2022 / CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

The International Exhibition “Color 2022
CICA Museum, September 7-25, 2022
양촌읍 삼도로 196-30 Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Featured Artists 참여작가: Ashley Andersen, Jihye Baek (백지혜), Marcus Brown, Reenie Charrière, Anna Choi (최안나), Nero Cosmos, Doug Dabbs and Julia Hagerty, Louise De Buck, Manal Deeb, Ruotong Guan, Belinda Haikes, Hodoo, Luna Sue Huang, Ruby Huh (허성윤), Hwang Ji Young (황지영), Kaloyan Ivanov, Ophelia Jacarini, Yvon Jolivet, Lesya Karebina, Andrew Kaufman, Kim na yoon (김나윤), Kimsunik (김선익), Sujin Kim (김수진), Taeeun Kim (김태은), Michael Laughlin, Chau Le Thai Huyen, Christine McCann, Rosalyn Ng, Maria Rita Nogueira, Anais Öst, Collin Pollard, Rebecca Potts Aguirre, D. Marshall Sharpe, Jaeho Shin (신재호), Jaeyoun Shin (신재연), Catalin Soreanu, Natsuki Takauji & Haksul Lee, Bart Vargas, Anthony Warnick, Yu Yan, Yi Hyunsuk (이현숙), Yu Seojeong (유소정), Xu Yuting, Anna Zhang.

The International Exhibition “Color 2022” catalogue

Started from the artist’s studio in 1994, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) became a unique cultural space founded and cultivated by artists. Unlike many modern architecture designed and built in a short period of time, this unique art complex bears 25 years of consistent endeavors of an individual artist and his team. We encourage you to walk around this space, and find out our philosophy, style, and histories here at CICA.

Since 2014, CICA Museum has networked with over 4,000 international artists while organizing experimental publications & international exhibitions including the CICA international exhibition & publication on New Media Art, Art Yellow Book, and Artist Statement. To overcome uniform dissemination of contemporary art from the “center of Art,” we aim to introduce local artists and cultures from different regions to global audiences and connect them with each other. In 2017, CICA Museum formed the CICA New Media Art Conference (CICA NMAC) which has become an annual conference. For CICA NMAC, CICA Museum collaborated with Gimpo City in 2017, Anyang City Cultural & Art Foundation in 2018, and Seoul National University in 2019. CICA Museum also organized “Art Teleported,” the Art Show and Conference for Nomad Artists, held in New York in 2019 and 2020. Through exhibitions, publications, conferences, and diverse experimental platforms, we hope to create a global network among local artists, designers, audiences, and communities so that they can make, appreciate, and live in art in their regions and cultures.

2022 / Independent & Image Art Space, Chongqing, China

Fluid Time

From August 8, 2022 to September 5, 2022, Independent & Image Art Space is glad to present a group exhibition “Fluid Time”.

Armen Avanessian, an Austrian philosopher, says that “The basic thesis of the post-contemporary is that time is changing. We are not just living in a new time or accelerated time, but time itself—the direction of time—has changed. We no longer have a linear time, in the sense of the past being followed by the present and then the future. It’s rather the other way around: the future happens before the present, time arrives from the future.”

In this new era, time is fluid, and there is no obvious progression from a before, to a during and an after in historical terms. The fluidity of time indicates the blurring of boundaries, escaping categorizations, and not being concretely defined. In such a time how does an artist imagine the future? How to view histories? How to create unexpected narratives and connections to tell untold stories? How to even use time as an artistic medium to interpret the life we experience?

