28 April 2008

Not so Gullible

Nike takes the flak


Experimenta Playground

EXPERIMENTA PLAYGROUND :: Free media art exhibition

Escape into Experimenta Playground, an exhibition of artworks that beg to be touched and invite your interaction.

Experience a digital media playground of interactive artworks, video installations, short films and extreme art on screen by over 30 Australian and international artists. Experimenta Playground is a free exhibition that promises an unforgettable experience.
Performance Space and Experimenta invite you to experience contemporary art like never before!

Please join us for the launch and opening night party
Wednesday 7 May, 6 - 8pm

Dates: 8 May – 7 June 2008
Open: Wed – Sat, 12noon – 8pm
Free. All welcome.

Venue: CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh

Please visit the website for a map and directions.

You can see images of the artworks and descriptions on the Experimenta Playground national tour site;

Experimenta - where creativity and technology meet


Experimenta Playground will be touring nationally in 2008/2009.
Please visit our website for dates and venues; http://www.experimenta.org/playground-touring/


About Catfight
Posted on May 7th, 2007 at 7:59 pm by admin

Catfight is an all female graffmagazine that shows all aspects of graffiti. Since our foundation in april 2005, we aim to publish our magazine 3 times per year to show you the best and most recent works.

Want to send your pics, or do you have any questions?
Mail us: bitchesincontrol at hotmail dot com

Catfight is made by all the contributors that send in their photos, artworks and stories.
The editor does not take any responsibility of the photos and texts that are displayed in the magazine. Images of Catfight Magazine may not be used in other media without permission of the editor. Prints of Catfight Magazine may not be used for commercial purposes.

Where to get/buy Catfight
You can only get the magazine here, on our site. You are welcome to download it (and print it yourself ). Selling printed copies of the downloaded magazine is prohibited.
Only Catfight #06 is for sale, and not available for download.



For this year’s annual graffiti radio special, “Put the Needle on the Record” host Billy Jam will present an all female graffiti artist panel discussion with talented & respected graffiti artists Lady Pink, Muck, Toofly, and Dona - all of whom are collaborators in a current installation at the Bronx Museum titled “Activism Is Never Done.” Joining in the all-women graffiti artist discussion will be Karla Murray photo-journalist & co-author of the graffiti books “Burning New York” and “Broken Windows.

April 4, 2008: Annual WFMU Graf Special: Graffiti Women feat. Lady Pink, Muck, & Toofly + photojournalist Karla Murray | See the playlist | Listen (RealAudio) | Listen (MP3 - 128K) | Pop‑up player!

pictures here

17 April 2008

Economies of the Commons - de balie

Economies of the Commons

Strategies for Sustainable Access and Creative Reuse of Images and Sounds Online

International Working Conference
Amsterdam & Hilversum 10, 11 & 12 April 2008

This dossier documents and brings together background materials for the international conference Economies of the Commons. This public working conference and its side programs address the remarkable cultural, educational and societal significance of the new types of audiovisual commons resources that are currently being created on the internet. Sustainable public access and enhanced opportunities for creative reuse of these resources are the particular focus of this conference and this web dossier.


Stencil Festival Unplugged - Melbourne

Stencil Festival Unplugged exhibition

After an extensive regional & interstate tour the stencil festival exhibition returns to Melbourne for a final show. On rotating display will be all works which have previously not been shown in Melbourne - and some which have. This is the final chance to take you pick from the massive 2007 catalogue including works by up-coming and established stencil artists from Australia, USA, France, Germany, Hongkong and Brazil.

18 April - 4 May
opening this Friday, 18 April 6 pm
Famous When Dead Gallery
207 Victoria St, Melbourne 3003 (melway B2 A11)

Up-coming exhibition:
8 - 25 May, opening Friday, 9 May, 6pm

An exhibition of limited edition prints and framed originals. Including works by Banksy (UK), Beastman (Syd), Btoy (SP), Fafi (FR), Andy Harwood (Bris), Kenji Nakayama (USA), Kid Zoom (Perth), Killpixie (Syd), Mephisto Jones (NZ), Pure Evil (UK), Ralf Kempken (Melb), Reka (Melb) and Ape Seven (Syd).

For other news or up-dates visit the gallery website.

All the best

PinXit JD
email: info@pinxit.com.au
images: flickr.com
web: http://www.pinXit.com.au

Nancy Spero - De Appel

De Appel presents:

Nancy Spero “Spero Speaks”
Exhibition and publication

Guestcurator: Roel Arkesteijn
19 April 2008 – 22 June 2008.

