Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Karl Ingar Røys in conversation with San Zaw Htway



Cultural Activism/Cultural Diplomacy
Karl Ingar Røys in conversation with San Zaw Htway
Thursday 25th September, 6.30pm
 

Join artists Karl Ingar Røys and San Zaw Htway for a discussion around the role of artistic activism in transitional societies. Taking Karl Ingar Røys’s current exhibition Burmese Days as a starting point, the speakers will look at cultural production in Burma before and after the military regime, and will discuss the role of art within societies currently undergoing political upheaval: How can art engage and stimulate civil society? How can an artist maintain freedom of expression within an oppressive political situation? 

Karl Ingar Røys initially studied Law at the University of Tromsø in Norway before graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 2000. He is currently studying his Masters in Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen in Norway researching the role of cultural activism in transitional societies. Røys has exhibited internationally, with his most recent projects held at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Kube Art Museum, Ålesund; Rex Culture Centre, Belgrade; MediaDepo, Ukraine; Tallinn Kunst Hall, Estonia; and Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Austria. He lives and works in Oslo and Berlin.

San Zaw Htway was studying at the University in Yangon when he was arrested for involvement in efforts to re-establish the All Burma Federation of Students Union (ABFSU). Aged just 24, he was sentenced to 36 years' imprisonment by the military government but was released in 2012 following a presidential amnesty. Whilst in prison, San Zaw Htway created collage art from old food wrappers and plastic packaging to cope with his solitary confinement and poor living conditions. He is currently nominated for the 2014 Artraker Award given to artists who have made a meaningful contribution to change in the midst of conflict.

Chaired by Ali McGilp, Curator & Writer

Free, but booking is recommended
 
John Jones Project Space
The Arts Building
Morris Place
Finsbury Park
N4 3JG
Find us

Open: Tue-Fri 11-6pm, Sat 10-3pm

+44 (0)20 7281 5439
info@johnjones.co.uk
www.johnjones.co.uk/project-space/






Friday, 19 September 2014

Cutout Culture

ARTIST KARL INGAR RØYS TALKS ABOUT HIS FILM: BURMESE DAYS

Karl Ingar Røys’ film installation: Burmese Days is currently showing at the John Jones Project Space (15 August-27 September 2014, free entry) London. Filmed on location in Yangon, Burma’s former capital after the military Junta’s control of artistic production was reformed, the film explores the potential in personal acts of creativity as cultural activism.  
Read full interview in  CUTOUT CULTURE

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Outdoor screening of Caminata Nocturna in Bergen, Norway

 

Doppler presenterer: Caminata Nocturna (Nattevandring)

Uteprojeksjon under B-open 2014, lørdag kveld 13.september kl. 21.30-22.00 i havneområdet ved C. Sundtsgt. 51, 5004 Bergen. Kunstnersamtale med Karl Ingar Røys kl. 22.15-23.00 på Kunstnerverksteder CS55 (4 etg. C. Sundtsgt. 55).
Merk: døren stenger kl. 22.10.

Caminata Nocturna
To kanals videoprojeksjon/22 min

Karl Ingar Røys kunstprosjekt, filmen Caminata Nocturna, dokumenterer flukt og forfølgelse av ulovlige økonomiske migranter på den meksikansk -­‐ amerikanske grensen. Eller det er det den tilsynelatende gjør.