Artists: B. Quinn, Cécile Lobert, Chris Ohlson, Christy Love, Claudia Habringer, digger, JBeaumont, Liu Xiaoyu, Nero Cosmos, Sarah Kathryn Ahearn, Tiziana Rasile, Tom Rosenthal, Yuho

independentimage.org/fluid-time

artland.com/exhibition/fluid-time / artland.com/artist/nero-cosmos

artspace.kunstmatrix.com/exhibition

inde-image.medium.com

issuu.com/independentimage

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流动的时间

2022年8月8日-9月5日,独立映像艺术空间推出群展《流动的时间》。

奥地利哲学家阿尔曼·阿瓦尼斯安认为,“后当代的基本论点是时间处于变化之中。我们不仅生活在一个新的时代或者说加速的时代,而且时间本身——时间的方向——也发生了变化。我们不再拥有线性的时间。线性的时间意味着,过去之后是现在,现在之后是未来;恰恰相反,未来发生在当下,时间由未来而至。”

这意味着在这个新时代,时间是流动的,不再是由过去发展到现在、由现在发展到未来的渐进。时间的流动性意味着边界的模糊,不被划分,没有具体的定义。那么在这样的时间下,艺术家如何设想未来?如何看待历史?如何创造意想不到的叙述和关联,讲述不为人知的故事?甚至如何把时间作为艺术媒介,解读此时此刻正在体验的生活?

参展艺术家:B.奎因,塞西尔·洛伯特,克里斯·奥尔森,Christy Love,克劳迪娅·哈布林格,digger,JBeaumont,刘筱雨,Nero Cosmos,莎拉·凯瑟琳·阿赫恩,蒂齐亚娜·拉西雷,汤姆,

uho

independentimage.org/fluid-time

artland.com/exhibition/fluid-time / artland.com/artist/nero-cosmos

artspace.kunstmatrix.com/exhibition

inde-image.medium.com

issuu.com/independentimage

youtube.com

2022 / Diapo Gallery, Nice, France

When art meets artificial intelligence

Diapo NFT Art gallery Exhibition, July 1 — 25, 2022

To date in France, no exhibition has yet been dedicated to art and to artificial intelligence. However, what was once science fiction is now becoming reality. 

The big technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Facebook, and others, are very interested in these topics. The fields of science, health, and daily life are all Influenced. Artificial intelligence is a science which involves all the sectors and particularly that of art. 

Artificial intelligence (AI) consists of, using algorithms, to imitate human logic. A true virtual neural network, its technology thus reveals all the appearances of human intelligence in its rationality and irrationality. 

These algorithms use the recorded data to form models that produce images. This process allows artists to produce various generative works. There are several types of intelligence and different ways to produce generative NFTs. These are, to quote Dr. Alex Alter, senior AI scientist for Altered State Machine, “far beyond what other NFTs can do today.” 

Combining advanced technologies and human imagination, AI is emerging as a sophisticated new genre whose performance and style are constantly evolving. Recently, events around AI have been organized by CryptoPunks or the Bored Ape Yacht Club. 

This exhibition, presented by Diapo Gallery, is dedicated to artworks generated by artificial intelligences (NFTs Generative AI). It presents the emerging AI scene: the artists of the French collective as well as other artists belonging to the movement: Charlesia, Thibaud Zamora, Takyon, Ainigma, SID, Nero Cosmos, Thomas Crypto, Fireman, Elliryk Krypto and KaptN. 

Although Christie’s marked the launch of of AI in art with the record sale of a work by the French collective Obvious, this exhibition is the first entirely dedicated to the subject in France.

Authentic genre for some or a disconcerting trend for others, AI is now a controversial subject. its possibilities seem to be infinite, which provokes both fantasy and concern.

Opening Friday, July 1st 7 pm at 14 rue droite in Nice. In presence of the artists : Charlesai, Thibaud ZAMORA and Takyon. On the occasion of the opening, Jean Baptiste Pin, the founder of Diapo, will present you the next launch of the first decentralized autonomous organization artistic organization (DAO).