Opening Friday 18 April, from 6 pm onwards

Nancy Spero (Cleveland, Ohio, 1926) ranks as one of the most important artists of her generation. To mark the release of the unique publication “Codex Spero. Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950 -2008” compiled by curator Roel Arkesteijn (Scheveningen, 1974), de Appel will host a solo exhibition by this prominent American artist on the first floor of its premises. The exhibition includes exemplary works from different phases of Spero’s lengthy artistic career: from her acerbic anti-Vietnam protests from the second half of the 1960s, via her text- orientated, feminist indictments of the 1970s, up to the exuberant, meters- long images that have occupied her since the beginning of the 1980s, in which she brings together representations of women from different times and cultures. “Codex Spero.Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950 -2008” (20x27cm, integral binding, 192 pages), a co-production between de Appel and Roma Publications, is on sale in de Appel or on order via www.orderromapublications.org. Also on sale: the poster “Nancy Spero’s Alphabet of Hieroglyphs”.

Paul Sietsema "Three Films"

Curator: Ann Demeester (BE/NL)
19 April - 25 May 2008. Opening Friday 18 April, from 6 pm onwards

The American artist Paul Sietsema (Los Angeles, 1968) made his name during the last decade with a small but sophisticated body of cinematic work comprising three 16mm films; a modest production, but rich in content and exceptionally multi-layered. For Sietsema's first one-man exhibition in Europe the films - "Untitled (Beautiful Place)", "Empire" and the just completed "Figure 3" - are now being shown together for the first time on the second floor of de Appel.
Sietsema's projects have involved complex research processes rather than 'pure' films. Over a lengthy period - generally three to four years - Sietsema produces drawings, collages, objects and spaces, sketches and notes. These eventually culminate in the realisation of atmospheric 16mm films in which he creates daring connections between different historical periods and artistic movements. Sietsema takes as his point of departure here the cinematic ideas of avant-garde filmmakers from the 1920s. Sietsema's work focuses on the conditioned nature of the human gaze and the idea that historical knowledge is relative since it is rooted in (subjective) perception, in 'the eye of the beholder'. The complex triangular relationship between the notions of (photographic) reproduction, 'remake' and representation plays a prominent role in all his projects. Work by Sietsema is also currently on show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (until 22 June 2008) and the 5th edition of the Berlin Biennial (until 15 June).

Guided tours of the exhibitions by curators Roel Arkesteijn and Ann Demeester: Friday May 2 at 6pm and Sunday May 25 at 5pm. Reservation required via reservation@deappel.nl.

And in The Shadow Cabinet:
"Master Humphrey's Clock" : phase II

19 April — 25 May 2008. Opening Friday 18 April, from 6 pm onwards

A fixed part of the auxiliary programme of de Appel is The Shadow Cabinet. 'Emerging' curators and past and present students of the Curatorial Programme (CP), which de Appel has been running since 1994, occupy the former directors office. The Shadowcabinet has been chosen by the Curatorial Programme 07/08* as one of the venues of "Master Humphrey's Clock"; a project that explores the many intersections between circulation and storytelling.
On Friday April 18, the Shadow Cabinet reopens with works by (a.o.) Nick Mangan (AU/DE), Sandy Plotnikoff (CA), Radim Peško and Louis Lüthi (NL). The exhibition in the Shadow Cabinet is one of the entry points to the upcoming exhibition that opens on Sunday 11 May, 3pm (until 8 June, 2008) in various locations in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, including Het Gebouw, a pavilion by artist Stanley Brouwn and architect Bertus Mulder.

*Yulia Aksenova, Jesse Birch, Sarah Farrar, Inti Guerrero and Virginija Januskeviciute

For further information see www.masterhumphreysclock.nl.

For more information please contact Hiske Zomer: hzomer@deappel.nl or see our website www.deappel.nl.

Gorilli Concept Store

And hello to all.

Good things come to those who wait. Proudly we announce:
The Gorilli Concept Store is OPEN.
We are still working on some last things but everybody is welcome to come & see !!!
Official opening party will be announced soon.

For more information check: www.gorilli.com or conceptstore.gorilli.com.

See you soon ...

Gorilli Concept Store
Oppert 298
3011 HV Rotterdam
The Netherlands

DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008


proudly presents
NewMediaFest2007 - http://2007.newmediafest.org
DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
festival, exhibition & symposion - Valencia/Spain
17 April - 10 May 2008

16 April 2008

April 2008 - Subject Index 1

Print Australia
March 2008 Subject Index
Site News
Professional practice
Obsession 4 Fashion Show
Umbrella Roadshow - Rotterdam

Henrik Boegh
PrintFest 2008 Annual Print Fair
The London Original Print Fair
Friedhard Kiekeben - Non-toxic printmaking
Mark Andrew Webber
non-toxic printmaking - Gent
2008 Southern Graphics Council Conference
Chinese Printmaking - London
Six Ply - Megalo Canberra
American Prints - British Museum
Politically committed poster art

