Interview with new media artist Michael Bielicky (Sven Spieker). Recorded on 11/15/09 in Los Angeles. Over the past twenty‐five years, Bielicky has participated in many international exhibitions, festivals and symposia, presenting projects that experiment with navigation, video‐communication, virtual reality, and data visualization technologies. He has collaborated with the ZKM (Karlsruhe); Ars Electronica (Linz); and High Tech Center in Berlin‐Babelsberg. Recently Bielicky has been featured in prestigious exhibitions at institutions that included the Centre Pompidou; MOMA; the National Gallery Prague; the Kunsthaus Zürich; ZKM; and Ars Electronica. In this interview, Bielicky discusses his career and background, beginning with his early days at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie. Bielicky currently heads the New Media department at ZKM, Karlsruhe.
Articles: Mathias Danbolt (Copenhagen) and Sven Spieker (Berlin) present a roundtable on the "critical archive." Karin Zitzewitz (East Lansing) discusses the late work of Tyeb Mehta and K. G. Subramanyan. Jenny Lin on Michelangelo Antonioni's documentary film Chung Kuo / Cina.
In the Document section, we present a previously untranslated, seminal text by artist and writer Ismail Saray (translation and introduction, Duygu Demir). FREE ACCESS.
Artist Project: Rayyane Tabet, Four Encounters With Sculpture. Exclusively produced for ARTMargins. FREE ACCESS.
Francesca dal Lago (Paris) on China and the "Global" Contemporary Art Canon. Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents (New York Museum of Modern Art in 2010). Pamela Karimi on the Iran Modern Exhibition (Asia Society in New York, 2014).
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