2022 / RSA, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

The 196th Annual Exhibition 2022

The RSA Annual Exhibition is the focal point of our year-round exhibition programme and represents our commitment to supporting excellence in the visual arts in Scotland. This year, for the first time, the exhibition will be available to view both entirely online as well as in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Scottish Academy galleries

23 April — 12 June 2022
RSA Upper and Lower Galleries, Free entry

rsaannualexhibition.org (viewing room 1), rsaannualexhibition.org/film/

Now in its 196th year, the Annual Exhibition provides a platform for contemporary painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation, alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects. We are delighted to be returning to a physical exhibition for 2022, having successfully adapted it to an online platform in 2020 and 2021. This year’s Convenor is Robbie Bushe RSA, assisted by Deputy Convenor Charlie Sutherland RSA.

This year’s exhibition will encompass both the physical and digital, combining the exhibition of artworks on display in the galleries with those shown online, some exclusively designed as such and others as companions or in tandem to work in the galleries.

The RSA Open Exhibitions of Art and Architecture form an integral part of the RSA Annual Exhibition. These open exhibition elements feature a diverse range of works thoughtfully selected from online submissions by artists and architects at all stages of their careers. Memorial works by Ian McIntosh RSA (1945-2021) will also be on display.

Artworks will be available to purchase. The RSA is a proud partner of the Own Art scheme, allowing you purchase artwork in 10 monthly interest-free instalments. The RSA is grateful to all our external award givers who support contemporary art and architecture in Scotland.

2022 / The Purposeful Mayonnaise Gallery, London, Canada

Mélange, TPM Anniversary Group Exhibition, April 22 – May 22, 2022

thepurposefulmayo.com/melange

Exhibiting Artists: Ioana Andrei, Nero Cosmos, Samira Debbah, Terry Dugger, Olivia Fortier, Emma Hayes, Nora Lebbos, Vilma Leino, Serge Levchenko, Lawrence Meju, Hashon Milton, Celeste Palacios, Rebeka Petrovčič, Michelle Phillips, Natasha Volk, Michael Wagner.

The online anniversary exhibition will be accompanied by a 3D viewing room. Successful artists will be featured in the gallery section of the TPM website, in Issue 7 of The Purposeful Mayo Journal and on social media. Exhibition dates April 22 – May 22, 2022.

The Purposeful Mayonnaise is a 2-in-1 literary and art journal-platform founded by Anda Marcu. The Purposeful Mayonnaise aims to provide artists and writers with a home for their work, a space to connect, and opportunities to increase their visibility. The Purposeful Mayonnaise is an independent publishing project that features the creative work of artists and writers internationally.

2022 / Grey Cube gallery, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third Skies online art show (greycubegallery.com/skies) for the month of April 2022. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, photography, digital). Each submission has been judged based on the following elements of artistic expression: originality and quality of art, overall design, creativity, interpretation of the theme, demonstration of artistic ability and usage of medium. Out of all entries, 111 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, France, El Salvador, Belgium, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

The Grey Cube Gallery has been created as an online art platform with the focus to promote emerging and established artists around the world. We encourage the exploration of art, discussion of art and the support of those who create art. Our vision is to create an online art gallery accessible to everyone as a vibrant public space to foster greater social engagement, critical thinking and creativity. Through online art competitions each month we provide several opportunities for artists, publications on our site, international exhibitions, certificates and awards, the connection with potential buyers, art collectors, curators and professionals in the field of fine arts.

2022 / dodomu gallery, New York, United States

dodomu is a contemporary online gallery with a team based in Brooklyn, NY. We focus on showcasing emerging artists through online group exhibitions and represent a variety of media such as painting, photography, sculpture, digital and mixed media with emphasis on abstraction. While currently all of our operations are virtual, our longterm goal is to open a physical space in the future as we continue to grow.

Structured Spaces exhibition (dodomugallery.com/structuredspaces): this online curated show will focus on showcasing spaces whether they are real such as landscapes or architectures, digital or imaged, organic and man-made. What is space and how do we define these environments? Contemporary representational and abstract work will be considered. Artists are invited to submit work related to the exhibition theme in various media of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, photography, digital and mixed media.

