Post Pandemic Provocateurs
Public Conversation on Learning/Education
SEPTEMBER 26/27, 2020
On behalf of the Post Pandemic Provocateurs (PPP) initiative we invite you to participate on September 26/27, 2020 in a special Public Conversation on the topic of Learning/Education.
Soh Yeong Roh (South Korea)
Fred Paulino (Brazil)
Adam Somlai-Fischer (Hungary)
Marcus Neustetter (South Africa/ Austria)
Jo Wei (China)
– will tell us about the current COVID 19 learning environment from they own local context.
They may not share disciplines, BUT they share the conviction that it is urgent to teach learning (beyond established curricula) such as eliminating racism and world?wide Xenophobia, but also how to learn to forget some social customs (e.g. handshakes) that help propagate COVID19.
PPP – Nina Czegledy, Roger Malina, Vania Negrete, Joel Slayton and Marcus Neustetter
The public conversation will be joined by a live participatory performance Whose Imaginary Future? by Marcus Neustetter and collaborators in South Africa with a call and response to one another from across space and within multiple artistic disciplines, supported by the imaginaryfutures.org <http://imaginaryfutures.org/> partners.
Saturday September 27 1:00 AM Moscow Time
which is the same time in:
Saturday September 26 17:00 Dallas, Texas US & Mexico City. Mexico
Saturday September 26 18:00 Toronto, Canada
Saturday September 26 19:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Sunday September 27 00:00 Budapest, Hungary & Johannesburg, South Africa
Sunday September 27 06:00 Beijing China
Sunday September 27 07:00 Seoul, South Korea
*Please note that for some in different time zones the date is extending to September 27
RSVP please: firstname.lastname@example.org
mailto:email@example.com> to receive the ZOOM link.
Since the 1980s, the Russian Museum has gratefully acknowledged the contribution of donors in new acquisitions exhibitions, annual reports and publications. However, the museum has never shown to the viewers the artworks donated from the moment of its foundation till the end of the twentieth century.
To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition is shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts (M. K. Tenisheva, D. N. Tolstoy, V. N. Argutinsky-Dolgorukov and many others), artists (I. E. Repin, V. A. Serov, I. I. Shishkin and others).
We are pleased to announce that the works «Garden of Malevich» (1992) by Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov, Alexey Kostroma and «Acrobatic Sketch» (2012) by Victoria Ilyushkina and Maria Popova became part of the exposition in the Marble Palace.
The Marble Palace exhibition includes works of 1960-1980s, the authors of which, as a rule, worked in the direction oppositional to official Soviet art. A significant section of the exhibition introduces masterpieces of Russian contemporary art of the late XX — early XXI century. These works reflect the nature of the Russian Museum contemporary art collection and give an idea of the principles of its formation. Most of the works, donated in recent years, are shown for the first time.
The open competition was announced in April 2020. Its purpose is to support Russian and international sound artists during the pandemic, and also to study the processes taking place in the art world under quarantine, to take a look at the work going on in self-organized home “workshops” all over the world.
Over 140 applications were received from 75 authors from Russia, France, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, India, the USA and Germany. All competition works are available online under the tag #oneononecyland on our SoundCloud channel. An album will be released, with the first part containing works from the competition short list, and the second featuring the work by the winner.
«We are eternally gratefully to the all sound artists who responded to our request to share the sound of their quarantine, their response to the pandemic, and simply the way that musicians are passing the time in these somewhat unusual conditions.