Wilson HTM National Art Prize
Dream Amsterdam 2008
Obsession 4 Fashion Show
(Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam
Romantic night in de Appel.
Sydney - exhibitions
Animations / Fictions - Bucharest
MuKHA - Antwerp
Wendy Murray
Cai Guo-Qiang - NY
KRAZY! - Vancouver
artbrussels 2008
Stencil Festival Unplugged exhibition
Nancy Spero - De Appel
Amsterdam Jordaan Quarter - video

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)
Polish Women Photographers of the 20th Century
fierce pussy

CODEX Foundation Symposium 2007
Illuminated manuscripts - Melbourne
KultureFlash - London
Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book
Medieval Imagination - video

Arts Law Week - Sydney & Melbourne
Professional practice
Digital art and curating
Economies of the Commons - de balie
Not so Gullible
Gregor Schneider - die for art?
Western Round Table on Modern Art - USA 1949

Aliza Shvarts - miscarraige art?

Creative Australia

party time
movie - Bomb the system
Dog Star
monkey magic

Laser 3.14 & Jimmy Rage
PinXit April Newsletter
Graffiti Archaeology
paste it up - basel
michelangelo: graffiti artist
The Gorilli Concept Store

New media
Oron Catts - waag lecture
Robots, Artists and Scientists - ANAT

Experimenta Playground
DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008

15 April 2008

artbrussels 2008

artbrussels 2008
Friday 18 - Monday 21 April 2008

Daily from 11am to 7pm
Preview and Vernissage on
Thursday 17 April (by invitation only)
Finissage on Monday 21 April, from 11am to 10pm

Venue: Brussels Expo – Hall 1 & 3
Place de Belgique 1 – 1020 Brussels


Internationally renowned for its innovative profile, artbrussels brings together participants of 24 different nationalities. This year the Belgian galleries represent 24 percent, in other words 42 galleries. There are also 29 galleries from France, 21 from Germany, 12 from the United Kingdom and 11 from the US. For the US and the United Kingdom this is a sharp increase in comparison to the previous editions of the fair.

Artbrussels is divided into three specific zones. The ‘Art Galleries’ zone consists entirely of established galleries (122), ‘Young Talent’ is aimed at young galleries (42), and ‘First Call’ groups young galleries taking part in the fair for the very first time (14). The number of participating galleries and artists is consciously limited to guarantee the quality of what is on offer and to show a coherent presentation.

List of Galleries

1/9 unosunove
Roma | AD Gallery Athens | Adamski Aachen | ADN Galeria Barcelona | Alice Brussels | Amaro Lisboa | Apartment Athens | Arquebuse Geneva | Art Agents Hamburg | Bischoff/Weiss London | Cortes Lisboa | Cortex Athletico Bordeaux | De Bruijne Amsterdam | De March Milano | Dependance Brussels | Desimpel Brussels | F A Projects London | Figge Von Rosen Cologne | Lynch New York | Gazon Rouge Athens | Grimm München | Groeflin Maag Zürich | Hauff Stuttgart | Hustinx Liège | Klemm's Berlin | Levy Brussels | Low Mertens Berlin | Metis_NL Amsterdam | Milliken Stockholm | Mitterrand + Sanz Zürich | Mogadishni Valby | Motive Amsterdam | Low Gstaad |Parker's Box Brooklyn | Rokeby London | Salon 94 New York | Scharmann Cologne | Skuc Ljubljana | Sutton Lane London | The Agency London | Vilma Gold London | Wentrup Berlin | Zwart Huis Knokke Gstaad |

Saturday, April 19, 5pm
Ephemeral Fringes
Moderated by Filip Luyckx (artistic director Sint-Lukas Galerie). Panel members : Adam Budak (Curator Kunsthaus, Graz and Manifesta 7), Charlotte Laubard (director CAPC Contemporary art museum Bordeaux), Paco Barragan (curator and art critic) and Rainer Ganahl (artist and participant of “Ephemeral Fringes”).

Saturday, April 19, 3pm
Brussels Biennal
Moderated by Barbara Vanderlinden (director Brussels Biennial) . Panel members: Bart De Baere (director MuKHA, Antwerp), Charles Asche (director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Maria Hlavajova (director BAK, Utrecht), Paul Willemsen (director Argos, Brussels).

Saturday, April 19, 11:30 - 13:30
Holy Fire: Exhibiting and Collecting New Media Art
Moderated by Patrick Lichty (USA). Panel members: Alexei Shulgin (RU), Olia Lialina (RU/DE), Steve Sacks (bitforms, New York), Wolf Lieser (DAM, Berlin), Stéphane Manguet (Numeriscausa, Paris), Philippe Van Cauteren (SMAK, BE), Domenico Quaranta (Milano) and Yves Bernard (Brussels).

paste it up - basel


Hey Fellas

Short Facts in english:

We are planning to do an european chamionship with cut outs from (Maybe) YOU! The whole event wil be held during the european soccer championship in Basel. We invite all cut out artists from europe to send us their work and participate in the contest to win the trophy.