2022 / Envision Arts, Texas, United States

Minimalism III will be the third virtual installment of contemporary and fine art that exemplifies the concept of minimalism. The gallery will be on virtual display between April 1 – April 30, 2022 under following link: envisionartshow.com/minimalism-iii

Envision Arts strives to provide avenues to showcase and share creative artworks of many mediums and art style. Attention to detail, display and distinction is of utmost importance. They provide several opportunities for emerging artists, as well as established artists, to exhibit their works both in person and virtually, broaden their professional network, connect with other artists and creatives, become published both online and in print, and build relationships with potential clients, collectors, and industry leads, such as gallery directors and curators. Jurors and co-jurors select artists and art work based on key criteria including originality, composition, and technique among others.

Envision Arts founder, Dallas-based artist, and curator, Ginger Cochran has directed, or served as a juror, for numerous exhibitions throughout north and south Texas, as well as Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. She has co-jurored exhibitions at GDAC, and guest curates at UNT CoLab Art Gallery. She recently acted as gallery director for the former Armadillo Art Gallery in Denton TX. She has a passion for the emerging artists’ sense of community and strives to create opportunities for all artists to network and build working relationships with other artists, clients, industry leads and persons of influence for their careers.

2022 / HelvetArt Gallery, Switzerland

HelvetArt is a project, committed to celebrating artists, showcasing artwork, and inspiring creators to stay motivated and connected. At the beginning of its life, HelvetArt was focusing on Swiss projects that were cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak to get them visibility that they missed out on. Today, HelvetArt is accepting international submissions and is focusing on promising artists, offering them exposure, experience and recognition. These are two main goals of HelvetArt platform: Long-term impact, providing aspiring international artists with an opportunity to get visibility and acknowledgement; Promote a feeling of an artistic community.

Every month there will be an online juried art show/exhibition. All artists are invited to submit their artwork. Three first place winners will receive a money prize and an article about their work on our platform. All accepted works will be displayed with the artist name and contact details in the online gallery. HelvetArt platform will help artists to increase exposure and recognition and give an opportunity to win a prize. In addition, the platform is created to strengthen the sense of artistic community and will give all the creators an opportunity to unite. Guest Juror: Dasha Foto, Multi-Award Winning Photographer. Permanent Juror: Inna War, HelvetArt Gallery Founder.

HelvetArt Gallery March 2022 show: helvetart.ch/show/march-2022 (Honorable Mention)

2022 / a.topos gallery / SPARC*, Venice, Italy

a.topos Venice for the second edition of The Creative Room, presents the exhibitions Utopia, Dystopia e Retrotopia (atoposvenice.com/utopia-dystopia).

The artists involved are:  Mário Afonso, Damiano Fasso, Lina Zylla, Sève Favre, Sarah Valente, Doris Schamp, Madalena Corrêa Mendes, Armin Amiriam, Lucrezia Costa, Sebastian Riffo Montenegro, Oona Nelson, Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias, Jia-Rey Chang, Elena Xausa, Nero Cosmos, Veronika Dräxler, Adélaïde Feriot, Chiara Tubia, Degann, David Michel Fayek, Ian Callender, Finn Theuws, Anna Maconi, Tanguy de Thuret, Lorenzo Peluffo, Bernardo Tirabosco, Fadwa Rouhana, Daniela di Lullo.

The artworks gathered are an array of different interpretations about the future, converging into an enlarged horizon of expectation; an immersion in a compelling mixture between optimistic prognosis, cynical readings of the future and a nostalgic dive into a longing – either experienced or idealized – past.

Opening the narrative, the first show, Utopia, Dystopia, harvests works of art offering either utopic sceneries or gateways to a dystopian tomorrow. The audience is presented with an exhibition path that creates visual and sound spaces shifting between an invitation to sail together instead of adrift and evidence of the burden of times to come.