Dette kunstprosjektet utnytter nemlig spesifikt inautensiteten ved en iscenesatt grensepassering, turisthappeningen Caminata Nocturna, som et kritisk virkemiddel for nettopp å nærme seg det autentiske. I stedet for å forsøke det nesten umulige, å representere reell undertrykkende minoritetspolitikk, utnytter Røys den fiktive dimensjonen ved den iscenesatte turisthappeningen til noe mer forstyrrende. Det vil alltid være en risiko for at et prosjekt som dette lett kan reduseres til bare en kunstrefleksjon. Meningsforskyvingen og spillet mellom det reelle og iscenesatte som karakteriserer prosjektet, trues av at prosjektet også blir presentert som kunst i en utstillingskontekst. Men her blir dette avverget ved at prosjektet fordobler tvetydigheten mellom det virkelige og det uvirkelige. Umiddelbare sanntidsbilder som direkte representerer forfølgelse og tilfangetakelse i nesten reell tid, avdekker og framhever samtidig den hypermediale og spektakulære dimensjonen ved dette spektakulære turistprosjektet. Slik konstruerer Røys en fortelling om forfølgelse og pågripelse i Caminata Nocturna, som ved å utgi seg som en dokumentasjonsfilm (Cinema Verité) leker med og setter på spill sin egen status. Dette spillet gir paradoksalt nok fiksjonsfortellingen om en fiktiv grensepassering mulighet til å nærme seg og representere de reelle hendelsene som turisthappeningen så tvetydig iscenesetter. 
(Utdrag fra tekst av John Cunningham, London. Norsk oversettelse av Synnøve Skjong) 

Nykirken, Bergen

Doppler is a video based artist group established in Bergen 2012. Our foundation is a focus on the media itself, time based, mobile art productions and researches in various urban landscapes. Doppler works in public spaces through announced and unannounced events. Our aims are to promote and exhibit video art to a broader audience through the use of public space, to articulate and mirror the medias changeable, intangible and mobile qualities. Doppler are: Bjørg Taranger, Kjersti Sundland and Maria Øy Lojo.

Doppler was established  with support from  Bergen Kommune and Vederlagsfondet 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Burmese Days

 
17 min. Two Channel HD Video Projection

15th August - 27th September 2014

Preview: Thursday 14th August, 6-9pm
John Jones Project Space
The Arts Building
Morris Place
Finsbury Park
N4 3JG London

Karl Ingar Røys’s latest work Burmese Days (2014) looks at cultural production in Yangon – Burma’s former capital – and how it has managed to co-exist within the political regime.. This multi-channel video installation takes its name from George Orwell’s novel of the same title. Orwell is seen as a prophet by the Burmese who regard his books as prescient: tracking Burma’s recent history from colonial oppression in Burmese Days, the socialist military coup in Animal Farm, to the tyrannical dictatorship portrayed in his most famous novel 1984.

Burma was ruled by a military junta from 1962 to 2011, which controlled all artistic production; censoring works including George Orwell’s novels and forcing galleries to seek permission for the artworks they exhibited. Røys’s Burmese Days occupies the aftermath of the 2012 media reforms and intimately portrays Yangon as a site where the personal and the political are overlaid. Drawing upon the real experiences of individuals who lived under the regime – from the punk vocalist with outspoken lyrics and the artist who makes work out of rubbish – Røys intertwines subjectivity into an uncertain reality.  Cassandra Newham, Curator

The soundscape for Burmese Days is recorded and produced by the London-based Austrian composer and sound artist Matthias Kispert.

This project has been made possible by: 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

To Whom it May Concern in Cologne


Videostill of To Whom it May Concern
Single Channel video. 3 minutes

Friday, 1 August 2014

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre




TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Video 3.00 min


In his video Karl Ingar Røys mixes together many different commercials to give the work a completely new meaning. The message is presented just as fast as advertising's own aesthetics, allowing the viewer to be tempted to interpret the work within an advertising critical context. One becomes seduced by the editing. Sentences such as ‘Apparently you never had it so good’ and especially ‘How clear do you want it to be?’ fall right into the politically correct interpretations of the commercial; that the commercial seduces us with simple solutions of eternal beauty, youth and success.

But no; if you look closer at the video work, the video becomes something completely different. It is simply a video-letter where one person ends a relationship with another person. The couple, though seen only from one perspective has a confrontation with their wishes, their dreams and the life that this person has lived in the relationship.