We are an assosiation located in Basel, Switzerland with a co-assosiation in Amsterdam, Netherlands, that aims to support the idea of streetart and urban art. We try to open the eyes of the public for this kind of art and hope to improve its acceptance.

The work You send in will be shown at an exhibition in the Sommercasino, Basel. The location is situatet in the heart of Basel and nearby the soccer stadium. Therefore we hope to get a lot of attention from locasl as well as tourists. The visitors vote over the winner while they are at the exhibition.

Deppending on the funds we can raise we plan to have an exhibiton for 9 days. 3 Days of exhibition are guarantied though!

During the exhibition we will have live Graffiti Paintings and free Workshops.

Your Work will be placed in the exhibition inside of the building. The location will have an urban decoration so that the cut out and paste ups look like they are placed somewhere in the street.

So if u are interested in participating you are very welcome to send your work to us. We will inform everybody about the exact date as soon as possible.

Feeel free to comment or mail us for further questions.


Contest rules

Able receive the award of the European Championship will be all artists from europe. Showing your work at the exhibiton is open for everyone from all over the world, since we also try to show a broad spectre of this kind of streetart.

The award will be for paste ups and cut outs only. If you send us stickers or other kind of streetart, we will place it within the exhibition but it won't be able to win anything (but sympathy ^^).

Pleas send us your finished peace of work. This way the visitors will get a picture of your work that represents it the best. We also try to get a "street" feeling at the exhibition with pasted up cut outs and not just to have a picture gallery.

Please no ilegal or racist content...

Please tkae note, that we won't be able to send back your stuff. we will keep it and either place it somewhere in the streets of switzerland or keep it for future exhibitions.

if someone wants to buy a piece of art we inform the artist and he then deceides over the price and the conditions.

14 April 2008

movie - Bomb the system

Fiction, not documentary

A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad. He even attracts major media and gallery attention for his tags. Also part of Blest's crew are Buk 50 and his younger brother Lune, whose arrest and beating by the NYPD causes the crew to wage a full-on graffiti war against the city. As they fight with their spray cans and their tags, Blest meets a political activist, Alexandra. Soon after, Blest's relationship with Buk 50 and the crew fragments as Blest ponders his position in life.

Graffiti-Bomb the system part 1/10

13 April 2008

michelangelo: graffiti artist

"From his work on the church, Michelangelo knew about the cave-like space under the New Sacristy apse in San Lorenzo. When Papal and imperial troops stormed the fallen Florentine republic in 1530, the artist asked the church prior to let him hide there. Michelangelo was on the run -- charged with treason and ordered to be assassinated by the new Medici mayor of Florence -- because of his work on fortifications for the Republic of Florence.

Overcome by boredom during the six-weeks spent in refuge, the 55-year old Michelangelo used charcoal to draw on the walls. His mind though, was still on work -- in addition to a a self portrait and some caricatures he did preliminary drawings for the Sistine Chapel and statues for the New Sacristy. These doodles would prove helpful in the future -- Pope Clement granted him pardon on the condition the artist agreed to complete the Medici chapel. "


12 April 2008

Dog Star

Dogstar Trailer

Its on the BBC in english and on dutch tv in dutch.

monkey magic


Monkey used to have a cult following in Australia.

Here's an entire episode. Watch for the cloud tag in part two.

Born from an egg on a mountain top
The punkiest monkey that ever popped
He knew every magic trick under the sun
To tease the Gods
And everyone and have some fun

Monkey magic, Monkey magic

08 April 2008

March 2008 subject index

Print Australia
february 2008 subject index
Lyrebyrd - How to join
Paper Research
Gosford Fringe Festival 1997
Gosford Fringe Festival 1998
Artspace 1998
'Junin Toiro' - 1999
Print Australia 1999 - 2003
Lyrebyrd 1999 - 2008
New Year Card Exchange 2000 -2007
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #2 - SSNW03
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #3 - SSNW04
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #4 - Miniprint 2006
Lyrebyrd Miniature Print Exchange #5 - miniprint 2007

Adelaide Fringe 2004
Nature Print Exchange 2004
Non-Toxic Exchange 2005
Severn - Rockpool
Curator for One Day Oct 2007
Curator for One Day Nov 2007
UmbrellART - Studio One Feb 2008
Kopen & Lopen Kunstwinkel - 2008

Manga Mania - Frankfurt
Two in One - Miniprint Exhibition
This is not a print show - Wagga Wagga

Printed - NGA
Afterall - Spring issue

Fabbing - Berlin
Millais at the Van Gogh Museum
My Street, My City
Pinakothek der Moderne, München
George Baselitz
Jonathan Meese
Gosia Wlodarczak
Archibald 2008
Naked in the Church
Katie Holten
Machine for Living Colour - MOMA
Colour Chart - MOMA
Moran Prizes 2008
Art Machines Machine Art - Basel
ArtExpress 2008
Reka One - Sydney
KochxBos Gallery
A CERTAIN MESS - de Brakke Grond
Unwired - Go Gallery
SIT - Amsterdam