In the second exhibit, Retrotopia, a world struck by an appalling pandemic and an art scene flooded with NTFs as backdrop brings past and future to walk sideways in what Zigmund Bauman defined as retrotopia. Either through form, content or both, the displayed artworks depict a strive to (re)establish a mythified – even if unfaithful – past. And in case nostalgically revisiting a longing time does not chase uncertainty away, art can at least attempt righteous grief. 


Exhibition curated by a.topos Venice, The Creative Room #2 has been organized in collaboration with Portrait Eyewear and Demoni Danzanti creative residency.

The Creative Room #2, “The Future of Art and the Art of the Future” (atoposvenice.com/the-creative-room-2). After the tremendous success of the first, a.topos Venice is pleased to present the second edition of “The Creative Room #2”, an original initiative created by the Curatorial Collective to promote emerging creatives, following its commitment to enhance their visibility by providing an exhibition space to selected artists in the venetian contemporary art scene.

For more than a year, the majority of the world’s population was unable to attend any presencial exhibition in a physical space. This new reality was unsurprisingly accompanied by an intense discussion around some of the hottest topics of the period in the art scene – is the virtual realm better than real-world exhibitions? Will digital substitute experiencing a show live? Are we witnessing the establishment of a new normal?

Many extensive debates, lost friendships, repetitive arguments and, most of all, many, many, many online exhibitions after, we can take a deep breath and admit that – besides its undeniable contribution to the democratization of Art – virtual is definitely better than nothing. And we can hopefully also foresee an art scene where both, digital and real, can, if not live happily ever after, at least find a way to peacefully (and mutually beneficial) cohabit. After so much time apart, it’s nice to explore the possibility of encounters.

Therefore, for the second edition of this international open call we are inviting artists to address the thematic The Future of Art and the Art of the Future. What has changed in the creative process? How was the relationship with the audience impacted? Are we taking strides towards co-creation? Are we looking at the rise of new media hegemony in artistic practice? How are cultural agents transiting in the art system’s fractures? We will be glad to convert our gallery into an extension of your own “Creative Room”.

a.topos is a female Curatorial Collective born in Venice to step up the pace of the art scene locally and internationally 12 months per year by creating a hub that welcomes and showcases emerging creatives, facilitates connections, encourages free exchange of ideas and stimulates original interpretations concerning Arts.

Fernanda Andrade (Brazil) and Lucia Trevisan (Italy) run a multifaceted space that can be converted into an exhibition gallery; a studio for workshops; an arena for talks and debates; or a creative room. Confident that Art is a powerful form of Activism, they develop their activities committed in granting a fertile environment for art to build up its role in promoting political, social, and cultural change.

This non-profit cultural association cherishes a transdisciplinary and intersectional approach on projects that reflect the times in what they bring and in what they lack. a.topos aims to contribute on building an unbiased ethos based on diversity and equity within the Arts.

2022 / dodomu gallery , New York, United States

dodomu is a contemporary online gallery with a team based in Brooklyn, NY. We focus on showcasing emerging artists through online group exhibitions and represent a variety of media such as painting, photography, sculpture, digital and mixed media with emphasis on abstraction. While currently all of our operations are virtual, our longterm goal is to open a physical space in the future as we continue to grow.

Below Zero exhibition (dodomugallery.com/belowzero): this online curated show will focus on the theme of winter scenes with below freezing temperatures. Depicting winter in a visual palette of icy blue tones, snowy white hues and stormy dark blizzards. Contemporary representational and abstract work will be considered. Artists are invited to submit work related to the exhibition theme in various media of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital and mixed media.

2022 / Artscloud Digital Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

The 1st Artscloud Digital Art Fair Artist Award was prepared to discover digital artists around the world and to support artists’ continuous artistic activities. Over the past two months, a total of 3,041 works has been submitted by artists from 52 countries. The submitted works went through the first internal evaluation and the second round by a panel of professional judges from which a total of 100 works were selected for the exhibition. The winning works will get the chance to exhibit at the “Art in Metaverse” exhibition held at Under Stand Avenue in Seongsu-dong, Seoul from January 21, 2022.

