May 082014
 

 

Feb 032016
 

brutal beauty
Brutal Beauty

Violence and Contemporary Design

7 February – 1 May 2016, Marta Herford (Lippold Gallery, 1st floor)

Opening: Sunday, 7 February, at 11:30 a.m.

Whether in political conflicts or conflicts in everyday life – the subject of violence is ever-present. Against the background of international terrorism and the current streams of refugees from war zones, the subject is more topical than ever.

But how do designers deal with violence? What responsibility do they bear, and which possibilities for action do they open up in this highly dynamic process? Marta Herford introduces a whole new generation of designers whose designs and strategies are making violence visible in order to take a stance against the often devastating worldwide developments now and in the future. They are no longer concerned solely with the design of the perfect product, but rather with shaping social processes. As an engine for participation or inclusion, design can thus be understood as the opposite to submission (Vilém Flusser).

The exhibition also points up the dark side of design. Although design is meant to serve humans in a wide variety of ways, if we look more closely, violence and design are like Siamese twins. Because, at the latest in the production stage, a material is – brutally – forced into a particular shape. In addition to this, a lot of product developments have military origins. The ugly face of design is ultimately exposed when things are no longer usable and have to be disposed of.

The Belgian design expert Max Borka (Berlin) serves as an advisor to the Marta team for “Brutal Beauty”, the scenography for the exhibition is designed by Matthias Megyeri (Stuttgart/London).

Participating designers, artists and projecs

Barnaby Barford, Jeremy Bentham, James Bridle, Anthony Burrill/ Ewoudt Boonstra, Jordi Canudas, Paolo Chiasera, Curro Claret, Ray und Charles Eames, Ron From, Dave Hakkens, Elham Seyed Javad, Chris Jordan, Cyrus Kabiru, Ronen Kadushin, Jan Pieter Kaptein, An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Landfillharmonic, Eva Lechner, Ross Lovegrove, Matthias Megyeri, Yael Mer/ Shay Alkalay, Guy Mishaly, Azusa Murakami/ Alexander Groves, George Nelson, Ernesto Oroza, Marijn van der Poll, Michael Sailstorfer, Skateistan, Jair Straschnow/ Bert Kramer/ Gitte Nygaard, Ezri Tarazi, Carolien Vlieger/ Hein van Dam, Tobias Vollmer, Dominic Wilcox u.a.

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Dec 032015
 

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THE PIRATE BOOK

This work offers a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. It contains a compilation of texts on grass-roots situations whose stories describe strategies developed to share, distribute and experience cultural content outside of the confines of local economies, politics or laws. These stories recount the experiences of individuals from India, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Mali and China. The book is structured in four parts and begins with a collection of stories on piracy dating back to the invention of the printing press and expanding to broader issues (historical and modern anti-piracy technologies, geographically-specific issues, as well as the rules of the Warez scene, its charters, structure and visual culture…).
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WEBSITE thepiratebook.net
CONTACT US ping@thepiratecinema.com

EDITED BY Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska

CONTRIBUTORS
Jota Izquierdo, Christopher Kirkley,
Marie Lechner, Pedro Mizukami, Ernesto Oroza,
Clément Renaud, Ishita Tiwary, Ernesto Van der Sar,
Michaël Zumstein

DESIGN Maria Roszkowska
PROOFREADING Philip Jan Nagel
TRANSLATION Themba Bhebhe

PUBLISHED BY Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art
PRODUCED BY Aksioma and Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Abandon Normal Devices, Kunsthal Aarhus & Neural Magazine / Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and the Municipality of Clichy, France. The Pirate Book was released in the framework of Masters & Servers