'If I Can't Dance...' - review
Internationale vrouwendag

Kroonjuwelen - Amsterdam Graffiti Film

Henxs Graffiti Shop
Joram Roukes
Laser 3.14 & Jimmy Rage
Graffiti Creator
no graffiti - no website

New Media
Urban Typography
Lo-Tech VJ workshop
Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst

Lyrebyrd - How to join
Arts law week - sydney

Second Life
an expert's tour of second life

Gaming Politics
Machine for Living Colour - MOMA
Colour Chart - MOMA

Born from Pain - "The New Hate"

07 April 2008


Dream Amsterdam 2008:
6 - 21 June

A co-production by Dream Amsterdam and Forma Arts and Media



After Spencer Tunick in 2007, the renowned composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda (Japan 1966) will create art projects for DREAM AMSTERDAM. Ikeda’s hypnotic work plays with human perception through installations, performances, live concerts, recordings and album releases. His work has been exhibited and presented worldwide, including Tate Modern / Queen Elizabeth Hall (London) and Centre Pompidou / Museum of Modern Art (Paris). He has won important prizes, including the Ars Electronica Golden Nica (2001). Ikeda’s commission for Dream Amsterdam Foundation presents his first large-scale artworks for public spaces and marks a new direction in his artistic career.

DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008 is realized in collaboration with UK arts production company Forma and takes place within the frame of the Holland Festival. The OPENING EVENT on June 6, is realized in collaboration with Paradiso. Forma represents Ryoji Ikeda worldwide to produce and tour his work.

The dream of Ryoji Ikeda
For DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008, Ikeda will use pure light as the material for his interventions in various secret locations across Amsterdam. Intensely bright light installations will appear mysteriously, connecting a constellation of points across the cityscape. The energy used for the light installations is generated from sustainable, recycled resources. The site-specific art projects can be viewed from June 6 until June 21, 2008 in the evening hours. A detailed map with the locations and a route can be found from June 6 at http://www.dreamamsterdam.nl


The DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008 - OPENING EVENT is on Friday, June 6 in Paradiso from 20:30 pm with a special live concert and performance by Ryoji Ikeda and an amazing line up of other international guest artists and dj’s. Tickets for the whole programme are on sale through Paradiso and Ticketservice from March 15.

SILENT NIGHT Saturday June 7
On June 7, the SILENT NIGHT event presents a unique opportunity to experience the city as never before: Amsterdam switches off her lights. The darkness maximizes the contrast with the bright light of Ikeda’s installations spread over the city. Ryoji Ikeda and Dream Amsterdam Foundation invite residents of Amsterdam and visitors to actively participate in the SILENT NIGHT event and help contribute to the realization of Ikeda’s Dream, promising to deliver an extraordinary transformation of the city of Amsterdam for one night only.

For participation in the SILENT NIGHT event, please sign up at: http://www.dreamamsterdam.nl

OPEN-AIR EVENT Saturday June 21
On midsummer’s night, June 21, Dream Amsterdam Foundation organizes a free open-air event at the site of one of the installations. Here, the audience can be part of a powerful new audio work by Ikeda, which will involve the participation of individual listeners.

Notification and info
For notification of the secret locations and more information on DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008, watch the website http://www.dreamamsterdam.nl closely!

06 April 2008

Obsession 4 Fashion Show

Umbrella Roadshow - Obsession 4 Fashion Show

The umbrella roadshow hits the catwalk for the Obsession 4 Fashion Show in Rotterdam.

Sunday 18th May 2008


05 April 2008


INFAMY is an intense journey into the dangerous lives and obsessed minds of six of America's most prolific graffiti artists. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Doug Pray ("Hype!" and "Scratch") who teamed up with writer, publisher, and graffiti guru Roger Gastman, the movie takes you deep into the world of street legends SABER,TOOMER, JASE, CLAW, EARSNOT, and ENEM.

With brutal honesty, humor and charisma, these artists reveal why they are willing to risk everything to spray paint their cities with tags, throwups, and full-color murals. You'll also meet Joe "THE GRAFFITI GUERRILLA" Connolly, a notorious "buffer" who paints out graffiti on his neighborhood's walls with a vengeance matched only by those who vandalized them. From the streets of the South Bronx to the solitude of a San Francisco tunnel, from high atop a Hollywood billboard to North Philadelphia for a lesson in "Philly-style tags," from the Mexican border to a Cleveland train yard, INFAMY doesn't analyze or glorify graffiti... it takes you there, and brings it to life. (more)



WED 09 – SAT 12 APRIL, 2008
Vlaams Cultuurhuis
de Brakke Grond, Nes 45 Amsterdam

In Victorian times British gentlemen met in select clubs to discuss the new world. Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond welcomes you into its very own English Club, offering you the most striking developments in the world of the new media. In this fourth edition THE FUTURE will be explored.