The Digital Art Fair (artscloud.net), hosted by Artscloud, is an art festival where you can explore new artists in different digital art grounds, with the added purpose of creating a new economic system for all artists. Artscloud is a New-Art management company that introduces New-Art creators who are using art and technology to tell their stories and supports artists’ sustainable artistic activities.

2021 / The Holy Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Ubiquity & Fluidity virtual exhibition (theholyart.com/ubiquity-and-fluidity), December 26, 2021 to January 2, 2022. The Holy Art Gallery is a London based gallery, curating photography and art exhibitions in the UK and abroad. We invite artists to exhibit their work in our Gallery in London. Showcasing work from the brightest emerging and established artists on the international scene.

2021 / Common Ground Project, la Louviere, Belgium and Paris, France

For almost two years now the human species faces an invisible, faceless, brainless yet highly efficient enemy: a virus that menaces our lives and our way of life. While the virus does not discriminate and treat us all equally, this menace exposed our fragility not only as beings, but also as a society – social inequality, government control, structural racism and domestic violence as being some of the issues that were exacerbated by this crisis. Furthermore, confinement forced us into an unprecedented period of isolation, during which we had to face ourselves, and try to find alternative ways of being together and connected to each other.

Researchers worldwide have pointed to the fact that the transmission of viruses from wild animal species to humans is directly related to the degradation of ecosystems provoked by human economical and commercial activities. A lot of the factors that facilitated the emergence of this pandemic is closely linked to the global climate crisis and the rest of environmental disruptions of the Anthropocene. So while the first and more urgent response to the pandemic should be focused on human health, we need to think of new ways of being in this planet and to build a more sustainable, just, inclusive society.

The Common Groud Project  proposes a creation of an international database of artworks produced from December 2019 to December 2021, that deal directly or indirectly with these questions. We invite artists around the world to share video, image, sound, text and/or web based pieces. Out of this database, a series of online and offline events and exhibitions will be curated.

The main immediate goal is to collect a large and varied snapshot of artistic reactions to the covid-19 pandemic. How did people in various corners of the world cope with the confinement and the post-confiment? How can we reshape the world and break with old patterns? This project should grow exponentially, and beyond the covid-19 crisis, so we can keep reflecting on how to create common grounds amonst humans and between humans and more-than-humans.

This project is supported by Transcultures and Pepinnières Européennes de Création.

All submitted pieces are shared on the social network pages of the project (if so whished by the submitters), with descriptions and links to the participating artists. This way, all submissions are somehow visible, for we understand that, independently of
a selection based on subjective perceived quality, every submitted piece is relevant to the examination and understanding of how/what artists are creating in this specific context.

On a subsequent phase, selected artworks will be showcased in different events – offline and online exhibitions, screening and performances. Whenever possible, the selected artists will receive the corresponding artist fee for each event. This project is supported by Transcultures (interdisciplinary centre of digital & sound cultures – La Louvi re – Belgium) and European Pepinieres of Creation (international network supporting various collaborations for the contemporary arts – based in Paris)
as part of their “No Lockdown Art” ongoing initiative launched in Spring 2020. This project will benefit from their large network and possibilities of distribution in various places and countries. The Common Ground Project was initiated in April 2020 by the artist and independent curator Kika Nicolela, with invited artists only.

