Saturday, April 14, 2012

NEW DIGITAL ENTITIES: A new aesthetic ??

  • 21 and 22 April 2012 
  • Moderna galerija auditorium, Cankarjeva 15 – Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova - MSUM Tomšičeva 14 SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia T

Digitizing Ideas ...  Looking at the way the digital media are changing our society, we can observe two main developments: we are faced with increasing control and possibilities for surveillance on the one hand, and on the other, a previously unimaginable amount of freely accessible knowledge, ideas and information on the internet. In museums, digitalisation processes open new possibilities and obstacles. The results of digitalisation of collections and archives are computed/digital images. They are often considered reproductions, copies of material works, but we should also think of them as completely new digital entities. With such images new aesthetic forms are emerging, entailing new possible interpretations, compositing and perception. The seminar Digitizing Ideas is organized in the frame of the project Digitizing Ideas: ARCHIVES OF CONCEPTUAL ART PRACTICES. The project is a collaboration between Moderna galerija (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, Croatia), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw, Poland). Speakers: Florian Cramer, Branka Ćurčić, Andreja Hribernik, Gerald Raunig, Laurence Rassel, Aleksandra Sekulić, Richard Stallman 

Common Knowledge Seminar ... The purpose of the seminar Common Knowledge is to encourage reflection on a possible new and different approach to creating common knowledge, more in sync with our time than the prevalent epistemological and institutional models. The seminar will be divided in two main parts, the first one entitled Horizontal Connections, and the second one, Verticality in the Service of Common Knowledge. The first part will focus on the new global conditions and on the fact that we require more equality in creating knowledge under these conditions, and the second one, on the need to redefine institutions so that they can attune themselves to this new situation. Speakers: Zdenka Badovinac, Bart de Baere, Jesús Carrillo, Charles Esche, Pascal Gielen, Brian Holmes, Vasif Kortun, Rastko Močnik, Georg Schöllhammer, Madina Tlostanova 

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