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“Stories for a more-than-human world” is a group exhibition with a series of talks and tours. The invited positions for the exhibition range from sculptures, drawings and video, to installations with electronics or living bio-matter. The main selection criteria was that the works emphasize a non-anthropocentric viewpoint and critically or playfully investigate understandings of being human, being machine, being hybrid in a present where the impact of technology – be it on the environment or on our own bodies – is ubiquitous.
The theme of the event is a reaction to recent discussions between humanities and natural sciences about new approaches to thinking about, looking at, working with, and being inside nature. It draws references from fields of posthuman theory, new materialism, cybernetics and science and technology studies.

Artists & speakers:
Christian Faubel & Wolfgang Spahn, Benjamin Grosser, Désirée Förster, ℌEXOℜℭℑSMOS, Bianca Kennedy & Felix Kraus, reiner maria matysik, Margherita Pevere, Alexandra R. Toland.

Opening 5. July 19:00
Talks 6. July 17:00+, Film-Screening 20:15

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge*
*Herzbergstr. 79, Haus 29

More info here: www.morethanhuman.info

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Guided Tour by Dr. Markus Heidingsfelder, Assistant Professor, Communication and Design at Habib University, through the German part of Outsiders: Geniale Dilletanten.

The guided tour takes place on Friday 23rd of April, from 3pm-4pm. The exhibition is open from 11am to 5 pm (except for Sundays) until 30th of April.
 
The Goethe-Institut Pakistan, in collaboration with Amin Gulgee Gallery is thrilled to present Outsiders, a curated event series that showcases the intense flurry of cultural activity that was the ‘Brilliant Dilletantes’ (or Geniale Dilletanten) subculture in 1980s Berlin and across Germany, curated by Mathilde Weh and Leonhard Emmerling.
 
It is an international touring exhibition which is accompanied by live performances, film screenings and panel discussions in featuring revered artists and experimental musicians. Since the early 1980s particularly Berlin has been a magnet and inspiration for international artists such as Nick Cave, The Necks, David Bowie, and Brian Eno.
 
Geniale Dilletanten was the term used to announce a concert held in Berlin’s Tempodrom in 1981. The deliberately misspelled title has become synonymous with an era of artistic upheaval in Germany that brought the country’s edgy artistic scene international recognition. Exploding from its roots in German art schools, punk rock and Dada, the movement represented a radical departure from the mainstream, marked by cross-genre experimentation, the use of new electronic equipment, and adopting German rather than English as language. It portrays seven key experimental bands – Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Tödliche Doris, Der Plan, Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.), Palais Schaumburg, Ornament und Verbrechen, and Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) – as well as visual artists, filmmakers and designers from West and East Germany. The exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of the 1980s German subculture to date, incorporating a rich array of video and photographic material, interview films, audio samples, magazines, posters and other artefacts capturing the bold and daring scene, exploring the simultaneous rapid and rebellious developments in art, film, fashion and design.
 
The Pakistani counterpart is curated by Amin Gulgee, Zarmeene Shah and Zeerak Ahmed. Posed as a response to the German exhibition, the Pakistani segment explores notions of sub/counter-culture in the country, investigating myriad forms of this from the 1970s to present day. By no means a definitive survey, the exhibition in fact attempts to prompt a series of questions that investigate the idea of counter culture in the Pakistani.
 
What can you expect (take your time to explore the exhibition):
 
Photos, posters, vinyl covers, texts and songs from the early 80s.
A wealth of audiovisual content including audio tracks on iPads by all the seven featured bands.
Films about these bands:
•           Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft/ D.A.F. (20:24)
•           Ornament und Verbrechen (06:41)
•           Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle/ F.S.K. (24:16)
•           Der Plan (22:00)
•           Palais Schaumburg (14:58)
A film about subcultures in the GDR (German Democratic Republic): Memories of a Happening/ Spuren des Performativen – Intermedia I in Coswig 1985. A film by Thomas Claus (45:00)
Interviewfilm 1 and 2 (23:23/48:56) with eyewitnesses and musicians from the time
A selection of experimental art films, curated by Florian Wüst (60:00)
A film on fashion and art (55:26)
 