2021 / Florence Contemporary Gallery, Florence, Italy

Since its foundation, Florence Contemporary Gallery has been a platform for the dissemination of art, showcasing a selection of carefully chosen contemporary artists and building and growing a community of artists, curators, collectors and art lovers through its initiatives. Firstly, a big thank you goes to all the selected and non-selected artists for their commitment and dedication in creating exceptional works of art whose thoughts and visions enrich our society today. As with any art form, especially the visual arts, there are many ways an artist can bring a work to life. In this issue, Florence Contemporary Gallery explores some of these different art forms and admires the various techniques used. Art in its conglomeration of forms has the power to stop us in our tracks, flood our minds with different emotions and not push us to achieve the impossible, so enjoy it with us, absorb the emotions depicted in the selected works. In this edition of the open call, the theme had to relate to the concept of „Limitless“. A theme that left a lot of room for action and choice. The result was a selection of exceptional works that can be found on the website (florencecontemporary.com/limitless) and in the pages of the catalogue.

Selected artists: Matthias Lück, Michael J. Lindow, Christian Door, Zoie Lam, Andrea Ehret, Artmoods TP, Carolina Ramos, Marilena Ramadori “Zizza”, Francesco De Lorenzo, Marta Nyrkova, Dan Obana, Salome Kobulashvili, Meri Aisala, René Siepmann, Maja Puda, Jasmine Liaw, Laura Dimitrova, Eri Kato, Snezhina Biserova, Paul-Yves Poumay, Ivana Dukic, Jack Savage, Martinu Schneegass, Marine Kearney, Var Sahakyan / Vartist, Sofya Danilova, Mandelbroz, Christian Door, Nero Cosmos, Natalie Sobo, Ayuko Dan, Alexandra Ghimisi, Bianca Paraschiv, Ryo Kajitani, Victor Hernandez, Yin Lu, Max Wolf, Nino Memanishvili, Maria Di Gaetano, Emily Zou, Flavie Guerrand, James Johnson-Perkins, Raquel Gandra, Ambra Scali, Anna Hrbacova, Pantelis Nicolaou, Steve Jensen, Ulyana Korol, Yvonne Welman, Milica Lilić, Ethan Samaha, Alma Bibolotti. The online exhibition starts on December 20, 2021.

2021 / Kunsthalle, Steffisburg, Switzerland

In relation to last years’ events, the question of community is more important than ever. Under the restrictions people experienced, our desire for community has increased. At the same time, it seems to be the right moment to critique previous forms of being together. In this sense, the exhibition series «Communitas» – curated by Kollektiv Kollektiv at the Kunsthaus Steffisburg – examines different modes of community and puts them to the test in various projects and events. For their third project «Communitas III: Digital Community» the curatorial group calls for participation:  The aim is to create an international online platform (digitalcommunityarchive.com) with artworks and images on the topic of community.

A selection of these images will be shown in an immersive exhibition at the Kunsthaus Steffisburg (11.7.–12.4, 2021) and probably at other collaborating art spaces around the world. The concept is based on the idea of «Movie-Dromes» by Stan Vanderbeek (1927–1984). The experimental filmmaker and early computer artist saw the «Movie-Dromes» as part of a decentralised network of autonomous communities. Inside the dome viewers could watch a flow of images drawn from a global image library.

2019 / ZHdK, Zurich Switzerland

“A New Digital Simulation of the Analogue” — a periodical as a digital bridge from visual stimulus to in-depth information. The concept addresses the confrontation with the analog and digital as well as its transformation. It seeks a new way of conveying information: the increasing importance of the image is met uncompromisingly, without losing any depth of content. In the process, digital influence and manipulation are significantly reduced, because the concept allows for a wide variety of viewpoints – as a counterpoint to the process of selective exposure. The periodical (Bubmag) is physically and digitally available and complements itself to a symbiotic system. The curated images on the specific themes serve as emotional catalysts and the linked, in-depth text content is dynamically generated algorithmically from aggregated information from various sources. This technology acts as a new link between the analogue and the digital.

The physical magazine consists exclusively of predefined photos, which are supported by hashtags. QR codes are also used (which store the corresponding subject areas as web links and enable the playback of VR videos) to connect the analog and digital world. The use of barcode markers makes WebAR possible, thus overlaying the analog world with digital content. The periodical is published annually, and the 120 curated images depict current topics regarding politics, society, and culture.