‘To whom it May Concern’ suddenly becomes something very personal. Since the idea suggests that it could be two separate interpretations of the work, the commercial and its language is stripped and revealed. - Text by Anne-Britt Rage

Date : 18 July - 28 September 201

Date : 18 July - 28 September 2014
Location: Main Gallery, 7th floor
Opening ceremony 17 July 2014


The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is an annual presentation of new video art from Thailand and Europe, which started in 2004. The exhibition focuses on artistic video practices to reveal new media’s important position and versatile use in contemporary art that differs from traditional art media such as painting, sculpture, and print making. Video art uses new technology, computer calculation and engineering practices for artistic expression and generates results in close proximity to our increasingly technological living environments. In Thailand video art and its emphasis on technology has not been widely presented, yet.
 
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition Thai-European Friendship installment of this video art series intended to show current styles and modes of video practices in Thailand will be featured from nine participating universities such as Bunditpatanasilata Institute in Bangkok, Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Fine Art Faculty at Chiang Mai University, Fine Art Faculty at Burapa University, Department of Fine Art, Architecture Faculty, at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok University, Fine Art Faculty at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dhonburi Rajabhat University. College of Fine Arts Ladkrabang, Bangkok.
 
The purpose of the annual project is to showcase a diverse international group of students from various universities and artists working in video art each year to stir up new concerns, methods of practice, art theory and discourses of meaning about global influences of new media on social behavior, perception and artistic expression. We invite many artists from Europe who currently live and work in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England and other countries. Each artist’s style and individual work process contributes to the diversity of the exhibition project providing insights into their cultures, roots and customs, personal interests and issues that tackle concerns about place, time and simulation.
 
Through the participation of artists from various backgrounds we intend to create a network that enhances understanding of different cultures through artistic practices and opens up an international platform for discussions.
 
Additionally, we focus on building academic partnerships within Thailand as well as establishing academic exchange programs with foreign universities and institutes that already include the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany), and others.
 
Our specific goal is to improved fine art education and academic regulations in Thailand. Science technology is nowadays an important area of study in the arts and projects should be made available for students at their academic institutes. The Experimental Video Art, Exhibition Thai-European Friendship is a project that extends knowledge of new media for students and the general public through organized video screenings and receptions at various universities in Bangkok. The cooperation among artists from Thailand and abroad proved to be very successful in the past few years opening up future communication between nations around the world.
Curators
Komson Nookiew
Pascal Fendrich
Sabine Marte

Artists
Alex Heim/ Anja Krautgassner/ Anon Chaisansook, Rach Chulajata, Nattapat Thamasal, Napat Vattanakuljalas and Bavorn Kajonpanpong/ Arnont Nongyaow/ Barbara Sturm/ Billy Rois/ Boris Irmscher/ Chayanis Wongthongde/ Daniel Burkhardt/ Dariusz Kowalski/ David Larcher/ Derek Robert/ Dieter Kovacic/ Doris Schmid/ Egbert Mittelstädt/ Eva Weingärtner/Evamaria Schaller/ Gerald Zahn/ Gertrude Moser-Wagner/ Giuliano Vece/ Graw Boeckler/ Harald Hund and Paul Horn/Hee-Seon Kim/ Heidrun Holzfeind and Christoph Draeger/ Ittiphon Chuntong/ Jan Arlt/ Jan Machacek/ Jate Yooyim/ Jihye Park/Johan Lurf/ Julia Weidner/ Jun Yang/ Kanakorn Kachacheeva/ Karin Fissthaler/ Karl Ingar Røys/ Kate Pickering/ Katharina Huber/ Khae Mongkornwong/ Kitti Sornmanee/ Komson Nookiew/ Kosit Juntratip/ Lena Ditte Nissen/ Leopord Kessler/ LIA/ Maki Satake/ Manuel Knapp/ Maria Petschig/ Matej Modrinjak/ Matthias Neuenhofer/ Menno Aden/ Miriam Bajtala/ Namfon Udomlertlak/ Nanthanach Ithisampand/ Natnaran Bualoy & party/ Nawarat Kanchaninthu/ Nicole Schatt/ Nithiphat Hoisangthong/Nonglak Trithanachot/ Norbert Pfaffenbichler/ Oliver Stotz/ Orawan Arunrak/ Panu Saeng-Xuto/ Pascal Fendrich/ Pascal Fendrich and Bernd Härpfer/ Pasut Kranrattanasuit/ Peter Conrad Beyer/ Phillipp Messer/ Piriya Ouypaibulswat/ Puttipong Pisikullapark/ Rimas Sakalauskas/ Robert Vater/ Sabine Marte/ Susanne Schuda/ Susi Jirkuff/ Tessa Knapp/ Theerawat Maysasitthivit/Thorsten Schneider/ Tina Frank/ Tintin Cooper/ Tuksina Pipitkul/ Urs Domingo Gnad/ Wuntigorn Kongka/ Yoshihisa Nakanishi/ Yuthachai Tangwongcharoen



