Monthly Archive: November 2009

Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts (Exhib. Review)

The 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 4, 2009 – October 25, 2009

The 24th Biennial of Graphic Arts (2001) was marked by important changes to the event’s concept and content. Specifically, it introduced the curatorial system and abolished the traditional understanding of graphic arts. This allowed the Ljubljana Biennial to catch up with current trends in the strongly diversified field of contemporary arts.  As a result, the Ljubljana Biennial was entirely open; the only criterion used was that the works represented be reproducible, which is of course an extremely flexible criterion.… Read more

Interview with Michael Bielicky

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 … Read more

“Performing the East” in Salzburg (Exhib. Review)

Performing The East – A Western Anniversary, Salzburger Kunstverein Salzburg. April 22, 2009 – June 23, 2009

An anniversary year for Eastern Europe, 2009 signals the lapse of a significant amount of time since the fall of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of the European space, formerly divided into two opposing “blocs.” Concerning the visual arts, the unification of these two cultural spaces entailed the rediscovery of Central and Eastern European art, with which the West had been unfamiliar. Until then, it was believed that this territory had remained outside time, isolated from international artistic events, but reality revealed … Read more