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5000 Moving Parts
2013-11-21 to 2014-11-30
MIT Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
The exhibition looks at the wide range of kinetic art being made now: from work that's concerned entirely with motion and unpredictability, to sculptures that engage with contemporary political topics, to work that brings ancient myth into contemporary life. link

Gerhard Richter
2014-05-18 to 2014-09-17
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Gerhard Richter (*1932 in Dresden, lebt in Köln) ist der wohl bedeutendste Künstler unserer Zeit. In den sechzig Jahren seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit hat er ein OEuvre hervorgebracht, das sich durch thematische und stilistische Vielfalt auszeichnet. Die Fondation Beyeler widmet ihm die bisher grösste Ausstellung in der Schweiz, in der erstmals als Serien, Zyklen und Rauminstallationen realisierte Werke aus allen Schaffensperioden vereint werden. Zu sehen sind sowohl figurative Arbeiten wie Porträts, Stillleben und Landschaften als auch abstrakte Werke, für die der Künstler aus einem wechselnden Formen- und Farbenrepertoire schöpft. Die Ausstellung vermittelt einen umfassenden Überblick über das Spektrum von Richters Malerei in allen Dimensionen und Techniken. link

Krištof Kintera. I AM NOT YOU
2014-06-11 to 2014-09-28
Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland
With irony and mischief the young Czech artist Krištof Kintera turns art and life on their heads. He creates a new Golem out of hundreds of light bulbs or wired-up potatoes, satirizes our safety mindset with an armored stroller, or tries to sell a sophisticatedly designed but totally functionless device in an electrical store. With his dysfunctional machines with absurd add-ons, he has Tinguely’s aesthetic to a „T”. With him he shares an extremely extroverted and critical artistic attitude that questions, pulls apart or reconfigures everything. link

17th Triennial Conference in Melbourne
2014-09-15 to 2014-09-19
Melbourne, Australia
The conference theme, “Building Strong Culture through Conservation” will focus on how the conservation of cultural heritage can help build strong culture for the benefit of society. By preserving cultural materials essential to the continuation of collective memory, conservation can help rebuild communities which have been damaged through war, natural disaster, or displacement, as well as supporting a sense of identity within thriving communities. The conference will explore how cross-cultural partnerships, new technologies, knowledge transmission, effective advocacy, and local cultural centres can contribute to the building of strong culture through conservation. Further, the conference will investigate strategies that address conservation needs in post-trauma recovery situations, as well as those of regional communities and communities who identity is not dominant within a broader culture.,-melbourne,-australia/#.URnn5PKoCLxexternal link

DI 2014
2014-09-17 to 2014-09-19
La Cité-Nantes Events Center, France
The first international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures.
The main objective of #di2014 is to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from a large variety of fields and to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions and research achievements as well establish worldwide cooperative research and developpement.
Areas of research include but are not limited to: Data, Social Web, Digital Humanities, Digital Identity, The commons, Digital Art, Smart Cities, Media and Digital Cultures, Human-Computer Interface, Digital Literature, Digital Literacy, Computational Thinking, Secutity, Safety and Privacy, e-Learning, Business intelligence.
The mindset of #di2014 is unique in bringing these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogs. We broadly invite contributions that describe original research, analysis, practices, and works-in-progress in all areas of Digital Cultures. link

First International Rock Art and Ethnography Conference
2014-09-23 to 2014-09-26
Cochabamba, Bolivia
The number of known instances when the production of traditional rock art was witnessed by observers who recorded the details is quite limited worldwide. And yet it is of great importance to the understanding of rock art production. It provides the only scientific evidence we have of the motivation of creating rock art, and of the cultural circumstances of its production, or of any rituals or practices connected with its making, and of its actual meaning. While the methods of rock art production can be investigated with two alternative approaches, replication and forensic studies, it is still ethnographic observation that furnishes the most reliable empirical evidence here too. Of particular value would be studies combining the ethnographic and scientific approaches, e.g. the testing of forensic or replicative findings by observed ethnographic facts. This symposium seeks to collect the globally available direct evidence, derived from observation of how rock art was made, why it was made, who made it, and in what contexts it was made. link

Kinetica Art Fair 2014
2014-10-16 to 2014-10-19
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Kinetica Art Fair provides a global platform for galleries, curatorial groups, design studios and artists working in the realm of interdisciplinary new media art. Now in its sixth year, the Fair has moved to an Autumn date and a new venue: the Truman Brewery in East London, ideally placed for collectors, curators and the public to view and buy artworks in this thriving and advancing field. The Fair has in a short number of years become a landmark event on the Art Fair calendar and is the only fair of its kind in the UK to provide an international platform for kinetic, electronic & new media art. link

Poetry of the metropolis. The Affichistes
2014-10-22 to 2015-01-11
Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland
Among the avant-garde artists of the new orientation towards reality in around 1960, the „Affichistes” were perhaps the most radical, at any event the most poetic. Francois Dufrêne, Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé belonged, like Tinguely, to the „Nouveaux Réalistes” group of artists. Their creative work fitted in with the like-minded Mimmo Rotella and Wolf Vostell. The exhibition is laid out in the form of a course, presenting the urban space as a place of manifold inspiration for flaneurs, which creates places for encounters with the radical inventions of these five artists; be these décollages, filmic, photographic or also poetic experiments. link

Art Basel - Miami Beach
2014-12-04 to 2014-12-07
Miami, USA
Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park. link

2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium
2015-02-06 to 2015-02-08
Boynton Beach, Florida
Enlightening: the History of Kinetic Art
“Kinetic art was created by artists who pushed the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that would engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art. –Theo Jansen
Although its history is deep, Kinetic art wasn’t established as a major artistic movement until the 1950s. Kinetic Art has been around since the early 20th century but it did not become a modern art form until a few artists, including Naum Gabo and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy began to use electric machinery in their sculptures. In the 1950 and 60s however in Europe, Kinetic Art fell out of fashion because the mechanical age ushered in a digital era and artists began to experiment with computers video, film and lasers.
Interest in Kinetic art concepts dates back to 1913 during the Dada and Constructivist movements. Artists like Jean Tinguely, a Swiss painter and sculptor, were fascinated by the possibilities of movement in art and the potential to create interactive relationships and visual experiences that went beyond the boundaries of traditional, static objects. Tinguely created sculptures that would have a more active presence both in the gallery and outside.
His signature pieces included anthropomorphic assemblages of motors and light as well as brightly colored metal wheels. He encouraged the idea that the beauty of an object could be the product of optical illusions or mechanical movement. The art form flourished for a decade, but because of the popularity of the Op art movement, many artists lost interest. In 1955, however, Kinetic Art became an international trend followed by artists such as Soto, Takis, Agam and Schoffer. link

Graffiti Basel 2015
2015-06-09 to 2015-06-14
Uferstrasse, Basel
Graffiti Basel, the first international scientific conference provides a platform for researchers, artists and galleries from all over the world. link

19th International Rock Art Conference IFRAO 2015
2015-08-31 to 2015-09-04
Cáceres, Spain

Symbols in the Landscape: Rock Art and its Context

We invite all those interested to join us in fostering an understanding of rock art around the world and its preservation, in disseminating the cave creations of their countries and regions as symbolic and cultural expressions, to show us their research procedures and techniques and to reflect on the many ways in which these creations are inserted or interrelate with various fields of existence. link