An exhibition co-organized by BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew


Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd, Wangmai, Pathumwan, 
Bangkok 10330 Thailand



The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is an annual presentation of new video art from Thailand and Europe, which started in 2004. The exhibition focuses on artistic video practices to reveal new media’s important position and versatile use in contemporary art that differs from traditional art media such as painting, sculpture, and print making. Video art uses new technology, computer calculation and engineering practices for artistic expression and generates results in close proximity to our increasingly technological living environments. In Thailand video art and its emphasis on technology has not been widely presented, yet.
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition Thai-¬‐European Friendship installment of this video art series intended to show current styles and modes of video practices in Thailand will be featured from nine participating universities such as Bunditpatanasilata Institute in Bangkok, Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Fine Art Faculty at Chiang Mai University, Fine Art Faculty at Burapa University, Department of Fine Art, Architecture Faculty, at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok University, Fine Art Faculty at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dhonburi Rajabhat University. College of Fine Arts Ladkrabang, Bangkok.
The purpose of the annual project is to showcase a diverse international group of students from various universities and artists working in video art each year to stir up new concerns, methods of practice, art theory and discourses of meaning about global influences of new media on social behavior, perception and artistic expression. We invite many artists from Europe who currently live and work in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England and other countries. Each artist’s style and individual work process contributes to the diversity of the exhibition project providing insights into their cultures, roots and customs, personal interests and issues that tackle concerns about place, time and simulation.
Through the participation of artists from various backgrounds we intend to create a network that enhances understanding of different cultures through artistic practices and opens up an international platform for discussions.
Additionally, we focus on building academic partnerships within Thailand as well as establishing academic exchange programs with foreign universities and institutes that already include the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany), and others.
Our specific goal is to improved fine art education and academic regulations in Thailand. Science technology is nowadays an important area of study in the arts and projects should be made available for students at their academic institutes. The Experimental Video Art, Exhibition Thai-¬‐European Friendship is a project that extends knowledge of new media for students and the general public through organized video screenings and receptions at various universities in Bangkok. The cooperation among artists from Thailand and abroad proved to be very successful in the past few years opening up future communication between nations around the world.