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Oct 132015
 

SIGNOS-ARTE-INDUSTRIA

Signos. Arte, industria y viceversa
Concebida como una instalación que ocupa toda la galería, esta exposición reúne planos, maquetas, muebles, fotografías, esculturas, publicaciones, dibujos, textiles, vídeos y otros materiales, para llamar la atención sobre zonas históricas y contemporáneas del diseño, en un sentido amplio. Se destacan realizaciones que los comisarios consideran dignas de una revisita en el terreno de las relaciones y los intercambios entre arte, diseño e industria. El conjunto desplegado incluirá también elementos peculiares del ambiente arquitectónico y urbanístico de La Habana, ciudad en donde han cuajado, de manera privilegiada, las experiencias aquí reunidas. Sin énfasis didáctico ni ambición panorámica, el proyecto sugiere conexiones, genealogías, sinergias y experiencias creativas, cual líneas que se cruzan en un entorno sociocultural muy dinámico, caracterizado por la fluidez, las apropiaciones y las improvisaciones.
Curaduría: Antonio Eligio (Tonel) y Concha Fontenla
Carlos José Alfonzo, Juan Carlos Alom, Félix Beltrán, Alberto J. Carol, María Victoria Caignet, Gonzalo Córdoba y EMPROVA, Miguel Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Leandro Feal, Mario Gallardo, Mario García Joya (Mayito), Carmelo González, Roberto Gottardi, Arturo Infante y Reinier Quer, Nicolás Landrián, Roberto Matta, Cirenaica Moreira, Ernesto Oroza, Amelia Peláez, Manuel Piña, René Portocarrero, Idelfonso Ramos, Leyden Rodríguez, Mariano Rodríguez, Humberto Solás y Héctor Veitía, Lesbia Vent Dumois.
Y los proyectos Ediciones en colores, TELARTE, Arte en la Fábrica, Arte en la Carretera y Arte en el Muro.
Inauguración 13 de octubre a las 8:00pm
O´Reilly 308 e/ Habana y Aguiar. La Habana Vieja

fotos/photos here

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Oct 032015
 

primavera hacker 2015

PRIMAVERA HACKER 2015

DESOBEDIENCIA TECNOLOGICA
http://primaverahacker.cl

Primavera Hacker es una instancia de diálogo en torno a las relaciones entre tecnología, política y prácticas creativas que busca desarrollar una mirada disidente de la lógica económica dominante. Concebimos la tecnología no como un objeto neutro sino como uno que está atravesado en su diseño, desarrollo y uso por decisiones políticas, lo que evidencia un potencial que es urgente orientar hacia la transformación de las relaciones sociales y de producción.

En un contexto local donde la ilusión de progreso y éxito económico ligada a la oferta tecnológica nos mantiene diariamente dóciles e inmovilizados en una cadena de endeudamiento y obsolescencia, creemos necesaria la toma de consciencia y la acción frente a la precariedad de la que somos parte.

En nuestra versión 2015 tendremos como invitado al diseñador cubano Ernesto Oroza, quien, bajo el rótulo de “desobediencia tecnológica”, analiza cómo en el contexto de precariedad técnica y material en Cuba a partir de los años 90, se establecen relaciones activas y experimentales con los objetos a través de prácticas como la reparación, reutilización y refuncionalización de sus piezas, desafiando las lógicas de producción y consumo actuales.

La desobediencia tecnológica, entendida como un posicionamiento tecno-político, opera, por un lado, como una forma de alterar el ciclo de circulación y utilización de la tecnología que impone el neoliberalismo y, por otro, como una instancia que posibilita un trabajo de re-apropiación y elaboración de dispositivos, calificados desde la lógica de consumo como precarios u obsoletos, pero que encierran potencialidades tanto prácticas como de conocimiento y reflexión crítica.

Primavera Hacker es una iniciativa del colectivo Hackeria que cuenta con el patrocinio del Departamento de Diseño FAU y el apoyo del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes y del Espacio de Colaboración Autogestionado El Galpón.

programa:

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Sep 162015
 

Inscribing: meditations on time and space
Bridge Red Studios/Project Space
Curated by William Cordova
September 13 – November 1
A project focusing on the evidence or our human presence through photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. Our gestures, stories, recorded moments, building abstract narratives that include geometry, text, the figure and textiles. -william cordova
susan weiss – karen rifas – michiku kurisu – hiram maristany – kristen thiele – yanira collado – robert mcknight – lou anne colodny – alexis sanfield – alejandro valensia – carlos sandoval de leon – ilka hartmann – donald mcknight – ena marrero – onajide shabaka – warren bailey – leslie hewitt – ernesto oroza – rick ulysse – rosemarie chiarlone

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Sep 162015
 

poster-Oroza
pregón/street vendor cry registered in havana, 2003 – typeface: akzidenz grotezk | design: oroza.
22″x17″, 500 copies.

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Sep 122015
 
residential properties
Real estate speculation, virtual environments, and developments in technology and fabrication now require a reconsideration of what ‘dwelling’ is. How does the scale of a home adjust in relation to these new, “fluid” elements and forces? Residential Properties explores recent shifts in living spaces through site-specific interventions within an existing house/artist residency in a Miami neighborhood, The Fountainhead Residency. Contributors to this exhibition come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including visual artists, industrial designers, architects, filmmakers, web designers, and writers.
Residential Properties will generate a positive entanglement between creative disciplines, between The Fountainhead Residency and its surrounding neighborhoods, and between local and global definitions of “dwelling.” The exhibition will widen and deepen critical conversations within the local community about what is possible within the borders of our homes, and will invite viewers to reconsider the nature of these borders.

