Saturday, 21 July 2012

ART for The World annual break and upcoming projects

ART for The
 World is closed for our annual break from July 27 to August 28, 2012.

British Film Institute, London, August 2, 16 and 19: screening of the short movie THE ACCORDION by Jafar Panahi

Still from The Accordion by Jafar Panahi 
SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil, from October 6, 2012 to January 13, 2013

Participating artists and filmmakers: Ghada Amer, Ziad Antar, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Jacques Berthet, Marie Bovo, David Casini, Hüseyin Karabey, Ange Leccia, Adrian Paci, Maria Papadimitriou, Khalil Rabah, Zineb Sedira, Gal Weinstein, Peter Wüthrich

For its third and last venue – after Venice (2011) and Marseille (2012) – The Mediterranean Approach will travel overseas to Brazil, to be hosted in the spaces of the SESC Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, during the 2012 Sao Paulo Biennial and in collaboration with the Regional Direction of SESC Sao Paulo. In Brazil, the exhibition will present some different works, in particular the sculpture 100 Words of Love by Ghada Amer. In this context, the filmmaker Hüseyin Karabey will held the workshop Digi-Tales, giving to the participants the chance to turn their personal stories and experiences into their own digital movie. Furthermore the artist Peter Wüthrich will continue his series on the city angels in shooting, during his journey in Brazil, the Angels of Sao Paulo.

SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo
Ghada Amer, 100 Words of Love, 2010
Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

FOOD, Reflections on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Alimentation
Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland, from December 18, 2012 to February 24, 2013

Participating artists: Marina Abramovic, John Armleder, Kader Attia, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Lenora de Barros, Mircea Cantor, Subodh Gupta, Marcello Maloberti, Antoni Miralda, Tony Morgan, Liliana Moro, Gianni Motti, Meret Oppenheim, Angelo Plessas, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Raghubir Singh, Shimabuku, Daniel Spoerri, Nari Ward

In the context of the Milan EXPO 2015, FOOD is a large itinerant show on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Feeding, inviting artists to explore the fascinating question of food and alimentation. The project will include performances, workshops, film screenings as well as conferences and debates embracing culture, economy, traditions, etc.
In partnership with the Department of Culture of Geneva, the world première opening will be in Geneva on December 18, 2012 in the temporary exhibitions spaces of the Musée Ariana, a neo-classical building hosting a permanent collection of ceramics.
On October 16, 2012, during the International World Food Day, a press conference will take place at Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan, announcing the ensemble of the project, that, after Geneva, will tour to Milan in autumn 2013, in collaboration with the Cultural Department of the Province of Milan. Other venues – such as Sao Paulo, Marseille and New Delhi, among others - will host the project throughout 2013-2015.

Musée Ariana, Geneva
Shimabuku, Kaki and Tomato, 2010
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Air de Paris, Paris

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Adelina von Fürstenberg member of the jury at the Yerevan Film Festival

Adelina von Fürstenberg will be in Yerevan on July 8 - 15 as Honorary Guest and Member of the Armenian Panorama Program Jury of the 2012 edition of the Golden Apricot Film Festival, focused on the topic of crossroads of cultures and civilizations.