For registration please contact Zoya Ahmed: Zoya.Ahmed@goethe.de
 
Address:
Amin Gulgee Gallery, ST-2A, Clifton Block 3, Karachi (next to South City Hospital)
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FLORIAN MEISENBERG
The Taste of Metal in Water

and

KELLY AKASHI
Shadow Film

unnamed                                   Kelly Akashi, Shadow Film, 2017

March 17 – April 14, 2018
Opening Tomorrow: Saturday, March 17, 7 – 10 pm

For more information, please contact info@ghebaly.com.

www.ghebaly.com    |   2245 E Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021   |   info@ghebaly.com

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The Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee will be hosting Roppongi Art Night 2017 for 2 days on September 30 (Sat) and October 1 (Sun), 2017. This year’s Roppongi Art Night 2017 will be featuring art and performance from around the world, including many from Asia, proposing a new creative form of ‘matsuri (festival). Its theme is ‘Mirai no Matsuri’ (festivals of the future), and Roppongi Art Night is excited in welcoming Photographer and Film Director Mika Ninagawa as the main artist.

In addition, Roppongi Art Night will be launching the ‘Southeast Asia Project’ in which artists from Southeast Asia as well as Japanese artists will work together with the Roppongi community and its people to create and present art.

Overview of Roppongi Art Night 2017

Official Title Roppongi Art Night 2017
Overview Roppongi Art Night is a one-night celebration of art staged in the district of Roppongi. The event proposes a pioneering model for urban development as well as a lifestyle that celebrates the enjoyment of art in our everyday lives. Presenting modern art, design, music, film, and performances, Roppongi Art Night offers a surreal, extraordinary experience. Launched in March 2009, the event is growing every year.
Time and Date September 30(Sat) 10:00- October 1(Sun)18:00, 2017
<Core Times> September 30(Sat) 17:27(Sunset) – October 1(Sun) 05:36(Sunrise)
*Core times is the period with the highest concentration of events with many performances and workshops held.
Venues Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi Shopping District, other cooperating facilities and public spaces in the Roppongi area.
Admission Free (however, fee is required for certain programs and museum events)
Organizers Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Minato City, Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee [The National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Mori Art Museum, Mori Building, Roppongi Shopping District Association]

http://www.roppongiartnight.com/2017/english/

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OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS: FILM TALENTS – VOICES FROM PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN

ABOUT THE PROGRAM FOR FILM TALENTS – VOICES FROM PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN:

What? The Prince Claus Fund and Goethe-Institut have collaborated to set up an Open Call for Proposals for the programme “Film Talents – Voices from Pakistan and Afghanistan”. We would like to offer young emerging filmmakers in Pakistan and Afghanistan the opportunity to take part in a mentorship programme for filmmakers through a series of five workshops to take place in 2017 and 2018 in the region.

Who for? This Call is open to final-year film, multimedia and art students and recent graduates in these fields who are willing to commit to participating. Applicants must be nationals of and reside in Afghanistan and/or Pakistan. Selected grantees are not restricted in theme or format (feature or documentary film). However, priority will be given to themes of untold stories, that make unheard voices from Pakistan and Afghanistan heard, for national and international audiences.

Selected participants will be provided support for accommodation and travel from Afghanistan and other cities in Pakistan for the workshops in Karachi. The programme will also cover production costs for short film projects by the selected filmmakers. These projects will be further developed with each filmmaker, under mentorship provided at the workshops. A jury composed of regional and international professionals will choose the successful applicants on the basis of their quality[1], innovation, the relevance of their proposal for the social context of their countries and the expected impact their proposed project could have.
At the end of the programme the successful participants will be supported in making an application to the Berlinale Talents, IDFA and/or similar festivals.