The digital form of the magazine consists of a website and a progressive web app (PWA). Similar to the analog magazine, the topics are teased with photos and linked to the corresponding text contributions. QR codes and markers of the physical magazine can be scanned through the integrated scan app, which can be found under the navigation tab or directly through the photo app of the smartphone. The corresponding links lead to the thematic text contributions and the VR/AR contents. A specific search algorithm continuously generates dynamic text content. The source is the NewsAPI.org information platform. Virtual reality (VR) video content is streamed directly from YouTube. The A-Frame framework builds augmented reality (AR) content.

The result is an analog and digital magazine.

We have developed a new form of conveying information by using technology as the digital bridge between visual stimulus and in-depth information. We exhibited our project within the group exhibition Design Technologies at the ZHdK in Zurich. In addition to Bubmag’s annotated presentation, visitors were encouraged to experience the exhibited concept with the printed magazine, QR codes, and VR/AR technology.

2004 / Josefstrasse, Zurich Switzerland

Jetlag is a project that lasted for more than 15 years collecting great and new experiences, talking to people, sharing ideas, and pursuing goals. Every photo taken during a journey is exposed as a thumbnail and composed to image patterns. The Jetlag project was exhibited in 2004 at Josefstrasse in Zurich.

2001 / Chut!, Worldwide

In this issue the editor proposed a topic giving ten artists carte blanche to express themselves on the theme of noise. He did not give any guidelines that might be influence these noisy projects except for the format and deadline to complete this stylistic exercise. We created a work of art called “Aero Therapy” that highlights the theme of noise. Inspired by hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we explored the impact of noise on tinnitus patients.

Creatio Helvetica focuses on creative work in Switzerland. The magazine wants to talk about the Swiss who are, whether at home or abroad, forging new trends in various fields, from the fine arts to the human sciences. All projects were exhibited in many countries.

1998 / Mangisch Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

We created twelve art visuals exploring the topic of “Repetition” and its meaning in a social environment. The artworks were designed to reflect the ambivalence of repetitive daily rituals using similar elements, and with the reduction of colours the result was highly intensified. At the exhibition we conceived a video installation with emotional exclamations and human noises of any kind using a typographic concept. We created “Musculus Ocularis” as the launch part for our new exhibition at the Mangisch Gallery in Zurich.

1997 / Stufenbau, Bern, Switzerland

In 1997, we exhibited our design project collection at Stufenbau in Bern. Our self-directed projects allowed us to experiment with new and divergent approaches. This helped us to discover new vibrant ideas to empower our creative process while combining design and technology.

1996 / Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

The Young Art group exhibition “Never Say Never” supported by the Providentia insurance company took place in Kunsthalle Bern in 1996. We were invited to show our works; it was a great privilege to exhibit alongside other artists, such as Silvia Gertsch, Priska Lühti, Roland Reichen, Philip Delaquis, Francis Baudevin, Sidney Stucki, Dina Scagnetti, Fancesca Gabiani, Stefan Altenburger, Istvan Balogh, Markus Bürgi, Reto Boller, Andrea Crociani, Andreas Dobler, Christoph Draeger, Nicolas Fernandez, Fabrice Gygi, Roland Herzog Romelia Höpflinger Teresa Hubbard, Alexander Birchler, Michel Huelin, Judith Jörger, Davide Legittimo, Prisma Lüthi, Denis Pernet, Anuschka Pfammatter, Ugo Rondinone, Pierre Vadi and Sylvie Fleury.

The jury headed by John Armleder chose 28 artists of 571 entries for the exhibition, which started at Kunsthalle Bern and later moved to Geneva, St.Gallen, Basel, Monte Carasso, Zurich, and Nyon. An exhibition catalogue, “Never Say Never, Art Today” (editor John Armleder, Offizin, 1996), was published for the exhibition.