We examined 50 works in more detail, from which we painstakingly selected 80 minutes of material. We were very pleased to see that the participants used a wide spectrum of sound and took diverse approaches. We have completed work on compiling an album in two parts, the first part featuring 17 works by different authors, and the second containing a full sound statement, and we are ready to announce the winners!» — Sergey Komarov, curator
First place (500 USD)
Short List (Each nominee receives 100 USD)
Anastasia Koroleva, Russia — Dying Come Alive
Boris Shershenkov, Russia — FIY
Castle In Time Orchestra, Israel — Soundpainting From Home
Evgeny Khlopotov, Russia — 5.1m Distance Symphony
Evgeny Markov, Russia — Monatransient
Ludovic Finck, France — Re-Percussion
Helga Zinzyver, Ekaterina Shelganova, Alina Kugusheva — Poses of Waiting
Julia Giertz and William Rickman, Sweden — Bytebeat Bonfire
Marina Karpova, Ivan Belov, Russia — Inertia
Simon Cacheux, France — Elapsed Time
Tori Morgunova, Russia — Process Of Becoming
Ilia Belorukov, Russia — Dishwasher, take 1
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, India — Towards an Amicable End
Hans Tammen, USA — Between the Earth and Sky
Olga Kokcharova, Switzerland — Rear Window
Ilia Douganov, Russia — Mucik Boks (excerpt)
Over 130 applications were received for the open international competition from artists and groups from Brazil, Finland, Israel, France, Australia, the USA, the UK, Norway, Luxembourg, Argentina, Columbia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Russia and other countries.
Digital video works accepted for the competition ranged from web-based, generative art and GIF to augmented reality, VR, AI, 3D modeling and neural network art.
The open competition was announced by CYLAND media lab in April 2020. The projects that made the short and long list will be shown at Cyfest-13, which will be held in St Petersburg, Russia, in the first quarter of 2021.
Video program curator – Viсtoria Ilyushkina.
CYLAND Media Lab would like to announce and congratulate the winners that made the shortlist of the video competition.
shared between two applicants – 500 + 500 USD
Francesca Fini (Italy), /S)CONFINAMENTO — first chapter, 2020
Francesca Fini created the performance project /S)CONFINAMENTO to show the city of Rome where life came to a halt under quarantine, by broadcasting the signal from security cameras. In the silent emptiness, these short fleeting lives, these lonely adventures in the closed city are narrative elements of an antiutopian story. With the software she developed, the artist transforms the tiniest movements into a unique sound performance and graphic visualization, and returns this digital stream to the web.
Aristarkh Chernyshev (Russia), Dystopia #02, 2018
Dystopia #02 is a critical project about the radical shift of concepts of consumption and post-consumption in modern society. The anti-aesthetics of garbage dumps and eternal urban renovations enter our lives and become part of everyday reality. This creates a feeling of apocalyptic “eternal timelessness”.
Second prize — 500 USD
Boris Shershenkov (Russia), Etheroforming, 2020
VR documentation of an experiment to discover the human impact on the etheric force, continuing the experiments by Thomas Edison. Test generators of pure signals are transmitted to a channel that contains the imprint of a historical layer of media.
Third prize — 500 USD
Fay Heady (Japan), OTAKU BOI, 2019
Otaku Boi is the chaos of a gamer’s life who migrates between the real and virtual worlds, conveyed by a synthesis of performance, computer chiptune music, animation and scenography.
Special prize — 250 USD
TONOPTIK (Yuriy Tolstoguzov, Alex Inkov) (Russia), ZEN, 2019
In this work, the Tonoptik group develops the idea of Nam June Paik and his work “Zen for film” (1962). The artists studied emptiness using tools of minimalism, comparing the perfection of mathematical objects and the imperfection of their analogous 3-D generation and perception by humans.
The organizers of the XI Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award have published an online catalogue. It is available on the official website of the Sergey Kuryokhin Art Center. The electronic catalogue contains projects included in the long list of the Award, as well as videos, texts and detailed photo documentation.
“Every issue of the printed catalogue is timed with the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award-giving Ceremony. Printed catalogue fulfils important for Award team educational function: not only to present projects from the long-list, but to trace behind them a history of changing and becoming. Throughout more than a decade long history of the Award there were 10 printed issues of the catalogue — each and every one of them being a cut of emerging contemporary art, eagerly sought both by artist and professional audience.”
