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„INS NIRGENDWIE - DIGITALE UTOPIEN“

Call for Exhibition | Accepted: AR-Art, Conceptual Art, Digital Graphic, Digital Painting, Installation, Photography, Performance, (Post-) Internet Art, Sculpture/Plastic Arts, Video, VR-Art

„The gestalt of all artistic utopia today is: to make things of which we do not know what they are.“ Theodor W. Adorno, Vers uns musique informelle

„The network is our contemporary intuition of infinity.“ Alan Liu

Within the modern idea of progress, fuelled by technology, there always shimmers the hope of a better tomorrow, whenever and however that may be achieved. The contemporary expression of this vision is the Californian utopia, manifested in the transhumanist Singularity movement, which speculates on a technical superintelligence that will help solve all of humanity's problems - both hope and horror.

But it is striking that in many places today utopian thinking has been replaced by hard realism. The current fear of the dystopia threatened by climatic, technological and hygienic changes forces us to take a sober look at the few options that seem to remain to prevent brutal social changes.

Today, technical solutions give many people hope that global climatic and pandemic events can be brought under control: Where would we be if we could not use genetic engineering to develop vaccines and medicines? And aren't wind turbines, smart electricity technologies, hydrogen and e-drives - enabled, controlled, accelerated by IT technologies - also technical answers to the problems of man-made climate change?

For many people, however, it is disturbing that the technology utopians of the 21st century like Gates, Bezos, Zuckerberg and others have become unimaginably rich and thus unimaginably powerful with their IT companies. And even more disturbing is the fact that IT technologies are capable of massively restricting our individual freedom through total control, see the Social Credit System in China. Here too: Digitalization offers hope and terror at the same time.

So if we look at the current scenario of digital utopia in our culture, we see that it is complicated. That is precisely what interests us. For the unmanageable, the obscured and the only in the making offers art a fantastic playground. Moreover, art itself contains a utopian moment, it refers through the now of its material to the idea of the possible, the yet to come, reflected in the imagination of the viewer. Perhaps this is why many digital artists deal with utopian perspectives. So how does digital art approach the theme of "utopia"? What view do the artists have of the future? What dangers do they warn about? What utopian dreams do they give space to - virtually or in real life?

>>> You are a digital artist? Then take part with your work in the big group exhibition at the Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany, 7 - 23 October 2022

Deadline for this call: 15 June 2022

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15/June/2022

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K*WERK it: SHOW-OFF!

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Ein Festival von und für Künstler*innen aus NRW.

Smash the Ist-Zustand! Um gemeinsam die Strukturen der Kunst- und Kulturszene aufzubrechen, laden wir FINTA* ein, unsere Bühnen und Orte in und um Düsseldorf zu bespielen. Ein Wochenende, um Kunst zu machen, Kunst zu schauen und zu netzwerken: Get ready to show off!
 

We are looking for

Theater & Literatur, Performance & Videokunst, Deejay- Sets & Workshops, Installation & Film, Bildende Kunst & Musik, Fotografie & Skulptur, Pop & Diskurs. Ob als Einzelkünstler*in oder im Kollektiv, mit Bühnenerfahrung oder als Newcomer*in: Wir wollen euch und eure Kunst!
 

Präsenzveranstaltungen und Happenings

finden am 25. & 26.09.2021 rund um zakk, AK 47 und K4 in Düsseldorf Flingern statt. Ausstellungen sowie analoge und digitale Formate zeigen wir in unserem Rahmenprogramm im Zeitraum vom 20.–30.09.2021 vor Ort oder im world wide web.
 

 

Das K*WERK

Das K*WERK vernetzt die Kunst- und Kulturszene in und um NRW. Eine Plattform für kollektives Empowerment – mit regelmäßigen Workshops & Impulsen, Netzwerktreffen & Show-offs. Wir connecten und supporten FINTA*: So formen wir nachhaltige Strukturen, um unsere Sichtbarkeit in der Branche zu stärken.
 

Das Festival

K*WERK it: SHOW-OFF!
Ein Festival von und für Künstler*innen aus NRW.
25. & 26.09.2021 in und um Düsseldorf
Rahmenprogramm: 20.–30.09.2021

#kwerkit #showoff2021

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13/August/2021

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BEUYS RESEARCH GRANT

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To mark the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys and to honour the town twinning between Poland’s capital Warsaw and the state capital Düsseldorf, we are pleased to invite two professional artists based in Warsaw to attend a 14-day research residency in Düsseldorf, preferably in July 2021. There is no age restriction. The submission of a research project proposal on the work of Joseph Beuys is required. During the stay, it is recommended to benefit from the extensive programme of the anniversary year, listed at beuys2021.de.

The selected artists are awarded a one-time scholarship of 500 euros each. Travel costs are covered and accommodation (one-room apartment) is provided.

Please send your research project proposal and portfolio via WeTransfer by April 25, 2021. The two finalists will be announced two weeks later on May 9, 2021.

The Beuys Research Grant is a joint project between the Cultural Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf, Polish Institute Düsseldorf, and Curated Affairs.

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500 Euro per artist. Travel costs and acommodation are covered.
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The selected artists are awarded a one-time scholarship of 500 euros each. Travel costs are covered and accommodation (one-room apartment) is provided.

 

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25/April/2021

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