Curator
Komson Nookiew
Pascal Fendrich
Sabine Marte
Artist
Alex Heim/ Anja Krautgassner/ Anon Chaisansook, Rach Chulajata, Nattapat Thamasal, Napat Vattanakuljalas
and Bavorn Kajonpanpong/ Arnont Nongyaow/ Barbara Sturm/ Billy Rois/ Boris Irmscher/ Chayanis Wongthongde/ Daniel Burkhardt/ Dariusz Kowalski/ David Larcher/ Derek Robert/ Dieter Kovacic/ Doris Schmid/ Egbert Mittelstädt/ Eva Weingärtner/
Evamaria Schaller/ Gerald Zahn/ Gertrude Moser-Wagner/ Giuliano Vece/ Graw Boeckler/ Harald Hund and Paul Horn/
Hee-Seon Kim/ Heidrun Holzfeind and Christoph Draeger/ Ittiphon Chuntong/ Jan Arlt/ Jan Machacek/ Jate Yooyim/ Jihye Park/
Johan Lurf/ Julia Weidner/ Jun Yang/ Kanakorn Kachacheeva/ Karin Fissthaler/ Karl Inger Roys/ Kate Pickering/ Katharina Huber/ Khae Mongkornwong/ Kitti Sornmanee/ Komson Nookiew/ Kosit Juntratip/ Lena Ditte Nissen/ Leopord Kessler/ LIA/ Maki Satake/ Manuel Knapp/ Maria Petschig/ Matej Modrinjak/ Matthias Neuenhofer/ Menno Aden/ Miriam Bajtala/ Namfon Udomlertlak/ Nanthanach Ithisampand/ Natnaran Bualoy & party/ Nawarat Kanchaninthu/ Nicole Schatt/ Nithiphat Hoisangthong/
Nonglak Trithanachot/ Norbert Pfaffenbichler/ Oliver Stotz/ Orawan Arunrak/ Panu Saeng-Xuto/ Pascal Fendrich/ Pascal Fendrich and Bernd Härpfer/ Pasut Kranrattanasuit/ Peter Conrad Beyer/ Phillipp Messer/ Piriya Ouypaibulswat/ Puttipong Pisikullapark/ Rimas Sakalauskas/ Robert Vater/ Sabine Marte/ Susanne Schuda/ Susi Jirkuff/ Tessa Knapp/ Theerawat Maysasitthivit/
Thorsten Schneider/ Tina Frank/ Tintin Cooper/ Tuksina Pipitkul/ Urs Domingo Gnad/ Wuntigorn Kongka/ Yoshihisa Nakanishi/ Yuthachai Tangwongcharoen

An exhibition co-organized by BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew
For inquiry on the exhibition:
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 Fax. 02 214 6639
- See more at: http://en.bacc.or.th/event/Experimental-Video-Art-Exhibition-Thai-European-Friendship-2004-2014-EVA-project-.html#page
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is an annual presentation of new video art from Thailand and Europe, which started in 2004. The exhibition focuses on artistic video practices to reveal new media’s important position and versatile use in contemporary art that differs from traditional art media such as painting, sculpture, and print making. Video art uses new technology, computer calculation and engineering practices for artistic expression and generates results in close proximity to our increasingly technological living environments. In Thailand video art and its emphasis on technology has not been widely presented, yet.
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition Thai-¬‐European Friendship installment of this video art series intended to show current styles and modes of video practices in Thailand will be featured from nine participating universities such as Bunditpatanasilata Institute in Bangkok, Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Fine Art Faculty at Chiang Mai University, Fine Art Faculty at Burapa University, Department of Fine Art, Architecture Faculty, at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok University, Fine Art Faculty at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dhonburi Rajabhat University. College of Fine Arts Ladkrabang, Bangkok.
The purpose of the annual project is to showcase a diverse international group of students from various universities and artists working in video art each year to stir up new concerns, methods of practice, art theory and discourses of meaning about global influences of new media on social behavior, perception and artistic expression. We invite many artists from Europe who currently live and work in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England and other countries. Each artist’s style and individual work process contributes to the diversity of the exhibition project providing insights into their cultures, roots and customs, personal interests and issues that tackle concerns about place, time and simulation.
Through the participation of artists from various backgrounds we intend to create a network that enhances understanding of different cultures through artistic practices and opens up an international platform for discussions.
Additionally, we focus on building academic partnerships within Thailand as well as establishing academic exchange programs with foreign universities and institutes that already include the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany), and others.
Our specific goal is to improved fine art education and academic regulations in Thailand. Science technology is nowadays an important area of study in the arts and projects should be made available for students at their academic institutes. The Experimental Video Art, Exhibition Thai-¬‐European Friendship is a project that extends knowledge of new media for students and the general public through organized video screenings and receptions at various universities in Bangkok. The cooperation among artists from Thailand and abroad proved to be very successful in the past few years opening up future communication between nations around the world.