Besides a standard programme of interesting symposiums, challenging debates and illustrated lectures with experts as guests there will be ample room for films and futuristic brainstorming in Victorian Circus IV. As the cherry on the cake Brakke Grond gives the Dutch preview of the documentary/film Technocalyps by Frank Theys.

You can visit the whole festival by buying a VC PAS of € 8. It can be obtained at the booking office of de Brakke Grond. For a couple of the events it is advisable to make reservations via
020 626 68 66.

Download het complete programma in het Nederlands

Download the complete programme in English


A Romantic Night in de Appel

Until April 6 you can come and see the exposition "To Burn Oneself to Oneself: the Romantic Damage Show" in de Appel.

This exhibition is set up as an investigation into, and a plea for, the Romantic stance of the artist.

For more information about the exhibition see www.deappel.nl.

On Sunday April 6 at 3 pm. curator Mark Kremer will give a guided tour. Reservation required at reservation@deappel.nl

In collaboration with the cultural datingsite of Mediamatic (www.mediamatic.net/dating) and Gastarbeider Dating (www.mediamatic.net/gastarbeider), curated by Irina Birger & Katja Sokolova, de Appel organises a Romantic night in de Appel.

One of the first successful couples artists Irina Birger and Serge Onnen who have met during Russian Brides Week (www.mediamatic.net/russianbrides) a part of Gastarbeider Dating in Mediamatic, will spend the night in de Appel on the last day (April 6). During this Romantic night they will have the whole exhibition for themselves.

(Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam.

Urban symbiosis of contemporary art

You are cordially invited for the (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam.

This imaginary museum engenders the parallel program of Art Amsterdam. The editions in 2006 and 2007 proved a success and again this year the floor plan of the Museum is the entire city. The halls are made up by prominent Amsterdam-based art institutes, like de Appel Arts Centre, De Ateliers, Foam, Kunstvlaai A.P.I., SMART Project Space, Stedelijk Museum CS and W139. Art Amsterdam is where the beat is.

Visitors are provided with a free passe-partout, a go-as-you-please ticket that gives access to all ‘halls’ of the (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam.

Each individual institute realises an extra programme that shows work by artists who are represented by galleries at Art Amsterdam, ephemeral installations, guided tours and video programmes.

The extended ‘Temporary Museum Guide’ gives detailed program information and a critical context with articles by among others Ann Demeester and Anneke Oele.

The (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam starts with a sparkling Opening Party at SMART Project Space, directly after the opening of Art Amsterdam on 7th of May. The exhibition ‘Field Work – part I’ on the perception of the landscape is open.

At Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam the German galery Marion Scharmann presents work of the young photographer Martina Sauter (1974). Sauter researches the ambivalent relationship between film and photography.

At the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Lucas Lenglet continues a series of installations exploring the ambiguity of ‘the architecture of safety’. This given is worked out by Lenglet in a stricktly personal idiom of sculptures, architectural settings and photography.

Huis Marseille shows an overview of the work of the artist and photographer Edwin Zwakman.

For more information visit the (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam terrace at Art Amsterdam.


Sydney - exhibitions

Kids Today

- Semi Permanent '08 group show

(Kill Pixie, Trent Burgar Whitehead, Numskull, WeBuyYourKids, Mark Drew, Joseph Allen plus many more).

opening night Friday, 7.30pm
April 4th (- 9th)

MTV Gallery, 4-16 Yurong St, Darlinghurst.


Refluent Hours

New Photographs by Benjamin Ali Ong

opening night Thursday 6pm
April 3rd (- 22nd)

Blender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth St, Paddington.

laser 3.14 - treehouse

a reminder

"Hunger & Work in a Savage Tribe"

Laser 3.14 & Jimmy Rage

April 4th till April 27 2008 in ABC Treehouse Gallery

Opening Sunday April 6th: 16:00 -- 18:00



laser group on FLICKR

PinXit April Newsletter

Famous When Dead Gallery has opened its doors last month. Here a brief overview what's coming up and some dates you might want to add to your calendar.

Firstly a reminder about the public forum this Sunday.

City of Melbourne and Cultural Development Network invite to a public discussion about graffiti in the city, its place in urban culture and its regulation by local government.

Panelists include Cr David Wilson, artist Ghostpatrol, Andy MacDonald, director of Citylights Projects, Fiona McLeod from the Hardware Precinct Residents Association and Alison Young, Uni Melbourne, who was responsible for drafting City of Melbourne's Graffiti Policy. This should be an interesting discussion.

