Una mostra e una serie di incontri pubblici sul tema 'Potere e arte contemporanea'. Una piattaforma di discussione dei progetti originati dalla collaborazione tra 7 citta' europee - da Berlino a Yerevan - e dal lavoro sviluppato in 7 relative istituzioni che si occupano d'arte contemporanea.
The project will take place during the 54th Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venice at the Sala Giochi – Collegio Armeno ‘Moorat Raphael’ (Dorsudoro, 2596 Venice), June 1- 5.
Seven partners from Armenia (ACSL), Bulgaria (Art Today Asossiation), Germany (Henrich Boll Stiftung Brandenburg), Germany (Rohkunstbau Marqguardt ), Georgia (GeoAIR), Moldova (K:SAK), Slovakia (SPACE Gallery) connected in the Atlantis network through transnational cultural exchanges and cooperation in the field of contemporary art. At the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice the network will present its work with the exhibition “Atlantis 11”. The exhibition is devoted to the theme “Power and contemporary art”.
“Atlantis 11” is a part of the project HEICO - Heritage, Identity and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices. The project promotes the cultural reflection of identity, the identity of the partner countries and their cultural and political heritage. With further workshops and conferences in the various countries of the Atlantis project network the exchange of curators and artists will be possible.
From 01 to 05 June the “Atlantis 11” exhibition will present various works and activities from the partner countries in the Collegio Armeno Moorat Raphael in the Palazzo Zenobio in Venice, thus presenting the work of the curators. From video installations to live performances and panel discussions, the theme of power and contemporary art will be scrutinized.
The German project partners are the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Brandenburg and Rohkunstbau. The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Brandenburg is an educational institution affiliated with the Green Party. The foundation organizes and promotes events of political and cultural education. Rohkunstbau has established itself over the past 17 years as an extraordinary exhibition and an art festival known for its site-specific contemporary art in Brandenburg.
Within the network, Bulgaria is represented by Art Today Association – Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv with the mission to present and document alternative and experimental forms of contemporary art. SPACE is a project situated in the Slovak Republic. It is a non-profit gallery, covering several independent projects focusing on presentation of contemporary art, residency programmes, public art projects and publication activities. ACSL – Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory is an independent, non-governmental organization in Armenia. It provides a stable platform for critical analysis, information exchange and interactive communication, which contributes to the development of contemporary art practices, residency programmes, and international exchanges. KSA:K – Center for Contemporary Art wants to contribute to the accreditation of the contemporary art practices in the Republic of Moldova by encouragement of the new forms of artistic and cultural expression. geoAIR from Tbilisi in Georgia organizes and supports international exchange projects with the goal of strengthening the Georgian and Caucasian art world, bringing together artists from different cultural backgrounds.
“Atlantis 11” is on exhibition in Venice in the Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael in the Palazzo Zenobio from 01 to 05 June and is opened daily from 10 to 18 o’clock. The opening will take place on 1st June at 19 o’clock. On 02 and 03 June there will be panel discussions with international participants at 19 o’clock.
Art Today Association, Emil Mirazchiev, firstname.lastname@example.org, T. +359 888529224; Jakob Racek email@example.com, T. +49 177 6722029
June 1 2011, 7 p.m.: Exhibition opening
Introduction of the HEICO-project and its partners
Presentation of “Missing Link” with Adel Idris and Denis Bartev (K:SAK, Moldova)
June 2 2011, 7 p.m.: Panel discussion “Good Governance? Bad Curating!”
Svetlana Kuyumdhzieva, Bulgaria, curator and initiator of bulgarianpavillion.org
Ruben Arevshatyan, Armenia, cultural critic, co-curator of Armenian pavilion
Adrienne Goehler, curator, Germany
Bogdan Ghiu, Romania, philosopher
Yvona Ferencova, Czech Republic
June 3 2011, 7 p.m.: Panel discussion “Geographies of Imagination”
Defne Ayas, USA, co-curator of the Blind Dates Project
David Quadro, Italy/ Switzerland, curator and director of ArtHub, Hong Kong, China
Philippine Hoegen, Netherlands, curator und co-operator at St.Joost Academy in Den Bosch, Netherlands
Archie Galentz, Armenia - Germany, artist, founder of the “Interior DAsein” in Wedding-Berlin
June 5 2011, 4 p.m.: “How to colonize a nation in 19 steps!”, Performative interaction with Karen Hakobyan and Harout Simonyan, USA-Armenia (ACSL, Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Armenia)
Palazzo Zenobio, Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael
Dorsoduro 2596, Venezia
Exhibition: 1 – 5 June 2011,
10 am – 6 pm