Curator
Komson Nookiew
Pascal Fendrich
Sabine Marte
Artist
Alex Heim/ Anja Krautgassner/ Anon Chaisansook, Rach Chulajata, Nattapat Thamasal, Napat Vattanakuljalas
and Bavorn Kajonpanpong/ Arnont Nongyaow/ Barbara Sturm/ Billy Rois/ Boris Irmscher/ Chayanis Wongthongde/ Daniel Burkhardt/ Dariusz Kowalski/ David Larcher/ Derek Robert/ Dieter Kovacic/ Doris Schmid/ Egbert Mittelstädt/ Eva Weingärtner/
Evamaria Schaller/ Gerald Zahn/ Gertrude Moser-Wagner/ Giuliano Vece/ Graw Boeckler/ Harald Hund and Paul Horn/
Hee-Seon Kim/ Heidrun Holzfeind and Christoph Draeger/ Ittiphon Chuntong/ Jan Arlt/ Jan Machacek/ Jate Yooyim/ Jihye Park/
Johan Lurf/ Julia Weidner/ Jun Yang/ Kanakorn Kachacheeva/ Karin Fissthaler/ Karl Inger Roys/ Kate Pickering/ Katharina Huber/ Khae Mongkornwong/ Kitti Sornmanee/ Komson Nookiew/ Kosit Juntratip/ Lena Ditte Nissen/ Leopord Kessler/ LIA/ Maki Satake/ Manuel Knapp/ Maria Petschig/ Matej Modrinjak/ Matthias Neuenhofer/ Menno Aden/ Miriam Bajtala/ Namfon Udomlertlak/ Nanthanach Ithisampand/ Natnaran Bualoy & party/ Nawarat Kanchaninthu/ Nicole Schatt/ Nithiphat Hoisangthong/
Nonglak Trithanachot/ Norbert Pfaffenbichler/ Oliver Stotz/ Orawan Arunrak/ Panu Saeng-Xuto/ Pascal Fendrich/ Pascal Fendrich and Bernd Härpfer/ Pasut Kranrattanasuit/ Peter Conrad Beyer/ Phillipp Messer/ Piriya Ouypaibulswat/ Puttipong Pisikullapark/ Rimas Sakalauskas/ Robert Vater/ Sabine Marte/ Susanne Schuda/ Susi Jirkuff/ Tessa Knapp/ Theerawat Maysasitthivit/
Thorsten Schneider/ Tina Frank/ Tintin Cooper/ Tuksina Pipitkul/ Urs Domingo Gnad/ Wuntigorn Kongka/ Yoshihisa Nakanishi/ Yuthachai Tangwongcharoen

An exhibition co-organized by BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew
For inquiry on the exhibition:
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 Fax. 02 214 6639
- See more at: http://en.bacc.or.th/event/Experimental-Video-Art-Exhibition-Thai-European-Friendship-2004-2014-EVA-project-.html#page
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is an annual presentation of new video art from Thailand and Europe, which started in 2004. The exhibition focuses on artistic video practices to reveal new media’s important position and versatile use in contemporary art that differs from traditional art media such as painting, sculpture, and print making. Video art uses new technology, computer calculation and engineering practices for artistic expression and generates results in close proximity to our increasingly technological living environments. In Thailand video art and its emphasis on technology has not been widely presented, yet.
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition Thai-¬‐European Friendship installment of this video art series intended to show current styles and modes of video practices in Thailand will be featured from nine participating universities such as Bunditpatanasilata Institute in Bangkok, Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Fine Art Faculty at Chiang Mai University, Fine Art Faculty at Burapa University, Department of Fine Art, Architecture Faculty, at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok University, Fine Art Faculty at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dhonburi Rajabhat University. College of Fine Arts Ladkrabang, Bangkok.
The purpose of the annual project is to showcase a diverse international group of students from various universities and artists working in video art each year to stir up new concerns, methods of practice, art theory and discourses of meaning about global influences of new media on social behavior, perception and artistic expression. We invite many artists from Europe who currently live and work in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England and other countries. Each artist’s style and individual work process contributes to the diversity of the exhibition project providing insights into their cultures, roots and customs, personal interests and issues that tackle concerns about place, time and simulation.
Through the participation of artists from various backgrounds we intend to create a network that enhances understanding of different cultures through artistic practices and opens up an international platform for discussions.
Additionally, we focus on building academic partnerships within Thailand as well as establishing academic exchange programs with foreign universities and institutes that already include the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany), and others.
Our specific goal is to improved fine art education and academic regulations in Thailand. Science technology is nowadays an important area of study in the arts and projects should be made available for students at their academic institutes. The Experimental Video Art, Exhibition Thai-¬‐European Friendship is a project that extends knowledge of new media for students and the general public through organized video screenings and receptions at various universities in Bangkok. The cooperation among artists from Thailand and abroad proved to be very successful in the past few years opening up future communication between nations around the world.