«The Lookout» festival curated by Elena Gubanova, CYLAND Media Art Lab artist and curator, was included in the long list of the Kuryokhin Award in the «Best curatorial project» category. Among the project participants were artists, curators, and engineers of CYLAND Media Art Lab — Anna Frants, Victoria Ilyushkina, Sergey Komarov & Alexey Grachev, Marina Alexeeva, Ivan Govorkov, Natalia Lyakh, Sid Iandovka, and others.
In addition to Elena Gubanova, this year’s nominees for the Kuryokhin Prize are CYLAND Media Art Lab artist Lyudmila Belova and participants of the Cyfest International Media Art Festival Alexandra Lerman, Vladimir Abikh, and Dmitry ::vtol:: Morozov.
Attend online in Zoom. Full information and link to attend: https://nownetarts.org/series
April 26, 2020 at 3:00pm-11:00pmEDT
Admission by donation
OptoSonic [UnLock] (BYOTea), a collaboration with NowNet Arts and Parrish Art Museum, is a community collaborative, audio-visual live improvisation network event featuring 70 live visual and live audio artists from around the world coming together over several time zones. Over the course of the 8 hours of the non-stop performance different clusters of several participating video/film and music/sound artists will perform simultaneously.
The event will take place on Zoom on the viewer’s computer screen. Visual and sonic performers will inhabit the digital environment with a wide variety of techniques, materials and instruments: from celluloid film and slides, lights, video software, puppet-like interventions with objects, movement, to audio synthesizers, laptop programs, electronic devices, acoustic instruments, and vocal approaches.
OptoSonic Tea: Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer
NowNet Arts: Sarah Weaver
Parrish Art Museum: Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects
Artists: Ximena Alarcon, Robert Appleton, Miah Artola, Alain Baumann, Kjell Bjorgeengen, Brian Chase, CHiKA, Yoshiko Chuma, Brandon Collwes, Michael Delia, Alexandra Dementieva, Antonio Della Marina, R. Luke DuBois, Michael Egger, Jorgen van Eijk, Bradley Eros, David First, Kit J. Fitzgerald, Asi Föcker, Lea Frohlicher, Richard Garet, Simon Grab, Andy Guhl, Glen Hall, Shelley Hirsch, Chris Jordan, Flo Kaufmann, Scott Kiernan, Carole Kim, John King, Floy Krouchi, Katherine Liberovskaya, David Linton, Jeanne Liotta, Lore Lixenberg, Luis Macias, Geoff Matters, Kenta Nagai, Dafna Naphtali, Andrew Neumann, Daniel Neumann, Phill Niblock, Nao Nishihara, Matthew Ostrowski, Marie Helene Parant, Andrea Parkins, Juan Parra, Anna Pasztor, Kurt Ralske, Bradford Reed, Scarlet Rivera, Diane Roblin, Rosa Sanchez, Ursula Scherrer, Peter Shapiro, Joseph Sledgianowski, Lisa Sokolov, Jacob Sokolov-Gonzalez, Hans Tammen, Laurenz Theinert, Keiko Uenishi, Silvia Villaba, Jane Wang, Beth Warshafsky, Sarah Weaver, Anne Wellmer, Sofy Yuditskaya, Mia Zabelka, Alessandra Zucchi.
Festival «The Lookout» by Elena Gubanova, CYLAND Media Art Lab artist and curator, was included in the long list of the Kuryokhin Prize in the category «Best curatorial project».
Festival of contemporary art «The Lookout» was held July 13-14, 2019 at the historical and cultural complex «Fort Constantine». The project was organized by the North-West branch of NCCA ROSIZO and presented to the public a series of original art objects that reflected «memory of the place». The festival included an extensive parallel program with video art screenings, musical performances and guided tours.
Among the project participants were artists, curators and engineers of CYLAND Media Art Lab — Anna Frants, Victoria Ilyushkina, Sergey Komarov and Alexey Grachev, Marina Alexeeva, Ivan Govorkov, Natalia Lyakh, Sid Iandovka and others.
