdiv and in the neighborhoods. Facade Video Festival aims to create an interface between viewers and artists, between visual arts and the city. There are no restrictions concerning the theme.

ELIGIBILITY. Any author can participate with max. 3 videos. Videos submitted must belong to the category of video art. They should have been finalized after 1 January 2011, come in as a single-channel version and be copyright controlled by the artist.

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THE EVENT WILL BE JURIED. A jury will select 10 nominee videos to be presented in the official DVD of the Facade Video Festival 2014 and award the author of the best video with a one month residency in the Art Today lab during 2015 (to the total value of 1000 euro including travel costs, per diem and production costs) for creating a video art project which will be shown at the Facade Video Festival in 2015.

NOTIFICATION OF JURY RESULTS. Everyone who enters the festival can check the results uploaded on the festival’s website after 30 June 2014.

Images: from 2013 Plovdiv Facade Video Festival

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Focus + Indonesia | mobile artist residencies | slideshowhttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/focus-indonesia-mobile-artist-residencies-slideshow/ http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/focus-indonesia-mobile-artist-residencies-slideshow/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:03:36 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=40751

Focus + Indonesia is a series of mobile artist residencies that took place across Indonesia, in response to local community needs and in support of cultural education between Indonesia, Poland and Germany. This photo gallery captures some of the project's highlights in presence of Polish artists as well as Indonesian artists and youth groups.  Read More

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Focus + Indonesia is a series of mobile artist residencies that took place across Indonesia, in response to local community needs and in support of cultural education between Indonesia, Poland and Germany. It is one of the 2014 projects that were selected under Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Arts Network Asia (ANA) in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (TEH).

During this first phase, several events and workshop took place in Bali, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta. This photo gallery captures some of the project’s highlights in presence of Polish artists as well as Indonesian artists and youth groups.

More information at http://focusairproject.org/

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Korea dispatches international cultural exchange experts around the worldhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/korea-plans-to-dispatch-international-cultural-exchange-experts-round-the-world/ http://culture360.asef.org/news/korea-plans-to-dispatch-international-cultural-exchange-experts-round-the-world/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:10:36 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=40658

The “NEXT Project to Dispatch International Cultural Exchange Experts by Region” is a Korean government sponsored initiative designed to cultivate cultural exchange and develop resources in the emerging markets...  Read More

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The “NEXT Project to Dispatch International Cultural Exchange Experts by Region” is a Korean government sponsored initiative designed to cultivate cultural exchange and develop resources in the emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, excluding the already robust markets in Europe and North America.

An additional aim is to bolster the Korean Culture Centers’ (KCC) art and culture projects by reinforcing them with trained professionals. The KCC is a government organization, whose main function is to serve as the base from which Korean culture may be promoted, and to strengthen art and culture projects in regions that lack experts in those respective fields. The staff members it sends, may in turn, study the state of affairs in culture and the arts in such countries, and benefit from the opportunity to become regional specialists.

The staff members currently posted in the total of ten countries involved in the project stay in their positions for a period of four to ten months, during which they work as a manager for the Culture Center and research trends in the cultural scene of their countries. They coordinate events, festivals, and other programs affiliated with cultural spaces, and the results of their investigations will be shared externally through the online platform of the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS). Each of them were selected in a public contest held in July 2013 and fulfill KCC requirements of at least three-year experience of planning performance and visual arts.

Read more about Korea’s NEXT program

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Swansea, UK | call for sculpture proposals for new tidal energy projecthttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/swansea-uk-call-for-sculpture-proposals-for-new-tidal-energy-project/ http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/swansea-uk-call-for-sculpture-proposals-for-new-tidal-energy-project/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:13:27 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=40655

Open call for international artists to submit sculpture proposals for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay in South Wales, UK.  Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay will be the world’s first, purpose-built,...  Read More

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Open call for international artists to submit sculpture proposals for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay in South Wales, UK.  Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay will be the world’s first, purpose-built, tidal energy lagoon, capable of generating predictable, renewable electricity for over 120,000 homes for over 120 years.

A 16 km causeway, with tidal generators will be built out into Swansea Bay – creating a dynamic walkway complete with visitor centre, viewing platforms and sport and marine science stations.  A call open to artists worldwide for initial proposals for a major Sculpture to be sited in or on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

- The artworks should interact, in some way, with the ambitions and significance of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon.

- deadline is the 8th of May

- three proposals will be shortlisted

- shortlisted proposals receive a budget of £ 10.000 each to be further developed

- shortlist will be announced at Hay Festival (end of May)

Download pdf for the International Programme Call

NOTE: two other calls are also announced by the project which are open only to artists based in Wales or the Swansea area. Make sure you read the guidelines that relate to your application eligibility.

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