Curator
Komson Nookiew
Pascal Fendrich
Sabine Marte
Artist
Alex Heim/ Anja Krautgassner/ Anon Chaisansook, Rach Chulajata, Nattapat Thamasal, Napat Vattanakuljalas
and Bavorn Kajonpanpong/ Arnont Nongyaow/ Barbara Sturm/ Billy Rois/ Boris Irmscher/ Chayanis Wongthongde/ Daniel Burkhardt/ Dariusz Kowalski/ David Larcher/ Derek Robert/ Dieter Kovacic/ Doris Schmid/ Egbert Mittelstädt/ Eva Weingärtner/
Evamaria Schaller/ Gerald Zahn/ Gertrude Moser-Wagner/ Giuliano Vece/ Graw Boeckler/ Harald Hund and Paul Horn/
Hee-Seon Kim/ Heidrun Holzfeind and Christoph Draeger/ Ittiphon Chuntong/ Jan Arlt/ Jan Machacek/ Jate Yooyim/ Jihye Park/
Johan Lurf/ Julia Weidner/ Jun Yang/ Kanakorn Kachacheeva/ Karin Fissthaler/ Karl Inger Roys/ Kate Pickering/ Katharina Huber/ Khae Mongkornwong/ Kitti Sornmanee/ Komson Nookiew/ Kosit Juntratip/ Lena Ditte Nissen/ Leopord Kessler/ LIA/ Maki Satake/ Manuel Knapp/ Maria Petschig/ Matej Modrinjak/ Matthias Neuenhofer/ Menno Aden/ Miriam Bajtala/ Namfon Udomlertlak/ Nanthanach Ithisampand/ Natnaran Bualoy & party/ Nawarat Kanchaninthu/ Nicole Schatt/ Nithiphat Hoisangthong/
Nonglak Trithanachot/ Norbert Pfaffenbichler/ Oliver Stotz/ Orawan Arunrak/ Panu Saeng-Xuto/ Pascal Fendrich/ Pascal Fendrich and Bernd Härpfer/ Pasut Kranrattanasuit/ Peter Conrad Beyer/ Phillipp Messer/ Piriya Ouypaibulswat/ Puttipong Pisikullapark/ Rimas Sakalauskas/ Robert Vater/ Sabine Marte/ Susanne Schuda/ Susi Jirkuff/ Tessa Knapp/ Theerawat Maysasitthivit/
Thorsten Schneider/ Tina Frank/ Tintin Cooper/ Tuksina Pipitkul/ Urs Domingo Gnad/ Wuntigorn Kongka/ Yoshihisa Nakanishi/ Yuthachai Tangwongcharoen

An exhibition co-organized by BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew
For inquiry on the exhibition:
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 Fax. 02 214 6639
- See more at: http://en.bacc.or.th/event/Experimental-Video-Art-Exhibition-Thai-European-Friendship-2004-2014-EVA-project-.html#page

Thursday, 10 July 2014

BURMESE DAYS



14 August – 27 September 2014
John Jones Project Space
The Arts Building
Morris Place
London
N4 3JG

Friday, 25 April 2014

Oslo Open Artist Film Screening at Cinemateket



























CAMINATA NOCTURNA 
22 min
Sunday April 27 @ 12.00

Cinemateket Filmens Hus
Dronningensgate 16
0152 Oslo
Norway








Oslo Open
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Fotogalleriet / Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS)
Med støtte fra
Oslo Kommune
Norsk Kulturråd
Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Saturday night only - Kunstkvarteret Lofoten

Performance, films, live music and talk. A small gathering of the Ar(c)ti(c) Tribes - 8 artists from Russia and Norway are in Lofoten for an Art Residency in Kunstnerhuset, Svolvær and Kunstkvarteret Lofoten.