This Sunday, 6 April, 3.30 - 5 pm
Famous When Dead Gallery
207 Victoria St, West Melbourne
Melway 2B A11, Tram 57 Stop 9

The forum is in context to the Union Lane Street Art project exhibition LEGAL ENOUGH which is currently being shown at the gallery. Check it out, or visit the lane itself:
UNION LANE, between Bourke St Mall and Lt Collins St
Info and video about the project, which we finished in December last year, can be found here.

Chinese contemporary artist Xiao Jie Wang presents abstract oil paintings from his Traces of Life series. Something different. Not be missed.

8 - 13 April 2008
Opening Tuesday, 8 April 6 pm
Famous When Dead Gallery
Tue - Thu 11 - 6, Fri 11 - 7
Sat & Sun 10 - 3
or by appointment: g allery@famouswhendead.com.au

After an extensive regional & interstate tour last year the stencil festival exhibition is returning back to Melbourne. On rotating display will be all works which have previously not been shown in Melbourne - and some which have. This is the final chance to take you pick from the massive 2007 catalogue before the artwork will be returned to the artists.
18 April - 4 May, opening Friday, 18 April 6 pm

An exhibition of limited edition prints and framed originals by some of the most well known street and stencil artists around the world including Banksy (UK), Btoy (SP), Fafi (FR), Kenji Nakayama (USA), Kid Zoom (Perth), Killpixie (Syd), Mephisto Jones (NZ), Pure Evil (UK), Reka (Melb) and Sheperd Fairey (USA). More to be announced
8 - 25 May, opening Friday, 9 May, 6pm

For other news or up-dates visit the gallery website.

CU in the gallery, all the best

PinXit JD
email: info@pinxit.com.au
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web: http://www.pinXit.com.au

Museum Weekend

On the 5th and 6th of April 2008 the annual museumweekend takes place. This year’s theme is ‘the art of truth’. Museums in the Netherlands invite everyone to come and see how confusing ‘real’ can be and how many different truths surrounding a painting or object can be ‘true’.

Foam puts the focus on the exhibitions of Tyran Simon and Daniel & Geo Fuch. The search for truth in both exhibitions fits the theme of this museumweekend perfectly.

During the museumweekend the entrance to FOAM is free.

For more information concerning the museumweekend:

Speaking of "the art of truth" ...t
here is no English language information. Only Dutch speakers are invited. This is standard Amsterdam procedure to restrict limited resources to native residents only. Keeps the tourists out.

The museums are free this weekend, they will be very busy.

Amsterdam Museums participating

A number of galleries have satellite events.

03 April 2008

Oron Catts - waag lecture

Artist, researcher and curator Oron Catts will give a lecture on Sunday April 20th, 16.00 hrs at the Theatrum Anatomicum.
As co-founder and director of SymbioticA, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia, his artistic and scientific works all concentrate on wet biology and life sciences. He is in the Netherlands on invitation of the Centre for Society and Genomics.

See further:

Lezing Oron Catts
Kunstenaar, wetenschapper en curator Oron Catts zal een lezing geven over de 'ethiek van weefselcultures en kunst' op zondag 20 april om 16.00 uur in het Theatrum Anatomicum van de Waag in Amsterdam.

Als medeoprichter en hoofd van SymbioticA, School of Anatomy & Human Biology aan de Universiteit van West-Australië heeft de overgrote meerderheid van Catts’ artistieke en wetenschappelijke productie te maken met zogenaamde natte biologie en life sciences. Hij is in Nederland op uitnodiging van het Centre for Society and Genomics.

De lezing gaat over aspecten van de geschiedenis van de fragmentatie van het menselijk lichaam aan de hand van een beschouwing over weefseltechnologie vanuit medisch, utilitair en artistiek perspectief.

Het Tissue Culture & Art Project vormt het uitgangspunt voor een aantal ethische en ontologische vragen en zorgen voortkomend uit het toenemende gebruik van levend materiaal in hedendaagse weefselcultures.

15.30 Deuren open
16.00 Introductie door Prof. Rob Zwijnenberg, The Arts & Genomics Centre (Tagc), Universiteit Leiden
16.05 Lezing Oron Catts - ‘The Ethics of Tissue Culture & Art’
16.45 Discussie, voorgezeten door Prof. Rob Zwijnenberg
17.30 Conclusie

Oron Catts (1967) is kunstenaar, wetenschapper en curator, medeoprichter en hoofd van SymbioticA, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, Universiteit van West-Australië. SymbioticA is een artistiek laboratorium gewijd aan onderzoek naar en kritiek op life sciences, dat het mogelijk maakt voor kunstenaars zich bezig te houden met de praktijk van de natte biologie en biologisch laboratoriumonderzoek. SymbioticA won in 2007 de Prix Ars Electronika Golden Nica in Hybrid Art. Oron Catts exposeerde eigen werk en dat van SymbioticA internationaal, ondermeer in MoMa, New York; Ars Electronika, Lintz; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Tate Modern, London. Hij was als onderzoeker verbonden aan Harvard Medical School en werkt momenteel binnen het EMA programma van Stanford University aan een kunst en biologie initiatief.