In addition to Elena Gubanova, this year’s nominees for the Kuryokhin Prize are CYLAND Media Art Lab artist Lyudmila Belova and participants of the Cyfest International Media Art Festival Alexandra Lerman, Vladimir Abikh and Dmitry ::vtol:: Morozov.
The annual Sergei Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Prize was established in 2009 by the Sergei Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art. Its main task is to identify and support promising artists, curators and musicians, raising the status of Russian art and its integration into the international cultural environment.
The award ceremony for the winners of the 11th edition of the prize will be held on April 26 at Maltsevsky market. The ceremony is directed by Nikolai Komyagin, the leader of the «Shortparis» music band.
The prize will be awarded in 8 categories:
Grand Prix «Pop-Mechanics»
Best Visual Art Project
Best Media Object
Best Curatorial Project
Art in a public space
The best text about contemporary art
Honorary nomination “SKIF” (musical experimental project)
New category “Science Art Project”
The Cyfest International Media Art Festival was a recipient of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Prize 2018 in the «Best Festival of contemporary art» category.
We’re thrilled to announce Ellen Pearlman, who previously participated in CYFEST and led workshops with CYLAND MediaArtLab, was chosen among five other artists to participate in American Arts Incubator 2020.
American Arts Incubator 2020 artists: Rashin Fahandej, Santiago X, Wendy Levy, Lori Hepner, Gabriel Kaprielian, Ellen Pearlman.
These American artists will act as cultural envoys, using artistic collaboration to foster new relationships built upon common social values and the collective exploration of difference. They will travel abroad to collaborate with local communities in each exchange country during a month-long incubator, transferring skills in art, technology, and entrepreneurship. Through digital and new media art workshops, they will facilitate dialogue and explorations of a locally relevant social challenge. AAI provides small grants to participants who break into teams to prototype creative projects applying workshop skills to the challenge, and each exchange culminates in an open house that showcases the prototypes and solicits public feedback.
American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. AAI was created to support the collaboration of American artists and creative communities abroad to create impactful, community-driven public art projects that address local social and environmental challenges.
Danielle Siembieda, Director of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Leonardo (Leonardo/ISAST), writes in the Leonardo journal’s blog about the CYFEST-12 exhibition in Venice.
ID. ART:TECH EXHIBITION is dedicated to the ID as a phenomenon with wide scatter of meanings – from the term in psychoanalysis (id) to the document that certifies one’s identity (ID). We are interested in what ID represents in the world of people and things, what new meanings come to life when they interact and what this leads to.
From May 10 to June 28, 2019, in the space Ca’ Foscari Zattere Cultural Flow Zone in Venice, there was a show of works by the contemporary authors from Russia, Italy, Great Britain, USA, Belgium, France, Norway as well as artworks by the classics of the 20th century. Among the exhibit’s participants are the New York underground guru of sound art and renowned minimalist composer Phill Niblock, Russian artist Andrey Bartenev, artist and curator of the Central Asia Pavilion at the 55th Venetian Biennale Ayatgali Tuleubek, St. Petersburg artist, curator, winner of Sergei Kuryokhin Award and Innovation Prize Peter Belyi, distinguished Russian artist and founder of sots art Erik Bulatov and others.
Read the full story at https://www.leonardo.info/blog/2019/05/14/id-exhibition-at-la-biennale-di-venezia
Congrats to Vladimir Rannev who received the Golden Mask Award for his opera PROSE at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. The Awards Ceremony was held on 16 April at the Bolshoi Theatre, Historic Stage in Moscow.
The Golden Mask is a National Theatre Award established in 1993 for productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta, musical, and puppet theatre. Golden Mask is also an all-Russian Performing Arts Festival that takes place in Moscow in the spring of each year, presenting the most significant performances from all over Russia.
Vladimir Rannev, who previously participated in CYFEST’s WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE exhibition project, will present his recent work at an upcoming CYFEST-12:ID exhibition in Venice.