The artists are: Per Kristian Nygård , Karl Ingar Røys, Maiken Stene, Karianne Stensland, Alexandra Galkina, MIKAELA, Haim Sokol and Grigory Yuschenko. Video screenings and presentations by Karianne Stensland, Maiken Stene, Grigory Yuschenko, Alexandra Galkina, MIKAELA and Karl Ingar Røys (Caminata Nocturna). Kristoffer Dolmen will play a piano solo. Eva Bakkeslaett's last film from Nikkel will be shown. Andreas Knag-Danielsen, current AIR at Kunstkvarteret in February, will have a perfomance: "FITSPIRATION" where he presents slogans from the fitness world and the ideals for perfect bodies. Saturday February 22 at 19.00 Kunstkvarteret Lofoten, Norway

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Gathering of the Ar(c)t(ic) Tribes







Seminar 14/2 - 16/2, 2014: "A gathering of the ar(c)t(ic) tribes” - Engaged Art and Art Activism. 
The seminar is organized by Nordland County Council in cooperation with the North Norwegian
Art Centre, Arts Quarter in Lofoten and RAM Gallery (Oslo).


Speakers:
Vladan Jeremic (Belgrade), artist
Rena Rädle (Belgrade), artist
Thierry Geoffroy (Copenhagen), artist
Ilya Budraitskis (Moscow), historian/activist
Elin Vister (Bergen), artist
Eva Bakkeslett (London), artist
Paal Andreas Bøe (Trondheim), editor/MA Literature
Anna Kindgren (Stockholm), artist/curator
Carina Gunnars (Stockholm), artist/curator
Ekaterina Sharova (Oslo), art historian
Allan Sande (Bodø), social anthropologist

Artist Presentations in the seminar by:
 

Norwegian artists: Per Kristian Nygård, Karl Ingar Røys, Maiken Stene and Karianne Stensland.
 

Russian artists: Alexandra Galkina, MIKAELA, Haim Sokol and Grigory Yushenko.

Performance, day 3: Trygve Luktvasslimo.

Moderators: Kristoffer Dolmen and Madeleine Park.


Introduction:


Artists have commented on political decisions and changes in society since the first protest art against war, for example, via Picasso's «Guernica» and 60-70’s political art. The socially engaged art has existed in parallel with all other directions through the late history of art, although it has received varying attention depending on the current “zeitgeist”. How does it look today?

At the same time it grows into a new political consciousness in the art in both Russia and Norway and in the rest of the world. The audience can easily see the biennials and art festivals around the world including Lofoten International Art Festival. Much of contemporary art is increasingly socially engaged and comments and analyzes the community it's in, not unlike the artistic movements we saw during the 60-70ies.

Lofoten has a long historical tradition of active artists who have come there to experience the nature, the light and the magnificent scenery. The landscape is still here, but the art that is produced has changed a lot since then. Today's contemporary art expresses more diverse themes than the art that was created in the late 1800s, and since then there has been created more opportunities for visiting artists.

Difficult and complex issues of finance, growth and environmental threats and sustainable future are very relevant, and give rise to emotional debate. No decisions have been made; there are public opinions both for and against. Maybe you can actually talk about a potential global crisis in a local paradise right now, in a phase when no one really knows what the future will bring.

The art on the other hand does not live in a vacuum, but is linked and connected to the society around it. How does it respond to current challenges and questions about the future?

What role can art have in such a complex and multifaceted as our contemporary?
Can art be used as a tool, a tool and both illuminate and understand the world we live in and the changes in it? Can artists and philosophers through the collective share experiences and ideas and find new strategies, new "tool combinations" to deal with complex social issues and increase our awareness?



The Seminar is supported by: Fritt Ord.