De Lezing van Oron Catts bij Waag Society wordt mogelijk gemaakt door The Centre for Society and Genomics en The Arts & Genomics Centre van de Universiteit van Leiden.

Vrije toegang. Het aantal plaatsen is beperkt. Reserveren: info@artsgenomics.org

Live webcast te volgen via www.killertv.nl


In English

‘The Ethics of Tissue Culture & Art’ – Lecture Oron Catts, April 20, 16.00 hrs (CET+1), Waag Society, Amsterdam
Artist, researcher and curator Oron Catts will give a lecture on Sunday April 20th, 16.00 (CET+1) at the Theatrum Anatomicum of Waag Society in Amsterdam.

As co-founder and director of SymbioticA, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia, his artistic and scientific works all concentrate on wet biology and life sciences. He is in the Netherlands on invitation of the Centre for Society and Genomics.

Catts’ talk at Waag Society covers some aspects of the history of the fragmentation of the body through tissue technologies from medical, utilitarian and artistic perspectives. It will use the work of the Tissue Culture & Art Project as a departure point for dealing with a range of ethical and ontological concerns rising from the growing use of living fragments in contemporary cultures.

15.30 Doors open
16.00 Introduction by Prof. Rob Zwijnenberg, The Arts & Genomics Centre (tagc), Leiden University
16.05 Public lecture Oron Catts - ‘The ethics of Tissue Culture & Art’
16.45 Discussion, chaired by Prof. Rob Zwijnenberg
17.30 Closure & drinks

01 April 2008

Robots, Artists and Scientists - ANAT

**Us & them & them: Robots, Artists and Scientists**

The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) is pleased to
announce the next discussion on the Synapse elist which, throughout
2008, is investigating the leading-edge of art and science research

The April discussion will concern robotics and artists' engagement with
the field. As well as surveying contemporary projects, the
conversation will focus on the ramifications of artists working
alongside scientists on robotics, now and into the future.

Discussion Guests;

KIRSTY BOYLE is an artist whose passion for robots has led her to
travel the world, working with like-minded puppeteers, animators and
roboticists. Her work examines robots as subjects of culture with
particular emphasis on how we experience and personalise our
interactions with them. She is currently artist in residence and guest
researcher at the AI Lab, University of Zurich, where she is working on
girlton, a robot combining artificial intelligence with traditional
automata. www.anat.org.au/blog/boyle/

PAUL BROWN is an artist and writer who has specialised in art, science
and technology since the late 1960s. His work has shown at the TATE,
Victoria & Albert and ICA in the UK; ARCO in Spain and the Venice
Biennale as well as being represented in public, corporate and private
collections internationally. He is currently a visiting professor at
the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of
Sussex, where he is working on a project to evolve robots that can
draw. www.paul-brown.com

SHUHEI MIYASHITA is a scientist who grew up in Tokyo and Tsukuba
Science City, Japan. He holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical and
Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Computational Intelligence and
Systems Science. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich, where he is working on
self-assembly robots in order to explore the extent to which artifacts
can be used to represent life-like behaviours. http://shuhei.net/

LEONEL MOURA is an artist who works with robotics and artificial
intelligence in order to produce "Artificial Creativity". He created
his first swarm of autonomous painting robots - able to produce
original artworks based on emergent behaviour - in 2003. Since then he
has produced increasingly autonomous and sophisticated 'artbots',
including RAP (Robotic Action Painter, 2006) created for permanent
exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

DOUGLAS REPETTO is an artist and teacher. His work, including
sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is
presented internationally. He is the founder of a number of
art/community-oriented groups including dorkbot: people doing strange
things with electricity, ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, organism:
making art with living systems, and the music-dsp mailing list and
website. He is currently Director of Research at the Columbia
University Computer Music Center, NYC. http://artbots.org/

MARI VELONAKI is a media artist who engages spectators with digital and
robotic 'characters' in interplays stimulated by sensory-triggered
interfaces (speech 1995, touch 1997, breath 1998, electrostatic charge
2000, vision system 2000, light 2003, robotics 2003). With Dr David
Rye, she co-founded the Centre for Social Robotics at the Australian
Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney and is currently an
Australia Council Visual Arts Fellow.

To subscribe to the elist visit:http://www.synapse.net.au/ and select
'Discussion List'

Graffiti Archaeology

Graffiti Archaeology is a website about how graffiti-covered walls change over time. It's a timelapse collage of photos of certain walls, taken over a span of months or years.

This group is a place for people to submit photos for use in this project, and discuss what's in them. If you have photos you'd like to add, please join the group!

We're mainly interested in places that get covered with layers of new artwork over time. Free walls, hall-of-fame type spots, etc. are ideal. But any wall that looks like it has some history is a good candidate.