Who by? The Workshop will be conducted by the Goethe-­Institut Karachi, the Prince Claus Fund and award winning Berlin-based filmmaker Till Passow in collaboration with Goethe-­Institut Kabul and a number of mentors, partners and trainers from Pakistan and Afghanistan[2]. They will train the filmmakers on capacities in developing a film project, screenwriting, implementation of the idea, producing a trailer and pitching and presenting their project[3]. The programme focuses on enhancing the career opportunities for young filmmakers both locally and internationally.

When?  The workshops will take place in Karachi in September and December 2017 and throughout 2018. Each workshop is two weeks long.

TIMELINE OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

Deadline to send in application: 13th of August 2017 at midnight AFT or PKT.
Possible dates for the first workshop:  04/09-17/09
Second workshop: 11/12-22/12 (tbd)
All Applicants will be contacted by mid- August 2017 by email with an answer on their application.

Why? The Film Talents – Voices from Pakistan and Afghanistan programme is intended to support the professional development and creative production skills of young film makers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Prince Claus Fund and Goethe-Institut firmly believe that young film makers from the region can foster understanding of their local communities both locally and internationally. This collaboration between the Institut and the Fund is designed to help young filmmakers tackle the challenges they face and to bridge a gap between formal education in film and media in Pakistan and Afghanistan and actual production in the field. Through mentoring, this programme will also help young filmmakers develop storytelling methods to engage with audiences and the insights needed to break through to international festivals. In today’s world, documentary research and film offer both tools and platforms to connect people through stories. Among the demographically young populations of Pakistan and Afghanistan there is great potential for talent in creative production to address the social issues they see locally. Both countries are home to very diverse communities. There is a pressing need for young people in this region to become aware of the positive possibilities of a diversity of narratives as well as the potential for a wider (international) impact.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Eligible Candidates
Eligible candidates are individuals working in the field of filmmaking who are based in Afghanistan and Pakistan and who are nationals of the respective country. Applicants must have a proven track record connected to film making either through education and/or trainings.

Eligible Expenses
The collaboration will cover costs of participation and accommodation during the 5 workshops of the program.

Place and Duration
The five workshops will take place in the Goethe.-Institut in Karachi, lasting 2 weeks each.

How to Apply
Complete and submit the application form (in English) and send it to program@karachi.goethe.org.

Selection Procedure
All applicants will be contacted by mid-August 2017 by email with a reply to their application. Short-listed applicants will receive information on the next steps in the application process.

Payment Schedule
Payment of costs of production and accommodations will be made in several instalments, production costs will be based upon proposed projects plan.

[1] We define quality as the ability of projects to combine social relevance, artistic excellence, newness of proposed idea and impact on local contexts with a global relevance
[2] Foreign and Pakistani trainers, among them Till Passow (Germany), Babar Sheikh (Pakistan) and others will mentor the process and discuss contents of projects with the participants.
[3] During the course of the workshops each participant will be supported to produce one or two short films and to present and pitch their projects at international film festivals.

 

https://www.goethe.de/ins/pk/en/kul/sup/call-for-applications.html

Open Space 2017

“Open Space” is an exhibition introducing works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments, to a broad audience. On display along with explanatory notes that help understanding the respective pieces are leading works from the realm of media art, artworks incorporating cutting-edge technologies, works with a critical standpoint, and in addition, projects that are currently in progress at various research institution. Next to presenting works to view and enjoy, the exhibition was conceived as an occasion for visitors to think about backgrounds and contexts such as today’s diversified forms of media and communication, problems in contemporary society, future prospects, and in addition, new sensibilities and aesthetics.

In the year of the 20th anniversary of the opening of ICC, the 12th installment in the series, titled “Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future” and themed around creating new future visions, looks back on the past two decades, while at once reflecting on what kind of future we might be able to propose for the decades to come.

Also on the schedule during the exhibition period are a number of related programs including talk sessions, lectures, symposia and workshops with artists and experts, as well as guided tours around the exhibits with explanations by the curatorial staff.

My favorites: the “Marshmallow Monitor” by IWAI Toshio and nor’s “herering”, an audiovisual installation themed on synesthesia.

Composer and sound designer Yui Onodera demonstrating nor’s “herering”, Tokyo, July 2 2017.