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Sep 082015
 

time and materials

Time and Materials is a formula that helps one determine the value of one’s labor: it is the cost of the materials and equipment required, plus a rate multiplied by the time it takes to complete the job. While the Time and Materials equation is a way to arrive a specific quantitative value, this project presents artists whose work puts the variables of this equation into play. The exhibition examines the work of six South Florida artists who mix a language of drawing with labor-intensive processes that deconstruct, conflate, and transform ideas about both labor and drawing, and who propose new models through which we may consider the value of one’s labor.

The show will feature the following artists: Nathalie Alfonso, AA.CM.FG, Ernesto Oroza, Frances Trombly, Odalis Valdivieso, and Agustina Woodgate.

*Free and open to the public.

Download TABLOID here

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Jun 302015
 

logos-revolico

Revolico, Retombée es un cuaderno digital concebido para los usuarios de Revolico. Colaboran en esta publicación un grupo de artistas e intelectuales diferenciados por dos modos de participación. Una mitad presenta rediseños o nuevas propuestas de logotipos para Revolico. La otra mitad colabora con textos que interpretan y exploran Revolico desde disímiles perspectivas. (Más información sobre Revolico Retombée @ http://www.revolico.com)

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Jun 282015
 
Untitled. (from archive Enemigo Provisional). 2004

Untitled. (from archive Enemigo Provisional). 2004

Herbert Matthews published the first report on the Cuban Revolution, written during guerrilla warfare in the Sierra Maestra, that reached an international readership in The New York Times in February 1975. It was an article that turned him into a pioneer, as it was the first to voice the West’s fascination with the revolutionary venture and it also launched the revolution’s young leader. Such was the impact of the piece that Anthony Depalma went so far as to describe Matthews as the “man who invented Fidel”. More info here. En castellano aquí

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May 272015
 

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Desobediência Tecnológica – Ernesto Oroza
Caixa Cultural Recife
27/05/2015 a 28/06/2015
Com curadoria de Fernanda Terra – Produção da Museo Museologia e Museografia – Cenotécnica e Iluminação Arts Monta Design.
Curated by Fernanda Terra – Production by Museo Museologia e Museografia – Design, installation and lighting by Arts Monta Design
Curada por Fernanda Terra – Producción de Museo Museología y Museografía –  Diseño, instalación e iluminación de Arts Monta Design.

Laercio Portela para Marco Zero Conteúdo sobre la exposición Desobediencia Tecnológica curada por Fernanda Terra para Caixa Cultural Recife: http://marcozero.org/brasilia-teimosa-periferia-de-havana/

see photos on Brasilia Teimosa/Recife Centro/Pina: HERE

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May 032015
 

Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath our Feet

May 8 – August 16, 2015
WAIL Lab, 2nd Floor

Opening Reception & Panel Discussion:
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

(MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) in collaboration with Word + Image Lab (WAIL) presents the new exhibition, Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath Our Feet, showcasing a one-of-a-kind artists book created by 24 south Florida writers and artists.
Collaborating together on twelve unique page spreads, each artist/writer team focused on an architectural site located in the downtown Miami vicinity. Writers participating in this book are Jaswinder Bolina, Adrian Castro, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Luis Luis Eligio D Omni, Andrea Gollin, Lori Colleen Kelly, Molly Mcgreevy, Nadege Green, Michael Hettich, Jessica Machado, and Susan Weiner. Participating visual artists are Jenny Brillhart, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Felice Grodin, Gary Moore, Lea Nickless, Ernesto Oroza, Brian Reedy, Onajide Shabaka, Sara Stites, Carol Todaro, Tom Virgin, and Michele Weinberg. 
Sites referenced in the book are the Miami Circle Archaeological Site, Plantation Slave Quarters, City of Miami Cemetery, D. A. Dorsey House, First Federal Courthouse and Post Office, Scottish Rite Temple, Brickell Mausoleum, Huntington Building, Freedom Tower, Olympia Theatre, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, and the Alfred I DuPont Building.
This project was made possible by funding from The Villagers Inc., an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites.

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Apr 102015
 

UJAMAA (diagrams), 2015
text-based seating system

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